„And over the village slipped the days, passing into the nights; the weeks flowed by, the months crept on, the wind howled, and, glassified with an autumnal, translucent, greenish-azure, the Don flowed tranquilly down to the sea.“
— Mikhail Sholokhov, livro And Quiet Flows the Don
And Quiet Flows the Don (1934)
„Winds of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro—
And what should they know of England who only England know?“
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
The English Flag, Stanza 1 (1891).
„The world know it not; but you, Autumn, I confess it: your wind at night-fall stabs deep into my heart“
— Murasaki Shikibu, livro The Tale of Genji
Fonte: The Tale of Genji
— Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975
Quote included in list https://www.simonandschuster.com/getliterary/our-favorite-literary-quotes-about-autumn/ "11 of Our Favorite Literary Quotes about Autumn” (23 September 2019).
„Hurry and hurry, autumn leaves hurrying on the rainy wind, snow hurrying out of the sky, life hurrying to death, gods hurrying to oblivion.“
— Poul Anderson, livro The Broken Sword
Chapter 3 (p. 9)
The Broken Sword (1954)
„Outside, the main doors behind him, he was hit full in the chest by autumn. The doggy wind leapt about him and nipped; leaves skirred along the pavement, the scrape of the ferrules of sticks; melancholy, that tetrasyllable, sat on a plinth in the middle of the square. English autumn, and the whistling tiny souls of the dead round the war memorial.“
— Anthony Burgess English writer 1917 - 1993
Fiction, The Doctor is Sick (1960)
„The cold mountain turns dark green.
The autumn stream flows murmuring on.
Leaning on my staff beneath the wicket gate,
In the rushing wind I hear the cry of the aged cicada.“
— Wang Wei a Tang dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman 699 - 759
"The Cold Mountain"
„Some gloomy autumn day, when the dreary north wind is howling, read Ossian to the accompaniment of the weird moans of an Æolian harp hung in the leafless branches of a tree, and you will experience a feeling of intense sadness, an infinite yearning for another state of existence, an intense disgust with the present.“
— James Macpherson Scottish writer, poet, translator, and politician 1736 - 1796
Par une de ces journées sombres qui attristent la fin de l'année, et que rend encore plus mélancoliques le souffle glacé du vent du Nord, écoutez, en lisant Ossian, la fantastique harmonie d'une harpe éolienne balancée au sommet d'un arbre dépouillé de verdure, et vous pourrez éprouver un sentiment profond de tristesse, un désir vague et infini d'une autre existence, un dégoût immense de celle-ci.
Hector Berlioz, Mémoires, ch. 39 http://www.hberlioz.com/Writings/HBM39.htm; Eleanor Holmes, Rachel Holmes and Ernest Newman (trans.) Memoirs of Hector Berlioz from 1803 to 1865 (New York: Dover, 1966) pp. 156-7.
— Mervyn Peake, livro Titus Groan
Chapter 28 “Flay Brings a Message” (p. 152)
Titus Groan (1946)
— Patrick Rothfuss, livro O Nome do Vento
Chapter 2, “A Beautiful Day” (p. 19)
The Name of the Wind (2007)
— Emperor Wu of Han emperor Wu-Ti -156 - -87 a.C.
The Autumn Wind 127 BC (translated by Arthur Waley), Dictionary of Quotations, Chambers: Edinburgh, U.K, 2005, p. 930
„Gather leaves and grasses,
For the Autumn passes
Chilling winds are blowing.
It will soon be snowing.“
— John Henry Boner American writer 1845 - 1903
Gather Leaves and Grasses, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„So India’s problem turns out to be the world’s problem. What happened in India has happened in God’s name.
The problem’s name is God.“
— Salman Rushdie, livro The Satanic Verses
Fonte: The Satanic Verses
„The Scarecrow was now the ruler of the Emerald City, and although he was not a Wizard the people were proud of him. "For," they said, "there is not another city in all the world that is ruled by a stuffed man." And, so far as they knew, they were quite right.“
— L. Frank Baum, livro The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
„So many gods, so many creeds;
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs.“
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919
The World's Need
— Walt Whitman, The Complete Poems
Fonte: The Complete Poems