142 October Quotes and Sayings

No one is probably as excited as the kids as soon as the month of October arrives. Obviously, they’ll look forward to celebrating Halloween and being able to eat their favorite candies without getting scolded by their parents. But some of us love October not only because of the fun costumes we get to wear and the pumpkin spice we get to eat, but also because of the beautiful color that fall season brings. We hope you enjoy these October quotes we compiled here!

October Quotes

1. I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. – L. M. Montgomery

2. October, baptize me with leaves. Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny

3. candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn. O teakettle. O grace. –  Rainbow Rowell

4. First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. – Ray Bradbury

5. 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

6. 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

7. Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. – Nelson Algren

8. October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween. – Keith Donohue

9. 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

10. October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles. – Sarah Guillory

11. She raised a sharp eyebrow at him. “Vlad, no offense, but look at you. If you’re not a vampire, you’re clearly the most anemic goth I’ve ever seen.” “We believed you. Because that’s what friends do.” – Heather Brewer

12. I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October. – Charmaine J. Forde

October Quotes

13. May you Fall in love with October and all the beauty it brings. May your life be as colorful as the turning of the leaves, on each blessed autumn day. – Charmaine J. Forde

14. Ah, Lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir. – Peggy Toney Horton

15. It must be October, the trees are falling away and showing their true colors. – Charmaine J Forde

16. Let the leaves fall where they may welcome October, Autumn is here. – Charmaine J Forde

17. October made the leaves on Main Street fit for a crown. They dripped from the trees in jewel-toned shades: yellow and orange and fiery red. The cool wind sent a confetti-cluster of leaves down around us. – Natalie Lloyd

18. The sky grew orange and pink, a pale ghost of the full moon appeared above Salem, waiting to glow brilliant in the velvet black hiding just beyond the twilight. – Amber Newberry

19. The wind grew cold. The leaves turned red. The bark turned red. The soil turned red. The stars turned red. Something was wrong with October. – T.R. Darling

20. This tree must be falling for me, as soon as I sat under it, it dropped its leaves. Oh sweet October. – Charmaine J Forde

21. This is October for me, withdrawing into my own world, blocking out everything except the beauty of the season, my reflections and my relationship with God, I find that this is enough to sustain me through the long, cold, winter and beyond. – Peggy Toney Horton

22. Twilight, even remembered twilight, is better than no light at all. – China Miéville

23. The revolutionaries want a new country in a new world, one they cannot see but believe they can build. And they believe that in so doing, the builders will also build themselves anew. – China Miéville

24. In October I confessed my love for her, and she allowed me to kiss her. – Ivan Bunin

25. I am falling for you sweet October. – Charmaine J Forde

26. When I look at a pumpkin muffin, I see the brilliant orange glow of a sugar maple in its full autumnal glory. I see the crisp blue sky of October, so clear and restorative and reassuring. I see hayrides, and I feel Halloween just around the corner, kids dressed up in homemade costumes, bobbing for apples and awaiting trick or treat. I think of children dressed as Pilgrims in a pre-school parade, or a Thanksgiving feast, the bounty of harvest foods burdening a table with its goodness. I picture pumpkins at a farmer’s market, piled happy and high, awaiting a new home where children will carve them into scary faces or mothers will bake them into a pie or stew. – Jenny Gardiner

27. 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

October Quotes

28. 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. In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible. – Elizabeth George Speare

29. October’s Party, October gave a party. The leaves by hundreds came. The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples and leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet and everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. – George Cooper

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

31. October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or shutting a book, did not end the tale. Having admitted that, he would also avow that happy endings were never difficult to find. “It is simply a matter,” he explained to April, “of finding a sunny place in a garden, where the light is golden and the grass is soft, somewhere to rest, to stop reading, and to be content.” – Neil Gaiman

32. It takes a strong man to be with a woman full of fire and stars and all of October. – Melody Lee

33. In the entire circle of the year there are no days as delightful as those of a fine October. – Alexander Smith

34. October was always the least dependable of months full of ghosts and shadows. – Joy Fielding

35. The trees are in their autumn beauty, the woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky. – William Butler Yeats

36. Let’s spark up October and make it better than September.     

37. The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here’s to October. – A.A. Milne

38. Hello October. My favourite month.

39. The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant. – Florence Bone

40. October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book. – John Sinor

41. October is a symphony of permanence and change. – Bonaro W. Overstreet

42. October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. – Nova Bair

43. October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month. – Henry Ward Beecher

44. October’s foliage yellows with his cold. – John Ruskin

45. 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

46. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. Merry October. – Rainbow Rowell

47. Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

October Quotes

48. The sweet calm sunshine of October, now warms the low spot; upon its grassy mould the purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold. – William Cullen Bryant

49. October is a hallelujah, reverberating in my body year-round. – John Nichols

50. O hushed October morning mild, begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief. – Robert Frost

51. I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. – L.M. Montgomery

52. And close at hand, the basket stood with nuts from brown October’s wood. – John Greenleaf Whittier

53. October turned my maple’s leaves to gold, the most are gone now. Here and there one lingers. Soon these will slip from out the twig’s weak hold, Like coins between a dying miser’s fingers. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

54. I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring. – W. S. Merwin

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

56. October is a fine and dangerous season in America a wonderful time to begin anything at all. – Thomas Merton

57. You ought to know that October is the first spring month. – Karel Capek

58. 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

59. People have come to me for my opinion since ‘October Baby.’ But, hey, look, I’m an actor who is very fortunate to be in a movie that’s making wonderful noise, and hopefully helping parents and children to be a little closer. Leave me alone. I’m not talking about politics. I’m just trying to have a conversation with my own kids. – John Schneider

60. You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in – in 2007, we just didn’t know it was uncertain. It was – uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn’t know it. – Warren Buffett

61. I didn’t realize it was October until I saw the Chicago Cubs choking. – Jay Leno

62. All things on earth point home in old October, sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. – Thomas Wolfe

63. Here comes October. My favorite month.

64. October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful. – Thomas Merton

65. I’d like to record somewhere really different. Rent a really big house and get a mobile in and set up in the dining room. Maybe New England. It’d be nice in September or October. – Robert Smith

66. My mother, in the last years of her life, became very negative, and it’s hard to listen. I remember one day, I said to her, ‘It’s October 1 today,’ and she said, ‘I know, isn’t it dreadful?’ It’s hard to listen when somebody’s that negative. – Julian Treasure

67. Oh, hazy month of glowing trees, and colors rich to charm our eyes. Yet not less fair than all of these are Mother’s fragrant pumpkin pies. – Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron

68. October was always the least dependable of months full of ghosts and shadows. – Joy Fielding

69. Let’s spark up October and make it better than September.

70. Finally. October is here. Oh I have missed you, my birth month.

71. It takes a strong man to be with a woman full of fire and stars and all of October. – Melody Lee

72. The wind grew cold. The leaves turned red. The bark turned red. The soil turned red. The stars turned red. Something was wrong with October. – T.R. Darling

73. Listen. The wine is rising and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October Eves.

74. Hello October, I’ve missed you.

75. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius.

October Quotes

76. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers.

77. Good things happen to those who hustle. – Anais Nin.

78. All things are difficult before they are easy. – Thomas Fuller.

79. Work isn’t to make money, you work to justify life. – Marc Chagall

80. Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. – George Burns

81. Labor gives birth to ideas. – Jim Rohn.

82. A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. – John Lubbock

83. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

84. I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong. – Derek Jeter.

85. October, ruddy-cheeked, comes o’er the plains, and as with rustling step it speeds along. Its feet beat music to the harvest song. – Albert Laighton

86. October is the month for painted leaves. 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

87. October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old master. Leaves, one, two at a time, sidled down through the windless air. – Elizabeth Enright

88. The month of carnival of all the year, when nature lets the wild earth go its way and spend whole seasons on a single day. – Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson

89. October in scarlet and russet and grey is hymning of plenty and wine. How calm is the morn. In high treble the stream is singing in rambling measure. Like a bard all enrapt that would catch on a theme in the mazes of Fancy and pleasure. – James Rigg

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

91. October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. – Nova Schubert Bair

92. The softened light, the veiling haze, the calm repose of autumn days. Steal gently o’er the troubled breast, soothing life’s weary cares to rest. – Phoebe A. Holder

93. October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermaths. Anne revealed in the world of color about her. 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? – Lucy

94. From the latter weeks of October to Christmas-eve is the period during which happiness is in season, which, in my judgment, enters the room with the tea-tray. – Thomas De Quincey

95. On the whole I take it that middle age is a happier period than youth. 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

96. It was a late-October Sunday, the leaves tinged with brown, and the air crisp in a way that made you shiver if you stood still too long. – Joe Kita

97. 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

98. October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy draughts that bit at exposed hands and faces. – J.K. Rowling

99. 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

100. Sweet October, fill with praise. Rich and glowing as thy days. Every poet’s heartfelt lays. – Caroline May

October Quotes

101. 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

102. October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again. – Hal Borland

103, I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves. – Oscar Wilde

104. And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. – Elizabeth Lawrence

105. Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. – Anne of Green Gables

106. Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.

107. Leaves are falling. Autumn is calling. – Albert Camus

108. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

109. My favorite color is October.

110. Is it the shrewd October wind brings the tears into her eyes? Does it blow so strong that she must fetch her breath in sudden sighs? – W. D. Howells

111. And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death. – William Cullen Bryant

112. October is about trees revealing colors they’ve hidden all year. People have an October as well. – JM Storm

113. October. You better be fucking awesome.

114. The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the drandest intention. – Oscar Wilde

115. Never regret a day in your life. Good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

116. Pumpkins. Candles. Fuzzy socks. Coffee.

117. All women are born equal but the best are born in October.

October Quotes

118. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

119. October. All I need is tea and warm socks.

120. October. Please be good to me.

121. Legends are born in October.

122. Goodbye September. Hello, October.

123. You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.

124. When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.

125. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you.

126. The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. – Rumi

127. When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people. – Jens Stoltenberg

128. It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that. – Hubert de Givenchy

129. How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. – John Burrows

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

131. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. – Emily Brontë

132. There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves. – Joe. L. Wheeler

133. Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. – Shira Tamir

134. Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets, golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat. – Rusty Fischer

135. A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.

136. Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. – Jim Bishop

137. 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

138. Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. – Walter Scott

139. How the snow falls in the north! Flake on flake falling incessantly, until the small dingles are almost on a level with the uplands. It throws itself on the leaves of autumn, and holds them down in security from the strongest winds. – W. H. Davies

140. The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

141. Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. – Langston Hughes

142. Every year, I travel extensively in the autumn and the spring. I set most of the winter and summer aside for my family and my own tribal relatives. But during that traveling time, I often find myself visiting other native communities around the continent perhaps a dozen or more each year. – Joseph Bruchac

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