50 Pumpkin Quotes and Puns That Are Too Gourd to Be True

Ashley Johnson
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Photo credit: leekris

From Good Housekeeping

Believe it or not, fall is pretty much here already, and the countdown to Halloween and Thanksgiving has officially begun.

Of course, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this upcoming autumn might look a bit different. While trick-or-treating with your kids and hosting weekend football parties may not be feasible this year, there are still plenty of other social distance-friendly, fall-themed activities to get you excited about the leaf-changing season. Carving pumpkins and jamming to spooky soundtracks, painting gourds with your kids while enjoying a Halloween movie marathon, snacking on pumpkin treats and sipping on cozy fall cocktails — the sky is the limit!

No matter what fall looks like this year for you and your family, we guarantee that the below list of pumpkin quotes and puns will make the season even more enjoyable. Perhaps you'll want to use a quote for an Instagram caption while showing off your spooktacular pumpkin crafts. Maybe you'll feel inspired to drop a funny pun while having a Zoom party with your loved ones. Then again, maybe you just need to read something that will instantly cheer you up ahead of pumpkin season — whatever the reason, you've come to the right place. Enjoy!

Best Pumpkin Quotes

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

  • "Sugar and pumpkin spice and all things nice!" —a play on Robert Southey's words.

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

  • “My favorite word is 'pumpkin.' You are a pumpkin. Or you are not. I am.” — Harrison Salisbury

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

  • "'Cause I'm Peter, Peter the Pumpkin Eater/And the party has just begun." — Garth Brooks

  • “Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie/Soon your love will be all mine.” Jay & The Techniques

  • “Wednesday, play with your food.” The Addams Family

  • “Hey, have you come to sing pumpkin carols?” It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  • "When life gives you pumpkins, make pie." a play on Elbert Hubbard's words.

  • “Hooray for Peter Pumpkin.” XTC

  • "I heard a pumpkin a day keeps the goblins away." a play on the old Pembrokeshire saying.

  • "Gone pumpkin pickin'" a play on the film title Gone Fishin'.

  • “There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  • “Jack-o'-lantern, Jack-o'-lantern. You are such a funny sight.” Jack-o'-lantern Halloween Song

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

  • “Sometimes I think that ideas float through the atmosphere like huge squishy pumpkins waiting for heads to drop on.” — Neil Gaiman

  • “The fifth one said ‘I'm ready for some fun!’” Five Little Pumpkins

  • “There he is. There he is. It's the Great Pumpkin.” It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  • “I am the Pumpkin King.” The Nightmare Before Christmas

Best Pumpkin Puns


  • Say hollow to my little friend

  • Hollow, anyone there?

  • Life is gourd

  • I'm ahead of the carve.

  • Gourd vibes only

  • Let’s (pumpkin) spice things up!

  • Gourd luck charm

  • You struck a gourd with me

  • Get the latest scoop here!

  • We have nothing but gourd intentions

  • I only have pies for you

  • I’m on the rind 24/7

  • The pumpkin of my pie

  • What’s cooking, gourd looking?

  • Time to patch some z’s

  • Be of gourd cheer

  • Let the gourd times roll!

  • Patch you later!

  • Don’t go(urd) breaking my heart

  • Let's get smashed!

  • Jack of all lanterns

  • Baby gourd back!

  • Dang, you're jacked!

  • Gourd out of town!

  • Carved out some time today

  • Gourd me to death

  • #SquashGoals

  • Gourdness gracious!

  • On the go(urd)

  • Gourdbye!

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