November Narratives: Inspiring Quotes for the Month of Gratitude

As November approaches, we’re wrapped in the embrace of the closing year, a whispering sense of nostalgia brushing our hearts. This is a month that straddles the line between autumn’s radiant colors and winter’s tranquil chill. Here at, we find something uniquely beautiful about November, a time of year that resonates with cozy memories, introspective moments, and the cherished tradition of Thanksgiving.

Embracing the spirit of the season, we’ve collected a series of quotes that perfectly encapsulate the nuances of November. From its evocative imagery to its soulful reflections, each quote is a brushstroke on the canvas of this splendid month. We invite you to stroll through this virtual gallery of words and discover the enchantment of November.

In this post, we’ve sorted the quotes into five special categories. Each one is a facet of November’s persona, and we hope they touch a chord with you. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re looking to find comfort, a laugh, or simply a new perspective on this month. Alongside each top quote, you’ll find an image that seeks to capture its essence visually. So, sit back, sip your warm drink, and let’s dive into the captivating world of November.

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November and Nature

November and Reflection

November and Thanksgiving

November and Humor

Novembers Inspiration

Quotes sourced and page published by: Ben Gillison

November and Nature

November in nature is a symphony of falling leaves and bare trees, of twilight skies and crisp morning air. Let these quotes transport you to the outdoors, into November’s unique landscape.

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

– Sir Walter Scott

“November is the pearl-grey month, the changeling between warm crimson October and cold white December.”

– Alison Uttley

“In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell.”

– Cynthia Rylant

November paints in colors that summer has never seen.”

– Unknown

“In November, Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”

– John Ruskin

“November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life.”

– Unknown

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

– Richard Henry Stoddard

“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 with morning’s hoar first-light.”

– Elizabeth Coatsworth

“How beautiful leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”

– John Burroughs

“Even in November the cold isn’t enough to kill off all nature’s beauty.”

– Unknown

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November and Reflection

November, as the year winds down, is a time for reflection and introspection. Here are some quotes that delve deep into the introspective spirit of this month.

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

“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.”

– Cynthia Rylant

“In November, you begin to know how long the winter will be.”

– Martha Gellhorn

“November reminds us of everything that we should be thankful for, which includes the precious gift waking up this morning.”

– Charmaine J. Forde

“November teaches us to be more grateful. To appreciate the many blessings that we have. And to find ways to express our gratitude.”

– Unknown

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”

– Joe. L. Wheeler

“November’s chill invites reflection and gratitude for the warmth and light we carry within ourselves.”

– Unknown

“Every November of my boyhood, we put on red poppies and attended highly patriotic services in school… Remembrance Day ceremonies talked about the soldiers who died for us.”

– Tom King

“The quiet transition from autumn to winter is not a bad time at all. It’s a time for protecting and securing things and for making sure you’ve got in as many supplies as you can. It’s nice to gather together everything you possess as close to you as possible, to store up your warmth and your thoughts and burrow yourself into a deep hole inside…”

– Ali Smith

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November and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, a beloved tradition, falls in November. These quotes capture the essence of gratitude, family, and celebration that defines Thanksgiving.

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”

– Irv Kupcinet

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.”

– W.J. Cameron

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”

– Nigel Hamilton

“Over the river and through the wood to Grandfather’s house we go.”

– Lydia Maria Child

“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.”

– Jon Stewart

“Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.”

– Amy Leigh Mercree

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

– William Arthur Ward

“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

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

– Jacob M. Braude

“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

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November and Humor

Let’s add some laughter to the mix with these amusing and witty takes on November’s peculiarities.

“Why does the family start coming around in November? Because it’s cold out and they have to go inside!”

– Melanie White

“November: The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure; time to take risks and do the unexpected.”

– Unknown

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”

– Meister Eckhart (What’s funny here is the irony and simple truth of the quote)

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.”

– George Miller (This quote is great for those huge, leftover-laden Thanksgiving meals)

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”

– Erma Bombeck (Perfect for the traditional indulgence of Thanksgiving)

“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

“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet the day after Thanksgiving.”

– Unknown

“You know that just before the first Thanksgiving there was one wise old Native American woman saying, ‘Don’t feed them. If you feed them, they’ll never leave.'”

– Dylan Brody

“Cooking Tip: Wrap turkey leftovers in aluminum foil and throw them out.”

– Nicole Hollander

“It’s not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it’s the seconds.”

– Unknown

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November and Inspiration

November, with its close to the year, can inspire new beginnings and renewed determination. Discover some inspirational quotes that reflect the spirit of November.

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November!

“No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds – November!”

– Thomas Hood

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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, quite unconscious of the blot on her nose.”

– Louisa May Alcott

“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.”

– Cynthia Rylant

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

– Cyril Connolly

“November is the transition month. Life is full of such transitions; they are an essential part of living and growing.”

– Unknown

“The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure; time to take risks and do the unexpected.”

– Unknown

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As we draw this journey through November to a close, we hope you’ve found inspiration, amusement, and a deeper appreciation for this unique month in our collection of quotes. From the humor to the reflective, from the appreciation of nature to the joy of Thanksgiving, there’s a beauty in November that shines through every facet of our lives.

It’s our sincere wish that these quotes have painted a picture of November that warms your heart and invigorates your spirit. Whether you’ve found a new perspective or reconnected with familiar sentiments, our mission is to enrich your experience of this beautiful month.

Remember, every quote you’ve read is a small seed. Plant it in your heart, nourish it with your thoughts, and let it grow into a new understanding or a fresh outlook. The magic of words is their ability to resonate with us, spark ideas, and prompt change.

As November unfolds its charm around you, don’t forget to pause, reflect, and cherish these moments. If you find a quote that speaks to you, share it with a loved one or keep it close to your heart. After all, November is a month for gratitude, reflection, and celebration.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. As the leaves fall and the air grows colder, let’s step into the rest of the month, and the coming winter, with open hearts and inspired minds. Until next time, stay warm, stay grateful, and keep discovering the wonder that is November.

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