13 Famous Halloween Quotes and Sayings to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Halloween only rolls around once each year, but it can be celebrated for an entire month through store-bought or last-minute Halloween costumes, must-watch Halloween movies on Netflix, Halloween quotes or sayings, and more. As soon as October arrives, it’s time to break out the pumpkin spice everything and lean into spooky, funny, Halloween-ready movies and books. (You may even toss some Halloween puns around.)

You may have a few Halloween quotes or Halloween sayings memorized, but you also might be struggling for a spooky greeting or searching for a cute Halloween quote to use as a caption on your seasonal Instagram post. If you’re in the latter category, we’ve got you covered with this roundup of some of the best Halloween quotes, sayings, and phrases around.

We turned to classic literature, modern spooky cinematic masterpieces, and other appropriately spooky sources to find the best quotes and sayings to get you in the Halloween spirit. Just use them sparingly throughout October—you don’t want to expend all your spooky energy before Halloween even hits. Save the best quote for last, and remember that a picture is worth a thousand words: A few solid pumpkin carving stencils can do a lot to put you (and any visitors, ghostly or otherwise) in the holiday spirit.

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Whether you’re keeping your Halloween celebrations PG this year with classic, kid-friendly movies and shows or you’re leaning into the darker, scarier side of the holiday, there’s a quote here to help you out as you’re planning Halloween decorations, putting together party invitations, preparing social media captions, and more. Copy a few of these sayings to your phone to pull out during an opportune moment, or screenshot your favorite for easy reference later. Who knows: By the end of October, you might have a few of these Halloween quotes memorized for next year.

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Shakespeare Macbeth quote
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– From Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - One Good Scare quote
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– Brackett, Halloween (1978)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Hocus Pocus quote
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– Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus (1993)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Be Afraid
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– Ronnie, The Fly (1986)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Rocky Horror Picture Show quote
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– The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Halloweentown quote
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– Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Headless horseman quote
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– From “The Headless Horseman,” The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Friday the 13th quote
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– Elizabeth, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Monster Mash quote
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– Song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Wednesday Addams quote
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– Wednesday, The Addams Family (1991)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Sleepy Hollow quote
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– Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Ghostbusters quote
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– Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters (1984)

Halloween quotes, sayings, phrases - Dracula quote
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– Dracula (1992)

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