Celebrate the holiday season with these best winter quotes and sayings
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. Anton Chekhov
How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year! Thomas Wentworth Higginson
One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. Aristotle
They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter. Italian Proverb
It was a strange winter and nothing and everything happened.
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
The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. W.J. Vogel
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
Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside: candles at four o'clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without. Thomas de Quincey
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. ~William Blake
She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: Winter is dead.
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.
Winter is not a season, it's an occupation. Sinclair Lewis
I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter's evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream... I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people's tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting. Mark Twain
No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.
March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine. L.M. Montgomeryn
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
Winter changes into stone the water of heaven and the heart of man. Victor Hugo
O, wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. ~Pietro Aretino
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 tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood. ~John Burroughs
Warm winter wishes sent your way.
Now winter nights enlarge The number of their hours, And clouds their storms discharge Upon the airy towers.... ~Thomas Campion, "Winter Nights"
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
When dark December glooms the day, And takes our autumn joys away... Walter Scotts
The Winter's cheek flushed as if he had drained Spring, Summer, and Autumn at a draught... Edward Thomas
I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime. ~Will Rogers
Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. ~Proverbg
Hear! hear!" screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, "winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it." ~Henry David Thoreau
Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude. ~William Shakespeare
Wishing you much happiness throughout the holidays!
Every mile is two in winter. ~George Herbert
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 good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck
The tendious part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter the
fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood. John Burroughs
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. Pietro Aretino
Winter is not a season in the North Middlewest; it is an industry. SINCLAIR LEWIS
O Winter! ruler of the inverted year! WILLIAM COWPER
Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. Victor Hugo