As you may know if you have been keeping track of my blog, I love autumn. It is by far my favourite season. There are no words to explain how this time of year makes me feel. And I especially love October, which is the pinnacle of the autumn season. The month is packed full of my favourite things; my son’s birthday, the smell of woodsmoke, the golden fire in the trees, the falling leaves. And, of course, the jewel of the autumn season – Halloween.
I have to admit, everything post-Halloween pales into insignificance until Christmas, and November almost gets forgotten. But it is technically still autumn, and did I mention how much I love autumn?
Of course, I’m not the only one, as I found recently while searching the internet for quotes to post on my Facebook page. There are so many literary quotes out there that capture the beauty of the season perfectly. And so, instead of finding my own words to describe how wonderful autumn is, I’m going to give you 20 of my favourite quotes.
- “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face.” — John Donne
- “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” — Unknown
- “I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” — Lee Maynard
- “How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” — John Burroughs
- “Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.” — Terri Guillemets
- “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
- “I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.” — Unknown
- “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” — L.M. Montgomery
- “Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” — William Cullen Bryant
- “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall…” — Oscar Wilde
- “My favorite color is October.” — Unknown
- “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus
- “If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then Autumn would be the magic hour.” — Victoria Erickson
- “Autumn is my time. I am the most radiant and full of energy when the leaves are falling and there is a ghost of change in the air.” — Unknown
- “And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened.” — Raquel Franco
- “There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.” — Unknown
- “Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” — William Allingham
- “Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” — Robert Browning
- “I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.” — Helen Hunt Jackson
- “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” — Sarah Addison Allen