First Day Of Fall Quotes To Celebrate The Equinox

by Lily Feinn
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The beginning of a new season is upon us, and though the weather may stubbornly remain warm and sunny, we can officially start getting excited about fall! As the days grow (sadly) shorter and the leaves begin to cover the ground, there is no better way to celebrate the autumnal equinox than with these inspiring first day of fall quotes. Writers and poets have attempted to capture the ineffable beauty of autumn for ages, and these insightful literary tidbits remind us that there is more to the harvest season than carving pumpkins and trading iced coffees for pumpkin spiced treats. Now is the time to reap what you sow, reflect on the year that has passed, and perhaps book that apple picking trip upstate.

September’s first crisp breezes brought with them pumpkin spice everything, new school supplies, and the itch to trade shorts for cozy sweaters. Now with October on the horizon, we anticipate the crunch of leaves underfoot and spooky Halloween fun. Fall has a mysterious and revitalizing nature unlike any other season. So whether you’re planning of spending this weekend tree peeping or sippin’ on some hot spiked cider, check out these great quotes to celebrate (what is in my humble opinion) the most beautiful time of the year!

1. "Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonise... 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. "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." — Emily Bronte

3. "Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings." —Terri Guillemets

4. "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." ― Nora Ephron

5. "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

6. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." — Albert Camus

7. "... But then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can't but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching." — Enya

8. "I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."― Henry David Thoreau

9. "Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn — that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness — that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling." ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

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10. "Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall." ― Yasmin Mogahed

11. "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

12. "Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." — Elizabeth Lawrence

13. "In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening — no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air." — Alexander Smith

14. "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

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