Autumn is upon us (though it’s still hot and steamy here in the South). Thankfully, the winds will begin to blow in cooler temperatures soon and we’ll get to wear our hoodies and other warm clothing. But until then, I thought you might enjoy some of the quotes I compiled for various art journaling and mixed media projects for my art course, Art of Fall: Mixed Media Workshop for Kids.
(Find my Collection of Autumn Poetry here.)
These quotes would be wonderful to have your children write out for copywork, add to their nature journals or use for your own art or scrapbooking projects.
So without further ado, here is my collection of Autumn quotes in no particular order:
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L.M. Montgomery
“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
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” ~ Humbert Wolfe
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ~ Jim Bishop
“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” ~ Shira Tamir
“Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens; starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn.” ~ Donna Lynn Hope
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus
“No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.” ~ Samuel Johnson
“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster 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
“My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.” ~ Robert Frost
“Autumn’s the mellow time.” ~ William Allingham
“I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.” ~ Helen Hunt Jackson
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me when fluttering from the autumn tree.” ~ Emily Bronte
“Then came October, full of merry glee.” ~ Edmund Spenser
“A second blow of many flowers appears, flowers faintly tinged and breathing no perfume; but fruits, not blossoms, form the woodland wreath that circles Autumn’s brow.” ~ James Grahame
Don’t forget to sign your kids (your tweens, teens, & yourself) up for my mixed media art workshop, The Art of Fall. Click on the image for more info.
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.