29 Inspirational October Quotes to Welcome Fall

The month of October is associated with many different things, such as fall weather, Halloween, and pumpkin spice lattes! As we head into October, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the famous quotes and sayings that have been associated with this month.

As the leaves fall and the days get shorter, it reminds me that October is quite possibly my favorite month. I just love fall! So, whether you’re gearing up for Halloween or just relaxing with your favorite drink, these 29 inspirational quotes will help you get in the right frame of mind! If you also like October memes, check these out! Hello October!

Let the October quotes begin!

"October is a fallen leaf, but it is also the wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hill once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above that hill once again." - Hal Borlan, This Hill, This Valley
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1) “October is a fallen leaf, but it is also the wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hill once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above that hill once again.” – Hal Borlan, This Hill, This Valley

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2) “After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth…The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her.” – Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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3) “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” – Peggy Toney Horton

4) “My beloved October has returned—with its brilliant colors, cool temperatures and sunny, cloudless, azure skies, and I must enjoy it before it escapes for another year.” – Peggy Toney Horton, Somewhere in Heaven My Mother is Smiling

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October quotes and leaves go together like pumpkins and Halloween!

"October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!" - Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
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5) “October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” – Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

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6) “In October a maple-tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days its presence helps to dispel the gloom.” – John Burroughs

7) “Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.” – Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

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8) “The crickets still sing in October. And lilly, she’s trying to bloom. Tho she’s resting her head on the shoulder of death, she still shines by the light of the moon.” – Kevin Dalton

9) “He loved October. Had always loved it. There was something sad and beautiful about it—the ending and beginning of things.” – Jacqueline Woodson, If You Come Softly

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If every day was Saturday and fall…

"I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October." - Charmaine J. Forde
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10) “I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” – Charmaine J. Forde

11) “In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening – no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air.” – Alexander Smith

12) “There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” – William Bliss

13) “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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14) “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 Resignation

The colors of fall…

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15) “My favorite color is October.” – Unknown

16) “October is the month of painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.” – Henry David Thoreau, October, or Autumnal Tints

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17) “O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather.” – Helen Hunt Jackson, October’s Bright Blue Weather

18) “October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.” – Henry Ward Beecher

19) “Pale amber sunlight falls across The reddening October trees, That hardly sway before a breeze As soft as summer: summer’s loss Seems little, dear! on days like these.” – Ernest Christopher Dowson, Autumnal

Let’s not forget Halloween!

"October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween." - Keith Donohue
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20) “October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.” – Keith Donohue

21) “I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” – Leif Enger, Peace Like a River

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Happy October Quotes by L. M. Montgomery

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
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22) “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

23) “‘Oh, Marilla,’ she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, ‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill–several thrills?'” – L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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“Hello October” Quotes by Ray Bradbury

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24) “First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.” – Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

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25) “The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats.
Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades. From kitchen windows drifted two pumpkin smells: gourds being cut, pies being baked.” – Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

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26) “He had never liked October. Ever since he had first lay in the autumn leaves before his grandmother’s house many years ago and heard the wind and saw the empty trees. It had made him cry, without a reason. And a little of that sadness returned each year to him. It always went away with spring. But, it was a little different tonight. There was a feeling of autumn coming to last a million years. There would be no spring. (‘The October Game’)” – Ray Bradbury, Long After Midnight

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27) “There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

28) “October is the treasure of the year, And all the months pay bounty to her store…” – Paul Laurence Dunbar, October

29) “You don’t waste October sunshine. Soon the old autumn sun would bed down in cloud blankets, and there would be weeks of gray rain before it finally decided to snow.” – Katherine Arden, Small Spaces

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I hope you enjoyed these October quotes and sayings!

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