For those lucky enough to be able to witness the changing of the seasons, fall is one of the best times of the year. The leaves change to beautiful colors; the weather becomes just cool enough to be cozy, and the food becomes warm and comforting. Traditionally, fall has been a time of change and a time of harvest for every culture – two important parts of the human experience. Here are some quotes celebrating the oncoming fall season and everything that it has to offer us.
“Autumn…the years’ last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” – J.K Rowling
“But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. 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
“I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers” – L.M Montgomery
“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
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne
“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 honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.” – Rainer Maria Rilke