Thursday, March 24, 2011

“Spring has sprung!” said the bumble bee.

"Sweet April showers 
  Do spring May flowers."  
 - Thomas Tusser,  A Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandrie.

"In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
  When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
  Sweet lovers love the spring." 
 - William Shakespeare, It was a lover and his lass.

"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
  Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
  And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
  rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant. 

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."  
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

"A little Madness in the spring 
 Is wholesome even for the King."
- Emily Dickinson

"Don't you know what that is? It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! It seems to you that mainly what you want is to get away; get away from the same old tedious things you're so used to seeing and so tired of, and set something new. That is the idea; you want to go and be a wanderer; you want to go wandering far away to strange countries where everything is mysterious and wonderful and romantic. And if you can't do that, you'll put up with considerable less; you'll go anywhere you can go, just so as to get away, and be thankful of the chance, too."
- Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective.

Which quote do you prefer? My favourite is, without any doubt, Mark Twain's!


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