Autumn quotes

By | 10.08.2022

Beautiful Autumn quotes: Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar. Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift. Dodinsky

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

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

Dancing of the autumn laves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake. Mehmet Murat Ildan

Wild is the music of autumnal winds/Amongst the faded woods. William Wordsworth

Why did dusk and fir-scent and the afterglow of autumnal sunsets make people say absurd things? L.M. Montgomery, Emily’s Quest

Only lovers / see the fall / a signal end to endings / a gruffish gesture alerting / those who will not be alarmed / that we begin to stop / in order simply / to begin / again. Maya Angelow

Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings. Terri Guillemets

Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies. Sharon Kay Penman

Autumn dresses up in gold; the richest season of the soul. Angie Weiland Crosby

Let misty autumn be our part! / The twilight of the year is sweet: / Where shadow and the darkness meet / Our love, a twilight of the heart / Eludes a little time’s deceit. Ernest Dowson

Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer. Terri Guillemeta


I saw old autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. Thomas Hood

Autumn’s the mellow time. William Allingham

The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider. Jane Hirshfield, The Heat of Autumn

The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings; now for October eves! Humbert Wolfe

Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Yoko Ono

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.

Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them—
The summer flowers depart— Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Autumn

There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees–as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again. Ruth Ahmed

I sit beside the fire and think / Of all that I have seen / Of meadow flowers and butterflies / In summers that have been / Of yellow leaves and gossamer / In autumns that there were / With morning mist and silver sun / And wind upon my hair. J.R.R. Tolkien

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall… Oscar Wilde

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves… Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it. Diana Gabaldon


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

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. Elizabeth Lawrence

It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves! Winnie the Pooh Pooh’s Grand Adventure

I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers. Leif Enger

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. Shira Tamir

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. Anne of Green Gables

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. e.e. cummings

The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground. Andrea Gibson

I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it. Lee Maynard

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

I loved autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it. Lee Maynard


Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. Faith Baldwin

Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference

See it, smell it, taste it, and forget the time of day or year. Autumn needs no clock or calendar. Hal Borland

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

Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves. Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon. Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves! WINNIE THE POOH, POOH’S GRAND ADVENTURE

The first breath of autumn was in the air, a prodigal feeling, a feeling of wanting, taking, and keeping before it is too late. J. L. Carr


But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous a** as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you. Stephen King, Salem’s Lo

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

How beautifully leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days! John Burroughs

The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost. John Greenleaf Whittier

Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow. Dan Millman

Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world’s oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter. Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end. Rémy de Gourmon

I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves. Ann Drake

That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain. Ray Bradbury, The October Country

Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. Lauren DeStefano

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. J.K. Rowling

The white towers and golden domes of the church gleamed in the sapphire sky. The luxuriant autumn asleep till morning. The silence of the earth seemed to merge with the silence of the heavens and the mystery of the earth touched the mystery of the stars. Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground. Andrea Gibson

Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him. Hal Borland

It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it. Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. Stanley Horowitz

The smile that flickers on a baby’s lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning. Rabindranath Tagore

Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar. Delia Owens

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

Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods. William Wordsworth

I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow. Wendy Delsol, Stork

Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. Friedrich Nietzsche

Your heart, Bessie, is an autumn garage. J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Such trees as there were allowed their leaves to fall—they fell unnoticed—seeming to promise, not without bitterness, to endure another year. James Baldwin

There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. Joe L. Wheeler


Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything. Robert Browning

Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat! Rusty Fischer

Spades take up leaves / No better than spoons, / And bags full of leaves / Are light as balloons. / I make a great noise / Of rustling all day / Like rabbit and deer / Running away.  Robert Frost

And the sunsets of Autumn — are they not gorgeous beyond description? More so than the brightest dreams of poetry? Charles Lanman

And when you take something like the changing colour of autumn leaves and start to ask why; you’re starting off on an intellectual journey which will take you beyond that moment of visual satisfaction while robbing nothing from that experience. Alice Roberts

Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese. Hal Borland

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne

The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves. Charlotte Bates

Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. Nora Ephron

You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason. Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. George Eliot

If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour. Victoria Erickson

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. Henry Beston

Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.


How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. John Burroughs

Finally, she mused that human existence is as brief as the life of autumn grass, so what was there to fear from taking chances with your life? Mo Yan, Red Sorghum

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. Samuel Butler

And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened. Raquel Franco

That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer. Wallace Stegner

My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane. Robert Frost

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. John Burroughs

The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.

At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost. Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne

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

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. John Donne, The Autumnal

A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! Percy Shelly

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize. George Eliot

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