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71 Inspirational Quotes for the Month of April

Cherry blossoms in full bloom in the month of April, with sunlight filtering through the petals.

April is here — signaling the full bloom of spring and bringing a refreshing energy that makes us want to cherish every budding tree and bright, blue sky! It’s a month of Earth’s awakening, new beginnings, and the joyful promise of warmth.

To help you immerse yourself in the beauty of April, we’ve curated a selection of positive and inspiring quotes (and poems) about the fourth month of the year.

And because we’re Good Good Good — we’ve also highlighted the best quotes around April’s awareness holidays and national days — like Earth Day, National Parks Week, Arbor Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and Arab American Heritage Month

Plus, quotes from influential celebrities and leaders with April birthdays.

Whether you’re reveling in the wonders of nature, celebrating an April birthday, or just seeking a burst of springtime positivity to invigorate your month, these quotes are for you. Scroll all the way through to find some delightful gems.

Here’s to making the most of April!

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The Best April Quotes

Famous Quotes About April

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.”
— Hal Borland

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.” — Hal Borland

 “April is a moment of joy for those who have survived the winter.”
— Samuel Johnson

 “April is a moment of joy for those who have survived the winter.” — Samuel Johnson

“April is the sweetest month of the year, the mellow season of rebirth and renewal.”
— Mary Sojourner

“April is the sweetest month of the year, the mellow season of rebirth and renewal.” — Mary Sojourner

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”
— Mark Twain

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” — Mark Twain

“April is the cruelest month, but also the most necessary for growth.”
— Elizabeth Gray

“April is the cruelest month, but also the most necessary for growth.” — Elizabeth Gray

“Winter’s done, and April’s in the skies. Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes!”
— Charles G.D. Roberts

“Winter’s done, and April’s in the skies. Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes!” — Charles G.D. Roberts

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
— William Shakespeare, Sonnet XCVIII

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” — William Shakespeare, Sonnet XCVIII

Inspirational April Quotes

“April is a reminder that life is a beautiful, ever-renewing cycle.”
— E.E. Cummings

“April is a reminder that life is a beautiful, ever-renewing cycle.” — E.E. Cummings

“April is a gentle reminder that life’s transformations are beautiful and inevitable.”
— Ellen Lovell

“April is like a secret whispered in the woods, a hush of green and bustling life.”
— Sarah L. Wildes

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

“April is the month of dreams come true.”
— John Baillie

“April is the month of dreams come true.” — John Baillie‍

Quotes for Awareness Holidays in April

A collection of quotes to celebrate April’s awareness months and national days. 

Explore more of this month’s awareness days in our April calendar

Arab American Heritage Month

April 1 - April 30

“As Arab Americans, we have a responsibility to share our stories, dispel myths, and build bridges of understanding. By doing so, we contribute to a more inclusive and diverse America.”
— Debbie Almontaser 

“Arab Americans have a rich heritage, and we have contributed to the cultural and intellectual fabric of the United States. Embracing our heritage and sharing our stories is essential for fostering understanding and breaking down stereotypes.”
— Moustafa Bayoumi

“We celebrate #AAHM by acknowledging monumental contributions Arab Americans have made to this country. Our resilient family values, strong work ethic, dedication to education, & diversity in faith that strengthens America & its democracy.”
—  Rashida Tlaib, in a tweet

→ Read about how to celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

National Parks Week

April 20 - April 28

“That is all the National Parks are about. Use, but do no harm.”
— Wallace Stegner

“In a world that is becoming increasingly virtual, the parks remain places of visceral beauty. Places where we can remember that we are but a small part of the life on this planet, and that it is a truly wonderful planet and the only one we’ve got.”
— Nevada Barr

“National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.”
— John F. Kennedy

→ Explore more National Parks quotes

Earth Day

April 22

“Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.”
— Scott Peters

“Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundation while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling.”
Greta Thunberg

“These young people are saying we all have a right to know what is in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and the food we eat. It is our responsibility to leave this planet cleaner and greener. That must be our legacy.”
John Lewis

→ Explore more Earth Day quotes

→ Read about how to celebrate Earth Day

Arbor Day

April 26

Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.”
— Julius Sterling Morton

“Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism.”
Sir David Attenborough

“We need to protect our forests to protect all of life.”
— Samantha Lynch

→ Explore more tree quotes

Independent Bookstore Day

Last Saturday in April

“The truly wide taste in reading is that which enables a man to find something for his needs on the sixpenny tray outside any secondhand bookshop.”
— C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“But here, none too soon, are the second-hand bookshops. Here we find anchorage in these thwarting currents of being; here we balance ourselves after the splendours and miseries of the streets.”
— Virginia Woolf, Street Haunting: A London Adventure

“You cannot invent an algorithm that is as good at recommending books as a good bookseller, and that’s the secret weapon of the bookstore — is that no algorithm will ever understand readers the way that other readers can understand readers.”
John Green

→ Read about how to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

→ Explore more quotes about books and reading

Quotes from Inspiring People with April Birthdays

Jane Goodall

April 3

“To reconnect with nature is key if we want to save the planet.”
Jane Goodall

“Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.”
Jane Goodall

“I do have reasons for hope: our clever brains, the resilience of nature, the indomitable human spirit, and above all, the commitment of young people when they’re empowered to take action.”
Jane Goodall

→ Explore more Jane Goodall quotes

Maya Angelou

April 4

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
Maya Angelou

“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.”
Maya Angelou

“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.”
Maya Angelou

→ Explore more Maya Angelou quotes

Emma Watson

April 15

If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”
— Emma Watson

“I’m willing to be seen. I’m willing to speak up. I’m willing to keep going. I’m willing to listen to what others have to say. I’m willing to go to bed each night at peace with myself. I’m willing to be my biggest bestest most powerful self.”
— Emma Watson

“Don’t expect change to happen overnight, even if it’s not always visible it’s making more impact than you think.”
— Emma Watson

→ Explore Emma Watson’s favorite books about climate change

Coretta Scott King

April 27

“Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”
Coretta Scott King

“It doesn’t matter how strong your opinions are. If you don’t use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.”
Coretta Scott King

“When you are willing to make sacrifices for a great cause, you will never be alone.”
Coretta Scott King

→ Explore more Coretta Scott King quotes

April Poems

“Sweet April showers
Do bring May flowers.”

— Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Good Points of Husbandry

“Sweet April showers Do bring May flowers.” — Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Good Points of Husbandry‍

“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

“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

“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, The Waste Land and Other Poems

“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

“The April winds are magical
And thrill our tuneful frames
The garden-walks are passional
To bachelors and dames.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have seen the Lady April bringing
the daffodils,
Bringing the springing grass and the
soft warm April rain.”

— John Masefield

“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

“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

“I smile, of course,
And go on drinking tea,
Yet with these April sunsets, that somehow recall
My buried life, and Paris in the Spring,
I feel immeasurably at peace, and find the world
To be wonderful and youthful, after all.”

— Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Funny April Quotes 

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, ‘Go!’”
— Christopher Morley

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks, ‘Go!’” — Christopher Morley

“Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.
Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.”

— William Shakespeare

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

“April fool (noun): The March fool with another month added to his folly.”
— Ambrose Bierce

“Snow in April is abominable, like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.”
— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside

Short April Quotes

“April, the angel of the months, the young love of the year.”
— Vita Sackville-West

“April, the angel of the months, the young love of the year.” — Vita Sackville-West

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

“April splinters like an ice palace.”
― Ruth Stone

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

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

“April is the gateway to the joys of summer.”
— Fennel Hudson

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

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

“In the April of life, the days are sweet and fragrant.”
— Sarah Dessen

“Calmly we walk through this April’s day”
— Delmore Schwartz

“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

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

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

→ Explore more short quotes

More April Quotes

“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, Short Stories

“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, Short Stories

“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

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
— Truman Capote

“One never knows the idyllic charm of our northern woods who has not seen them in April, when it is all a feast of birds and buds and waking life.”
— Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, The Penobscot Man

“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, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects

“When April came with sunshine. And showers and lilac bloom, my heart with sudden gladness. was like a fragrant room.”
— Bliss Carman

“When April came with sunshine. And showers and lilac bloom, my heart with sudden gladness. was like a fragrant room.” — Bliss Carman

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