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The 36 Best Fall Quotes

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Autumn is the best season.

Not too hot. Not too cold. And don’t forget about pumpkin beer!

Let’s see what great things have been said about Fall. Here are the very best quotes about Fall, curated from our best seasonal sources.

Related Quotes: Spring, Summer.

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. William Cullen Bryant

The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground. Andrea Gibson


Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. Emily Bronte

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

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn. Elizabeth Lawrence

Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings. Terri Guillemets

The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. Ray Bradbury

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne


Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. Jim Bishop

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

There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. Joe L. Wheeler

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. John Burroughs

But then 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

Notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. Friedrich Nietzsche


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

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

Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn. Leo Tolstoy

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. John Donne

October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came – The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. George Cooper

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

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

Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring. Truman Capote

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonize. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. 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


Falling leaves hide the path so quietly. John Bailey

Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves. Margaret Sangster

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

The season for enjoying the fullness of life — partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth. Denis Waitley

Such days of autumnal decline hold a strange mystery which adds to the gravity of all our moods. Charles Nodier

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn. Marilyn Monroe

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. Norah Ephron

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 as joyful and sweet as an untimely end. Remy de Gourmont

Autumn and winter were not really so bad; there were warm fires, and books, and you could look forward to the summer. Goodbye Mr. Chips

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