17 Easter Quotes to Celebrate the Coming of Spring
Martha once recalled of her Easter Sundays, "My earliest memory is of my elegant mother bedecked in a stylish tailored suit and even more stylish hat. In the picture I accompany her, dressed in a tailored woolen coat, designed and sewn by my mother, and a whimsical bonnet. We are in a rowboat on the lake in New York City's Central Park. Neither Mother nor I can remember why we were spending an afternoon boating; we imagine it was a rest after the Fifth Avenue parade."
Her childhood traditions—attending church, a feast of traditional Polish foods, and strolling along the parade—evoke nostalgic imagery of the spring season. Martha's recollection is one of many such famous quips, messages, and sayings about Easter. Sunday morning brings with it renewed hope and life. This association with springtime evokes imagery of flowers, green earth, eggs, and bunnies. Churches and homes are decorated with beautiful wreaths. Children enjoy the thrill of an Easter egg hunt or getting Easter baskets filled with treats and other goodies. Families come together for Easter brunch or dinner, and they take the time to appreciate what the season means to them.
It's no wonder that this holiday has inspired iconic words of renewal and rebirth. The following quotes come from letters, poems, books, and interviews with some of the greatest wordsmiths of our time: Shakespeare, Alice Freeman Palmer, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and others. If they inspire you, feel free to share them with the ones you care about in a mailed Easter card or family-friendly crafts.
Anthony T. Hincks
"It's when you crack open a chocolate Easter egg, that smiles emerge."
Lady Bird Johnson
"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
"Easter is the only time when it's perfectly safe to put all of your eggs in one basket."
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
"The air is like a butterfly / With frail blue wings. / The happy earth looks at the sky / And sings."
Basil C. Hume
"The great gift of Easter is hope."
"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Twas Easter-sunday. The Full-blossomed Trees / Filled All The Air With Fragrance And With Joy."
Alice Freeman Palmer
"For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born."
Laura Ingalls Wilder
"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat."
"Despite the forecast, live like it's spring."
Edna Dean Proctor
"I Think Of The Garden After The Rain;
And Hope To My Heart Comes Singing,
At Morn The Cherry-blooms Will Be White,
And The Easter Bells Be Ringing!"
"The Easter eggs symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we've surrounded ourselves with that limits our thoughts and beliefs. As we break open our hearts and minds we discover a transformation to new, life enhancing thoughts and beliefs."
"The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies."
Gordon B. Hinckley
"There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter."