Falling leaves quotes

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Autumn and falling leaves

The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves. (Charlotte Bates)

We are still far from the falling leaf; we are hardly come to the blushing or fading leaf. Here and there an impassioned maple confesses the autumn. (William Dean Howells)

September with great ambiguous evenings, — Slips its golden leaves everywhere. (Rosemonde Gérard)

The leaves fall, the trees undress, unrestrained nature becomes naked and autumn loses its shyness and modesty. (Mazouz Hacène)

Summer passed and autumn’s falling leaves collected upon the broad porch and banked themselves at the angles of the wide cornices. (Edward P. Hendrick)

The lady of autumn crushes the dead leaves In the aisle of memories: It was here or there… the wind passes and carries away The leaves of our desires. O wind, take away my heart too: it is so heavy! (Remy de Gourmont)

It was autumn, and he always liked autumn. Something about early autumn, when the leaves began to flee before a northern breeze and the days shortened, gave an extra edge to existence. (Brian Aldiss)

Sad time! Oh charm!
Your farewell beauty is pleasing to me –
I love the lush nature of withering,
Forests dressed in crimson and gold… (Alexander Pushkin)

Quotes about autumn

People and falling leaves

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves change. (Elizabeth Lawrence)

So they arrived in the mist of dawn, as numerous as the flowers and leaves that emerge in spring. (Homer)

He felt enormously tired, as if he were an autumn leaf and his season were over. He felt ready to fall from the branch. (Caroline B. Cooney)

Most people…are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path. (Hermann Hesse)

Still, as she intimated, they were both leaves floating on the river of life, and the currents of circumstances were parting them. (Fergus Hume)

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. (William Shakespeare)

Now autumn wants to
wreath my pale forehead with withered leaves,
when fog climbs through the branches
in gray, strange dances. (Felix Grafe)

Love and falling leaves

Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground. (Andrea Gibson)

But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall. (Frank Sinatra)

Have you noticed that on an oak tree the old leaves fall off only when the young ones begin to emerge? Exactly the same thing happens to old love in a strong heart: it has already died out, but still holds on; only another, new love can survive her. (Ivan Turgenev)

The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of red and gold…. I see your lips, the summer kisses The sunburned hands, I used to hold Since you went away, the days grow long And soon I’ll hear ol’ winter’s song. But I miss you most of all my darling, When autumn leaves start to fall. (Johnny Mercer)

Leaves are love letters that fall from the sky,
in the brightest of colors
see how they fly! (Suzy Davies)

The lovers’ speeches are cut short,
the last starling flies away.
Silhouettes of crimson hearts fall
from the maple trees all day long. (Nikolay Zabolotsky)

Life and falling leaves

The fall of leaves is an emblem of the decline of life. (R. Trevor)

Life is like a tree, when you feeling down the leaves fall off. (Iyonna Williams)

Life turns grey as the leaves fall in Autumn. (Kieron Shepherd)

How fugitive and brief is mortal life between the budding and the falling leaf. (Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

While cares will drop off like autumn leaves. (John Muir)

Sad emblem of the perishing nature of all things earthly. May we not behold in the fading vegetation, and the falling leaves of autumn, a true type of human life? Truly «we all do fade as a leaf.» (Harriet S. Caswell)

Despair and falling leaves

The stripped and shapely Maple grieves The ghosts of her Departed leaves. The ground is hard, As hard as stone.The year is old, The birds are flown. (John Updike)

I know of nothing more sinister than the falling of the leaves in autumn, which announces these long months of black trees, dead trees in winter. (Alain Rémond)

But who could be sad on this day of suspended decadence, this afternoon laden with the heavy autumn scents. Were not the year’s decay, the lengthening evenings, part of the eternal law of nature—birth and death, spring and winter, and an awakening after sleep? The falling leaves suggested to him no analogy with the elusive enchantments of the senses. (Alec Waugh)

Calm and deep peace in this wide air,
These leaves that redden to the fall;
And in my heart, if calm at all,
If any calm, a calm despair. (Alfred Tennyson)

November in my soul.
Oh, these leaves that fall,
Fall;
Oh, this endless rain
And this howl among the bare groves,
Monotonous, tearing everything in the soul! (Émile Verhaeren)

Forest and falling leaves

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. (William Allingham)

The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light. (Malcolm Lowry)

Hiking in the autumn forest, celebration of colors and melancholy at the same time. (Otto Baumgartner-Amstad)

Autumn is Nature’s last party of the year. And dressing for the occasion, forests don their brightest attire, while the creatures follow suit with plush coats of fur. (Debra Welsh)

The glory, that the wood receives,
At sunset, in its golden leaves. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Quotes about forest

Winter and falling leaves

It is the time of falling leaves and of stranded ships, and soon icy winter will come. (Hans Christian Andersen)

The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

The wind blew away the yellowed leaves that had fallen on the sidewalks and the mild autumn sun gave way to the harshness of winter. (Guillaume Musso)

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woods. (Henry Beston)

The last dead leaves of fall crackled underfoot, winter-crisp. (Neil Gaiman)

Quotes about winter

Women and falling leaves

Autumn may adorn itself, like an old coquette, adorning itself with purple or bronze foliage, but it is only a decoy and a trompe-l’oeil. (Harry Bernard)

She loved the fall, all the sun-faded colors of summer repainted by vivid reds and golds. (Naomi Ragen)

The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. (Ray Bradbury)

At Lakeside—our country place—Mr. Hartley and Ned rave over dried maple leaves; but I assure you I have them raked up each morning. I really could not endure the autumn if I permitted myself to be buried under dead leaves. (Mary Stewart Daggett)

Fun and falling leaves

There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf. (J.M. Barrie)

Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat! (Rusty Fischer)

A naughty kitten…
Quietly touches
a fallen leaf with its paw. (Kobayashi Issa)

Keep the sprightly soul awake,
And have faculties to take
Even from things by sorrow wrought
Matter for a jocund thought;
Spite of care, and spite of grief,
To gambol with Life’s falling Leaf. (William Wordsworth)

Old age and falling leaves

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. (John Burroughs)

I see my rapid years accumulating behind me, Like the oak around you Sees its withered leaves falling. (Lamartine)

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. (E.E. Cummings)

I pride myself on how little space I take up. I am going to shrink and shrink until I am a dry fall leaf, complete with a translucent spine and brittle veins, blowing away in a stiff wind, up, up, up into a crisp blue sky. (Julie Gregory)

Trees and falling leaves

The tree escapes by dropping its leaves. (Pierre Jean Jouve)

The trees throw the gold of their leaves through the windows of autumn. (Sylvain Tesson)

The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing. (Rumi)

The autumn leaf falls faster than the trees grow faster. (Charles de Leusse)

Silence and falling leaves

A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air. (Eric Sloane)

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly (John Bailey)

There is silence: the dead leaves
Fall and rustle and are still;
Beats no flail upon the sheaves,
Comes no murmur from the mill. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Death and falling leaves

How strange and awful is the synthesis of life and death in the gusty winds and falling leaves of an autumnal day! (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Ascensions into heaven are like falling leaves sad and happy all at the same time Going away isn’t really sad especially when your going enables a new kind of presence to be born. (Ernest Hemingway)

The yellow leaves tremble,
the leaves fall down;
Ah, everything that is fair and lovely
withers and sinks into the grave. (Heinrich Heine)

Memories and falling leaves

There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. (Joe L Wheeler)

Memories are like leaves in the wind, if you let them fly enough, they eventually settle down and you can then discover their secret veins. (Éric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne)

There is no time better than autumn to begin to forget everything that languishes and worries. We must shake off worries and worries, just as trees shake off dry leaves. (P. Coelho)

Wind and falling leaves

Autumn came, with wind and gold. (Henry David Thoreau)

God invented the wind to make the dead leaves fall, otherwise what would the trees look like when spring comes? (Francis Dannemark)

Walking like a dead leaf fallen from the tree carried by the wind, without knowing if it is the wind that carries you or if you carry the wind… (Michel Jourdan)

Quotes about wind

Wine and falling leaves

A series of dull autumns passed over us, And the falling leaves
dispelled the days of our life.
Drink! After all, the sage said that only wine and dope
can overcome the anguish of spiritual poison. (Omar Khayyam)

The fog rises, the leaves fall;
Pour the wine, the lovely one!
We want to
gild, yes gild, the gray day! (Theodor Storm)

Tears and falling leaves

It seems to be moaning a lament for the falling leaves, a sad good-bye to the dear dying summer. (Ernest Thompson Seton)

And the sound of the falling leaves seemed like a wail and the leaves themselves like tears shed by these great, sorrowful trees, that wept in the silence of the bare and empty wood, this dreaded and deserted wood where wandered lonely the soul, the little soul of little Louise Roque. (Guy de Maupassant)

Spring and falling leaves

The falling leaf that tells of autumn’s death is, in a subtler sense, a prophecy of spring. (Robert Green Ingersoll)

Part of you died each year when leaves fell from the tress and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. (Ernest Hemingway)

Quotes about spring

Summer and falling leaves

A falling leaf in autumn — how many bright summer days and mild nights were required to perfect it? (Berthold Auerbach)

Why should the Indian summer of a life be lost—the long, serene, and tender days when earth and sky are friends? The falling leaves disclose the ripened fruit—and so the flight of youth with dreams and fancies should show the wealth of bending bough. (Robert G. Ingersoll)

Quotes about summer

Happiness and falling leaves

Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils. (Cyril Connolly)

Did you know you get one happy day for every one you catch?… One happy day for every falling leaf you catch. (Maggie Stiefvater)

Bliss and falling leaves

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. (Emily Bronte)

What is bliss? Reunion with the origin. Reunion like that of the raindrop with the sea, like that of the withered leaves with the earth that ripened them. (Henrik Ibsen)

Dreams and falling leaves

The yellow leaves as dreams adorned the city… (Volodymyr Melnykov)

Every year faithfully brings
withered leaves and withered hope. (Nikolaus Lenau)

Words and falling leaves

Words [are] more beautiful than a found fall leaf. (William H. Gass)

Leaves are verbs that conjugate the seasons. (Gretel Ehrlich)

Magic and falling leaves

There is a subtle magic in the falling of old leaves. (Avijeet Das)

Fallen leaves on the ground are the golden song of immortal creativity. (Amit Ray)

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