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100 Hauntingly Short Halloween Quotes and Sayings


When you think about Halloween, its all about a night full of candy, trick-or-treaters, jack o’lanterns and fun costumes. And through it all you may need some great Halloween quotes. We scoured the internet for the best cute short Halloween quotes for Instagram for this list. Whether you’re sticking with typical Halloween parties this year with kid-friendly shows and movies or pushing into the darker, creepier side of the holiday, there should be a short Halloween saying here to help as you’re preparing your Halloween decorations, sending out party invitations and planning your social media captions.

Short Halloween Quotes for Instagram

“It’s Halloween. Everyone is entitled to one good scare.” — Brackett, Halloween

“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” — Ronnie, The Fly

“There is something haunting in the light of the moon.” — Joseph Conrad

Cresent moon with short Halloween quotes by conrad

“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.” — Comedian Julie Gold

“Every day is Halloween isn’t it? For some of us.” — Tim Burton

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“On Halloween, you get to become anything you want to be.” — Ava Dellaira

“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” — Steve Almond

Lit jacko'lantern with a short funny halloween quotes for Instagram by Steve Almond

“It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!” — Max, Hocus Pocus

“I see dead people.” — The Sixth Sense

“It’s easier to dismiss ghosts in the daylight.” — Patricia Briggs, Dragon Bones

“I’m the ghost with the most, babe.” — Betelgeuse, Beetlejuice

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” — L.M. Montgomery

“Oh, look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” — Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus

“I put a spell on you because you’re mine.” — Jay Hawkins

Spooky path with short cute Halloween quotes by Hawkins

“I’m a mouse, duh.” — Mean Girls

“There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand.” — Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

 “I’m wicked through and through.” — Elphaba, Wicked

“Use iodized salt to ward off witches, zombies, and old boyfriends.” — Hocus Pocus

“Isn’t the view beautiful? It takes my breath away. Well, it would if I had any.” — Emily, Corpse Bride

“Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?” — Bram Stoker, Dracula

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” — Vincent Price

“When the witches went waltzing.” — Linda Williams

Orange moon with fun Halloween Quotes short

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — Shakespeare

“For a witch, you certainly don’t know much about how hauntings work.” — Colleen Houck

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” — Shakespeare

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” — Eden Phillpots

“Don’t torture yourself, Gomez. That’s my job.” — Morticia, The Addams Family

“Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” — Shakespeare

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” — Stephen King

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Happy Halloween Quotes, Halloween Letter Board Quotes, Halloween Captions, Halloween Sayings, Halloween Couple Captions, Ghost Captions, Witch Captions and Devil Captions.

Short Funny Halloween Quotes

“Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!” — Rusty Fischer

“There’s only 365 days left until next Halloween!” — The Nightmare Before Christmas

“Where my ghouls at?” — Monster High

“If you’ve got it, haunt it.” — Rose Pressey

“I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.” — Gomez, The Addams Family

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” — Bill Waterson

“Never trust the living.” – Beetlejuice

Moon through clouds and tree branches with a short funny Halloween Quotes for Instagram that says never trust the living

“We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” — Humbert Wolfe

“It’s alive!” — Frankenstein

“That’s the problem. He was dead to begin with.” — Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow

“Well, fancy! We desire children.” — Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus

“It reeks of children!” — Mary Sanderson, Hocus Pocus

“On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.” — Rodney Dangerfield

“I’m gonna eat your brains and gain your knowledge.” — Dr. William Block, Planet Terror

“Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs as midnight sighs.” — Rusty Fischer

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” — The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” — A Nightmare on Elm Street

Spooky road with scary and short quotes on Halloween

“I’m a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else.” — Wednesday, The Addams Family

“Death is a beginning.” ― A.J.West, The Spirit Engineer

“I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed.” — Rihanna

“This is the gateway to Hell, baby… Welcome to The Underworld.” ― Kassandra Cross, Black Magic

“It took a pair of ghosts to open my eyes.” ― Kelly Moran, Ghost of a Promise

“Beware! As you trick or treat. These creatures will find you and make you smell their feet.” ― Casey Browning, Ol’ Halloween Night

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious, and spooky.” — Andrew Gold

Mask with funny devil Instagram quotes by Arthur

“Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.” — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“It’s a full moon tonight. That’s why all the weirdos are out.” — Dani, Hocus Pocus

“In a fleshly Tomb, I am Buried above ground.” ― William Cooper

“Halloween creatures both friendly & gruesome peered out of the rustling leaves.” ― Kevin Purdy

“Behind her, the lamp turned back on.” ― Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, The Story Collector

Candle with short spooky quotes about Halloween by Tubb

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” — Jack Skellington in “Nightmare Before Christmas”

“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.” — Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” — George Carlin

“Last Halloween was bad for me… I got beat up. I went to a party dressed as a piñata.” — Jim Samuels

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” — Mason Cooley

“There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.” — Collette

“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.” — Judy Gold

Doorway with pumpkins with short quotations on Halloween

“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” — Tim Burton

“A mask tells us more than a face.” — Oscar Wilde, Irish Poet

“’Trick or treat…No, thank you.'” — Rita Rudner

“Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the ‘spirits’ of things.” — Dee Snider

“Wench! Trollop! You bucktoothed, mop-riding firefly from hell!” — Billy Butcherson, Hocus Pocus

“Ghosts and goblins come to play on October’s final day!” — Rusty Fischer

Short Halloween Costume Quotes

Check out these short Halloween costume quotes that are perfect whether you are dressing up as a ghost, witch, vampire, fairy, angel or devil.

“She was an angel that made even the devil want to get to heaven.” — A.J. Lawless

“There’s a little bit of devil in her angel eyes.” — Love and Theft, “Angel Eyes”

“I’m going out to get a bite to drink.” — George Hamilton

“Girl, you’re my angel, you’re my darling angel.” — Shaggy, “Angel”

Statue with short angel quotes for Instagram by Drake

“Relax, it’s only magic.” — Sarah Bailey

“Earth angel, earth angel, will you be mine?” — Penguins, “Earth Angel”

“Must be the season of the witch.” — Donovan

“I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.” — Bela Lugosi

“I am a witch. A real house-haunting, broom-riding, cauldron-stirring witch.” —Samantha

Witch with short witch quotes for Instagram

“It’s too cold outside for angels to fly.”― Ed Sheeran

“Better the devil you know than the angel you don’t.” — Hama Tuma

“Ghosts are all around us. Look for them, and you will find them.” – Ruskin Bond

“If you’ve got it, haunt it.” — Rose Pressey

“Into every generation comes a vampire.” — Holly Black

“I am wicked in many ways.” — Jessica Spotswood

Ghost with short ghost quotes for Instagram by Parker

“Hey, little devil.” — Neil Sedaka, “Little Devil”

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — William Shakespeare, The Tempest

“All right! You wanna fry a witch! I’ll give you a witch!” — Amy Madison

“‘Cause my body too BOOtylicious for ya, babe.” — Destiny’s Child, “Bootylicious”

“I don’t live to drain, I drain to live.” — What We Do in the Shadows

Crypt with a short vampire quotes for Instagram from What We do in the Shadows

“There’s a ghost in our home.” — Kate Bush, “Watching You Without Me”

“A vampire, like a lady, never reveals his true age.” — Gail Carriger, Soulless

“Witches don’t look like anything. Witches are. Witches do.” – Franny Billingsley

“Time to be a ghost.” Tori Amos, “Happy Phantom”

Pitchfork with short devil quotes for Instagram by Sedaka

“Boo’d up” — Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”

“Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes.” — Taylor Swift

“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.” — Tennessee Williams

Short Halloween Sayings

“Enter if you dare.”

“The blood is life.”

“Eat, drink and be scary!”

“Trick or treat.”

“Casper won’t help you.”

“Ghosts live here.”

Hand reaching around tree with short Halloween sayings

“We warned you.”

“Say boo and scary on.”

“I put a spell on daddy.”

“If you’ve got it hunt it.”

“If the broom fits, fly it!”

Cartoon witch with clever Halloween Sayings

“If you want a tasty sweet.”

“My blood type is Coffee.”

Catch me on the dark side

Eat, drink & be scary


You’re the treat to my trick

I’m the ghostest with the mostest

Eat, drink & be scary

Lit up jack o'lantern and candle with funny short Halloween captions that says eat, drink and be scary

Trick or tequila

Howl you doin’?

You better work, witch

A wee bit wicked

Be witched!

Keep calm and carry a wand

Something wicked this way comes

Not every witch lives in Salem

You make me batty

Swish, swish, witch

Witch hat on fall leaves with a funny short Halloween captions that says swish, swish, witch

Straight outta coffin

All my best ghoulfriends are total witches

Hey, boo-tiful


100 percent that witch

This is my resting witch face

Short Pumpkin Quotes

“Once a pumpkin, Always a pumpkin.” — Billy Corgan

“Pumpkin spice lattes are egg nog for morning people.” — John Oliver

“I’d say the first thing you need is … a pumpkin.” — Cinderella

“I tromped through the pumpkin patch.” — The Nightmare Before Christmas

“Pumpkins are the onlyliving organisms with triangle eyes.” – Harland Williams

Pumpkins with quotes about October by WIlliams

“Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.” — Simone Schwarz-Bart

“Let’s be honest: you can’t celebrate fall without it’s leading role: pumpkin!” — Rachel Hollis

“I don’t see how a pumpkin patch could be more sincere than this one.” — It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

“If you’re ever wondering what to wear, just dress like a pumpkin, you’re good to go.” — Devendra Banhart

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” — Henry David Thoreau

Short Fall Quotes

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” — John Howard Bryant

“Another fall, another turned page.” — Wallace Stegner

“Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” — Rémy de Gourmont

“I come alive in the fall time.” — The Weeknd, ‘Starboy’

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” — Oscar Wilde

Fall trees reflected in river with September fall quotes

“Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.” — Terri Guillemets

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

“Don’t you love New York in the fall?” — Nora Ephron

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” v William Cullen Bryant

“If the leaves are changing, I feel poetry in the air.” — Laura Jaworski

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” — Emily Brontë

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” — Jim Bishop

“Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.” – Yoko Ono

Yellow fall leaves and a short autumn quotes by Yoko Ono

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” — Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.” — Doug Larson

“It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’.” — Robbie Coltrane

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” — Chad Sugg

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” — John Donne

So that’s our list! We hope we were able to help you find the best quote.

Now get out there and have a great Halloween!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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