7 Quotes In Praise Of Autumn

September 22nd, 2009 by Amy

I grew up in the Northeast, where Autumn is spectacular – the season that makes the entire year worth the wait. It starts with a little nip in the air and blows away a few blurry orange, red, and yellow weeks later. These days I can feel it coming ’round again.


Happy Autumnal Equinox.


1.  Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus

2.  It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.  ~P.D. James

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


4.  Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
~Emily Dickinson


5.  The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


6.  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

7.  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


2 Responses to “7 Quotes In Praise Of Autumn”

  1. Mitch Says:

    Oh, I wonder when it will come to LA! I keep watching Nina play soccer and waiting for some semblance of crisp air. Not yet on the horizon. Many memories of autumn cruising through the colors in that white subaru!

  2. Jennifer Says:

    I’m not surprised to see this: you’ve always had super sensitive Autumn radar! (And I was always wanting to hang on to summer…) Enjoy the nip in the air for me!

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