Wednesday, October 19, 2016

50 Autumn Quotes

Autumn is in full swing and while the season is in it's peak I though to share some of my favorite seasonal quotes. It's no secret that autumn is my favorite season. I love the changing colors, cooler days, and holidays approaching. It's also the perfect time for travel and going outdoors. In that sense here are some quotes of inspiration to celebrate this season.

"Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." Samuel Butler

"Ho! for the leaves that eddy down, Crumpled yellow and withered brown, Hither and yonder and up the street And trampled under the passing feet; Swirling, billowing, drifting by, With a whisper soft and a rustling sigh, Starting aloft to windy ways, Telling the coming of bonfire days." Grace Strickler Dawson

"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

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." Nathaniel Hawthorne

"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

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees." David Letterman

"Once more the liberal year laughs out O'er richer stores than gems or gold: Once more with harvest song and shout Is nature's boldest triumph told." John Greenleaf Whittier

"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

"The Indian Summer, the dead Summer's soul." Mary Clemmer


"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

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

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre 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

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

"Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!" Humbert Wolfe

"The milkweed pods are breaking, and the bits of silken down, float off upon the autumn breeze, across the meadows brown." Cecil Cavendish

"Winter is cold-hearted. Spring is yea and nay, Autumn is a weather-cock, Blown every way. Summer days for me. When every leaf is on its tree." Christina Rossetti

"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

"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?" Hal Borland

"Cirrus sky hawk drift, blue haze in the autumn air, and my mouth is dry." Greg Boddy

"There is no season such delight can bring, as summer, autumn, winter and the spring." William Browne

"Autumn is leaving - tugging each others' branches two pine trees." Shiki's Autumn Poems

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." John Muir

"The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer. Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind. The cold shiver from an arctic blast. Indian Summer. The last warmth of the sun. Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons. The Harvest Moon. The Hunter's Moon. The Rainy Season. Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind. The touch of frost on grass and window pane. The smell of burning leaves." Keith C. Heidorn

"There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season." Sir Francis Bacon

"Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to Spring." Anonymous

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." Andrew Wyeth

"On such a day each road is planned To lead to some enchanted land; Each turning meets expectancy. The signs I read on every hand. I know by autumn's wizardry On such a day the world can be Only a great glad dream for me-- Only a great glad dream for me!" Eleanor Myers Jewett

"It is only her in large portions of Canada that wonderous second wind, the Indian summer, attains its amplitude and heavenly perfection, the temperatures; the sunny haze; the mellow, rich delicate, almost flavored air: Enough to live -- enough to merely be." Eleanor Myers Jewett

"Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage--rees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells." John Keats



"Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season's last crops." Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis

"Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined, and spreads a common feast for all that live." James Thomson

"October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter." Nova Bair

"Summer is already better, but the best is autumn. It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows moderately and not frivolously... It cools down, clears up, makes you reasonable..." Valentin

"The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." John Muir

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

"Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day." Elizabeth Bowen

"January cold and desolate; February dripping wet; March wind ranges; April changes; Birds sing in tune To flowers of May, And sunny June Brings longest day; In scorched July The storm-clouds fly, Lightning-torn; August bears corn, September fruit; In rough October Earth must disrobe her; Stars fall and shoot In keen November; And night is long And cold is strong In bleak December." Christina Giorgina Rossetti

"Nature is, above all, profligate. Don't believe them when they tell you how economical and thrifty nature is, whose leaves return to the soil. Wouldn't it be cheaper to leave them on the tree in the first place?" Annie Dillard

"When everything that ticked has stopped, and space stares, all around, or grisly frosts, first autumn morns, repeal the beating ground." Emily Dickinson



"I love fall! Fall is exciting. It's apples and cider. It's an airborne spider. It's pumpkins in bins. It's burrs on dog's chins. It's wind blowing leaves. It's chilly red knees. It's nuts on the ground. It's a crisp dry sound. It's green leaves turning And the smell of them burning. It's clouds in the sky. It's fall. That's why... I love fall." Author Unknown

"The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on.... A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind." Aldo Leopold

"Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change." Edwin Teale

"A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves, creates a tapestry of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer." Judith A. Lindberg

"You ought to know that October is the first Spring month." Karel Capek, The Gardener's Year

"The stripped and shapely Maple grieves The ghosts of her Departed leaves. The ground is hard, As hard as stone. The year is old, The birds are flown." John Updike

"Corn wind in the fall, come off the black lands, come off the whisper of the silk hangers, the lap of the flat spear leaves." Carl Sandburg

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

"By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer." Author Unknown

"Our judgment ripens; our imagination decays. We cannot at once enjoy the flowers of the Spring of life and the fruits of its Autumn." Thomas Macaulay

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful quotes and very lovely photos...

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  2. Wahnsinn, wieviele Sprüche du zusammengesammelt hast. Dein drittes Bild erkenne ich, daß ist das Schloß Vajdahunyad-Kopie in Budapest. :-) Das ursprüngliche Schloß ist in Transylvanien.
    Liebe Grüße

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  3. I think we all love the season when the heat is going and the cool is coming and we feel better.

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  4. Wow--- What a excellent grouping of comments! Lovely pictures, too.

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  5. Oh how I adored this post! How I long for such days of Autumn to savor...alas, it will be next year! I don't have time to make a trip to the mountains here to see the Fall color, as I am so busy packing. And we are still in our late summer here in the desert...very few leaves turn color here for us to see. Next year in Oregon!!! Loved your wonderful Autumn photos and your awesome quotes...I copied many of them!

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