22 HALLOWEEN QUOTES FOR SPOOKY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
Our Halloween Quotes will cast a spell on you! Join in the fun by creating your own ghoulish, ghastly and gruesome social media posts using these Halloween quote templates – before things start getting too creepy in October!
With 22 ghoulish quotes at the ready, it’s easy to magic up a spooky social media post. But first, here’s a few tips on how to use our Halloween quotes in the lead up to Fright Night:
SKELETON OUTLINE OF HOW TO USE HALLOWEEN QUOTES
Read through this post to be inspired by our 22 ghastly Halloween Quotes. Use them straight from Easil or try one of the following ways to customize it!
- Choose an image that works with the quote you want to use. Take a look at this post for tips on how to find unique and Halloween-ish stock images.
- Find a template that you can use to create a professional looking social media post. We’ve got cauldron-loads of Halloween Templates ready for your events. You can also check out our posters here.
- Create your own spooky GIF, if you dare. Read our post on Animated GIFs to find out how to create frightfully awesome GIFs in Easil.
- Find some Frightening Fonts to use for Halloween. You’ll see some of our designers’ favourite fonts blood-splattered across our designs in Easil – especially quotes 15 and 21 below. If you want to download your own fonts and upload into Easil, try finding fonts that are licenced to thrill (and commercially licenced). Try Schlop Font or Relapse Free Brush font or Misproject font for commercial use. Note: always check the licence of these and other frightful fonts online before downloading them as licences can change.
Let’s do this! It’s time to switch off the lights and creep through our best Halloween Quotes, but BE WARNED:
They get punny towards the end.
CLASSIC HALLOWEEN QUOTES
#1 “I PUT A SPELL ON YOU” – JAY HAWKINS
The song “I put a spell on you” by Jay Hawkins was first released in 1956 and has been covered by many famous artists since then. Apparently, when Screamin’ Jay Hawkins performed the song, he would appear on stage by dramatically rising out of coffin wearing a long cape. Truly creepy!
This Halloween quote is so versatile. It can be used in both a frightening and a fun way. “I put a spell on you” conjures up images of witches, wands and spell books. You can add an element of fun by making an inanimate object like coffee, chocolate or shoes “cast” the spell or be the object of desire.
If you sell desirable products, why not set up a photoshoot with Halloween props? Or use this Halloween quote as a great excuse for a selfie in a Halloween costume, pointing to the viewer of your post.
#2 “WHERE THERE IS NO IMAGINATION, THERE IS NO HORROR” – ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Sherlock Holmes utters this famous line to Watson in Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” (1887), “There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror.” What could be more gruesome than a mysterious murder?
This Halloween quote is perfect for creatives. Let your imagination run wild. It’s also a great quote to use for Instagram or Facebook Stories.
Start by teasing your followers with a ghoulish looking image. Over the next few stories, you can then reveal how you created the image using your products or normal everyday objects by peeling back overlays that obscure the original image.
#3 “WHEN WITCHES GO RIDING, AND BLACK CATS ARE SEEN, THE MOON LAUGHS AND WHISPERS, ‘TIS NEAR HALLOWEEN.” – AUTHOR UNKNOWN
The author of this delightful Halloween quote is unknown, but it dates back to at least the 19th Century when it made its appearance on vintage postcards.
What’s awesome about this Halloween quote is that it has conjures up Halloween without being sinister. Who could be scared when the moon is laughing? It’s hard to imagine Halloween being without black cats, witches and the moon.
#4 “DOUBLE, DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE; FIRE BURN AND CALDRON BUBBLE.” – SHAKESPEARE
No list of Halloween quotes would be complete without mentioning these famous witchy words from William Shakespeare’s crones circling around a cauldron in his play Macbeth.
Timeless and wicked!
#5 IT’S AS MUCH FUN TO SCARE AS TO BE SCARED – VINCENT PRICE
Vincent Price was an actor well-known for his roles in horror films. So many things that were said by Vincent Price are perfect as Halloween quotes. His quote reminds us that scary can be fun. So, have some spooky fun with quotes for your Halloween social media posts!
HALLOWEEN QUOTES ABOUT COSTUMES
For many people Halloween is a great excuse to dress up as someone or something else. All the following quotes could be used as an excuse to put on your Halloween costume early:
#6 “HALLOWEEN IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE REALLY CREATIVE” – JUDY GOLD
Comedian Judy Gold was talking about dressing up in Halloween costumes in an interview in Newsweek in 2013.
The easy option for this Halloween quote is a picture of you in a fascinating Halloween costume. If you have a creative business, you can use this wonderful quote to feature your artistic skills or demonstrate the creative side of your business.
Hot Tip: Ask your audience to share photos of their favourite costumes to encourage engagement.
Here are some other Halloween quotes that you can use to talk about Halloween attire.
#7 “CLOTHES MAKE A STATEMENT. COSTUMES TELL A STORY” – MASON COOLEY
Use this quote to get engagement by asking everyone what Halloween costume they’re wearing. Or tell the story behind your own Halloween costume.
#8 “THERE IS NOTHING THAT GIVES MORE ASSURANCE THAN A MASK.” – SIDONIE-GABRIELLE COLETTE
What would Halloween be without masks hiding who you really are. This quote is an enchanting way to encourage engagement by asking a question when you post the image.
#9 “IF YOU’VE GOT IT, HAUNT IT” – ROSE PRESSEY
This funny Halloween Quote is also the title of a book. It’s Absolutely Fabulous for talking about Halloween outfits.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN QUOTES
Halloween quotes make you happy when they remind you of magical childhood memories!
#10 WHEN WITCHES WENT WALTZING – LINDA WILLIAMS
This Halloween quote will bring smile to many people’s faces. It’s from a wonderful song, written by Linda Williams, that many children learned to sing for Halloween concerts. The lyrics and attribution are here.
It’s full of fun imagery. Other than the waltzing witches, you have a pumpkin polka, a goblin gavotte, scarecrows strumming their ghostly guitars, a skeleton samba, and a monster minuet. The song has the delightful refrain at the end of each verse, “What a wild and weird, and wonderful sight, when witches were waltzing on Halloween night.”
#11 I’M SO GLAD I LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE OCTOBERS – L.M. MONTGOMERY
This uplifting quote was said by Anne, L.M. Montgomery’s well-loved character in “Anne of Green Gable”.
In the Northern Hemisphere, October is the month full of the autumnal hues. The Fall is an atmospheric time with mists, harvests and the nights drawing in. So, ask your fans and followers what they like best about October.
Here’s some more nostalgic Halloween Quotes:
#12 I LOVE HALLOWEEN, AND I LOVE THAT FEELING: THE COLD AIR, THE SPOOKY DANGERS LURKING AROUND THE CORNER. – EVAN PETERS
This Halloween Quote is perfect to use by asking people to share three words that they associate with Halloween.
#13 THERE IS MAGIC IN THE NIGHT WHEN PUMPKINS GLOW BY MOONLIGHT. UNKNOWN
This simple rhyme reminds us how captivating the flickering vegetable lanterns look in the dark. Find a beautiful image of a carved pumpkin lit from within. Add the quote and you’ve sprinkled a bit of Halloween magic into your social media feed.
#14 HALLOWEEN WRAPS FEAR IN INNOCENCE, AS THOUGH IT WERE A SLIGHTLY SOUR SWEET. LET TERROR, THEN, BE TURNED INTO A TREAT… – NICHOLAS GORDON
This wordsmith wizardry makes it another mesmerising Halloween quote to make people smile.
EERIE AND GHOULISH HALLOWEEN QUOTES
Be warned. The following sinister Halloween quotes have a sense of foreboding. Perfect for giving you a sense of unease.
#15 “BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID.” – THE FLY (1986)
These spine-chilling words were first uttered by Geena Davis’s character, Veronica Quaife, in the horror film “The Fly”. It’s a great quote for Halloween because you can use it in an eerie way or make it a funny Halloween quote by juxtaposing it with something unusual. You can also use it to lead into a Instagram story.
#16 “DARKNESS FALLS ACROSS THE LAND, THE MIDNIGHT HOUR IS CLOSE AT HAND” – RODNEY LYNN TEMPERTON
Who could resist a quote from the lyrics of Thriller by Michael Jackson? This song could have been written especially for Halloween. Test your fans to see if they recognise it (without Google).
Hot Tip: If this post hasn’t cooked up enough Halloween Quotes for you, you can always return to the lyrics of Thriller to grab some more. It’s full of ghastly Halloween quote material.. It’s Close to Midnight…
#17 THE MOON HAS AWOKEN WITH THE SLEEP OF THE SUN, THE LIGHT HAS BEEN BROKEN; THE SPELL HAS BEGUN – MIDGARD MORNINGSTAR
This poetic Halloween quote just needs an atmosphere picture of the moon to cast its spell as a social media post.
#18 SHADOWS OF A THOUSAND YEARS RISE AGAIN UNSEEN. VOICES WHISPER IN THE TREES, “TONIGHT IS HALLOWEEN! – DEXTER KOZEN”
Of all of these Halloween quotes, this one most beautifully evokes a vision of world where things go bump in the night. Great for creating a spooky social media post that will get you checking under your bed before you go to sleep on Halloween night.
FUNNY HALLOWEEN QUOTES
There are so many Howl-oween puns that you could use around this time of the year. Why not get into the spirit of the holiday and see if you can find a few appropriate puns for your business? It’s a gourd-eous time to tickle your funny bones because all too soon things return to normal. Here’s a few Halloween quotes that you might find humerus:
#19 I DON’T KNOW THAT THERE ARE REAL GHOSTS AND GOBLINS, BUT THERE ARE ALWAYS MORE TRICK-OR-TREATERS THAN NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS.— ROBERT BRAULT
A funny Halloween quote that will make you smile and then make you wonder.
#20 STAY CALM AND CARRY A WAND – UNKNOWN
This delightful parody on the “Stay calm and carry on theme” will appeal to Harry Potter fans or any other aspiring wizard, witch or sorcerer.
#21 DEMONS ARE A GHOUL’S BEST FRIEND – UNKNOWN
Fun wordplay on a line that Marilyn Monroe made famous in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. Perfect for you to use as one of this year’s Halloween quotes.
#22 I’M JUST HERE FOR THE BOO’S – UNKNOWN
A tongue-in-cheek Halloween quote for those with a wicked sense of fun.
OVER TO YOU
Don’t let Halloween float past you. Stake your claim to haunting Halloween quotes by creating some especially spooky social media posts. Give them pumpkin to talk about.