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Get Read(y) for Spring with These Bookish Quotes!

by  | March 20
Get Read(y) for Spring with These Bookish Quotes! | Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

I am so excited for spring! Nestled right between snowy winter and blazing summer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the freshness of outdoors. I love that nature is its busiest—the Earth is livened with color, blooming with flowers, and teeming with animals. Even though spring is known for its showers, the rain is usually followed by cloudless skies and a warming sunshine. Plus, the sun sets much later in the day, leaving more time for book lovers to read outside in the natural light (making the season a good time to begin your next literary odyssey)! There is so much going on in this season of growth and optimism, it’s no wonder spring is a source of inspiration for many of the world’s greatest writers. I’ve even written my own share of springtime haikus and odes! To pay homage to spring and our love of literature, Get Literary is ushering in the new season with our favorite bookish quotes from a few notable novelists, playwrights, and poets! Happy Spring Equinox!

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

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”―Oscar Wilde

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”―Leo Tolstoy

“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”―Victor Hugo

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”―Chinese Proverb

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”―Annie Dillard

“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

“People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”―Ernest Hemingway

“In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.”
—William Shakespeare

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”―Neltje Blanchan

“A poet dips words into springtime to season her poems with beauty.”―Terri Guillemets

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Looking for more bookish quotes? Check out “18 Quotes about Reading to Lift Up Your Soul!”