Quotations About / On: AUTUMN

  • 1.
    Bulbs of Autumn fruits are too sweet or too rotten.
    (In old age, the good one becomes best and the bad worst.)
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  • 2.
    Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?
    (Vernon Duke (1903-1969), U.S. songwriter. "Autumn in New York," Thumbs Up, Vernon Duke Music (1934). Music composed by Vernon Duke (1903-1969).)
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  • 3.
    True friends are like diamonds precious but rare. Fake friends are autumn leaves found everywhere.
    (...)
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  • 4.
    Chopin—Two embalmers at work upon a minor poet ... the scent of tuberoses ... Autumn rain.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
  • 5.
    Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late Autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Black Venus, Chatto & Windus (1985). "Black Venus," p. 9, "Next Editions" (1980).)
  • 6.
    I have no more patience for this Europe where Autumn wears the face of Spring and Spring reeks of misery.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Martha in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 7.
    The dinner-hour is the summer of the day: full of sunshine, I grant; but not like the mellow autumn of supper.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 181, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970). Spoken by King Media.)
  • 8.
    We are reformers in spring and summer; in autumn and winter, we stand by the old; reformers in the morning, conservers at night.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, December 9, 1841, at the Masonic Temple, Boston, Massachusetts. "The Conservative," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).)
  • 9.
    That night was the turning-point in the season. We had gone to bed in summer, and we awoke in autumn; for summer passes into autumn in some imaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 356, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 10.
    A YOUNG MANS THOUGHT ON JUNE 16TH made me realise the times WHEN I HAVE FEARS, so i decided to go with OTHELLO to go see MAYA ANGELOU. But then I realised the FUTILITY in AUTUMN, That lady sitting there all ALONE. yip she was a PHENOMENAL WOMAN indeed
    (Nikiwe Nondabula)
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