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- If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672), 'Meditations Divine and Moral,' 1655
- [Spring is] when life's alive in everything.
- Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
- If there comes a little thaw,
Still the air is chill and raw,
Here and there a patch of snow,
Dirtier than the ground below,
Dribbles down a marshy flood;
Ankle-deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing,
"This is Spring."
- Christopher Pearce Cranch, A Spring Growl
- Well, spring sprang. We've had our state of grace and our little gift of sanctioned madness, courtesy of Mother Nature. Thanks, Gaia. Much obliged. I guess it's time to get back to that daily routine of living we like to call normal.
- David Assael, Northern Exposure, Spring Break, 1991
- Listen, can you hear it? Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.
- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Wake Up Call, 1992
- Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
- Doug Larson
- A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.
- Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), No. 1333
- To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana (1863 - 1952)
- [Spring is] a true reconstructionist.
- Henry Timrod
- If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
- An optimist is the human personification of spring.
- Susan J. Bissonette
- Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
- Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
- In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, when birds do sing... sweet lovers love the spring.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), As You Like It, Act V, sc. 3
- O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day!
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Act 1 scene 3