My favorite color is spring. My Midwestern sweetheart Matthew loves fall, he’s so into campfires, warm drinks and hoodies. It’s adorable and makes me want to love fall. We do love cooler weather and playing more outside with the boys. So I’m coming around to loving fall.
Fall does has some of the best colors of all the seasons. It also has so many of the best quotes!
Here are my favorite gorgeous fall quotes:
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“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
“My favorite color is October.” Unknown
“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
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus
“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
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon,” Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize.” George Eliot
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Brontë, Poem “Fall, Leaves, Fall”
“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves…” Virginia Woolf
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” Jim Bishop
“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
“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 loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it,” Lee Maynard, Crum
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” John Howard Bryant, Poem “The Indian Summer”
“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn,” Elizabeth Lawrence, A Southern Garden
“See it, smell it, taste, it, and forget the time of day or year. Autumn needs no clock or calendar,” Hal Borland, Homeland.
“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” Diana Gabaldon, Outlander.
“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
“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, Wither
“The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple,” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard,” Walt Whitman, Poem “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun”
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face,” John Donne, “The Autumnal” Poem
“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.” Unknown
“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 the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” Samuel Butler
“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” John Greenleaf Whittier
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Poem “Autumn”
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” Henry David Thoreau
“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
“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.”
“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
“October is a symphony of permanence and change.” Bonaro W. Overstreet
“Another fall, another turned page…” Wallace Stegner
“How beautifully leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days!” John Burroughs
“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” Shira Tamir
“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” Unknown
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” Chad Sugg
“Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” Rémy de Gourmon
“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
“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” Friedrich Nietzsche
“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
Happy Fall Y’all!
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