"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
"If you've ever gone camping in a secluded place and walked away from the safe and warm glow of the fire, you've probably experienced a flash of fear for what could be out in the darkness with you, unseen."
- Artist description, Rob Rey
"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
"You'll have bad times. But it'll always wake you up to good stuff you weren't paying attention to."
- Sean McGuire, 'Good Will Hunting'
"There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves."
- Joe L. Wheeler
"Thorn haw glowing in a glittering hedge; Fox paws printed in the mud. Sickle-winged swifts and swallows in the mist, Africa singing in their blood."
- Excerpt from 'Autumn Harvest', by Felix Dennis
"...The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground."
- Andrea Gibson
"But when 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..."
- Stephen King
"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."
- Langston Hughes
"There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air."
- Rudolfo Anaya
"She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened."
- Sarah Addison Allen
"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
- Humbert Wolfe
"Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable...the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street...by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese."
- Hal Borland
"If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that."
- Nick Cave
"The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh."
"Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night."
- Hal Borland
"When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose."
- Jens Stoltenberg
"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
"Autumn is the greatest reminder: It reminds us how dreamlike beauties our earth has and it reminds us how all these beautiful dreams can easily vanish!"
- Mehmet Muran Ildan
"In the summer heat the reapers say, "We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair." "
- Khalil Gibran
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus
"But I do feel a little teeny right now that I'm just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived."
- Gordon Parks
"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
- John Donne, 'The Autumnal'
Edward Kinsella III
"Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay."
- Robert Browning
"Speaking of happiness, those distinctive moments are found outdoors – in the fall, in the winter and always in the mountains where people are few, wildlife is abundant and there is peace in the quiet."