The end of March means April showers followed by warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, clear skies, and other picturesque images from nature.

Throughout the years, April has served as a major source of inspiration for notable poets and authors. The first full month of spring is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the essence of April with these inspirational quotes and sayings from BrainyQuote and Wise Sayings.

“The April winds are magical / And thrill our tuneful frames / The garden-walks are passional / To bachelors and dames.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“April will not fail to turn out as it should be, and as it generally is, one of the sweetest, dearest, loveliest months of the year.” - Joseph Grimaldi

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” - William Shakespeare

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” - Hal Borland

“It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation sign Aries or Leo, its home, for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy.” - Max Heindel

“The coming of April heralds the time to plant seeds of magic and fill the heart and home with the joy of light and life.” - Lotuswulf Satyrhorn

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” - Thomas Tusser

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” - Mark Twain

“So sweet love seemed that April morn. When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change.” - Robert Bridges

“Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labor to overcome the cloud that loads ‘em.” - Thomas Otway

“April, pride of woodland ways, / Of glad days, / April, bringing hope of prime, / To the young flowers that beneath / Their bud sheath / Are guarded in their tender time.” - Remy Belleau

“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.” - Marty Rubin

“April is a month of melody. In April, you can hear the warbling of mockingbirds and the chattering or squirrels.” - Ellen Jackson

“Rain soaks the earth, prompting growth and preparing the flowers of the season. And we find ourselves shedding our winter coats on the first warm spring day. This is April!” - Sharon Leah

“April with its haunting joy, and swift-stinging tears, / Month of mist and music, and the old moon-madness, / Month of magic fluting, the spirit only hears.” - Virna Sheard

A couple walks along a dyke with spring flowers at the North Sea coastal village of Norddeich, Germany, April 26, 2010. Reuters/Christian Charisius