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How can you reflect on this month and welcome it properly? The best November quotes to reflect and welcome the month can help you to do just that.

In many countries around the world, November marks the end of Fall. It is in the Northern Hemisphere what May is in the Southern Hemisphere.

November is only one month away from the end of the year. Consequently, you’re probably worried about the unfulfilled promises and vows made at earlier in the dear.

Did you fulfill your dreams? Have you met your goals? However, it also ushers you into the holiday period, which offers you a chance to rest and prepare for the coming year.

For this, you need a few quotes that will rejuvenate you, help you to reflect on your life, and give you the impetus to face new challenges.

Each month presents challenges worth overcoming. What you do in November helps you to bid bye to October and prepare for December, with all its celebrations.

Below are a few quotes to help you with that.

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99 Best November Quotes To Reflect & Welcome The Month

  1. “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” – Maggie Stiefvater
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  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
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  1. November comes and November goes. With the last red berries and the first white snows. With night coming early and dawn coming late, and ice in the bucket and frost by the gate. The fires burn and the kettles sing, and earth sinks to rest until next spring. – Clyde Watson 
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  1. “I know that I have died before once in November.” – Anne Sexton
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  1. “But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the wood 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
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  1. “The house was very quiet, and the fog we are in November now pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.” – E.M. Forster
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  1. “There is October in every November and there is November in every December. All seasons melted in each other’s life.” – Mehmet Murat ildan
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  1. “It is also November. The noons are more laconic and the sunsets sterner, and Gibraltar lights make the village foreign. November always seemed to me the Norway of the year is still with the sister who put her child in an ice nest last Monday forenoon. The redoubtable God. I notice where Death has been introduced, he frequently calls, making it desirable to forestall his advances.” – Emily Dickinson
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  1. “November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground.” – Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
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Hello November quotes about what to say

  1. “This November there seems to be nothing to say.” – Anne Sexton
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  1. “The widower reviewed his past in a sunless light which was intensified by the greyness of the November twilight, whilst the bells subtly impregnated the surrounding atmosphere with the melody of sounds that faded like the ashes of dead years.” – Georges Rodenbach
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  1. “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
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  1. “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
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  1. “Jam on November took away the worries, It was like tasting summer.” –  El Fuego
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  1. “Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.” – Gregory F. Lenz
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  1. “Sylvia Plath and I met a long time ago. A really long time ago. Was it a summer day? No. It was a wintry November morning.” – Avijeet Das
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  1. “My lovely November. Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?” – A Waltz for Zizi
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  1. “November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” – Emily Dickinson
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Sweet November quotes about the month

  1. “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
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  1. “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. This year is growing old gracefully…just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles. We’ve had lovely days and delicious twilights.” – L.M. Montgomery
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  1. “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
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  1. “In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures. The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide beneath its blankets.” – Cynthia Rylant
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  1. “Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make bat-shapes, Web-winged and furious.” – Sylvia Plath
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  1. “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.” – J. Aleksandr Woott
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  1. “In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling wood stoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings – for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.” – Cynthia Rylant
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  1. “Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.” – Oscar Levant
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  1. “That’s who my mom is. She’s a listener and a doer. She’s a woman driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of justice and a heart full of love. So, this November, I’m voting for a woman who is my role model, as a mother, and as an advocate. A woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children.” – Chelsea Clinton
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Welcome November quotes and sayings

  1. “The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically been the one who stayed ahead in November.” – Peter Jennings
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  1. “I have liberal friends. They are misguided, they are wrong. I disagree with them. I don’t want them to vote. I want them to go on vacation in November.” – Sean Hannity
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  1. “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
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  1. “I go to Japan every November on vacation, and the one thing I never return home without is yuba, which is the thin skin that forms atop boiling soy milk. You skim it off and either eat it fresh or dry it.” – Hanya Yanagihara
  2. “November is Hip-Hop History Month, where we give celebration to what hip hop has done to bring together people of the world, people of all nationalities, young people, all the political systems and politicians on the planet.” – Afrika Bambaataa
  3. “But now, today, we don’t know if Over the River is truly the next project to be realized, because something very nice happened to our life in November in New York.” – Christo
  4. “Spring’s wakening bugle long is hushed, long dimm’d is Summer’s splendour October yields her easel bright to “black and white” November.” – James Rigg
  5. “I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.” – Henry Rollins
  6. “How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring.” – Edwin Way Teale

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Best November quotes month of the year

  1. “November, n. The eleventh twelfth of a weariness.” – Ambrose Bierce
  2. “The wild November comes at last beneath a veil of rain. The night wind blows its folds aside, her face is full of pain. The latest of her race, she takes the Autumn’s vacant throne. She has but one short moon to live and she must live alone.” – R.H. Stoddard
  3. “A barren realm of withered fields, bleak woods, and falling leaves. The palest morns that ever dawned, the dreariest of eves. It is no wonder that she comes, poor month with tears of pain. For what can one so hopeless do but weep, and weep again.” – R.H. Stoddard
  4. “Fear not November’s challenge bold. We’ve books and friends, and hearths that never can grow cold. These make amends.” – Alexander L. Fraser
  5. “The world is tired, the year is old, the faded leaves are glad to die.” – Sara Teasdale
  6. “That soft autumnal time, the woodland foliage now is gathered by the wild November blast.” – John Howard Bryant
  7. “And November sad, a psalm. Tender, trustful, full of balm. Thou must breathe in spirits calm.” – Caroline May
  8. “November woods are bare and still. November days are clear and bright. Each noon burns up the morning’s chill, the morning’s snow is gone by night. November woods are bare and still. November days are bright and good. Life’s noon burns up life’s morning chill. Life’s night rests feet which long have stood.” – Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson
  9. “When shriek’d the bleak November winds, and smote the woods, and the brown fields were herbless, and the shades. That met above the merry rivulet, were spoil’d, I sought, I loved them still, they seem’d like old companions in adversity.” – William Cullen Bryant
  10. “Peering from some high window, at the gold of November sunset and feeling that if day has to become night, this is a beautiful way.” – E.E. Cummings

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Funny November quotes to read about

  1. “November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year,” said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden. “That’s the reason I was born in it,” observed Jo pensively. – Louisa May Alcott
  2. “In rough October earth must disrobe her, stars fall and shoot. In keen November, and night is long, and cold is strong nn bleak December.” – Christina G. Rossetti
  3. “All Nature mourns, I said, November wild hath torn the fairest pages from her book.” – Albert Laighton
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “November came roaring in with gusty winds and more wet weather. Mandy’s depression would not go away. Her garden seemed sad, too. It was virtually empty now, and the few brave flowers that remained there were flattened by rain, their yellows stalks sprawling in all directions. Most of the trees were bare, and the woods had a wet carpet of leaves.” – Julie Andrews Edwards
  7. “Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, I shall recall the memory of warm, sunny, late summer afternoons like this one, and be comforted greatly.” – Peggy Toney Horton 
  8. “Flurries early, pristine and pearly. Winter’s come calling. Can we endure so premature a falling? Some may find this trend distressing- others bend to say a blessing over sage and onion dressing.” – Old Farmer’s Almanac
  9. “November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” – Emily Dickinson
  10. “No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, no comfortable feel in any member. No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees. No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November.” – Thomas Hood
  11. “When the trees their summer splendor change to raiment red and gold. When the summer moon turns mellow, and the nights are getting cold. When the squirrels hide their acorns, and the woodchucks disappear. Then we know that it is autumn, loveliest season of the year.” – Carol L. Riser

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November quote to rejoice about

  1. “The last seed falls from the sunflower, empty pond. The long awaited rattle of rain on rooftops. Thanksgiving Day.” – Michael P. Garofalo
  2. “November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear.” – Sir Walter Scott
  3. “The morns are meeker than they were. The nuts are getting brown. The berry’s cheek is plumper. The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf. The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, I’ll put a trinket on.” – Emily Dickinson
  4. “A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves  with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.” – Eric Sloane
  5. “All in November’s soaking mist we stand and prune the naked tree, while all our love and interest seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery.” – Ruth Pitter 
  6. “How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors.  It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.” – Sir John Templeton
  7. “When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained. But darlin’ when I hold you, don’t you know I feel the same. ‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever and we both know hearts can change and it’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain.” – Guns N’ Roses
  8. “The white sun like a moth on a string circles the southpole.” – A. R. Ammons
  9. “It’s a queer sensation, this secret belief that one stands on the brink of the world’s greatest catastrophe. For it means the fall of Western Europe, as it fell in the fourth century. It recurs to me every November, and culminates every December. I have to get over it as I can, and hide, for fear of being sent to an asylum.” – Henry Brooks Adams
  10. “Give me the end of the year and’ it’s fun when most of the planning’ an’ toilin’ is done. Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, let me sit down with the ones I love best, hear the old voices still ringin’ with song, see the old faces unblemished by wrong, see the old table with all of its chairs and’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers” – Edgar A. Guest

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Happy November quotes to welcome the month

  1. “We seldom think of November in terms of beauty or any other specially satisfying tribute. November is simply that interval between colorful and dark December. Then, nearly every year, come a few November days of clear, crisp weather that makes one wonder why November seldom gets its due. There is the November sky, clean of summer dust, blown clear this day of the urban smog that so often hazes autumn. There is the touch of November in the air, chill enough to have a slight tang, like properly aged cider. Not air that caresses, nor yet air that nips. Air that makes one breathe deeply and think of spring water and walk briskly.” – Hal Borland
  2. “Our Father, fill our hearts, we pray,  with gratitude Thanksgiving Day. For food and raiment Thou dost give,  that we in comfort here may live.” – Luther Cross
  3. “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.
  4. “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
  5. “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
  6. “Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.” – Gregory F. Lenz 
  7. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus 
  8. “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” – Sarah Addison Allen 
  9. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  10. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg
  11. “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop
  12. “November always seems to me the Norway of the year.” – Emily Dickinson
  13. “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
  14. “November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.” – Anne Bosworth Greene
  15. “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” – Cyril Connolly
  16. “Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.” – Gladys Taber 
  17. “Now in November nearer comes the sun down the abandoned heaven.” – D. H. Lawrence
  18. “Autumn! The greatest show of all times!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  19. “It was a cold November day and she had dressed herself up in layers of cardigans and covered the whole lot with her old tweed coat, the one she might have used for feeding the chickens in.” ― Barbara Pym
  20. “Will you forgive me these November days?” ― Anna Akhmatova
  21. “2020 This is going to be a November to remember” ― Charmaine J. Forde
  22. “In November, some birds move away and some birds stay. The air is full of good-byes and well-wishes. The birds who are leaving look very serious. No silly spring chirping now. They have long journeys and must watch where they are going. The staying birds are serious, too, for cold times lie ahead. Hard times. All berries will be treasures.” ― Cynthia Rylant
  23. “In the sea, Corr’s clumsiness will disappear, his weight cradled by the saltwater. I don’t want to say good-bye. I blink to clear my vision and reach up. I pull off his halter. The ocean is his love and now, finally, he’ll have it. I back out of the surf. There’s a thin, long wail. Corr takes a labored step away from the November sea. And another. He is slow, and the sea sings to us both, but he returns to me.” ― Maggie Stiefvater
  24. “My biggest hope for this work is that it will help others to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom, and even more so to remember that the men, women, and children all involved in and affected by this era were not just statistics: they were people just like we are, with the same hopes, dreams, and very imminent fears.” ― J. Neven-Pugh
  25. “For London, Blampied claimed, was of all cities in the world the most autumnal —its mellow brickwork harmonizing with fallen leaves and October sunsets, just as the etched grays of November composed themselves with the light and shade of Portland stone. There was a charm, a deathless charm, about a city whose inhabitants went about muttering, “The nights are drawing in,” as if it were a spell to invoke the vast, sprawling creature-comfort of winter.” ― James Hilton
  26. “One cold November, I resolved to kill the staircase spawn… (“Staircase Man” by Diane Doniol-Valcroze & Arthur K. Flam)” ― Arthur K. Flam
  27. “Anyone who thinks hunters are just ‘bloodthirsty morons’ hasn’t looked into hunting. If you wait through long, cold hours in the November woods with a bow in your hands hoping a buck will show, or if you spend days walking in the African bush trailing Cape buffalo while listening to lions roar, you’re sure to learn hunting isn’t about killing.” – Donald Trump, Jr.
  28. “November is Native American Heritage month, and a good time to honor the legacy of our ancestors, but every day we should stop to think about our country’s beginning and that the United States would not exist if not for a great deal of sacrifice, blood, and tears by Indian Tribes across the country.” – Deb Haaland
  29. “When I set out to write ‘I’m Judging You,’ I wanted to create something that was both timely and timeless. But I didn’t know how timely this book would be until we, the people of the United States, elected a walking Cheeto to the highest office in the land on November 8, 2016.” – Luvvie Ajayi
  30. “Seventy years ago this November, Vladimir Lenin created the modern totalitarian state, transforming simpler forms of tyranny into history’s most sophisticated apparatus of rule by terror.” – Michael Johns
  31. “In January 2013, one could buy a Bitcoin for about $13. By late November, one Bitcoin would have set a buyer back over $1100.” – Steve Hanke
  32. “The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.” – Black Elk

Which of these November quotes you enjoyed the most?

Are you now ready to embrace and face November with all the beauty, glory, and challenges it presents? The above quotes should help you considerably.

November, just as is the case with the other 11 months of the year, presents new opportunities. Find the motivation to take advantage of these opportunities.

Whether you’re pursuing financial, personal, career, fitness, relationship, or wellness goals, these best November quotes to reflect and welcome the month should guide you.

Today is the best day for making these November quotes to work for you. Use them to add a bit of sparkle, motivation, and fire in your belly and life.

Take charge of your life and start building it the way you deem fit today with the help of these life-changing quotes.

After all, November offers you a chance to predict and know just how long the season of winter shall be.

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