April is many people’s favorite month. It is associated with spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere where it is equivalent to October.
It is also the month (or day) of practical jokes and hoaxes. April Fools’ Day is a centuries-old tradition but is particularly popular since the 19th century.
Facts About The Month Of April
- April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian.
- April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.
- In the Roman calendar, the fourth month of April is spelled Aprilis, meaning “to open.”
- The birthstone for people born in April is the diamond, one of the hardest substances on earth, and one that formed deep in the earth.
- Earth Day is on the 22nd of April.
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
― William Shakespeare
“Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!”
― W. H. Gibson
“April comes like an idiot, babbling and stewing flowers.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
“The April winds are magical, And thrill our tuneful frames; The garden walks are passional To bachelors and dames.”April Quotes
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only underground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
“April. Month of dust and lies.”
― Naguib Mahfouz
“April, April, Laugh thy girlish laughter, and the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears, April.”
― Angus Wilson
“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.”
― Marty RubinApril Quotes
“Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
“They came on one of April’s most brilliant days–a day as sparkling as a newly-washed lemon…a day when even the shadows were a melange of blue and orange and jade, like the shadows that poured from the tipsy brush of Monet.”
― Beverley Nichols
“Although I was born in April, I’m quite certain I was not fully awake until October~”
― Peggy Toney Horton
“Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.”April Quotes
― Charles Lamb
“Some people can’t be fooled on April Fool’s Day because they were fooled too many times during their entire lifetime.”
― Akash B Chandran
“April showers bring forth May flowers.”
“When bullying April bruised mine eyes
With sleet-bound appetites and crude
Experiments of green, I still was wise
And kissed the blossoming rod.”
― Cecil Day-Lewis
“April weather, rain and sunshine both together.”April Quotes
― English Country Saying
“If April showers should come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May.”
― Buddy de Sylva
“Why are people so tired on April 1st? Because they just finished a 31-day March.”
“Her laughter sounded like April showers, like whispered secrets, like glass wind-chimes.”
― Rebecca McNutt
“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”April Quotes
― Mark Twain
“But it is a sort of April-weather life that we lead in this world. A little sunshine is generally the prelude to a storm.”
― William Cowper
“April was just beginning, and after the warm spring day it turned cooler, slightly frosty, and a breath of spring could be felt in the soft, cold air. The road from the convent to town was sandy, they had to go at a walking pace; and on both sides of the carriage, in the bright, still moonlight, pilgrims trudged over the sand. And everyone was silent, deep in thought, everything around was welcoming, young, so near— the trees, the sky, even the moon—and one wanted to think it would always be so.”
― Anton Chekov
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
― Anne Bradstreet
“Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria RilkeSpring Quotes
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heartache, you want it so!”
― Mark Twain
“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.”
― L.M. Montgomery
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
― Marty Rubin
“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”
― Dodie SmithSpring Quotes
“I can still bring into my body the joy I felt at seeing the first trillium of spring, which seemed to be telling me, “Never give up hope, spring will come.”
― Jessica Stern
“At the best of times, spring hurts depressives.”
― Angela Carter
“Spring never looks at what the previous year has left it to work with. For you see, the issue is not the amount that’s left. The issue is the privilege to have any amount.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”
― Lilly PulitzerSpring Quotes
Famous People Born In April
Actors Born In April
- Michael Fassbender
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Hugo Weaving
- Asa Butterfield
- Paul Rudd
- Russell Crowe
- Jackie Chan
- Patricia Arquette
- Alec Baldwin
- Mandy Moore
- Marlon Brando
- Al Pacino
- Jessica Alba
- Jack Nicholson
- Eddie Murphy
- Andie MacDowell
- Charlie Chaplin
- Emma Watson
- Uma Thurman
- and many more
Singers And Musicians Born In April
- Willie Nelson
- Marvin Gaye
- Wayne Newton
- Muddy Waters
- Billie Holiday
- Dusty Springfield
- Roy Orbison
- Barbra Streisand
- Kelly Clarkson
- Ella Fitzgerald
Scientists And Artists Born In April
- William Shakespeare
- Hans Christian Andersen
- William Wordsworth
- Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)
- Tom Clancy
- Thomas Jefferson
- Glenn T. Seaborg
- Guglielmo Marconi
- Eugene Delacroix
- Charles Francis Richter
- Jay Leno
- Jerry Seinfeld