November, for Americans, has always been a month to kick off the holiday and shopping season. Nobody will think of November without associating it with Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Veterans Day, and many more holidays and historical events.
As winter is fast approaching, people add more layers to their clothes and prepare their homes for the colder weather. That is why the old names the Anglo-Saxons gave for November seem to fit it to this day. Wind Monath, or wind month, signifies the building chilling temperature, and Blod Monath, or blood month, represents the slaughtering of cows in preparation for winter.
To discover more about the month of November, read through our curated November quotes below.
Greeting every November makes you wonder how time flies so fast that it's already the second to the last month. According to a study by psychological scientists Philip Gable and Bryan Poole of the University of Alabama2, our perception of time shortens whenever we are in a positive state, especially when there is a high motivation to achieve a specific goal.
So don't be dismayed if you sense you need more time. You have spent the past months well, and you can achieve more of your goals in the remaining months after reading our best November quotes below.
Related: Talking December, as November comes to an end, you might also like our December quotes.
November sun brings daytime temperature for major American cities, usually ranging from 50 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. But, in mid-November of 2019, based on the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI) by the Midwest Regional Climate Center1, over 70 cities received the extreme category of the index. This event occurred because the meandering polar vertex released the arctic blast that hit the East Coast in November, and global warming could be a prime suspect for it.
After reading the November quotes below, may we all enjoy this month's weather by caring for our planet.
On November 4, 2008, Americans elected an Illinois senator making him the country's first African American president. It is one of the highlights of the 2000s, not just for the USA but for countries worldwide.
According to Pew Research Center, Obama is popular in Western Europe and has high ratings in Canada, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil, Kenya, and Nigeria. Even though he's less well-known in Muslim countries, his score is generally higher than the previous administration's president.
Look back on the past by reading more historical November quotes below.
If you're American, November is often synonymous with Thanksgiving Day. So we have prepared a few November quotes to remind you of the good memories and sumptuous food this occasion brings.
Speaking of food, a survey from YouGovAmerica confirmed that the classic American thanksgiving meal is composed of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and bread. In addition, 47% expect to eat the feast's leftovers for the next 2 to 3 days.
After checking the November quotes below, go to our Thanksgiving quotes to read more about this joyful day full of gratitude and our guide to zero-waste Thanksgiving for tips to enjoy the celebration with less waste.
Aside from Thanksgiving, another famous holiday in November is Veterans Day. In 1918, the Allies and Germany suspended hostilities on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of the first world war, Veterans day occurs every November 11 to honor all who served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Furthermore, other countries celebrate it too. Canada and Australia call it Remembrance Day, while Great Britain uses the same name but celebrates it on the Sunday closest to November 11.
After reading the following November quotes below, stop to reflect on the meaning of November’s occasions.
Related read: November - Awareness Months, Days & Observances.
On November 27, 1895, The inventor of dynamite signed his last will, which, in turn, established one of the world’s most prestigious awards.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel had massive success with his multiple dynamite factories, which made him "Europe's richest vagabond." He died with no immediate family, so he allocated his fortune to honor people who made an impact in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace.
Read the colorful life of Nobel after checking out the equally bright November quotes below.
Due to an avid reader who wanted to appreciate all American writers more, the United States Department of Congress recognized National Author's Day on November 1, 1949, twenty years after Nellie Verne Burt McPherson proposed it to the General Federation of Women's Clubs. If you are a literary lover, you can celebrate this holiday by buying books, lending your favorite books, supporting authors online, and even starting to be an author yourself.
For eco-reading, you might like to check our recommendations for sustainable living books and the best children’s books about nature and the environment.
Here are some November quotes you can read from authors worldwide whose works you can check out after.
Beards will fill your social feeds this month! If you can grow one, join the harmless dare between friends turned annual global tradition of Movember every November, wherein men grow a mustache for a purpose all month long.
Movember aims to raise awareness and build funds for men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male suicide. Aside from growing a beard, you can also support this movement by walking or running 60 kilometers for the whole month, hosting an event, or any idea you can think of.
After reading these short November captions that are perfect for your social media accounts, visit Movember's website to read more about the movement.
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all other seasons.
~ Jim Bishop
In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures. The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide beneath its blankets.
~ Cynthia Rylant
This is the month of nuts and nutty thoughts — that November whose name sounds so bleak and cheerless — perhaps its harvest of thought is worth more than all the other crops of the year.
~ Henry David Thoreau
It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
~ Sarah Addison Allen
Spring's wakening bugle long is hushed, long dimm'd is Summer's splendor October yields her easel bright to “black and white” November.”
~ James Rigg
Mayes Boustead, Barbara & Hilberg, Steven & Shulski, Martha & Hubbard, Kenneth. (2015). The Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI). Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 54. 150326122910004. 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0217.1.
Gable, P. A., & Poole, B. D. (2012). Time Flies When You’re Having Approach-Motivated Fun: Effects of Motivational Intensity on Time Perception. Psychological Science, 23(8), 879–886. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797611435817
Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.