The best fall quotes of all time

October 18, 2021 | Environment
Fall: a time for introspection, change, and appreciating Nature's vibrant colors | Photo: Shutterstock

Welcome to autumn, one of the most magical and ethereal seasons of the year. Discover the best quotes about fall.

The Doors' Jim Morrison once wrote: "Where will we be / When the summer's gone?"

We all know what's about to end and comes next - nostalgia and melancholy kick in, and Nature shines to glory.

When we think about autumn, the first things that come to our mind are the brown leaves, crisp morning air, the golden sunsets, and the Indian summers.

It's a rite of passage - the bridge between the warm season and the cold temperatures.

The beauty of fall lies in its colors, mood, and complex personality.

It is often named "the season of change," full of love, tenderness, calmness, peace, and happiness.

If the four seasons represented human life, spring would be youth, summer would be adulthood, fall would be middle age, and winter would be old age.

So, metaphorically speaking, fall is Nature's transition from a critical moment in our lives to another one.

Let's celebrate autumn. We've carefully selected the most comprehensive and inspiring fall quotes, thoughts, and sayings of all time.

Autumn: the season of the brown leaves, crisp morning air, the golden sunsets, and Indian summers | Photo: Shutterstock

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.
Unknown Author

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

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

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples; the other turns them to cider.
Jane Hirshfield

Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.
Hal Borland

If I were a bird, I would fly about the Earth, seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot

There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air, and time is quiet and mellow.
Rudolfo Anaya

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

See it, smell it, taste it, and forget the time of day or year. Autumn needs no clock or calendar.
Hal Borland

Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.
Terri Guillemets

Autumn leaves don't fall; they fly. They take their time and wander on this, their only chance to soar.
Delia Owens

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
Emily Brontë

Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
Dodinsky

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

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
L. M. Montgomery

Autumn is springtime in reverse.
Terri Guillemets

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

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

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

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.
Oscar Wilde

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

Autumn is the hush before winter.
French Proverb

A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer's wave goodbye.
Unknown Author

There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.
Joe L. Wheeler

I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze - the sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.
Ann Drake

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

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

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence

Dancing of the autumn leaves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.
Mehmet Murat Idles

Autumn repays the Earth the leaves which summer lent it.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

It's autumn in New York that brings the promise of new love.
Ella Fitzgerald

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

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

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

Autumn doesn't always promise that winter will come, but she works hard until every colored leaf has reached its destination.
Terri Guillemets

And the sunsets of Autumn - are they not gorgeous beyond description? More so than the brightest dreams of poetry?
Charles Lanman

October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.
Nova S. Bair

Autumn glows upon us like a splendid evening; it is the very sunset of the year.
Mary Russell Mitford

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves...
Virginia Woolf

Another fall, another turned page...
Wallace Stegner

Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.
Remy de Gourmont

September days are here with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson

There are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.
Alexander Smith

There is a harmony in autumn and a luster in its sky.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Autumn's the mellow time.
William Allingham

Leaves are falling. Autumn is calling.
Unknown Author

Fall is Nature's golden season.
Luke Madpint

As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas, and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.
Vincent Van Gogh

October is a symphony of permanence and change.
Bonaro W. Overstreet

The heart of autumn must have broken here and poured its treasure upon the leaves.
Charlotte Bates

There are two times of the year: autumn and waiting for autumn.
Unknown Author

Autumn passes, and one remembers one's reverence.
Yoko Ono

It's so easy to fall for fall.
Keith Wynn

Autumn writes her own poetry - we are merely observers.
Terri Guillemets

A beauty lights the fading year.
Phebe A. Holder

Autumn thanks the sun with an abundant harvest.
Terri Guillemets

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