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The 44 Best Quotes About Winter

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The winter has some pretty good aspects. Christmas, pretty snow, skiing, space heaters…

A lot has been said about winter over the years. Here, we’ve collected our favorite quips, quotes and sayings about winter. So snuggle in by the fireplace, and enjoy.

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

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

Cold Days Warm Heart

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

One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese Proverb

And there is quite a different sort of conversation around a fire than there is in the shadow of a beech tree…. Four 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

No winter is too cold when you have enough love. Unknown

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

One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. 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

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

Winter Hibernate

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

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

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

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

Every mile is two in winter. George Herbert

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

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

Winter Is Hard

And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. Rumi

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

When snow falls, nature listens. Antoinette van Kleeff

Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person. Sylvia Plath

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

Winter Evening Silence

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

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

The arrival of winter is cause for celebration, cozy weekends and a warming chocolate beverage. Yolanda De Montijo, Kinfolk Magazine

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

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

Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day. Virginia Woolf

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

Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. George R.R. Martin

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. Anne Bradstreet

Winter Warmth

Winter is a time of promise because there is so little to do — or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so. Stanley Crawford

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

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

All you need is tea and warm socks. Unknown

Winter is the most romantic season for lovers. Unknown

…the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows… John Geddes

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

My favorite thing about winter? When it’s over. Unknown

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