Halloween Quotes and Sayings

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.
– Erma Bombeck

On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.
Rodney Dangerfield

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

Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, “Never take candy from strangers.” And then they dressed me up and said, “Go beg for it.” I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, “Trick or treat.” “No thank you.”
Rita Rudner

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
Mason Cooley

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon’s silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
– Joel Benton

Eat, drink and be scary.


I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

Halloween wraps fear in innocence,
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…
– Nicholas Gordon

‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
William Shakespeare

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

Being in a band you can wear whatever you want — it’s like an excuse for Halloween everyday.
– Gwen Stefani

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
– Lloyd Douglas.

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
– River Phoenix.

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Never let your kids buy an off-the-shelf Halloween costume. Forbid it, no matter how close you may be to the witching hour. Instead, help them make their own. Encourage them to use their imaginations and their ingenuity. Show them that what can be created is often better than what can be bought. And besides, don’t the darkest, most frightening things live inside us anyway?
– Joe Kita

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-
Tonight All-Hallows’ Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.
– John Kendrick Bangs

As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light…
– Nicholas Gordon

I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the “spirits” of things.
– Dee Snider

I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.
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.
Robert Brault

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.
– Conan O’Brien

A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe’en!


Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
– Dexter Kozen.

Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many.
– Robert Kirby.

They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk.

Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days.

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