70 Fall Quotes on Changing Colors and Cooler Weather

Witness the heavenly beauty of warm colors and feel the coziness of the cooler season through our collection of fall quotes.

Fall is the season of transition. It is when the summer heat slowly dies down and becomes a chilly breeze. The leaves start to change colors from green to different hues of red, orange, and yellow. 

All these changes that autumn brings prove why it is the most memorable season of the year. The days may be shorter, but it perfectly captures the gift of nature and how we are rewarded with its fruits. 

So, if you are one of the people who has a secret obsession with fall, then make sure to add this to your must-read list now.

Check out our entire collection below. Let’s get started.

And make sure to read these winter quotes and summer quotes.

Best Fall Quotes

1. “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

2. “It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!” – A. A. Milne

3. “Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies.” – Sharon Kay Penman

4. “Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

5. “Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.” – Terri Guillemets

6. “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop

7. “As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas, and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.” – Vincent van Gogh

8. “Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” – Faith Baldwin

9. “Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow.” – Dan Millman

10. “Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” – Andrea Gibson

Inspirational Fall Quotes

11. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

12. “Autumn glows upon us like a splendid evening. It is the very sunset of the year.” – Mary Russell Mitford

13. “And the sunsets of autumn, are they not gorgeous beyond description? More so than the brightest dreams of poetry?” – Charles Lanman

14. “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster 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

15. “Autumn—the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant

16. “I loved autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” – Lee Maynard

17. “Autumn passes, and one remembers one’s reverence.” – Yoko Ono

18. “I hope I can be the autumn leaf who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully, it knew life was a gift.” – Dodinsky

19. “Autumn’s earliest frost had given to the woods below hues of beauty, such as heaven lendeth to its bow, and the soft breeze from the west scarcely broke their dreamy rest.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

Also read: September Quotes, October Quotes

Short Fall Quotes

20. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

21. “Autumn is springtime in reverse.” – Temi Oyelola

22. “Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” – Remy de Gourmont

23. “Days decrease, and autumn grows, autumn in everything.” – Robert Browning

24. “Autumn’s the mellow time.” – William Allingham

25. “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – Oscar Wilde

26. “Leaves are falling. Autumn is calling.” – Anonymous

27. “It’s autumn in New York that brings the promise of new love.” – Ella Fitzgerald

28. “A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.” – Anonymous

Also read: November Quotes, Spring Quotes

Fall Quotes That Highlight the Loveliness of the Season

29. “Autumn lingered on as if fond of its own perfection.” – Winston Graham

30. “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” – Anonymous

31. “Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love that makes life and nature harmonize.” – George Eliot

32. “Autumn leaves don’t fall. They fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” – Delia Owens

Fall Quotes for Everyone Who Loves the Falling Autumn Leaves

33. “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Brontë

34. “There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” – Joe L. Wheeler

35. “Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets. Golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat!” – Rusty Fischer

36. “Dancing of the autumn leaves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.” – Mehmet Murat İldan

37. “Now, autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods, and day by day, the dead leaves fall and melt.” – William Allingham

38. “I love the start of autumn when the trees in my garden change the colour of their leaves in one last dazzling display.” – Michael Caine

39. “Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” – Shira Tamir

40. “The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” – Henry Beston

41. “There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees, as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.” – Ruth Ahmed

Poetic Fall Quotes That’ll Make You Dream of This Magical Season

42. “It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” – Diana Gabaldon

43. “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne

44. “The tints of autumn, a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter frost.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

45. “And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco

46. “The first breath of autumn was in the air, a prodigal feeling, a feeling of wanting, taking, and keeping before it is too late.” – J. L. Carr

47. “I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.” – Ann Drake

48. “There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air and time is quiet and mellow.” – Rudolfo Anaya

49. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

50. “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” – J. K. Rowling

51. “The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings. Now, for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe

52. “Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.” – Siobhan Vivian

53. “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

54. “A wind has blown the rain away, and blown the sky away, and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think I, too, have known autumn too long.” – E. E. Cummings

55. “Autumn doesn’t always promise that winter will come, but she works hard until every colored leaf has reached its destination.” – Terri Guillemets

56. “At no other time than autumn does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honey sweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Fall Quotes to Remind You of the Beauty of Nature

57. “See it, smell it, taste it, and forget the time of day or year. Autumn needs no clock or calendar.” – Hal Borland

58. “I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints.” – Henry David Thoreau

59. “Autumn is the best season in which to sniff, and to sniff for pleasure, for this is the season of universal pungency.” – Bertha Damon

60. “Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.” – Walt Whitman

61. “Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens. Starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn.” – Donna Lynn Hope

Deep Fall Quotes That Capture the Emotions That the Season Brings

62. “I love autumn—that melancholy season that suits memories so well.” – Gustave Flaubert

63. “But when fall comes, it settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” – Stephen King

64. “But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall.” – Natalie Cole

65. “Only lovers see the fall as a signal end to endings, a gruffish gesture alerting those who will not be alarmed that we begin to stop in order simply to begin again.” – Maya Angelou

66. “Finally, she mused that human existence is as brief as the life of autumn grass, so what was there to fear from taking chances with your life?” – Mo Yan

67. “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees, and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.” – Ernest Hemingway

Fall Quotes for Your Instagram Posts

68. “Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.” – Terri Guillemets

69. “Another fall, another turned page.” – Wallace Stegner

70. “Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.” – Anonymous

Did These Fall Quotes Remind You of the Beauty of Nature?

Everyone can agree that fall is the perfect season to go outside and take a walk. After all, the falling leaves and warm colors are the best treats for us before the upcoming winter.

At this time of the year, it will be a waste if we choose to be stuck inside our homes and offices. We must relish the beauty of life and nature that we take for granted sometimes.

But, most of all, it is a time to reflect on the gift of change. Fall teaches us that the world doesn’t stop for us just because we are in a bad situation. Things will always be better, like how the leaves change colors, fall, and grow again.

Hopefully, these fall quotes were able to show you the beauty of life and nature. Remember the gift that change brings, and remember to have hope for the future!

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