Now that school has started (or is about to start soon) for the year, I have no more use for summer. I’m really for fall! In browsing through these fall-themed quotes, I read so many amazing passages about the best feelings of fall- the damp, yet crunchy leaves coating the ground, boots and scarves, the slightly moldy, earthy smell of rain and wind, the honk of geese traveling south- and above all, the crisp feeling and bright sky signaling that cold weather is just around the corner. These quotes made me so ready for the upcoming cool weather!
My daughter, Monkey, is also looking forward to fall. Today was about 100 degrees, but she insisted on wearing long-sleeves and leggings. Lucky for her, she didn’t have to leave the house today.
I love how all these authors have either an intense love or an intense hate for the fall season. Fall, it seems, demands a strong opinion. No room for lukewarm feelings about this time of year.
For your viewing pleasure, here are seven great quotes about autumn and fall from famous authors.
“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.”
― Lee Maynard
“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.”
― John Greenleaf Whittier
“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
“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.”
― Diana Gabaldon
“I am made for autumn. Summer and I have a fickle relationship, but everything about autumn is perfect to me. Wooly jumpers, Wellington boot, scarves, thin first, then thick, socks. The low slanting light, the crisp mornings, the chill in my fingers, those last warm sunny days before the rain and the wind. Her moody hues and subdued palate punctuated every now and again by a brilliant orange, scarlet or copper goodbye. She is my true love.”
― Alys Fowler
“There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood—
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.”
― Bliss Carman
“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
Quote Me Thursday Link Party
Now it’s time to link up your book posts to Quote Me Thursday! Remember, you can link up any book-related post! Basically, if you’re a book blogger of any kind, all of your posts can be added.
As always, I will feature my favorite link-up and by linking up, you agree to receive Quote Me Thursday reminders and have your post shared on Daily Mayo.
Last week, I particularly enjoyed this collection of summer reads from Whitney of Summer Hope. Her list features tons of great summer reads. If you’ve procrastinated on reading this summer, you have one last weekend to get some good reading in before school starts!
Will you be the next feature? Link up your book posts below!
1. Links must be book or quote-related (reviews, quotes, book lists, author interviews, whatever!).
2. Link to your blog-specific URL, not your home page.
3. Visit some of the other posts. If you like a quote, leave a comment!
4. Use the hashtag #quotemethursday when sharing this link-up!
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Want to Co-Host?
I am now accepting applications for Quote Me Thursday co-hosting! I don’t have any special sign-up yet, so if you are interested, just send me a note through my contact form! I’d love to share this awesome link-up with you.
So, what team are you on? Team Fall or Team Warm Weather?
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