The 20 Best Halloween Quotes to Celebrate the Season

"Whatever you do, don't fall asleep."

Here are the best Halloween quotes to get you in the spooky spirit.

On scares.

"It's Halloween; everyone's entitled to one good scare." —Brackett, Halloween

On the season.

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

On costumes.

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

On sleep (or not sleeping).

"Whatever you do, don't fall asleep." —Nightmare on Elm Street

On October.

"October was always the least dependable of months… full of ghosts and shadows." —Joy Fielding

On spells.

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble." —William Shakespeare, Macbeth

On being a Halloween person.

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

On horrors.

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

On trust.

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

On destiny.

"Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?" —Dracula

On magic.

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

On being wary.

"I've seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly." —Elizabeth, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

On last-minute costumes.

"This is my costume. I'm a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else." —Wednesday, The Addams Family


On that Halloween feeling.

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

On trick-or-treating.

"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 dark sides.

"Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody." —Mark Twain

On Halloween as a lifestyle.

"Every day is Halloween, isn't it? For some of us." —Tim Burton

On hocus pocus.

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

On creativity.

"Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative." —Judy Gold

On black.

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

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Paolo Chua
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Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor at Esquire Philippines, where he writes about fashion and grooming. Before joining Esquire Philippines, he was a writer at Town & Country Philippines.
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