35+ Best Cherry Blossom Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A cherry blossom is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus. The most well-known species is the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is commonly called sakura. Profoundly inspirational cherry blossom quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Cherry Blossom Quotes

Flowers enshrine my heart between their petals; that’s why my heartbeats love them so much. ― Munia Khan

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees. ― Pablo Neruda

Look at the cherry blossoms! Their color and scent fall with them, Are gone forever, Yet mindless The spring comes again. ― Ikkyu

What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms. ― Kobayashi Issa

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The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. ― Homaro Cantu

Come see the cherry trees of a water constellation and the round key of the rapid universe, come touch the fire of instantaneous blue, come before its petals are consumed. ― Pablo Neruda

And so the spring buds burst, and so I gaze, And so the blossoms fall, and so my days … ― Onitsura

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. ― When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Nhat Hanh

We celebrate the cherry tree not for its efficiency but for its effectiveness – and for its beauty. Its materials are in constant flow, and all those thousands of useless cherry blossoms look gorgeous. Then they fall to the ground and become soil again, so there’s no problem. ― William McDonough

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger. ― Kobayashi Issa

Break open A cherry tree and there are no flowers; But the spring breeze Brings forth myriad blossoms. ― Ikkyu Sojun

Light as feathers, as fleeting as Zephyr, one moment they breathed pink, the next they faded. Cherry blossoms were as much an inspiration for beautiful verse as they were a reminder of life’s fickleness, she thought. ― Alice Poon

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough. ― A. E. Housman

Soldiers falling fast, Battle of white and scarlet, Blossoms on the ground. ― David Kudler

I want to do with you what the spring does with the cherry trees. ― Pablo Neruda

Ah, if in this world there were no such thing as cherry blossoms, perhaps then in springtime our hearts would be at peace. ― Ariwara no Narihira

Due to their short bloom time, Sakura blossoms are a metaphor for life itself: beautiful yet fleeting. You’ll realize when you’re as old as me to hang on to the good times because they won’t last forever. ― Shannon M Mullen

I’ve seen spring come to the orchard every year as far back as I can remember, and I’ve never grown tired of it. Oh, the wonder of it! The outrageous beauty! God didn’t have to give us cherry blossoms you know. He didn’t have to make apple trees and peach trees burst into flower and fragrance. But God just loves to splurge. He gives us all this magnificence and then, if that isn’t enough, He provides fruit from such extravagance. ― Lynn Austin

Suddenly she was seeing the buds on the cherry trees around her; she could feel the energy packed within them, a bouquet of fireworks whose fuse had already been lit. She could smell them, too, a subtle essence of pink and lollipops, the sweetness deepened by the scent of the slowly warming earth below them. ― Erica Bauermeister

Look at the cherry blossoms! Their color and scent fall with them, are gone forever, yet mindless. The spring comes again. ― Ikkyu

It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington’s cherry blossoms are just plain overrated. ― Newt Gingrich

On a moonlit night, after a snowfall, or under cherry blossoms, it adds to our pleasure if, while chatting at our ease, we bring forth the wine cups. ― Yoshida Kenko

Like any great and good country, Japan has a culture of gathering- weddings, holidays, seasonal celebrations- with food at the core. In the fall, harvest celebrations mark the changing of the guard with roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes, and skewers of grilled gingko nuts. As the cherry blossoms bloom, festive picnics called hanami usher in the spring with elaborate spreads of miso salmon, mountain vegetables, colorful bento, and fresh mochi turned pink with sakura petals. ― Matt Goulding

Between our two lives there is also the life of the cherry blossom. ― Matsuo Basho

The Japanese school year begins in spring… So, mothers can send off their children as cherry blossoms fall from the branches. ― Cathy Davidson

For in spite of the snapdragons and the duty millers and the cherry blossoms, it was always winter. ― Janet Frame

Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring – these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration. ― Yoshida Kenko

Saying Dating web sites don’t work is like saying my keyboard types wrong as it is “written seek and yee shall find. ― Stanley Victor Paskavich

If I were asked to explain the Japanese spirit, I would say it is wild cherry blossoms glowing in the morning sun! ― Motoori Norinaga

However far I gaze Neither cherry blossoms nor Crimson leaves are in sight. Only a fisherman’s hut on the shore in the autumnal evening. ― Fujiwara no Teika

From all these trees, in the salads, the soup, everywhere, cherry blossoms fall. ― Matsuo Basho

The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries. ― Homaro Cantu

I have a pretty good memory, but memories are time beings, too, like cherry blossoms or ginkgo leaves; for a while they are beautiful, and then they fade and die. ― Ruth Ozeki

[W]hen the mind is really absent, in that silence, in that unlimited space, your potential starts glowing, radiating, flowering. Suddenly you are full of cherry blossoms, a new presence, a new fragrance. ― Rajneesh

It is springtime now! While the world looks for a new war to fight, you look for a cherry blossom to watch! Let the stupid seeks the violence; you seek the elegance! ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

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