18 Spooky Season Quotes to Spark the Halloween Spirit

It's spooky season!

If it's Halloween season, it means we're spending time decorating pumpkins, eating candy corn, and making DIY costumes. And if those activities aren't enough to get you in the spooky spirit, we've rounded up our favorite Halloween quotes to get you ready for the holiday.

Use them to inspire your funny Halloween letter boards, or borrow one for a Halloween Instagram caption. Whether you're running "amok, amok, amok," like the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus ($5, Target) or donning your best all-black costume like Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family ($5, Target), these Halloween quotes and phrases are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Halloween Scares

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

– Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Halloween

Buy It: Halloween DVD ($7, Walmart)

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Candy Conspiracy

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"Everyone here knows that Halloween was invented by the candy companies. It's a conspiracy."

— Max Dennison, Hocus Pocus

Buy It: Hocus Pocus DVD ($5, Amazon)

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Toil and Trouble

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"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."

— William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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A World with Octobers

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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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Halloween Magic

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

– Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown

Buy It: Halloweentown DVD ($8, Target)

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Contrasting Costumes

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"A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality."

– Lucy, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Buy It: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown DVD ($10, Target)

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A Bunch of Hocus Pocus

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"It's all just a bunch of hocus pocus!"

— Max Dennison, Hocus Pocus

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Imagining Horrors

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"Where there is no imagination there is no horror."

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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Seeing is Believing

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"Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it."

– Jack Skellington, Nightmare Before Christmas

Buy It: Nightmare Before Christmas DVD ($7, Target)

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Spider Webs

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"So this world wide web I've heard about... Does it involve spiders?"

– Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown

Rent It: Halloweentown ($4, Amazon Prime Video)

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All-Black Everything

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"I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker color."

— Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family

Buy It: The Addams Family DVD ($5, Target)

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Another Glorious Morning

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"Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!"

– Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus

Buy It: Hocus Pocus DVD 25th Anniversary Edition ($6, Best Buy)

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Every Day is Halloween

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

— Tim Burton

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Halloween Masks

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"A mask tells us more than a face."

— Oscar Wilde, Intentions

Buy It: Intentions Paperback ($10, Amazon)

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Don't Trust Anything

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"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain."

— Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter

Rent It: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($4, Amazon Prime Video rental)

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Don't Fall Asleep

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

— Nancy, A Nightmare on Elm Street

Buy It: A Nightmare on Elm Street DVD ($10, Target)

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Halloween Horrors

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"I've seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly."

Elizabeth, Friday the 13th

Buy It: Friday the 13th DVD ($8, Amazon)

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Scarier than Fiction

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

— Stephen King

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