Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes for Spring

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Spring is my favourite season of the year. In honour of it, here are ten quotes about spring, from literal musings about it to jokes to the use of this time of year as a metaphor for much bigger topics..


A photo of a sweet little grey and white baby rabbit who is tucked into the bottom of someone’s grey sweater. The person is holding up the side of their sweater so the rabbit does not fall out. The person is standing outside, too, and you can see some melting snow on the ground. “…I hear the sounds of melting snow outside my window every night and with the first faint scent of spring, I remember life exists…”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain


“The most beautiful springs are those that come after the most horrible winters!”
Mehmet Murat ildan


“Spring is the time of the year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


“Spring time in Florida is not a matter of peeping violets or bursting buds merely. It is a riot of color, in nature—glistening green leaves, pink, blue, purple, yellow blossoms that fairly stagger the visitor from the north. The miles of hyacinths are like an undulating carpet on the surface of the river and divide reluctantly when the slow-moving alligators push their way log-like across. The nights are white nights as the moon shines with dazzling splendor, or in the absence of that goddess, the soft darkness creeps down laden with innumerable scents. The heavy fragrance of magnolias mingled with the delicate sweetness of jasmine and wild roses.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance


A cute little Cape May Warbler is sitting on a branch and looking around at the world. This bird is black and yellow and about the size of a sparrow. “Every year, I’m shocked at the abundance of growth, life, and wholeness that seem to happen in a matter of weeks. Half the year we live in Eden, the other half on Mars.”
Myquillyn Smith, Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round


“Snow in April is an abomination.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams


”Winter has frozen
my heart.
I can’t wait to drink
a glass of spring
and get wild.”
Bhuwan Thapaliya


“I love the smell of rain and growing things.”
Serina Hernandez


A photo of a cherry tree in full blossom against a light blue sky. The pink petals are blooming everywhere on the branch. “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: Poems


“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
Pablo Neruda



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66 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes for Spring

  1. Great choice of topic today and great quotes, too! I also love the smell of rain and growing things 🙂

  2. Great topic! All the quotes are beautiful, but I feel like I really relate to the Myquillyn Smith one.

  3. Given our current miserable weather, I’m going to rewrite the L. M. Montgomery one as ‘Rain in April is an abomination’.

  4. Joanne

    Love the Dickens quote – pretty much sums up Edinburgh’s weather most of the year!

  5. Nice choice! Did you have these written down or did you remember them?

  6. What lovely quotes! Enjoy the spring!

  7. That Charles Dickens’ quote is fun and we knew we had an ideal autumn quote from L.M. Montgomery, but I don’t think I’d seen her spring quote. She does have a point. 😉 Thanks so much for visiting my website today!

  8. These are great quotes! I need to go back and revisit Neruda’s work again. It’s been too long since I’ve read any of it.

    Here’s my TTT this week:

  9. What nice quotes – can’t say I’ve read any of the books, but they cover a wide range of spring feelings.

  10. Such beautiful quotes. I love them all but I especially relate to the Great Expectations one because it’s definitely how I feel about the springs here! 😂

  11. I love this post, Lydia. I just arrived home from Florida last week and am loving the green grass, buds on the trees and flowers and plants bursting through the ground. Spring is amazing.

  12. This is a great topic for today! I hope you are enjoying spring weather where you are. Have a good week.

  13. Athena @ OneReadingNurse

    Snow in April is definitely the worst 😂 thanks for dropping by my post!!

  14. Poinsettia

    I love the quotes from Great Expectations and Anne’s House of Dreams! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  15. These are great! I don’t love spring because it’s wet and cold, but all the baby animals are adorable. There are so many around here!

  16. Lovely quotes! I love this one:
    “The most beautiful springs are those that come after the most horrible winters!”
    ― Mehmet Murat ildan

  17. I think most people who get snow all winter feel that April snow is atrocious. I live in a really warm climate, so if the mountains near me get snow so late, it almost feels like a miracle.

  18. These Spring pictures are so beautiful! Love the little bunny one the most!

  19. Great spring quotes! I am with Lucy Maud Montgomery on snow in April. Hope you have a lovely week.

  20. I love these! The Dickens quote is amazing, and I love any and all references to Anne 🙂

  21. Lovely. L.M. Montgomery always have the best quotes

  22. I love this idea, and you have such a great selection of quotes here! My favourites are the L.M. Montgomery and Neruda ones.

  23. Lovely quotes! Our winters here in Arizona are mild and our Springs are too warm for me, but I do love seeing all the flowers blooming. Happy Spring!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


  24. Lovely quotes! I’m definitely happy spring is here too 🙂

  25. Love all your quotes! We were so ready for spring this year. And I have to agree with LM Montgomery!

  26. I love the topic that you chose, and the quotes that you selected are so perfect! That Zora Neale Hurston quote is so evocative in its imagery – that’s a book that I have been meaning to read and should really get around to. Thanks for the motivation!

  27. Lovely post! 💐 I love spring!

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