April Quotes to Keep You Pushing Forward

Spring starts in the middle of March, but the month of April seems to be the prelude to the promised rebirth taking place in May, as described in these April quotes.

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What are the benefits of reading these April quotes?

Do you dread the silly pranks on April Fool’s Day, or do you expect the showers that signify beautiful spring is just getting better?

These April quotes will:

  • help you develop a new appreciation for the month of April
  • give you some ideas for the perfect Instagram captions
  • help give you the motivation to keep going when things are a little gloomy

Whichever way you plan to spend your days in April, make sure you dip into these April quotes and get acquainted with that special month of the year that has fascinated many writers.

Also, read these March quotes to remind you of what’s so special about this month.

Check out our most popular quote article, a list of short inspirational quotes for daily inspiration. 

Explore our complete collection of motivational quotes here.

April quotes by famous writers and poets of our time

1. “April comes like an idiot, babbling and stewing flowers.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

2. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” –  George Orwell

3. “Sweet April’s tears / Dead on the hem of May.” – Alexander Smith

4. “April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter, and the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears, April.” – Angus Wilson

5. “Today has been a day dropped out of June into April.” – L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Windy Poplars”

6. “If April showers should come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May.” – Buddy de Sylva

7. “April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.” – Marty Rubin

8. “April. Month of dust and lies.” – Naguib Mahfouz, “Adrift on the Nile”

9. “Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.” – Charles Lamb

10. “April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, “Go!” – Christopher Morley

April quotes to keep you pushing forward

11. “The tantalizing scent transported me to a white, sandy beach lapped by a turquoise sea under a tropical sun. Lime and coconut were the getaway flavors my bakery customers needed in April, tax time.” – Judith Fertig

12. “Some people can’t be fooled on April Fool’s Day because they were fooled too many times during their entire lifetime.” – Akash B Chandran

13. “April weather, rain and sunshine both together.” – English Country Saying
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14. “Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

15. “We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

16. “They came on one of April’s most brilliant days–a day as sparkling as a newly-washed lemon…a day when even the shadows were a melange of blue and orange and jade, like the shadows that poured from the tipsy brush of Monet.” – Beverley Nichols

17. “With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” – Gustav Mahler

18. “April splinters like an ice palace.” – Ruth Stone

19. “April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” – Hal Borland

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

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April quotes that will make your day

21. “A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew / A cloud, and a rainbow’s warning / Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue / An April day in the morning.” – Harriet Prescott Spofford

22. “For April sobs while these are so glad / April weeps while these are so gay / Weeps like a tired child who had / Playing with flowers, lost its way.” – Helen Hunt Jackson

23. “Old April wanes, and her last dewy morn / Her death-bed steeps in tears; to hail the May / New blooming blossoms ‘neath the sun are born / And all poor April’s charms are swept away.” – John Clare

24. “Again the blackbirds sings; the streams / Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams / And tremble in the April showers / The tassels of the maple flowers.”  – John Greenleaf Whittier

25. “Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.” – L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Ingleside”

26. “It’s the hottest April in living and dead memory. So hot that the crows are flying with their tongues hanging out of their heads.” – Jess Kidd

27. “The children with the streamlets sing, / When April stops at last her weeping / And every happy growing thing / Laughs like a babe just roused from sleeping.” – Lucy Larcom, “The Sister Months”

28. “The most beautiful springs are those that come after the most horrible winters!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
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29. “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” – Mark Twain

30. “Although I was born in April, I’m quite certain I was not fully awake until October.” – Peggy Toney Horton, “Stop the World and Get Off”

April quotes to inspire positivity

31. “When bullying April bruised mine eyes / With sleet-bound appetites and crude / Experiments of green, I still was wise / And kissed the blossoming rod.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

32. “Now the noisy winds are still / April’s coming up the hill / All the spring is in her train / Led by shining ranks of rain / Pit, pat, patter, clatter / Sudden sun and clatter patter / All things ready with a will / April’s coming up the hill!” – Mary Mapes Dodge, “Now the Noisy Winds Are Still”

33. “Sweet April-time—O cruel April-time! / Year after year returning, with a brow / Of promise, and red lips with longing paled, / And backward-hidden hands that clutch the joys / Of vanished springs, like flowers.” – Mrs. Craik (Dinah Maria Mulock), “April”

34. “Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.” – Byron Caldwell Smith

35. “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda
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36. “April showers bring forth May flowers.” – Proverb

37. “The April winds are magical / And thrill our tuneful frames / The garden-walks are passional / To bachelors and dames.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “April”

38. “Oh to be in England now that April’s there.” – Robert Browning

39. “The sun was warm but the wind was chill / You know how it is with an April day / When the sun is out and the wind is still / You’re one month on in the middle of May.” – Robert Frost, “Two Tramps in Mud Time”

40. “Every tear is answered by a blossom / Every sigh with songs and laughter blent / April-blooms upon the breezes toss them / April knows her own, and is content.” – Susan Coolidge (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey), “April”

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More April quotes and sayings

41. “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” – T.S. Eliot

42. “Sweet April showers / Do bring May flowers.” – Thomas Tusser

43. “Why are people so tired on April 1st? Because they just finished a 31-day March.” –  Unknown

44. “April Fools gone past, and you’re the biggest fool at last.” – Unknown

45. “Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!” – W. H. Gibson

46. “But it is a sort of April-weather life that we lead in this world. A little sunshine is generally the prelude to a storm.” – William Cowper

47. “There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.” – William Cullen Bryant

48. “When April winds / Grew soft, the maple burst into a flush / Of scarlet flowers / The tulip tree, high up / Opened, in airs of June, her multitude / Of golden chalices to humming birds / And silken-wing’d insects of the sky.” – William Cullen Bryant

49. “Oh the lovely fickleness of an April day!” – William Hamilton Gibson

50. “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” William Shakespeare (Sonnet XCVIII) “Aquarius may hold onto someone until they have nothing left to feel. If they become numb to your existence, it’s hard to reverse that.” – Unknown

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Motivational April Quotes

51. “Today has been a day dropped out of June into April.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

52. “Her laughter sounded like April showers, like whispered secrets, like glass wind-chimes.” – Rebecca McNutt

53. “Spring is made of solid, fourteen-karat gratitude, the reward for the long wait. Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of cold second thoughts.” – Barbara Kingsolver

54. “Let the rain kiss you / Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops / Let the rain sing you a lullaby” -Langston Hughes

55. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

56. “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” – Doug Larson

57. “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” – Virgil A. Kraft

58. “Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

59. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lilly Pulitzer

60. “Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” – Bishop Reginald Heber

April quotes about its beauty

61. “Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.” -William Shakespeare

62. “April is the cruellest month.” -T.S. Eliot

63. “I shine in tears like the sun in April.” -Cyril Tourneur

64. “The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.” -Christopher Columbus

65. “April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.” -E.Y. Harburg

66. “Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labour to overcome the cloud that loads ’em.” -Thomas Otway

67. “So sweet love seemed that April morn. When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change.” -Robert Bridges

68. “Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” – Thomas Tusser

69. “April was just beginning, and after the warm spring day it turned cooler, slightly frosty, and a breath of spring could be felt in the soft, cold air.” – Anton Chekov

70. “Hello, April. Please, be a month of rebirth, regrowth, and renewal.” – Anonymous

Which of these April quotes is your favorite?

Most of us spend April gardening or fixing our backyards despite the unpredictable weather, warm and then chilly, to get them barbecue-party ready!

These April quotes aptly describe spring and the anticipation of summer.

April is a month for celebrations.

One of the most popular events celebrated across the world is Easter, as Christians observe Holy Week.

Earth Day, meant to encourage everyone to appreciate, protect, and preserve our planet, is also celebrated globally in the latter part of April.

Of course, who doesn’t know about April Fool’s Day kicking off at the start of the month?

How do you celebrate April?

Do you have other favorite April quotes and sayings to add to the list above?

Let us know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to share these April quotes on social media.

Rainne Mendoza

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