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100 Fall Quotes for that Inspirational Crisp Autumn Aesthetic


I love fall. The crispness to the air, the changing leaves, the sound of geese heading south and, of course, pumpkin spice. Everything comes together to make for an amazing season. Here we have scoured the internet to gather a list of the best fall quotes. Whether you are heading out on a fall walk, going to the local pumpkin patch, enjoying a hot drink in a cozy sweater or watching the leaves fall there will be something in this list for you.

Our Favorite Fall Quotes

Here are a few of our favourite fall quotes.

“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, Wither

“Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.” – Terri Guillemets

Yellow larch tree with a fall quotes that reads autumn is the antidote to stifling summer

“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

“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

“I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.” — Wendy Delsol, Stork

“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” — P.D. James, A Taste for Death

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

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

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

Yellow tree and blue sky with a love fall quotes by Naomi Ragen

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

“If the leaves are changing, I feel poetry in the air.” — Laura Jaworski

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

“Let misty autumn be our part! / The twilight of the year is sweet: / Where shadow and the darkness meet / Our love, a twilight of the heart / Eludes a little time’s deceit.” — Ernest Dowson

“Don’t you love New York in the fall?” — Nora Ephron

River bordered by tree with orange leaves and a fall leaves quotes and falling leaves quotes by Joe L. Wheeler

“Oh your sweet disposition/And my wide-eyed gaze/We’re singing in the car getting lost upstate/Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place/And I can picture it after all these days.” — Taylor Swift

“Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few. September, November And these few precious days I’ll spend with you.” — Frank Sinatra

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

“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

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

Leaves on sidewalk with leaves are falling quotes by Fischer

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

“Around and around the house the leaves fall thick, but never fast, for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is somber and slow.” – Charles Dicken

“There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees – as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.” – Ruth Ahmed

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

“Never let me lose what I have gained, and adorn the branches of your river with leaves of my estranged Autumn.” — Federico García Lorca

“The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light.” – Malcolm Lowry

Fall leaves with short falling leaves quotes by Lowry

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

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

“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves…” — Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

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

“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

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

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

Person by fall trees with cute fall quotes by Emily Bronte

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

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” — Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” – Andrea Gibson

“Autumn! The greatest show of all times!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

Red leaves with short funny fall quotes by Ildan

“October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came, The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.” – George Cooper

“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.” – Carol Bishop Hipps

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Short Fall Quotes, Funny Fall Quotes, Pumpkin Captions, Pumpkin Spice Captions, Fall Letter Board Sayings and Falling Leaves Quotes.

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

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

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

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“I come alive in the fall time.” – The Weeknd, ‘Starboy’

“Another fall, another turned page.” – Wallace Stegner

“The autumn days swung soft around me.” – Fiona Apple

Yellow larch with short fall quotes by Apple

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

“Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” — Rémy de Gourmont

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

“October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.” – Nova Bair

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

River, yellow trees and a mountain with a fall season quotes by Jim Bishop

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like / they’re falling in love with the ground.” — Andrea Gibson

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

Inspirational Fall Quotes                   

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

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

Yellow larch with inspirational fall quotes byHawthorne

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

“Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.” — Leo Tolstoy

“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.” – Dodinsky

“If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE.” — Kyle Lake

“Finally, she mused that human existence is as brief as the life of autumn grass, so what was there to fear from taking chances with your life?” — Mo Yan, Red Sorghum

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

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

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

“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, Pooh’s Grand Adventure

Tree with yellow leaves with mountains behind and a fall colors quotes by George Burns

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Fall Sayings

  • “When the days start to decrease, autumn starts to grow in everything.”
  • “Summer cottons will gradually start to change into warm winter wools with the advent of season of autumn.”
  • “The beauty of autumn lies in every leaf turning into a beautiful flower creating a mesmerizing combination.”
  • “Autumn is the season which teaches us to let go off things to mark a new start.”
  • “My favorite color is October.”
  • “Leaves are falling. Autumn is calling.”
Woman hiking beside a tree with orange leaves and a fall sayings that reads leaves are falling, autumn is calling
  • “The season of pumpkin patch photos commences.”
  • “I love fall beyond a seasonable doubt.”
  • “Summer’s hit the rakes, now it’s time for fall.”
  • “I haven’t tripped, but here I am in the fall.”
  • “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s maple leaves.”
  • “By this time my blood type is pumpkin spice.”
  • “So many of my smiles begin with autumn.”
  • “Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that’s what fall is made of.”
  • “Falling leaves are summer waving goodbye.”
  • “Leaves are falling, autumn is calling.”
  • “Frost on the pumpkins, leaves everywhere, fall is in the air.”
  • “Hoodies, hot cocoa, boots, jeans, crisp air. It’s fall.”
  • “Fall is my excuse for pumpkin everything.”
  • “My weekend plans include lighting all my fall candles.”
  • “Wishing a very Happy First Day of Fall to you…. the season when the whole world gets covered with the beauty of fallen leaves.”
  • “The First Day of Fall which is all about accepting what is changing.”
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  • “Let us take inspiration from the First Day of Fall that shows that life moves on and we must always accept the good and the bad, the happy and the sad.”
  • “It is the rule of the nature because of which we experience fall. Lets embrace it and enjoy it just like any other season. Warm wishes on First Day of Fall!”
  • “Let us get ready to experience the whole world covered with the mesmerizing shades of cinnamon, sugar brown and yellow. Wishing a very Happy First Day of Autumn!!!”

Autumn Quotes

“Nostalgia – that’s the Autumn, / Dreaming through September / Just a million lovely things / I always will remember.” — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Closeup of red leaves with a autumn quotes by Jacqueline Onassis

“Why did dusk and fir-scent and the afterglow of autumnal sunsets make people say absurd things?” — L.M. Montgomery, Emily’s Quest

“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.” — J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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

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

Sometimes what you are looking for are short autumn quotes and these are some of the best.

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

Yellow and orange leaves with a autumn leaves quotes by Charlotte Bates

“Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.” — Yoko Ono

“Your heart, Bessie, is an autumn garage.” — J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

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

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

Yellow larch in front of a mountain with a short autumn quotes by Winston Graham

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

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

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

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

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

Yellow trees reflected in a lake with a funny autumn quotes by Doug Larson

“For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October.” – Hal Borland

So that’s our list. We hope you found the quote you were looking for.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

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