10 Happy October Quotes to Inspire You

Welcome, October! As the leaves turn into brilliant gems of color, the air cools, and soups simmer once again, it’s time to enjoy our favorite happy October quotes — just part of the collection of seasonal and motivational quotes I love.

From old favorites to quotes for the last day of October, here are some of the best positive October quotes to help inspire your autumn adventures. So grab your pumpkin spice latte or your fresh apple cider and keep reading…

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It seems that no matter where you live — full seasons or not — everyone loves the idea of autumn. And October? Well, October IS everything beautiful about autumn.

We can keep that feeling alive even on those days when the temperatures still read 80+ — All it takes is reading these great autumn quotes and looking for the unavoidable signs that nature leaves for us.

Enjoy!

Perfect Fall Quotes for October

oscar wilde autumn quote on brown orange and cream background

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” 
― Oscar Wilde

It really does seem to happen that way, doesn’t it? One day we’re drenched in sweat and sunshine, and the next… it’s different. There’s a chill in the air, the leaves have changed, perhaps we detect a hint of woodsmoke in the air.

It makes me giddy to think about how glorious this event is every year!


charmaine ford october quote text over background of white pumpkins books and pinecones

“I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.”
― Charmaine J. Forde

For 31 days, we get to at least live in the second half of this autumn quote. 🙂 Every day might not actually be Saturday, but we can live like it is on our downtime hours. 

Experience autumn in all its glory, and store up memories. Take pictures!


humbert wolfe fall quote on white background with red border

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe

I just love this! Although long and relaxing summer evenings are beautiful, settling in during autumn is calming and cozy. Fires, blankets, maybe a little cuddling and Netflix… 🙂 


albert camus autumn leaf quote on faded background of falling leaves

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus

This classic autumn quote is so true! Although you may have a few flowers still blooming in your garden, it’s difficult to compare to the brilliance of the red and orange gardens we see on the trees during October. 


anne of green gables october quote on green background with black square

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Take it all in, enjoy every moment, hold on to the experience that is October. Abundance… beauty… LIFE.


lorin morgan richards autumn colors quote on white background over colorful leaves

“Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind.”
― Lorin Morgan-Richards

Beautiful on the surface, deep in meaning. Let’s live like the leaves, dancing together without separation or prejudice.


sarah guillory october possibilities quote over dark orange background with leaf line drawing

“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, Reclaimed

Total disclosure, I haven’t actually read this book. But I saw the words online and knew they belonged with this collection of fall quotes. 😉


thomas wolfe october homecoming quote on white background with green border

“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

There is a reason this is the time called ‘Homecoming’ at high schools and colleges around the country. Our desire to reconnect with friends and family should not be denied, but embraced. 

It’s also the perfect time to make our own homes cozy and inviting for the ‘homecoming’ we experience every day as the work ends and family time begins.


peggy toney horton lovely october quote over background of faded leaves in sunbeam

“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

Every year, when I awake on October 1, I feel like my soul knows the month even before I look at the calendar. A time to enjoy nature as the air cools and the bugs recede. So much better than fighting mosquitoes during the summer. 😉 


toni sorenson autumn letting go quote on solid orange and leaf pattern background

“Autumn is the time of year when Mother Nature says, “Look how easy, how healthy, and how beautiful letting go can be.”
― Toni Sorenson

And as October ends, some of us may experience the first tendrils of winter. 

It’s a reminder that we should appreciate and love the beauty of all things while they last. In addition, understanding when and how to let go allows us to appreciate what comes next.

More Autumn-Related Quotes and Ideas:

October Daily Journal Writing Prompts

25 Fresh Start Quotes: Inspiration for a New Beginning This Autumn

22 November Quotes for Inspiration and Reflection

September Quotes: 14 Happy and Poetic Quotes to Welcome the Month

107 Ideas for your Fall Bucket List — Unexpectedly Domestic

A Simple Fall Home Tour — Just a Girl and Her Blog

October 2016 Monthly Menu Plan – Cool Weather Dinners

My Must Have Autumn Resources

Cozy blanket — Indoors or out, this is basically the perfect life accessory. 😉

Warm scented candles — If I can’t be outdoors, then I definitely want delicious-smelling candles around me! Actually, they’re also awesome to use outside as the evenings get dark earlier but you’re not ready to head inside just yet.

Books — Whether you prefer paper or digital format, October evenings are perfect for reading. I especially enjoy having a Kindle Unlimited membership at this time of the year. Prefer audio books? Never tried them? Get a 2-book free trial of Audible and see what you think!  

Notebook for journaling and a printable gratitude journal — Because somehow, October inspires lots of thinking and reflection. Capture those thoughts and see where they lead.

Final Thoughts

Slow your roll, my friends. Settle back.

Take a color tour.

Take a walk as the leaves are falling. 

Take photos of the beauty and the smiles you see around you. Be the reason for some of those smiles. 😉 

Read these October quotes whenever you want a quick reminder of what the season is all about. 

But mostly, appreciate the beauty and the feel of October, because it only happens once a year.

Grab these free printable gratitude quotes — the perfect complement to your fall decor!


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