To Ring in Fall 2020, Here Are 16 Quotes to Get Cozy With This Autumn

Contrary to popular belief, autumn doesn't actually begin on September 1. Rather the official start to fall comes with the autumn equinox, which lands on Tuesday, September 22 this year.

Besides holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving landing in fall, it also marks a time of change for many people to go with shifting seasons.

These are 16 quotes, compiled from Brainy Quote, Good Housekeeping and Good Reads, to get cozy with this fall.

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

"Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonize."-George Eliot

"And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves."-Virginia Woolf

"If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that."-Nick Cave

"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale."-Lauren Destefano

"You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light."-Ernest Hemingway

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

"Autumn in New York/That brings the promise of new love/Autumn in New York/Is often mingled with pain."-Vernon Duke

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."-Samuel Butler

"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."-Nora Ephron

"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence."-Thomas Hood

"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long."-e.e. cummings

"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

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."-Henry David Thoreau

"What does autumn go on paying for/with so much yellow money?"-Pablo Neruda

"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt."-William Allingham

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The Fall foliage colours of Maples at Stowe in Vermont, New England, USA. Tim Graham/Getty
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