Halloween Quotes /Sayings

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
~ Lloyd Douglas.
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, tis near Halloween. Author Unknown
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween. Author Unknown
Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy.
~ Henry C. Link.
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
~Fernando Pessoa
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
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
Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.
~Richard Harris Barham
There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.
Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,
Black as a blackamoor, blin' as a mole....
~James Ferguson
"I'm so happy that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year!" said no teacher ever.
~Author Unknown
Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men's names.
~John Milton
Stir the fire till it lowe
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
~George Croly
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
Bring forth the raisins and the nuts
Tonight All-Hallows' Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.
~John Kendrick Bangs
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
~Scottish Saying
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
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
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
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.
Shakespeare, Macbeth
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
Emily Dickinson
Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodied have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream
William Motherwell
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
Joel Benton
Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October's days.
Keep calm, trick or treat and carry on.
The dead rise again, bats fly, terror strikes and screams echo, for tonight it's Halloween.
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
There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.
Joseph Conrad

Last Updated: 15th October, 2018