84 Fall Quotes That Capture the Splendor of Autumn

Autumn is a season of beauty and transformation. The crisp air, vibrant foliage, and cozy atmosphere make it a favorite for many. Here are some fall quotes that perfectly capture the splendor of this magical season.

1. “The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.”John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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

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

5. “Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.”Doug Larson

6. “When the bold branches, Bid farewell to rainbow leaves – Welcome wool sweaters.”B. Cybrill

7. “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.”Lauren Oliver

8. “No season appeals to the eyes as much as autumn; no season touches the souls as powerfully as autumn and no season invites us to the world of mournful thoughts as intensely as autumn!”Mehmet Murat ildan

9. “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

10. “Come O’ winter knock my door, Make me fall in love once more, Look what Autumn did to me, Made my soul like wilted flower.” — Neymat Khan

11. “The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward … The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain.”Ray Bradbury

12. “An autumn leaf is the corpse of that leaf and what a crazy thing that we love these corpses!”Mehmet Murat ildan

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

14. “Only lovers see the fall, a signal end to endings.”Maya Angelou

15. “Autumn lingered on as if fond of its own perfection.”Winston Graham

16. “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.”Unknown

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

18. “Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”William Cullent Bryant

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

20. “Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing. Winter’s pretty lousy, but I hate Spring.”Dorothy Parker

21. “She loved the fall, all the sun-faded colors of summer repainted by vivid reds and golds.”Naomi Ragen

22. “But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall.”Frank Sinatra

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

24. “Sometimes a strong wind blows suddenly and you leave your beloved tree without saying even goodbye, like a pale autumn leaf! This uncertainty of life makes every moment in life infinitely precious.”Mehmet Murat ildan

25. “If only humans could die like the autumn leaves, with a splash of beauty and the promise of another season.”Shana Chartier

26. “When autumn gusts blew in from the Rideau Lakes, parched brown leaves swirled and scattered around the sides of the neglected building, forming mounds like grave-markers, for ghosts of the past, who lingered on the dust-covered dance floor.”Arlene Stafford-Wilson

27. “It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!”Winnie the Pooh

28. “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

29. “Autumn is grey rainy afternoons, and fond memories of raking up leaves into tidy neat piles, just to jump in a spread them around again.”Jason Soroski

30. “Why did dusk and fir-scent and the afterglow of autumnal sunsets make people say absurd things?”L.M. Montgomery

31. “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.” — Unknown

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

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

34. “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

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

36. “I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.”Ann Drake

37. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”Nathaniel Hawthorne

38. “Autumn! The greatest show of all times!” — Mehmet Murat ildan

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

40. “The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.”John Greenleaf Whittier

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

42. “Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.”Walt Whitman

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

44. “It was one of those perfect fall days when the air is cool enough to wake you up but the sun is also kissing your face.”Anita Diamant

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

46. “Autumn is a visual gift given by nature to raise the morale of human beings who is worried as they enter the dark days of winter!”Mehmet Murat ildan

47. “When nature looks so philosophical, you know you’re in the autumn!”Mehmet Murat ildan

48. “Autumn dresses up in gold; the richest season of the soul.”Angie Weiland Crosby

49. “Days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything.”Robert Browning

50. “Autumn is a beautiful but sad poem that dying leaves recite with great enthusiasm so that the world will remember them as they bid farewell to the world!”Mehmet Murat ildan

51. “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

52. “Fall comes with different colors to challenge a green Summer” — Neamat Alishiryan

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

54. “Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world’s oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter.”Shauna Niequist

55. “Autumn would come to this place of welcome, this place I would know to be home. Autumn would come and the air would grow cool, dry and magic, as it does that time of the year.”Henry Rollins

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

57. “Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens; starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn.”Donna Lynn Hope

58. “No king has a throne more beautiful than a bench covered with the autumn leaves!”Mehmet Murat ildan

59. “Leaves descending to the ground, Orange, magenta, green & brown, The cool crisp breezes in the air, Autumn season must be here”Charmaine J Forde

60. “Dancing of the autumn leaves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.”Mehmet Murat Ildan

61. “I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when the day is done.”Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott

62. “The tree-lined streets formed golden archways of autumnal colour, and whatever foliage had already fallen formed a russet carpet that came alive and danced around our wheels as we drove over it.”Alex Kefford

63. “Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow.”Dan Millman

64. “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

65. “Even those fallen leaves dance, on the musical wind cadence.” — Anoushka Tyagi

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

67. “October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.”John Sinor

68. “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”Unknown

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

70. “Another fall, another turned page…”Wallace Stegner

71. “In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.”Amit Ray

72. “Every falling leaf reminds me that I too will soon be separated from these trees. Trying to capture freedom is like trying to catch a falling leaf. Occasionally you may grab one out of the air and hold it in your hands, but now what?”Daniel J. Rice

73. “Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.”Rémy de Gourmon

74. “The first breath of autumn was in the air, a prodigal feeling, a feeling of wanting, taking, and keeping before it is too late.”J. L. Carr

75. “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”Ernest Hemingway

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

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

78. “Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”Siobhan Vivian

79. “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

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

81. “It’s a beautiful fall day. Gentle wind teases stubborn autumn leaves.”Fidelis O. Mkparu

82. “A refreshing breeze, enriched by acerb fragrances of maple, oak, and poplar tree leaves that already began changing their colors for autumn, blew from the lake.”Sahara Sanders

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

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

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