Autumn is a beautiful time of year. Yes, it's always sad that summer is over, but that doesn't mean Fall isn't worthy of the same affection. The leaves change from green to an incredible display of vibrant colors, just as your cheeks get a little ruddy from the colder weather. To me, Fall is a time of preparation for rebirth. Bears fatten up for the long winter hibernation, squirrels stockpile acorns, and trees shed their leaves to make themselves heartier for the coming cold. When nature reawakens in Spring, this long rest will have served them well.

So, too, must people use the Autumn to prepare for Winter and, eventually, Spring. The work done now lays the groundwork for success in the future. It's this solid base that allows later work to build up into something great. Let go of the old and clean out the clutter now, so you can invest your time in what really matters.

Here are quotes to remind you of the elegance and importance of Fall:

1.     "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

2.     "Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods." - William Wordsworth

3.     "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

4.     "I love the splendour of thy sunset skies,
        The gorgeous hues that tinge each falling leaf,
        Lovely as Beauty's cheek, as woman's love too brief." - William Cullen Bryant

5.     "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

6.     "And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves." - Virginia Woolf

7.     "October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

8.     "October is a symphony of permanence and change." - Bonaro W. Overstreet

9.     "It's the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!" - Winnie the Pooh

10.  "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot

11.  "Dancing of the autumn laves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

12.  "Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end." - Rémy de Gourmon

13.  "Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day." - Shira Tamir

14.  "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." - Lauren DeStefano

15.  "Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." - Unknown

16.  "Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year." - Chad Sugg

17.  "Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies." - Sharon Kay Penman

18.  "There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves." - Joe L. Wheeler

19.  "I loved autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it." - Lee Maynard

20.  "Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple." - J.K. Rowling

21.  "For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October." - Hal Borland

22.  "Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings." - Terri Guillemets

23.  "Every leaf speaks bliss to me
        Fluttering from the autumn tree." - Emily Brontë

24.  "Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature." - Friedrich Nietzsche

25.  "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery

26.  "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

27.  "The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves." - Charlotte Bates

28.  "If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour." - Victoria Erickson

29.  "And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened." - Raquel Franco

30.  "I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves." - Ann Drake

31.  "How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." - John Burroughs

32.  "Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." - Samuel Butler

33.  "But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you." - Stephen King

34.  "No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." - John Donne

35.  "October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter." - Nova S. Blair