October is...the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
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
The scarlet of maples can shake me like a cry
of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills
to see the frosty asters like smoke upon the hills.
- William Bliss Carman
Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
- Samuel Butler
She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples,
to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last.
- Willa Cather