299 Inspiring Quotes about Spring

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about spring? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 299 most beautiful spring quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Spring quotes

You’re human. It’s one of the things humans do. Lies just spring out, even unbidden and unintended.

— C.J. Brightley, The Lord of Dreams

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

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

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, Making Wishes

Jesus Christ is our spring board to promotion and prosperity.

— Sunday Adelaja

Rainbows would never spring from a crock full of credit cards or computer printouts.

— Carrie Anne Noble, The Gold-Son

O, how this spring of love resemblethThe uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away!

— William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Mediate on the scriptures. It is the well spring of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment!

— Ellis Peters

It seemed as if at least a moment some spring had burst forth in his barren soul.

— Väinö Linna, Reconciliation

It was a beautiful spring night, the air rain-washed and smelling of crushed blossoms, and Henry felt as if the muscles of his body were singing in unison.

— Peter Swanson, Her Every Fear

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

— Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

Why always “not yet”? Do flowers in spring say “not yet”?

— Norman Douglas

May you have fresh strength in the spring season.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

A belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.

— Evelyn Scott

In spring they lie flat at the first warmth, they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.

— Hugo Claus

Before the autumn of our years, there exists a time when we struggle to reconcile what we are with what we wish to be. This time can be known as summer. After spring gives us life, before winter takes it away.

— H.L. Sudler, Summerville

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

The two seasons; deepest winter from above and nascent spring from below, created a juxtaposition that drew the scene into the land of legend sitting only a heartbeat away behind a translucent river of time.

— Felix Long, To Conquer Heaven

Those people cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them because they see and covet what He has not given them. All of our discontents for what we want appear to me to spring from want of thankfulness for what we have.

— Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

Persephone had it right.If you must go, might as welltake all of spring with you—

— Cathy Linh Che, Split

Like rain HOPE trickles little by little at a time so that life may spring up when you’re parched.

— Tim Liwanag, Trustful Hope Memes

You smell like a fresh flower and surround me like spring air.

— Debasish Mridha

Then in the spring something happened to me. Yes, I remember. I fell in love with James Tyrone and was so happy for time.

— Eugene O’Neill, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

It’s good to cry a bit, ’cause that helps us get through the rough parts. And the winter is though, there’s no doubt. But we just hang on until spring when that ache will be all but swallowed up.

— Shannon Hale, Forest Born

Oh my Valentine! I was waiting for you next to my wide open window just as a flower bud waits for the spring air to bloom.

— Debasish Mridha

The challenge for a nonfiction writer is to achieve a poetic precision using the documents of truth but somehow to make people and places spring to life as if the reader was in their presence.

— Simon Schama

He’d been coiled like a snake for years and the tension had gone slack and when he was ready to spring the spring wasn’t there, but it could be recoiled.

— Tim O’Brien, Northern Lights

Perhaps Choices spring up when history makes way for them. Perhaps they will grow, like legends upon dead conquerors.

— Roshani Chokshi, The Vishakanya’s Choice

Strains of music spring up, crystallizing in the night air like rain turning suddenly to snow, drifting to earth.

— Lauren Oliver, Delirium

That sounds a lot like, ’ I have more secrets that I’m going to spring on you whenever I feel like stopping your heart dead in your chest.

— Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

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

The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas season does spring from myriad cultures and sources, from St. Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns.

— Richard Roeper

It was very sad under the trees. Although spring was well advanced, in the deep shade there was nothing but death-rotten leaves, gray and white fungi, and over everything a funeral hush.

— Nathanael West

I have wondered why it is that our greatest triumphs spring from our greatest extremity and adversity. Perhaps it is because we are so resistant to change, we only move when our seat becomes too hot to occupy.

— Richard Paul Evans, A Winter Dream

Be as peaceful as a dancing spring flower.

— Debasish Mridha

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

— Albert Camus

The spring which moved my energies lay far away beyond seas, in an Indian isle.

— Charlotte Brontë, Villette

To transform mankind into a joyful garden, let us bloom like a spring flower.

— Debasish Mridha

[I]sn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?

— Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

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

Satan impregnated my mother one lovely spring morning. We didn’t have the heart to tell my father.

— Holly Hood

The nicest thing about the promise of spring is that sooner or later she’ll have to keep it.

— Mark Beltaire

You are brighter than the sunlight and bolder than a rainbow. You are the reason spring was created in the first place.

— Toni Sorenson

When you give without expectations, you feel that joy is rushing through you like the spring breeze caressing a newly blooming flower.

— Debasish Mridha

You’re my change of skin/ my summer-winter-fall/ I spring to follow you/ this loss is beautiful

— Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

All things are like spring dreams, passing with no trace.

— Su Tung-po

For a little while, hope made a show of reviving-not with any reason to back it, but only because it is its nature to revive when the spring has not been taken out of it by age and familiarity with failure.

— Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Perhaps, all these years, the historiographers had been unwilling to recognize history as a spiral, perhaps because a spiral was so difficult to describe. Easier to photograph the spiral from the top, easier to flatten the spring into a coil.

— Anthony Burgess, The Wanting Seed

Autumn arrives in the early morning but spring at the close of a winter’s day.

— Elizabeth Bowen

If life is nothing more than a journey to death, autumn makes sense but spring does not.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical.

— Marc Bloch

We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.

— Mario Batali

And the air–I don’t know how to describe it exactly–it had that strange cool spring feeling in it, that feeling as if you remember something wonderful but you’re not quite sure what it is.

— Andrew Klavan, Crazy Dangerous

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.

— Henry David Thoreau

April is the crudest month breeding Lilacs out of the dead land mixing Memory and desire stirring Dull roots with spring rain.

— T. S. Eliot

If you can visualize the whole of spring and see Paradise with the eye of belief, you may understand the utter majesty of everlasting Beauty. If you respond to that Beauty with the beauty of belief and worship, you will be a most beautiful creature.

— Said Nursi

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.

— Georg Trakl

For all those landscapes, those flowers and those plowed fields, the oldest of lands, show you every spring that there are things you cannot choke in blood.

— Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays

If winter comes can spring be far behind?

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

My wife was saying to me just the other day how she’s noticed a spring in my step lately. That was because I thought you were gone forever.’ ‘I missed you too, Thurid.

— Derek Landy, Dark Days

The snow was too light to stay, the ground too warm to keep it. And the strange spring snow fell only in that golden moment of dawn, the turning of the page between night and day.

— Shannon Hale, Palace of Stone

I’d come to realize that all our troubles spring from our failure to use plain, clear-cut language.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations.

— Bertrand Russell

O sweet September thy first breezes bring The dry leaf’s rustle and the squirrel’s laughter The cool fresh air whence health and vigor spring And promise of exceeding joy hereafter.

— George Arnolds

Home is the nesting ground for goodness to spring forth. Schools, churches and society influences but home is essential in the development and growth process.

— Eveth Colley

We spring from one great tree of life; when the root of the tree is watered with love, we all thrive.

— Janet Autherine, Growing into Greatness with God: 7 Paths to Greatness for our Sons and Daughters

…all the evils of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings.

— George Orwell

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.

— Pam Brown

Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confidence in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

If I ever come back to this world, I will enjoy the spring endlessly.

— Debasish Mridha

The powers of the Atonement do not lie dormant until one sins and then suddenly spring forth to satisfy the needs of the repentant person. Rather, like the forces of gravity, they are everywhere present, exerting their unseen but powerful influence.

— Tad R. Callister, The Infinite Atonement

Though the body is itsgenesis, a poem is the vision of a processCarved in space, vision your poor eye’s singlearmor against winter spring summer fall

— Frank Bidart, Watching the Spring Festival: Poems

Revolutions spring not from accident, but from necessity. A revolution is a return from the factitious to the real. It takes place because it must.

— Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for Nature to follow. Now we just set the clock an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase.

— E. B. White

In direct confrontation, the [Japanese] women might yield like blades of grass — and spring back just as quickly. One of them compared this flexibility to the Vietcong guerrillas…

— Kittredge Cherry, Womansword: What Japanese Words Say about Women

It is one of the strongest bonds, I think, that can spring up between people: sharing a passion for certain books and their authors.

— Alice Steinbach, Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman

The answer to our prayer may be coming, although we may not discern its approach. A seed that is underground during winter, although hidden and seemingly dead and lost, is nevertheless taking root for a later spring and harvest.

— Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, Streams in the Desert

We eat the year away. We eat the spring and the summer and the fall. We wait for something to grow and then we eat it.

— Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

She smells like spring and flowers and rain, even though it’s winter. Sometimes, he thinks he loves her so much that his mind is unable to distinguish between love and obsession. Which is worse?

— Christy A. Campbell, The Sharing Moon

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.

— John Donne

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal

— John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

Long after the traces of the human animal have disappeared, many of the species it is bent on destroying will still be around, along with others that have yet to spring up.The Earth will forget mankind. The play of life will go on.

— John N. Gray, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

When you enter heaven you shall find Him there bearing the dew of His youth; and through eternity the Lord Jesus shall still remain the perennial spring of joy, and life, and glory to His people.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

All good things spring from Self-Love

— N. Sophronia Crosby, Five Loves: Stories of Misguided Love, Lust and Betrayal

Beauty will not come at the call of a legislature, nor will it repeat in England or America its history in Greece. It will come, as always, unannounced, and spring up between the feet of brave and earnest men.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When she at last pressed her mouth to his, it felt like coming home. He tasted of fire and smoke and earth, and fresh bread and soap and something so clean, so pure, it was like spring water to her lips.

— Rebecca Brooks, Above All

It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government.

— George Washington

Your reputation has no duplicate. You are one till the end of time. Once it is damaged, a fresh personality cannot spring from the old one.

— Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Into the air, over the valleys, under the stars, above a river, a pond, a road, flew Cecy. Invisible as new spring winds, fresh as the breath of clover rising from twilight fields, she flew.

— Ray Bradbury

All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.

— Daniel Defoe

A visit to the family farm in spring means witnessing growth and challenge and beauty and stillness all rolled into one.

— Heidi Barr, Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside

A little orange will put a spring into your day.

— Anthony T. Hincks

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

— Paul Valery

God is fond of you. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. If He had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Face it, friend, He’s crazy about you.

— Max Lucado

Revolutions are not about trifles but spring from trifles.

— Aristotle

Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun to have lived light in the spring to have loved to have thought to have done?

— Matthew Arnold

Whoever is present in your spring would more than likely have respected your winter.

— Johnnie Dent Jr.

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

— Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

It is spring again, my heart is dancing with flowers with love and joy.

— Debasish Mridha

If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant.

— Anne Bradstreet

Positive words are well spring of hope and healing.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard. I walked the streets, savoring that long lost perfume.

— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Gratitude is the well spring of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Authority in science exists to be questioned, since heresy is the spring from which new ideas flow.

— John C. Polanyi

The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

— Ernest Hemingway

Revolution is a phase, a mood, like spring, and just as spring has its buds and showers, so revolution has its ebullience, its bravery, its hope, and its solidarity. Some of these things pass.

— Rebecca Solnit

A tree can be tempted out of its winter dormancy by a few hours of southerly sun—the readiness to believe in spring is stronger than sleep or sanity.

— Amy Leach, Things That Are

I don’t want to think about it, but I have to. Someone has to. I see the signs of spring and I weep…

— Patricia Hamill, Fearless

Positive words are well spring of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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

— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

It is always a joyful spring when your heart can dance and your soul can sing.

— Debasish Mridha

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

If I had to describe the scent of Michigan in spring and summer, it wouldn’t be aparticular smell – blooming wildflowers or boat exhaust off the lake – it would be a color: Green.

— Viola Shipman, The Charm Bracelet

Talent is a spring from which fresh water is constantly flowing. But this spring loses its value if it is not used in the right way.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

No matter how many snowstorms will pass through you, none will bring you the spring like love will.

— Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

One may prefer spring and summer to autumn and winter, but preference is hardly to the point. The earth turns, and we live in the grain of nature, turning with it.

— Robert Hass, Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

No other woman had that air of spring in January, that ever-bubbling fount of love and hope.

— Rosalind Miles, The Child of the Holy Grail

I want to remember…Smelling your newness upon this earth. The baby-Jesus smell as Grandma used to put it. Pure. Unsullied. Like the imagined smell in the twirling air of eiderdown feathers spin-floating around the yard on a new spring day.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Withstanding the cold develops vigor for the relaxing days of spring and summer. Besides, in this matter as in many others, it is evident that nature abhors a quitter.

— Arthur C. Crandall, New England Joke Lore: The Tonic of Yankee Humor

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

— Thomas Tusser

What I know is nothing but that we are a spring path of autumn light carved into a river of ancient singing.

— Heather K. O’Hara, The Path of Songs: A Gift for the Soul

In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the 40th anniversary of D-Day.

— Tom Brokaw

And you say Paris is gay, but it has its down times. You say go in the spring and not the summer, because watching the autumn creep through the Rive Gauche preparing for winter is hard.

— Darnell Lamont Walker, Book of She

The mouth speaks from well spring of the heart.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

It was soldier’s went marching over the rocks, and still they came in watery flocks, because it was spring and the birds had to come, No doubt that soldier’s had to be marching, and that the drums had to be rolling, rolling, rolling

— Wallace Stevens

Dip your fingers n the spring stream or lift your face to the summer rains. Listen for me in the winter wind I’ll come back for you.

— Evangeline Denmark, The Ice Child: A Winter Fairy Tale

May you have a fresh strength in the spring season.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

From the end spring new beginnings.

— Pliny the Elder

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

It’s never too late to have a fling For autumn is just as nice as spring And it’s never too late to fall in love.

— Sandy Wilson

But now it was spring again, and spring was almost unbearable for sensitive hearts. It drove creation to its utmost limits, it wafted its spice-laden breath even into the nostrils of the innocent.

— Knut Hamsun, Dreamers

Each and every one of us has his or her calling. Your calling may spring out of your gifts, potentials, talents, passions or hobby. Every man has his or her own niche, where he can function optimally and this is where his true success lies.

— Sesan Kareem

Forgive and set your self free. When we forgive, we heal our own anger and hurt and are able to let love lead again. It’s like spring cleaning for our heart.

— Angie karan

Some people has the ability to see the winter as the spring season! Such positive minds can reach the farthest places!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

It’s time for a spring cleaning of your thoughts, it’s time to stop to just existing it’s time to start living.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Contentment and happiness didn’t exist in my life for more than a few moments at a time, and they were really only illusionary. There was always something hidden. Lying in wait to spring up and ruin everything.

— Sylvia Day, Bared to You

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

— Khalil Gibran

The really pure in heart know nothing of what goes on around them each day, each night; never realize what poisonous weeds spring up beneath their childish feet.

— François Mauriac, Thérèse Desqueyroux

Look well into thyself there is a source which will always spring up if thou wilt always search there.

— Marcus Aurelius

At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of ‘Sports Illustrated.’ I’m on the cover with the blurb, ‘Can Lou Do It?’ I’d just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week’s coverage.

— Lou Holtz

Creatures whose main spring is curiosity will enjoy the accumulating of fact far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.

— Clarence Day

Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that.

— Christie Brinkley

Our country is a place where hope can be born and great companies, organizations and non-profits can spring up from an idea birthed on the back of a coffee-shop napkin.

— Todd Stocker, Dancing with God: First Year Thoughts on the Loss of My Daughter

All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

— Jean de la Bruyere

virtue does not spring from riches, but riches and all other human blessings, both private and public, from virtue.

— Plato, Apology/Crito/Phaedo

May the flowers of spring bring beauty and joy to your world everyday.

— Debasish Mridha

As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.

— Bo Bennett

Life is filled with rhythms-day and night, hot and cold, summer and winter, spring and fall, cloudy and clear. Likewise in a relationship, men and women have their own rhythms and cycles.

— John Gray

God descends to earth like fresh spring rain, and at every level his grace is received differently. For some it feels like love, for others like salvation. It feels like safety and warmth at one level, like coming home at another.

— Deepak Chopra, Why Is God Laughing?: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism

We may not know whether our understanding is correct, or whether our sentiments are noble, but the air of the day surrounds us like spring which spreads over the land without our aid or notice.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man

Is it difficult to recognize spring when the air is dancing with joy and the flowers are blooming bright colorful smiles?

— Debasish Mridha

What we actually know firsthand is minuscule: the feel of the spring air on our skin, our own private daydreams and phobias. Outside of these tiny warrens of private knowledge, we have to depend on what others say.

— Christopher L. Hayes, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!

— Daniel Boone

Love is the colour of spring sunshine muted through old windows. Love has a taste, a texture – dark chocolate with pistachios; a sound – wind chimes echoing from a distant hill; a rhythm – the tango, obviously.

— Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

There was some violence a year ago. An important kid got shot during an attempted kidnapping while on spring break in Mexico. The Fortune 500 went security crazy. Now rich kids like Jack need a commando team to take a dump.

— Allen Zadoff, Boy Nobody

Actions, such as the designation of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, spring from First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership of efforts to end childhood obesity within this generation.

— Richard Carmona

Most of [her ashes] fell into the river in a long gray curtain. But some was caught by the wind and blown upward toward the blue spring sky where it swirled a moment in the air, before dissolving into sunlight.

— Kimberly Cutter, The Maid

Fits of anger, vexation, and bitterness against ourselves tend to pride and they spring from no other source than self-love, which is disturbed and upset at seeing that it is imperfect.

— Francis de Sales

As long as the Earth can make a spring every year I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit I can because I’m the Earth. I won’t give up until the Earth gives up.

— Alice Walker

Feel happy and joyful like a fresh blooming spring flower.

— Debasish Mridha

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

The angel of spring the mellow-throated nightingale.

— Sappho

Don’t mind Russ, ” he says. “He’s a good kid underneath all those holes, although it’s a wonder he doesn’t spring a leak when he drinks

— Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Why can’t I remember our family Christmas, or a warm spring day, or anything that might have been pleasant? It is as though the filter of recall is itself altered, so that it blocks out everything but the darkest colors of the spectrum.

— Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game

All selling should spring from service

— Rasheed Ogunlaru, Soul Trader: Putting the Heart Back into Your Business

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

A wise man, once he is past fifty, does not befuddle his senses with strong drink, nor make violent love in the cool spring night, nor dance on his hands.

— Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships

The free animalhas its dying always behind itand God in front of it, and its wayis the eternal way, as the spring flowing.Never, not for a moment, do we havepure space before us, where the flowersendlessly open.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon.

— James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss

One’s thought patterns become different, he said, when forced into the confines of a rigid and unfamiliar tongue. Certain common ideas become inexpressible; other, previously undreamt-of ones spring to life, finding miraculous new articulation.

— Donna Tartt, The Secret History

You sought a flower and found a fruit. You sought a spring and found a sea. You sought a woman and found a soul – you are disappointed.

— edith sodergran

A quiet but indomitable voice behind me said, “I believe this is my dance.” It was him. I could feel his presence. The warmth of him seeped into my back, and I quivered all over like spring leaves in a warm breeze.

— Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Curse

Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?

— Richard Dawkins

Everyone is the sum total of past experiences. A character doesn’t just spring to life at age thirty.

— Kelley Armstrong

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

The deep roots never doubt spring will come.

— Marty Rubin

The spring of love becomes hidden and soon filled up.

— Max Muller

Evil isn’t born…Neither is purity. Because even as newborns, there is something wrong inside of all of us bound to spring up and activate itself within us.

— A Girl From Mars

Ha! spring arrived on her sweet scented palanquin, carried by the spirited Zephyrus and his coir with their murmuring music undulated in its own softness and fondled the leaves to astir.

— Nithin Purple, Venus and Crepuscule: Beauty and Violence on Me Thrown

After winter, spring never forgets to come.

— Debasish Mridha

The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!

— Robert Walpole

I like feeling like I’m something , That I’m some ones. i never had this be fore . its really pretty all light and pink and green like a spring day but with a few grey clouds that come and go and help the flowers grow . This feeling it’s love.

— Lizzy Blue

Change like a treeWhen it is winterDon’t complain or fearJust wait for the spring To bloom and sing

— Debasish Mridha

In spring we are on Earth; in summer we are on Earth; in autumn we are on Earth, but in winter we are in another planet; winter is another planet!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

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

Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.

— Livy

For I know that we laughers have a gross cousinship with the most high, and it is this contrast and perpetual quarrel which feeds a spring of merriment in the soul of a sane man.

— Hilaire Belloc, The Path to Rome

Think of the great poetry, the music and dance and ritual that spring forth from our aspiring to a life beyond death. Maybe these things are justification enough for our hopes and dreams, although I wouldn’t say that to a dying man.

— Don DeLillo, White Noise

For at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols

— Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 1, 1920-25

It was even said that some birds spring to life in the tension of accidental chords being struck in the ether, a confluence of arbitrary sound waves from unrelated sources: a piano, a truck, a breaking bottle—a bird.

— Carl Watson, The Hotel of Irrevocable Acts

The days get longer and the nights smell green I guess it’s not surprising but it’s spring and I should leave.

— Modest Mouse

Let [Christ] transform your life so that you will have a glow on your face, a spring in your step, and joy in your soul.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:They are the ground, the books, the academes, From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire.

— William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

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

When spring comes, I shall meet you at the Municipal Library, and you will see how much I’ve learned! You’ll be so proud of me and love me so!”Oh, Ell, but I do love you! Right now!”One can always bear more love, ‘ the Wyverary purred.

— Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

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

— Pablo Neruda

There is something deep within us that sobs at endings. Why, God, does everything have to end? Why does all nature grow old? Why do spring and summer have to go?

— Joe L. Wheeler

Green trees against the sky in the spring rain while the sky set off the spring trees in the obscuration. Red flowers dot the land in the breeze’s chase while the land colored up in red after the kiss.

— Gayle Forman, Just One Day

In the soul of a lover, it is always spring where flowers of ecstasy are always blooming. Music of love is always playing.

— Debasish Mridha

Friendship however is a plant which cannot be forced — true friendship is no gourd spring up in a night and withering in a day.

— Charlotte Brontë, The Letters of Charlotte Brontë

SummerThe seasons between spring and autumn, comprising in the Northern Hemispherethe warmest months of the year: June, July and August. The period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline; the summer of life.

— Cecelia Ahern, The Year I Met You

In a way winter is the real spring the time when the inner things happen the resurge of nature.

— Edna O’Brien

It is deep winter with shivering cold air, but my heart is dancing with joy and spring flowers.

— Debasish Mridha

No onslaught more fierce was ever seen in the savage world of beasts, where some desperate small creature armed with little teeth, alone, will spring upon a tower of horn and hide that stands above its fallen mate.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor.

— Matthew Stover

I will come during the spring with blooms of mystic ecstasy.I will vanish in the song of autumn with the falling colors and beauty.

— Debasish Mridha

The scent of rain on a sultry spring evening is always an indulgence.

— Kim Pape

Such a beautiful smile! It is like spring flowers in the deadness of a white winter.

— Debasish Mridha

We want to believe that this life is longer than it is, but in the grand scheme of the universe our existence equals the amount of time it takes a warm breeze to blow through your hair on a spring day.

— Paul S. Anderson, Take a Shot

No winter lasts forever no spring skips its turn.

— Hal Borland

The warmth of my love will transform winter into spring and adorn you with floral blooms of my heart.

— Debasish Mridha

Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.

— Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Winter is going , but who knows spring will come or not !

— Ali Rezavand Zayeri

When I can feel you breathing into me i, like a stone gargoyleatop some crumbling building, spring to lifea resuscitated angel.

— Saul Williams, , said the shotgun to the head.

Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.

— C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

— Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

You can use and see the power of words contributing towards your success, and this comes from having an empowering belief system. Living and functioning from an empowering belief system is the spring board for making your success more deliberate.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

…you can take comfort that despair is the worst thing he can spring on you. Things can appear to grow worse, but if you conquer despair, no deeper pit remains to trap you.

— Bodie Thoene, Of Men and of Angels

My husband says spring will be early.He says this every year, And every year I disagree.He needs me, the dark side of the planetary equation.Together we make the equinox.

— Lisel Mueller, Alive Together

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, The Hypothetical Girl

I have lost you, my brotherAnd your death has ended The spring seasonOf my happiness, our house is buried with youAnd buried the laughter that you taught me.There are no thoughts of love nor of poemsIn my head Since you died.

— Catullus, I Hate and I Love

The first bout of warm spring rain caused normally respectable women to pull off their stockings and run through muddy puddles alongside their children.

— Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Be a person who can dream about spring in the dead of winter.

— Debasish Mridha

I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

That spring was the start of everything, for me. Before then, I might have been half-asleep, drifting through life.

— Lucy Foley, The Invitation

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

— Elizabeth Bowen

This Self is never born, nor does It die. It did not spring from anything, nor did anything spring from It. This Ancient One is unborn, eternal, everlasting. It is not slain even though the body is slain.

— The Upanishads

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow.What are brief? today and tomorrow.What are frail? spring blossoms and youth.What are deep? the ocean and truth.

— Christina Rossetti

…beneath torrents of spring rain, buds come to life – and we do too, beneath torments of tears…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

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

— Rainer Maria Rilke

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.

— William C. Bryant

In the spring of 1936, I was introduced by friends to Jean Tatlock. In the autumn, I began to court her. We were at least twice close enough to marriage to think of ourselves as engaged.

— J. Robert Oppenheimer

And then, despite everything, I smiled and looked at the note and knew that spring would come —it always does. so I stared out that cold window, watching my breath collect on the glass, trying not to think about my life after the thaw.

— Ally Carter, Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover

You belong to everything andeverything belongs to you.You are in the beauty of a flower.You are also in the nourishing spring shower.Then why do you fear to change?You just lose your nameand your inner beauty remains the same.

— Debasish Mridha

Who is the spring of living water? The Sovereign Lord.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Holy shit, he was harder that a rod of steel, and as his leg ground out a torturous rhythm between my thighs, I realized I was hotter than spring in Seattle.This was not a dream, this was real, and I had just fondled the boner of the Grim Reaper.

— Tara West, Divine and Dateless

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

We are reformers in spring and summer in autumn and winter we stand by the old reformers in the morning conservers at night. Reform is affirmative conservatism negative conservatism goes for comfort reform for truth.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know there will be spring as surely as the birds know it when they see above the snow two tiny quivering green leaves. Spring cannot fail us.

— Olive Schreiner

When leaves begin to sprout, we know spring season is here.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Not being changed by prayer is sort of life standing in the middle of a spring rain without getting wet. It’s hard to stand in the center of God’s acceptance and love without getting it all over you.

— Steve Brown, Approaching God: Accepting the Invitation to Stand in the Presence of God

April is the cruelest month, breedinglilacs out of the dead land, mixingmemory and desire, stirringdull roots with spring rain.

— T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?

— Hugh Mackay

One spring patio is for rodeosniggled with iodine figures, weavedtapestries inside vast Tuileries.But that reminds me, how exactlydo words form brittle histories

— Adam Fitzgerald, The Late Parade: Poems

I am happy to experience beauty of each season; spring time, summer, autumn and winter.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Mediate on the word of God. The well spring of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.

— Andrew Carnegie

Misfortunes occur only when a man is false…. Events circumstances etc. have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown.

— Henry David Thoreau

Nurse one vice in your bosom. Give it the attention it deserves and let your virtues spring up modestly around it. Then you’ll have the miser who’s no liar and the drunkard who’s the benefactor of a whole city.

— Thornton Wilder

Officially it was almost spring but someone had forgotten to pass the news on to winter.

— Robert Harris, Enigma

From childhood’s hour I have not beenAs others were – I have not seenAs others saw – I could not bringMy passions from a common spring –

— Edgar Allan Poe, Alone

She is not fair to outward viewAs many maidens be;Her loveliness I never knewUntil she smiled on me.Oh! then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.

— Hartley Coleridge

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.

— Simone Weil

The words you use can influence your life. Positive words are well spring of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Events circumstances etc. have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown.

— Henry David Thoreau

Glory follows afflictions, not as the day follows the night but as the spring follows the winter; for the winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory.

— Richard Sibbes

Love must be as beautiful as spring flowers and as bright as the morning sun.

— Debasish Mridha

Beauty will not come at the call of the legislature…. It will come, as always, unannounced, and spring up between the feet of brave and earnest men.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that even our most abstract and philosophical views spring from an intensely personal base.

— Carl R. Rogers, Man and the Science of Man

In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time.

— George J. Mitchell

The spring came suddenly; the rains stopped, the days grew noticeably longer, and the afternoon light felt powdery, as if it might blow away.

— Jane Mendelsohn, I Was Amelia Earhart

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.

— Plutarch

If I had my life to live over I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.

— Nadine Stair

Methinks I lied all winter, when I sworeMy love was infinite, if spring makes it more.

— John Donne

I testify that inspiration can be the spring for every person’s hope, guidance, and strength. It is one of the magnified treasures of life. It involves coming to the infinite knowledge of God.

— James E. Faust

Blossom time, drunk together, banishing spring sorrow;drunk, we broke off flowering limbs, counters for our rounds of wine.Suddenly I remembered my old friend, gone to the edge of the sky:by my reckoning, today he must have reached Liang-chou.

— Bai Juyi, The Selected Poems of Po Chü-i

God’s favor floats as it were over all this and finds joy in turning all those miseries to the greater profit of those who love Him. From toil He makes patience spring forth.

— Francis de Sales

At the best of times, spring hurts depressives.

— Angela Carter, Shadow Dance

Except. What is normal at any given time? We change just as the seasons change, and each spring brings new growth. So nothing is ever quite the same.

— Sherwood Smith, Crown Duel

Simplicity is the spring of heart.

— maulikatma

Adele and Vladimir danced along the banks of the River Seine, the loveliness of spring a backdrop all around them.

— Kristy Cambron, The Butterfly and the Violin

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

— Harriet Ann Jacobs

When one flower blooms spring awakens everywhere

— John O’Donohue

April and May were painful, lonely months for me because I couldn’t talk to you. I never knew that spring could be so painful and lonely. Better to have three Februaries than a spring like this.

— Haruki Murakami

You’re my change of skin / my summer-winter-fall / I spring to follow you / this loss is beautiful.

— Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

When we connect with our personal authenticity and truth, the vitality that is triggered becomes an eternal spring of regenerative passion that continues to expand our experience.

— Heidi Reagan

She was the type who chased, who danced into your life like a spring storm, and left you battered and quaking in the wake.

— Katherine McIntyre, Hunting for Spring

Disappointment forever lurked just beyond the edges of her joy, ready to spring like a ravenous cougar.

— Kathleen Rice Adams, Prodigal Gun

Is it not crystal clear, then, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings?

— George Orwell, Animal Farm

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

— Pablo Neruda

Enjoy the stillness, sweet snail! Savor the spring breeze while it still means something! Soon enough, like summer tempests your tears will come!

— Walt Holcombe, Things Just Get Away from You

Finally the spring time is here.

— Karla M. Nashar, Bellamore: A Beautiful Love To Remember

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

— Thucydides

Our prayers must spring from the indigenous soil of our own personal confrontation with the Spirit of God in our lives.

— Malcolm Boyd

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

He thinks my hair smells like spring rain. I’m really trying to remain stoic and unaffected. I remind myself that I don’t like poetic language. I don’t like poetry. I don’t even like people who like poetry.But I’m not dead inside either.

— Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring Their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain And drinking largely sobers us again.

— Alexander Pope

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The bones of the oak tree that had stood by the spring branch during my youth were scattered about the ground, pieces of the skeleton of a majestic life that had passed while I was off growing up and old.

— Dan Groat, An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy

There was a hint of spring in her sole green eyes, something summery in her complexion, and a rich autumn ripeness in her walk.

— Toni Morrison

When one star sets, a million spring forth.

— Vincent Lowry, Dreams Reign Supreme

The bonds between husband and wife spring from deep laws of destiny and should not be broken lightly.

— Lian Hearn, The Emperor of the Eight Islands

For many, graduation marks the end of formal student life – the end of long spring breaks and of thinking that a 10 A.M. class is far too early.

— Alexa Von Tobel

They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.

— Conor Oberst

If I don’t make the team out of spring training, I’ll keep a good attitude. I’ll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.

— Cory Lidle

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 wel

— Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet