25 Best October Quotes

Following the dog days of summer are almost behind you, everything you can think about is ushering in the warmer weather. You’re more than prepared to finally exchange those out things for boots and head for a brisk stroll one of the changing leaves (or maybe you would instead jump from the car for any range of the best leaf-peeping from the USA! ). Due to our money, there’s not any more significant month–in both the fall and the whole damn year–than October, and we’ll tell you why. You’ve all kinds of exciting actions to showcase your fall bucket list, which might be valued in the warmer temps of October.


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

—Jacqueline Woodson, If You Come Softly


“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, Small Spaces

“I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.”

— Charmaine J. Forde


“ ‘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, The Wide Net and Other Stories

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”

— Peggy Toney Horton


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

— L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


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

— Alexander Smith


“October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.”

— Henry Ward Beecher


“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

“My favorite color is October.”

— Unknown


“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


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

— Humbert Wolfe


“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, Attachments

“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


“October is a hallelujah! reverberating in my body year-round…”

— John Nichols


“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.”

— Carol Bishop Hipps

“I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.”

— W. S. Merwin’


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

— John Sinor

“October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.”

— Nova Bair


“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, Reclaimed


“The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky.”

— William Butler Yeats

“The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant.”

— Florence Bone


“October is a symphony of permanence and change.”

— Bonaro W. Overstreet

“October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows.”

— Joy Fielding


“It must be October, the trees are falling away and showing their true colors.”

— Charmaine J. Forde

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