50 Much-Needed Spring Break Quotes

Pack your bags and get into vacation mode with our fun spring break quotes. 

Spring break is a time of year when everyone working hard gets to recharge, revive and have some fun.

Why is spring break such a big deal?

Spring break is scheduled around the middle of March so students and educators can get a small break before final exams and end-of-the-year promotions. 

The school year is long, and both students and the adults in their lives require breaks to reset. 

Many people idealize spring break as a week of nonstop travel and fun, but that is far from the truth for most people. 

Spring break has many mental and health benefits. 

Here are some benefits spring break poses to students, teachers, and families: 

  • Traveling is good for the mind, body, and soul. 
  • Spring break is good for mental decompression. 
  • Spring break is an excellent time for families to catch up with one another. 

For some working families, spring break can be a challenge. 

It is excellent that teachers and students are off from school. 

However, the rest of the world continues to go about their lives with businesses remaining open, and many parents have to go to work. 

Finding childcare or supervision for children can be arduous for some parents. 

The other side of spring break 

Many students enjoy coming to school to socialize with their friends. 

Some students miss school during spring break because they do not get to see their friends for a week. 

Spring break is a great time to decompress, but it can be stressful for some students and families.

For more fantastic content, check out our spring break quotes below. 

Check out our collection of spring quotes if you enjoy this article.

Short spring break quotes

These quotes only need a few words to capture the beauty of spring break. 

1. “Spring is the mischief in me.” ― Robert Frost

2. “Crimes spring from fixed ideas.” — Max Stirner

6. “Spring Training is a fun time for me.” — Joe Torre

4. “Spring is very energizing to me.” — David Hockney

5. “Spring is a true reconstructionist.” — Henry Timrod

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3. “A kind word is like a spring day.” — Russian Proverb

7. “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” — Leo Tolstoy

8. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” — Lilly Pulitzer

10. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” — Robin Williams 

10. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Spring break quotes that will make you smile

Spring is a time of the revival of all things fun. 

11. “The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” — Marty Rubin

12. “The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.” — S. Brown

13. “The spring of love becomes hidden and soon filled up.” — Max Muller

14. “Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” — Jessica Harrelson

15. “Blossom by blossom, the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne

16. “From heavenly thoughts, all true delight doth spring.” — Thomas Campion

17. “We will keep on planting flowers until spring is ours.” ― Bhuwan Thapaliya

18. “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” — Virgil A. Kraft

19. “Art doesn’t spring from the muses alone, but from hard work.” — Tom Rachman

20. “Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” — Bishop Reginald Heber

Spring break quotes for teachers

Teachers put in the work day in and day out. They deserve spring break. 

21. “Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” — John Muir

22. “My favorite role ever was Alien in ‘Spring Breakers.’” — James Franco

23. “Spring is magic, sweet to the sense & easy to celebrate.” ― Susan Branch

24. “Spring and fall, those are very inspiring times of the year for me.” — Henry Rollins

25. “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” — Margaret Atwood

26. “Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” — Neltje Blanchan

27. “Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.” — Doug Larson

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28. “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” — Pablo Neruda 

29. “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

30. “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!” — Jen Selinsky

Spring break quotes for students

These quotes are all for the students patiently waiting for the first day of spring break. 

31. “Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it occasioned a great deal of talk.” — Bill Nye

32. “In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” — Mark Twain

33. “You have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.” — Dave Winfield

34. “My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source – from favor and grace of God.” — Gerrit Smith

35. “The essence of a thoughtful spring menu is bringing the table to life with flavorful color!” — Sherry Yard

36. “That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” ― L.M. Montgomery

37. “Spring comes when the flowers bloom; your love cannot be understood, but you came alone.” ― Meng Hui

38. “In spring they lie flat at the first warmth, they ruin my summer, and in autumn they smell of women.” — Hugo Claus

39. “Early spring is the time for vigorous change, a preparation for the heat-driven oppression that is to come.” — Henry Rollins

40. “Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.” — Emily Carr

Happy spring break quotes

Spring is a time for cheer, happiness, and rebirth. 

41. “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard

42. “Always it’s spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.” — E. E. Cummings

43. “I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” — Virginia Woolf

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44. “I love those tiny little onions in the spring that are so small they’re almost like a little chive.” — Alice Waters

45. “My heart is in a world of water and crystal. My clothes are damp in this time of spring rains.” — Du Fu

46. “If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.” — Victor Hugo

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

48. “I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring.” — Kirsty Gallacher

49. “August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer.” — Henry Rollins

50. “If you wanna learn about change management, go meditate in a forest at the beginning of spring and then again in autumn.” ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.

Spring break history

Western historians will trace the origin of spring break back to Greece and Rome, where spring festivals and celebrations celebrated fertility and new beginnings.

Greek gods such as Dionysus were honored, and festivals were held to celebrate new creations.  

Modern spring break emerged as a pop culture phenomenon in the 1930s. 

Many attribute this tradition to the swim team of Colgate University. 

It is said that they went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for training during the spring, and swimmers from across the country began traveling there to compete, starting the first waves of college spring breaks. 

The first MTV spring break appeared in 1986.

Shortly after, the American Medical Association began issuing warnings of the dangers of overindulgence and partying on spring break. 

Today people from all over the world look forward to having fun on spring break. 

What are your favorite places to travel for spring break?

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