There are few people that don't enjoy the fall season, which means that there are few people who won't enjoy these fall quotes for 2017. Considering Sept. 22 marking the official start of the fall season (thanks to the arrival of the Autumn Equinox), it's finally time to embrace all things autumn. So, what is there to love about the fall?
Easy: The leaves burst into color (if you've never experienced an East Coast autumn, add it to your bucket list), the humidity drops as the weather cools down, and there's a feeling of fresh starts and renewal in the air. Even if you're not starting a school program and are completely out of the academic system, with summer coming to its close, the fall truly does carry a sense of newness with it. Breath it in and do something with that.
These fall quotes for 2017 cover all sorts of ground, and beautifully describe the breathtaking foliage that takes over the outdoors, the crispness of the weather's bite, and the looming season of winter. There's simply no denying the beauty of the fall season, and these quotes will remind you of that. (The adorable animal GIFs that are thrown in below don't hurt either).
1. "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." — Stanley Horowitz
2. "A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air." — Eric Sloane
3. "October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter." — Nova Bair
4. "October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band." — George Cooper
5. "Falling leaves hide the path so quietly." — John Bailey
6. "I love the fall. I love it because of the smells that you speak of; and also because things are dying, things that you don't have to take care of anymore, and the grass stops growing." — Mark Van Doren
7. "Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!" — Humbert Wolfe
8. "I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." — Andrew Wyeth
9. "Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing. Winter's pretty lousy, but I hate Spring." — Dorothy Parker
10. "A September to remember. An October full of splendor. A November to treasure." — La Prevenchere
11. "Through the crisp, swirling launch of our recall, memories smile at yesterday's replay. September guides us gently into Fall, when woods begin to hear chill winter's call." — M. Jo Taylor
12. "Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." — William Cullen Bryant
13. "Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." — Samuel Butler
14. "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
15. "After the leaves have fallen, we return to a plain sense of things. It is as if we had come to an end of the imagination, inanimate in an inert savoir." — Wallace Stevens