Signs of Spring: 18 Quotes for New Beginnings & Fresh Starts

Signs of Spring: 18 Quotes for New Beginnings & Fresh Starts

“The beginning is always today.” ~Mary Shelley

Do you love spring? As a team of flower lovers at Page Petal, spring is so much more than just the season before summer; it's a time when visible signs of growth outside encourage us to embrace new beginnings within ourselves. From days slowly getting brighter to buds swelling before bloom, these signs of spring are reminders that subtle changes can be signs of significant and beautiful growth ahead.

While this season of new beginnings officially starts in a few weeks (March 20th!), we’re feeling all the spring energy at Page Petal. Between the opening of our new office and an exciting branding refresh (stay tuned!), growth is happening — and it feels so good... and a little scary!

In the spirit of growing and starting anew, below is a roundup of inspiring quotes about fresh starts, new beginnings, and the magic of spring from books and authors. And if you're not seeing signs of growth outside quite yet, invite your own blooms with our handmade flower-pressed bookmarks🌸🌸

18 Quotes about new beginnings, fresh starts, and the magic of spring

1. “That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

2. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. ~ Pablo Neruda

3. "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."~ Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

4. "Take your future into your own hands. Make it happen. Life is a coloring book, but you have the pens.” ~Sophie Kinsella, My Not So Perfect Life

5. "I keep turning over new leaves, and spoiling them, as I used to spoil my copybooks; and I make so many beginnings there never will be an end." ~Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

6.  “The beginning is always today.” ~Mary Shelley, The Short Stories of Mary Shelley 

7. “If you clear out all of that space in your mind you would have a door way.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

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

9. “You’re the one who is right to take a leap of faith.” Raphaëlle Giordano, Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One

10. “If one knocks oneself out of one’s routine—and in so doing knocks others gently out of theirs—then one can now and again create these momentary opportunities to be better than one is.” Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

11. “We can’t know what’s going to happen. We can just try to figure it out as we go along.” ~ Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

12. “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”~Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

13. "I feel a pull to lie down and sleep here among the flowers. I allow time to drift... I can smell the leaf mould, the gentle scent of the bluebells;  the sun is warming the back of my neck; I can hear the busy rustlings of small mammals in the undergrowth and the songs of birds above me." Emma Mitchell, The Wild Remedy 

14. “But the true nature of the human heart is as whimsical as spring weather. All signals may aim toward a fall of rain when suddenly the skies will clear.” ~Maya Angelou, The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou 

15. “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” ~Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

16. “If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any Spring.” ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

17. "Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

18. "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

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