Are you looking for autumn quotes to celebrate the season? There’s a list of 50 gorgeous and inspiring fall quotes here for you to enjoy.
The best fall quotes and autumn quotes for instagram
Autumn is such a beautiful time of year in nature, so it’s no wonder lots of people have been inspired to write about it.
This article rounds up sixty lovely quotes about fall (or quotes about autumn if you’re reading this outside the US) that capture the mood of this season perfectly.
There are beautiful fall quotes, inspiring autumn quotes, short fall quotes for instagram, autumn love quotes, funny autumn quotes, and even a few autumn jokes to get you smiling. And as this time of year is very much about the seasons changing before your eyes, I’ve also included some change of season quotes, falling leaves quotes, and fall colours quotes.
Whether you’d like some inspiring seasonal quotes, or just want to immerse yourself in all things autumn, you’ll find the perfect option here.
Autumn instagram captions
Searching for the perfect fall caption for instagram posts, reels or stories? Bookmark this handy list of autumn quotes for instagram to help your autumn pictures stand out – it will save you lots of time. And on the subject of saving time on instagram, you might also like my post on the best nature hashtags for instagram and social media, this includes insta-friendly copy and paste hashtag lists on a wide range of nature subjects.
Beautiful fall quotes
Let’s kick things off with a selection of fall quotes that capture the beauty of autumn.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
“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.” – Dodinsky
“Fall has always been my favourite 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
“Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.” – Terri Guillemets
“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” – Victoria Erickson
“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” – John Keats
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant
Inspirational autumn quotes
Autumn is a truly inspiring time in nature – here’s what some writers have to say about it.
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” – Samuel Butler
“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.” – Hal Borland
“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
“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise.” – George Eliot
“I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
More lovely quotes about autumn
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz
“Autumn lingered on as if fond of its own perfection.” – Winston Graham, Ross Poldark
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco
“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster 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
“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
Short fall quotes and fall sayings
Keep it simple with these short autumn quotes and autumn sayings.
“Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” – Remy de Gourmont
“Wild is the music of autumnal winds / Amongst the faded woods.” – William Wordsworth
“Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.” — Yoko Ono
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything.” – Robert Browning
“Another fall, another turned page…” – Wallace Stegner
Cute fall sayings and cute fall captions for instagram
Get a warm fuzzy feeling with these cute fall quotes.
“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, Pooh’s Grand Adventure
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” – Sarah Addison Allen
“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.” – Ann Drake
“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.” – Unknown
Change of season quotes
These quotes about seasons changing capture the ‘summer into autumn’ vibe perfectly.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – Oscar Wilde
“The first breath of autumn was in the air, a prodigal feeling, a feeling of wanting, taking, and keeping before it is too late.” – J. L. Carr
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence
“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.” – Jane Hirshfield
“Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow.” – Dan Millman
Falling leaves quotes
There are so many autumn leaves quotes to choose from. Here are my favourites to get you started.
“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” – Shira Tamir
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” – Humbert Wolfe
“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
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Brontë
“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.” – Unknown
“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” – Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing
“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves.” – Joe L. Wheeler
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and colour are their last days.” – John Burroughs
Fall colours quotes
When it comes to colour, nature definitely spoils us in autumn. These quotes about fall colours really paint a picture in your mind.
“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
“Autumn dresses up in gold; the richest season of the soul.” – Angie Weiland-Crosby
“October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.” – Nova S. Blair
“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” – Faith Baldwin
“Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colours on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat!” – Rusty Fischer
“I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when the day is done.” – Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop
Autumn love quotes
Bring a little romance to the season with these autumn love quotes.
“The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.” – Charlotte Bates
“The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” – Andrea Gibson
“But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall.” – Jacques Prevert, ‘Autumn Leaves.’
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne
Funny autumn quotes and autumn jokes
Fancy a giggle? Check out these fun fall sayings and fun fall jokes. There are loads more to explore in my list of fall puns.
“No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds – November!” – Thomas Hood
“My favourite colour is October.” – Unknown
What did the tree say to autumn? Please leaf me alone!
Why do birds fly south in the fall? Because it’s too far to walk!
What did one autumn leaf say to another? I’m falling for you!
Why do trees like to try new things each year? Because every autumn they turn over a new leaf!
What is red, orange and yellow and doesn’t get hurt when it falls? Autumn leaves!
What is the cutest of all seasons? Awwwtumn!
What are your favourite autumn quotes?
I hope these autumn quotes and fall sayings have inspired you, and help you enjoy all that nature has to offer. If your favourite autumn quote is missing from the list make sure you share it in the comments 🍁 🍂 🍁
Even more quotes for the season
I’ve got lots of other nature quotes lists that you can use in autumn – or any other season!
Fun autumn activities for families
Autumn is a wonderful time to get outside and explore nature with the kids. My book *A Year of Nature Craft & Play is packed with low-cost ideas to keep kids busy outdoors in autumn. You can find out more about it in my post on nature play.
I’ve also got a great printable list of autumn activities for kids outdoors and some great craft tutorials on leaf mason jar lanterns, pumpkin bird feeders and a pumpkin fairy house. And if you’d like even more autumn nature play inspiration, head over to my autumn nature crafts roundup.
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