Pumpkin spice lattes may have hit Starbucks weeks ago, but you're still looking for a little inspiration to get you ready for the first day of fall. Sure, you've got your spiked apple cider in hand, your Spotify fall playlist on blast, and you're all bundled up in your new cobalt velour blazer... but now what? Time to read up on a few fall quotes, of course! Sometimes it's hard to articulate what's so lovely about this time of year, but that's OK, because pop culture has had a lot to say about this most glorious of seasons through the years.
Whether it's the foliage, the fashion, or the cool, crisp weather that gets you going, everybody has a soft spot for fall. It may not be the start of the calendar year, but it does seem to be the start of something entirely different as summer ends and schools get back into the grind. Even if you aren't headed back to class this year, September signals a fresh start for most of America, and thankfully so.
We all need a little rebooting now and again, so let the fall season help you out. From Truman Capote's musings in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Yoko Ono’s unique words of wisdom, here are 10 quotes that capture the frivolous and fresh spirit of the fall. There’s something magical about this season, and it will be over before we know it, so embrace the beauty while it's here. After all, if the Farmers' Almanac is anything to go by, it looks like we're in for another nasty winter.
1. "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
2. "Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." —Elizabeth Lawrence
3. "Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn." —Marilyn Monroe
4. "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons." —Jim Bishop
5. "Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence." —Yoko Ono
6. "Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." —William Cullen Bryant
7. "Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first september was crisp and golden as an apple." —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
8. "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
9. "Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring." —Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's
10. "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