„I woke last night to the sound of thunder,
"How far off," I sat and wondered.
Started hummin' a song from 1962.
Ain't it funny how the night moves,
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose.
Strange how the night moves, with autumn closin' in.“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945
„There is at least a punky spark in my heart and it may blaze in this autumn gold, fanned by the King. Some of my grandfathers must have been born on a muirland for there is heather in me, and tinctures of bog juices, that send me to Cassiope, and oozing through all my veins impel me unhaltingly through endless glacier meadows, seemingly the deeper and danker the better.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
letter to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr http://digitalcollections.pacific.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/muirletters/id/12500/rec/1 (perhaps Autumn 1870); published in William Federic Badè, The Life and Letters of John Muir http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/life/life_and_letters/default.aspx (1924), chapter 8: Yosemite, Emerson, and the Sequoias <!-- Terry Gifford, LLO, page 140 -->
„This is an autumn when they come no more.Beech leaves yellow and fall, the beech-mast rotsUneaten. Infertile now the beechHollows its heart, begetting naught.There is frost on the grandson's eyes,And only rumor upon the skies...“
— Donald Davidson (poet) American poet, essayist, critic and author 1893 - 1968
— Paul Verlaine French poet 1844 - 1896
"Chanson d'automne", line 1, from Poèmes saturniens (1866); Sorrell p. 24
„The mountain moon shines on a cloudless sky.
Deep in the night the wind rises among the pines.
I wish to weave my thoughts into a song for my jade lute,
But the pine wind never ceases blowing.“
— Zhu Yizun
"Written at Mauve Garden: Pine Wind Terrace" (tr. Y. N. Chang and Lewis C. Walmsley), in Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry, eds. Wu-chi Liu and Irving Yucheng Lo (1975), p. 477; also in The Luminous Landscape: Chinese Art and Poetry, ed. Richard Lewis (1981), p. 57.
„Sun, wind and water are
The best as I know
But it's on you, I
Sun, wind and water
High mountains and deep sea
That is my dream woven off.“
— Kenneth Gärdestad Swedish song lyricist, architect and lecturer 1948 - 2018
Sol, vind och vatten, lyrics written by Kenneth
„Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away.“
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„Does not all the world know that when in autumn the Bismarcks of the world, or they who are bigger than Bismarcks, meet at this or that delicious haunt of salubrity, the affairs of the world are then settled in little conclaves, with grater ease, rapidity, and certainty than in large parliaments or the dull chambers of public offices?“
— Anthony Trollope English novelist (1815-1882) 1815 - 1882
„to wound the autumnal city.
So howled out for the world to give him a name.
The in-dark answered with wind.“
— Samuel R. Delany American author, professor and literary critic 1942
Part I, "Prism, Mirror, Lens" (p. 1)
„You are the sun, you make me shine, or more like the stars, that twinkle at night. You are the moon that glows in my heart. You're my daytime, my night-time, my world... you are my life.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
You Are My Life
— Mervyn Peake English writer, artist, poet and illustrator 1911 - 1968
Chapter 28 “Flay Brings a Message” (p. 152)