Ever since I moved to Michigan, and then to Nebraska, and then spent two years in Florida, I have completely lost my tolerance for winter. I now find it completely unacceptable. For this reason, February is decidedly my least favorite month.
We’re past the holidays that make freezing your face off seem festive, and when you spend most of your day in the office, it seems continually dark and cloudy out. Worst of all, spring seems just the slightest bit out of reach—almost there, but not.
But these past weeks, the erratic weather in D.C. (where I live now) has got me dreaming about spring a little early. Here are some quotes about the best season from some of the best of authors.
I have heard it said that winter, too, will pass, that spring is a sign that summer is due at last. See, all we have to do is hang on.
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
― Leo Tolstoy
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
― Marty Rubin
“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”
― Victor Kraft
“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.”
― L.M. Montgomery
“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