65 October Quotes On Success In Life

These October quotes will inspire you. October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging October quotes, October sayings, and October proverbs.

Best Inspirational October Quotes

  1. “Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” ~ Humbert Wolfe
  2. “All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” ~ Thomas Wolfe
  3. “October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  4. “Then came October, full of merry glee.” ~ Edmund Spenser

  5. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  6. “What I really want from Music: That it be cheerful and profound like an afternoon in October.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. “October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thin loves to die in bright colors.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  8. “In the entire circle of the year, there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.” ~ Alexander Smith

  9. “Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.” ~ Doug Larson
  10. “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
  11. “For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October.” ~ Hal Borland
  12. “Outside, a gusty October breeze was combing leaves from the trees and sending them across her backyard in colorful skitters.” ~ Stephen King
  13. “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen.” ~ Hal Borland

  14. “Until that afternoon in October four years ago, I hadn’t known dogs could scream.” ~ Stephen King
  15. “October arrives in a swirl of fragrant blue leaf smoke, the sweetness of slightly frosted MacIntosh apples, and little hard acorns falling. We are in the midst of cool crisp days, purple mists, and Nature recklessly tossing her whole palette of dazzling tones through fields and woodlands.” ~ Jean Hersey
  16. “O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow, Make the day seem to us less brief… Retard the sun with gentle mist; Enchant the land with amethyst.” ~ Robert Frost
  17. “Upstate New York in the middle of October. You can’t get more beautiful than that.” ~ Paul Reiser

  18. “Lord, it is time. The summer was very big. Lay thy shadow on the sundials, and on the meadows let the winds go loose. Command the last fruits that they shall be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them on to fulfillment and drive the last sweetiness into the heavenly wine.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  19. “The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
    Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
    The pur0ple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
    drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.” ~ William C. Bryant
  20. “I didn’t realize it was October until I saw the Chicago Cubs choking.” ~ Jay Leno
  21. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus

  22. “In summer we live out of doors, and have only impulses and feelings, which are all for action, and must wait commonly for the stillness and longer nights of autumn and winter before any thought will subside; we are sensible that behind the rustling leaves, and the stacks of grain, and the bare clusters of the grape, there is the field of a wholly new life, which no man has lived; that even this earth was made for more mysterious and nobler inhabitants than men and women. In the hues of October sunsets, we see the portals to other mansions than those which we occupy.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  23. “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
  24. “October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” ~ Rainbow Rowell
  25. “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

  26. “In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter, morning and evening – no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such a reverent meekness in the air.” ~ Alexander Smith
  27. “Some brave chrysanthemums still stood in the country gardens, but they looked like bedraggled survivors of a battle, barely able to hold their tattered banners upright. October was at the gates and autumn was in full retreat.” ~ Patricia Moyes
  28. “Libraries should be open to all – except the censor. [Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]” ~ John F. Kennedy
  29. “I have been younger in October
    than in all the months of spring.” ~ W. S. Merwin
  30. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

  31. “After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth…The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.” ~ Elizabeth George Speare
  32. “Under the harvest moon,
    When the soft silver
    Drips shimmering
    Over the garden nights,
    Death, the gray mocker,
    Comes and whispers to you
    As a beautiful friend
    Who remembers.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  33. “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
  34. “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

  35. “Men, she thought, were one of the world’s few sure comforts, like a fire on a cold October night, like cocoa, like broken-in-slippers. Their clumsy affections, their bristly faces, and their willingness to do what needed to be done – cook an omelette, change lightbulbs, make with hugging – sometimes almost made being a woman fun.” ~ Joe Hill
  36. “The year is getting to feel rich, for his golden fruits are ripening fast, and he has a large balance in the barns, which are his banks. The members of his family have found out that he is well to do in the world. September is dressing herself in show of dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  37. “Then in October, Indian Summer, the air turned so soft, the sunlight so fragile, and each day’s loveliness so poignantly doomed that even self-ignorance and restlessness felt like profound states of being, and he just wandered the empty beaches and misty headlands in a state of serene confusion and awe.” ~ David James Duncan
  38. “I long for the bulbs to arrive, for the early autumn chores are melancholy, but the planting of bulbs is the work of hope and is always thrilling.” ~ May Sarton

  39. “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.” ~ John Keats
  40. “October 6, 1774 I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.” ~ John Wesley
  41. “O suns and skies and clouds of June, and flowers of June together. Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather.” ~ Helen Hunt
  42. “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it.” ~ George Eliot

  43. “October is a fine and dangerous season in America. It is dry and cool and the land is wild with red and gold and crimson, and all the lassitudes of August have seeped out of your blood, and you are full of ambition. It is a wonderful time to begin anything at all.” ~ Thomas Merton
  44. “October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” ~ Hal Borland
  45. “O’er hill and field October’s glories fade;
    O’er hill and field the blackbirds southward fly;
    The brown leaves rustle down the forest glade,
    Where naked branches make a fitful shade,
    And the lost blooms of Autumn withered lie.” ~ George Arnold
  46. “Bill Astor knew these papers were missing. Stephen showed his hand in October.” ~ Christine Keeler

  47. “I started singing for The Phantom in January, and we started filming in October and I sang all the way through to the next June. In fact, I was singing for about two months before I even knew I had the role.” ~ Gerard Butler
  48. “October’s gold is dim — the forests rot, The weary rain falls ceaseless, while the day Is wrapped in damp.” ~ David Gray
  49. “I don’t count on the boy who waits till October, when it’s cool and fun, then decides he wants to play.” ~ Darrell Royal
  50. “October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows.” ~ Joy Fielding

  51. “And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death.” ~ William C. Bryant
  52. “And close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October’s wood. And close at hand, the basket stood With nuts from brown October’s wood.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  53. “Ghost Team approached me. They said, “Hey, it’s mid-October, do you want to go shoot a movie on Long Island for three weeks about stupid people chasing ghosts?” I had never done anything like that before. It’s kind of a mock-horror movie. What I didn’t realize was the whole thing takes place at night, as a horror movie should, and so I didn’t realize that we’d be working until 6 in the morning every night, or morning.” ~ David Krumholtz
  54. “You ought to know that October is the first Spring month.” ~ Karel Capek

  55. “No clouds are in the morning sky,
    The vapors hug the stream,
    Who says that life and love can die
    In all this northern gleam?
    At every turn the maples burn,
    The quail is whistling free,
    The partridge whirs, and the frosted burs
    Are dropping for you and me.
    Ho! hillyho! heigh O!
    In the clear October morning.” ~ Edmund Clarence Stedman
  56. “My goal is people associate November with COPD awareness month as much as they notice October with breast cancer and pink. That’d be a great thing if it happened. The fact that COPD kills more people than breast cancer and diabetes put together should raise some red flags.” ~ Danica Patrick
  57. “In my judgment, based on the work that has been done to this point of the Iraq Survey Group, and in fact, that I reported to you in October, Iraq was in clear violation of the terms of U.N.Resolution 1441.” ~ David Kay , October quotes work
  58. “And he that will go to bed sober, Falls with the leaf still in October.” ~ Dario Fo

  59. “Anne reveled in the world of color about her. “Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill–several thrills?” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  60. “The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of red and gold…. I see your lips, the summer kisses The sunburned hands, I used to hold Since you went away, the days grow long And soon I’ll hear ol’ winter’s song. But I miss you most of all my darling, When autumn leaves start to fall.” ~ Johnny Mercer
  61. “Be careful what you shoot at . . . most things in here don’t react too well to bullets.” ~ Sean Connery
  62. “Most things in here don’t react well to bullets.” ~ Tom Clancy

  63. “This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.” ~ Fred Thompson
  64. “October turned my maple’s leaves to gold; The most are gone now; here and there one lingers: Soon these will slip from the twigs’ weak hold, Like coins between a dying miser’s fingers.” ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  65. “Across the land a faint blue veil of mist
    Seems hung; the woods wear yet arrayment sober
    Till frost shall make them flame; silent and whist
    The drooping cherry orchards of October
    Like mournful pennons hang their shriveling leaves
    Russet and orange: all things now decay;
    Long since ye garnered in your autumn sheaves,
    And sad the robins pipe at set of day.” ~ Siegfried Sassoon

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