“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
“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
“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."
--William Cullen Bryant
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.”
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house."[Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]”
“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.”
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
“And I rose
In rainy autumn
And walked abroad in a shower of all my days...”
--Dylan Thomas, Collected Poems