70 Cherry Blossom Quotes To Inspire You In Love and Life

Looking for quotes about the beautiful Sakura Cherry Blossom? We have rounded up the best collection of cherry blossom quotes, sayings, captions, sayings, (with images and pictures)  to give a symbolic comparison about different perspectives of life.

Cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan. It is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus or Prunus subg. Cerasus. They are also known as Japanese cherry and Sakura.

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They generally refer to ornamental cherry trees, and not to be confused with cherry trees that produce fruit for eating. In Japan, cherry blossoms are seen as a sign of the beginning and celebration of spring.

The significance of the beautiful cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. The cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is very beautiful but that it is also tragically short.

These inspirational cherry blossom sayings are divided in these sections;

  • Cherry Blossom Quotes
  • Cherry Blossom Love Quotes

If you are inspired with these uplifting quotes then also see lotus flower quotes and best landscape quotes to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Best Cherry Blossom Quotes

  1. In “What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.”- Kobayashi Issa                                                                                                                                                                       
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    cherry blossom captions

  2. “Between our two lives there is also the life of the cherry blossom.”- Matsuo Basho

  3. “In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.”- Kobayashi Issa                                                                                                                                           
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    cherry blossom inspirational quotes

  4. “From all these trees, in the salads, the soup, everywhere, cherry blossoms fall.”- Matsuo Basho

  5. “And so the spring buds burst, and so I gaze, And so the blossoms fall, and so my days …”- Uejima Onitsura

  6. “For in spite of the snapdragons and the duty millers and the cherry blossoms, it was always winter.”- Janet Frame

  7. “I’d like to divide myself in order to see, among these mountains, each and every flower of every cherry tree.”- Saigyō

  8. “Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers; But the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.”- Ikkyu Sojun                                                                                 
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    sakura quotes

  9. “As I caress the pink cherry blossom of the tree which has been keeping me for one third of a century safe.”- Nobody Nose

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

  11. “If I were asked to explain the Japanese spirit, I would say it is wild cherry blossoms glowing in the morning sun!”- Motoori Norinaga                                                               
    Cherry Blossom Quotes
    Cherry Blossom Quotes

  12. “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

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

  14. “White cherry blossom behold the joy of spring, as white cherry blossom blooms, for it will be over soon.”- Christopher Tye, (White Cherry Blossom)

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

  16. “The Japanese school year begins in spring … so mothers can send off their children as cherry blossoms fall from the branches.”- Cathy Davidson

  17. “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

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

  19. “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

  20. “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

  21. “Cherry plum blossom in an old tin jug — Oh, it is lovely, beautiful and fair, With sun on it and little shadows mixed All in among the fragrant wonder there.”- Lesbia Harford

  22. “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

  23. “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

  24. “I feel as though as I touch those cherry-blossom petals Cup the budding cherry flowers in my hands I am slowly, yet lovingly stroking Brigid’s silky pretty face.”- Nobody Nose

  25. “It is spring time 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

  26. “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

  27. “Cherry plum blossom on the workroom bench Where we can see it all our working hours. In all my garden days of ladyhood, I never met girls who so loved sweet flowers.”- Lesbia Harford

  28. “When 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

  29. “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

  30. “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

  31. “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 Mullen (See What Flowers)

  32. “I wouldn’t mind if life left me… wingless burnt to cinders ripped by storms scattered…like weeds celestially wounded without cherry blossoms to perish wi
    th but I would cry with head held in my hands if it left me…unfulfilled.”- Sanober Khan

  33. “The first time I saw a fingerbowl was at the home of my benefactress. […] The water had a few cherry blossoms in it, and I thought it must be some clear sort of Japanese after-dinner soup and ate every bit of it, including the crisp little blossoms.”- Sylvia Plath

  34. “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

  35. “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

  36. “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

  37. “Along the wide curving moat surrounding the palace, rows of cherry trees announced the end of their seasonal beauty. Some of the trees were weeping: blossoms in white and palest pink, ponderous with decreptitude, eddying on the brown water, stirred by the paddling of ducks.”- John Burnham Schwartz

  38. “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 Kenkō

  39. “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.”- Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

  40. “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

Cherry Blossom Love Quotes

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  1. “Cherry blossoms on the tree; their scent of sweetness is divine.” – Linda Winchell

  2. “Sad bright eyes are cherry blossoms your true love will never wake up.”- Communique

  3. “Loveliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough.”- A. E. Housman

  4. “The cherry blossoms have a spiritual meaning for the Japanese people.”- Ann McClellan

  5. “I thought, cherry blossoms in spring. But with you around, it blossoms anytime!!!” – Rima Reyka

  6. “I bloomed up all over again despite knowing, cherry blossoms are only meant to wither.” – Eayra

  7. Love is like cherry blossoms. You won’t find it every time, everywhere. Wait for it’s season to come and you won’t be long in despair. – Moushami Suryavanshi

  8. “Yeah you should taste her majesty My lil’ cherry blossom Just like a crow, it cut my throat.”- Paolo Nutini

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

  10. “I don’t want to be shy can’t stand it anymore I just want to say Hi To the one I love Cherry blossom girl.” – Air

  11. “Cherry blossom cherry blossom It’s the air that we breathe How have we forgotten what it means to be.”- Haelos

  12. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

  13. “If there were no cherry blossoms in this world How much more tranquil our hearts would be in spring.”- Ariwara no Narihira

  14. “Cherry blossom I can’t let you go I’m not an expert But I know you’re like gold You pop up Shine bright Then you hit the road.”- Jon Vinyl

  15. “Cherry blossoms are explored as symbols in Japanese art and artifacts, and in images of Japonism found in Western art.”- Ann McClellan

  16. “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

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

  18. “Cherry blossom is falling Cherry blossom is on its way out hear a new word is calling It hears me too and it wants me to shout it out.”- Nitzer Ebb

  19. “So cross me cherry blossom tree For you have witnessed it all You’ve seen the world change suddenly At it’s height and at it’s fall.”- Imaginary Cities

  20. “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love they will bloom like flowers.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  21. “What’s your story baby? No control of what I am saying Winter leaves still make me believe No vendettas, just a cherry blossom tree.”- Manic Street Preachers

  22. “The cloud-like effect of the cherry trees in bloom on Mount Yoshino has inspired poets and common folk in Japan for over a thousand years.”- Ann McClellan

  23. “The ornamental cherry trees’ blossoms called Sakura, are as closely associated with the image of Japan held by the rest of the world as is Mount Fuji.”- Ann McClellan

  24. “As the poet Motoori famously expressed it: If one should ask you concerning the spirit of a true Japanese, point to the wild cherry blossom glowing in the sun.”- Ann McClellan

  25. “It looks like rain in Cherry Blossom Lane The sunshine of your smile’s no longer there It looks like rain in Cherry Blossom Lane Your golden voice no longer fills the air.”- Guy Lombardo

  26. “I hiked out to the country On a path of self discovery But all I found was a cherry blossom tree as I believe in harming melodies hypnotized by a silent breeze The of this cherry blossom tree.”- Imaginary Cities

  27. “These exuberant festivals celebrate the ethereal and glorious springtime blooming of the ancient cherry blossom tree and its role today as an instrument of diplomacy, landscape enhancement and eternal sign of spring and romance.”- Ann McClellan

  28. “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

  29. “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

  30. “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, the subtle essence of pink and lollipops, the sweetness deepened by the scent of the slowly warming earth below them.” – Erica Bauermeister

  31. “Cherry Blossoms Say Spring looks at the life cycle of a cherry tree, the history behind the gift of the Japanese cherry trees to our nation’s capital, and the association of cherry trees and spring. Vibrant scenes from the Cherry Blossom Festival and the flood of visitors to the Tidal Basin are balanced with shots of the natural beauty of these trees.”- Jill Esbaum


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