40 Beautiful Cherry Blossom Quotes For Good Fortune

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 31, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
Beautiful spring with cherry blossoms against blue sky

Cherry blossoms, also known in Japan as 'Sakura', are an emblem of love, and they also symbolize good luck.

Cherry blossoms occupy a special place in Japanese traditions. The 'Hanami' festival in Japan is marked by the presence of cherry blossom, it is a time to celebrate life's beauty, regain perspective and appreciate the good things that happen in life.

Cherry blossoms are so loved that they have become surprisingly expensive as they are so in demand. But don't worry if you can't find the real thing, you can still enjoy these cherry blossom quotes!

Here are some exciting quotes on cherry blossoms. If you are looking for more interesting quotes, then please check out our [lotus flower quotes] and wildflower quotes.

Famous Cherry Blossom Tree Quotes

The cherry blossom tree inspires us to celebrate life all around the world.

1. "What a strange thing! To be alive beneath cherry blossoms."

-Kobayashi Issa.

2. "In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger."

-Kobayashi Issa.

3." 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.

4."The Japanese school year begins in spring. So mothers can send off their children as cherry blossoms fall from the branches."

-Cathy Davidson.

5."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 İldan.

6." From all these trees, in the salads, the soup, everywhere, cherry blossoms fall."

- Matsuo Basho.

7."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.

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

- Munia Khan.

9." White cherry blossom behold the joy of spring, As white cherry blossom blooms, For it will be over soon."

- Christopher Tye, 'White Cherry Blossom'.

10."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.

11."Everything blooms in its own time."

- Ken Petti

12." 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.

13." 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.

14." 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.

15." 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.

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

- Ikkyu Sojun.

17." 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."


18." Between our two lives there is also the life of the cherry blossom".

- Matsuo Basho.

19."If I were asked to explain the Japanese spirit, I would say it is wild cherry blossoms glowing in the morning sun! "

- Motoori Norinaga.

20."And so the spring buds burst, and so I gaze, and so the blossoms fall, and so my days ."

- Onitsura.

21."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, 'The Green Phoenix'.

22."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.

Quotes About Cherry Tree Blossom

These blooming blossom trees with pink flowering branches are a sight to behold and fill hearts with joy.

23."Break open, A cherry tree and there are no flowers, But the spring breeze, Brings forth myriad blossoms."

- Ikkyu Sojun.

24."Loveliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough."

-A. E. Housman.

25."Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration."

-Yoshida Kenko.

26."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.

27."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.

28."It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington's cherry blossoms are just plain overrated."

-Newt Gingrich.

29."As I caress the pink cherry blossom of the tree which has been keeping me for one-third of a century safe."

-Nobody Nose.

30."Oh, the wonder of it! The outrageous beauty! God didn’t have to give us cherry blossoms you know.

- Lynn Austin.

31."The cherry blossoms have a spiritual meaning for the Japanese people."    

-Ann McClellan.

32." 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."

-Matt Goulding.

'The Tale Of Genji' Quotes About Cherry Blossoms

Here are some cherry blossom quotes from 'The Tale of Genji,' a famous Japanese book where the blossoms were mentioned a lot.

33."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, 'The Tale Of Genji'.

34."Elsewhere the single-petalled cherry blossoms fell, the doubles faded, mountain cherries bloomed, and the wisteria colored."

-Murasaki Shikibu, 'The Tale Of Genji'.

35." 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, 'The Tale Of Genji'.

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

-Murasaki Shikibu, 'The Tale Of Genji'.

37." 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, 'The Tale Of Genji'.

Cherry Blossoms Quotes From Authors

The beauty of the Sakura cherry blossoms has given inspiration to many more writers.  

38."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, 'See What Flowers'.

39."Since ancient times, the Japanese have heralded the arrival of the cherry blossoms because they symbolize the ephemeral beauty of life."

- Victoria Abbott Riccardi.

40."Donated by Japan, cherry blossoms grace the paths where a wall once stood in Berlin. Walls divide. Flowers unite."

-Khang Kijarro Nguyen.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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