71+ 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

Cherry blossoms on the tree; their scent of sweetness is divine. ― Linda Winchell

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

Sad bright eyes are cherry blossoms your true love will never wake up.

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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

famous cherry blossom quotes

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

Meaningful Cherry Blossoms Life Quotes

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

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

inspiring cherry blossom quotes

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

Beautiful Quotes About Cherry Blossoms

The work of preservation demands that the feelings playing about in one’s guts not be turned into action. Just watch their passing like cherry blossoms. ― Maxine Hong Kingston

The notion is called wabi-sabi life, like the cherry blossom, it is beautiful because of its impermanence, not in spite of it, more exquisite for the inevitability of loss. ― Peggy Orenstein

Let us find inner freedom in each lucky moment that we encounter, like a sun-basking butterfly that finds peace on a cherry blossom petal. ― Erik Pevernagie

Sakura, sakura they fall in the dreams of sleeping beauty. ― Yosa Buson

White cherry blossom behold the joy of spring, As white cherry blossom blooms, For it will be over soon. ― Christopher Tye

Only in dreams of spring shall I ever see again the flowering of my cherry trees. ― Frances Hodgson Burnett

From heaven, it descends like, sakura petals drop. ― Issa Kobayachi

Everything blooms in its own time. ― Ken Petti

The ancients waited for cherry blossoms, grieved when they were gone, and lamented their passing in countless poems. How very ordinary the poems had seemed to Sachiko when she read them as a girl, but now she knew, as well as one could know, that grieving over fallen cherry blossoms was more than a fad or convention. ― Junichiro Tanizaki

I recall the months and years I spent as the intimate of someone whose affections have now faded like cherry blossoms scattering even before a wind blew. ― Yoshida Kenko

A cherry tree was coming into bloom, shooting out a froth of sugar-pink blossoms. She could see from its size and the gnarled branches that it was a mature tree, yet still capable of putting on such a wonderful show. A new beginning every spring, even from an old tree. ― Maggie Alderson

Looking about I see no cherry blossoms, And no crimson leaves, A straw-thatched hut by a bay, In the autumn dusk. ― Fujiwara no Teika

And meanwhile, meanwhile’s far from nothing: the humming moment, the rustle of cherry trees. ― Rachel Wetzsteon

The cherry blossoms have a spiritual meaning for the Japanese people. ― Ann McClellan

It would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine. ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

The cherry blossom season was over, but two of His Excellency’s trees must have consented to wait, for they were in late and glorious bloom. ― Murasaki Shikibu

As you scatter and leave, we’ll wait for your return. In next year’s spring, a life that is renewed. ― Akiko Ichimaru

Elsewhere the single-petalled cherry blossoms fell, the doubles faded, mountain cherries bloomed, and the wisteria colored. ― Murasaki Shikibu

The fragrant fallen blossoms have passed me by, I closed my eyes for a moment and thought of you. ― Denis J Ryan Harman

There is much to be said for cherry blossoms, but they seem so flighty. They are so quick to run off and leave you. ― Murasaki Shikibu

Short Cherry Blossom Quotes

Darling, you’re the beauty of a hummingbird and the standstill of a cherry blossom. ― Cheyenne Raine

It is true, as they say, that the blossoms of spring are all the more precious because they bloom so briefly. ― Murasaki Shikibu

Love is like cherry blossoms. They bloom at the first promise of spring. They beautify even the grayest landscape, they scatter at the first gust of wind. But as they hold, when you look at them, you steal a little view of paradise. ― Georgia Kakalopoulou

Yes, the cherry trees put this truth very plainly: none of the glory of blossoms and autumn leaves lasts long in this fleeting world. ― Murasaki Shikibu

I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. ― Pablo Neruda

Since ancient times, the Japanese have heralded the arrival of the cherry blossoms because they symbolize the ephemeral beauty of life. ― Victoria Abbott Riccardi

I bloomed up all over again despite knowing, cherry blossoms are only meant to wither. ― Eayra

All around us the blossoms flurry down whispering, Be patient you have an ancient beauty. ― Toi Derricotte

Donated by Japan, cherry blossoms grace the paths where a wall once stood in Berlin. Walls divide. Flowers unite. ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

How many, many things they call to mind these cherry-blossoms! ― Bashō Matsuo

I’ll be like Sakura Tree branching out to touch everybody’s soul and their inner sense of beauty. ― Haruhi

One of the legends suggesting why the cherry trees’ blossoms are so exquisite and ephemeral says that the fairy Ko-no-hana-sakuya-hime, the ‘maiden who causes trees to bloom,’ hovers low in the spring sky, awakening the sleeping trees with her delicate breath. ― Ann McClellan

I’d like to divide myself in order to see, among these mountains, each and every flower of every cherry tree. ― Saigyo