Fall Quotes, Sayings, Captions

Fall is a wonderful time for finding inspiration in the beauty of the season — the days are getting shorter, the nights are becoming longer, leaves are falling off the trees, and there’s a crispness to the air. These fall quotes and sayings by famous authors, poets, and artists describe the splendor of nature’s final burst of color before winter sets in.


    Best fall quotes and sayings

    Whether it’s taking a hike through the woods, taking a drive to enjoy nature’s crescendo of color, or even the taste of a pumpkin spice latte, there are so many things that are inspiring about this fantastic season.

    Here are our favorite fall quotes that capture the essence of autumn.

    1. Fall quotes about leaves

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

    Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.
    Delia Owens

    Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
    Albert Camus

    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

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

    The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.
    Charlotte Bates

    Fall color

    How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
    John Burroughs

    The tints of autumn… a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.
    John Greenleaf Whittier

    The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light.
    Malcolm Lowry

    October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.
    Nova S. Blair

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

    Fall beauty

    Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.
    John Howard Bryant

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

    She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.
    Sarah Addison Allen

    No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face.
    John Donne

    It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
    Sarah Addison Allen

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    2. Fall season quotes

    The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.
    Henry Beston

    Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.
    William Wordsworth

    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

    Fall is near

    August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.
    Sylvia Plath

    Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?
    Dodie Smith

    Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.
    J.K. Rowling

    Autumn quotes

    Autumn — that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.
    Jane Austen

    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

    Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
    Jim Bishop

    Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonize.
    George Eliot

    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

    Fall days

    It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

    The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings; now for October eves!
    Humbert Wolfe

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

    Fall mood

    Such days of autumnal decline hold a strange mystery which adds to the gravity of all our moods.
    Charles Nodier

    That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air… Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.
    Wallace Stegner

    My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
    Robert Frost

    He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.
    J.R.R. Tolkien

    I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Fall quote by Jim Bishop

    3. Inspirational fall quotes

    Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.
    Delia Owens

    Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind.
    Lorin Morgan-Richards

    Dancing of the autumn leaves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.
    Mehmet Murat Idles

    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

    I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.
    Ann Drake

    Deep sayings

    Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
    Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
    Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
    Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
    Yoko Ono

    Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Uplifting fall quotes

    Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
    Emily Brontë

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

    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

    4. Fall quotes about change

    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

    Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn.
    Umberto Eco

    About letting go

    A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.

    Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.
    Remy de Gourton

    Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.

    About new beginnings

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

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

    5. Halloween quotes

    Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat!
    Rusty Fischer

    Harvest and Thanksgiving

    Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.
    Walt Whitman

    For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
    Edwin Way Teale

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


    I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
    Henry David Thoreau

    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.
    Rainbow Rowell

    Autumn quote by Albert Camus

    6. Fall quotes about love and life

    Or maybe spring is the season of love and fall the season of mad lust. Spring for flirting but fall for the untamed delicious wild thing.
    Elizabeth Cohen

    I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
    L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

    I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.

    Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.
    Leo Tolstoy

    7. Funny and cute fall sayings

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

    Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.
    Nora Ephron

    Short fall quotes

    And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.
    Oscar Wilde

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

    8. Fall poetry

    On a bare branch a crow is perched — autumn evening.

    And I rose
    In rainy autumn
    And walked abroad in a shower of all my days.
    Dylan Thomas

    Days decrease,
    And autumn grows, autumn in everything.
    Robert Browning

    And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
    William Cullen Bryant

    Spades take up leaves
    No better than spoons,
    And bags full of leaves
    Are light as balloons.
    Robert Frost

    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

    John Howard Bryant quote

    9. Fall quotes by famous authors

    Besides the autumn poets sing, a few prosaic days, a little this side of the snow, and that side of the haze.
    Emily Dickinson

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

    The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain.
    Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

    Swinging on delicate hinges the autumn leaf almost off the stem.
    Jack Kerouac

    10. Fall captions for Instagram

    Use these funny and inspirational fall captions to liven up your social media photo posts:

    • Autumn skies and everything’s fine.
    • The magical season.
    • One chapter ends, a new one begins.
    • A beautiful ending.

    Falling leaves captions

    • Fall foliage is my favorite color.
    • Leaves are falling, autumn is calling.
    • Fall breeze and autumn leaves.

    Fall color captions

    • Painted in all the colors of fall.
    • My favorite color is October.
    • Get lost in the colors of the season.
    • Nature’s grand finale of color and beauty.

    Love captions

    • Meet me under the falling leaves.
    • Falling for fall.
    • Autumn is for love, laughter, and dancing in the leaves.
    • I think I love fall most of all.
    • Fall in love with the moments that autumn brings.
    • Love is in the air in autumn.
    • Falling in love with autumn again.
    • Sweater weather is better together.
    • Fall makes my heart smile.

    Fall vibe captions

    • Tea and fuzzy socks season.
    • Summer, I don’t miss you!
    • Life is better in a sweater.
    • Cool air and warm hearts.
    • Happiness is a hot drink on a cold day.
    • Keep calm and stay cozy.
    • Cider and sweaters soothe my soul.
    • Leaves, flannel, and football are all I need.

    Funny fall puns

    • Life is gourd.
    • You autumn know.
    • The apple to my pie.
    • This weather is unbe-leaf-able.
    • These fall leaves are just a-maiz-ing.

    Pumpkin captions

    • You’re the pick of the patch.
    • Pumpkin spicing things up.
    • I like you a pumpkin-latte.
    • Autumn skies and pumpkin pies.
    • Pumpkin spice and everything nice.
    • You pump-can do it!
    • Cutest pumpkin in the patch.

    We hope you enjoyed reading these fall quotes, sayings, and captions. Check out more quotes about the seasons:

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 7/7/2022