76+ Best Autumn Quotes: Inspiring Sayings About Fall

There are many reasons to love autumn. Watching the fall of leaves and breathing the air will give you much pleasure. Famous autumn quotes will get you excited, want to cherish everything that comes with the arrival of the fall season, and change your perspective.

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Quotes About Fall

  • For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ― Edwin Way Teale
  • 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
  • Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ― Stanley Horowitz
  • I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. ― Robert Browning
  • It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. ― P.D. James
  • Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching. ― Enya
  • I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves. ― Unknown
  • The Waverley sisters hadn’t been close as children, but they were as thick as thieves now, the way adult siblings often are, the moment they realize that family is actually a choice. ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
  • It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that. ― Hubert de Givenchy
  • Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ― Carol Bishop Hipps
  • Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ― Elizabeth Lawrence
  • But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass 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 Lot
  • 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
  • No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face…. ― John Donne, Elegy IX: The Autumnal
  • There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves. ― Joe. L. Wheeler
  • Dancing of the autumn laves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake. ― Mehmet Murat Idles
  • Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. ― Jim Bishop
  • Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. ― Chad Sugg
  • I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  • Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. ― Emily Brontë
  • Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. ― Shira Tamir
  • And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. ― Oscar Wilde
  • 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
  • Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. ― Elizabeth Bowen
  • Leaves are falling. Autumn is calling. ― Unknown
  • It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon. ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
  • On the day the tree bloomed in the fall, when its white apple blossoms fell and covered the ground like snow, it was tradition for the Waverleys to gather in the garden like survivors of some great catastrophe, hugging one another, laughing as they touched faces and arms, making sure they were all okay, grateful to have gotten through it. ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
  • Action must be taken at the first signs of disruption or decay, otherwise disaster will follow as ice-bound water follows brief autumn frosts. ― I Ching
  • How beautifully leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days! ― John Burroughs
  • October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace! ― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
  • 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 leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat! ― Rusty Fischer
  • 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
  • A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye. ― Unknown
  • I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  • Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile. ― William Cullen Bryant
  • Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! ― Humbert Wolfe
  • 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
  • The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go. ― Unknown
  • The Autumn is old; The sere leaves are flying; He hath gather’d up gold, And now he is dying; Old age, begin sighing! ― Thomas Hood
  • My favorite color is October. ― Unknown
  • The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease. ― William Shakespeare
  • No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. ― Samuel Johnson
  • Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring. ― Truman Capote
  • I was just telling Claire about a guy I met in bread class. I hate him, but he could be my soul mate. ― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
  • 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 Bysshe Shelley
  • Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. ― William Allingham
  • 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 mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings. ― Terri Guillemets
  • Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling. ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
  • It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it. ― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
  • Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? ― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
  • Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. ― Yoko Ono
  • Autumn wins you best by this, its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay. ― Robert Browning
  • Wild is the music of autumnal winds the faded woods. ― William Wordsworth
  • The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomb’d in autumn lies; The dew dries up; the star is shot; The flight is past, and man forgot. ― Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ― Henry David Thoreau
  • loved Autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it. ― Lee Maynard
  • He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn. ― Umberto Eco
  • Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring. ― Doug Larson
  • It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. ― B. C. Forbes
  • The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. ― Henry Beston
  • October is a symphony of permanence and change. ― Bonaro W. Overstreet
  • August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. ― Sylvia Plath
  • If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before. ― Mitchell Burgess
  • When the bold branches Bid farewell to rainbow leaves – Welcome wool sweaters. ― ― B. Cybrill
  • We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. Zhuangzi
  • In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November. ― Rose G. Kingsley
  • I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older. ― Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room
  • Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; And only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries. ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Thus sung the shepherds till th’ approach of night, The skies yet blushing with departing light, When falling dews with spangles deck’d the glade, And the low sun had lengthened every shade. ― Alexander Pope
  • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ― Albert Camus
  • The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. ― Rumi

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