Halloween and October Quotes

It’s that time of the year! Our list of Halloween and October quotes will get you, your friends, and your entire family in the mood for a wickedly good Halloween. Happy Trick or Treat, and Hello October!

Halloween Quotes
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Tim Burton

Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.

William Shakespeare

  • By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. – Macbeth
  • Double, double toil and trouble; Fire and burn, and cauldron bubble.

Evan Peters

I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.

Rusty Fischer

  • A touch of magic. A pinch of fright. Cast a spell. This festive night…
  • Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!
  • Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs, as midnight sighs.
  • Lock your windows, Bolt the door; Monster season’s Here once more!


  • My favorite color is October.
  • When witches go riding, and black cats are unseen, the moon laughs and whspers, ’tis near Halloween.
  • During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.
  • The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.


October is about trees revealing colors they’ve hidden all year. People have an October as well.

L.M. Montgomery

I’m so glad I live in world where there are Octobers. – Anne of Green Gables

Humbert Wolfe

Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!

Midgard Morningstar

The moon has awoken the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken, the spell has begun.

Dexter Kozen

Shadowns of a thousands years rise again unseen, the voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!

Stephen King

  • We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
  • We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other.

Dracula, Bram Staker

There are darknesses in life and there are lights and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.

Wes Craven

Horror film don’t create fear. They release it.

Robert Brault

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.

Ava Dellaira

On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be. – Love Letters to the Dead

Joy Fielding

Halloween Quotes

October was always the least dependable of months…full of ghosts and shadows.

Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed

October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.

Carol Bishop Hipps

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.

Henry Ward Beecher

October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.

Alexander Smith

In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.

Mason Cooley

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.

Brackett, Halloween (1978)

“It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus (1993)

“Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!”

Ronnie, The Fly (1986)

“Be afraid … Be very afraid.”

Dracula (1992)

Halloween Quotes

“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds … true love?”

Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters (1984)

“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.”

Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow (1999)

“Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.”

Wednesday, The Addams Family (1991)

“I’m a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else.”

Song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

“I was working in the lab late one night/When my eyes beheld an eerie sight/For my monster from his slab began to rise/And suddenly to my surprise. He did the mash/He did the monster mash/The monster mash/It was a graveyard smash. He did the mash/It caught on in a flash/He did the mash/He did the monster mash.”

Elizabeth, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

“I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.”

From “The Headless Horseman,” The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

“When the spooks have a midnight jamboree/They break it up with fiendish glee/The ghosts are bad but the one that’s cursed/Is the headless horseman; he’s the worst/That’s right, he’s a fright on Halloween night! When he goes a joggin’ ‘cross the land/Holding his noggin in his hand/Demons take one look and groan/And they hit the road to parts unknown/Beware, take care he rides alone!”

Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)

“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.”

The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”

Nicholas Gordon

Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

Shannon A. Thompson

She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true.

Cleveland Coxe

‘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.

William Motherwell

Men say that in this midnight hour, the disembodied have power.


There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.

George Carlin

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

Emily Dickinson

I must go in. The fog is rising.

Steve Almond

Nothing on earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.

Jack Skellington, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!

Richelle E. Goodrich

Halloween Quotes

Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.

Paula Guran

The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.

Douglas Coupland

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.”

COUNTRY LIVING Linus (It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)

“Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?”

Nick Gordon

“On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.”

Stephen Graham Jones

Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.

Michael Dirda

Halloween isn’t the only time for ghosts and ghost stories. In Victorian Britain, spooky winter’s tales were part of the Christmas season, often told after dinner, over port or coffee.

Natalya Neidhart

I love that in celebrating Halloween, we can get lost in the magic of make-believe and fantasy no matter what age we are!

Gwen Stefani

If I wasn’t even famous or had any success, I would still wake up and put tons of make-up on, and put on a cool outfit. That’s always been who I’ve been my whole life, so that’s never gonna change. I love fashion. I love getting dressed up. I love Halloween, too.

Robert Englund

Halloween starts earlier and earlier, just like Christmas.

Ann Hood

We were a family that made our Halloween costumes. Or, more accurately, my mother made them. She took no suggestions or advice. Halloween costumes were her territory. She was the brain behind my brother’s winning girl costume, stuffing her own bra with newspapers for him to wear under a cashmere sweater and smearing red lipstick on his lips.

Lewis Black

The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there’s a ton of it left over.

Conan O’Brien

This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.

Millie Bobby Brown

I’m cool with people dressing up as Eleven for Halloween. I definitely want to open my door and give them candy.

Elvis Duran

To be the Grand Marshal of the most recognized Halloween parade in the world is so much fun. People plan for months and months to design their costumes, and it is amazing. It is a true competition and amazing to watch everyone.

Corey Taylor

I’m such a horror geek, comic geek and action figure geek. I’m inspired by so much – from Hunter S. Thompson and Quentin Tarantino to ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Halloween’. Just show me something that doesn’t suck, and I’m happy.

Nick Ferguson

As a kid, there are some things you looked forward to. You looked forward to Charlie Brown during Halloween and you looked forward to Monday Night Football.

Zak Bagans

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For me, Halloween is year-round. But my Halloween is the real Halloween – dealing with the real dead.

Glenn Danzig

No trick or treaters came to my house for Halloween. For some reason, people around here are scared of me.

Chris Rock

Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special.

Jeffree Star

Halloween is all about being bold, daring, and creative! You get to be someone else for the night thanks to makeup and a costume. I pretty much do that on the daily, so I am not that big on Halloween, but I do appreciate a good costume and some incredible makeup.


I was in the sixth grade and living in Germany, when I was hanging out late with some friends. I turned around, and there’s a dude dressed up as Michael Myers following us all the way home. It was the scariest thing ever, and it always reminds me of Halloween. In my mind, I was so young, so I really thought it was Mike Myers following me home.

Kim Petras

I love Halloween, and I love spooky stuff. I love horror movies. I love everything creepy, and I’ve always kind of wanted to do this, just do really dark pop.

Kirstin Maldonado

I love Halloween – I’m a die hard.

Rachel Platten

I refuse to dress ‘hot’ for Halloween, ’cause I always have to have makeup and hair and look cute for my job. So on Halloween, I either go gory or weird or funny.

Carrie Underwood

I love scary movies. I like blood and gore, and I love Halloween movies.

Ricky Schroder

I love horror. I love ‘The Shining,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘Halloween,’ all those kinds of things. I love zombies, especially ’28 Days Later’ and ’28 Weeks Later,’ where the zombies are going faster than the George Romero ones. I love being scared; there’s something that’s awesome about your heart rate going up like that.

Drew Carey

I see my face in the mirror and go, ‘I’m a Halloween costume? That’s what they think of me?’

Cassandra Peterson

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If ever there was a holiday that deserves to be commercialized, it’s Halloween. We haven’t taken it away from kids. We’ve just expanded it so that the kid in adults can enjoy it, too.

Tommy Chong

You look at Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, and Bush – if you saw them on Halloween, they wouldn’t need a costume. You’d give them a treat and compliment them on what great-looking demons they were. They are demons. There’s no doubt about it.

Lisa Morton

In Britain, the major public holiday used to be Guy Fawkes Day… that was celebrated on November 5th with things like bonfires and fireworks… I think that made Halloween seem preferable. The idea of having pumpkins and costumes and parties seemed much more appealing than burning down your neighborhood.



75 Autumn Quotes

75 Autumn Quotes

Oh, Autumn! There are just so many reasons to love the season. Read this collection of autumn quotes to reminisce about the fairest season of them all.

Albert Camus

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

George Eliot

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

Jens Stoltenberg

When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.


 The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

Robert Frost

My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.

William Allingham

Autumn’s the mellow time.


We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.

Angie Weiland Crosby

Autumn whispered to the wind, “I fall; but always rise again.”

Shira Tamir

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.

Emily Bronte

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.

J.K. Rowling

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of 1st September was crisp and golden as an apple.

Mattie Elliott

I see…the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!

Robert Browning

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.

Hal Borland

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.

Helen Hunt Jackson

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.

B.C. Forbes

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the autumn.

E.E. Cummings

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.

Lucy Davis

My favourite season is autumn, and I love walking through woods.

Marilyn Monroe

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.

Samuel Johnson

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.

Rudolfo Anaya

There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.

Robert Browning

Autumn wins you best by its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.

Hubert de Givenchy

It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that.

Thomas Hood

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.


The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.

Steve Sabol

The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.

William Allingham

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.

Walter Scott

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

Elizabeth Bowen

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

Nick Cave

If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that.

Joseph Bruchac

Every year, I travel extensively in the autumn and the spring. I set most of the winter and summer aside for my family and my own tribal relatives. But during that traveling time, I often find myself visiting other native communities around the continent – perhaps a dozen or more each year.

Langston Hughes

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Brendon Urie

I had only heard about Fall Out Boy a couple months before we contacted him. I heard ‘Saturday’ and ‘Grand Theft Autumn’ and thought the lyrics were smart and the singer was insanely talented.

Philip Reeve

As a child I always steered clear of science fiction, but in the autumn of 1977, the bow-wave of publicity for the first ‘Star Wars’ movie had already reached me, so I was eager for anything science-fictional.

Robbie Coltrane

It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’.

Claire Tomalin

I enjoyed the whole process of learning and was always happy when autumn came and school or college started up again.

Ron Perlman

 I think now that I’m in the autumn of my life, and I’m getting a chance of having an overview and looking at the shape of how things happen, when things happen, why things happen, I think it was fitting that I spent most of my early career doing mask work, because I just don’t think I was that comfortable in my own skin.

Roger Ebert

There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth.

Christoph Waltz

There is one thing I do miss in L.A. I love autumn.

Johnny Kelly

Autumn is my favorite season

Helen Hunt Jackson

I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.

Richard Jefferies

A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.

Georg Trakl

Shuddering under the autumn stars, each year, the head sinks lower and lower.

Tim Cope

In two and a half years’ trekking across central Asia, I’d become attuned to the late autumn conditions when the hazards of winter can blow in under the cover of darkness.

Rumaan Alam

Shopping for clothes is time consuming, it’s tiring, and it can feel like a waste of an autumn afternoon.

Robert Oppenheimer

In the spring of 1936, I was introduced by friends to Jean Tatlock. In the autumn, I began to court her. We were at least twice close enough to marriage to think of ourselves as engaged.

Sean Bean

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees – just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.

Terry Teachout

Century-old records are the closest thing we have to a time machine. To listen to the voice of Theodore Roosevelt or the piano playing of Claude Debussy is to feel the years falling away like autumn leaves from a maple tree.

Orlando Bloom

Autumn Quotes

I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.


I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at they sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.

Oscar Wilde

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.

F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Autumn Quotes

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.


You return like autumn and I fall every time.

Laura Jaworski

The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.


A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.

Faith Baldwin

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.

Victoria Erickson

If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then Autumn would be the magic hour.

Raquel Franco

And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakend.

L.M. Montgomery

Autumn Quotes

It was November the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind songs in the pines.

Arlene Stafford-Wilson

Autumn – a distinct smell… a mixture of dried leaves on the ground, smoke from the chimneys and sweet ripe apples.

Alys Fowler

I am made for autumn. Summer and I have a fickle relationship, but everything about autumn is perfect to me. Wooly jumpers, scarves, thin first, then thick, socks. The low slanting light, the crisp mornings, the chill in my fingers, those last warm sunny days before the rain and the wind. The moody hues and subdued palete punctuated every now and again by a brilliant orange, scarlet or copper goodbye.

McKenna Kaelin

I am such an autumn person. Give me a quiet, cozy spot with a simple view of gorgeous trees with colorful leaves on a crisp September day, fuzzy socks, a warm drink, and a good book and I will be in all my glory.


Autumn killed the Summer with the softest kiss.

William Cullen Bryant

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

Henry David Thoreau

Autumn Quotes

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

Stanley Horowitz

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

Nora Ephron

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”

Truman Capote

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”

John Burroughs

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”

Lauren Destefano

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”

Yoko Ono

Autumn Quotes

“Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.”

Samuel Butler

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”