If you're a lover of quotes, then get excited: These autumn quotes for 2017 are inspirational in their descriptions and breathtaking in their composition. As beautiful as the changing colors of the fall leaves may be, these quotes manage to authentically do them justice. Don't believe me? Read them and think again.
You'll find a slew of familiar names below, from George Eliot and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Emily Dickinson and John Donne. While these many writers, thinkers, feelers, and artists all know how to craft a beautiful sentence, it's their unique views of the fall season that truly makes these quotes worth reading. Perspective is important, and there's no less truth to that idea when talking about the way the world sees autumn and all its changing colors.
Put on your leggings, stuff your feet in your Uggs, and start sipping on that pumpkin spice latté, because fall is officially here. These quotes will be your dearest companions as you get ready to embrace the season for all it brings to this world. Take full advantage of the season, as before you know it, winter will be upon us and you'll be wishing yourself back to those lovely days of fall.
1. "It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life." — P.D. James
2. "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
3. "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
4. "No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face." — John Donne
5. "There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre 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
6. "Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined, and spreads a common feast for all that live." — James Thomson
7. “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
8. “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” — Anonymous
9. "The season for enjoying the fullness of life — partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth." — Denis Waitley
10. "October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter." — Nova Bair
11. "You like it under the trees in autumn, because everything is half dead. The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves and repeats words without meaning." — Wallace Stevens
12. “I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” — Lee Maynard
13. "When everything that ticked has stopped, and space stares, all around, or grisly frosts, first autumn morns, repeal the beating ground." — Emily Dickinson
14. "Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change." — Edwin Teale
15. "How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." — John Burroughs
16. "The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can, Hanging so light, and hanging so high, On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky." — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
17. "Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings." — Terri Guillemets