21 Halloween Quotes To Get You In The Spooky Spirit

It might not even be fall yet, but the school supplies littering store shelves and promise of upcoming pumpkin spice flavored drinks and foods say differently. There really is no time like the present to start getting in the Halloween spirit, especially if you have kids who might already be eagerly awaiting the national holiday of candy and cavities. Just in case you aren’t yet feeling festive, these Halloween quotes will do the trick.

There’s nothing like a few spooky lines from your favorite horror author or filmmaker to make you ready to don your scariest mask and bob for apples. Just like “Monster Mash” does its best to get you in the spirit to carve pumpkins and scour Pinterest for the best fall-themed cocktails, these quotes are made to help get and keep you in the spirit before the leaves have even begun to change. If people can start decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving has even come and gone, then it’s entirely acceptable to indulge in pre-Halloween festivities in August.

For children, Halloween is a magical day out of the year when it’s OK to play dress-up and eat an abundance of candy before bedtime. For adults, Halloween is an excuse to honor their imaginations and play make believe. Either way, it’s a special sort of holiday and thee Halloween quotes will help anyone get ready for tricks and treats.


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  1. “It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus.” – Max from Hocus Pocus

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  2. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

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  3. “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” – Sheriff Leigh Brackett from Halloween (1978)

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  4. “Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” – Steve Almond, author.

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  5. “Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author.

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  6. “Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees. Tonight is Halloween.” – Dexter Kozen, computer scientist.

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  7. “Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” – William Shakespeare.

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  8. “Magic is really very simple. All you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.” – Aggie from Halloweentown.

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  9. “Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat.” – Rusty Fischer, author.

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  10. “I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn’t life be more interesting that way?” – Douglas Coupland, author.


  11. “Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve.” – Ray Bradbury, author.

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  12. “There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” – Robert Brault, author.

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  13. “The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” – Paula Guran, author.

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  14. “When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.” – Unknown.

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  15. “’Tis the night — the night of the graves delight and the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without the wild winds shout, but no, it is they — it is they.” – Arthur Cleveland Coxe.

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  17. “Listen to them — the children of the night. What music they make.” – Bram Stoker.

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  18. “Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” – Tim Burton.

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  19. “The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.” – Unknown.

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  20. “Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.” – Nicholas Gordon, author.

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  21. It’s as much to scare as to be scared” – Vincent Price, actor.

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  22. “I love Halloween, and I love that feeling. The cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters, actor.

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Some of the best Halloween quotes don’t even have to be scary for you to be able to appreciate them. In some cases, they scream of the imaginative game of dress-up that October 31 allows for adults and children alike. Mostly, they help you in feeling festive as you gear up for the next holiday once the summer is over and the beaches have closed for the year.

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