Spring Equinox Quotes: 25 Sayings To Celebrate First Day Of Spring

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While the season of spring is meteorologically associated with the months of March, April, and May, each year, the season arrives on a different date. This year, the spring equinox (also known as the vernal equinox) falls on Thursday, March 20. This is when the sun moves across the celestial equator. The first day of spring is a day of celebration, as it (typically) insinuates warmer temperatures, rising rainfall, and the promise of a better time. To celebrate the arrival of spring, we've rounded up quotes, sayings, and poems that capture the essence and excitement of the arrival of spring.

1. "Every spring is the only spring -- a perpetual astonishment." -- Ellis Peters

2. "In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours."  -- Mark Twain

3. "Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

4. "In the spring, at the end of the daya, you should smell like dirt." -- Margaret Atwood

5. "The seasons are what a symphony ought to be:  four perfect movements in harmony with each other."  -- Arthur Rubenstein

6. "Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." -- Thomas Tusser

7. "A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King." -- Emily Dickinson

8. "Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day." -- Elizabeth Bowen

9. "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."  -- William Shakespeare

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

11. "I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees." -- Pablo Neruda

12. "Spring is God's way of saying, 'One more time!'" -- Robert Orben

13. "Spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons; wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow." -- Author Unknown

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

15. "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

16. "O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?" -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

17. "The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day." -- Robert Frost

18. "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

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

20. "Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"" -- Robin Williams

21. "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

22. "Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes." -- Carl Friedrich Gauss

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

24. "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

25. "Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring." -- Terri Guillemets

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