Whether it’s the fresher air, the beautiful foliage or the feeling of new beginnings, it’s no surprise that many authors have been inspired by autumn. To mark its arrival, we’ve collected some of the most beautiful autumnal literary and author quotes on this celebrated season.

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

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

– Albert Camus

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

– John Howard Bryant

“Aprils have never meant that much to me. Autumns seem that season of beginning, Spring.”

– Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

“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

“If I were a bird, I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns.”

– George Eliot

“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, Wither

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

– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


    • Thanks, Denisa! We quite agree 🙂 . George Eliot’s quote is a beautiful one. If only it were possible, we would do the same! Hope you continue to enjoy the season Denisa 🙂


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