Cherry Blossom Sayings and Quotes

There’s no greater spring sight than the beautiful bursts of pink and white cherry blossoms. With blooms lasting roughly just two weeks, cherry blossoms are a reminder of just how fleeting life is. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful cherry blossom quotes.

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


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

In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.     

Kobayashi Issa

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

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

Break open A cherry tree And there are no flowers; But the spring breeze Brings forth myriad blossoms.     

Ikkyu Sojun

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

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

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

Flowers enshrine my heart between their petals; that's why my heartbeats love them so much.     

Munia Khan

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