Quotes to Read By: 10 Quotes For the Love of Fall

If you are a book lover like we are, there is no way you have read book after book and not collected a pile of quotes.

So, in the spirit of the beauty of Fall (or Autumn), here are some quotes that we would love to share with you.

10 Book Quotes About Fall

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

― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”

― Jane Austen, Persuasion

“There was a filmy veil of soft dull mist obscuring, but not hiding, all objects, giving them a lilac hue, for the sun had not yet fully set; a robin was singing … The leaves were more gorgeous than ever; the first touch of frost would lay them all low to the ground. Already one or two kept constantly floating down, amber and golden in the low slanting sun-rays.”

― Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

“I love autumn”, Emily said to me. “It wins you over with its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”

― Nicholas Sparks, Two By Two

“All at once, it seemed, the leaves of cottonwood trees around the cabin turned golden and whaispered to themselves, then curled into black flutes and floated to the ground in crispy, lacy heaps.”

― Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone

“It rained in Hampshire yesterday, a soft autumn storm that brought down hardly any leaves. The dahlias are no longer in stem, and frost has withered the chrysanthemums, but the air smells divine, like old leaves and wet bark, and ripe apples. Have you ever noticed that each month has its own smell? May and October are the nicest-smelling months, in my opinion.”

― Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon

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

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“Fall leave fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.”

― Emily Bronte, Fall, leaves, fall

“And all at once, Summer collapsed into Fall.”

  Oscar Wilde

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. 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, George Eliot’s Life, as Related in Her Letters and Journals – Volume 1

What are some of your favourite quotes from books or authors? Share them with us in the comments!

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