Finally, be ready to welcome the first day of fall! The season will officially arrive at exactly 4:02 p.m. EDT on Friday.

The autumnal equinox, which is also known as the September equinox, will see the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Equinox is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). During this time, the Sun crosses the "celestial equator" from north to south, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

Celebrate the first day of fall with these inspiring quotes collected from Goodreads and Quotes Pics.

1. "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." — L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

2. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." — Albert Camus, French philosopher

3. “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.” — Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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

5. "There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves." — Joe L. Wheeler

6. "I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." — Henry David Thoreau

7. "Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance." — Yoko Ono

8. "There is a harmony in autumn and a lustre 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

9. "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, Wither

10. "The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. 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

11. "Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” — Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

12. “Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”  — Nora Ephron

13. “At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honey-sweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.” — Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne

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

15. “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” — Jim Bishop