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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.

Best November Quotes

Brown sugar and cinnamon quote on Autumn.

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

Fallen leaves bring more happiness quote.

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

Autumn carries more gold - November quotes.

3.) Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
Jim Bishop

My lovely November quote.

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

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

6.) 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

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

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

November quotes and sayings.

Sad November Sayings

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

10.) 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

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

12.) 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

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

14.) 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

15.) 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

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

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

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

19.) 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

20.) Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. Robert Braathe

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Romantic November Quotations

21.) 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

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

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

24.) 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 and can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than at any other time of the year.
Cynthia Rylant

25.) Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Sarah Addison Allen

Inspirational November Quotes

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

27.) 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

28.) 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

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

30.) 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

31.) Gratitude is the fairest blossom which spring from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

Good November Quotes

32.) 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

33.) 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

34.) 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

35.) 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

36.) 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

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

Reminiscing Insights

These November quotes will have you thinking of the past Novembers.

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

39.) 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

40.) 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

41.) 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.

42.) 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

43.) Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.
Truman Capote

44.) 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

45.) The August noon in us works to stave off the November chills.

Notable November Quotations

Short November Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thoughtful November Sayings

58.) 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

59.) 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

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

61.) 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

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

63.) 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

Welcome November Quotes

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

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

66.) 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

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

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

69.) 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

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

Hello November Quotes

71.) New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light, and new beginnings.
April Mae Monterrosa

72.) I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. 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

73.) It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Lauren DeStefano

74.) Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I shall recall the memory of warm, sunny, late summer afternoons like this one, and be comforted greatly.
Peggy Toney Horton

November Captions

75.) Novembrrrr!

76.) May November never leaf me.

77.) The leaves are falling for me.

78.) Talk turkey to me.

79.) We gather with grateful hearts.

80.) Pumpkin spice and everything nice.

81.) Sweater weather.

82.) Happy Fall, Y’All.

83.) November: Butterball and Football.

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

85.) November: Hallmark Christmas movies are in their sixth month.

86.) It’s Turkey Time!

87.) I yam what I yam.

88.) Thankful and blessed.

89.) Sweat pants on; let’s eat!

90.) I’ve FALLen for this time of the year.

91.) More rolls? You butter believe it.

92.) Can a person live on pumpkin-flavored everything?

93.) Falling in love with November.

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95.) Crank up the Christmas music.

96.) Spice, spice, baby.

97.) Don’t sweat the Fall stuff.

98.) You ain’t seen stuffing yet!

99.) A Day to November.

100.) Summer > Autumn. That’s a Fallacy!

101.) Goodbye October, Hello November.

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

103.) Good Gourd!

104.) 50 Shades of Gravy.

105.) Let’s give ’em pumpkin to talk about.

106.) Orange you glad it’s Autumn?

107.) November when.

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

109.) Make like a tree and leaf.

110.) Feast Mode: ON!

111.) I’m autumn-atically happy come November.

112.) Amaizing Fall!

113.) 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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