October has the best weather and scenery of the year. These inspiring October quotes will make you fall in love with the month even more.
For many of us, myself included, October is irreplaceable. It’s one of the best months of the year for a reason.
First, the weather. As the summer heat fades and the air gets crisp, October gives us the best temperature to explore outdoors or just chill indoors.
Secondly, October is stunning. If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, where there’s fall foliage, October is the month to catch the spectacular scenery. And let’s not forget all the fantastic seasonal produce nature offers: pumpkins, apples, figs, pears…Apple ginger cocktail and pumpkin soup always brighten up my day.
Last but not least, Halloween. It’s no doubt the craziest and most fun day of the year. Picking Halloween outfits, doing a boo-tiful makeup, and decorating a haunted house take your mind off your day-to-day. If you want to go wild, this is the day for it.
To celebrate this amazing month, here is a list of inspiring October quotes and sayings. If you are an October fan, these quotes will make you fall in love with the month even more. But first, let’s look at the holidays and special occasions in October, so you don’t miss anything.
Holidays, special occasions, and fun facts of October
- October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and National Pizza Month
- October 1: International Coffee Day, World Vegetarian Day
- October 3: National Boyfriends Day
- October 5: Do Something Nice Day (Engage in acts of kindness!)
- First Friday: World Smile Day
- October 10: Canadian Thanksgiving Day
- Second Monday: Columbus Day
- Third Saturday: Sweetest Day
- October 27: Navy Day
- October 31: Halloween
- The birth flower of September: Marigold and Cosmos
- September birthstone: Opal and Tourmaline
- Astrology signs born in September: Libra and Scorpio
October quotes to welcome the month
Inspiring October quotes and sayings
One of the best things you
Can do for yourself is
Taking time to learn and grow.
Once you give yourself patience, you become your
Best friend. And the
Empathy, self-kindness and
Resilience are what you need to grow.
I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.
– W. S. Merwin
Focus on what you are, not what you aren’t.
Many things will happen, but they don’t define you.
The world is big enough for everyone to shine.
Strive for progress, not perfection.
Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.
October is the month when we transit from hype to hygge. It’s when we slow down, look inward and do the mental work before we welcome the new year again.
So take the time you need for reflection. Identify the false beliefs holding you back and tackle them one by one. You will be in a much better place next year with an evolved mindset.
What I want for October
Waking up by someone I love
The best pumpkin in the patch
Matching Halloween outfits with BFF
Chasing fall foliage
Catching up with an old friend
Having fun while taking care of myself
October can be a crazy month. But, with the holiday season around the corner, it’s important to appreciate the small things and take care of yourself. So here is a list of fall self-care activities to protect your inner peace and well-being.
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
– Lucy Maud Montgomery
Small things to love about October
Crystal clear sky
Pumpkin spice latte
Trick or Treat
There is no season as vibrant as fall. The sky, the leaves, and the landscape together create a symphony of colors. When you appreciate the things around you, you will find that you already have the most precious things in the world. A grateful heart will guide you to discover more wonders in life.
Then came October, full of merry glee.
– Edmund Spenser
How to love yourself
Drink enough water
Wind down before bed
Give yourself a big hug
Be patient with your growth
What you send, you get in return. And when you love the things and people around you, you receive more love. And October is the best month to start practicing gratitude. Join my 30-day gratitude challenge and make this month the start of a journey of joy and blessings.
October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen.
– Hal Borland
A Cozy To-do List for October
Carve a pumpkin
Create an original Halloween look
Find a new trek and hike
Reach out to someone away from home
Collect fallen leaves of different colors
Give the house a Halloween makeover
Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor, you can find something you love in October. Nature takes on a new look and waits for you to explore. The weather is just cool enough for cuddles. So make the most out of October and do something that brings you joy.
In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October… – no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air.
– Alexander Smith
Poetic quotes to celebrate the beauty of the month
Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
– Humbert Wolfe
October, here’s to you. Here’s to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey smell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts, and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke.
– Ken Weber
Outside, a gusty October breeze was combing leaves from the trees and sending them across her backyard in colorful skitters.
– Stephen King
October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.
– Henry David Thoreau
October arrives in a swirl of fragrant blue leaf smoke, the sweetness of slightly frosted MacIntosh apples, and little hard acorns falling.
– Jean Hersey
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
Autumn quotes to read in October
While fall begins in late September, October is when the beauty of fall climax. So here is a list of autumn quotes to celebrate the season. If you are a fall person, don’t miss out.
Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.
– Doug Larson
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
I notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
– Emily Bronte
Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
– William C. Bryant
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
– Albert Camus
For man, Autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
– Edwin Way Teale
As long as Autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas, and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.
– Vincent Van Gogh
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
– John Burroughs
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
Life is a dream, and Autumn is a dream within a dream!
– Mehmet Murat Ildan
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
– Chad Sugg
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
– Jim Bishop
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
– John Donne
When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of Autumn.
– V V Brown
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.
– Charles Dickens
The most beautiful carpet is the carpet made of autumn leaves!
– Mehmet Murat Ildan
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
– Henry David Thoreau
Which of these October quotes resonates with you?
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