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

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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)

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“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

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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.