30 (Or So) October Quotes

As the leaves start to change from green to lucious reds, yellows, and oranges, it’s time to pack up your sandals and pull out your boots. Though September technically marks the end of summer, October is the month where everyone starts enjoying fall festivities. From apple orchards to pumpkin patches, and haunted houses, October reminds us that as the seasons change we can look forward to new experiences with the people and places we love the most.

Looking for a cute Instagram caption for your apple-picking photos? Or simply wanting to be as inspired as these authors and poets? Don’t worry, we got you covered! With these 30 October quotes you’ll be snuggled in your cable knit sweater with a warm pumpkin spice latte falling hopelessly in love with October in no time!

 

The Best October Quotes and the Fall

 

“I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.”
― Charmaine J. Forde

 

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

 

“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 is a laughing leopard;
A lazy leopard, in the sun, fawning.
He may bare white fangs on frosty mornings,
But by noon he is as sleek as summer,
Basking before the red stars of the frozen bittersweet.”
— Marion Louise Bliss

 

“Ah, Lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir.” 
— Peggy Toney Horton

 

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

 

“It takes a strong man to be with a woman full of fire and stars and all of October.”
— Melody Lee

 

“October sets thy leaves ablaze,
And warms my muse to sing thy praise.”
— James Riggs

 

“October’s foliage yellows with his cold.”
— John Ruskin

 

“Sweet October, fill with praise,
Rich and glowing as thy days,
Every poet’s heartfelt lays.”
— Caroline May

 

“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.”
— Thomas Wolfe

 

“And when it all burns in the wake of October
It’s the month when everything can be over, and all turns to dust
When the night comes, think October.”
— Stephen Lee Bruner

 

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
— J.K. Rowling

 

“October—the true heart of autumn… the perfect blend of daydream and reality, with amazing weather, a beautiful quiet, and soul-calming breezes which lead the way to the comforting slow-down of the year.”
— Terri Guillemets

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

“Take it all in, enjoy every moment, hold on to the experience that is October. Abundance…  Beauty… LIFE.”
—Julie Hage

 

“It was normal for it to rain, but in October- who could forget the rains of October? . . . That which villagers called ‘the rains of October’ was the accumulation of the serenity of such a life.”
— Ondjaki

 

“The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here’s to October…”
— A.A. Milne

 

“October is a symphony of permanence and change.”
— Bonaro W. Overstreet

 

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

 

“October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins…. Merry October!”
— Rainbow Rowell

 

“And when October goes
The snow begins to fly
Above the smoky roofs
I watch the planes go by”
— Johnny Mercer

 

“But when October comes and goes and no time at all / I’ll begin to feel the chill of an early fall.”
— George Strait

 

“October made the leaves on Main Street fit for a crown. They dripped from the trees in jewel-toned shades: yellow and orange and fiery red. The cool wind sent a confetti-cluster of leaves down around us.”
— Natalie Lloyd

 

“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, here’s to you. Here’s to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey smell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke.”
— Ken Weber

 

“October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old master. Leaves, one, two at a time, sidled down through the windless air.”
— Elizabeth Enright

 

“October in scarlet and russet and grey
Is hymning of Plenty and wine…
How calm is the morn! In high treble the stream
Is singing in rambling measure
Like a bard all enrapt that would catch on a theme
In the mazes of Fancy and pleasure!”
— James Rigg

 

“October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came—
The Ashes, Oaks and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band… The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky…”
— George Cooper

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