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Now that September is upon us, it seems that we can almost smell Fall in the air! These fall quotes are the perfect way to start a great season.
Summer may be fun, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start falling, we can tell that a change is happening. Autumn is the transition season that leads us from the hot, bright sunny months into the cold, dark nights of winter and all of the fun the end of the year will bring.
When Fall begins, we are just a hop, skip and jump away from Halloween, Thanksgiving, and (dare I say it?!) Christmas.
Pumpkins, hot apple cider, warm sweaters, fluffy scarves, boots… these are all things we have to look forward to in the coming weeks.
So whether autumn is your favorite time of year, or you just want to get in the in the mood for a new season, here are some of the best fall quotes to help.
The Autumn season is known as Fall in the US and Canada because one of the characteristics of the season is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. The colors we all associate with Fall – the transition from green to light yellow, deep gold, orange, crimson and dark red – are all inspired by this natural process.
Falling leaves and the colors of the season have fascinated writers and poets for centuries. Here are some of their best quotes about fall.
A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.Unknown
And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.Oscar Wilde
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves.Humbert Wolfe
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.Virginia Woolf
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.Elizabeth Lawrence
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
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.Chad Sugg
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.Henry David Thoreau
Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonize.George Eliot
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.John Burrows
Though Autumn is traditionally a season of letting things go, it can also be a season of renewal and rebirth.
It can be a time to adopt a fresh new outlook on life and find enjoyment in the little things. There may be fewer flowers, but there are plenty of ripe fruits to be found! From group hikes to apple picking and pumpkin patches, fall is the best season to get out outside with friends and family.
Many churches and local organizations have pumpkin patches where you can go and snap a few photos and buy a few pumpkins. Whether you want to make a pie or a Halloween lantern, this is the perfect place!
Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.Remy de Gourton
Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat!Rusty Fischer
Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.Terri Guillemets
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.Stanley Horowitz
There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves.Joe. L. Wheeler
It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.Samuel Butler
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
And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.Raquel Franco
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 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
Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.J.K. Rowling
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
Dancing of the autumn laves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.Mehmet Murat Idles
If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.Victoria Erickson
It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.Sarah Addison Allen
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
The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.Charlotte Bates
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
Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.Truman Capote
After the heat of summer, the coming of cooler days can be a real treat. You can return the bikinis, denim shorts and summer dresses to your closet and finally dig out the warm cozy sweaters that have been lurking at the back. Swapping sandals for sturdy leather boots or wellies means we get to hit the trails, kick up the leaves, and make the most of the great outdoors!
It’s time to get bundled up and enjoy walking outside in the fresh cool air, watching the leaves, before coming home to get cozy with a cup of cocoa or hot apple cider.
Whether you wait for pumpkin spice and all things nice all year long, or are just excited for the cooler weather, I hope these autumn quotes have you excited for the coming of Fall!
Updated September 10, 2020.