quote by John Cheever

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

Emotional Autumn Wind quotations

Autumn wind quote If there is no wind, row.
If there is no wind, row.

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

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.

Autumn wind quote The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the r
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.

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.

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.


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.

Autumn wind quote The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The l
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

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.

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.

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

Autumn wind quote You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you lov
You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.

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


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

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.

Autumn wind quote We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
We cant direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

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

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.

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

Autumn wind quote I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to al
I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

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.

And every year there is a brief, startling moment When we pause in the middle of a long walk home and Suddenly feel something invisible and weightless Touching our shoulders, sweeping down from the air: It is the autumn wind pressing against our bodies; It is the changing light of fall falling on us.

A lone maple leaf resting on sand Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it, and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape? That's retirement.

Autumn wind quote We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it's the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke - like the end and the beginning of something all at once.

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.


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.

Autumn wind quote When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmill
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

Heat lingers As days are still long;

Early mornings are cool While autumn is still young. Dew on the lotus Scatters pure perfume; Wind on the bamboos Gives off a gentle tinkling. I am idle and lonely, Lying down all day, Sick and decayed; No one asks for me; Thin dusk before my gates, Cassia blossoms inch deep.

The autumn wind is a Raider, / Pillaging just for fun;

/ He'll knock you around, / And upside down, / And laugh when he's conquered and won.

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.

Autumn wind quote When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
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Wild is the music of autumnal winds Amongst the faded woods.


Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow, signaling the later days of autumn.

Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellow'd long: Even wonder'd at, because he dropp'd no sooner. Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore years; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more; Till like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood still.

Autumn wind quote Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn'
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw of the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

She smashes her knuckles into winter As autumn's wind fades into black She is the saint of all the sinners, the one whose fallen through the cracks... (iViva la Gloria!)

But you can't plead with autumn. No. The midnight wind stalked through the woods, hooted to frighten you, swept everything away for the approaching winter, whirled the leaves. ("The North")

The lush green of the fields became a rich gold that swayed sturdily under the wind and fell at last before the hands of the reapers.

Autumn wind quote Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

Cold autumn, wan with wrath of wind and rain, Saw pass a soul sweet as the sovereign tune That death smote silent when he smote again.

Listen to the Water-Mill: Through the live-long day How the clicking of its wheel Wears the hours away! Languidly the Autumn wind Stirs the forest leaves, From the field the reapers sing Binding up their sheaves: And a proverb haunts my mind As a spell is cast, "The mill cannot grind With the water that is past.

And if there are no cars or planes, and if no one’s Uncle John is out in the wood lot west of town banging away at a quail or pheasant; if the only sound is the slow beat of your own heart, you can hear another sound, and that is the sound of life winding down to its cyclic close, waiting for the first winter snow to perform last rites.

When I speak My lips feel cold - The autumn wind.

My wind is turned to bitter north, That was so soft a south before;

My sky, that shone so sunny bright, With foggy gloom is clouded o'er My gay green leaves are yellow-black, Upon the dank autumnal floor; For love, departed once, comes back No more again, no more.

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