161 Motivational Autumn Quotes to Help You Embrace the Season

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The Most Famous Autumn Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. — George Eliot

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

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

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

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

I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place, and I can picture it after all these days. — Taylor Swift

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

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

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile. — William C. Bryant

Short Autumn Quotes

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  • Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. — Matsuo Basho
  • Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils. — Cyril Connolly
  • Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. — Robert Browning
  • While cares will drop off like autumn leaves. — John Muir
  • Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. — Mason Cooley
  • There are seven different kinds of weather in one autumn night. — Icelandic Proverbs
  • The Indian Summer, the dead Summer's soul. — Mary C. Ames
  • If you do not sow in the spring, you will not reap in the autumn. — Irish Proverbs
  • An autumn night - don’t think your life didn’t matter. — Matsuo Basho
  • Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. — Emily Bronte

Autumn Image Quotes

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Autumn quote by Robert Browning

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. — Robert Browning

Autumn quote by John Muir

While cares will drop off like autumn leaves. — John Muir

Autumn quote Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Autumn quote by Walt Whitman

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. — Walt Whitman

Autumn quote Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. And if I was a bird I would fly
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. And if I was a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

Happy Autumn Quotes

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Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. — Aldous Huxley

As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again. — Leslie Newman

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some devine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright. — Erin Morgenstern

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. — Robert Breault

my mother was taught the ch'an concept of happiness, which was to find satisfaction in small things. i was taught to appreciate the fresh air in the morning, the colour of leaves turning red in autumn and the water's smoothness when i soaked my hands in the basin. — Anchee Min

As early as the autumn of 1862, I was made very happy by being sent to school. — John Sergeant Wise

I enjoyed the whole process of learning and was always happy when autumn came and school or college started up again. — Claire Tomalin

Sunset Autumn Quotes

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We hear the cuckoo’s voice; Then sweet songs of the turtle dove and finch are heard. Soft breezes stir the air. — Antonio Vivaldi

When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist. I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in Raleigh, first fallen snows. And I’m dying to meet the artist. — Yasmin Mogahed

The mystery of God touches us - or does not - in the smallest details: giving a strawberry, with love; receiving a touch, with love; sharing the snapdragon red of an autumn sunset, with love. — Marion Woodman

I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? — Ursula K. Le Guin

The gray-green stretch of sandy grass,Indefinitely desolate;A sea of lead, a sky of slate;Already autumn in the air, alas!One stark monotony of stone,The long hotel, acutely white,Against the after-sunset lightWithers gray-green, and takes the grass's tone. — Arthur Symons

The autumn hill gathers the remaining light, A flying bird chases after its companion. The green color is bright And brings me into the moment, like a sunset mist that has no fixed place. — Wang Wei

Why did dusk and fir-scent and the afterglow of autumnal sunsets make people say absurd things? — Lucy Maud Montgomery

It is the sense of unfamiliar envelopment that is impressive, whether in the living grays of hoarfrost, the crimson of the heavens at sunset, or the golden suffusions of autumn. — Walter J. Phillips

Fall Autumn Quotes

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. — John Muir

The winter will be short, the summer long, The autumn amber-hued, sunny and hot, Tasting of cider and of scuppernong; All seasons sweet, but autumn best of all. The squirrels in their silver fur will fall Like falling leaves, like fruit, before your shot. — Elinor Wylie

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. — Zhuangzi

The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of red and gold.... I see your lips, the summer kisses The sunburned hands, I used to hold Since you went away, the days grow long And soon I'll hear ol' winter's song. But I miss you most of all my darling, When autumn leaves start to fall. — Johnny Mercer

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

Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh. — Rabindranath Tagore

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

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November! — Thomas Hood

A breath, whence no man knows, Swaying the grating weeds, it blows; It comes, it grieves, it goes. Once it rocked the summer rose. — John Vance Cheney

The Sussex lanes were very lovely in the autumn ... spendthrift gold and glory of the year-end ... earth scents and the sky winds and all the magic of the countryside which is ordained for the healing of the soul. — Monica Baldwin

Autumn Leaves Quotes

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I loved you when love was Spring, and May, Loved you when summer deepened into June, and now when autumn yellows all the leaves. — Vita Sackville-West

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being. Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

However far I gaze Neither cherry blossoms nor Crimson leaves are in sight. Only a fisherman's hut on the shore In the autumnal evening. — Fujiwara no Teika

A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air. — Eric Sloane

Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves. — Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. — William Allingham

I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair. — J. R. R. Tolkien

In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October. — Alexander Smith

Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves. — Rabindranath Tagore

Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. — Ernest Hemingway

Autumn Days Quotes

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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

All flesh is one: what matter scores; Or color of the suit Or if the helmet glints with blue or gold? All is one bold achievement, All is fine spring-found-again-in-autumn day When juices run in antelopes along our blood, And green our flag, forever green... — Ray Bradbury

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Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. — Walt Whitman

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. — P. D. James

It was Indian summer, a bluebird sort of day as we call it in the north, warm and sunny, without a breath of wind; the water was sky-blue, the shores a bank of solid gold. — Sigurd F. Olson

O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow, Make the day seem to us less brief... Retard the sun with gentle mist; Enchant the land with amethyst. — Robert Frost

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show. — Andrew Wyeth

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

All those golden autumn days the sky was full of wings. Wings beating low over the blue water of Silver Lake, wings beating high in the blue air far above it . . . bearing them all away to the green fields in the South. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

The trees are Indian Princes, But soon they'll turn to Ghosts; The scanty pears and apples Hang russet on the bough; Its Autumn, Autumn, Autumn late, 'Twill soon be Winter now. Robin, Robin Redbreast, O Robin dear! And what will this poor Robin do? For pinching days are near. — William Allingham

Autumn Season Quotes

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I work all summer and throughout the whole season to be prepared for the challenges that I have to face. — Kawhi Leonard

True men" ... are strong willed, have dignity in their demeanor, serenity in their expression. They are cool like autumn, warm like spring. Their passions arise like the four seasons, in harmony with the ten thousand creatures, and no one knows their limits. — Zhuangzi

My goal is always to improve what has been done the previous season and also collectively seek to do better than the year past. — Antoine Griezmann

Even when the four seasons change, I don’t. — Lisa Manoban

I take it season by season. I don’t like looking too far ahead, because you never know what can happen. — Harry Kane

There is no season such delight can bring, as summer, autumn, winter and the spring. — William Browne

The season for enjoying the fullness of life - partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth. — Denis Waitley

Autumn truly is what summer pretends to be: the best of all seasons. It is as glorious as summer is tedious; as subtle as summer is obvious; as refreshing as summer is wearying. Autumn seems like paradise. — Gregg Easterbrook

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance. — Yoko Ono

Every year, in November, at the season that follows the hour of the dead, the crowning and majestic hours of autumn, I go to visit the chrysanthemums ... They are indeed, the most universal, the most diverse of flowers. — Maurice Maeterlinck

Autumn Love Quotes

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The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. — Rumi

Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive. — Louisa May Alcott

Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies. — Sharon Kay Penman

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. — Backseat Goodbye

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 is nature's funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming - October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors. — Henry Ward Beecher

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer. — Helen Hunt Jackson

A strip of water's spread in the setting sun, Half the river's emerald, half is red. I love the third night of the ninth month, The dew is like a pearl; the moon like a bow. — Bai Juyi

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

Beautiful Autumn Quotes

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I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. — Robert Browning

September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret. — Alexander Theroux

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

[I have] a heavenly vase full of autumn leaves today. They look so beautiful. How much closer to God can one get? And a beautiful blue heron flew over the brook. Nature can make me cry faster than anything. — Lotte Lenya

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own. — Charles Dickens

All through autumn we hear a double voice: one says everything is ripe; the other says everything is dying. The paradox is exquisite. We feel what the Japanese call "aware"--an almost untranslatable word meaning something like "beauty tinged with sadness. — Gretel Ehrlich

The most beautiful carpet is the carpet made of autumn leaves! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Why is it that so many of us persist in thinking that autumn is a sad season? Nature has merely fallen asleep, and her dreams must be beautiful if we are to judge by her countenance. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window. — Henry James

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

Autumn And Winter Quotes

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We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. — Chuang Tzu

We feel the chill north winds coarse through the home despite the locked and bolted doors this is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delights. — Antonio Vivaldi

Put on a sweater and really great sneakers with a big scarf, and you’ll look so stylish. For me, they are an everyday essential. — Meghan Markle

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woods. — Henry Beston

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. — Faith Baldwin

There are a thousand flowers blossoming in spring, The magical light of the full moon in autumn; There is a breeze in summer, And snow in winter; And if vanities don't hang in my mind, I shall rejoice at any time and place. — Wumen Huikai

There are rainy days in autumn and stormy days in winter when the rocking chair in front of the fire simply demands an accompanying book. — Theodore Roosevelt

A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way. — Mary Carolyn Davies

With the ripening of the fruits in Autumn the leaves begin to wither and the trees, taking up their sap from the earth through the roots, recover themselves and are restored to their former solid texture. But the strong air of winter compresses and solidifies them. — Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. — Yoko Ono

Autumn Wind Quotes

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A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind. — John Cheever

How strange and awful is the synthesis of life and death in the gusty winds and falling leaves of an autumnal day! — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods and meadows brown and sear. — William C. Bryant

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

Autumn rain, autumn wind, they make one die of sorrow. — Qiu Jin

The old church tower and garden wall Are black with autumn rain And dreary winds foreboding call The darkness down again — Emily Bronte

The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on.... A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind. — Aldo Leopold

Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. — Samuel Butler

You like it under the trees in autumn, because everything is half dead. The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves and repeats words without menaing. — Wallace Stevens

October, here's to you. Here's to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey smell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke. — Ken Weber

People Writing About Autumn

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More Autumn Quotes

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You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were little boats that sail toward those isles of yours that wait for me. — Pablo Neruda

On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . . — Charles Dickens

We must learn to do economic work from all who know how, no matter who they are. We must esteem them as teachers, learning from them respectfully and conscientiously. We must not pretend to know when we do not know. — Mao Zedong

In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening - no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air. — Alexander Smith

Winter always turns into Spring. Never, from ancient times on, has anyone heard or seen of winter turning back to autumn. — Nichiren

The smile that flickers on a baby’s lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning. — Rabindranath Tagore

A century earlier, the British had learned they needed forward bases and coaling stations from which to project and protect their naval power. Now, with Britain in decline, the Americans looked lasciviously at the British assets and said, ‘Nice bases — we’ll have them.’ In the autumn of 1940, Britain desperately needed more warships. The Americans had fifty to spare and so, with what was called the Destroyers for Bases Agreement, the British swapped their ability to be a global power for help in remaining in the war. Almost every British naval base was handed over. This was, and is still, for all countries, about concrete. Concrete for the building of ports, runways, hangars, fuel depots, dry docks. In the East, after the defeat of Japan, America seized the opportunity to build these all over the Pacific; now they had bases right up to the Japanese island of Okinawa. — Tim Marshall

What visionary tints the year puts on, When falling leaves falter through motionless air Or numbly cling and shiver to be gone! How shimmer the low flats and pastures bare, As with her nectar Hebe Autumn fills The bowl between me and those distant hills, And smiles and shakes abroad her misty, tremulous hair! — James Russell Lowell

It’s just been fantastic, from start to finish… I’m just truly elated, just the smells of Earth are so strong, it’s wonderful to be back… to feel the fresh air. — Tim Peake

Trees we plant today are forests we enjoy tomorrow. — Matshona Dhliwayo

I’m not just edgy, and I’m not just into a tomboy look, and I’m not just girly. I do what I want, and if I like something, I’ll wear it. — Sadie Sink

I feel like when things are really hectic it’s important to carve out time for yourself. — Hannah Bronfman

The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod, and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit. — Helen Hunt

The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry Of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills To see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills. — Bliss Carman

In Conclusion

Can you imagine starting your day with a good morning autumn quote? It's like taking a peaceful walk in the midst of the changing leaves. It's the feeling of rain in autumn, cleansing and refreshing. It's the awe of a mid-autumn sunset, painting the sky with hues of orange and red. Autumn quotes can serve as a motivational tool, sparking a newfound appreciation for life's fleeting moments. They remind us to be present, to soak in the beauty around us, and to welcome change with open arms. So, let's get inspired, let's embrace the happy autumn, and let's allow autumn quotes to guide us through life's beautiful transitions.

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