100 November Quotes That Will Touch Your Grateful Souls

If you are searching for light amidst the fall season, these 100 November quotes will greatly heal your soul.

November is a sign that the autumn season is coming to an end, just like the entire year.

It might seem to be a month where everything is concluded, but let us remember that there is still a space for it to be the beginning of something.

Even though November skies are mostly gray, it is a path towards the sunshine.

November Quotes That Will Touch Your Grateful Souls

This collection will show you that November is a month of hope, thanksgiving, love, and beauty.

You will surely enjoy reading these quotes.

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And don’t miss out these December quotes and October quotes.

Best November Quotes

1. “November—the last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure. Time to take a risk and do the unexpected.” – Anonymous

2. “Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” – Charmaine J. Forde

3. “The house was very quiet, and the fog—we are in November now—pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.” – E.M. Forster

4. “In November, you begin to know how long the winter will be.” – Martha Gellhorn

5. “The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.” – Henry Rollins

6. “There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

7. “In November, people are good to each other. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings.” – Cynthia Rylant

8. “No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds—November!” – Thomas Hood

9. “The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July.” – Henry David Thoreau

10. “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” – Anne Bosworth Greene

11. “Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.” – Gladys Taber

12.“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” – Maggie Stiefvater

November Quotes That Will Make You Excited for Autumn

13. “When the trees their summer splendor change to raiment red and gold. When the summer moon turns mellow, and the nights are getting cold. When the squirrels hide their acorns, the woodchucks disappear. Then we know that it is autumn, the loveliest season of the year.” – Carol L. Riser

14. “Autumn! The greatest show of all times!” –  Mehmet Murat ildan

15. “Now in November nearer comes the sun down the abandoned heaven.” –  D. H. Lawrence

16. “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

17. “Leaves grow old gracefully, bringing such joy in their last lingering days. How vibrant and bright is their final flurry of life.” –  Karen Gibbs

18. “The world is tired, the year is old. The faded leaves are glad to die.” –  Sara Teasdale

19. “Autumn is marching on. Even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves.” — Otsuyu Nakagawa

20. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” –  Nathaniel Hawthorne

21. “The river this November afternoon rests in an equipoise of sun and cloud. A glooming light, a gleaming darkness shroud. Its passage, all seems tranquil, all in tune.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

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

23. “Aprils have never meant much to me, autumn seems like the season of beginning, spring.” –  Truman Capote

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

25. “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” –  Cyril Connolly

26. “In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.” –  Cynthia Rylant

27. “I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.” –  Lin Yutang

Sincere November Quotes That Will Remind Us to Be More Grateful

28. “November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life.” –  Anonymous

29. “Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” –  Elizabeth Lawrence

30. “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” –  Erma Bombeck

31. “In this Veteran’s Day, we stop and are thankful for all those who have fought in wars so that we may all enjoy our freedom. The bravery and risk that these men and women took will not be forgotten.” –  Catherine Pulsifer

32. “There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life!” –  Mehmet Murat ildan

33. “How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors.  It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.” – Sir John Templeton

34. “I invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.” –  Abraham Lincoln

35. “The last seed falls from the sunflower, empty pond. The long awaited rattle of rain on rooftops. Thanksgiving Day.” –  Michael P. Garofalo

36. “In November, some birds move away and some birds stay. The air is full of good-byes and well-wishes. The birds who are leaving look very serious. No silly spring chirping now. They have long journeys and must watch where they are going. The staying birds are serious, too, for cold times lie ahead. Hard times. All berries will be treasures.” –  Cynthia Rylant

November Quotes About Love

37. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” –  Chad Sugg

38. “Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?” –  A Waltz for Zizi

39. “The widower reviewed his past in a sunless light which was intensified by the greyness of the November twilight, whilst the bells subtly impregnated the surrounding atmosphere with the melody of sounds that faded like the ashes of dead years.” –  Georges Rodenbach

40. “Will you forgive me these November days?” –  Anna Akhmatova

41. “How beautiful leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” –  John Burrough

42. “In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures. The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide beneath its blankets.” –  Cynthia Rylant

43. “When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained. But darlin’ when I hold you, don’t you know I feel the same. ‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever and we both know hearts can change and it’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain.” – Guns N’ Roses

44. “All in November’s soaking mist we stand and prune the naked tree, while all our love and interest seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery.” – Ruth Pitter 

45. “Jam on November took away the worries. It was like tasting summer.” –  El Fuego

46. “The November evening had a bite. It nibbled not quite gently at her cheeks and ears. In Virginia the late autumn was a lover, still, but a dangerous one.” –  J. Aleksandr Wootton

Beautiful November Quotes

47. “November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear.” –  Sir Walter Scott

48. “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” –  Sarah Addison Allen

49. “There’s a fire in the November sky.” –  Anonymous

50. “So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, and now the morn quite hides in the smoke and haze. The place we occupy seems all the world.” –  John Clare

51. “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

52. “The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on. A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.” –  Aldo Leopold

53. “There is music in the meadows. In the air, autumn is here. Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow.” –  William Stanley Braithwaite

54. “November is chill, frosted mornings with a silver sun rising behind the trees, red cardinals at the feeders, and squirrels running scallops along the tops of the gray stone walls.” –  Jean Hersey

55. “November woods are bare and still. November days are clear and bright. Each noon burns up the morning’s chill, the morning’s snow is gone by night. November woods are bare and still. November days are bright and good. Life’s noon burns up life’s morning chill. Life’s night rests on feet which have long stood.” – Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson

56. “If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray.” –  Madeleine M. Kunin

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

58. “There is the touch of November in the air, chill enough to have a slight tang, like properly aged cider. Not air that caresses, nor yet air that nips. Air that makes one breathe deeply and think of spring water and walk briskly.” – Hal Borland

59. “It is also November. The noons are more laconic and the sunsets sterner, and Gibraltar lights make the village foreign.” –  Emily Dickinson

60. “November came roaring in with gusty winds and more wet weather. Mandy’s depression would not go away. Her garden seemed sad, too. It was virtually empty now, and the few brave flowers that remained there were flattened by rain, their yellow stalks sprawling in all directions. Most of the trees were bare, and the woods had a wet carpet of leaves.” – Julie Andrews Edwards

November Quotes on Sadness

61. “November is the eleventh twelfth of a weariness.” – Ambrose Bierce

62. “2020—this is going to be a November to remember.” –  Charmaine J. Forde

63. “Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make bat-shapes, web-winged and furious.” – Sylvia Plath

64. “November is usually such a disagreeable month as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully, just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles. We’ve had lovely days and delicious twilights.” –  L.M. Montgomery

65. “October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” – J.K. Rowling

66. “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn.” – Emily Bronte

67. “The quiet of October is refreshing. The quiet of November, oppressing.” – Terri Guillemets

68. “The gloomy months of November, when the people of England hang and drown themselves.” – Joseph Addison

69. “Long cold nights mark November’s return, grey rains fall, wind walks in the bronze oak leaves.” – Gladys Taber

70. “The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day’s last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

71. “Even when November’s sun is low and winter flaps his fleecy wings, thy gold among his silvery snow a solace in the sadness brings.” – James Rigg

72. “We seldom think of November in terms of beauty or any other specially satisfying tribute. November is simply that interval between colorful and dark December.” – Hal Borland

73. “Dull November brings the blast, Then the leaves are whirling fast.” – Sara Coleridge

74. “November comes and November goes. With the last red berries and the first white snows. With night coming early and dawn coming late, and ice in the bucket and frost by the gate. The fires burn and the kettles sing, and earth sinks to rest until next spring.” – Clyde Watson 

November Quotes on Being Everyone’s Favorite Month

75. “Welcome sweet November—the season of senses and my favorite month of all.” – Gregory F. Lenz

76. “In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell, a squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, and can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.” – Cynthia Rylant

77. “But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.” – L.M. Montgomery

78. “November leads the month in their wintry round.” – Anne Hunter

79. “The November figure is an aberration.” – Abheek Barua

80. “October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky, November is the later twilight.” – Henry David Thoreau

81. “Every year, in November, at the season that follows the hour of the dead, the crowning and majestic hours of autumn, I go to visit the chrysanthemums. They are indeed, the most universal, the most diverse of flowers.” – Maeterlinck

82. “November is auspicious in so many parts of the country—the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape.” – F. Sionil Jose

83. “November—the very best month of autumn. It’s a holiday month, but instead of the hurried rush—not to mention shopping for all those presents—of Christmas, you get to spend time with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving traditions and take a moment to reflect on all that makes you grateful.” – Maribeth Jones

84. “I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.” – Henry Rollins

85. “Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I shall recall the memory of warm, sunny, late summer afternoons like this one, and be comforted greatly.” – Peggy Toney Horton

86. “It was November—the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind songs in the pines.” – L.M. Montgomery

87. “I love to see the cottage smoke curl upwards through the trees. The pigeons nestled round the cote on November days like these.” – John Clare

88. “Apart from the pleasures of gardening, November has beauty of its own. The Saxons called it wind-month, for then the fishermen drew up their boats and abandoned fishing till the spring. It was called the slaughter-month, too, when pigs and cattle were salted down for preservation throughout the winter.” – Victoria Sackville-West

89. “November is Hip Hop History Month, where we give celebration to what hip hop has done to bring together people of the world, people of all nationalities, young people, all the political systems and politicians on the planet.” – Afrika Bambaataa

More Soulful November Quotes

90. “I know that I have died before—once in November.” – Anne Sexton

91. “This November there seems to be nothing to say.” – Anne Sexton

92. “You lean into life. Even now, even when you’re being hunted by the Lions, you gape at the streets of Edinburgh. I don’t just mean that you’re beautiful, which you certainly are. I mean that you radiate kindness and laughter at the same time that you’re beating everyone with your knife skills. You trust people and believe in their goodness, even when everyone around you attacks and betrays you. I’ve never met anyone like you in my life and I would have to be the most foolish person alive not to tell you so.” – Adriana Mather

93. “How I wish to fly with the geese away from dreary November days, the ‘freeze-up,’ and cruel winter over the sight of a Christmas tree in a hotel lobby, ask five thousand questions about the Scottish countryside, and plan movie nights with enthusiasm. It’s not just about the end goal for you. You look at the everyday world like it’s something special, and you make me see it that way, too.” – Adriana Mather

94. “It was a cold November day and she had dressed herself up in layers of cardigans and covered the whole lot with her old tweed coat, the one she might have used for feeding the chickens in.” – Barbara Pym

95. “Autumn arrives early in the morning but spring at the close of the day.” – Elizabeth Bowen

96. “November wind has a sound different from any other. It is easy to imagine the cave of the winds in some mythical Northland where the winds are born and the gods send them out to conquer the quiet air.” – Gladys Taber

97. “In January we start saving money, getting out of credit card debt, funding our retirement accounts, and we’re doing wonderful. Then, every single year like clockwork, starting in November, all of you fall into this trap that says, ‘I have to buy this gift.'” – Suze Orman

98. “November—crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground.” – Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

99. “One cold November, I resolved to kill the staircase spawn.” – Arthur K. Flam

100. “How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring!” – Edwin Way Teale

What Are You Thankful For?

The time we get to live each day and satisfy our needs is enough reason to be thankful. To be able to see the beauty of November, the surroundings, and all the people around you will make your heart more grateful. That is what makes this month different from others.

November is a reminder that until the end of everything, we are receiving blessings. Despite the cold rains, there is hot coffee that will embrace our freezing hearts.

However, it is also a reminder for us that we should not be thankful only for a single month. Each month is beautiful, and we should appreciate each and every day.

How about you? What’s your favorite November quote? Comment below.

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