110 October Quotes on Halloween & the Cool Fall Breeze

If you enjoy the cold breeze, warm fires, and festivities, then these October quotes are for you!

October is well-known for its Halloween celebrations and other outdoor activities. The cool autumn weather, festive meals, and events make this a month to remember.

October is an excellent month for getting together and going out with family and friends. What’s more, it’s another month closer to the holidays!

October Quotes on Halloween & the Cool Fall Breeze

We’ve compiled a list of October quotes to help you appreciate the autumn season, so make sure you read through the collection below!

Start reading the complete list here.

And don’t forget to check out these November quotes and December quotes.

Best October Quotes

1. “In October, any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.” – Elizabeth George Speare

2. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L. M. Montgomery

3. “In the entire circle of the year, there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.” – Alexander Smith

4. “Hello, October! Surprise me, inspire me, bring any good thing.” – Anonymous

5. “Let’s spark up October and make it better than September.” – Anonymous

6. “October is the treasure of the year, and all the months pay bounty to her store.” – Paul Laurence Dunbar

7. “Hello October, be kind and bring prosperity to life.” – Anonymous

8. “October is a hallelujah! Reverberating in my body year-round.” – John Nichols

9. “He loved October. Had always loved it. There was something sad and beautiful about it—the ending and beginning of things.” – Jacqueline Woodson

10. “In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days, its presence helps to dispel the gloom.” – John Burroughs

11. “First of all, it was October—a rare month for boys.” – Ray Bradbury

12. “You don’t waste October sunshine. Soon the old autumn sun would bed down in cloud blankets, and there would be weeks of gray rain before it finally decided to snow.” – Katherine Arden

13. “I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” – Charmaine J. Forde

14. “October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” – Rainbow Rowell

15. “October is a symphony of permanence and change.” – Bonaro W. Overstreet

Famous October Quotes

16. “Dear October, I am going to make you awesome.” – Anonymous

17. “The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here’s to October.” – A.A. Milne

18. “Welcome, 10th month! Welcome to life.” – Anonymous

19. “Enjoy the slightly cool breeze of October days and let it fill your body with tranquility.” – Anonymous

20. “‘Only today,’ he said, ‘Today, in October sun, it’s all gold—sky and tree and water. Everything just before it changes looks to be made of gold.’” – Eudora Welty

21. “Bittersweet October—the mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.” – Carol Bishop Hipps

22. “My beloved October has returned—with its brilliant colors, cool temperatures, and sunny, cloudless, azure skies, and I must enjoy it before it escapes for another year.” – Peggy Toney Horton

23. “I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.” – W.S. Merwin

24. “October, crisp, misty, golden October, when the light is sweet and heavy.” – Angela Carter

25. “Ah, lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir.” – Peggy Toney Horton

26. “After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth.” – Elizabeth George Speare

27. “There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

28. “October is a fallen leaf, but it is also the wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hill once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above that hill once again.” – Hal Borland

29. “October turned my maple’s leaves to gold. The most are gone now; here and there one lingers. Soon these will slip from out the twigs’ weak hold. Like coins between a dying miser’s fingers.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

30. “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 draughts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” – J.K. Rowling

Inspirational October Quotes to Get You Through the Month

31. “October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.” – Sarah Guillory

32. “This is October for me. Withdrawing into my own world, blocking out everything except the beauty of the season, my reflections, and my relationship with God, I find that this is enough to sustain me through the long cold winter, and beyond.” – Peggy Toney Horton

33. “I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” – Leif Enger

34. “All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” – Thomas Wolfe

35. “And when it all burns in the wake of October. It’s the month when everything can be over, and all turn to dust. When the night comes, think October.” – Stephen Lee Bruner

36. “The trees are in their autumn beauty, the woodland paths are dry, under the October twilight the water mirrors a still sky.” – W.B. Yeats

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

38. “Goodbye September, the past of my life. Hello, October, may the best future be hidden in you.” – Anonymous

39. “October reminds us of everything that we should be thankful for, which includes the precious gift of waking up this morning.” – Anonymous

Beautiful October Quotes to Help You Enjoy the Fall Season’s Charm

40. “The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant.” – Florence Bone

41. “It must be October, the trees are falling away and showing their true colors.” – Charmaine J. Forde

42. “Life in October is beautiful because it is the month when I meet my spiritual friends and holy spirits.” – Anonymous

43. “Beauty is in your eyes, and beauty is everywhere in October, the falling leaves and chirpy scent.” – Anonymous

44. “October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.” – Nova Bair

45. “What the light looks like in the pear trees, in October, is a hundred teardrops of gold, the whole orchard weeping.” – Carole Maso

46. “This tree must be falling for me, as soon as I sat under it, it dropped its leaves. Oh sweet October!” – Charmaine J. Forde

47. “Beautiful are the days; beautiful are the nights. Fall comes in October, and I fall for you.” – Anonymous

Interesting Quotes That’ll Get You Excited for October

48. “Goodbye September, keep calm and welcome October; I love this time of the year, so be good.” – Anonymous

49. “October has arrived, and only two months are left behind to enter into the new year.” – Anonymous

50. “Nothing is impossible with God in this month of October. So, believe in yourself and welcome this beautiful month with grace.” – Anonymous

51. “Happy new month! Wishing all my friends and families a blessed October. Have a great month.” – Anonymous

52. “Days pass by frequently as October arrives, and in no time, November will be saying hello to us.” – Anonymous

53. “Happy October days are here, and being the proud 10th month of the year, it is rolling out all the worries before Halloween. Indeed a beautiful feeling?” – Anonymous

54. “Let the leaves fall where they may—welcome October. Autumn is here.” – Charmaine J. Forde

Motivational October Quotes to Get You Pumped up for the Rest of the Year

55. “Take it all in, enjoy every moment, hold on to the experience that is October. Abundance. Beauty. Life.” – Julie Hage

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

57. “October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.” – Henry Ward Beecher

58. “October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful.” – Thomas Merton

59. “Since you met me last October, I am counting days to meet you again and wish you to look as beautiful as you are, forever, for good.” – Anonymous

60. “What could be more exciting than an October day? It’s your birthday, Fourth of July, and Christmas all rolled into one.” – Peggy Toney Horton

Quotes About the Things That Make October Special 

61. “October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.” – John Sinor

62. “October through December is filled with family and friends and celebrations of the year coming to an end.” – Shanna Mais

63. “October is a tantalizingly delicious month. The hot weather of the summer is gone, the bugs have been frozen—and the evenings smell like wood smoke and harvest dust.” – Amy Young Miller

64. “October—the true heart of autumn—the perfect blend of daydream and reality, with amazing weather, a beautiful quiet, and soul-calming breezes which lead the way to the comforting slow-down of the year.” – Terri Guillemets

65. “It was normal for it to rain, but in October—who could forget the rains of October? That which villagers called ‘the rains of October’ was the accumulation of the serenity of such a life.” – Ondjaki

66. “Every month is special to everyone. But, my special month is October. I love October, and I feel alive in October.” – Anonymous

67. “October, here’s to you. Here’s to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey smell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts, and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke.” – Ken Weber

68. “October is the month of 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 nears its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.” – Henry David Thoreau

69. “Let’s recall the good old memories, the time when all those dry leaves fell onto us, last October.” – Anonymous

Quotes on Being Thankful for the Month of October and the Fall Season

70. “Good to see you, October, the month of autumn ending on Halloween.” – Anonymous

71. “October is about trees revealing colors they’ve hidden all year. People have an October as well.” – JM Storm

72. “Autumn serenades the breeze into dancing the cha cha cha; the mountains echo in the background. October sky never looked more charming nor the sublime leaves of the trees so graceful.” – Avijeet Das

73. “October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old master.” – Elizabeth Enright

74. “Falling in love with October. Leaves descending to the ground, orange, magenta, green and brown. The cool crisp breezes in the air, Autumn season must be here.” – Charmaine J. Forde

75. “We were letting go of October, relinquishing color, readying ourselves for streets lacquered with ice, the town closed like a walnut, locked inside the cold.” – Mark Perlberg

76. “October made the leaves on Main Street fit for a crown. They dripped from the trees in jewel-toned shades: yellow and orange and fiery red. The cool wind sent a confetti-cluster of leaves down around us.” – Natalie Lloyd

Short October Quotes 

77. “Hello October, I’ve missed you.” – Anonymous

78. “I am falling for you sweet October.” – Anonymous

79. “My favorite color is October.” – Anonymous

80. “I keep falling in love with October, over and over again!” – Charmaine J. Forde

81. “Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.” – Nelson Algren

82. “October, the extravagant sister.” – Oliver Wendell Holme

October Quotes That’ll Remind You of Your Loved Ones and Your Memories With Them

83. “It takes a strong man to be with a woman full of fire and stars and all of October.” – Melody Lee

84. “Happy October to every loved one as it is autumn again, the time to cuddle and bring it on.” – Anonymous

85. “October is here, my love; fall is here. Yes, autumn just knocked the door of my heart, telling me to fall in love with you all over again.” – Anonymous

86. “A boy who loved Autumn. A girl who was forever October.” – Nitya Prakash

87. “You kissed me then, under the starry October sky, and as we melted into one another, I knew I was in love.” – Anonymous

Funny October Quotes to Make You Smile

88. “If it’s October, why is it so hot?” – Anonymous

89. “October is for creepy stuff, November is for cozy stuff, and December is all about cuddling with the cushion pretending it to be your partner in the blanket.” – Anonymous

90. “The wind grew cold. The leaves turned red. The bark turned red. The soil turned red. The stars turned red. Something was wrong with October.” – T.R. Darling

91. “Pumpkins in October, as fat as the full moon, they sit on our doorstep at night and glow.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

92. “October was always the least dependable of months―full of ghosts and shadows.” – Joy Fielding

93. “It’s a funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan, it’s when you discover that your wife left in May.” – Denis Norden

Quotes and Wishes for October Birthday Celebrants

94. “All women are born equal, but the best are born in October.” – Anonymous

95. “Those who are born in October are fearless and independent. I am happy you’re one of them.” – Anonymous

96. “October is my favorite month. Because my favorite girl came into my life. Happy Birthday.” – Anonymous

97. “Lucky are those who were born in October and screamed in the middle of the night.” – Anonymous

98. “Let your inner and outer beauty captivate all the gems on Earth because you deserve it today! Happy Birthday October-born!” – Anonymous

99. “The wind of October is getting colder and stronger. I’ll greet you with a warm, happy birthday.” – Anonymous

100. “Happy birthday to the world’s greatest, kindest but my little son who was born in the lovely month October!” – Anonymous

101. “A birthday in October can be a special treat; the harvest has begun of pumpkins, gourds, and wheat. So, on your happy day, here’s a birthday wish for you. May you gather joy and laughter, love and friendship, too.” – Anonymous

102. “All cute and lovable people are born in October.” – Anonymous

Spooky October Quotes That Are Perfect for Halloween

103. “I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters

104. “Since it’s October, you don’t have to hide away. It’s Halloween month which means it’s your month.” – Anonymous

105. “Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, never take candy from strangers. And then they dressed me up and said, ‘go beg for it.’” – Rita Rudner

106. “Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” – Stephen Graham Jones

107. “Halloween shadows played upon the walls of the houses.” – Eleanor Estes

108. “I long for the days of pumpkins and ghosts; when the dead use homes and people as hosts.” – E. Reyes

109. “The Halloween wind was blowing, not a blasting of wind but a right-sized swelling, falling, and gushing of wind.” – Eleanor Estes

110. “October proved a riot, a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.” – Keith Donohue

What Is Your Favorite Cultural Event in October?

For many households, October marks the start of their countdown toward Thanksgiving and the holidays. After all, it’s just a few more weeks before the festivities begin.

The fall season is better enjoyed this month: more fire, hiking, and food for the entire family. There’s no doubt that the 31 days of this month are filled with excitement, joy, and adventure!

But, whatever season or month you are in, the most essential thing is to enjoy every moment with your family. We hope that these October quotes were able to help you enjoy the beauty of the fall season, as well as all of the exciting events planned for this month.

Which of these October quotes is your favorite? Please post them in the comments area below.

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