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Love and frost

Against love’s fire fear`s frost hath dissolution. (William Shakespeare)

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference. (Walter Scott)

The hearts that love will know never winter’s frost and chill. Summer’s warmth is in them still. (Eben E. Rexford)

In summer the flowers of our love blossomed only to die in the frost of the first cold night. (Rose von der Au)

Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive. (Louisa May Alcott)

A happy love would have annihilated his longing and himself, but an interrupted one has perpetuated it. Destiny treats us like plants, it makes us more mature through short frosts. (Jean Paul)

Were I laid on Greenland’s Coast, And in my Arms embrac’d my Lass; Warm amidst eternal Frost, Too soon the Half Year’s Night would pass. (John Gay)

Once, long ago in her world, a sunny day in spring was her favorite, but now a sunny day in winter delights her more. It is the perfect metaphor for their love. Sunshine on ice. She warms his frost. He cools her fever. (Karen Marie Moning)

People and frost

Frustration is the frost of the soul. (Waltraud Puzicha)

When there is a hard frost, people become warmer to each other. (Mikhail Zhvanetsky)

People don’t feel so quarrelsome in warm weather. They get crotchety in the fall and begin to go to law about things after the first hard frosts. (Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth)

Want and wealth equally harden the human heart, as frost and fire are both alien to the human flesh. Famine and gluttony alike drive away nature from the heart of man. (Theodore Parker)

Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening. (Walter Pater)

Only the man is calm who, like water, is held together by frost. (Christian Friedrich Hebel)

O brief, bright smile of summer! O days divine and dear The voices of winter’s sorrow Already we can hear. And we know that the frosts will find us, And the smiling skies grow rude, While we look in the face of Beauty, And worship her every mood. (Celia Thaxter)

Gardening and frost

The frost which kills the harvest of a year saves the harvest of a century, by destroying the weevil or the locust. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden…. It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

The grim frost is at hand, when apples will fall thick, almost thunderous, on the hardened earth. (D.H. Lawrence)

I see, when I bend close, how each leaflet of a climbing rose is bordered with frost, the autumn counterpart of the dewdrops of summer dawns. The feathery leaves of yarrow are thick with silver rime and dry thistle heads rise like goblets plated with silver catching the sun. (Edwin Way Teale)

If ‘heartache’ sounds exaggerated then surely you have never gone to your garden one rare morning in June to find that the frost, without any perceptible motive, any hope of personal gain, has quietly killed your strawberry blossoms, tomatoes, lima and green beans, corn, squash, cucumbers. A brilliant sun is now smiling at this disaster with an insenstive cheerfulness as out of place as a funny story would be if someone you loved had just died. (Ruth Stout)

Quotes about gardening

Death and frost

The third day comes a frost, a killing frost. (William Shakespeare)

Death lies on her like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field. (William Shakespeare)

Death will settle on you like the first frost on a beech leaf. So don’t be afraid! (Michael Richter)

Age overtakes us all; Our temples first; then on o’er cheek and chin, Slowly and surely, creep the frosts of Time. Up and do somewhat, ere thy limbs are sere. (Theocritus)

Heat, heat, more heat. Because we die of the cold and not of the darkness. Not the night kills, but the frost. (Miguel de Unamuno)

Winter and frost

frost is the heat of winter (Lyudmila Petrushevskaya)

I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

It’s been winter for a long time. There were bitter frosts . Broken sounds and forms with no visible connection appeared in the frosty fog, stood, moved, disappeared. (Boris Pasternak)

January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow. (Edgar Fawcett)

Quotes about winter

Sun and frost

In the days of the frost seek an minor sun. (Loren Eiseley)

What miracle of weird transforming Is this wild work of frost and light, This glimpse of glory infinite? (John Greenleaf Whittier)

Frost and sun; wonderful day! You are still dozing, lovely friend – It’s time, beauty, wake up … (Alexander Pushkin)

A sap run is the sweet goodbye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost. (John Burroughs)

Quotes about sun

Flowers and frost

Frost kills the flowers that bloom out of season… (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

There was something frantic in their blooming, as if they knew that frost was near and then the bitter cold. They’d lived through all the heat and noise and stench of summertime, and now each widely opened flower was like a triumphant cry, “We will, we will make seed before we die.” (Harriette Simpson Arnow)

The blossoms of prosperity are beautiful. However, very few of them tolerate a frost. (Wilhelm Schwöbel)

Quotes about flowers

Fire and frost

As frost, raised to its utmost intensity, produces the sensation of fire, so any good quality, overwrought and pushed to excess, turns into its own contrary. (William Matthews)

Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep fire out of the one, and frost out of the other. (Joseph Addison)

Do your heart and head keep pace? When does hoary Love expire, When do frosts put out the fire? Can its embers burn below All that chill December snow? (Edmund Clarence Stedman)

Trees and frost

Deep roots are not reached by the frost. (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Listen … With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break free from the trees And fall. (Adelaide Crapsey)

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)

Quotes about forest

Silence and frost

On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence. (John Keats)

I like this day; I like that sky of steel; I like the sternness and stillness of the world under this frost. (Charlotte Bronte)

The steeple rises – And the sounds are as if frozen in frost. Hard snow trickles down in clumps from overloaded hard spruce needles . Then again silence, silence, silence –. And the poet says: “I hear the symphonies of silence!” (Peter Altenberg)

Autumn and frost

Autumn can be glorious but menacing too – the long shadows, brisk winds, scurrying leaves, impending frost. (A.S.A. Harrison)

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)

Quotes about autumn

Mind and frost

A lazy frost, a numbness of the mind. (John Dryden)

If a solution fails to appear … and yet we feel success is just around the corner, try resting for a while. … Like the early morning frost, this intellectual refreshment withers the parasitic and nasty vegetation that smothers the good seed. Bursting forth at last is the flower of truth. (Santiago Ramon y Cajal)

Desert and frost

The desert is cold early in the morning. Laying down on that sand is like laying on a block of ice. (Steven Michael Quezada)

It gets cold in the desert at night, particularly up in the mountains; the stars hammer on the rock and strike frost. (Tanith Lee)

Religion and frost

Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity. (Charles Spurgeon)

God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Feelings and frost

When the frost penetrates us, all feelings die. (Klaus Ender)

Feelings just don’t fit into our society. They cannot be calculated, frozen and sold. (Ernst Ferstl)

Art and frost

Frost is the greatest artist in our clime – he paints in nature and describes in rime. (Thomas Hood)

A book must be the ax that breaks the frozen sea within us. (Franz Kafka)


The first and last frosts are the worst. (George Herbert)

Wine gives a man nothing it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost. (Samuel Johnson)

Berlin is a skeleton which aches in the cold: it is my own skeleton aching. I feel in my bones the sharp ache of the frost in the girders of the overhead railway, in the iron-work of balconies, in bridges, tramlines, lamp-standards, latrines. The iron throbs and shrinks, the stone and the bricks ache dully, the plaster is numb. (Christopher Isherwood)

Among the topics of frost quotes, I would highlight love, silence, fire, winter, feelings, flowers.

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