Quotes About Winter

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Winter

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He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter…. In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.

~John Burroughs, The Snow-Walkers


Winter is coming.

~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.

And there is quite a different sort of conversation around a fire than there is in the shadow of a beech tree…. [F]our dry logs have in them all the circumstance necessary to a conversation of four or five hours, with chestnuts on the plate and a jug of wine between the legs. Yes, let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.

~Pietro Aretino


I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.

~Lewis Carroll


What a severe yet master artist old Winter is…. No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.

~John Burroughs, The Snow-Walkers


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

~Edith Sitwell


Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.

~Hugh Macmillan


Honest men fear neither the light nor the dark.

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


If the October days were a cordial like the sub-acids of fruit, these are a tonic like the wine of iron. Drink deep or be careful how you taste this December vintage. The first sip may chill, but a full draught warms and invigorates.

~John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine


Nothing burns like the cold.

~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.

~Ruth Stout


Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

~Yoko Ono


Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.

~John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine


My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

~George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows


I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.

~Andrew Wyeth


Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.

~Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room


Nature has many scenes to exhibit, and constantly draws a curtain over this part or that. She is constantly repainting the landscape and all surfaces, dressing up some scene for our entertainment. Lately we had a leafy wilderness; now bare twigs begin to prevail, and soon she will surprise us with a mantle of snow. Some green she thinks so good for our eyes that, like blue, she never banishes it entirely from our eyes, but has created evergreens.

~Henry David Thoreau


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.

~Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood


To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.

~W.J. Vogel


Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.

~Gustave Flaubert


Winter bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.

~Montenegrin Proverb


She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”

~A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young


Drive my dead thoughts over the universe
Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth!
And, by the incantation of this verse,
Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
Be through my lips to unawakened earth
The trumpet of a prophecy! O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

~Percy Bysshe Shelley


We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty

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, The Works of Anne Bradstreet


In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

~William Blake


A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

~Carl Reiner


Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.

~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook


Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.

~Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World


One kind word can warm three winter months.

~Japanese Proverb


Of winter’s lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer’s secret
Deep down within its heart.

~Charles G. Stater


A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.

~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”

~Robert Byrne


Climbing to the top demands strength whether it is to the top of Moount Everest or to the top of your career

The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.

~Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster


Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.

~Bill Morgan, Jr.


Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.

~Sinclair Lewis


Nothing is as tedious as the limping days,
When snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways,
And ennui, sour fruit of incurious gloom,
Assumes control of fate’s immortal loom

~Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen


Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud, and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast your bright eyes, my sweetheart fair.

~Minna Thomas Antrim, A Night Cap