"Just before the death of flowers, and before they are
buried in snow,
There comes a festival season when nature is all aglow."
"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
"Rain in October means wind in December."
- Farmer saying
"When birds and badgers are fat in October, expect
a cold winter.
When berries are many in October beware a hard winter."
"All things on earth point home in old October: sailors
to sea, travellers 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
"In October dung your fields, and your land its wealth
"The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall."
- Johnny Mercer and Jacques Prévert in Autumn Leaves
"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
"If ducks do slide at Hallowtide,
At Christmas they will swim;
If ducks do swim at Hallowtide
At Christmas they will slide."
"Always will there be Twenty-nine fine days in October."
"If the October moon comes without frost, expect no
frost till the moon of November."
- Farmer saying
"October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months
to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September,
April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February."
"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with
leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
- Humbert Wolfe
"You kind of took it for granted around the Yankees
that there was always going to be baseball in October."