Quotes: Spring!

Spring! Spring is too wonderful to be encapsulated by just one quote, but here are three who’ve tried:

Portglenone Forest Bluebells - May 2008

“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Spring season of Cathedral Learning (13913705340)

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

Frühling blühender Kirschenbaum

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

What’s your favourite Spring quote – and what’s your favourite season? I love them all, but if I ruled the universe, Winter would only last for a month!

5 Replies to “Quotes: Spring!”

  1. This is the one that comes to mind: ‘For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land…’ Song of Solomon

    1. It’s just occurred to me that the “turtle” might be a turtledove. I will admit to feeling slightly disappointed – I’d imagined a shelled quadruped lifting its head and joining in with the song of the birds flying overhead!

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