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November Quotes, Captions, and Sayings

Reading through some November quotes will bring back some memories of the changing of the seasons.

November has finally come. It may be hard to believe, but this year is nearing its end. And endings are frequently times of the year to give thanks and say our goodbyes in preparation for another start.

Please enjoy the November quotations we’ve selected as our favorites.

Funny November Quotes

November always seems to me the Norway of the year.
Emily Dickinson

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds; November!
Thomas Hood

Do you know why I love November 1st? 50% off Halloween candy!

Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.
Cyril Connolly

In November, the smell of food is different. It has an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year.
Cynthia Rylant

What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
Erma Bombeck

Working in November is like working on Saturday. Sometimes it haunts while at others, it fills the heart with the happiness of coming holiday night.

November at its best – with a sort of delightful menace in the air.
Anne Bosworth Greene

November quotes and sayings.

Sad November Sayings

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, And now the morn quite hides in smoke and haze; The place we occupy seems all the world.
John Clare

In November, you begin to know how long the Winter will be.
Martha Gellhorn

Even when November’s sun is low and, Winter flaps his fleecy wings. Thy gold among his silvery snow a solace in the sadness brings.
James Rigg

It is the first day of November, and so, today, someone will die.
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

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.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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November Thanksgiving Quotes

Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!
Charmaine J. Forde

The last seed falls from the sunflower, empty pond. The long-awaited rattle of rain on rooftops. Thanksgiving Day.
Michael P. Garofalo

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
Robert Caspar Lintner

Thanksgiving is the meal we aspire for other meals to resemble.
Jonathan Safran Foer

How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn Thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give; they radiate happiness; they draw people.
Sir John Templeton

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Romantic November Quotations

The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.
Henry Rollins

My lovely November. Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?
A Waltz for Zizi

This November, there seems to be nothing to say.
Anne Sexton, Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters

Inspirational November Insights

November: The last month of Autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure; time to take a risk and do the unexpected.

The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.
Henry Rollins

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

The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically been the one who stayed ahead in November.
Peter Jennings

November comes, and November goes with the last red berries and the first white snows. With night coming early and dawn coming late, ice in the bucket, and frost by the gate. The fires burn, and the kettles sing, and the earth sinks to rest until next spring.
Clyde Watson

Best November Quotes

The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on… A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.
Aldo Leopold

November with uncanny witchery in its changed trees. With murky red sunsets flaming in smoky crimson behind the westering hills. With dear days when the austere woods were beautiful and gracious in a dignified serenity of folded hands and closed eyes–days full of a fine, pale sunshine that sifted through the late, leafless gold of the juniper-trees and glimmered among the grey beeches, lighting up evergreen banks of moss and washing the colonnades of the pines.
Lucy Maud Montgomery

November is usually such a disagreeable month as if the year had suddenly found out she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it.
Anne Shirley

The November evening had a bite; it nibbled not-quite-gently at her cheeks and ears. In Virginia, the late Autumn was a lover, still, but a dangerous one.
J. Aleksandr Wootton

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


These November quotes will have you thinking of past Novembers.

There is October in every November, and there is November in every December. All seasons melted in each other’s life.
Mehmet Murat Ildan

But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods… for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.
L.M. Montgomery

In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.
Cynthia Rylant, In November

Famous November Quotes

There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The river this November afternoon rests in an equipoise of sun and cloud. A glooming light, a gleaming darkness shroud. Its passage. All seems tranquil, all in tune.
Cecil Day-Lewis

October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain, and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July.
Henry David Thoreau

Notable November Quotations

Short November Quotes

The house was very quiet, and the fog—we are in November now—pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.
E.M. Forster

November. Crows are approaching; wounded leaves fall to the ground.
Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Now in November, nearer comes the sun down the abandoned heaven.
D. H. Lawrence

The world is tired; the year is old, the faded leaves are glad to die.
Sara Teasdale

Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.
Gregory F. Lenz

That soft autumnal time, the woodland foliage now is gathered by the wild November blast.
John Howard Bryant

Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make bat-shapes, Web-winged and furious.
Sylvia Plath

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Sarah Addison Allen

Jam on November took away the worries; It was like tasting summer.
El Fuego

You learn something every day if you pay attention. Make sure you are attentive throughout November.

Fear not November’s challenge bold. We’ve books and friends and hearths that never can grow cold. These make amends.
Alexander L. Fraser

I know that I have died before—once in November.
Anne Sexton

Good November Sayings

The wild November comes at last beneath a veil of rain. The night wind blows its folds aside; her face is full of pain. The latest of her race, she takes Autumn’s vacant throne. She has but one short moon to live on, and she must live alone.
R.H. Stoddard

In rough October, the earth must disrobe her; stars fall and shoot. In keen November, the night is long, and cold is strong in bleak December.
Christina G. Rossetti

November’s sky is chill and drear; November’s leaf is red and sear.
Sir Walter Scott

A barren realm of withered fields, bleak woods, and falling leaves. The palest morns that ever dawned, the dreariest of eves. It is no wonder that she comes, poor month with tears of pain. For what can one so hopeless do but weep and weep again.
R.H. Stoddard

Spring is brown; summer, green; Autumn, yellow; Winter, white; November, gray.
Henry David Thoreau

In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings – for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.
Cynthia Rylant


How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring?
Edwin Way Teale

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

October’s foliage yellows with his cold. In rattling showers, dark November’s rain. From every stormy cloud, descends amain, till keen December’s snows close up the year again.
John Ruskin

Beautiful November Quotes

Some of the days in November carries the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.
Gladys Taber

And November sad, a psalm. Tender, trustful, full of balm. Thou must breathe in spirits calm.
Caroline May

November is chill, frosted mornings with a silver sun rising behind the trees, red cardinals at the feeders, and squirrels running scallops along the tops of the gray stone walls.
Jean Hersey

It was November–the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines.
L.M. Montgomery

I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.
Henry Rollins

November Captions


May November never leaf me.

The leaves are falling for me.

Talk turkey to me.

We gather with grateful hearts.

Pumpkin spice and everything nice.

Sweater weather.

Happy Fall, Y’All.

November: Butterball and Football.

Bare trees, boots, and Xmas decorations — It must be November.

November: Hallmark Christmas movies are in their sixth month.

It’s Turkey Time!

I yam what I yam.

Thankful and blessed.

Sweat pants on; let’s eat!

I’ve FALLen for this time of the year.

More rolls? You butter believe it.

Can a person live on pumpkin-flavored everything?

Falling in love with November.

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Funny Instagram Captions

Crank up the Christmas music.

Spice, spice, baby.

Don’t sweat the Fall stuff.

You ain’t seen stuffing yet!

A Day to November.

Summer > Autumn. That’s a Fallacy!

Goodbye October, Hello November.

You say “November,” while I say, “Yes-vember!”

Good Gourd!

50 Shades of Gravy.

Let’s give ’em pumpkin to talk about.

Orange you glad it’s Autumn?

November when.

It’s November. Time to reintroduce myself to the Starbucks’ staff.

Make like a tree and leaf.

Feast Mode: ON!

I’m autumn-atically happy come November.

Amaizing Fall!

I won’t shave until the end of November — my beard is really growing on me.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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