Autumn Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old autumn quotes, autumn sayings, and autumn proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. Edwin Way Teale
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. P.D. James
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. Stanley Horowitz
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. Carol Bishop Hipps
No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face.... John Donne
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. Jim Bishop
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower. Albert Camus
Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. Elizabeth Bowen
Action must be taken at the first signs of disruption or decay, otherwise disaster will follow as ice-bound water follows brief autumn frosts. I Ching
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. Emily Bronte
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile. William Cullen Bryant
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one autumnal face. John Donne
The Autumn is old; The sere leaves are flying; He hath gather'd up gold, And now he is dying; Old age, begin sighing! Thomas Hood
The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease. William Shakespeare
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. Samuel Johnson
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. George Eliot
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! Percy Bysshe Shelley
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
Wild is the music of autumnal winds the faded woods. William Wordsworth
The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomb'd in autumn lies; The dew dries up; the star is shot; The flight is past, and man forgot. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn. Umberto Eco
Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring. Doug Larson
The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. Henry Beston
October is a symphony of permanence and change. Bonaro W. Overstreet
If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before. Mitchell Burgess
When the bold branches Bid farewell to rainbow leaves - Welcome wool sweaters. B. Cybrill
In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November. Rose G. Kingsley
Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; And only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Thus sung the shepherds till th' approach of night, The skies yet blushing with departing light, When falling dews with spangles deck'd the glade, And the low sun had lengthened every shade. Alexander Pope
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
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. Chad Sugg
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own. Charles Dickens
The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves. Charlotte Bates
Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar. Delia Owens
It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it. Diana Gabaldon
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
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. E.E. Cummings
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. Elizabeth Lawrence
Besides the autumn poets sing, a few prosaic days, a little this side of the snow, and that side of the haze. Emily Dickinson
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love that makes life and nature harmonize. George Eliot
The goldenrod is yellow, the corn is turning brown. The trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down. Helen Hunt Jackson
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Henry David Thoreau
Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves. Humbert Wolfe
Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. J.K. Rowling
There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves. Joe. L. Wheeler
How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days! John Burroughs
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. L.M. Montgomery
I loved Autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it. Lee Maynard
The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light. Malcolm Lowry
I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne
And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened. Nilanjana Sarkar
Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. Nora Ephron
October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. Oliver Wendell Holmes
My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be. She loves the bare, the withered tree, She walks the sodden pasture lane. Robert Frost
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. Samuel Butler
A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye. unknown
Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have. unknown
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves. Virginia Woolf