Famous Halloween Quotes and Sayings

Get in a spooky mood with these funny and scary quotes from your favorite Halloween-themed movies, books, and songs. 

You know what occasion only comes once each year, but can be celebrated for an entire month? Halloween. As soon as October rolls around its time to break out the pumpkin spice everything and begin to binge watch your favorite spooky movies and read loveable Halloween throwback books. Whether you’re watching a marathon of the ultra-terrifying classic Halloween movies or are going the lighter route by marathon-watching the Cromwell family make magic come to life with Disney’s Halloweentown series, this holiday is full of fun for even the biggest scaredy-cats. From historical myths to modern ghost tales, from books to movies to songs, there are countless ways to celebrate the scariest time of year. We’ve rounded up some of the best quotes and sayings for Halloween to inspire you and get you ready for the season.

1

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

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– From Shakespeare’s Macbeth

2

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

– Brackett, Halloween (1978)

3

 “Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” 

– Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus (1993)



4

“Be afraid... Be very afraid.”

– Ronnie, The Fly (1986)

5

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”

– The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

6

“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.”

– Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)



7

“When the spooks have a midnight jamboree/They break it up with fiendish glee/The ghosts are bad but the one that’s cursed/Is the headless horseman; he’s the worst/That’s right, he’s a fright on Halloween night! When he goes a joggin’ ‘cross the land/Holding his noggin in his hand/Demons take one look and groan/And they hit the road to parts unknown/Beware, take care he rides alone!”

- From “The Headless Horseman,” The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

8

“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 (1986)

9

“I was working in the lab late one night/When my eyes beheld an eerie sight/For my monster from his slab began to rise/And suddenly to my surprise. He did the mash/He did the monster mash/The monster mash/It was a graveyard smash. He did the mash/It caught on in a flash/He did the mash/He did the monster mash.” 



10

“I'm a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else.”

– Wednesday, The Addams Family (1991)

11

“Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.”

– Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow (1999)

12

“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.”

– Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters (1984)



13

“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds... true love?”

Dracula (1992)