Quotes About Autumn
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.
- Albert Camus
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
Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
- Elizabeth Bowen
Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.
- Doug Larson
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
Autumn wins you best by this its mute
Appeal to sympathy for its decay.
- Robert Browning
Believe in yourself, your neighbors, your work, your ultimate attainment of more complete happiness. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes
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
Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.
- Nelson Algren
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
- John Muir
Deep inside, we're still the boys of autumn, that magic time of the year that once swept us onto America's fields.
- Archie Manning
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
Every season hath its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.
- Thomas Moore
Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman
He types his laboured column -- weary drudge!
Senile fudge and solemn:
Spare, editor, to condemn
These dry leaves of his autumn.
- Robertson Davies
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape -- the loneliness of it -- the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it -- the whole story doesn't show.
- Andrew Wyeth
I saw old autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
-- Thomas Hood
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
If a man . . . can paint a landscape, and convey into souls and ochres all the enchantments of Spring or Autumn; it is certain that the secret cannot be kept; the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his doors.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
- P. D. James
No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.
- John Donne
October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
- Mark Twain
Our judgment ripens; our imagination decays. We cannot at once enjoy the flowers of the Spring of life and the fruits of its Autumn.
- Thomas Babington Macaulay
Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don't fill your thoughts, that's your best season.
Tears, idle tears,
I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair,
Rise in the heart and gather in the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps- does anybody know where it was borne? 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 . . . .
- Rabindranath Tagore
There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre 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
Union of the weakest develops strength
Not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge
One of the leaves that have fallen in autumn?
But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow.
- Wallance Stevens
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Chalres Hare
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
- Stanley Horowitz
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