Autumn Sayings and Quotes

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

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

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

P.D. James

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

Stanley Horowitz

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

Carol Bishop Hipps

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

John Donne

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

Jim Bishop

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

Albert Camus

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

Elizabeth Bowen

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

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.     

Emily Bronte

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.     

William Cullen Bryant

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one autumnal face.     

John Donne

The Autumn is old; The sere leaves are flying; He hath gather'd up gold, And now he is dying; Old age, begin sighing!     

Thomas Hood

The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease.     

William Shakespeare

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.     

Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

William Allingham

Autumn wins you best by this, its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay.     

Robert Browning

Wild is the music of autumnal winds the faded woods.     

William Wordsworth

The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomb'd in autumn lies; The dew dries up; the star is shot; The flight is past, and man forgot.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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 is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.     

Doug Larson

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

Henry Beston

October is a symphony of permanence and change.     

Bonaro W. Overstreet

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before.     

Mitchell Burgess

When the bold branches Bid farewell to rainbow leaves - Welcome wool sweaters.      

B. Cybrill

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

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; And only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thus sung the shepherds till th' approach of night, The skies yet blushing with departing light, When falling dews with spangles deck'd the glade, And the low sun had lengthened every shade.     

Alexander Pope