85 Spring Quotes to Make Your Soul Bloom

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After the cold, long and dark days of winter, the spring season brings new life and fresh hope to the world.

The sun shines, the days get warmer, green shoots and bright flowers peep out from the soil, trees blossom, and new lambs and chicks are born.

Whether hiking, reading, gardening, or eating, we are finally able to get back to nature and spend time outside again.

Though spring might not look quite as idealized as this where you are, it is a welcome period of rebirth and inspiration for many of us all the same.

Writers, poets, painters and other creative minds have been fascinated by the springtime for centuries. In fact, some of the most famous lines of poetry and literature are about this time of year.

We’ve compiled the very best spring quotes to inspire you to get out there and make the most of this season of rebirth and rejuvenation.

Quotes about Spring

Jessica Harrelson quote "Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is"
“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson

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

Margaret Atwood

The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.

S. Brown

Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

Anonymous

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.

Bishop Reginald Heber
Mark Twain spring quote "In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours"
“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” – Mark Twain

Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.

Anita Krizzan

Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.

John Muir

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

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.

Roger Hornsby

In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion and kisses whizzing by your head.

Emma Racine Defleur
Gustav Mahler quote "With the coming of spring, I am calm again"
“With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” – Gustav Mahler

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.

Ellis Peters

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

Bernard Williams

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

George Santayana

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

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

Gustav Mahler
Pablo Neruda quote "I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees"
“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.” – Pablo Neruda

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

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

Pablo Neruda

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

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
Robin Williams quote "Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’"
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” – Robin Williams

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

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.

Virgil

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.

Luther Burbank
Henry Van Dyke quote "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"
“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

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

W. Earl Hall

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

English Proverb
Charles Dickens spring quote "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"
“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

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

Vladimir Nabokov

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

Victor Hugo

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

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
Kobayashi Issa spring quote "What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms"
“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” – Kobayashi Issa

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

Doug Larson

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

Spring is when life’s alive in everything.

Christina Rossetti

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

Robert Frost

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.

Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Rainer Maria Rilke quote "It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart"
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Christopher Morley

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.

Robert H. Schuller

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

William Shakespeare

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.

Charles Dickens
Ruth Stout quote "I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden"
“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” – Ruth Stout

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

The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!

Jen Selinsky

A kind word is like a spring day.

Russian Proverb

If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.

Audra Foveo

Spring is the time of plans and projects.

Leo Tolstoy
Anne Bradstreet quote "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome"
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet

The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

Harriet Ann Jacobs

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.

Gertrude Wister

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

Nelte Blancham

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

Theodore Roethke

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

Dodie Smith
Lilly Pulitzer quote "Despite the forecast, live like it's spring"
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lilly Pulitzer

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.

Sheryl Crow

We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. 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

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Truman Capote
Marty Rubin quote "The deep roots never doubt spring will come"
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin

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

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

Virginia Woolf

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

L.M. Montgomery

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
Virgil A Kraft quote "Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world"
“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” – Virgil A. Kraft

From the end spring new beginnings.

Pliny The Elder

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

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

Or maybe spring is the season of love and fall the season of mad lust. Spring for flirting but fall for the untamed delicious wild thing.

Elizabeth Cohen

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

E.E. Cummings
William Wordsworth quote "When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze"
“When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” – William Wordsworth

Spring is the fountain of love for thirsty winter.

Munia Khan

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

William Shakespeare

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

Edgar Guest

My favorite weather is bird chirping weather.

Terri Guillemets

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

Lewis Grizzard
Susan J Bissonette quote "An optimist is the human personification of spring"
“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” – Susan J. Bissonette

We hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes about spring and the joys of springtime. Whenever the change in seasons happens where you are, and whatever it looks like, we hope you’ll make the most of the new season!

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Natalie Seale

Natalie Seale is a writer, researcher, and editor for keepinspiring.me. She holds an MA, MSc, and PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, and has started two businesses since 2011. Natalie is an avid reader, a keen traveller, and enjoys cooking and walking with her English Spaniel. Her posts focus on inspiring others to live healthy, happy, and active lives.