Last Updated: 19th December, 2019

Winter Quotes


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.

They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.
Italian Proverb

It was a strange winter and nothing and everything happened.
Gertrude Stein

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.
Charles Dickens

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.

A.A. Milne


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 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.
Kenneth Grahame

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

Charles Baudelaire

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.

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

Happy Winter

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.

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year!

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Victor Hugo