A great collection of Halloween Quotes and sayings. Halloween is a famous holiday celebrated across Canada, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom on 31 October each year. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day, but is today largely a secular celebration. Here are some spooky Halloween sayings and messages
Just like a ghost, you’ve been a-hauntin’ my dreams, so I’ll propose on Halloween. Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you. -Classics IV
Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble. -Shakespeare, “Macbeth”
As I was going up the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there/He wasn’t there again today…Oh, how I wish he’d go away. -Anonymous
One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. – Emily Dickinson
Come with me All Hallow’s night/ We’ll frighten everyone in sight/ Such pranks for once, are justified/ And fun and frolic amplified. -19th Century Halloween postcard
‘Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world. -William Shakespeare
A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. -Erma Bombeck
My candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open… -Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. -William Shakespeare
The devil’s voice is sweet to hear. -Stephen King
Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. -Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
On Hallowe’en the thing
you must do
Is pretend that nothing
can frighten you
An’ if somethin’ scares you
and you want to run
Jus’ let on like
it’s Hallowe’en fun.
– – – from an Early Nineteenth Century Halloween Postcard
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
– – – Emily Dickinson
‘Tis the night – the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they – it is they.
– – – Arthur Cleveland Coxe
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
– – – Lloyd Douglas
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
– – – Dexter Kozen
Fear is nature’s warning signal to get busy.
– – – Henry C. Link
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
– – – H. P. Lovecraft
Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.
– – – Shakespeare “Hamlet”
Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.
– – – Shakespeare “Macbeth”
From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!
– – – Scottish saying
There is a sacred HORROR about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills;
but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a
masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
– – -Victor Hugo
Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodièd have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream.
– – – William Motherwell
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.
– – -Theodosia Garrison
‘Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
– – -William Shakespeare
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is
increased with tales, so is the other.
– – -Sir Francis Bacon, Essays , “Of Death”
From ghoulish and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
– – – Scottish saying
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
– – -Sir Francis Bacon, Essays , “Of Seditions and Troubles
Hark! Hark to the wind! ‘Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away-
The dead, forgotten this many a day!
– – – Virna Sheard
Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.
– – -Richard Harris Barham
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
– – -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind. That is the horror of life—the
terror of art.
– – -One of the best quotes by Franz Kafka
Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s
sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth
boil and bubble.
– – -William Shakespeare (a quote from “Macbeth”)
Bring forth the raisins and the nuts- Tonight All-Hallows’ Specter struts Along the moonlit
– – -John Kendrick Bangs