100+ March Quotes to Welcome in Spring
May 17, 2023 9:00 AM EST
These March quotes and sayings will remind you of what’s so special about this month.
Drawing inspiration from literary greats and pop culture icons, this article explores captivating quotes encapsulating this remarkable month’s essence.
March bridges the gap between winter and spring, holding a special place in our hearts (especially for basketball lovers).
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March is the year’s third month and the first month of Spring.
It has a few popular sayings associated with it, like “In like a lion, out like a lamb.”
March represents a time of transition, growth, and the promise of renewal.
March is named after Mars, but this seems strange, as I wouldn’t associate March with conflict.
Although, I will admit, sometimes the seasons appear to be at odds with one another…
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These March quotes will:
- offer a new perspective on the seasons
- make you laugh, smile, and expand your thinking
- offer a few quotes for the sports enthusiast in your life
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March quotes about winter
1. “March bustles in on windy feet and sweeps my doorstep and my street.” ― Susan Reiner
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2. “March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” ― Garrison Keillor
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3. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” ― Robin Williams
4. “A perfect spring day! Enjoy it while it lasts because you don’t know what’s coming.” ― Marty Rubin
5. “You are reborn with the roses, in every spring.” ― Juan Ramón Jiménez
6. “This is the perfume of March: rain, loam, feathers, mint.” ― Lisa Kleypas
7. “Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty.” ― William Shakespeare
8. “March is a month of expectation.” — Emily Dickinson
9. “Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” ― Elizabeth Bowen
10. “Boredom is when the same naïve flowers blossom again in the month of March.” ― Iwan Goll
March quotes about the weather elements
11. “The stormy March has come at last, With winds and clouds and changing skies; I hear the rushing of the blast That through the snowy valley flies.” ― William C. Bryant
12. “As through the poplar’s gusty spire, the March wind sweeps and sings, I sit beside the hollow fire, and dream familiar things; Old memories wake, faint echoes make a murmur of dead Springs…” ― Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature
13. “March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil.” ― Sara Coleridge
14. “Now when the primrose makes a splendid show, And lilies face the March-winds in full blow, And humbler growths as moved with one desire; Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire…” ― William Wordsworth
15. “So many mists in March, so many frosts in May.” ― Unknown
16. “Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour. We go forth austere, dedicated, believing in the iron links of Destiny, and will not turn on our heel to save our life: but a book, or a bust, or only the sound of a name, shoots a spark through the nerves, and we suddenly believe in will…” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
17. “The March wind roars, Like a lion in the sky, And makes us shiver, As he passes by.” ― Unknown
18. “Winds of March, we welcome you, there is work for you to do. Work and play and blow all day, blow the winter wind away.” ― Unknown
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19. “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
March quotes to keep you going
20. “A cloud comes over the sunlit arch, a wind comes off a frozen peak, and you’re two months back in the middle of March.” ― Robert Frost
21. “When March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb.” ― Unknown
22. “A dry March and a wet May, fill barns and bays, with corn and hay.” ― Unknown
23. “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.” ― English Proverb
Interesting March quotes
24. “March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine.” ― L.M. Montgomery
25. “March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know, The persons of prognostication are coming now. We try to sham becoming firmness, But pompous joy betrays us, as his first betrothal betrays a boy.” ― Emily Dickinson
26. “March is a month of considerable frustration it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country, the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light-years away.” ― Thalassa Cruso
27. “March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a ‘gentleman gambler’ when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely… There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
28. “POOR MARCH. It is the HOMELIEST month of the year. Most of it is MUD, Every Imaginable Form of MUD, and what isn’t MUD in March is ugly late-season SNOW falling onto the ground in filthy muddy heaps that look like PILES of DIRTY LAUNDRY.” ― Vivian Swift
29. “March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.” ― Hal Borland
Springy March quotes
30. “Only those with tenacity can march forward in March.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
31. “Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of his instruments, not the composer.” ― Geoffrey Charlesworth
32. “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ― Lewis Grizzard
33. “To welcome her the Spring breath’s forth Elysian sweets; March strews the Earth With violets and posies.” ― Edmund Waller
34. “March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong.” ― Caroline May
35. “A light exists in Spring, not present in the year at any other period when March is scarcely here.” ― Emily Dickinson
36. “March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s all too appropriate that cheerful yellow flowers represent the first month of spring.” ―FTD
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37. “I have said that there was great pleasure in watching the ways in which different plants come through the ground, and February and March are the months in which that can best be seen.” ― Henry N. Ellacombe
38. “Where did Gabriel get a lily, in the month of March, when the green is hardly seen on the early larch?” ― Grace James
39. “A wet March, a wet Spring.” ― Unknown
40. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ― Lady Bird Johnson
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Sporty March quotes
41. “I like college football, but I’m a huge college basketball fan. I could sit and watch every game of March Madness and be happy. That could be a vacation.” ― Lewis Black
42. “If we want football to be a sport that is no longer a sport, then use VAR on every incident. However, if we get to March, where every point becomes decisive, then games can last three or four hours.” ― Massimiliano Allegri
43. “March is here. It reminds me of sports day at school, 3rd March, full day on the field.” ― Faraz
44. “For sports fans, watching events like this weekend’s Super Bowl or the upcoming March Madness tournament in crystal clear HD is the next best thing to being in the front row.” ― Dave Watson
45. “I hope your decisions in life aren’t as ill-conceived as your March Madness bracket.” ― Unknown
46. “March Madness brings April Sadness.” ― Unknown
47. “March Madness (n.).” “What your wife gets when you pay more attention to ESPN and your brackets than her.” ― Unknown
48. “Filling out the NCAA bracket for my office pool is the most work I’ve done since last March.” ― Unknown
49. “I like college football, but I’m a huge college basketball fan. I could sit and watch every game of March Madness and be happy. That could be a vacation.” ― Lewis Black
50. “March Madness is an incredible three weeks. I firmly believe it’s the greatest three weeks in sports. You have the Super Bowl; you have the World Series.” ― Dick Vitale
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Insightful March quotes and sayings
51. “A windy March is lucky. Every pint of March dust brings a peck of September corn, and a pound of October cotton.” ― Julia Peterkin
52. “Match the right things in March.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
53. “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” ―English Proverb
54. “In March, winter is holding back, and spring is pulling forward. Something holds, and something pulls inside of us too.” ― Jean Hersey
55. “How terrible a time is the beginning of March. In a month, there will be daffodils and the sudden blossoming of orchards, but you wouldn’t know it now. You have to take spring on blind faith.” ―Beatriz Williams
56. “My father was often impatient during March, waiting for winter to end, the cold to ease, the sun to reappear. March was an unpredictable month when it was never clear what might happen. Warm days raised hopes until ice and grey skies shut over the town again.” ― Tracy Chevalier
57. “Despite March’s windy reputation, winter isn’t really blown away; it is washed away. It flows down all the hills, goes swirling down the valleys and spills out to sea. Like so many of this earth’s elements, winter itself is soluble in water… It is a wet world, winter’s harsh grip beginning to relax… An outcropping ledge on the hillside sheds its beard of icicles and becomes a seep spring that drips into a shallow pool that feeds a growing runlet.” ― The New York Times
Other motivational March quotes
58. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ― Pablo Neruda
59. “It was March. The days of March creeping gustily on like something that man couldn’t hinder and God wouldn’t hurry.” ― Enid Bagnold
60. “The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.” ― S. Brown
61. “Flowers and colours everywhere, I am so glad that March is here.” ― Anamika Mishra
62. “March is an example of how beautiful new beginnings can be.” ― Anamika Mishra
63. “Every cold and dark phase ends and hence begins a beautiful phase of warmth and vibrance. Don’t believe? Just notice March.” ― Anamika Mishra
64. “Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” ― John Muir
65. “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” ― Virgil A. Kraft
66. “By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run, and the world would wake into itself again.” ― Neil Gaiman
67. “March 4th, the only day that’s also a sentence.” ― John Green
68. “March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite.” ― Algernon C. Swinburne
69. “One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the spring.” ― Aldo Leopold
March quotes to help transition in to Spring
70. “The seventeenth of March. In other words, spring… I mean those in the height of fashion, women or men—can they afford to wait any longer before buying their spring wardrobes?” ― Colette
71. “Where flowers bloom so does hope. / Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing / Under the sky’s gray arch; / Smiling, I watch the shaken elm-boughs / knowing It is the wind of March.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier
72. “Dear March, come in! / How glad I am! / I looked for you before. / Put down your hat — / You must have walked — / How out of breath you are! / Dear March, how are you? / And the rest? / Did you leave Nature well? / Oh, March, come right upstairs with me, / I have so much to tell!” ― Emily Dickinson
73. “March, March, all the day, / Winds of March, please march away; / March away with noisy drum / For the flowers want to come; / March away through every street, / Noisy tramp of noisy feet, / Noisy music all the way—/ March, March, March away!” ― Annette Wynne
74. “They captured in their ramble all the mysteries and magics of a March evening.” ― L.M. Montgomery
75. “March is such a fickle month. It is the seam between winter and spring—though seam suggests an even hem, and March is more like a rough line of stitches sewn by an unsteady hand, swinging wildly between January gusts and June greens. You don’t know what you’ll find until you step outside.” ― V.E. Schwab
Moody March quotes
76. “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
77. “Today is the day when bold kites fly, When cumulus clouds roar across the sky. When robins return, when children cheer, When light rain beckons spring to appear.” ― Robert McCracken
78. “In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove; In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson
79. “As it rains in March so it rains in June.” ― Unknown
80. “March with grief doth howl and rave…” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley
81. “December days were brief and chill, The winds of March were wild and drear, And, nearing and receding still, Spring never would, we thought, be here.” ― Arthur Hugh Clough
82. “The day before April / Alone, alone, I walked in the woods / And I sat on a stone. I sat on a broad stone / And sang to the birds. The tune was God’s making / But I made the words.” ― Mary Carolyn Davies
83. “March so fickle, March so fair, Pouting, shy, with wind-blown hair, Nut-brown shawl and crocus cup, Smile that lights the whole world up.” ― Sara L. Vickers Oberholtzer
84. “February makes a bridge and March breakes it.” ― Witts Recreations
85. “March is blustery and boisterous, Never quiet nor inert, Swaggers in and out with gusto — March is just an extravert.” ― Thelma Ireland
March Quotes that Celebrate the Uniqueness of March
86. “It was the second week in March… The magnolia trees had already bloomed, and tulips, daffodils, and wildflowers were shooting up all around the convent’s gardens.” ― Rosanna Chiofalo
87. “Believe in yourself because every February gust is followed by a March spring.” ― Unknown
88. “March gives a perfect message to hold on and never give up because spring will come and life will get warmer.” ― Unknown
89. “Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.” ― Ogden Nash
90. “It is a beautiful March morning. […] Eternally fresh, eternally hopeful, always ingenuous.” ― Kate Morton, The House at Riverton
91. “In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.” ― John Steinbeck
March Quotes To Give You A Free Mood
92. “Hope sleeps in our bones like a bear waiting for spring to rise and walk.” ― Marge Piercy
93. “Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes.” ― Maria Konopnicka
94. “The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” ― Harriet Ann Jacobs
95. “If there were no cherry blossoms in this world, how much more tranquil our hearts would be in spring.” ― Ariwara no Narihira
96. “Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. Spring will come.” ― Robert H. Schuller
97. “When March goes on forever, And April’s twice as long, Who gives a damn if spring has come, As long as winter’s gone.” ― R. L. Ruzicka
98. “An optimist is the human personification of spring.” ― Susan J. Bissonette
99. “Look at the cherry blossoms! Their color and scent fall with them, Are gone forever, Yet mindless, The spring comes again.” ― Ikkyu
100. “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!” ― Mark Twain
101. “Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” ― Anita Krizzan
Which of these March quotes is your favorite?
Maybe you have been anticipating this time of year during the hard winter.
Have you been asking yourself what’s so special about March (it can’t be all about basketball)?
Look on the bright side.
No, really, March is optimism month!
It is also Women’s History Month.
If you need something other than basketball to occupy your time, you can pick up a craft activity for National Craft Month!
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