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13 Quotes About the Changing Seasons

The changing of the seasons may seem like a mundane inevitability, but it is nonetheless a profound experience each time, full of anticipation and possibilities. As winter surrenders to spring, there’s a palpable sense of renewal and hope. Summer’s warmth and abundance evoke feelings of joy and freedom. In autumn, falling leaves and golden hues conjure up bittersweet nostalgia. And winter’s arrival brings with it a sense of quiet meditation and introspection.

As it is with nature, our lives are marked by cycles of growth and transformation. The seasons changing around us reminds us of the deep connection between humans and our environment. This selection of quotes on the four seasons and the transitions between them captures their inherent significance that, while felt deep in the soul, can be difficult to express in words.

There will be a spring and a summer. It's almost excruciating. But then comes autumn, short as a wink, before winter is finally upon us again. Life does not go on, it starts again, everything is possible again. Anything can happen, all the best and all the most beautiful and all the greatest adventures on earth.
Fredrik Backman

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Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Charles Dickens

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The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry van Dyke

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The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. My drooping hopes came to life again with the flowers.
Harriet Jacobs

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Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.
Vladimir Nabokov

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Everything is blooming most recklessly: if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke

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The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year — the days when summer is changing into autumn — the crickets spread the rumour of sadness and change.
E.B. White

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Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

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Spring … [is] more remarkable, as a general rule, for biting east winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
Samuel Butler

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Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love, — that makes life and nature harmonise.
George Eliot

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I see the sunset light flooding the river valley, the western hills stretching to the horizon, overhung with trees gorgeous and glowing with the tints of autumn, — a mighty flower-garden, blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, Frost.
John Greenleaf Whittier

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You expected to be sad in the fall … when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen.
Ernest Hemingway

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The first fall of snow is not only an event, but it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found?
J.B. Priestley

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