Fall Quotes are the topic of our blog post today!
You know, there’s something downright magical about this time of year—the way the leaves turn into vibrant tapestries of gold and red, the crisp air, the layered fashion, and yes, the pumpkin-spiced everything. It’s a season that begs to be immortalized in words, and luckily for us, some of the most brilliant minds have done just that. So, I’ve rounded up a collection of evocative fall quotes and even thrown in some first day of fall quotes to get you right in the feels.
From literary giants like Ernest Hemingway to contemporary voices like Lauren DeStefano, these quotes touch on all the different facets that make autumn such a beloved season. Whether it’s the nostalgia, the natural beauty, or the metaphors for change and transformation, these quotes encapsulate the essence of fall so poetically.
If you want to geek out even more over this magical season, don’t forget to check out the rest of our Fall/Autumn resources section.
Here is a selected collection of some amazing fall quotes and Autumn sayings including first day of fall quotes:
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” —Albert Camus
“If I were a bird, I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns.”- George Eliot
“The first breath of autumn was in the air, a prodigal feeling, a feeling of wanting, taking, and keeping before it is too late.”– J. L. Carr
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
“I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” —L.M. Montgomery
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”- Henry David Thoreau
“In Heaven, it is always autumn.” —John Donne
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” —Jim Bishop
“I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” – Leif Enger
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg
“The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings; now for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe
When autumn comes, it doesn’t ask. It just walks in where it left you last. And you never know when it starts; until there’s fog inside the glass around your summer heart. —John Mayer
“As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.” – Vincent Van Gogh
“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.
“When everything looks like a magical oil painting, you know you are in autumn!” —Mehmet Murat ildan
“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” —Shira Tamir
“Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”- Robert Browning
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” —Chad Sugg
“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
“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
Autumn Quotes from Books
There’s something incredibly cozy about curling up with a good book as the leaves turn colors and fall gently to the ground. So, it’s only fitting that we dedicate a section to autumn quotes pulled straight from the pages of some of our favorite reads. These bookish quotes capture the essence of fall in a way that only the masters of the written word can. Let’s dive in and discover how some of literature’s greats have eloquently encapsulated the spirit of this much-loved season.
“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
“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 leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat!”- Rusty Fischer
“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
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.”
― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“But when 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, ‘Salem’s Lot
“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
“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves…” — Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
“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 was her happiest season.” —Harper Lee, “Go Set a Watchman”
There you have it—a compendium of fall quotes that conjure up all the quintessential feels this wonderful season has to offer. From musings about the first day of fall to reflections that go as deep as the roots of an ancient oak tree, I hope these quotes have added a layer of richness to your autumn experience.
But let’s not forget, quotes aren’t just for reading; they’re for living. So, as the leaves continue to fall and the air crisps up, maybe take a moment to step outside and live your own autumnal quote. Whether you’re savoring the sensory overload of a forest in full color, or getting lost in a good book with a mug of something warm, there’s no end to the inspiration this season can bring.