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Halloween Quotes and Sayings

Sarah is a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, & Kundalini yoga teacher. She is an artist who believes in the importance of living a creative life.

Lithograph of monsters in a dream catcher, by Sarah O’Brien.

Lithograph of monsters in a dream catcher, by Sarah O’Brien.

Spooky Celebrations

Halloween is a celebration that many enjoy for the entire month of October. Costumes, candy, and all things scary are key components of this festive time of year. Get into the spooky fun mood with these quotes and sayings. Use them in text messages, e-mails, and halloween party invitations!

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

Photograph of spiderweb with dew drops, by Sarah O’Brien.

Photograph of spiderweb with dew drops, by Sarah O’Brien.

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.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

William Shakespeare

Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses. In the sky the Halloween moon raced in and out of the clouds. The Halloween wind was blowing, not a blasting of wind but a right-sized swelling, falling, and gushing of wind. It was a lovely and exciting night, exactly the kind of night Halloween should be.

Eleanor Estes

Lithograph of trees with faces by Sarah O’Brien.

Lithograph of trees with faces by Sarah O’Brien.

Don't have a cup of coffee this Halloween.
Have a cauldron of coffee instead.

Anthony T. Hincks

It’s Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
and we shall see that can't be seen
on any other night
skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
grinning goblins fighting duels,
werewolves rising from their tombs,
witches on their magic brooms.
In masks and gowns
we haunt the street
and knock on doors
for trick or treat.
tonight we are
the king and queen,
for oh tonight
it's Halloween!

Jack Prelutsky

Mixed media art by Sarah O’Brien.

Mixed media art by Sarah O’Brien.

Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.

Ray Bradbury

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

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George Carlin

She’d always loved Halloween. A magic night. A night when anything could happen. Monsters could be real. Magic could whisper in the air.

Cynthia Eden

I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.

Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family

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

Unknown

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

Evan Peters

Soft pastel drawing of Medusa skull by Sarah O’Brien.

Soft pastel drawing of Medusa skull by Sarah O’Brien.

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

Unknown

The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it’s Halloween.

Unknown

It was dark, now, the gossamer moon hanging among diamond stars in the soft black of the night.

Amber Newberry

Mixed media artwork by Sarah O’Brien.

Mixed media artwork by Sarah O’Brien.

Have a ghost of a time.
Have a happy Halloween!

Anthony T. Hincks

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