55 Fall Season Quotes - Best Sayings About Autumn

Oh, fall! There are just so many reasons to love the season—where to even begin? Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our very favorite fall quotes so you can remind yourself of the best that the season has to offer. From creating these fun fall crafts to picking out the perfect pumpkin for pumpkin decorating at one of these pumpkin farms, you and your family have plenty of ways to stay busy in the weeks ahead.

Right now, the weather is just about perfect, which makes it absolutely ideal to enjoy the best leaf peeping in America—there’s truly no better time to take in the beautiful landscape this country has to offer than now. Which brings us to one of the biggest reasons to love fall yet: Thanksgiving! One of our favorite holidays is the bookend to this fabulous time of year. Not only are we thankful for these sweet potato pie and apple dessert recipes, we’re also thankful for the friends and family we can share these thankful quotes and funny Thanksgiving quotes with at the dinner table. Make the most of autumn and enjoy all that comes with it—the crisp air, cozy atmosphere, the apple picking, and everything else we’ve included in this fall bucket list. And when fall is over, we’ve rounded up snow quotes, summer quotes, and spring quotes to prepare you for what those seasons have to offer!


Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

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


Jane Hirshfield, The Heat of Autumn

“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.”


Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Autumn

“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.”


George Eliot

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize.”


Virginia Woolf

“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves…”


Winnie the Pooh Pooh’s Grand Adventure

“It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!”


e.e. cummings

“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.”


Wallace Stegner

“Another fall, another turned page…”



“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”


Chad Sugg

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”


Rémy de Gourmon

“Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.”


J.K. Rowling

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”


Andrea Gibson

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.”


Hal Borland

“For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October.”


Albert Camus

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”


Emily Brontë

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”


Friedrich Nietzsche

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”


L.M. Montgomery

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”



“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.”


Charlotte Bates

“The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.”


Victoria Erickson

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.”



“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.”


Raquel Franco

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.”


Hal Borland

“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.”


Ann Drake

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.”


John Burroughs

“How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”


Samuel Butler

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”


Jim Bishop

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”


John Donne

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”


Elizabeth Lawrence

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”


Nova S. Blair

“October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.”


Stanley Horowitz

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.”


Nathaniel Hawthorne

“…I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”


Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Dancing of the autumn laves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.”


Oscar Wilde

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”


Sharon Kay Penman

“Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies.”


George Eliot

“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.”


Lee Maynard

“I loved autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.”



“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”


Shira Tamir

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”



“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.”


Henry David Thoreau

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”


William Wordsworth

“Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.”


Lauren DeStefano

“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.”


Terri Guillemets

“Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.”


Rusty Fischer

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


John Greenleaf Whittier

“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.”


Joe L. Wheeler

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”


Percy Bysshe Shelley

“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.”


Humbert Wolfe

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves.”


William Cullent Bryant

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”


F. Scott Fitzergerald

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”


Donna Lynn Hope

“Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens; starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn.”


Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

“It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.”


Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott

“I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when the day is done.”

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