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180 Best Winter Quotes to Help You Embrace the Season

No matter how cold it is outside, these words will warm your heart.

There’s something magical and beautiful about the winter season. Winter brings all things warm and cosy – Big sweaters, books, candles, a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, frosty window glass, and your favourite piece of music. There is nothing like opening the door to a world covered in white, feeling the crisp air fill your lungs, and experiencing the exhilaration that comes from being outside long enough to gain a flushed face and numb fingers and toes before returning indoors, where a rush of warmth welcomes you and instantly puts you at ease.

While you enjoy the warmth and beauty of winter, you’d sure want to share your perfect winter day on social media. Am I right? Well, we rounded up 180 winter quotes that capture that feeling. Whether you’re looking for some Instagram-caption inspiration or you need a reminder about the best parts of the season, these winter quotes are a perfect read. So, pour another cup of coffee and enjoy reading through all the varying aspects—frustrating and beautiful—of winter woes and wonder!

180 Winter Quotes

Top 10 Winter Quotes

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” – William Blake

“In spring we are on Earth; in summer we are on Earth; in autumn we are on Earth, but in winter we are in another planet; winter is another planet!.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“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

“The weeks will grow progressively warmer, the grass will green, and spring will come. These tales of winter will fade quickly. Memories of shoveling and skiing and snowmobiling and snowshoeing will meld into gardening and sailing, golfing and other summer pursuits. It happens every year. And we are blessed to experience each one.” – Irwin Kraus

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

“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

“My old grandmother always used to say, ‘Summer friends will melt away like like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” – George R.R. Martin

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Garry Zukhav

“I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.” – Steve Southerland

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

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“Winter is the time of sacred balance and rejuvenation of life in preparation for the coming spring. It represents abundance, teaching and gratitude.” – Noelle Vignola

“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 time for home.” – Edith Sitwell

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

“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

“Winter is nature‘s sleep.” – H.S. Jacobs

“Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’” – Robert Byrne

“Winter is coming.” – George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Winter is a time to slow. To grab hold of that wheel that spins your days too quickly and give it a firm tug. To let your thoughts catch up with your body. To pin down that idea that’s been circling your mind for months. To remember that life isn’t an emergency.” – Kelsi Turner

“Winter is a season that often overstays its welcome. It’s like a chunk of cheese that got shoved waay into the back of the fridge and wasn’t found until it had developed so many life forms that it was officially recognized by the United Nations as a new country.” – Jerry Nelson

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” – Paul Theroux

“Winter is a glorious spectacle of glittering fractals complete with a soundscape and atmosphere entirely its own.” – Anders Swanson

“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.” – Ali Smith

“The winter is a slow time, but it’s not lifeless. As you huddle against the cold on a February day, you may be ready for spring to come. But all around you, there are other forms of life that are ready too.” – Beth Botts

“Winter changes into stone the water of heaven and the heart of man.” – Victor Hugo

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen

WINTER is not aseason, it's a celebration.

Inspirational Winter Quotes

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“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“Advice is like the snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.” – William Shakespeare

“But only a person in the depths of despair neglected to look beyond winter to the spring that inevitably followed, bringing back color and life and hope.” – Mary Balogh

“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.” – Neil Gaiman

“December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best fresh start of your life.” – Vivian White

“He found a place where he was not only content but, despite suffering mightily in winter, was filled with a sense of joy and fulfillment.” – Simon Worrall

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” – John Burroughs

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!.” – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.” – Henry Rollins

“In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“In winter we behold the charms of solemn majesty and naked grandeur.” – James Ellis

“It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city.” – Truman Capote

“It was a black and white day of frost, which crawled along the dark trees and outlined twig and branch. The air was misty, and distant objects assumed a mysterious importance. Slight sounds, too, suggested infinite activities to the mind.” – Robert S. Hichens

“Snow brings a special quality with it — the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.” – Nancy Hatch Woodward

“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“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

“Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths.” – George R.R. Martin

“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

“We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.” – Philip Pullman

“Winter then in its early and clear stages, was a purifying engine that ran unhindered over city and country, alerting the stars to sparkle violently and shower their silver light into the arms of bare upreaching trees. It was a mad and beautiful thing that scoured raw the souls of animals and man.” – Mark Helprin

“You cannot stop the death that comes in the winter nor the life that comes with the summer. You can contribute your intelligence and will to the intelligence and movement of a dynamic larger than you. You can plant the seed that will sprout in the spring. You can lay the foundation for a different winter to come after the summer that has yet to arrive. You can only do this for yourself.” – Gary Zukav

Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness. Mary Oliver

Short Winter Quotes

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“Winter collapsed on us that year. It knelt, exhausted, and stayed.” – Emily Fridlund

“When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette Van Kleef

“The fire is winter’s fruit.” – Arabian Proverb

“Blow ye winds, like the trumpet blows, but without that noise.” – Jack Handley

“Every winter has its spring.” – H. Tuttle

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” – Sara Raasch

“I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.” – Jack Kerouac

“I like the cold weather. It means you get work done.” – Noam Chomsky

“I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.” – Bob Seger

“In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” – Henry Rollins

“Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Nothing burns like the cold.” – George R.R. Martin

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb

“O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.”

“Summer bodies are made in the winter.” – Krissy Turner

“The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” – Roger Ebert

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

“To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.” – Marty Rubin

“Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” – Yoko Ono

“With luck, it might even snow for us.” – Haruki Murakami

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” – Markus Zusak

“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” – Elizabeth Bowen

“You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” – Robert Frost

“The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.” – Norman Douglas

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino

Winter isn't a season, it's a feeling

Funny Winter Quotes

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“There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.” – Billy Connolly

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” – Carl Reiner

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” – Patricia Briggs

“Because the birdsong might be pretty, But it’s not for you they sing, And if you think my winter is too cold, You don’t deserve my spring.” – Erin Hanson

“I was just thinking, if it really is religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheist in the wintertime.” – Will Rogers

“Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.” – Richard Adams

“Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.” – Sydney J. Harris

“One minute it was Ohio winter, with doors closed, windows locked, the panes blind with frost, icicles fringing every roof, children skiing on slopes, housewives lumbering like great black bears in their furs along the icy streets.” – Ray Bradbury

“She stuck her head out and took a deep breath. If she could eat the cold air, she would.” – Sarah Addison Allen

“Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” – Sarah Addison Allen

“Snowing is an attempt of God to make the dirty world look clean.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Summer is for surrendering; winter is for wondering.” – Debasish Mridha

“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.” – W.J. Vogel

“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.”

“Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.” – Alexandra Guarnaschelli

“Winter came in days that were gray and still. They were the kind of days in which people locked in their animals and themselves and nothing seemed to stir but the smoke curling upwards from clay chimneys and an occasional red-winged blackbird which refused to be grounded. And it was cold.” – Mildred D. Taylor

“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” – Bill Watterson

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby

Cute Winter Quotes

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“A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!”

“Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places.” – L.M. Montgomery

“It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection.” – Elizabeth Camden

“January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.” – Sara Coleridge

“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. Montgomery

“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

“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.” – William Hamilton Gibson

“Snow isn’t just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a mining town, but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.” – John Burnside

“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” – Andy Goldsworthy

“Winter likes to pretend it’s gone, tricking the daffodils into poking their little heads out of the soil, then wam! Winter comes back again like a giant, felt-wrapped hammer, whapping anything green back into submission. It’s nature’s version of whack-a-mole.” – Mike Todd

“Winter’s notion of poetry is tragedy. It knows nothing of comedy. Its laughter was frozen on its lips long ago.” – William A. Quayle

“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

“We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.” – Walter Scott

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

Cozy Winter Quotes

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“Snowflakes swirl down gently in the deep blue haze beyond the window. The outside world is a dream. Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit, and the Yule log crackles with orange and crimson sparks. There’s a steaming mug in your hands, warming your fingers. There’s a friend seated across from you in the cozy chair, warming your heart. There is mystery unfolding.” – Vera Nazarian

“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” – Ben Aaronovitch

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” – George R.R. Martin

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” – Mary Oliver

“These northern-tier countries are populated by a bunch of generally happy people who not only tolerate winter but have come up with strategies for embracing it.” – Stefanie Pettit

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov

“December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory …” – John Geddes

“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow.” – Edmund Hillary

“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

“There was a silver lining tucked into last weekend’s blizzard, and I’m not just talking about the joys of sledding. Now that the most beastly part of winter is undeniably here, we’re blanketed in fashion liberation along with snow. Can you hear that freedom ringing? We’ve been delivered from trying to look chic, slim, angular, and cool.” – Liz Krieger

“There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.” – Carol Rifka Brunt

“Ice is most welcome in a cold drink on a hot day. But in the heart of winter, you want a warm hot mug with your favorite soothing brew to keep the chill away. When you don’t have anything warm at hand, even a memory can be a small substitute.” – Vera Nazarian

Winter Solstice Quotes

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“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” – Gary Zukav

“If the dark days of winter are a struggle where everything seems that little bit harder, it is not just your imagination. Scientists have discovered that the brain actually works differently throughout the year, with some parts far more active in the summer than in the winter months. In fact, brain activity related to attention and concentration peaks during the summer solstice and slumps to a low on the shortest day of the year.” – Sarah Knapton

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” – Susan Orlean

“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tom Allen

“Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.” – Andy Goldsworthy

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” – J.B. Priestley

Winter Love Quotes

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“When I was young, I loved summer and hated winter. When I got older I loved winter and hated summer. Now that I’m even older, and wiser, I hate both summer and winter.” – Jarod Kintz

“The first snow is like the first love. Do you remember your first snow?” – Lara Biyuts

“Snow divides us more than any other type of weather: some of us love it, some of us hate it and all the inconvenience it brings! And yet, nothing says “winter weather” quite like a good snowstorm.” – These wonderful quotes are all about the magic snow brings to our world in winter.

“Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer.” – Henry David Thoreau

“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

“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.” – Nikki Giovanni

“I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.” – Taylor Swift

“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still.” – Rachel Cohn

“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry. Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition. Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor. In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in… But first, you hear the crackle of their wings.” – Vera Nazarian

“December is an old friend; it reminds you of the past, together you share some laughs and tears, you feel warm-hearted though it’s freezing outside. But, the goodbye is inevitable. May the memories we share with this friend next year be filled with comfort, peace and Love.” – Mohamed Atef

“Before anyone starts in on how we have not had a winter, let me just say, ‘No one asked you.’ It has been plenty cold for me. And it seems to have gone back and forth and back and forth so much that I can’t really remember what kind of winter we have had. If it just got cold and stayed that way, maybe I would get used to it. Maybe I would finally dig out a proper coat and gloves and whatnot. But this constant pinging back and forth has me so perplexed that I never know what to wear.” – Jerrie Whiteley

“I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. 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

Winter Season Quotes

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“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” – John Boswell

“There is an instinctive withdrawal for the sake of preservation, a closure that assumes the order of completion. Winter is a season unto itself.” – Haruki Murakami

“Normally, spring is a lovely, wonderful time of year. A time of flowers, warm weather, Red Sox baseball, our favorite seasonal places reopening, reconnecting with nature, all the good stuff that lets us know winter is over.” – Cathy Summers

“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

“My hands are dry, my hair has static, my lips are cracked and I’m so very pale. Bronzer and vitamin E lipstick are my go to staples to get me through this season. That and visions of warmer days.” – Sidra Rubin

“Many people think of winter as bereft of birds after autumn migrations, but in fact this can be a bountiful season for bird-watchers. No, you won’t see the numbers and diversity of birds that surround us in the warm months. But what winter offers is the chance to observe behavior — birds act differently in the cold, their activities much more focused. And they’re easier to spot and watch, without tree leaves to hide their comings and goings.” – Val Cunningham

“It’s that time of year when getting out of your warm bed is not for the weak, and trudging through every day life seems monotonous, exhausting, boring and, well, just hard. For many people, winter is a very difficult season to muster the strength to feel joy and excitement about much of anything. SAD struggle is real, people. It’s real.” – Christine Carter

“If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.” – Murray Pura

“I pray this winter be gentle and kind–a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” – John Geddes

“At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any dream.” – E.B. White

“Although each season brings its own rewards, winter is probably my favorite time of year. For someone who loves fresh fruit and vegetables as much as I do, this may be surprising, but I actually find it an inspiring time to be a cook. Although produce is scarce, especially toward the end of the season, I look forward to the challenge of cooking with winter foods. What I love most about winter is that everyone is actually hungry. I don’t need to tempt overheated diners with delicate salads and cooling soups. When the weather is treacherous, we seek out real comfort–and real food.” – Laura Frankel

“A wet autumn morning, a garbage truck clattering down the street. The first snowfall of the season, blossom sized flakes falling languidly and melting on the ground, a premature snow fall delicate as lace, rapidly melting.” – Joyce Carol Oates

“It’s so hard to think in winter. The world seems confined in the space of your heart; you can’t see beyond yourself.” – Patricia A. McKillip

“Surrendering to the fact of winter is a relief: I am grateful for these lingering days of cold. They offer me a few more weeks of quiet and slow before spring emerges, the wheel picks up speed again, and the sound of its exciting spinning fills my days.” – Kelsi Turner

“You think of outside your room, of the streets of the town, the lonely little squares over by the station, of those winter Saturdays all alike.” – Marguerite Duras

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” – J.K. Rowling, author

Winter Sun Quotes

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“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” – Lama Willa

“The pale, cold light of the winter sunset did not beautify – it was like the light of truth itself. When the smoky clouds hung low in the west and the red sun went down behind them, leaving a pink flush on the snowy roofs and the blue drifts, then the wind sprang up afresh, with a kind of bitter song, as if it said, ‘This is reality, whether you like it or not. All those frivolities of summer, the light and shadow, the living mask of green that trembled over everything, they were lies, and this is what was underneath. This is the truth.’.” – Willa Cather

“One can follow the sun, of course, but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too, so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received.” – Beatriz Williams

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” – Victor Hugo

“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

“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

“It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes. Helplessness has weakened me. Wandering has wearied my legs.” – Roman Payne

“In the winter the sun typically comes out less then in the summer months and it can have a major impact on our moods and motivation.” – Emily Durbin

“Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered…sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks….” – Ray Bradbury

“There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.” – Korean Proverb

“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 Night Quotes

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“There are adventures of the spirit and one can travel in books and interest oneself in people and affairs. One need never be dull as long as one has friends to help, gardens to enjoy and books in the long winter evenings.” – D.E. Stevenson

“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

“The snow did not even whisper its way to earth, but seemed to salt the night with silence.” – Dean Koontz

“The biggest problem with Winter is that it’s always yanking our chain. ‘Welp, I’m out of here,’ says Winter one late February day. ‘I won’t see you again until after autumn.’ But Winter is a dirty, rotten liar. After leading us to believe that it’s finally gone for good, it roars back into our lives on a hurricane of icy whiteness. Winter is the sleazy pal who you let crash on your couch for ‘just one night.’ Now he won’t leave despite such broad hints as you slapping a For Sale sign on the couch and dragging it out to the curb.” – Jerry Nelson

“The autumn twilight turned into deep and early night as they walked. Tristran could smell the distant winter on the air–a mixture of night-mist and crisp darkness and the tang of fallen leaves.” – Neil Gaiman

“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” – Novala Takemoto

“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” – Virginia Woolf

“In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are the holly bushes and the old boxwood hedges in the village, and these are often painted white with snow. Chipmunks and weasels come to nest in basements and barns; owls find their way into attics. At night,the dark is blue and bluer still, as sapphire of night.” – Alice Hoffman

“I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.” – T.S. Eliot

“Although it was only six o’clock, the night was already dark. The fog, made thicker by its proximity to the Seine, blurred every detail with its ragged veils, punctured at various distances by the reddish glow of lanterns and bars of light escaping from illuminated windows. The road was soaked with rain and glittered under the street-lamps, like a lake reflecting strings of lights. A bitter wind, heavy with icy particles, whipped at my face, its howling forming the high notes of a symphony whose bass was played by swollen waves crashing into the piers of the bridges below. The evening lacked none of winter’s rough poetry.” – Théophile Gautier

Originally published July 4, 2021, updated October 20, 2021

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