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43 Fall Quotes to Get You Ready for the Coziest Season

Usher in the pumpkin spice lattes and cooler temperatures because fall is right around the corner! The hot and humid days of summer are slowly coming to an end, which means we’ll be looking to replace our crochet tops with comfy knitted sweaters pretty soon. Those summertime adventures will also be swapped out for some fall activities such as trips to the pumpkin patch or nights in with a big pot of chili. (Not forgetting trick-or-treating and Thanksgiving, of course.)

To get you psyched for the cooler months ahead, we compiled a list of 43 fall quotes that perfectly capture the beauty of this end-of-year season. From Vincent Van Gogh and Ella Fitzgerald to Carrie Bradshaw and Winnie the Pooh, let these celebrations of autumn inspire and delight you.

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1. “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

2. “The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens the apples, the other turns them to cider.” – Jane Hirshfield

3. “Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves.” – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

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

5. “There is a time of year in New York when, even before the first leaf falls, you can feel the seasons click. The air is crisp, the summer is gone. And for the first night in a long time, you need a blanket on your bed.” – Carrie Bradshaw

6. “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”– Stanley Horowitz

7. “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

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

9. Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence

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

11. “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

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

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

14. “Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.”– Hal Borland

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

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

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

18. “Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” – Samuel Butler

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

20. “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

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

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

23. "Designers want me to dress like spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like spring. I feel like a warm red autumn." – Marilyn Monroe

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

25. “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

26. “Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”– Truman Capote

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

28. “If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” – Victoria Erickson

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

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

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

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

33. “People that love fall go crazy for the foliage…We think it’s beautiful, but it’s really the leaves hospice...We’re rather insensitive to the leaves’ tragedy. They die, they fall and we just rake them up!” – Jim Gaffigan

34. “Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature's trick or treat!”– Rusty Fischer

35. “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky.”– Percy Bysshe Shelley

36. “Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.”– David Letterman

37. “It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’.” – Robbie Coltrane

38. “There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” – Charlie Brown

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

40. “We fell in love in October, that's why I love fall. Looking at the stars, admiring from afar.” – Girl in Red “We Fell in Love in October”

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

42. “Do you remember the 21St night of September? Love was changin' the minds of pretenders, while chasin' the clouds away.” – Earth, Wind and Fire “September”

43. “How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burroughs