September 20, 2009

Quotable Sunday - The Season of Fall



We are coming up on my most favorite season.  Tuesday marks the first day of Fall, so I would be remiss if I didn't post Fall quotes for  Quotable Sunday - enjoy!

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.   So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
Nathaniel Hawthorne

"I love the fall.  I love it because of the smells that you speak of; and also because things are dying, things that you don't have to take care of anymore, and the grass stops growing."
Mark Van Doren

"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil.  And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb  colour effects as from August to November."
Rose G. Kingsley

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
Stanley Horowitz

"There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre 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  

"Then summer fades and passes and October comes.  We'll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure."
Thomas Wolfe

"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance.  What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?"
Hal Borland

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Albert Camus

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."
Andrew Wyeth

"Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and chilled.  The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season's last crops."
Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis  

"October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter."
Nova Bair

"Summer is already better, but the best is autumn. It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows moderately and not frivolously ... It cools down, clears up, makes you reasonable ..."
Valentin

"The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
John Muir

"Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.  Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."
Samuel Butler




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26 Random Sassy Comments:

Peggy said...

I just love Fall too. My very favorite season of all. i think I like this quote the best, it was a hrd choice because I really like them all!
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."

Tami said...

Beautiful!

Martha in PA said...

You already know I LOVE fall. I am just so excited. You would think it was Christmas. I can't wait until the leaves start to change, I see a few hints here and there! I love this quote, and it made me chuckle because I said something similar in my post!
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
Nathaniel Hawthorne

My QS

otin said...

"Leaves are like people, we tend to cherish them most in their final hours" -Otin

Cougar Tales said...

Oh the fall! Love how it is warm in the sun with a hint of coolness.
Cougar Tales
www.cougar-tales.blogspot.com

4 Lettre Words said...

My favorite time, too! We enjoy it to the fullest each year.

Love that Nova Blair quote. Simple, but so true.

Mango Girl said...

OHHHH! I get so damn frisky in the fall...the heat of the dreaded summer: GONE! WAHHHOOOOOOOO!

I just got back from a 10 mile bike ride...see? I LOVE THIS WEATHER!

Great quotes!!
otin: that is so true.

xo, Mango

Justine said...

Screw the quotes! Send me some autumn WEATHER!!! I'm melting!

Justine :o )

buffalodick said...

It is Michigan's favorite season for most of its residents...

blueviolet said...

I love the fall so much! But that quote that talks about everything dying and the grass not growing anymore...I love it!

Vodka Logic said...

I love the fall too. The quote is my favorite.
xx

mellisarock said...

"I love the fall. I love it because of the smells that you speak of; and also because things are dying, things that you don't have to take care of anymore, and the grass stops growing."
Mark Van Doren

I love this quote...I think that we might need to mow one more time...then we will just be able to play outside without having to do this chore!!!

Mrs Cooper said...

Girl, come on up to New England, you'd love the fall up here. The leaves are starting to change farther north and work their way down to us. Then it will be time for apple picking and making apple sauce and pies. Love it.

Stay@homemommy said...

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
Stanley Horowitz
I love this quote! Thanks for sharing.
~Karrie

LT said...

Oh I just love fall! All great quotes today too! Love this one:
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
Happy Sunday!

Shelley said...

Summer is my favorite season but I do love a warm fall day! Today in PA is wonderful!

My favorite quote:
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Albert Camus

Brian Miller said...

i like the Muir quote the best. fall is my favorite time of year. crisp cool air, long walks in the woods, the beauty of the trees. love it.

shopannies said...

the stanley horowitz one is precious

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Fall is my favorite season! Thanks for sharing these great quotes!

Mrsbear said...

I think Fall is lovely just about anywhere else. Here it's just as hot. :(

Serendipity is Sweet said...

I love them all! This is my favorite today: "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
Stanley Horowitz

Wonderfully chosen. A lovely post. Thank you ;D

Casey said...

Coming from a state where it's not unusual to be 85 on Christmas day, let me say I'm jealous of your "fall" and change of seasons. Let's switch.

Chrissy MacCEO said...

Great quotes! My favorite:
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
Stanley Horowitz

Medora said...

Hawthorne and Wolfe are the bomb - I love the fall, too. October is my favorite month. I do miss swimming outside, though - eventually I will move to Georgia where I can hopefully still jump in the ocean in the fall.

Yaya said...

I just love fall!

Hit 40 said...

I am counting down to summer 2010!!