Quotes About Spring

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Spring

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You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.

~ Pablo Neruda


People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.

~Rogers Hornsby


It was one of those march days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

~ Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg


It’s spring! Farewell
To chills and colds!
The blushing, girlish
World unfolds
Each flower, leaf
And blade of sod—
Small letters sent
To her from God.

~John Updike


What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.

~ Kobayashi Issa


A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.

May is a pious fraud of the almanac.

~James R. Lowell


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


Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.



“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”.
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.”

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast


She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”

~ A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young


Hope is a roving gypsy
With laughter on her tongue,
And the blue sky and sunshine
Alone, can keep her young;
And year by year she lingers
Under a budding tree.

~Dora Read Goodale


It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke


Summertime is always the best of what might be.

Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.

~ Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s


Hark! the hours are softly calling
Bidding Spring arise
To listen to the rain-drops falling
From the cloudy skies
To listen to Earth’s weary voices
Louder every day
Bidding her no longer linger
On her charm’d way
But hasten to her task of beauty
Scarcely yet begun.

~Adelaide Anne Procter


If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

~ Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet


Spring is the time of plans and projects.

~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina


Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind


Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!

~Wallace Stevens


If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.

~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it’s not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don’t deserve my spring.

~ Erin Hanson


Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.

~ Vladimir Nabokov, Mary


The Spring has come again
For the grass is growing green,
And among the fields of clover
Bright butterflies are seen.
The little birds are singing sweetly
As they fly from tree to tree…
The busy bees are gathering
The honey from the flowers,
And the merry birds are building
Their nests in sheltered bowers…

~Josephine D.C.


It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

~ Mark Twain


Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.

~ Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room


I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.

~ Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle


Too much sun after a Syracuse winter does strange things to your head, makes you feel strong, even if you aren’t.

~ Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak


The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.

~ Emily Dickinson


I wonder if the Daffodil
Shrinks from the touch of frost,
And when her veins grow stiff and still
She dreams that life is lost?
Ah, if she does, how sweet a thing
Her resurrection day in spring!

~Emma C. Dowd


Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.

~ Lilly Pulitzer


People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast


Some people feel the rain others just get wet

Always it’s Spring, and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.

~ E.E. Cummings


If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.

~Nadine Stair


Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.

~ Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make


That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.

~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea


Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!

~L.H. Bailey


Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.

~ Virgil Kraft


I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?

Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?

~ Neltje Blanchan


April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

~ William Shakespeare


The deep roots never doubt spring will come.

~ Marty Rubin


The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

~Bern Williams


It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.

~ John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga


“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.

~ John Muir, The Wilderness World of John Muir


A Robin said: The Spring will never come,
And I shall never care to build again.
A Rosebush said: These frosts are wearisome,
My sap will never stir for sun or rain.
The half Moon said: These nights are fogged and slow,
I neither care to wax nor care to wane.
The Ocean said: I thirst from long ago,
Because earth’s rivers cannot fill the main. —
When Springtime came, red Robin built a nest,
And trilled a lover’s song in sheer delight.
Grey hoarfrost vanished, and the Rose with might
Clothed her in leaves and buds of crimson core.
The dim Moon brightened. Ocean sunned his crest,
Dimpled his blue, yet thirsted evermore.

~ Christina Rossetti


Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.

~Emily Dickinson


I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.

~ Millard Kaufman, Bowl of Cherries


A day comes in the springtime
When Earth puts forth her powers,
Casts off the bonds of winter
And lights him hence with flowers…

~Dora Read Goodale


If Springtime crawls out of the
wild mouths of flowers, then
surely, Winter crawls out of mine.

~ Cecilia Llompart, The Wingless


I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.

~Pablo Neruda


To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.

I think trees should bloom earlier in the spring. They act like they are on a schedule. It’s not like they have anywhere to go.

~ Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE


Spring is beautiful, and smells sweet. Spring is when you shake the curtains, and pound on the rugs, and take off your long underwear, and wash in all the corners.

~Virginia Cary Hudson


Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald


The sun has come out… and the air is vivid with spring light.

~Byron Caldwell Smith


And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems


The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

~Henry Van Dyke


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply

Come with me into the woods where spring is
advancing, as it does, no matter what,
not being singular or particular, but one
of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.

~ Mary Oliver, Dog Songs


To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

~George Santayana


But only a person in the depths of despair neglected to look beyond winter to the spring that inevitably followed, bringing back color and life and hope.

~ Mary Balogh, A Matter of Class


Ah, how wonderful is the advent of the Spring!—the great annual miracle…. which no force can stay, no violence restrain, like love, that wins its way and cannot be withstood by any human power, because itself is divine power. If Spring came but once in a century, instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation would there be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change!… We are like children who are astonished and delighted only by the second-hand of the clock, not by the hour-hand.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh


It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in ’em,” said Captain Jim. “When I ponder on them seeds I don’t find it nowise hard to believe that we’ve got souls that’ll live in other worlds. You couldn’t hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone colour and scent, if you hadn’t seen the miracle, could you?”

~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams


Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.

~Robert Frost


April’s air stirs in
Willow-leaves…a butterfly
Floats and balances”

~ Matsuo Bashō, Japanese Haiku


Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

~Rainer Maria Rilke


Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still…
Iris, blue each spring”

~ Shushiki, Japanese Haiku


I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?

~Edward Giobbi


A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to grow

When the groundhog casts his shadow
And the small birds sing
And the pussywillows happen
And the sun shines warm
And when the peepers peep
Then it is Spring

~ Margaret Wise Brown


O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

~Percy Bysshe Shelley


When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots – it is not yet painting Spring.

~ Dōgen


Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.

~Byron Caldwell Smith


Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.

~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply

Oh, Spring is surely coming,
Her couriers fill the air;
Each morn are new arrivals,
Each night her ways prepare;
I scent her fragrant garments,
Her foot is on the stair.

~John Burroughs


If words were leaves, would you prefer fall or spring?

~ Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE


In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.

~Mark Twain


Comely was the town by the curving river that they dismantled in a year’s time. Beautiful was Colleton in her last spring as she flung azaleas like a girl throwing rice at a desperate wedding. In dazzling profusion, Colleton ripened in a gauze of sweet gardens and the town ached beneath a canopy of promissory fragrance.

~ Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides


Raise your words, not voice.  It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder

The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.

~Julian Grenfell


The weather here is windy, balmy, sometimes wet. Desert springtime, with flowers popping up all over the place, trees leafing out, streams gushing down from the mountains. Great time of year for hiking, camping, exploring, sleeping under the new moon and the old stars. At dawn and at evening we hear the coyotes howling with excitement – mating season. And lots of fresh rabbit meat hopping about to feed the young ones with.

~ Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast


Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.

~Chinese Proverb


He smelled cold water and cold intrepid green. Those early flowers smelled like cold water. Their fragrance was not the still perfume of high summer; it was the smell of cold, raw green.

~ P. Harding


Earth laughs in flowers

Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.

~Ellis Peters


I can still bring into my body the joy I felt at seeing the first trillium of spring, which seemed to be telling me, “Never give up hope, spring will come.”

~ Jessica Stern, Denial: A Memoir of Terror


In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.

~Aldo Leopold


It’s spring now, and I was just thinking that I haven’t been in love since the fall. The fall of the Roman Empire.

~ Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE


That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.

~Winifred Mary Letts


Live simply so others may simply live

At the best of times, spring hurts depressives.

~ Angela Carter, Shadow Dance


Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.

~Albert Laighton


Every little or big problem has a reason,
Every year there is a winter season,
Every trouble goes away with time,
After winter spring comes with rhyme.

~ Debasish Mridha


What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action

April is a promise that May is bound to keep.

~Hal Borland


In the winter you may want the summer; in the summer, you may want the autumn; in the autumn, you may want the winter; but only in the spring you dream and want no other season but the spring!

~ Mehmet Murat ildan


The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven –
All’s right with the world!

~Robert Browning


Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.

~W. Earl Hall


Spring brings warmth and blossom of flowers.

~ Lailah Gifty Akita


No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.

~Doug Larson


I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.

~Ruth Stout


To love all ages yield surrender;
But to the young it’s raptures bring
A blessing bountiful and tender-
As storms refresh the fields of spring.

~ Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin


Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn


It will never rain roses When we want to have more roses we must plant more trees

The poet Swinburne said that spring begins ‘blossom by blossom.

~ Christina Bartolomeo, Snowed In


It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.

~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe


Following dark winter’s strife, a warm air rises, teemed with life. Birth, rebirth, as the waiting die. Old love, new love sprouts wings to fly.

~ Phar West Nagle


The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.

~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth


But enough of the drama.
Winter has turned to spring.
And I am feeling good.
~Keshni Kashyap, Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary


Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

~Robin Williams