109 September Quotes to Welcome the Fall Season

These September quotes are sure to get you ready to welcome the fall season back into your life.

In the comments below, tell us which quote was your favorite.

September is a transitional month many look forward to throughout the year.

What are the benefits of reading these September quotes?

These September quotes have a variety of uses:

  • Come up with the perfect words to put on a flyer or social media post for a September event
  • Write the perfect birthday card or invitation for someone special with a September birthday
  • Learn what significance September has for some people

You might just be a person who loves fall and wants to share that joy with others.

What’s your favorite part about September? 

Fall is my favorite season of the year.

As a result, I’m always happy to see that September is on its way.

Once the calendar hits September 1st, I’m ready to slip into a cozy sweater, light a fall-themed candle, and drink an abundance of hot cocoa.

September means many things to many different people, and that is what we are showcasing in this curated selection of quotes. 

Below, you will find quotes about the events of September, including the arrival of fall, the anniversary of 9/11, and more. 

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Beautiful September quotes

1. “Happily we bask in this warm September sun, which illuminates all creatures…” — Henry David Thoreau

warm September Quotes

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2. “I used to love September, but now it just rhymes with remember.” ― Dominic Riccitello

September Quotes about love

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

September Quotes about life

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4. “Let’s strive to be better in September!” ― Charmaine J. Forde

September Quotes and sayings

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5. “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” – Unknown

September Quotes about autumn

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6. “In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer’s dog days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly upon us.” – Brene Brown

September Quotes about the busiest month

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7. “Making your Christmas cake in September is perfect, as too fresh a cake crumbles when cut.” – Mary Berry

September Quotes about Christmas cakes

September quotes about summer and fall

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

September Quotes about summer's ghost

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9. “Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.” – Terri Guillemets

September Quotes about autumnal sunshine

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10. “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.” – Stephen King

September Quotes about fall

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

September Quotes about autumnal sunshine

12. “September was a thirty-days long goodbye to summer, to the season that left everybody both happy and weary of the warm, humid weather and the exhausting but thrilling adventures.” – Lea Malot

September Quotes about saying goodbye to summer

13. “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” ― Peggy Toney Horton

September Quotes about loving october

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

September Quotes about summer

15. “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

September Quotes about nature

16. “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

romantic September Quotes


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17. “Autumn is springtime in reverse.” – Terri Guillemets

September Quotes about springtime

18. “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop

September Quotes about gold

19. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

September Quotes about spring


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20. “By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson

September Quotes about weather

21. “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” – Sarah Addison Allen

Sweet September Quotes

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

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Deep September Quotes

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September quotes from celebrities.

23. “My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.” – Oprah Winfrey

September Quotes about belonging

24. “Every week, as an 11-year-old kid, I would tune in to what was really the first American Idol-type program, a radio show called ‘Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour.’ The winning group on the evening of September 8, 1935, was called the Hoboken Four, and their spokesman was Frank Sinatra, then aged 19.” – Tony Bennett

September Quotes about Major Bowes

25. “For my very first September issue, I put Naomi Campbell on the cover. She was wearing this orange Anne Klein sequin suit – it would probably look incredibly ’80s today.” – Anna Wintour

September Quotes about fashion

26. “I think the defining moment in my career is the day that I moved to Nashville – September 1, 2001. That’s the biggest step to getting here is making that move. Anything that happens, the wonderful opportunities that happen to you, can’t happen until you make that move.” – Luke Bryan

27. “I joined MySpace in September 2003. At that time no one was on there at all. I felt like a loser while all the cool kids were at some other school. So I mass e-mailed between 30,000 and 50,000 people and told them to come over. Everybody joined overnight.” – Tila Tequila

28. “I was playing a gig in Greece in September 2003 and this guy walks up to me and says, ‘Hey Tiesto I just heard you play; you’re amazing. I want you to play at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.’ I looked at him, like, ‘Sure pal!’” – Tiesto

September quotes about 9/11

29. “September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift. Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11.” – Bill Frist

30. “The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.” – Joe Biden

31. “Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where’s the harm? September 11th changed all that.” – Richard Dawkins

32. “September 11 shocked many Americans into an awareness that they had better pay much closer attention to what the U.S. government does in the world and how it is perceived. Many issues have been opened for discussion that were not on the agenda before. That’s all to the good.” – Noam Chomsky

33. “There are terrible, terrible memories of September 11th, things that I saw, people that I lost, the devastation, the identification of bodies. I mean, all these memories come back to you at different times. And then the other side of it this tremendous response with the firefighters and the police officers saving people, the rescue workers.” – Rudy Giuliani

34. “Our task, in the aftermath of September 11, was and continues to be the transformation of the effects of evil into something beautiful and good.” – Marianne Williamson

35. “September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.” – Geraldine Brooks

36. “September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.” – Tom Ford

37. “September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for.” – Lamar Alexander

September quotes about going back to school

38. “You’re off to great to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

39. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” — Oscar Wilde

40. “The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.” – Harry Wong

41. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

42. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” — John Dewey

43. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela

44. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

45. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” — Unknown

46. “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

47. “All I have learned, I learned from books.” ― Abraham Lincoln

48. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey

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49. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

50. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” — Taylor Swift

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

September Quotes To Welcome Fall and Say Goodbye To Summer

52. “I love September, especially when we’re in it.” — Willie Stargell

53. “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 

54. “But the days grow short when you reach September.” — Maxwell Anderson

55. “Let’s all be nice to September.” ― Nitya Prakash

56. “It must be September, July sun has disappeared” ― Charmaine J. Forde

57. “All at once, summer collapsed into fall.” — Oscar Wilde

58. “And then the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and Autumn was awaked.” — Raquel Franco

59. My favorite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something.” — Groucho Marx

60. “The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.” — Mary Antin

61. “September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.” – Alexander Theroux

September Quotes That Will Excite You About the New Month

62. “Rest your eyes well before September because with all its colours autumn is coming to visit them!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

63. “September is pantyhose month. No nonsense.” ― Dave Parker

64. “All the months are crude experiments,  out of which the perfect September is made.” ― Virginia Woolf

65. “Autumn is full of leave-taking. In September the swallows are chattering of destination and departure like a crowd of tourists.” ― Mary Webb

66. “How smartly September comes in, like a racing gig, all style, no confusion.” ― Eleanor Clark

67. “Come September, children return to school, grownups to work, and the brain to the head.” ― Roger Rosenblatt

68. “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” ― Helen Hunt Jackson

69. “Wine is the divine juice of September.” ― Voltaire

70. “Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier

September Quotes To Miss Summer 

71. “Happy September! The world shall now transform into pumpkin everything.” ― Keith Wynn

72. “September’s Baccalaureate―a combination is of crickets, crows, and retrospects. And a dissembling breeze that hints without assuming.” ― Emily Dickinson

73. “The leaves of brown came tumbling down. Remember, in September, in the rain. The sun went out just like a dying amber.” ― Harry Warren

74. “If any of you have ever lived down south of the Mason-Dixon line, you know that late September still means summer heat.” ― Scott Porter

75. “It strikes me that the spirit of the Fourth, this year, was used up by September’s end and fell like an early leaf.” ― William H. Gass

76. “September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias.” ― Olive Wendell Holmes

77.  “Outside the leaves on the trees constricted slightly; they were the deep done green of the beginning of autumn. It was a Sunday in September.” ― Ali Smith

78. “For summer there, bear in mind, is a loitering gossip, that only begins to talk of leaving when September rises to go.” ― George Washington Cable

79. “September showed up right on schedule, and lasted a whole month.” ― Jenny Wingfield

80. “September is the other January.” ― Gretchen Rubin

September Quotes For Your Calendar

81. “There comes a day each September when you wake up and know the summer is over and fall has arrived. The slant of the sun looks different and something is in the air–a coolness, a hint of frosty mornings to follow.” ― Ann Rinaldi

82. “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

83. “But there was no autumn in the air today; the sun was still all August, although calendar August was almost two weeks gone.” ― Stephen King

84. “September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.” ― Rowland E. Robinson

85. “The roses hung their heads and dreamed under the still September clouds, and the water plashed and murmured softly among the pebbles of the shore.” ― E.L. Voynich

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86. “I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.” ― Oliver Herford

87. “As the alluring song of September begins to whisper in my ear, my passionate spirit yearns for the splendor of its promise.” ― Peggy Toney Horton

88. “Sweet September Blessings! I am eternally grateful!!!” ― Charmaine J. Forde

89. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the fall.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

90. “Write about winter in the fall.” — Annie Dillard

September Quotes To Welcome the  Autumnal Beginning

91. “It was a lovely afternoon—such an afternoon as only September can produce when summer has stolen back for one more day of dream and glamour.” — L.M. Montgomery

92. “September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.” — Rowland E. Robinson

93. “September has come, it is hers whose vitality leaps in the autumn, whose nature prefers trees without leaves and a fire in the fireplace.” — Louis Macneice

94. “The old summer’s-end melancholy nips at my heels. There’s no school to go back to; no detail of my life will change the onset of September; yet still I feel the old trepidation.” — Sara Baume

95. “There is a time in late September when the leaves are still green and the days are still warm, but somehow you know that it is all about to end, as if summer was holding its breath, and when it let it out again, it would be autumn.” — Sharyn McCrumb

96. “The window are open, admitting the September breeze: A month that smells like notebook paper and pencil shavings, autumn leaves and car oil. A month that smells like progress and moving on.” — Lauren Oliver

97. “It was September, and there was a crackly feeling to the air.” — Carolyn Parkhurst

98. “Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” — Wallace Stegner

99. “I guess I’m just feeling all September-ish … All the trees change color, the days get very clear—with little smoke on the horizon from burning leaves. Pumpkins begin to come out.” — George Selden

100. “There is a clarity about September … the sun seems brighter, the sky more blue, the white clouds take on marvelous shapes; the moon is a wonderful apparition, rising gold, cooling to silver; and the stars are so big.” — Faith Baldwin

101. “September is the month of maturity; the heaped basket and the garnered sheaf. It is the month of climax and completion.” — Gertrude Jekyll

102. “Sweet September, the first breezes bring the dry leaf’s rustle and the squirrel’s laughter.” — Rowland E. Robinson

103. “The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.” — Gore Vidal

104. “But since I am in the music industry, I don’t want anyone to download music, not on September 9th.” — Obie Trice

105. “It’s September 21st, a day I love for the balance it carries with it.” — Pam Houston

106. “Outside, the September air was enticingly fragrant, yellow with pollen and rich, lemony sunlight.” — Alice Hoffman

107. “I must have been one of the least surprised people on earth on September 11. I felt very braced for that. I knew something like that was going to come.” — Christopher Hitchens

108. “The lesson of September the 11th is: Take threats before they fully materialize.” — George W. Bush

109. “We awoke one morning in September, and the world lurched on its axis.” — Jeb Bush

How do you handle starting anew? 

Whether you are starting a new job or going to a new school, the initial transition can be difficult.

It may take a while to finally find your footing and understand where you belong.

But don’t let the fear of the transition get in the way of starting. 

A new beginning signals a new chapter of your life filled with new people, places, and things to experience.

The only way to know what waits for you on the other side of that door is if you open it.

Trust me, past you, is going to be thankful you were courageous enough to begin. 

Which of these September quotes and sayings is your favorite?

What resonated the most with you?

Let us know below!

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