"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
"My lonely spirit thrills to see the frosty asters like smoke upon the hills." ~ Bliss Carman
"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." ~Samuel Butler
"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."~ Carol Bishop Hipps
"Summer ends, and autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always, and a full moon every night." ~Hal Borland
"Every green thing loves to die in bright colours." ~Henry Ward Beecher
"There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season." ~Sir Francis Bacon
"Heat lingers As days are still long; Early mornings are cool while autumn is still young."~ Po Chu-i.
"The stillness of October gold /went out like beauty from a face." ~ Edward A. Robinson
"May we make wise choices in how and what we harvest, may earth's weather turn kinder, may there be enough food for all creatures..."
"...may the diminishing light in our daytime skies be met by an increasing compassion and tolerance in our hearts." ~ Kathleen Jenks.