First Day of Spring 2015 Quotes

March 19, 2015 Updated: November 23, 2015

Spring is upon us. The first day of Spring 2015 is Friday, March 20, and here’s a few quotes to start off the season.

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again”—Gustav Mahler, composer

“Spring is the time of plans and projects”—Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“From the end spring new beginnings”—Pliny the Elder, Roman philosopher and author

“Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert”—Khalil Gibran, author

“Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy”—Bertrand Russell, British philosopher

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”—Margaret Atwood, author

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms”—Kobayashi Issa, Japanese poet

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. 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, A Moveable Feast

“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

“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.”—Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

“The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.” — Emily Dickinson, poet

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”  — John Muir, naturalist and author