45 November Quotes to Help You Embrace This Cozy, Gratitude-Filled Month

45 November Quotes to Help You Embrace This Cozy, Gratitude-Filled Month

The month of November is all about gratitude, cozy evenings curled up by the fire (or, you know, in front of a yule log on TV), hot cocoa, delicious food, and so much more. 

There's no doubt that November is a special month, as it ushers in the holiday season and focuses on an important core value here at Silk + Sonder: Gratitude. So if you need something to help you get in a more festive spirit or help you feel a little less down about winter, get started with these quotes. 

November Quotes

1. "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

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

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

4. "I am happy because I'm grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy."  —Will Arnett

5. “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

6. "Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace." — Arianna Huffington

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

8."Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." — Albert Camus

9. "Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." — Robert Braathe

10. "It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful." — David Steindl-Rast

11. "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house." — Nathanial Hawthorne

12. "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies." — Nora Ephron

13. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have you will never, ever have enough." — Oprah Winfrey

14. "If you cannot find gratitude, you'll never find peace." — Leticia Rae

15. "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which spring from the soul." — Henry Ward Beecher

16. "There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." — Ralph H. Blum

17. "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all other seasons." — Jim Bishop

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

19. "November's sky is chill an drear, November's life is red and sear." — Sir Walter Scott

20. "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

21. “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” — Anne Bosworth Greene

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

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

24. “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

25. “Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?” — A Waltz for Zizi

26. “Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?” — E.M. Forster 

27. “In November, the smell of food is different. It is 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

28. “Autumn is springtime in reverse.” – Terri Guillemets

29. “There is October in every November and there is November in every December. All seasons melted in each other’s life.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

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

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

32. “I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” – Dodinsky

33. “Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.” – Hal Borland

34. “Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant

35. “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

36. "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

37. "Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving." — Amy Grant 

38. “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

39. “When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.” — Miranda Kerr

40. “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” — Kristin Armstrong

41. “Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” — Irving Berlin

42. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault

43. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

44. “Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” — Rumi

45. "True forgiveness is when you can say, 'Thank you for the experience.'" — Oprah Winfrey


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