If you are looking for creepy Halloween quotes, these Halloween quotes from authors are just the thing to set the mood and are totally whiteboard worthy.
This time of year, I’m looking forward to Halloween. I love Halloween not just for the holiday, but what it represents. The full beginning of fall, cold weather, and the best holidays of the year (plus, Christmas break is just around the corner!).
When it is cool outside, I love reading horror books. I guess there is something about the turning of the seasons that make reading spooky stories more fun. These creepy Halloween quotes will get you in the mood for cool weather within seconds.
10 Creepy Halloween Quotes from Horror Authors and Poets
“Death twitches my ear;
‘Live,’ he says…
“The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins.
It always wins because it is everywhere.
It is in the wood that burns in your hearth, and in the kettle on the fire; it is under your chair and under your table and under the sheets on your bed. Walk in the midday sun, and the dark is with you, attached to the soles of your feet.
The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.”
― Matthew Woodring Stover
“Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
― Cormac McCarthy
“I’ll tell you now. That silence almost beat me. It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment.”
― Mark Lawrence
“He stepped fully into the house. The air inside was cool on his skin. He turned, expecting the front door to close on its own. But it stayed open, as it was supposed to. He shook his head, chiding himself for letting an old house spook him. He walked into the kitchen. Behind him, the front door slammed shut.”
― Robert Liparulo
“The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance;
We find delight in the most loathsome things;
Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings,
And yet we feel no horror in that rank advance.”
― Charles Baudelaire
“Here is a list of terrible things,
The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings
The rabid bite of the dogs of war,
The voice of one who went before,
But most of all the mirror’s gaze,
Which counts us out our numbered days.”
― Clive Barker
‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world. – William Shakespeare
“The shortest horror story:
The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.”
― Frederic Brown
“Horror is the removal of masks.”
― Robert Bloch
What are your favorite creepy Halloween quotes?
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