Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #32

Thirteen Quotes/Poems about Autumn

Autumn (Fall) is my FAVORITE time of year. So today, in honor of the first day of Autumn on Saturday, I have decided to combine two of my favorite things in the world. The glorious season & quotes! :)

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

2. For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale

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

4. It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. ~P.D. James

5. 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

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

7. No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~ John Donne

8. Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

9. falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
~John Bailey, "Autumn," a haiku year, 2001, as posted on

10. 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

11. Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
~Emily Dickinson

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

13. Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~Carol Bishop Hipps

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amypalko said...

What a great idea for a post! I loved reading those autumn quotes. I recently posted some photos from our local park where the red is slowly taking over the green, which you can see here.
Also my own TT post is up here is you want to pop by for a read!
Happy TT!

amy said...

What an awesome list..I just love the word autumn..Its just pretty!

FYI, we have a contest starting tomorrow and all you have to do is comment and post the contest in one of your posts. These are fun prizes..Hope you will join us!

Amy said...

This is a nice TT since I am sad summer is done and need to adjust to the new season. =)

erin said...

Fall is my favorite time as well! Loved the quotes. Thanks for visiting my site, and have a happy TT! :)

Buck Naked Politics said...

What great quotes (esp. 1 & 7). We did quotes at our blog, too.

chocolate girl said...

i would love to get involved with this cool only challenge would be remembering to post on thursdays...AND....embarrassed to admit this, but half the time, with all these kids running me to and fro...i can hardly remember the day of week let alone my own name! lol....but i may give this a shot ! fun!

carolynn said...

And my two favorite things as well!

GREAT list!

ancsweetnsassygal said...

I love the autumn quotes, especially #6. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Great TT. Happy Friday!

Jenny McB said...

#13- So true! I could enjoy October so much more if winter wasn't just a month away.

Nicholas said...

A nice list tio describe a lovely time of year.