Many favor October's weather, beauty, and occasions as autumn sets in. And we slowly start changing our wardrobe and prefer fall flavors as the trees turn to warmer colors and the weather to cooler temperatures. Our October quotes explore the love, appreciation, and meaning of this 10th month of the year as the nights start to get longer. Whether it's the changing weather, the magnificent shifting foliage, Halloween, or the feelings associated with a new start.
However, around 5% of Americans each year start experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder2, a type of depression. But after meticulously choosing these quotes, it is safe to assume that many people still appreciate October all the same.
If you also have a similar liking for this month, spend time reading our curated October Quotes below.
Related: Celebrating the spooky season? You might also like our guide to an eco-friendly Halloween.
As we all know, the "Oct" from October means the number eight, indicating the month's order in the Roman calendar. October signifies many things for each of us, but there is still much more to uncover about this month.
Did you know that in Old English, October has two alternative names? The Anglo Saxons called it "Winmonath," meaning "wine month," because it was the season of wine production. They also named it "Winterfylleth" or "winter fullness," as October has the first full moon of winter.
Let's learn more about this month by starting the selection with the best October quotes. Or click on to our moon quotes to find out more about how it signifies the seasons.
As everyone patiently waits for autumn, we experience the magic of the slow transition of the yellow and orange foliage, which has a science behind it. Although the official start of the autumn season is the last week of September, it's not until October that we really start to feel autumn replacing the summer.
As temperatures drop and daylight shortens, the trees stop making the critical component of photosynthesis, chlorophyll, and breaking it into smaller parts. So the green color disappears, and the well-known warm colors of fall become visible.
October is the first month of the last quarter of the year. We usually have new targets or goals that we must achieve to end the year strong. Of course, feeling a little pressure to complete the year and achieve your goals is normal.
According to the Inverted-U Theory or The Yerkes-Dodson law, performance increases with mental arousal up to a certain point. Therefore, when your stress level is too high, your performance decreases. Even if this law has been reviewed and contested for over a century, we can all agree that we can convert a healthy amount of pressure into motivation.
Whenever you need a push, here are some inspirational October quotes you can read throughout the last quarter.
In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days, its presence helps to dispel the gloom.
~ John Nichols
Say goodbye to the distant memory of summer heat because the USA experiences mild weather during October with a daytime temperature ranging from 50 to 80 Fahrenheit.
Do you have plans to enjoy this weather? Researchers have found that physical activities vary per season1, and extreme temperatures prevent people from doing so. Thus, the fine October weather allows us to enjoy vacations, connect with nature, and even increase our outdoor exercise. So let's seize the moment and get outdoors while the freezing winter air is still around the corner.
Know more about the beloved weather through the following October quotes.
October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.
~ Sarah Guillory
October has been a rich source of history across all types of industries, events, and cultures. For instance, the founding of the well-known international organization, the United Nations. The United States and the other 50 founding member states started drafting the United Nations Charter, which took effect on October 24, 1945.
We have collated a variety of October quotes below that depict historical events for interest and inspiration in this section.
What occasion comes up in your mind when somebody mentions October? It's Halloween! Filled with spooky aesthetics and sweet treats, Halloween stems from multiple origins. One is an ancient Celtic pagan festival called Samhain, where the Celts wore animal heads and skins as costumes. On a lighter note, Halloween also has a connection with Christianity. In Old English, Halloween means the night before All Saint's Day.
After reading the following October quotes, pop out for a pumpkin spice latte and dive deeper into the origins of your favorite events.
There are two spectacular displays of meteor showers gracing the October skies annually. Between October 6 and 10, the Draconids, named after the constellation Draco, pass the October evening sky. The next one, peaking around October 21, is called the Orionid meteor shower. It is the second meteor shower created by the Halley comet, and the best time to observe it is from midnight until dawn.
Bury yourself in these melodic October quotes as you wait for this month's celestial events this month.
Roused by its advocacy for reading, writing, and literature, the National Book Foundation created the first National Book Month at the dawn of the World Wide Web in October 2003. To celebrate, you can read a new book, support authors on social media, visit a local library, gift your old books, and many more.
Celebrate National Book Month in any way you want after reading the following October quotes from distinguished old and new authors.
Aside from National Book Month, October is full of other fun national holidays you can celebrate on social media. For example, coffee lovers have International Coffee Day on the 2nd, and cat lovers have National Cat Day on the 29th.
October is also a month for food like pizza, apples, popcorn, and many more. On a serious note, it is also a month to commemorate LGBT History, Bullying Prevention, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Fire Prevention.
Search for the official hashtags for these celebrations after reading our final set of October quotes.
With its brilliant colors and crisp air, October truly invites us outside. It's a month of awe-inspiring change as green leaves take on shades of amber and the temperature shifts. This transition reminds us to embrace the continuous transformations in life.
So go out and experience the magic of October, allowing it to inspire and re-energize you. Welcome the new season and all the wonderful opportunities it brings. Here's our final selection of October quotes to enjoy.
O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow, Make the day seem to us less brief. Hearts not averse to being beguiled, Beguile us in the way you know; Release one leaf at break of day; At noon release another leaf; One from our trees, one far away...
~ Robert Frost
October is a hallelujah! reverberating in my body year-round...
~ John Nichols
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
~ Jim Bishop
October is the month of 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
October turned my maple's leaves to gold; The most are gone now; here and there one lingers; Soon these will slip from out the twig's weak hold, Like coins between a dying miser's fingers.
~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The sweet calm sunshine of October, now warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold the purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads, and the needled pine-leaf turf is carpeted with rosemary and juniper, and the dark ground overgrown with dewberry and creeping bramble, twiners and runners loving the dark.
~ Henry David Thoreau
P. Tucker, J. Gilliland, The effect of season and weather on physical activity: A systematic review, Public Health, Volume 121, Issue 12, 2007, Pages 909-922, ISSN 0033-3506.
Kurlansik, S. L., & Ibay, A. D. (2012). Seasonal affective disorder. American family physician, 86(11), 1037–1041.
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