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


“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, The Fellowship of the Ring




“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”
[Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]
-Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks


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




“It was one of those days you sometimes get latish in the autumn when the sun beams, the birds toot, and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins.”
-P.G. Wodehouse


“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




“Flowers, cold from the dew,
And autumn’s approaching breath,
I pluck for the warm, luxuriant braids,
Which haven’t faded yet.

Let whoever wants to, relax in the south,
And bask in the garden of paradise.
Here is the essence of north and it’s autumn
I’ve chosen as this year’s friend.”
-Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova


“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” -Emily Bronte