The 100 Greatest Quotes About Spring

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Flickr, Steven Guzzardi


Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
—Robin Williams


Spring: the music of open windows.
—Terri Guillemets


The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.
—Edwin Way Teale


Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
—Rainer Maria Rilke


Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
—Gustav Mahler


Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
—Zen saying


April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
—William Shakespeare


You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
—Pablo Neruda


May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.
—Peter Loewer


The force of Spring –
powerful beyond measure.
—Michael Garofalo


No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.
—Proverb from Guinea


It’s May! It’s May!
The lusty month of May!
Those dreary vows that ev’ryone makes,
Ev’ryone breaks.
Ev’ryone makes divine mistakes!
The lusty month of May!
—Lerner and Lowe


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


No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
—Hal Borland


There is no season such delight can bring,
As summer, autumn, winter and the spring.
—William Browne


The cuckoo comes in April,
Sings a song in May:
Then in June another tune,
And then she flies away.
—English Rhyme


I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.
—Steve Southerland


In the scenery of spring,
nothing is better, nothing worse;
The flowering branches are
of themselves, some short, some long.


Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes.
—Maria Konopnicka


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


Only in dreams of spring
Shall I ever see again
The flowering of my cherry trees.
—Frances Hodgson Burnett


Come, gentle Spring! Ethereal Mildness! Come.
—James Thomson


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


Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
—W. Earl Hall


I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
—Anne Lamott


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


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


Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.
—Lilly Pulitzer


The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
—Harriet Ann Jacobs


The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
—Harriet Ann Jacobs


Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.
—Edgar Guest


Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
—Gustav Mahler


Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
—Sitting Bull


Spring—an experience in immortality.
—Henry D. Thoreau


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


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


The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter.
—Jen Slelinsky


The first real day of spring is like the first time a boy holds your hand. A flood of skin-tingling warmth consumes you, and everything shines with a fresh, colorful glow, making you forget that anything as cold and harsh as winter ever existed.
—Richelle E. Goodrich


She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: ‘Winter is dead’.
—A. A. Milne


All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
—Helen Hayes


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


April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
—Edna St. Vincent Millay


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.


Lord of the springtime, Father of flower, field and fruit, smile on us in these earnest days when the work is heavy and the toil wearisome; lift up our hearts, O God, to the things worthwhile–sunshine and night, the dripping rain, the song of the birds, books and music, and the voices of our friends. Lift up our hearts to these this night and grant us Thy peace. Amen.
—W. E. B. DuBois


The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us.
How often does your spring come?
If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.
—Gary Zukav


For winter’s rains and ruins are over, And all the season of snows and sins; The days dividing lover and lover, The light that loses, the night that wins; And time remembered isgrief forgotten, And frosts are slain and flowers begotten, And in green underwood and cover Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne


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


The sun has come out…and the air is vivid with spring light.
—Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens


Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
—Ellis Peters


Every April, God rewrites the Book of Genesis.
—Author Unknown


Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.
—Margaret Elizabeth Sangster


An optimist is the human personification of spring.
—Susan J. Bissonette


Nothing is so beautiful as spring
when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
—Gerard Manley Hopkins


April is a promise that May is bound to keep.
—Hal Borland


Spring is when life’s alive in everything.
—Christina Rossetti


With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
—Gustav Mahler


Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
—Rainer Maria Rilke


In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head.
—Emma Racine de Fleur


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


Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’
—Robert Orben


Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.
—George Herbert


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


And 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


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
—Thomas Tusser


Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’
—Robert Orben


Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.
—Lewis Grizzard


Spring is when life’s alive in everything.
—Christina Rossetti


Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
—Al Bernstein


Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers.
—Alice Oswald


The deep roots never doubt spring will come.
—Marty Rubin


Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.
—George Herbert


Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring
—Neltje Blanchan


Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
—Emily Carr


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


I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring.
—Kirsty Gallacher


Always it’s Spring)and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.
—e. e. cummings


Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the season of the Spring!
—Ruben Dario


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


Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
—Wallace Stevens


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


I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.
—David Hockney


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


A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.
—Sara Teasdale


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


It’s easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
—Philip Dunne


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


Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
—Bernard Barton


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


I think, in spring, we don’t want to wear makeup, we don’t want to wear a ton of clothes, we just want everything to be easier.
—Rachel Zoe


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


Where flowers bloom, so does hope.
—Lady Bird Johnson


It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
—Rainer Maria Rilke


Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
—Ambrose Bierce


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


I love those tiny little onions in the spring that are so small they’re almost like a little chive.
—Alice Waters


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


The Spring I seek is in a new face only.
—Allen Tate


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


Spring is the time of plans and projects.
—Leo Tolstoy


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
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