Amy Angelilli spent most of winter longing for spring—she’s not the only one! Looking at these quotes for spring, it’s clear this season is for lovers.
I had foot surgery a week before the official first day of winter. My thinking was that since I’m a homebody in winter, it would be a good time to lay low and heal. The theory was dead on, however, the reality was just a bit different.
Usually I slog through winter. This winter I literally sat through it and stared out the window—day in and day out I waited, not so patiently, for my foot to heal, for the days to become longer and brighter, for the temperatures to go up. It was the longest winter I have ever experienced.
Because it was so mentally—and physically—brutal, I began counting down to spring long before its arrival. In doing so, I wondered how others responded to the season of rebirth and discovery. Turns out I was far from alone in my anticipation of spring. Enjoy these quotes and perhaps keep one that really resonates tucked away, so that when next winter lingers, you’re happily inspired to count down to spring’s arrival.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
– Robin Williams
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
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
– Henry Rollins
Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
– Gustav Mahler
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
– Anne Lamott
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
– Doug Larson
No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.
– Sheryl Crow
Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
– Emily Carr
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
– Harriet Ann Jacobs
With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
– Gustav Mahler
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