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

Every new month feels like a bit of renewal, but there’s something special about September. I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to get enough of September quotes that shout, “Hello, September! Welcome! We’ve been waiting for you!” 

Keep these September quotes and sayings — along with your favorites from my ‘best-of’ list of motivational quotes — in mind as you take time to plan, appreciate and enjoy every day of the month.

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Why September Deserves Happy Quotes 

There’s just something that most of us LOVE about the month… which results in a joyfully lopsided abundance of happy September quotes. Even the deeper poetic quotes still have a lightness and positivity about them. 

These are definitely fall quotes. After all, the first day of autumn happens this month. With the equinox, the daylight hours consider becoming cooler and even shorter. But there’s no rush to end the abundant sunshine. And the warm days linger — thankfully not quite as miserable as the likes of deep summer. 

And there are apples — along with everything apple-scented and apple-flavored. Don’t you just want to inhale the deliciousness of a beautiful apple-scented candle right NOW?

Let’s not forget cooler evenings perfect for bonfires. Best of all, there are fewer mosquitoes and other insects to annoy us when we decide to partake in outdoor activities.

So to celebrate all of those things, let’s get to those September quotes, shall we?

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Quotes to Welcome and Enjoy September

“…there is a clarity about September. On clear days, the sun seems brighter, the sky more blue, the white clouds take on marvelous shapes; the moon is a wonderful apparition, rising gold, cooling to silver; and the stars are so big. The September storms… are exhilarating…”
— Faith Baldwin, Evening Star


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“Wine is the divine juice of September.”
— Voltaire

“O sweet September, thy first breezes bring
  The dry leaf’s rustle and the squirrel’s laughter,
The cool fresh air whence health and vigor spring
  And promise of exceeding joy hereafter.”
— George Arnold, September Days

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

“Happily we bask in this warm September sun,
Which illuminates all creatures…”
— Henry David Thoreau


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“September’s Baccalaureate 
A combination is
Of Crickets – Crows – and Retrospects 
And a dissembling Breeze 
That hints without assuming – 
An Innuendo sear 
That makes the Heart put up its Fun 
And turn Philosopher.”
— Emily Dickinson, September’s Baccalaureate

“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.”
— Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose


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“The breezes taste
Of apple peel…”
— John Updike, September

“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
— Helen Hunt Jackson, September

“September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.”
— Rowland E. Robinson, Vermont


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“All the months are crude experiments,
out of which the perfect September is made.”
— Virginia Woolf

“Let’s strive to be better in September!”
— Charmaine J. Forde

“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


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“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”
— Henry Rollins

More Quotes and Posts for Your Best September

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10 Happy October Quotes to Inspire You

How Can You Make Use of These Quotes?

When you read quotes that make you think very deeply or strike an emotional chord within you, don’t just click away, go on about your life, and forget what you’ve read. DO something. Here are some suggestions you may like: 

Turn quotes into journal prompts 

  • Choose a set of quotes to use during your daily writing time. By the way, doesn’t this lined journal look cute for autumn?
  • Ask yourself questions and write responses. Do you agree with the words? Why or why not? How can you apply the message to your current situation and relationships? What does this quote make you feel or want to do? 

The possibilities for quote journaling are endless!

Make pretty things 

  • Frame printable wall art and scatter it around your home. 
  • Practice your hand-lettering and create your own quote art to frame. 
  • Create fun, quote-bedecked things with your Cricut — tumblers, hoodies, etc. 
  • Write a quote in the center of a blank piece of paper, mind-map what it means to you, and add doodles to decorate the page. Frame it or add it to your planner for inspiration.

Whichever creative pursuits you choose, make them a celebration of the quotes that have meaning to you. 

Have adventures

  • Take a road trip with your partner to enjoy the crisp beauty of autumn.
  • Make a weekend visit to a cider mill with the family.
  • Schedule a girls’ weekend at a winery. 
  • Go on a cool-weather hike to experience the fall colors up close.

As with any adventures — use your imagination, and always remember to be safe. 😉  

Most of all, use these September quotes as inspiration to live happier every single day as you Build Your Best Life.

You’ve got this!

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