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50 Fall Quotes Celebrating The Beauty of Autumn

Published on December 18, 2019 7:30 AM EST
50 Fall Quotes Celebrating The Beauty of Autumn

Autumn is a magical time filled with vibrant color, sprits, thankfulness and the shedding of the year that has passed. The feeling is hard to put into words, but many have tried to capture the essence of the season with these fall quotes.

It’s that time of year when people usually start saying things like “I can’t believe it’s time for school to start again” or “Where has this year gone?”. 

50 Fall Quotes Celebrating The Beauty of Autumn

What do you love about the fall season?

Fall officially begins in late September and runs through just before Christmas, even though it seems like once we reach the month of December everything is winter and Christmas related!

Fall is associated with: the falling leaves, the months of September, October, and November, and that sense of sadness and change. Pull on that sweater, sip that cup of tea and enjoy these autumn quotes about fall!

We also have a collection of winter quotes, spring quotes, and summer quotes. Be sure to read those as well.

Fall quotes celebrating the beauty of the season

1.) “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte

2.) “If only humans could die like the autumn leaves, with a splash of beauty and the promise of another season.” – Shana Chartier

3.) “When an autumn leaf meets a beautiful lake, art reaches beyond the unreachable places!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

4.) “The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing.” – Rumi

5.) “The falling leaf that tells of autumn’s death is, in a subtler sense, a prophecy of spring.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

6.) “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

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7.) “And then the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco

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

9.) “There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” – Joe L. Wheeler

10.) “A few days ago, I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.  The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.” – Eric Sloane

11.) “She calls it “stick season,” this slow disrobing of summer, leaf by leaf, till the bores of tall trees rattle and scrape in the wind.” – Eric Pinder

Fall quotes about the first month of Autumn

12.) “September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson

13.) “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soil. Peggy Toney  Horton

14.) “September tries its best to have us forget summer.” – Bernard Williams

15.) “September is the month of maturity; the heaped basket and the garnered sheaf. It is the month of climax and completion. September! I never tire of turning it over and over in my mind. It has warmth, depth and color. It glows like old amber.” – Patience Strong

16.) “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 (see other insightful Stephen King quotes)

17.) “We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” – Henry Rollins

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18.) “I used to love September, but now it just rhymes with remember.” – Dominic Riccitello

Fall quotes about the second month of Autumn

19.) “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery

20.) “My favorite color is October.” – Unknown

21.) “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

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

23.) “You don’t waste October sunshine. Soon the old autumn sun would bed down in cloud  blankets and there would be weeks of gray rain before it finally decided to snow.” – Katherine Arden

24.) “There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, when from every hill of flame she calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” – William Bliss

25.) “October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.” – Keith Donohue

26.) “Ah, Lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir.” – Peggy Toney Horton

27.) “Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe

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28.) “Then summer fades and passes and October comes.  We’ll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure.” – Thomas Wolfe

Fall quotes about the final month of Autumn

29.) “But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.” – L.M. Montgomery

30.) “In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.” – Cynthia Rylant

31.) “Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.” Gregory F. Lenz

32.) “My lovely November, Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?” – A Waltz for Zizi

33.) “November at its best – with a sort of delightful menace in the air. Anne Bosworth Greene

34.) “November; Crows are approaching – Wounded leaves fall to the ground.” – Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann    

35.) “Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give Thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” – Charmaine J Forde

36.) “In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.” – Cynthia Rylant

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37.) “No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds – November!” – Thomas Hood

38.) “The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July.” – Henry David Thoreau

Fall quotes about endings, sadness and change

39.) “Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant

40.) “Another fall, another turned page.” – Wallace Stegner

41.) “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

42.) “Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” – Dodie Smith

43.) “August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” – Sylvia Plath

44.) “Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” – Remy de Gourmont

45.) “Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” – Samuel Butler

46.) “Once in a while, I am struck all over again… by just how blue the sky appears on wind-played autumn mornings, blue enough to bruise a heart.” – Sanober Khan

47.) “The wind makes you ache is some place that is deeper than your bones. It may be that it touches something old in the human soul, a chord of race memory that says Migrate or die – migrate or die.” – Stephen King

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48.) “And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?” – Mervyn Peake

49.) “It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” – P.D. James

50.) “I love the fall.  I love it because of the smells that you speak of; and also because things are dying, things that you don’t have to take care of anymore, and the grass stops growing.” – Mark Van Doren

What’s your favorite thing about autumn?

Soon autumn itself will be drawing to a close. The falling leaves, now laying dead on the ground, will start to be covered with blankets of snow.

The smell of pumpkin spice will be replaced by peppermint, and I will once again long for the magical time that exists from September through November. When once again the trees will be a colorful work of art, and the air is crisp.

Leggings, sweaters and boots will be the attire of choice. It will be cool enough to enjoy a hot pumpkin spice latte or mug of tea, while reading through quotes about fall. For fall really is the best season of all!

Which of these magical fall quotes is your favorite? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  1. Melissa

    December 19, 2019 at 1:49 AM

    Love it!

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