November

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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"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, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." --Emily Dickinson


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 Wooten, The Eighth Square


"It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines." --L.M. Montgomery


"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, In November


"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


"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, Random Harvest


1 comment:

  1. Oh, these are lovely quotes!!! Such a variety of portraits of this month. :)

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