The time has finally come, people. The first day of spring is Mar. 20, which means that it is time to soak up inspirational end-of-winter quotes. Needless to say, it feels like it has taken an eternity to get here. And if you live in a place with all four seasons, you are probably breathing a huge sigh of relief. Fellow New Yorkers, I am looking at you.
And we cannot forget about that glorious extra hour. While Daylight Savings Time might mess with your body, it is totally worth that sunlight. Nothing feels better than wrapping up a work day only to find that the sun is still shining—especially when you just lived through a brutal winter.
So, to get those spring feels going, I have compiled 15 quotes that honor the end of winter. Hopefully, it will make you appreciate the change of seasons just a little bit more.
1. "Your time has come, now hasten little snowflakes. To vanish quite away; The spring-tide hours are sounding gentle warnings, forbidding you to stay." — M.E. Hathaway
2. "Over the winter glaciers, I see the summer glow. And through the wind-piled snowdrift, the warm rosebuds below." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
3. "I pray that the life of this spring and summer may ever lie fair in my memory." — Henry David Thoreau
4. "Everything holds its breath except spring. She bursts through as strong as ever." — B.M. Brower
5. "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." — Doug Larson
6. "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
7. "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." — Hal Borland
8. "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." — Rogers Hornsby Sports,
9. "In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move." — Henry Rollins
10. "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." — Pietro Aretino
11. "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" —Percy Bysshe Shelley
12. "To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring." — George Santayana
13. "March is a month of considerable frustration - it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away." — Thalassa Cruso
14. "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant." — Anne Bradstreet
15. "Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day." — Elizabeth Bowen