There’s a reason why spring is one of literature’s most celebrated seasons. From the moment it arrives, there’s a chorus sung in nature that artists endeavour to capture. From the arrival of delicate flowers to the smell of newfound optimism in its fresh air, spring’s rich symbolism has captivated writers for centuries.

To celebrate the arrival of the new season and our latest Spring collection, we’ve put together these 13 literary quotes to welcome its arrival.

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

―Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

―Rainer Maria Rilke

“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.”

―Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”

―Marty Rubin

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.”

―L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

“Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”

―Vladimir Nabokov, Mary

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

―Pablo Neruda

“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.”

―Kobayashi Issa, Poems
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Sound the flute!
Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight,
Day and night,
In the dale,
Lark in sky,—
Merrily merrily, to welcome in the year…

―William Blake, “Spring,” from Songs of Innocence

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

―Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”

―Charles Dickens

“Spring is when life’s alive in everything.”

―Christina Rossetti

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

―William Shakespeare


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