It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
(Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Miles Fairley (George Sanders), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947).
To Mrs. Muir during a spring shower. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
Every form of life is in its origin not natural, but divine and human; for it must spring from love, just as there can be no reason without spirit.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 91 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
You must await your thirst and allow it to become complete: otherwise you will never discover your spring, which can never be anyone else's!
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 193, selection 5, number 54, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.
Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)