Inside: Ah, fall… these leaf quotes are sure to make you so happy for fall’s approach!

I know this makes me basic, but fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Summer’s heat finally eases up, kids go back to school and routine is back. The chilly weather means sweaters and comfy soups. It means hot coffee on the deck in the autumn sunshine.

I’m convinced there’s no better time of year than fall. And one of the best parts of fall is watching the leaves change to gorgeous golds and brilliant reds. It’s one last display of nature’s colors before the grayness of winter sets in.

If you’re like me and you’re a huge autumn fan, you are sure to love these Leaf Quotes for Fall.

Leaf Quotes for Fall

Golden Leaf Quotes

1. “Fallen leaves on the ground are the golden song of immortal creativity.” – Amit Ray

2. “Autumn! The greatest show of all times!” -Mehmet Murat ildan

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

4. “The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.” –Laura Jaworski fall quote


5. “Mindfulness arises when you allow your attention to fall effortlessly on the breathing point like an autumn leaf falling on a lake of still water” -Amit Ray

6. “Rebellious leaves
going out
in a blaze of glory,
setting trees aflame
in riotous color.
Reluctant surrender
to rumors
of coming winter.” -John Mark Green

7. “Then the trees, after their long silence, began to talk again, in yellow and red. And the days began to shrink under one’s very eyes.” -Mirrlees, Hope

8. “Even those fallen leaves dance, on the musical wind cadence.” -Anoushka Tyagi

9. “They tell you to turn into a new leaf and then complain about your faded colour.” -Nitya Prakash

10. “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” -Rabindranath Tagore

11. “Even a leaf in the wind settles sometimes.” – Alison Goodman

12. “There is a subtle magic in the falling of old leaves.” -Avijeet Das

13. “The tree-lined streets formed golden archways of autumnal colour, and whatever foliage had already fallen formed a russet carpet that came alive and danced around our wheels as we drove over it.” -Alex Kefford

14. “When leaves turn bright colors in the fall they make one last effort to compete with the flowers.” -Brent M. Jones

15. “Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves change.” -Elizabeth Lawrence

Leaf Quotes That Make You Reflect on Life

16. “In the whisper of the leaves appears an interchange of love.” – William Jones

17. “Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” -Delia Owens

18. “The rustling of the leaves is like a low hymn to nature.” – James Ellis

19. “Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow, signaling the later days of autumn.” -Dan Millman

20. “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” –Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë fall quote

21. A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.” – Anonymous

22. “I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” -Dodinsky

23. “Autumn is grey rainy afternoons, and fond memories of raking up leaves into tidy neat piles, just to jump in a spread them around again.” -Jason Soroski

24. “The air had a cool crispness to it and the leaves on the trees had begun turning yellow and red.” -Carla Reighard

25. “Around my hands, my face and spirit, all leaves of summer, spring, winter and autumn were falling all of a sudden in a garden, where flowers could not touch clouds, as I have seen it, earlier than my age.” -Petra Hermans

26. “There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” -Joe L Wheeler

Autumn Leaves by Nat King Cole

27. “Birth, life, and death—each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.” –Toni Morrison

28. “Fall comes with different colors to challenge a green Summer” -Neamat Alishiryan

Learn Character from Trees

29. “Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” –Shira Tamir

30. “Every falling leaf reminds me that I too will soon be separated from these trees. Trying to capture freedom is like trying to catch a falling leaf. Occasionally you may grab one out of the air and hold it in your hands, but now what?” -Daniel J. Rice

31. “Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: ‘that’s the cycle of life.’ You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveler. Your sap is in my sap; we are one thing.” –Paulo Coelho

32. “Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.” – Tasneem Hameed

Tasneem Hameed leaf quote

33. “The autumn leaf falls faster than the trees grow faster.” -Charles de Leusse

34. “How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” -John Burroughs

35. “During these brief few weeks Mother Nature paints our landscape with her most vivid palette, colouring our trees with broad strokes of the richest crimsons, fiery oranges, and the sunniest yellows, leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind that these sugar maples are the crown jewels of our forests.” -Arlene Stafford-Wilson

36. “When the leaves start to fall, our heart beat starts to rise.” -B.K. Sweeting

37. “The fall of leaves is an emblem of the decline of life.” –R. Trevor

38. “The leaves are souls begging to turn life on pause. Begging to stop, begging to take a break, hiding under smiles and childish words.” –Teodora Savu

39. “Imagine that the forests disappear from the earth! Then, who will remember the November without the magnificent autumn trees, who will long for it to come?” -Mehmet Murat ildan

40. “There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.” -Dejan Stojanovic

41. “I’ve seen a jillion miracles. They’re all around. Every green leaf is a miracle.” -Jimmy Dean

42. “There is not a single leaf which is a mere ornament; all contribute to the fruitfulness of the earth and the support of its inhabitants.” –Christoph Christian Sturm

Autumn Leaf Captions for Instagram

43. “Some leaves hang on longer but eventually they all fall.” -Marty Rubin

44. Falling leaves. Pumpkin spice. Autumn is here.

45. “Though leaves are many, the root is one.” -William Butler Yeats

46. “Autumn casts a spell and dying never was so beautiful.” -Amelia Dashwood

Amelia Dashwood autumn quote

47. “As leaves move in the wind, your mind moves with your breath.” -B.K.S. Iyengar

48. “Leaves are falling, autumn is calling.” – Anonymous

49. “You’re never too old to play in the leaves.” – Anonymous

50. “Leaves leave this world in beautiful fall colors and songs.” – Debasish Mridha

51. “I am a leaf on the wind—watch me soar.” – Anonymous

52. “In the whisper of the leaves appears an interchange of love.” -William Jones

I am a Leaf on the Wind

53. “If only humans could die like the autumn leaves, with a splash of beauty and the promise of another season.” -Shana Chartier

54. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” -Chad Sugg

55. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.” -Rumi

56. “Leaves glow under a haze of sunlight, and hang still on a windless day.” –Bremer Acosta

57. “The leaves and the light are one.” -Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein leaves quote

58. “The last dead leaves of fall crackled underfoot, winter-crisp.” -Neil Gaiman

59. “The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.” –Charlotte Bates

60. “And the leaves were telling secrets to the wind.” – Peter Mulvey writes my favorite of the leaf quotes

61. “Leaves grow old gracefully, bring such joy in their last lingering days. How vibrant and bright is their final flurry of life.” -Karen Gibbs

62. “…every time I look at you autumn leaves come in between – does it matter they’re the color of your hair – or they still fall in my memory?…” -John Geddes

63. “I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.” –Ann Drake

Sweet Leaf Sayings

64. “There’s never been a better time to let the leaves of mediocrity fall from your tree of life.” – pretty leaf quotes by David Ault

65. “No king has a throne more beautiful than a bench covered with the autumn leaves!” -Mehmet Murat ildan

66. “Autumn brings the falling of leaves and cool days.” -Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita autumn quote

67. And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and autumn was awakened.” –Raquel Franco

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

69. “The journey may be fraught with challenges, yet it continues, for even the smallest leaf must embrace destiny—persistence is the key.” – Virginia Alison

70. “One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call.” – Tryon Edwards

71. “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than a journey-work of the stars.” –Walt Whitman

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

73. “Every leaf is a spacious plain; every line a flowing brook; every period a lofty mountain.” -James Hervey