Quotes about Autumn

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Autumn Quotes

Every season has its special beauty, and autumn is no exception. The leaves change colour, it is time for carving pumkins and reading poetry. Below you can find some short autumn quotes, all by famous poets or other famous people. Enjoy reading our quotes about autumn.

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face."
John Donne (1572 - 1631)

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"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree."
Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848)

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"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

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"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 (1819 - 1880)

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"That time of year thou may'st in me behold,
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,-
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. "
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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"Autumn is the mellower season,
and what we lose in flowers
we more than gain in fruits."
Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)

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"Clouds of insects danced and buzzed in the golden autumn
light, and the air was full of the piping of the song-birds. Long,
glinting dragonflies shot across the path, or hung
tremulous with gauzy wings and gleaming bodies."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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"It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day;
the sky was clear and serene, and nature
wore that rich and golden livery which we
always associate with the idea of abundance.
The forests had put on their sober brown and
yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind
had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant
dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet."
Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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"Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods."
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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"He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere.
He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light
imagination is the wing that on the autumn
evening just brushes the dusky window."
Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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"If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn."
Irish Proverb

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"On the motionless branches of some trees,
autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads,
as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . ."
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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"Thou blossom bright with autumn dew,
And colored with the heaven's own blue. . . ."
William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

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"I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time."
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn."
Thomas Hood (1799 - 1845)

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"Every season hath its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time."
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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"The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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"Why is it that so many of us persist in thinking that autumn is a sad season?
Nature has merely fallen asleep, and her dreams must be beautiful
if we are to judge by her countenance."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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"There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen.
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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"Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time
to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
Elizabeth Lawrence (1644-1720)

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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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"In the season of white wild roses
We two went hand in hand:
But now in the ruddy autumn
Together already we stand."
Francis Turner Palgrave (1824 - 1897)

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"How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days."
John Burroughs (1837-1921)

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"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the autumn tree."
Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

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"He is outside of everything,
and alien everywhere.
He is an aesthetic solitary.
His beautiful, light imagination
is the wing that on the autumn evening
just brushes the dusky window."
Henry James (1843 - 1916)

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"Autumn's the mellow time."
William Allingham (1824 - 1889)

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"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods
and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt."
William Allingham (1824 - 1889)

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"We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away."
Zhuangzi (369 BCE - 286 BCE)

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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942)

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Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

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Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)

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"The childing autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries, and the mazed world,
By their increase, now knows not which is which."
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1.116-118
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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"The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease."
Sonnet 97, 6-8
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)


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