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70+6 Halloween Quotes for Kids and Adults

Little witches, ghosts and vampires go around the houses – and our Halloween quotes can help them on their candy hunt. We have the most beautiful sayings for Halloween for children and adults, for trick-or-treating, to send as a WhatsApp status or use as an Instagram caption.

There are lots of diverse Halloween quotes for young and old alike. You can use them again and again each year for the creepy festival.

Halloween Quotes for Kids and Adults

Halloween Quotes for Kids and Adults

You can use the following Halloween quotes in many ways. We have created categories to help you find what you are looking for.

Among them you will find spooky Halloween quotes as well as movie quotes for adults, Halloween quotes for kids, short Halloween quotes and funny sayings for young and old.

Use the Halloween quotes as a new WhatsApp status or for your Halloween letter board, for example. You can suggest them to your children as an alternative to the classic saying "trick or treat", or write them on invitation cards to a Halloween party.

You could also make signs with short sayings for the kids to hold up while trick-or-treating, or use the sayings as text for fun Halloween greetings cards.

Funny Halloween Quotes for Every Humor

Halloween Quotes for Kids

The following sayings are funny and are written in a way that is easy to understand.

But be careful who you’re sending these to, because not everyone will think these quotes are funny.

  1. "Eat, drink and be scary!"
  2. "This witch can be bribed with chocolate."
  3. "The cobwebs in my house just became my decorations!"
  4. "Halloween is the only time I can easily convince others that my children are monsters."
  5. "During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded."
  6. "If the broom fits, ride it!"
  7. "Not every witch lives in Salem."
  8. "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."
    (William Shakespeare, English playwright, 1564-1616)
  9. "Some people don’t even have to dress up for Halloween."
  10. "What costume are you wearing?"
    "I dressed up as my mother-in-law."
    "Oh wow, that’s creepy!"

If you’re looking for more funny quotes, check out this article.

Hilarious Halloween Puns

Hilarious Halloween Puns

If the funny sayings above are just not enough for you, here are some hilarious Halloween puns. Even your kids will laugh at these jokes.

All the following puns and jokes have an unknown author.

  1. "Why did the zombie eat brains? He wanted food for thought."
  2. "How do ghosts take their coffee? With scream and sugar."
  3. "Where do baby ghosts go? Day-scare."
  4. "Where do spiders do their online shopping? On the web."
  5. "Who rules the pumpkin patch? The pump-king."
  6. "What’s a vampire’s favorite holiday? Fangs-giving."
  7. "Why did the vampire use mouthwash? It had bat breath."
  8. "How do ghosts apply makeup? They use vanishing cream."
  9. "Why did the ghost need first aid? It had a boo-boo."
  10. "What do witches use to style their hair? Scare spray."

Short Halloween Quotes

Short Halloween Quotes

Short Halloween sayings are especially good for reciting or sending out. There is not much text to remember and the sentences often rhyme.

With the help of their rhythm and the small number of words, these sayings can be remembered quickly by even the youngest children. And what’s more, these short sayings are always suitable for your WhatsApp status.

Surprise your friends and send them a voicemail with a short saying for Halloween.

  1. "When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween."
  2. "Where there is no imagination, there is no horror."
    (Arthur Conan Doyle, English writer, 1859-1930)
  3. "I must go in. The fog is rising."
    (Emily Dickinson, American poet, 1830-1886)
  4. "To him who is in fear everything rustles."
    (Sophocles, Greek poet, 496-406 B.C.)
  5. "A mask tells us more than a face."
    (Oscar Wilde, Irish poet, 1854-1900)
  6. "Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see."
    (Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, 1809-1849)
  7. "Keep calm and scary on."
  8. "We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
    (Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet, 1885-1940)
  9. "Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
    (William Shakespeare, English playwright, 1564-1616)
  10. "Something wicked this way comes."
    (William Shakespeare, English playwright, 1564-1616)

When the kids have performed their tricks and received their treats, they can give thanks in extra spooky style with the words: "Fang you, I witch you a Happy Halloween!" After all, when you receive candy or gifts, you should always say thank you.

Here you will find many more short quotes for every occasion.

Halloween Quotes from Movies and Books

Scary Halloween Quotes from Books and Movies

This category of sayings is more suitable for adults than children. These Halloween quotes might leave you with a weird, queasy feeling or are just a bit too serious for kids on Halloween.

We’ve selected some famous movie and book quotes. When your friends read these quotes, it will probably take them back to when they first saw the movie or read the book and remind them of how it made them feel.

Not everyone is creeped out by scary sayings, and some of them will leave your friends unperturbed. But at the end of the day, it’s all about having something appropriate for Halloween that you can send or set as a WhatsApp status.

Unless you want to confuse your friends with the meaning of a quote, you should always add where it comes from when quoting a movie – otherwise, there’s a chance no one will understand it!

  1. "For a witch, you certainly don’t know much about how hauntings work."
    (Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, English author, 1797-1851)
  2. "There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand."
    (Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, English author, 1797-1851)
  3. "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble."
    (Macbeth, William Shakespeare, English playwright, 1564-1616)
  4. "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!"
    (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving, American short-story writer, 1783-1859)
  5. "Listen to them – the children of the night. What music they make!"
    (Dracula, Bram Stoker, Irish author, 1847-1912)

Halloween Quotes for Instagram

Halloween Quotes for Instagram

Not only do many people love to dress up and put on appropriate clothing for special holidays, they also have a penchant for customizing their WhatsApp status and Instagram captions to reflect the season.

Whether it’s a snowman emoji for Christmas or a cool saying in the summer, we like to change our statuses when a new time of year begins. It’s just the same for Halloween. That’s why we’ve compiled some great sayings for you to use on this spookiest of holidays.

Children can also use some of the quotes as "trick or treat" sayings.

  1. "Got some candy?"
  2. "When ghosts roam the streets, it must be Halloween."
  3. "Sugar or spice? Please be nice!"
  4. "Temporarily unavailable. Am on a hunt for candy."
  5. "Some Halloween candy would be quite dandy!"
  6. "Happy Halloween!"
  7. "Let’s wander the streets, because tonight is Halloween!"
  8. "Don’t want a hoax? Use candy to coax!"
  9. "Trick or treat!"
  10. "Shenanigans or snacks?"
  11. "Have a spooktacular good time."
  12. "Do you have some candy to spare? Give it to me and I’ll get out of your hair!"
  13. "Am I a good witch or bad? It depends on what kind of candy you have!"
  14. "Trick or treat, I need some sweets. Won’t you please give me some to eat?"
  15. "Trick or treating: The exception to the rule of avoiding taking candy from strangers."
If kids arrive in a group and recite the cute sayings in chorus, they have an especially good chance of bagging lots of candy.

Cute Halloween Quotes

Cute Halloween Quotes

For a nice Halloween celebration, between sayings, disguises and decorations, don’t forget about cute Halloween quotes.

They are suitable for writing on invitations to your Halloween party or simply as a nice greeting to a friend or acquaintance via SMS, WhatsApp or email.

  1. "When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween."
  2. "Wishing you a spook-tacular Halloween!"
  3. "A candy a day keeps the monsters away."
  4. "October brings crisp, cool nights and Halloween frights."
  5. "Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street."

Happy Halloween Quotes and Phrases

Happy Halloween Quotes and Phrases

You can use the following phrases to wish other people celebrating the holiday a happy Halloween.

  1. "I witch you a Happy Halloween."
  2. "May your candy supply last you well into the Christmas season. Happy Halloween!"
  3. "Wishing you a spooky good October and a fang-tastic Halloween!"
  4. "Hope you don’t have a scare in the world this Halloween!"
  5. "There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight. Happy Halloween!"
  6. "Happy Halloween and a scary night to you."
  7. "Happy Halloween to all who dress up and go on a ghost hunt tonight. May you get a lot of candy."
  8. "I wish all my witch and ghost friends a happy Halloween!

Inspirational Halloween Quotes

Inspirational Halloween Quotes

Not only are the following quotes suitable for Halloween, they are also inspirational. Some of them evoke the fear that people feel in different situations.

  1. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt, American president, 1882-1945)
  2. "My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me."
    (Franz Kafka, German-language writer, 1883-1924)
  3. "Fear has many eyes and can see things underground."
    (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish novelist, 1547-1616)
  4. "Fear makes us feel our humanity."
    (Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman, 1804-1881)
  5. "It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him."
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, 1749-1832)
  6. "There is no passion so contagious as that of fear."
    (Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher, 1533-1593)
  7. "As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
    (Chanakya, ancient Indian polymath, 375-283 B.C.)

Halloween Love Quotes

Halloween Love Quotes

These quotes are perfect for people who love Halloween more than any other time of the year. Use them to express what the day means to you on WhatsApp or Instagram.

  1. "I love Halloween because it makes me feel like I’m not alone."
  2. "I love Halloween because we can finally go around the houses again and scare other people."
  3. "The best thing about Halloween? Lots and lots of candy."
  4. "On Halloween, I look forward not only to dressing up, but also to spending time with my kids."
  5. "On Halloween, my dark side finally comes out again."
  6. "I love Halloween because I finally get to decorate the house again and the whole neighborhood looks spooky."

What Halloween is about

What Halloween is about

Halloween is derived from "All Hallows' Eve" (the evening before All Saints' Day) and refers to the night when we currently celebrate Halloween.

There is a long history behind the custom as we know it today. Some people believe that Halloween is related to the Celtic festival Samhain, where the physical and the spirit world come together and spirits and human beings can communicate with each other.

Halloween in the Past: History and Tradition

The celebration of Halloween is originally a Celtic tradition and is believed to be 2,500 years old. The Celts, who lived in central Europe, believed at the time that on this evening the dead would come back to earth to visit their loved ones.

They carried lights to show the spirits the way. At that time the festival was called "Samhain" (the Gaelic word for "November"). The culture of the Celts is extinct, but the festival survived because the Irish adopted the custom.

However, they were afraid of the dead. For this reason, they dressed up in creepy masks to keep the spirits at bay and scare them away. In the Middle Ages, the tradition then became a Christian custom and was set for the evening before All Saints' Day.

Catholic Irish people immigrated to the U.S. and Canada in the 19th century. They retained the traditions of the festival and expanded it. Thus, the tradition became fully established and carried back over to Europe in the 1990s, where it is mixed with native customs.

Halloween Today: Trick or Treat

For Halloween, children go trick-or-treating in disguise and ring doorbells in their neighborhoods. Saying "Trick or treat" (meaning "Give us candy or we’ll trick you"), they ask for candy while threatening to play a prank if there is none.

Popular pranks when there is no candy in the house include wrapping the house with toilet paper or throwing eggs at it. Many households buy extra candy on Halloween to please the wandering children and to prevent themselves from being pranked.

The Date of Halloween

Halloween is always celebrated on the night before All Saints Day, which is the night of October 31 to November 1. For the Celts, who celebrated this custom 2,500 years ago, this day was the end of the year. Summer was officially bidden farewell and winter was welcomed.

Ideas for a Suitable Halloween Costume

Halloween Costumes

There are lots of different costumes you can wear for Halloween. In the USA, the festival is celebrated almost everywhere and there are costumes in all shapes and colors.

In Germany, for example, the focus is more on creepy motifs. Thus, their Halloween celebration is still very similar to that of the Irish, who dressed up creepily to drive away the evil spirits.

It’s not just children who dress up for Halloween – many adults do too. There are numerous events and theme parties on the occasion of this day, to which costumes are worn. We have listed a few costume ideas for you, which are very suitable for a Halloween party or trick-or-treating.

  • Vampire
  • Witch
  • Mummy
  • Ghost
  • Pumpkin
  • Skeleton
  • Grim Reaper
  • Spider
  • Zombie
  • Scarecrow
  • Devil
  • Bat
  • Horror Clown
  • Any costume that is scary (for example a creepy doll, undead Little Red Riding Hood, zombie princess, crashed pilot, zombie policeman, and so on)
  • Character from a horror movie (for example, Freddy Krueger, Jason, Michael Myers, Chucky the killer doll, the killer from Scream (Ghostface) and so on)
Halloween Decorations

As well as a costume, for many people the day includes decorating the house in a spooky style. For example, spider webs are hung and skeleton decorations are set up. However, the most important decoration by far is the Halloween pumpkin.

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