55 Colorful Fall Quotes That Capture the Beauty of the Season
Fall lovers, rejoice! We have the best fall quotes that perfectly sum up autumn's allure.
Fall quotes that capture the season’s essence
Aah, autumn. It’s the season when we say goodbye to shorts and beach days and hello to sweaters, fall activities and the always fun and spooky Halloween. It’s also a unique season that delivers unmatched beauty—the kind that has spurred centuries of admiration.
Fall has inspired some of the most beautiful words (and funniest memes) ever created, and those words deserved to be highlighted. Here are the best fall quotes that speak to fall lovers’ souls—they even make great fall-themed captions for your Instagram photos! Once you’re done reading these autumn quotes, scroll through these Halloween quotes to get you excited for the holiday.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” —Albert Camus
This is a perfect quote to share on the first day of fall.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” —L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables”
What a great uplifting quote for fall lovers!
“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”
Now this is a wonderful book quote that captures fall’s unique beauty.
“Autumn … the year’s last, loveliest smile.” —William Cullen Bryant
Don’t forget to bookmark these gorgeous fall pictures you have to see to believe.
“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
Remember this quote when you’re planning your next fall getaway.
“She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.” —Sarah Addison Allen, “Garden Spells”
By the way, here’s why Americans say “fall” instead of “autumn.”
“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” —Lee Maynard
If summer’s more your thing, read these great summer quotes.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”
One of the best fall quotes from one of the best books ever written.
“The leaves fall, the wind blows and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” —Henry Beston
Don’t forget to wear those heavier wools when you go apple picking in the fall.
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable … the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street … by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.” —Hal Borland
We can already hear the crisp leaves crunching as we walk through the pumpkin patch!
“I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
This is one of those fall quotes that doubles as a good nature quote.
“Autumn is my spring!” —August Strindberg, “A Dream Play”
“As leaves cover the forest floor in a carpet of vibrant rusts, orange and gold, autumn proves that sometimes death, too, can be a beautiful thing.” —Nikita Gill
“It was like autumn, looking at her. It was like driving up north to see the colors.” —Jeffrey Eugenides, “Middlesex”
Looking to travel in the fall? Check out these great fall weekend getaways.
“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” —Oscar Wilde
“When everything looks like a magical oil painting, you know you are in autumn!” —Mehmet Murat ildan
“Summer dashed off, her sundress flowing with greens; while autumn slipped into a gown with jeweled seams.” —Angie Weiland-Crosby
“The heart of Autumn must have broken here and poured its treasure out upon the leaves.” —Charlotte Bates
Speaking of leaves—these are the best places to spot fall foliage.
“Another fall, another turned page…” —Wallace Stegner
This is a good autumn quote to remember if you need a fall reset in your life.
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” —Chad Sugg
“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” —Shira Tamir
“Now autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods, and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” —William Allingham
These fall quotes are great—and so are these spring quotes.
“As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.” —Vincent van Gogh
“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” —Diana Gabaldon, “Outlander”
This fall quote is from one of the bestselling books turned into a TV show.
“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.” —Jane Hirshfield
A great fall activity that features this delicious fruit? Bobbing for apples.
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” —John Donne
“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
These quotes about fall are really something—and so are these hope quotes.
“The tints of autumn … a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” —John Greenleaf Whittier
“When leaves have to let go of the tree, they wear their best colors and they dance all the way to the ground.” —
“The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.” —
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.” —
“Autumn is grey rainy afternoons, and fond memories of raking up leaves into tidy neat piles, just to jump in and spread them around again.” —
“A boy who loved autumn; A girl who was forever October.” —
“Autumn is the time of year when Mother Nature says, ‘Look how easy, how healthy and how beautiful letting go can be.'” —
“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” —
“Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.” —Walter Scott