100 Best Autumn Quotes For a Fabulous Fall

Autumn Quotes

Autumn creeps in with cooling breezes and chilly nights. In moments, it seems, the trees explode into colors of red, orange and gold as autumn leaves drift to the ground. Pumpkin spice is in the air (and in your coffee cup!) Here you’ll find 100 autumn quotes and sayings, short fall quotes, autumn quotes for Instagram, inspirational autumn quotes, literary quotes about autumn and autumn leaves, and funny fall quotes to help you make the most of the fall season.

Autumn Quotes and Sayings to Celebrate the Fall Season

Autumn Quotes

October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book. -John Sinor

I love the start of autumn when the trees in my garden change the colour of their leaves in one last dazzling display. -Michael Caine

Some people fall head over heels. Other people begin to fall without even knowing it — love grows like a spring flower beneath last autumn’s leaves and catches them by surprise. -Elizabeth Chandler

My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it’s the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke -like the end and the beginning of something all at once. -Lauren Oliver

I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its leaves are a little yellow, its tone mellower, its colours richer, and it is tinged a little with sorrow and a premonition of death. -Lin Yutang

You are my heart, my soul, my equal. You see the light in me when I’m lost within darkness. When I’m cold and distant, you’re as warm as autumn sunshine, bathing me in your glow. -Kerri Maniscalco

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She was queen and he was king. In the autumn light, her hair shone like a crown. They collected the world in small handfuls, and when the sky grew dark, they parted with leaves in their hair. -Nicole Krauss

The Autumn is old; The sere leaves are flying; He hath gathered up gold, And now he is dying…Old age, begin sighing. -Thomas Hood

As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see. -Vincent Van Gogh

And the sunsets of autumn—are they not gorgeous beyond description? More so than the brightest dreams of poetry?- Charles Lanman

Autumn would come to this place of welcome, this place I would know to be home. Autumn would come and the air would grow cool, dry and magic, as it does that time of the year. -Henry Rollins

Never let me lose what I have gained, and adorn the branches of your river with leaves of my estranged Autumn. -Federico García Lorca

I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow. -Wendy Delsol, Stork

Short Fall Quotes

Autumn Quotes

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Henry David Thoreau

And I rose, in rainy autumn. And walked abroad in a shower of all my days… -Dylan Thomas

Autumn lingered on as if fond of its own perfection. -Winston Graham

Autumn glows upon us like a splendid evening; it is the very sunset of the year -Mary Russell Mitford

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

I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it. -Lee Maynard

Autumn Quotes

October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. -Nova S. Blair

If I were a bird, I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns. -George Eliot

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

Days decrease and autumn grows, autumn in everything. -Robert Browning

Autumn is the time of picturesque tranquility -Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him -Hal Borland

Autumn Quotes

Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods. -William Wordsworth

Autumn is a classical music; when it begins, the gravity disappears! -Mehmet Murat ildan

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

The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost. -John Greenleaf Whittier

Autumn is a momentum of nature’s golden beauty, so the same it’s time to find your momentum of life. -Rashedur Ryan Rahman

I saw old autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. -Thomas Hood

Autumn Quotes for Instagram

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. -L. M. Montgomery

Autumn Quotes

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

October, crisp, misty, golden October, when the light is sweet and heavy… -Angela Carter

Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile. -John Howard Bryant

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Autumn! The greatest show of all times! -Mehmet Murat Ildan

Autumn Quotes

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. -Walt Whitman

For others, magic is a crisp autumn’s day or a tender hug from a loved one. -Neil Patrick Harris

I don’t see how a pumpkin patch could be more sincere than this one. -Charlie Brown

I’d say the first thing you need is … a pumpkin. -Cinderella

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. -Oscar Wilde

Autumn Quotes

If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour. -Victoria Erickson

Another fall, another turned page… -Wallace Stegner

Autumn is the time when Nature takes her watercolor to the trees -Laura Jaworski

Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind -Lorin Morgan-Richards

Autumn is the best time for adventures, because even the world is feeling a little more alive -Marisa Casciano

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

When everything looks like a magical oil painting, you know you are in Autumn!- Mehmet Murat Ildan

Inspirational Quotes for Autumn

Autumn Quotes

If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE. -Kyle Lake

Autumn is the time of balance and of sacrifice, a time when the light is defeated by darkness, a time when the night takes over and brings the coming winter. The ancient wisdom says that those who long for light must face their inner darkness and overcome it. -Tony Riches

Human existence is as brief as the life of autumn grass, so what was there to fear from taking chances with your life? -Mo Yan

There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees -as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again. -Ruth Ahmed

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

Finally, she mused that human existence is as brief as the life of autumn grass, so what was there to fear from taking chances with your life? -Mo Yan, Red Sorghum

Autumn Quotes

There is no better time than the autumn to begin forgetting the things that trouble us, allowing them to fall away like dried leaves. –Paulo Coelho

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 away from you like the leaves of Autumn. -John Muir, The Mountains of California

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 Elizabeth Sangster

Autumn Quotes

Quotes of Autumn Leaves

It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that. -Hubert de Givenchy

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus

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

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

Autumn Quotes

Falling autumn leaves gave the air an amber hue as though seen through a jar of honey. -Paula Wall

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. -Shira Tamir

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

Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar. -Delia Owens

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. -William Allingham

The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light. -Malcolm Lowry

Autumn Quotes

The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air. -Laura Jaworski

Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat! -Rusty Fischer

I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves. -Ann Drake

If the leaves are changing, I feel poetry in the air. -Laura Jaworski

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

Dancing of the autumn leaves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake. -Mehmet Murat Ildan

Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow -Dan Millman

Autumn Quotes

But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall. -Frank Sinatra, ‘Autumn Leaves.’

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. -George Burns

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

Literary Quotes About Autumn

Autumn Quotes

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

How I used to love the dark, sad evenings of late autumn and winter, how eagerly I imbibed their moods of loneliness and melancholy when wrapped in my cloak I strode for half the night through rain and storm, through the leafless winter landscape, lonely enough then too, but full of deep joy, and full of poetry which later I wrote down by candlelight sitting on the edge of my bed! -Hermann Hesse

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

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love -that makes life and nature harmonise. -George Eliot

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

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

Autumn Quotes

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

The white towers and golden domes of the church gleamed in the sapphire sky. The luxuriant autumn asleep till morning. The silence of the earth seemed to merge with the silence of the heavens and the mystery of the earth touched the mystery of the stars. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive. -Louisa May Alcott

My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane. -Robert Frost

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster 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

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

Funny Autumn Quotes and Sayings

Autumn Quotes

In autumn, the forest undresses and I cannot look away. -Gloria D. Gonsalves

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, Attachments

Autumn is leaving its mellowness behind for its spiky, rotted stage. Don’t remember summer even saying goodbye. -David Mitchell

Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese. -Hal Borland

Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves / We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! -Humbert Wolfe

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

Autumn Quotes

The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider. -Jane Hirshfield

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

The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a raider, pillaging just for fun. -Steve Sabol

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

Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. -Siobhan Vivian.


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