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50 Short Halloween Quotes That’ll Get You In the Spooky Spirit

"Eat, drink and be scary!"

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If you've been itching to break out your autumn-themed mats, twelve-foot skeletons and cemetery-themed lawn ornaments before the first leaves of fall, then crafting the perfect DIY costume and handing out king-sized candy bars to trick-or-treaters isn't just a holiday, it's your calling. Quotes are an essential when it comes to Instagram captions, photo books, bags of candy, cards and more. As the undisputed monarch of the holiday season, you've got a lot on your spook-tastic list. Which is why we found sweet Halloween quotes and funny Halloween phrases for you to use throughout October!

And after all that time spent on Halloween costumes and decor, it's no wonder your camera roll is filled with cute shots of your family in-costume (and pictures of those pumpkins you spent hours carving). Don't let those pics get lost in your phone, print them in a Halloween-inspired photo book, or hang them on your wall with Canvas Wall Tiles. And if you love saving your favorite memories from every month, print 30 pictures each month with a Monthbooks subscription.

Scary Halloween Sayings

“Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.” —Edgar Allen Poe

"I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul." —Bram Stoker

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” —Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” —Stephen King

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” —The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” —Vincent Price

“Be afraid ... Be very afraid.” —Ronnie, The Fly

"Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!'" —Dexter Kozen

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

Funny Halloween Quotes

“I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” —Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” —Stephen Graham Jones

“Eat, drink and be scary!” —Unknown

“I witch you a Happy Halloween.” —Unknown

“For some of us, Halloween is everyday.” —Tim Burton

“A mask tells us more than a face.” —Oscar Wilde

“May your candy supply last you well into the Christmas season.” —Unknown

“Halloween is the only time I can easily convince others that my children are monsters.” —Unknown 

“The cobwebs in my house just became my decorations!” —Unknown 

"Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?" —Linus, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

"Magic is really very simple, all you've got to do is want something and then let yourself have it." –Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown

"During the day, I don't believe in ghosts. At night, I'm a little more open-minded." —Unknown

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…and spiders." —Unknown

"If the broom fits, ride it!" —Unknown

"This witch can be bribed with chocolate." —Unknown

“Keep calm and scary on.” —Unknown 

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” —Emma Bombeck

Sweet Halloween Sayings

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." —L. M. Montgomery

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”—Mason Cooley

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” —Unknown

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

“Wishing you a spook-tacular Halloween!” —Unknown 

“Hope you don’t have a scare in the world this Halloween!” —Unknown 

“October brings crisp, cool nights and Halloween frights.” —Unknown

“Wishing you a spooky good October and a fang-tastic Halloween!” —Unknown 

“A candy a day keeps the monsters away.” —Unknown 

"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

"On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be." —Ava Dellaria

"We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!" —Humbert Wolfe

"Ghosts and goblins come to play on October's final day!" —Rusty Fischer

Short Halloween Quotes

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” —William Shakespeare

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." —Eden Phillpots

"Where there is no imagination, there is no horror." —Arthur Conan Doyle

“It's all just a bunch of hocus pocus!” —Max, Hocus Pocus

“Something wicked this way comes.” —William Shakespeare

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

"When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween." —Unknown

"There is something haunting in the light of the moon." —Joseph Conrad

"Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween's upon us now." —Richelle E. Goodrich

"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain." —J.K. Rowling

"Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street." —Unknown

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