Quotes - October

Quotes about October by topic: Attitude to October, October features, Leaves and October, Old age and October, People and October, Summer and October, Nature and October, Death and October, Spring and October, Love and October, Light and October, Wind and October, Sun and October, Flowers and October, Air and October, Sports and October, Books and October, Time and October.

Attitude to October

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. (L.M. Montgomery)
I hate October. What did he do wrong to you? This month buries summer. Marc Levy
He loved October. Had always loved it. There was something sad and beautiful about it – the ending and beginning of things. (Jacqueline Woodson)
What could be more exciting than an October day? It’s your birthday, Fourth of July and Christmas all rolled into one. (Peggy Toney Horton)
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. (Ray Bradbury)
I love October, a gloomy month,
I love dead forests,
When the decrepit month limps,
Like half a wheel. (Igor Severyanin)

October features

October is a mighty month… (Emily Dickinson)
October is a symphony of permanence and change. (Bonaro W. Overstreet)
October is the treasure of the year, And all the months pay bounty to her store… (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Mid-October was perfectly visible from the cell, and there was silence an hour’s walk long and two wide. (Milorad Pavić)
October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows. (Joy Fielding)
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. (Carol Bishop Hipps)
The thing with October is, I think, it somehow gets in your very blood. Unapologetically. Almost ruthlessly. (Anne Sexton)

Leaves and October

October’s foliage yellows with his cold. (John Ruskin)
October is the month of painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. (Henry David Thoreau)
Golden, orange and red,
the leaves are walking.
Soon they fall, are dead
and the trees freeze. (H.S. Sam)
October ‘s initial snow…
In the silence of abandoned gardens
Like sad yellow leaves
On the early shroud of snow! (Dmitry Merezhkovsky)
When colorful leaves dance
and the shadows
lengthen, we welcome the new season:
hello autumn! Hello October,
you are particularly dear to us! (Monika Minder)

Old age and October

Old age makes everything beautiful: it has the effect of the setting sun in the beautiful trees ofoctober. (Maurice Chapelan)
Just as late in autumn the morning glory winds itself around the weather-beaten fence post with its white lily calyx, so don’t ask anything about the bark of autumnal years! Colored blooms for you, even in old age ! (Christian Wagner)
You, this year’s evening, autumn,
be the picture of my old age!
How slowly you discolor the grove,
and your sun is mild in spring:
the green field smiles
deep in October without frost,
and the must swells in the grape,
as enthusiasm swells in the breast. (Friedrich Rückert)
In October, thousands of old medical professors around the world are sleeping restlessly – the long-awaited phone call from Stockholm could finally come about the Nobel Prize! (Gerhard Kocher)

People and October

Everyone returns home in October. (Jack Kerouac)
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)
October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween. (Keith Donohue)
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)
In October we get older, We cool down from a passionate summer, And under a blanket, tired from work, We hide somewhere in our apartments. We make green tea, Instead of rum, tequila, sambuca, We watch old soap films, Warming cold hands. Sometimes we get colds, Outside the window it’s almost like a blizzard. In October, we are supposed to be bored, Remembering, without words, each other. (D. Vian)

Summer and October

The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here’s to October… (A.A. Milne)
August bears corn,
September fruit;
In rough October
Earth must disrobe her… (Christina G. Rossetti)
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)
In October, when the leaves are already withered, withered, wilted, there are blue-eyed days; throw back your head on such a day so as not to see the earth – and you can believe: still joy, still summer. (Yevgeny Zamyatin)

Nature and October

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)
October has already come – the grove is already shaking off the
Last leaves from its naked branches;
The autumn chill has died – the road freezes through.
A murmuring stream still runs behind the mill,
But the pond has already frozen; my neighbor hurries to the outgoing
fields with his hunting,
And the winters suffer from furious fun,
And the sleeping oak forests wake up the barking of dogs. (Aleksandr Pushkin)

Quotes about nature

Death and October

It’s awful when you’re buried in October, isn’t it? (Gabriel García Márquez)
October is Nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming—October than May. Every green thing loves to die in bright colors. (Henry Ward Beecher)
It was one of those perfect New York October afternoons, when the explosion of oranges and yellows against the bright blue sky makes you feel like your life is passing through your fingers, that you’ve felt this autumn-feeling before and you’ll probably get to feel it again, but one day you won’t anymore, because you’ll be dead. (Sarah Dunn)

Spring and October

You ought to know that October is the first Spring month. (Karel Capek)
October – May month of the ducks. (Albert Brie)
Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. (Nelson Algren)
There is no need to be afraid of October, October is beautiful, perhaps more beautiful than all the months of the year, even May. May is tormented by hope, promises that never come true, October promises nothing, does not give even a shadow of hope, it is all in itself. (Yuri Nagibin)

Love and October

In October I confessed my love for her, and she allowed me to kiss her. (Ivan Bunin)
It takes a strong man to be with a woman full of fire and stars and all of October. (Melody Lee)
When October comes – go away,
Look around contemptuously,
You can kiss anyone,
Deceive, destroy and ***
To disgust, drink to madness.
But don’t start loving in October. (Joseph Brodsky)

Light and October

The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant. (Florence Bone)
October colors crowd into a light of hope blowing through the air in memory. (Monika Minder)
But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer. (John Burroughs)

Wind and October

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all. (Robert Frost)
The north wind roaring down in October is cruel and cold and reminds you again — as the sea has a way of doing — that nature does not care for man. And somehow that makes the red and yellow leaves and the blue, deceptive noons all the sweeter and more precious because living is so dangerous and so short and can be so bitter. (Elliott Merrick)

Quotes about wind

Sun and October

October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old master. (Elizabeth Enright)
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 Dowson)

Flowers and October

Ah, the days may be sullen and sober,
The nights may be stormy and cold;
But, for him who has eyes to behold,
The violets bloom in October! (Elizabeth Akers Allen)
September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Quotes about flowers

Air and October

I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers. (Leif Enger)
October… There’s a chill in the air that lifts my heart and makes my hair stand on end. Every moment feels meant for me. (Rainbow Rowell)

Sports and October

October is not only a beautiful month but marks the precious yet fleeting overlap of hockey, baseball, basketball, and football. (Jason Love)
It’s a funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan it’s when you discover that your wife left you in May. (Denis Norden)

Quotes about sports

Books and October

October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book. (John Sinor)
Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October. (John Leonard)

Time and October

It Octobers through evaporated time. (Monika Minder)
O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief. (Robert Frost)

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