Halloween Quotes for Kids

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Halloween has special significance for children. Kids look forward to October 31 when they can play out their imagination and spook their friends. Retailers have realized the importance of this holiday and stock up a variety of wild costumes for kids. You can get any costume—from a pirate to Pinocchio.

On Halloween night, kids dress up in zany costumes, pretending to be scary monsters and weird creatures. They travel door to door, usually accompanied by an adult and yell, "trick or treat!" If the friendly neighbor chooses to be tricked, the kids play a naughty prank on the neighbor. Most people enjoy treating kids with candy.

Kids also love to share ghost stories, and spooky tales of dead people to add to the thrill. If your children enjoy Halloween, join them in their naughty adventures. Share these wonderful Halloween quotes for kids to make the night a truly memorable one. Organize a Halloween costume party and encourage kids to dress up in wicked and wacky costumes.

Titus Lucretius Carus

For as children tremble and fear everything in the blind darkness, so we in the light sometimes fear what is no more to be feared than the things children in the dark hold in terror and imagine will come true.

Robert Brault

I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.

David Arquette

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.

R. L. Stine

When I was a kid my family was really poor and I remember one Halloween I wanted to dress up really scary and my parents came home with a duck costume. I wore that costume for years! I hated it.

Gavin DeGraw

When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on Halloween.

Larry, Curb Your Enthusiasm

[When trick or treating kids ask for some candy] Yeah, it's Halloween but that doesn't mean you can go around to people's houses and bilk candy from them.

Emily Dickinson

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

Dexter Kozen

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

Henry C. Link

Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy.

Virna Sheard

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!

Scottish Saying

From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!

Theodosia Garrison

At first cock-crow, the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.

William Motherwell

Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodièd have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream.

John Kendrick Bangs

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-
Tonight All-Hallows' Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.

Henry David Thoreau

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Dennis Yost and the Classics IV

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.


O horror! Horror! Horror! Tongue nor heart Cannot conceive nor name thee!

Steve Almond

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

William Shakespeare

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

J. M. Barrie

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

Janet Little, On Halloween

At Halloween, when fairy sprites
Perform their mystic gambols,
When ilka witch her neebour greets,
On their nocturnal rambles;
When elves at midnight-hour are seen,
Near hollow caverns sportin,
Then lads an' lasses aft convene,
In hopes to ken their fortune,
By freets that night.

Nina Willis Walter

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Haunted Houses

The spirit-world around this world of sense
Floats like an atmosphere, and everywhere
Wafts through these earthly mists and vapours dense
A vital breath of more ethereal air.

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