Fall Quotes

Fall is known for its falling leaves. In many states it provides a welcome break from the hot days of summer. The change in weather also means winter is not far away. Here are some pithy fall quotes from authors, poets and notables.

"Have from the forests shook three summers' pride, Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turn'd" - "Sonnet 104" - William Shakespeare


"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." - Salem's Lot - Stephen King


"Wild is the music of the autumnal wind Among the faded woods." - The Excursion - William Wordsworth


"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." - A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway


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


"Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings." - Things Fall Aprt - Chinua Achebe


"Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching." - Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe


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


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


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


"That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain." - The October Country - Ray Bradbury


"It was one of those days you sometimes get latish in the autumn when the sun beams, the birds toot, and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins." - Jeeves and the Old School Chum - P.G. Wodehouse


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


"Autumn, the years last, loveliest smile." - William Cullen Bryant


"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?" - Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery


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


"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." - Life and Letters - George Eliot


"There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky." - "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty." - Percy Bysshe Shelley


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


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