Quotes About Easter

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Easter

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Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

~Pope John Paul II


God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.

~Robert South, Sermons


Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.

~N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope


Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.

~Charles M. Crowe


Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.

~N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope


The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.

~Robert Flatt


Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.

~Bertran de Born


And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him the only life?

~Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat


Remember Jesus of Nazareth, staggering on broken feet out of the tomb toward the Resurrection, bearing on his body the proud insignia of the defeat which is victory, the magnificent defeat of the human soul at the hands of God.

~Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat


Easter is never deserved.

~Jan Karon, Home to Holly Springs


I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had 3 eggs… but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs.

~Caroline Rhea


His crucifixion is the key; His resurrection is the door… it is only by his death that we have the mandate to enter into the gates of eternal life. His doors are open always. Christ is king!

~Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes


I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!

~Edna Dean Proctor, Easter Bells


We can’t even remotely fathom that whatever is ending for us is always more than an ending.

~Craig D. Lounsbrough


Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.

~Martin Luther


Happy Easter to you, my friend!
This day’s light shall have no end.
For Christ did rise
In the golden morn
And by His life are we reborn.

Happy Easter to one and all!
The night is over, the sun is tall.
The day did break with a tiny beam
And flooded life with Light supreme.

~Paul F. Kortepeter, Holly Pond Hill: A Child’s Book of Easter


To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.

~Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs, 1927-1977


Angels, roll the rock away;
Death, yield up thy mighty prey:
See, He rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom.

~Thomas Scott, Easter Angels


Love paid a price so hope could become a reality.

~Susan Gaddis


The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.

~Carl Knudsen


The only cross in all of history that was turned into an altar was the cross on which Jesus Christ died. It was a Roman cross. They nailed Him on it, and God, in His majesty and mystery, turned it into an altar. The Lamb who was dying in the mystery and wonder of God was turned into the Priest who offered Himself. No one else was a worthy offering.

~A.W. Tozer


Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.

~Floyd W. Tomkins


Two thousand years ago Jesus is crucified, three days later he walks out of a cave and they celebrate with chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps and beautifully decorated eggs. I guess these were things Jesus loved as a child.

~Billy Crystal


Once more to new creation Awake,
and death gainsay,
For death is swallowed up of life,
And Christ is risen today!

~George Newell Lovejoy


‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Spanish Student


Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.

~Benjamin Franklin


We live and die; Christ died and lived!

~John Stott


For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.

~Alice Freeman Palmer


The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

~Edward Thomas


But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust.

~Walter Raleigh


In the cross of Christ God is taking man dead-seriously so that he may open up for him the happy freedom of Easter. God takes upon himself the pain of negation and the God forsakenness of judgement to reconcile himself with his enemies and to give the godless fellowship with himself.

~Jürgen Moltmann


Celestial spirit that doth roll
The heart’s sepulchral stone away,
Be this our resurrection day,
The singing Easter of the soul –
O gentle Master of the Wise,
Teach us to say: “I will arise.”

~Richard Le Gallienne


Life doesn’t always go our way. But one thing we know and can stand upon. Jesus has burst open the gates of LIFE. So we look ahead with great joy. The Story of God is one of hope, promise and life eternal.

~Anusha Atukorala


Let every man and woman count himself immortal.  Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection.  Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.”

~Phillips Brooks


So with Easter. It was fun, as a child, to bound down the stairs to find seasonal sweet-treats under each plate, but again, with the passing of time, and the shadow of death over our broken family circle, I’ve seen Easter as highest necessity. If hope is to flourish, it had better be true.

~Gerhard Frost


Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right…

~Phillips Brooks


Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.

~Charles M. Crowe


The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice.  But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.

~Henry Knox Sherrill