Wednesday, 27 October 2010

An Ode to Fall

Here are a few fall quotes before this lovely season is passed:

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~ Albert Camus

"When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves -
Welcome wool sweaters."
~  B. Cybrill

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
~  Nathaniel Hawthorne

"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

"Tears, idle tears,
I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair,
Rise in the heart and gather in the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more."
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

"It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul."
~ L. M. Montgomery