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November is the month that brings us to the end of fall before winter begins.

As a month, November brings us the hope of upcoming holidays, especially Christmas. The chill in the air in November makes us crave the warmth of family, friends, and togetherness.

In November there is plenty to rejoice in as it brings us the opportunity to be thankful to everyone. So, it's time to get comfy with these inspirational November quotes that you can share as the family gathers around.

If you like these November quotes, check out these September quotes and [snow quotes] too.

Best November Quotes

Christmas caroling or Angel Carolers singing

Have you been looking forward to the winds of November? In this section, you will find some great quotes about November to keep you excited about the new month. Use these new month quotes to welcome the month of November!

1. “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’.

2. “The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of.”

‒ Henry David Thoreau.

3. “And November sad,—a psalm Tender, trustful, full of balm, Thou must breathe in spirits calm.”

‒ Caroline May.

4. “October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight.”

‒ Henry David Thoreau, ‘Autumnal Tints’.

5. “How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring!”

‒ Edwin Way Teale.

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

‒ Sylvia Plath, ‘The Collected Poems’.

7. “November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear.”

‒ Walter Scott.

8. “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”

‒ Maggie Stiefvater.

9. “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.

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. “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.

12. “She stands

In tattered gold

bits of amber

And jade, jewels of a year grown old:


‒ Zephyr Ware Tarver.

13. “Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.”

‒ Gregory F. Lenz.

14. “This November there seems to be nothing to say.”

‒ Anne Sexton, ‘Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait In Letters’.

15. “Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.”

‒ Gladys Taber.

16. “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.

17. “The August noon in us works to stave off the November chills.”

‒ Ray Bradbury.

18. “November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.”

‒ Emily Dickinson, ‘Letters 1845-1886’.

19. “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.

20. “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, ‘The Complete Poems Of C. Day Lewis’.

21. “But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…”

‒ Lucy Maud Montgomery, ‘Anne Of Windy Poplars’.

22. “November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape.”

‒ F. Sionil Jose.

23. “When Winter comes in earnest to fulfil

His yearly task, at bleak November’s close,

And stops the plough, and hides the field in snows;

When frost locks up the stream in chill delay,

And mellows on the hedge the jetty sloes,”

‒ John Clare, ‘November’.

24. "No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds—November!"

‒ Thomas Hood.

25. “Not yesterday I learned to know

The love of bare November days

Before the coming of the snow,

But it were vain to tell her so,

And they are better for her praise.”

‒ Robert Frost.

Thanksgiving Quotes for November

November brings the festivities of Thanksgiving to us. Share these funny November quotes to get the table cracking with laughter this Thanksgiving.

26. “I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens... to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

‒ Abraham Lincoln.

27. “The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so.”

‒ Nora Ephron.

28. “Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home.”

‒ Wilbur D. Nesbit.

29. “In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell... It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog.”

‒ Cynthia Rylant.

30. “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.

31. “Thanksgiving day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”

‒ E. P. Powell.

32. “Don't wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks.”

‒ Charmaine J. Forde.

33. “Thanksgiving, to be truly Thanksgiving, is first thanks, then giving.”

‒ Jacob Braude.

34. “We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions.”

‒ Albert Barnes.

35. “When we exist without thought or thanksgiving we are not men, but beasts.”

‒ M. F. K. Fisher.

36. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

‒ John F. Kennedy.

37. “How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age.”

‒ John Templeton.

38. “Let me sit down with the ones I love best...

See the old table with all of its chairs

An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.”

‒ Edgar Guest, ‘Thanksgiving’.

39. “The last seed falls from the sunflower, empty pond. The long awaited rattle of rain on rooftops. Thanksgiving Day.”

‒ Michael P. Garofalo.

40. “Cosy fire a-burning bright, cosy tables robed in white. Dainty dishes smoking hot. Home. And cold and snow forgot.”

‒ Louise Bennett Weaver.

41. “It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.”

‒ Alistair Cooke.

42. “There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”

‒ O. Henry, ‘Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen’.

November Quotes For Approaching Winters

These famous November quotes prepare you for the days of winter ahead! Which of these November quotes is your favorite?

43. “The wild November come at last beneath a veil of rain. The night wind blows its folds aside, her face is full of pain.”

‒ Richard Henry Stoddard.

44. “November comes

And November goes,

With the last red berries

And the first white snows.”

‒ Clyde Watson.

45. “In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other's homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider.”

‒ Cynthia Rylant.

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

‒  L.M. Montgomery, ‘Anne Of Avonlea’.

47. “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.”

‒ Cyril Connolly.

48. “Long cold nights mark November's return, grey rains fall, wind walks in the bronze oak leaves.”

‒ Gladys Taber.

49. “O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

‒ Percy Bysshe Shelley.

50. “Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.”

‒ Elizabeth Bowen.

51. “Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.

Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”

‒ Yoko Ono.

52. “The night is freezing fast,

To-morrow comes December;

And winterfalls of old

Are with me from the past...”

‒  A. E. Housman.

53. “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 grey stone walls.”

‒ Jean Hersey.

54. “Listen…

With faint dry sound,

Like steps of passing ghosts,

The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees

And fall.”

‒  Adelaide Crapsey, ‘November Night’.

55. “Now Winter at the end of day

Along the ridges takes her way,

Upon her twilight round to light

The faithful candles of the night.”

‒  Bliss Carman, ‘November Twilight’.

56. “From November through December, 'tis the season for Home Alone!”

‒ Catherine O'Hara.

57. “Spring’s wakening bugle long is hushed,

long dimm’d is Summer’s splendour

October yields her easel bright to ‘black and white’


‒ James Rigg.

58. “I cannot but remember

When the year grows old—


How she disliked the cold!”

‒ Edna St. Vincent Millay.

59. “If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray.”

‒ Madeleine M. Kunin.

November Quotes From Prose And Poems

Books are a great source for stocking up on heartwarming November quotes.

60. “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.”

‒ Aleksandr J. Wootton, ‘The Eighth Square’.

61. “November's days are thirty:

November's earth is dirty,

Those thirty days, from first to last;

And the prettiest things on ground are the paths...”

‒ Edward Thomas, ‘November’.

62. “November and December

Keep watch within my heart.”

‒ Amy Levy, ‘A Dirge’.

63. “The quiet of October is refreshing

The quiet of November, oppressing...”

‒ Terri Guillemets, ‘How Suddenly It Turns’.

64. “I come, a sad November day,

Gray clad from foot to head;

A few late leaves of yellow birch,

A few of maple red.”

‒ Mary B. C. Slade, ‘A November Day’.

65. “White snowdrop in November

I shall go now towards winter

my free soul flowering with harvests.”

‒ Yves Préfontaine, ‘The Night Of November 15, 1976’.

66. “I can not only see November Skies

I see you everywhere, everywhere!”

‒ Tomas Barford, ‘November Skies’.

67. “Dead fields under a November sky, scattered rose petals brown and turning up at the edges, empty pools scummed with algae, rot, decomposition, dust…”

‒ Stephen King, ‘Pet Sematary’.

68. “The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day's last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night.”

‒ F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘This Side Of Paradise’.

69. “It was the best kind of November day. Cold and crisp, but not quite freezing, not icy. Just cold enough that she could justifiably wear all her favorite clothes...”

‒ Rainbow Rowell, ‘Fangirl’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for November quotes then why not take a look at these October quotes or cold weather quotes for more?


<p>With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature.&nbsp;</p>

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