45 Equinox Quotes To Celebrate Spring And Autumn [2023]

Looking for interesting facts and quotes about summer equinox? We have rounded up the best collection of summer solstice quotes, sayings, facts, captions, (with images and pictures) to enjoy the onset of spring and autumn season.

Also See: Winter Solstice

What Is Equinox?

Equinox is when the sun crosses the celestial equator and day are night are approximately of equal length on both the celestial sphere (12 hours of day and 12 hours of night).

In other words it is the time when the center of the Sun is directly above the equator.

The world Equinox comes from the Latin word aequinoctium, from aequi, which means “equal,” and nox, which means “night.” (Which means having equal day and equal night).

This happens twice yearly, in Northern Hemisphere, the March Equinox is called the vernal or spring equinox is on 20th March which marks the onset of spring.

In Southern Hemisphere, the September Equinox is called the fall or autumnal equinox is on 23rd September which marks the onset of autumn.

Also See: Summer Solstice

Equinox Date 2022

Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (Northern Equinox) will be at 11:22 pm (Eastern Time) on Sunday, March 20.

Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere (Southern Equinox) will be at 03:20 pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, September 23.

The Equinox has various traditional, cultural and astronomical significances. Around the world the day is celebrated in different cultures in different ways.

We have divided these famous equinox quotes in these sections;

  • Equinox Quotes
  • Autumn Equinox Quotes

If you loved these equinox quotes then also see hello march quotes and funny fall quotes to welcome the Autumn season.

Equinox Quotes And Sayings

  1. “It’s September 21st, a day I love for the balance it carries with it.” ― Pam Houston, Waltzing the Cat

  2. “At the equinox, the sun is overhead at the equator and the days and nights are of equal duration.” ― Unknown

  3. “Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” — Humbert Wolfe

  4. “Madness designates the equinox between the vanity of night’s hallucinations and the non-being of light’s judgments.” — Michel Foucault

  5. “For the Fall of the year is more than three months bounded by an equinox and a solstice. It is a summing up without the finality of year’s end.” — Hal Borland

  6. “It’s equinox, with the world balanced between winter and summer, life and death, like a spinning ball balanced on the tip of someone’s finger.” — M.R. Carey

  7. “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

  8. “And there are loners in rural communities who, at the equinox, are said to don new garments and stroll down to the cities, where great beasts await them, fat and docile.” ― Louis Aragon

  9. “There comes a day each September when you wake up and know the summer is over and fall has arrived. The slant of the sun looks different and something is in the air–a coolness, a hint of frosty mornings to follow. I woke early on the morning of September 24 and reached for a warmer petticoat.” ― Ann Rinaldi, Time Enough for Drums

  10. “In olden times, it meant the long dark of winter was finally over, and things would start growing again and the world would be renewed. The solstice was the promise–that the days wouldn’t just keep on getting shorter until they disappeared altogether. The equinox was the day when the promise was fulfilled.” ― M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts

  11. “Oh, what a catastrophe for man when he cut himself off from the rhythm of the year, from his unison with the sun and the earth. Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was a personal, merely personal feeling, taken away from the rising and the setting of the sun, and cut off from the magic connection of the solstice and the equinox!” — D. H. Lawrence

  12. “Here we go, everyone… It’s Autumn Equinox time again. Sit back in your seats and hold on tight. It’s going to get a little extra bumpy this year. Please remember, it has very little to do with you and a whole lot more to do with planetary alignment, gravitational pull and all that celestial crap. In a week or two it’ll all be over and you will all feel much better, trust me.” ― Omer Toledano

  13. “The word ‘equinox’ simply means ‘of equal length’ and refers to the twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness at this point in the year. It was originally thought to stem from two Latin words aequus meaning equal and nox meaning night. The word ‘Vernal’, as this equinox is often called, is derived from the Latin word vernus meaning ‘of spring’.” ― Carole Carlton, Mrs Darley’s Pagan Whispers: A Celebration of Pagan Festivals, Sacred Days, Spirituality and Traditions of the Year

  14. “Easter occurs on different dates each year because, like the Jewish Passover, it is based upon the vernal equinox, that dramatic moment when the hours of the day-light and the hours of darkness at last draw parallel and then the light finally and triumphantly wins out. Thus Easter is always fixed as the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. It’s a cosmic, solar, and lunar event as deeply rooted in religious traditions originating from sun-god worship as one could conceivably imagine.” — Tom Harpur

Autumn Equinox Quotes

The autumnal equinox is the moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator, heading towards the south. The September Equinox may occur between September 21 to 24 due to differences between tropical and calendar year.

Also See: Hello September Quotes

The autumn equinox marks the beginning of astronomical autumn and the end of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Before the September Equinox the sun rises and sets more towards the north but after the Southward Equinox it rises and sets more towards the south.

  1. “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” — William C. Bryant

  2. “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it.” — George Eliot

  3. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

  4. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

  5. “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” — Emily Bronte

  6. “There is a harmony In autumn, and a luster in its sky…” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

  7. “Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.” — Doug Larson

  8. “Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” — Robert Browning

  9. “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.” — John Keats

  10. “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” — John Donne

  11. “Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” — Samuel Butler

  12. “And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.” — Raquel Franco

  13. “It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” — P.D. James

  14. “Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” — William Allingham

  15. “The autumn equinox marks the turning inwards, the beginning of darkness, a time of contemplation and rest.” — Unknown

  16. “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” — Stanley Horowitz

  17. “While half of the world lives autumn the other half lives spring. Have you noticed how balanced our life always is?” — Roxana Jones

  18. “Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” — Humbert Wolfe

  19. “Perhaps I stood at an equinoctial distance away from life. Nothingness thus, became a feeling so permanent in my soul.” — Sabina Yesmin

  20. “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” — Helen Hunt Jackson

  21. “Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.” — Hal Borland

  22. “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

  23. “Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.” — Edwin Way Teale

  24. “The first day of spring is known as the vernal equinox. The equinox is special. It only happens twice a year, like a good night in ratings for NBC.” — Craig Ferguson

  25. “Shipwreck in youth is sorrowful enough, but one looks for storms at the spring equinox. Yet it is the September equinox that drowns.” — Helen Waddell

  26. “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

  27. “I love the fall. I love it because of the smells that you speak of; and also because things are dying, things that you don’t have to take care of anymore, and the grass stops growing.” — Mark Van Doren

  28. “Happy autumnal equinox. May autumnal equinox be the beginning of new things in your life. May the negativity in your life end and may there is peace and happiness surrounding you.” — Unknown

  29. “People simplify ‘Apollonian’ into ‘mild’, and ‘calm’, and ‘cool’. But ‘Apollonian’ and ‘Dionysian’ are two sides of one coin–a nun kneeling in her cell, holding perfectly still, can be in ecstacy more frenzied than any priestess of Pan Priapus celebrating the vernal equinox.” — Robert A. Heinlein

  30. “O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe; And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruit and flowers.” — William Blake

  31. “The leaves are falling, falling as from way off, as though far gardens withered in the skies; they are falling with denying gestures. And in the nights the heavy earth is falling from all the stars down into loneliness. We all are falling. This hand falls. And look at others: it is in them all. And yet there is one who holds this falling endlessly gently in his hands.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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