55 thoughtful Easter quotes to inspire and uplift you

Easter Sunday is one of the biggest holidays on the Christian calendar and for many people, is a day for reflection, worship and time spent with loved ones.

However you plan to commemorate the holiday this year, whether it be attending service or hosting dinner for the family, you may be in search of an Easter quote to use as an Instagram caption, text message or greeting.

To help inspire you, we've rounded up a collection of meaningful quotes, bible passages and funny sayings to ensure you've got just the right thing on hand for whatever the occasion calls for.

Choose from Psalms, blessings, quotes about spring and a host of other messages in honor of Easter Sunday.

Among them you'll find quotes from authors, musicians and even a few funny ones from the likes of Dolly Parton, Robin Williams and the most legendary rabbit of them all: Bugs Bunny himself.

Regardless, if you're enjoying brunch with the family, celebrating the arrival of spring or in need of a short Easter blessing, you're sure to find everything you're looking for in the list below.

Happy Easter quotes

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “As for me, I will follow the path of the pink bunnies.” — Magenta Periwinkle

  • “Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life.” — Gertrude Stein

  • “Then came the healing time, hearts started to shine, soul felt so fine, oh what a freeing time it was.” — Aberjhani, “Songs from the Black Skylar, zPed Music Player”

  • “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “My sun sets to rise again.” — Robert Browning

  • “Even the smallest one can change the world,” — Peter Rabbit

  • “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” — Anne Frank

  • “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair ... ” — Susan Polis Schutz

  • “If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.” — Jeannette Walls, “Half Broke Horses”

  • “In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child.” — L. Frank Baum

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” — John 20:29

  • “Easter. The joy of candy, colors, creativity and costuming. A season unlike any other.” — Grant Morrison, “Happy!”

  • “The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” — Kate McGahan, “Only Gone from Your Sight”

  • “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life.” — Janine di Giovanni

  • “The great gift of Easter is hope.” — Basil Hume

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “Easter is very important to me. It’s a second chance.” — Reba McEntire

  • “For I remember it is Easter morn, / And life and love and peace are all newborn, / And joy has triumphed over loss and pain.” — Alice Freeman Palmer, “On a Gloomy Easter”

  • “The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with.” — Siobhan Shaw

Funny Easter quotes

  • “Oh, carrots are divine, you get a dozen for a dime, it's maaaa-gic!” — Bugs Bunny

  • “I warned you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you knew it all, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it?” — Tim, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer

  • “I'll tell you one thing, Doc, he weren't no rabbit.” — Bugs Bunny, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”

  • “Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.” — Evan Esar

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “Here’s for me the one big question: How do you get Crucifixion, Resurrection and then chocolate bunnies, colored eggs? How do you do that one? Even kids are going, ‘Rabbits don’t lay eggs. What is this?’” — Robin Williams

  • “I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” — Dolly Parton

  • “Good idea: finding the Easter eggs on Easter. Bad idea: finding the Easter eggs on Christmas.” — Jack Handey

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes

Religious Easter quotes

  • “Go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead.” — Matthew 28:7

  • “Let your light shine before others.” — Matthew 5:16

  • “Jesus answered him, truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” — Luke 23:43

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” — Romans 10:9

  • “I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me.” — Galatians 2:20

  • “They say that oft at Easter dawn / When all the world is fair, / God’s angels out of heaven are drawn / To list the music there.” —Edna Dean Proctor, “Moscow Bells”

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “That He should extend His great love unto such as I / Sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify / Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me / Enough to die for me” — Charles H. Gabriel, “I Stand All Amazed”

  • “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” — Pope John Paul II

  • “When Jesus says yes, nobody can say no.” — Michelle Williams, “Say Yes”

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes

Easter quotes about spring

  • “Nothing ever seems impossible in spring, you know.” — L.M. Montgomery

  • “Spring buds burst to bloom, and the river carries their song of life.” ― Jayita Bhattacharjee

  • “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” — Lady Bird Johnson

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ … ‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.’” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden”

  • “That is one good thing about this world … there are always sure to be more springs.” — Lucy Maud Montgomery, “Anne of Avonlea”

  • “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “What do the dear little flowers say? / Listen, while slowly they bend and sway, / Bowing their heads in a reverent way, / This Easter day.” — Lizzie DeArmond, “What Do the Flowers Say?”

  • “Always / it’s / spring / and everyone’s / in love and flowers pick themselves.” — E.E. Cummings, “Who Knows If the Moon’s”

  • “Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. Is life ever so sweet and beautiful as when it comes up fresh in the spring?” —S.D. Gordon, “Day Dawn — A Quiet Talk on Easter”

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” — Pablo Neruda

  • “I am going to try and pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes, and listen.” — Anne Lamott

  • “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

  • “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” — Margaret Atwood

  • "Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” — Martin Luther, “Watchwords for the Warfare of Life”

Easter Quotes
Easter Quotes
  • “I must have flowers, always and always.” — Claude Monet

  • “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn

  • “Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is.” — Jessica Harrelson

  • “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” — Lilly Pulitzer

  • “The deep roots never doubt that spring will come.” — Marty Rubin

  • “Bloom where you are planted.” — Saint Francis de Sales

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