October Sayings and Quotes

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


October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.     

Hal Borland

In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.     

Alexander Smith

October had the tremendous possibility. The summer's oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised the world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.     

Sarah Guillory

October was always the least dependable of months ... full of ghosts and shadows.     

Joy Fielding

The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky.     

William Butler Yeats

Sweet October, fill with praise, Rich and glowing as thy days, Every poet's heartfelt lays.     

Caroline May

O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for one hour October's bright blue weather.     

Helen Hunt Jackson

In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days, its presence helps to dispel the gloom.     

John Burroughs

The sweet calm sunshine of October, now / Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mould / The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough / Drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.     

William Cullen Bryant

October turned my maple's leaves to gold; The most are gone now; here and there one lingers; Soon these will slip from out the twig's weak hold, Like coins between a dying miser's fingers.     

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

Carol Bishop Hipps

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here's to October...     

A.A. Milne

The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant.     

Florence Bone

October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.     

John Sinor

October is a symphony of permanence and change.     

Bonaro W. Overstreet

October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.     

Nova Bair

October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.     

Henry Ward Beecher

October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.... Merry October!     

Rainbow Rowell

O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief.      

Robert Frost

I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.     

W. S. Merwin

October is a fine and dangerous season in America . . . a wonderful time to begin anything at all.     

Thomas Merton

October's foliage yellows with his cold.     

John Ruskin

October is a hallelujah! reverberating in my body year-round....     

John Nichols

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.     

L.M. Montgomery

And close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October's wood.     

John Greenleaf Whittier

You ought to know that October is the first Spring month.     

Karel Capek

And when October goes / The snow begins to fly / Above the smoky roofs / I watch the planes go by     

Johnny Mercer

October is the treasurer of the year / And all the months pay bounty to her store     

Paul Laurence Dunbar

And when it all burns in the wake of October / It's the month when everything can be over, and all turns to dust / When the night comes, think October     

Stephen Lee Bruner