When it comes to Halloween, there are several things that instantly come to mind: carved jack-o'-lanterns, candy, goblins, and witches! The latter are virtually synonymous with the fall holiday originally known as All Hallows’ Eve. In fact, witches topped the list of most popular adult costumes last year with their infamous all-black ensemble, pointy wide-brimmed hat and ubiquitous broomstick, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s why a collection of spellbinding witch quotes from this eerily intriguing group is par for the course this spooky season. Trust us, we’ve conjured up some of the best.
Whether they use their superpowers and otherworldly abilities for good or evil, witches work their magic however they see fit. From Glinda the Good Witch from the iconic movie The Wizard of Oz, to the menacing sea witch Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, this mix of haunting, chilling, and sometimes delightfully comical quotes by these mesmerizing characters from literature and pop culture are perfect for adding magic to your social media posts this October 31 — especially if you’re planning to don a bewitching getup.
Go ahead, tap into your wicked, wild side just for a night. Don’t be scared. Channel your inner witch and let these intoxicating sayings and other Halloween quotes be your guide.
We promise, your followers will be enchanted by these captivating curses and quips.
“Suffering is good for the soul, right? Then suffer!” —Evillene, “The Wiz”
"Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!" —Winifred Sanderson, "Hocus Pocus"
"Home is a place we all must find, child. It's not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere." —Glinda the Good Witch, “The Wiz”
“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” —The Wicked Witch of the West, “The Wizard of Oz”
“I am a witch. A real house-haunting, broom-riding, cauldron-stirring witch.” —Samantha Stephens, “Bewitched”
"If my aunts find out I'm friends with a ghost, they'll throw a witchy fit and I won't get to see you anymore." —Wendy the Good Little Witch, "Wendy Meets Casper"
“For all you know, a witch may be living next door to you right now.” —Roald Dahl, "The Witches"
"What’s the matter? I have to be a witch, I have to be a mortal, I have to be a teenager and I have to be a girl all at the same time. That’s what’s the matter." —Sabrina Spellman,” Sabrina the Teenage Witch”
“Relax, it’s only magic.” —Sarah Bailey, “The Craft”
“You girls need to learn to fight. When witches don’t fight, we burn.” —Fiona,” American Horror Story: Coven”
“It reeks of children!” —Mary Sanderson, "Hocus Pocus"
"I am wicked in many ways." —Jessica Spotswood, "Born Wicked"
“Some things are left better unsaid.” —Elzora, “Eve’s Bayou”
"You're all a bunch of little toads in a pet that Fiona is slowly bringing to a boil. You won't even feel it until it's too late. I'd rather burn than boil." —Myrtle Snow, “American Horror Story: Coven”
"There's a little witch in all of us." —Aunt Jet Owens, "Practical Magic"
"There is no magic when one no longer believes." —Hilda Lewis, "The Ship That Flew"
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” —William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”
“Water? I’m allergic to water.” —Evillene, “The Wiz”
“You’d think they’d never seen a girl and a cat on a broom before.” —Jiji, "Kiki’s Delivery Service"
“You say witch like it’s a bad thing.” —Unknown
“The point is in this whole wide wicked world the only thing you have to be afraid of is me.” —Fiona, "American Horror Story: Coven”
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on.”—J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
"Come little children, I'll take thee away, into a land of Enchantment. Come little children, the time's come to play, here in my garden of magic." —Sarah Sanderson, "Hocus Pocus"
"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween.'" —Unknown
"Everyone deserves a chance to fly." —Elphaba, "Wicked"
“I’m going to be a very good witch from now on.” — Piper, “Charmed”
“The day he left me was the day I died. But then I was reborn as a witch.” — Elaine Parks, “The Love Witch”
"The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life." —Margot Adler, "Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America"
“Witches of England... you are a disgrace! Miserable witches... you are good-for-nothing worms! Everywhere I look, I see the repulsive sight of hundreds, thousands of revolting little children...” —Grand High Witch, "The Witches"
"I'm not much of a talker." —Asajj Ventress, "Star Wars: Clone Wars"
"Ha! A witch? Moi? Oh, you can't be serious. Do I look like a witch to you?" —Claudia, "A Simple Wish"
“The witch knows nothing in this world is supernatural. It is all natural.” —Laurie Cabot
“All right! You wanna fry a witch! I'll give you a witch!” —Amy Madison, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
"You have no idea what you've unleashed. You're gonna need me." —Agatha Harkness, "WandaVision"
“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” —William Shakespeare, “MacBeth”
"Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!" —Ursula, "The Little Mermaid"
“You’ve always had the power, my dear. You just had to learn it for yourself." —Glinda, “The Wizard of Oz”
“A witch ought never be frightened in the darkest forest because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her.” —Terry Pratchett, "Wintersmith"
“Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a witch.” —Catherine M. Valente, “In the Night Garden”
"We're the protectors of the innocent, we're known as the Charmed Ones."— Phoebe Halliwell, "Charmed"
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