Fall Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fall quotes, fall sayings, and fall proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Sarah Addison Allen

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

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

No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one Autumnal face.     

John Donne

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.     

Albert Camus

Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn.     

Umberto Eco

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, the year's last, loveliest smile.     

William Cullen Bryant

I've never known anyone yet who doesn't suffer a certain restlessness when autumn rolls around... We're all eight years old again and anything is possible.     

Sue Grafton

In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.     

Rose G. Kingsley

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

Stanley Horowitz

October is a symphony of permanence and change.     

Bonaro W. Overstreet

The autumn always gets me badly, as it breaks into colours. I want to go south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn't crouch over one like a snow-leopard waiting to pounce.     

D.H. Lawrence

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

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

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

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

Faith Baldwin

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

John Burroughs

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

Jim Bishop

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.     

William Allingham

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.     

Carol Bishop Hipps

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

A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.     

Eric Sloane

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

Just before the death of flowers, and before they are buried in snow, there comes a festival season when nature is aglow.     

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The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground.     

Andrea Gibson