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30 Quotes About April: Month of Re-Awakening

For over a decade, Ms. Dora has been sharing poetry, creative writing, positive quotes, and reflections online. Her aim is life enrichment.

The daisy is one of the official flowers of April.

The daisy is one of the official flowers of April.

April awakens from her winter snooze and blows a cool but not chilling breeze over the earth. The flowers join the re-awakening and burst open their blossoms. People embrace the outdoors in temperatures that are neither wintry nor sultry. Animals appreciate the longer hours they have to graze. And, according to Langston Hughes in April Rain Song, "The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk," and "plays a little sleep song on our roof at night."

What better way for sassy April to make her entrance than with the humor of All Fools' Day?

About April Fools

1. "Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever." ―Charles Lamb

2. "APRIL FOOL, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly." ―Ambrose Bierce.

3. "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." ―Mark Twain

4. "The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired a documentary . . . about Spaghetti growers in Switzerland―on April 1, 1957. . . Soon after the broadcast, the BBC received phone calls from viewers eager to know if spaghetti really grew on trees and how they might grow a spaghetti tree of their own." ―Leland Gregory

5. "When I was about ten years old, I gave my teacher an April Fool's sandwich, which had a dead goldfish in it."―Alan Alda

6. "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

Memories of April

7. "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

8. "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." ― George Orwell, 1984

9. "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

10. "April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees." ­―E. Y. Harburg

11. "The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it." ―Christopher Columbus

12. "Oh, 1994, April 27. There won't be a day like that ever again. I mean, the sky was blue, with a blueness that had never been there before." ―Desmond Tutu

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The sweet pea is another official flower of April.

The sweet pea is another official flower of April.

Insights About April

13. "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." ―William Shakespeare

14. "I shine in tears like the sun in April." ―Cyril Tourneur

15. "Oh, to be in England now that April's there." ―Robert Browning

16. "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. . . This month belongs to the birds and flowers; but most of all to the robin." ―Fannie Hardy Eckstorm

17. "April splinters like an ice palace." ―Ruth Stone

18. "During the rainstorms of April the oyster rises from the sea and opens its shell—rain enters it—when it sinks the raindrops become the pearl." ―Anne Sexton

19. "April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden." ―Marty Rubin

20. "Snow in April is abominable," said Anne. "Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss." ―L.M. Montgomery

21." Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labour to overcome the cloud that loads 'em." ―Thomas Otway

22. "April is a promise that May is bound to keep." ―Hal Borland

23. "Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come." ―Thomas Carlyle

24. "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

25. "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

26. "Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." ―Thomas Tusser

April in Poetry

27. "It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.”"
Edna St. Vincent Millay

28. "APRIL this year, not otherwise
Than April of a year ago
Is full of whispers, full of sighs,
Dazzling mud and dingy snow;
Hepaticas that pleased you so
Are here again, and butterflies."
Edna St. Vincent Millay

29. "In late April,
when the water spreads out and out
till everything is lilies and seepage,
there is only the mystery of tracks,
a rustle receding in the many reeds."
Charles Rafferty

30. "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

April Observances

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Defeat Diabetes Month
  • Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Listening Awareness Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

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Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 11, 2020:

Thanks, Angel. Blessing to you and yours also for your safety and protection. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on April 10, 2020:

I really liked the documentary about spaghetti trees, lol. Hope all is well and you are being safe.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 31, 2020:

You're welcome, Peggy. Glad to share these quotes. Every month is special to someone. And you're right. April's here.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2020:

I am reading this at the right time of the year since tomorrow is April 1st. You have gathered together a wonderful assortment of quotes and poetry. Thank you!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 20, 2020:

Alyssa, it helps to anticipate situations and scenes which boost our joy. I appreciate your comment.

Alyssa from Ohio on March 19, 2020:

What a beautiful collection! This has me looking forward to flowers and sunshine. Thank you, Dora!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 11, 2020:

Nithya, I'm happy that you enjoyed the quotes. Yes, April makes a good topic for poetry.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 10, 2020:

All great quotes about April, I enjoyed reading. I especially loved the poetic lines about April. Mark Twain’s quote is another favorite of mine.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on March 01, 2020:

Bill, thanks for the smile. I hardly ever get that kind of humor on a Sunday. Have a pleasant week.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on March 01, 2020:

I like number 2, Dora. It seems to fit a lot of people I know - maybe even myself. Have a terrific March as we get ready for the reawakening.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 26, 2020:

Thanks for sharing, Manatita. I continue to learn much from you.

manatita44 from london on February 26, 2020:


I was like you when I started 38 years ago. Our Christianity is so full of Saints and monasticism, yet I knew very little. With spiritual awakening, I began to learn so rapidly, of both East and West and soon realised that we are using different names for the same thing in so many ways!

Telling the rosary is like mantra or Japa, as is Gregorian chants. Silent Prayer of the monks is meditation and so forth. The Desert Fathers repeated the Jesus Prayer constantly!

I'm just saying, that for everything in the East, there is an equivalent in the West. We talk of Angels and Arch-angels, they speak of Gods and Goddesses, but Brahman is God. We are really one. Peace!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 26, 2020:

Thanks Brenda, for your positive feedback. So happy when I manage to please my readers.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 26, 2020:

Manatita, thanks for sharing a bit of Sri Chinmoy history. Never heard of mahasamadhi, but I looked it up so I've learned a new word.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

You do quite a bit of work to provide us with these quotes. They are interesting to read.

I have always heard April showers bring May flowers.

I would have hated Alda's teacher who gave him a sandwich on April Fool's day...a dead goldfish.

Thanks for sharing your work and I love how you link the one from March.

Have a great day!

manatita44 from london on February 26, 2020:

It is also one of our two significant Celebrations as April 13th, 1964, is the day Sri Chinmoy landed in America. He spent 43 years teaching Spirituality and took mahasamadhi - a Yogi's conscious exit from his physical body - in Oct 2007.

I like the purple/lilac flowers and the daisies. Beauty indeed!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 26, 2020:

Layne, thanks for your encouraging comment. Finding beautiful lines on April was not difficult, and it was a pleasure.

Laynie H from Bend, Oregon on February 24, 2020:

Some beautiful images, beautiful lines, and a great list of observation. Thank you for sharing, Ms. Dora.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 24, 2020:

Flourish, how I wish that you could feel the cool breeze instead of the biting cold just by thinking of spring. Hold On! It will soon be here.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 24, 2020:

Kari, Mark Twain made me smile too. Hoping for your sake that the groundhog is reliable. Happy Spring arrival when it comes.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 24, 2020:

What wonderful quotes .... funny, poetic, thoughtful. Thank you for these on this cold February day.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 24, 2020:

You have to love Mark Twain. He had a very clever mind. I think that may be my favorite. Now I'm starting to look forward to spring. Hopefully, the groundhog was right and it will be here soon.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 23, 2020:

Eiddwen, thanks for your visit. It encourages me to know that you loved all the quotes.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 23, 2020:

Marie, all the months are special, offering their own magic. Thank you for your contribution of Chaucer's lines on April. His work is a classic for all times.

Eiddwen from Wales on February 23, 2020:

Thank you for sharing this gem Dora. Each month has beauty and it's own magic. Loved all the quotes.

Marie Flint from Jacksonville, FL USA on February 23, 2020:

That's a lot of observances for one month. I wonder how the other months fare by comparison.

You did miss one of my favorite poems by Chaucer. His Canterbury Tales begins: Whan that Aprile with his shoures soote . . . [When April, with its sweet showers . . . (for some reason, April is considered masculine during the 14th Century).

What a fun month!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 23, 2020:

Bill, it's coming. Glad you like my favorite month. I'm also waiting with some excitement.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 23, 2020:

Thanks, Linda. I appreciate your feedback on those specific quotes, also the kindness in your general comment.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on February 23, 2020:

Hi, Dora. I can hardly wait for that wonderful month. I confess, right now, it seems far off, but I know it's coming. Thanks for the reminder.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 21, 2020:

This is another enjoyable quotations article. I especially liked the "April Memories" section. I think the quotes in that section are beautiful, except for number 8. That's impressive (and thought-provoking) for a different reason. Number 12 is impressive and thought-provoking as well.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Pam. April seems to be just right--neither wintry nor sultry." Have a great weekend yourself.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Donna, thank your very much for reading. I appreciate your kind comment.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Liz. I realize that Easter often comes during April, but couldn't find Easter quotes that say April. Thanks for mentioning it.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Linda. I appreciate the kind sentiments. You encourage me.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 21, 2020:

I loved having a quote for each day. There is sure a variety of opinions about April, but I like April. It is a warm month for us but usually not up in the 90s yet. This is beautiful Ms Dora. Have a good weekend.

Donna Rayne from Sparks, NV on February 21, 2020:

I loved it, it was captivating and beautiful! Great write, Ms. Dora, I love reading your work!

Have a lovely day!

Donna Rayne

Liz Westwood from UK on February 21, 2020:

As the days stretch out and the buds of spring appear, April is a popular month. Often it coincides with Easter and holiday time in the UK.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 21, 2020:

April is a month of promise. Flowers are blooming, our trees are shaking off the slumber of winter and budding out with fresh leaves. It is the month of my sister's birthday, and we will celebrate Easter! You have removed the winter gloom and filled our spirits with sunshine.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Louise. That's something else we share in common. April is also my favorite month.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Bill. I appreciate the count. You make April seem nearer and that's a pleasant feel.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Devika. Glad you can feel it. Let's enjoy the spring!.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Eric, thanks for your philosophical observations. Yes, I try to live in the perpetual spring, and please know that you are a perpetual help. Thank you.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 21, 2020:

I love them quotes, Dora. April is my favourite month!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 21, 2020:

I love Shakespeare's quote about the spirit of youth. That is the perfect description of that blessed month. It will be here in 40 days and I am anxious. :) Blessings to you always, Dora!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 21, 2020:

Hi Dora I feel your quotes for April are informing us of the goodness one can feel or have in this beginning of Spring. Greatly expressed!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 21, 2020:

Basically April is a big reminder to me about my attitude. Why does it seem Winter is the longest of all seasons, when in fact Spring has more days in it? Winter is the longest because in Winter my attitude is the shortest.

But I have noticed over a few years now that you, Dora, live in a perpetual Spring. Whenever I read your work I feel Spring arriving.

Funny about April -- it does not know that Spring starts during her time.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on February 21, 2020:

Thank you, Rosina. I love searching for quotes and I love it even more when readers like you appreciate them.

Rosina S Khan on February 21, 2020:

Dora, you amaze me with your quotes of April because they are all so awesome. I also loved to know April Observations. Thank you for such a terrific contribution.

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