59 Fall Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Looking for the best Fall season quotes? We’ve made a list of the top Fall quotes and sayings for motivation, inspiration, love, life, and more.

You will find below our best collection of inspirational, motivational, and famous Fall quotes and Fall sayings.


Fall Quotes and Sayings

Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

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

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

The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground. ~ Andrea Gibson.

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.

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.

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. ~ John Burroughs.

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

Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change. ~ Edwin Way Teale.

I saw old autumn in the misty morn Stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. ~ Thomas Hood.

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

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.

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

Best Fall Quotes and Sayings

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

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

October is a symphony of permanence and change. ~ Bonaro W. Overstreet.

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. ~ David Letterman.

No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one Autumnal face. ~ John Donne.

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

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

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

Top Fall Quotes and Sayings

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

Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson. ~ William C. Bryant.

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

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.

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

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.

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

All in November’s soaking mist We stand and prune the naked tree, While all our love and interest Seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery. ~ Ruth Pitter.

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Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. ~ William Cullen Bryant.

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

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

Popular Fall Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

Sing a song of seasons; something bright in all, flowers in the summer, fires in the fall. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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

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. ~ Ray Bradbury.

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.

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.

Famous Fall Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

Autumn is the harvest of greedy death. ~ Juvenal.

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

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

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

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

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer. ~ Helen Hunt Jackson.

Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. ~ Elizabeth Bowen.

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

Falling leaves hide the path so quietly. ~ John Bailey Autumn.

Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring. ~ Doug Larson.

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


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Sarah Walton

I’m Sarah Walton from Quote Tales. I love sharing quotes to inspire and motivate people.