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Fall Quotes to Remind You Just How Beautiful This Season Is

Albert Camus fall quote

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!

Fall Quotes

The Autumn season is known as Fall in the US and Canada because one of the characteristics of the season is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. The colors we all associate with Fall – the transition from green to light yellow, deep gold, orange, crimson and dark red – are all inspired by this natural process.

Falling leaves and the colors of the season have fascinated writers and poets for centuries. Here are some of their best quotes about fall.

F Scott Fitgerald fall quote "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall"

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

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

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

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

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

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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

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

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

“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.” – Lauren Destefano

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

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

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

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burrows

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

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

Autumn Quotes

Though Autumn is traditionally a season of letting things go, it can also be a season of renewal and rebirth.

It can be a time to adopt a fresh new outlook on life and find enjoyment in the little things. There may be fewer flowers, but there are plenty of ripe fruits to be found! From group hikes to apple picking and pumpkin patches, fall is the best season to get out outside with friends and family.

Many churches and local organizations have pumpkin patches where you can go and snap a few photos and buy a few pumpkins. Whether you want to make a pie or a Halloween lantern, this is the perfect place!

Albert Camus fall quote "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"

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

“Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” – Remy de Gourton

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

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

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

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves.” – Joe. L. Wheeler

"Autumn... the year's last, loveliest smile"

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant

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

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

“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

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

“I loved Autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” – Lee Maynard

"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons"

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

“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” – Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

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

“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

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

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

Nietzsche fall quote "Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature"

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

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” – Sarah Addison Allen

“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.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Autumn

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

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

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” – Truman Capote

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

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

After the heat of summer, the coming of cooler days can be a real treat. You can return the bikinis, denim shorts and summer dresses to your closet and finally dig out the warm cozy sweaters that have been lurking at the back. Swapping sandals for sturdy leather boots or wellies means we get to hit the trails, kick up the leaves, and make the most of the great outdoors!

It’s time to get bundled up and enjoy walking outside in the fresh cool air, watching the leaves, before coming home to get cozy with a cup of cocoa or hot apple cider.

Whether you wait for pumpkin spice and all things nice all year long, or are just excited for the cooler weather, I hope these autumn quotes have you excited for the coming of Fall!
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