Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Halloween Quotes, Proverbs & Sentiments!

Yep, it's almost that time...time to start making your Halloween cards!!
I thought I'd share some of the quotes, proverbs and sentiments I've been collecting with a few corny Halloween jokes thrown in for good measure. Hope you find what you need!!

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A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. ~ Erma Bombeck

A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Halloween!

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently;
there is a whispering in distant chambers,
an unearthly hand presses the sill of the window,
the latch rises.
Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night. - J.M. Barrie

A Name on the Wind, A Face from the Past, A Voice long un-heard shall be heard at last !

A woman drew her long black hair out tightAnd fiddled whisper music on those stringsAnd bats with baby faces in the violet lightWhistled, and beat their wingsAnd crawled head downward down a blackened wall.... - T.S. Eliot

A word of advice, though sorely needed, Goes in danger of being unheeded.

Ask not what your Pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin.

At first cock-crow the ghosts must goBack to their quiet graves below. - Theodosia Garrison

Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,Black as a blackamoor, blin' as a mole.... - James Ferguson

Backward, turn backward,O Time, in your flightmake me a child againjust for to-night! - Elizabeth Akers Allen

Be wary then; best safety lies in fear. - Shakespeare

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-Tonight All-Hallows' Spectre strutsAlong the moonlit way. - John Kendrick Bangs

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Carve out some good times this Halloween!
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. - Mason Cooley

Come with me All Hallow's night
We'll frighten everyone in sight
Such pranks for once, are justified
And fun and frolic amplified.

Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud. - Sophocles

Darkness belongs to the dead, the ungodly and the demons that lurk in our minds.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. – Socrates

Demons are a ghoul's best friend.

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe

Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?
No, they eat the fingers separately...

Double, double, toil and troubleFire burn, and cauldron bubble. - William Shakespeare

Eat, drink and be scary.

Every old woman with a wrinkled face, a furr’d brow, a hairy lip, a gobber tooth, a squint eye, a squeaking voice, or a scolding tongue ... a dog or cat by her side, is not only suspected but pronounced for a witch. - John Gaule

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

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground. - Miguel de Cervantes

Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy. - Henry C. Link

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. - Bertrand Russell

Free Broom Rides

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From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us! - Scottish Proverb

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. - Richard Harris Barham

Hanging out with my ghoul friends!

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

Her voice is thin and her moan is high,
And her cackling laugh or her barking cold
Bring terror to the young and old.
O Molly, Molly, Molly Means
Lean is the ghost of Molly Means. - Margaret Abigail Walker

How do witches keep their hair in place while flying?
With scare spray...

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

I know of the leafy paths that the witches take
Who come with their crowns of pearl and their spindles of wool,
And their secret smile, out of the depths of the lake.... - William Butler Yeats

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. - Lloyd Douglas

I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what 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 gown 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

Just a little witch
on high
She'll tell you that
your love is nigh
Your fortune on Hallowe'en
when told
My secret will the witch unfold.

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

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May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future’s veil and show
What fate now holds for you.

May those that love us, love us;
and those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts;
and if He doesn't turn their hearts,
may He turn their ankles
so we'll know them by their limping. - Old Irish Toast

May you wander over the face of the earth forever, never sleep twice in the same bed, never drink water twice from the same well, and never cross the same river twice in a year. - Traditional Gypsy Curse

May your every wish be granted. - Ancient Chinese Curse

May your left ear wither and fall into your right pocket. - Arab Curse

Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodi├Ęd have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream. - William Motherwell

My candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open... - Mary Shelley

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Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. - Kim Elizabeth

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night. - Steve Almond

Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men's names. - John Milton

Old witch Mary,
quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With moss and slime,
and poisonous vine,
and toadstools all in a row.

On Halloween the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it's Halloween fun.

On Halloween…
The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!" - Nina Willis Walter

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. - Judith Olney

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place. - Emily Dickinson

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

Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. - Robert Kirby

Red serpents, fiery forms, and yelling hags,
Fit company for mad adventurers. - Philip Freneau

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Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" - Dexter Kozen

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

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

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

There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. - Linus Van Pelt in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.

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

They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. - Old Wives Tale

Time for a coffin break.

'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

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world. - William Shakespeare

Trick or Treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat.

Trick or Treat. Be so sweet. Give me something good to eat.

Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat. Give me candy. Give me cake. Give me something sweet to take!

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.

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Watch what you Say, Mind what you Do, For there is Someone watching you!

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. - Eleanor Roosevelt

What did one ghost say to the other ghost?"
Do you believe in people?"

What did the boy ghost say to the girl ghost?
You look boo-tiful tonight

What do birds give out on Halloween night?

What do ghosts add to their morning cereal?

What do ghosts drink at breakfast?
Coffee with scream and sugar.

What do ghosts eat for dinner?

What do you call a ghost with a broken leg?
Hoblin Goblin

What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?
A sand-witch

What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes?
A cereal killer

What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?

What do you get when you cross a werewolf and a vampire?
A fur coat that fangs around your neck.

What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?

What does a skeleton orders at a restaurant?
Spare ribs

What does a vampire never order at a restaurant?
A stake sandwich.

What does the papa ghost say to his family when driving?
Fasten your sheet belts.

What is a ghost's favorite mode of transportation?
A scareplane

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What is a ghoul's favorite flavor?

What is a skeleton's favorite musical instrument?
A trombone

What is a vampire's favorite candy?
A sucker

What is a vampire's favorite holiday?

What is a vampire's favorite sport?

What kind of cereal do monsters eat?

What kind of mistakes do spooks make?
Boo boos

What kind of streets do zombies like the best?
Dead ends

What type of dog do vampire's like the best?

What would a monster's psychiatrist be called?

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

When does a skeleton laugh?
When something tickles his funny bone

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

When world & heavens conspire to mark
Your days with endless guessing
Look deep into the seeming dark
And find a hidden Blessing.

Where do spooks water ski?
On Lake Erie

Where there is no imagination there is no horror. - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?
His ghoul friend

Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days.

Witchie, Witchie
Screamie, Screamie
Happy, Happy

Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist?
To improve his bite

Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?
They're so wrapped up in themselves.

What do skeletons say before they begin dining?
Bone appetit !

Why don't angry witches ride their brooms?
They're afraid of flying off the handle.

Why don't skeletons ever go out on the town?
Because they don't have any body to go out with...

Why was the mummy so tense?
He was all wound up

You wouldn't believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake. - Carolyn Wells


  1. Wow! You really have a big collection of Halloween quotes! I liked "Old Witch Mary"~never heard that one before. Thank you for sharing the vintage card images, too... I love Halloween!

  2. Great quotes and sentiments for Halloween. I'll have to tell some of those one-liners to my granddaughter; she'll love them.
    Thanks for all your efforts.

  3. Thanks! Yeah, I've been collecting quotes for a long time now...I have lots of them for all different seasons it's just finding the time to type them all up. Takes forever!

  4. What a brilliant post, and some great quotes, you must have been on ages doing this. What an assortment, I could have done with some of these when i did my Disney Halloween Scrapbook. Are we able to use your images please? They are great, But I understand if thats not allowed. Thank You Jaqi

  5. Hey Jaqi ~ sure you can use the images...I don't mind :)

  6. Amazing collection! What fun! Thank you!

  7. This Is THE best collection of Halloween quotes I have seen....great job!!! Love the pics as well (:

  8. thanks for the quote collection! this is the best one online! i've been searching for hours - so glad i found yours!

  9. Thanks for sharing these Halloween quotes that I can use for my cards that I will send out this Halloween. Cheers!

  10. I love your collection of Halloween quotes and thanks for sharing them! Cheers to you and happy halloween to all!

  11. Happy Halloween!
    Love the images. Thank you for the great quotes, poems and stories.

  12. Thanks for all the spooktacular quotes, poems and sentiments for Halloween!


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