A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 301: Saturday Life Quotes – Autumn

Autumn on Pink Lake

Autumn on Pink Lake, Gatineau Hills, Quebec Photo by Ron Kok, 2016

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

At the end of a week in which I posted poems about Autumn (along with my photos of Autumn), I thought it appropriate to finish with quotes about the season from various authors. There is something about this sunny, cool, colorful, changing time of year that brings out the poet in so many people.

Love it, hate it, wary of it; wistful, melancholy, joyous – Autumn leaves no one without an opinion of its character.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.”
Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

“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.”
Yoko Ono

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like
they’re falling in love with the ground.”
Andrea Gibson

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
John Howard Bryant

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”
Chad Sugg

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
Humbert Wolfe

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
Jim Bishop

“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.”
Lee Maynard

“Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything.”
Robert Browning

“Once in a while i am struck
all over again… by just how blue
the sky appears .. on wind-played
autumn mornings, blue enough
to bruise a heart.”
Sanober Khan

“There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood—
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.”
Bliss Carman

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