Quotations About / On: OCTOBER

  • 1.
    It was night, in the lonesome October
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. poet. Ulalume (l. 4). . . Complete Poems and Selected Essays [Edgar Allan Poe]. Richard Gray, ed. (1993) Everyman.)
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  • 2.
    October 12, the Discovery. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins, conclusion (1894).)
  • 3.
    The autumnal change of our woods has not yet made a deep impression on our own literature yet. October has hardly tinged our poetry.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Autumnal Tints" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 249, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 4.
    October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," ch. 13, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894).)
  • 5.
    Again we took to the beach for another day (October 13), walking along the shore of the resounding sea, determined to get it into us. We wished to associate with the ocean until it lost the pond-like look which it wears to a countryman.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 177, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 6.
    “The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book."

    (Introductory lecture as professor of Latin at University College, London, 3 October 1892)”
    (A.E. Housman, Selected Prose)
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  • 7.
    O hushed October morning mild,
    Begin the hours of this day slow.
    Make the day seem to us less brief.
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "October.")
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  • 8.
    sun slants/the dark slides easily in

    tree clusters red, yellow
    tinged, early October, top
    limb silver shine leans
    downhill over-catches the
    man leaning on a rail face
    to late sun, worker, dirty,
    pants torn, catches it
    in the ear (so it appears)
    he does not move, think,
    fears what might occur
    from such a limb

    there

    at this late hour
    sun and shadow slide
    away from each as I wait
    the train here more mine
    to outrun what is left
    behind
    (from 'Dusk At Princeton Station')
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