Quotes - Snow

Quotes about snow by topic: Snow features, People and snow, Attitude to snow, Life and snow, Love and snow, First snow, Christmas and snow, Woman and snow, Beauty and snow, Childhood and snow, Snowboarding and snow, Skiing and snow, Winter and snow, Old age and snow, Spring and snow, Music and snow, Wonder and snow, etc.

Snow features

The snow is a false cleanliness. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Snow is becoming more and more yesterday’s snow. (Andrea Mira Meneghin)
The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches. (E.E. Cummings)
There is no longing in the world that snow would not cure. (Boris Pasternak)
Snow is the beginning and the end of everything. (Catherynne M. Valente)
How monotonous the snow would be if God had not created crows. (Jules Renard)
Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. (Vesta M. Kelly)
Snow is no longer a godsend. It falls exactly at the places marked by the winter stations. (Jean Baudrillard)
I think snow is so evocative and has such a powerful atmosphere. (Kate Bush)
There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s. (Clyde Moore)
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. (Joseph Wood Krutch)

People and snow

I remember being excited about seeing snow for the very first time. (Thi Bui)
I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person. (Sylvia Plath)
Let a slight snow come and cover the earth, and the tracks of men will show how little the woods and fields are frequented. (Henry David Thoreau)
…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)
There are eternal snows, but humans do not live there. (Alain Grandbois)
The hollowness was in his arms and the world was snowing. (William Goldman)
A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. (Markus Zusak)
Every Autumn now my thoughts return to snow. Snow is something I identify myself with. Like my father, I am a snow person. (Charlie English)
Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity. (Novala Takemoto)

Attitude to snow

I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
The very fact of snow is such an amazement. (Roger Ebert)
Of my moods, snow is my favorite. (Jules Renard)
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. (Carl Reiner)
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 think I hate snow, downright hate it. There is something stupefying in it, a kind of ‘You must be worse before you’re better,’ and down it spins. (Katherine Mansfield)
I have never seen snow and do not know what winter means. (Duke Kahanamoku)
Snow is all right while it is snowing; It is like inebriation because it is very pleasing when it is coming, but very unpleasing when it is going… (Ogden Nash)
Will had loved the snow, the cleanness of it, the quiet, the sense of peace it brought, had loved it even though winter meant hard chores. (Sandra Dallas)

Life and snow

Life is like walking through snow: every step shows. (Jess Lair)
Life is like a field of newly fallen snow. Where I choose to walk every step will show. (Denis Waitley)
The snow is falling on the deserted field of my life, and my hopes, which roam far, are afraid of becoming frozen or lost. (Federico Garcia Lorca)
Snow is nothing, nothingness that we spend our lives moving between two short summers. (Pierre Turgeon)
Snow is…a beautiful reminder of life and all its quirks. It makes me pause. Think. Stay still. Even my mind takes the hint. It makes me feel giddy. Like a kid. (R.B. O’Brien)
Snow brings a special quality with it—the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks. (Nancy Hatch Woodward)
There is still vitality under the winter snow, even though to the casual eye it seems to be dead. (Agnes Sligh Turnbull)

Love and snow

The two things, love and snow, that make the world look fresh again. (Charles Finch)
Love is life’s snow. It falls deepest and softest into the gashes left by the fight – whiter and purer than snow itself. (Fridtjof Nansen)
The first snow is like the first love. Do you remember your first snow? (Lara Biyuts)
First love – first snow! Both achingly beautiful. (Martin Gerhard Reisenberg)
…to celebrate by making love the first snow of winter. (R.A. Lucas)
I like snow and ice more than love. It is easier for me to be interested in mathematics than to love my neighbors. (Peter Høeg)
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. (Margaret Atwood)

First snow

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. (J.B. Priestley)
The first snow is so nice, it’s better than all the old snow combined… (Astrid Lindgren)
Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered. (Candace Bushnell)
Why do people take notice of first snowfalls but not the last days of snow? Remember the last too. (Yoseob)
The sensation reminds him of the first snow of winter, for those first few hours when everything is blanketed in white, soft and quiet. (Erin Morgenstern)
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)

Christmas and snow

It’s, like, a rule. You can’t have Christmas without snow. (Chris Kaman)
Christmas is like softly-falling snow that covers the world in a blanket of white so flawless and brilliant as to make us pause to ponder the miracle. (Richelle E. Goodrich)
It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats. (Dylan Thomas)
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know, Where the tree tops glisten And children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow. (Irving Berlin)
I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened. (Rachel Cohn)

Woman and snow

The heart of many women seems to be made of snow: it is cold and melts easily. (Dorothea von Schlegel)
I am younger each year at the first snow. When I see it, suddenly, in the air, all little and white and moving; then I am in love again and very young and I believe everything. (Anne Sexton)
Every time it starts to snow, I would like to have sex. (Mary Ruefle)
The whiteness of the soul of young girls, which consists of coldness and cheerfulness, resembles snow. She melts in the love which is her sun. (Victor Hugo)
Snow is like a manic pixie dream girl: fun and whimsical when you encounter it only through the barrier of a movie screen – but absolute misery to have to put up with in real life. (Alexandra Petri)

Beauty and snow

Snow is a magical blanket, it hides what’s ugly and makes everything beautiful. (Wilhelmina Slater)
The snow was endless, a heavy blanket on the outdoors; it had a way about it. A beauty. But I knew that, like many things, beauty could be deceiving. (Cambria Hebert)
Snow is so beautiful, it doesn’t have to be useful. (Richard Stallman)
Because beautiful things never last. Not roses nor snow… And not fireworks, either. (Jennifer Donnelly)
It’s cold and cruel to begin with, but it’s somehow beautiful, and you miss it when it’s not there. And if you hold it in your hands close enough and long enough, it changes. It melts. (Bex-chan)

Childhood and snow

What is snow? A little cold, a lot of childhood. (Christian Bobin)
Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. (Andy Goldsworthy)
Snow has this secret of returning to the heart in one breath the naive joy that the years have mercilessly torn from it. (Antonine Maillet)
When describing snow, one should start with children’s laughter. (Fabrizio Caramagna)
It was the kind of snow that brought children running out their doors, made them turn their faces skyward, and spin in circles with their arms outstretched. (Eowyn Ivey)

Snowboarding and snow

Snowboarding is skateboarding without the wheels, just on snow. It’s the same thing, just that one is on hard ground with the wheels, the other is on snow. You just have to know how to maneuver your board and do things you want to do. (Gza)
Cement doesn’t give as much as snow. (Shaun White)
As a professional snowboarder, my livelihood obviously depends on snow. And for me, traveling around the world, chasing the snow, I see the effects of climate change first hand. You can tell the difference. (Gretchen Bleiler)
I love snowboarding. It’s probably my favorite sport. I love sitting on top of the mountain and the snow falling and that silence, that snow silence. That’s, like, a very peaceful, happy place for me. (Philippe Cousteau, Jr.)

Quotes about snowboarding

Skiing and snow

The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and get drunk. (P.J. O’Rourke)
Fresh snow is amazing. The board is real different… it floats on the powder and goes really fast. If you’re riding a long board, it’s more like surfing than skiing. (Adam Yauch)
There are times when one certain snow condition is great for one particular brand of skis. (Lindsey Vonn)
For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder. (Hermann Maier)

Quotes about skiing

Winter and snow

A winter without snow seems depressing, lacking. (Dacia Maraini)
How could it be winter without snow?I appreciated every season, but winter was my favorite.I loved when it was time to pull out my thick sweaters. (Rachel Hawthorne)
For winter was coming. The days were shorter, and frost crawled up the window panes at night. Soon the snow would come. (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
This winter is truly endless. You look out the window, and you want to spit. And lies, lies on the roofs of gray snow. Tired of winter! (Mikhail Bulgakov)

Old age and snow

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I’ll know I’m growing old. (Bird Johnson)
Old age comes suddenly, like snow. One morning when you wake up, you realize that everything is white. (Jules Renard)
I had always been led to believe that ageing was a slow and gradual process, the creep of a glacier. Now I realise that it happens in a rush, like snow falling off a roof. (David Nicholls)
Old age is a flight of small cheeping birds skimming bare trees above a snow glaze. (William Carlos Williams)

Spring and snow

Like an army defeated the snow hath retreated. (William Wordsworth)
The snow has not yet left the earth but spring is already asking to enter your heart. (Anton Chekhov)
Snow in April is an abomination. (L.M. Montgomery)
I hear the sounds of melting snow outside my window every night and with the first faint scent of spring, I remember life exists. (John J. Geddes)

Music and snow

It is dark now. The snow is deep blue and the ocean nearly black. It is time for some music. (May Sarton)
… she thinks of the time of Johann Sebastian Bach when music resembled a rose blooming on the immense snowy plain of silence. (Milan Kundera)
Sometimes when you are standing still and it’s snowing, you think that you hear music. You can’t tell where it’s coming from either. I wondered if we all really did have a soundtrack, but we just get so used to it that we can’t hear it anymore, the same way that we block out the sound of our own heartbeat. (Heather O’Neill)

Wonder and snow

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky—unbidden—and seems like a thing of wonder. (Susan Orlean)
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)
In the winter, the snow had become glittery fairy dust that had given all the creatures of the meadow warm clothes and a fire to help them endure the winter. (Carla Reighard)

Marriage and snow

The strife in marriage is the blanket of snow under which love keeps warm. (Jean-Paul)
From my experience, not one in twenty marries the first love; we build statues of snow and weep to see them melt. (Walter Scott)
However old a conjugal union, it still garners some sweetness. Winter has some cloudless days, and under the snow a few flowers still bloom. (Madame de Stael)

Sleep and snow

Snow’s all right on a fine morning, but I like to be in bed when it’s falling. (J.R.R. Tolkien)
Moomintroll stood on the porch, watched the winter wrap the earth in its white shroud, and thought calmly: “In the evening we will go into hibernation.” (Tove Jansson)
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)

Summer and snow

If existence was just a summer song, no one would know how beautiful snow is in winter. (Yasmina Khadra)
When the snow is still blowing against the window-pane in January and February and the wild winds are howling without, what pleasure it is to plan for summer that is to be. (Celia Thaxter)
But how could anyone who’s ever seen a summer – big explosion of green and skies lit up electric with splashy sunsets, a riot of flowers and wind that smells like honey – pick the snow? (Lauren Oliver)

World and snow

It’s snowing. The metamorphosis of the world is done in silence. (Heinrich Wiesner)
Snow has turned the world into a cemetery. But the world already was a cemetery and the snow has only come to announce it. (Roberto Juarroz)
Snow is falling outside and all is peaceful and still. In such moments it is possible to believe that the world could still be good. (Richard Paul Evans)

Silence and snow

The snow has quietness in it; no songs, no smells, no shouts or traffic. When I speak my own voice shocks me. (Anne Sexton)
I hope the snow covers everything so all the footsteps are silenced, and the whole city can be at peace. (Brian Selznick)
Snow on water: silence on silence. (Jules Fox)

Nature and snow

When snow falls, nature listens. (Antoinette van Kleef)
Then the first snow fell , pleasing with its purity, as if nature itself made it clear that everything unpleasant that had accumulated in the soul was superficial. (Jana Zhemoytelite)
The winter was severe that year. Since the end of November, after a week of frosts, snow has fallen . Already from afar one could see heavy clouds approaching from the north, then thick white flakes began to fall. In one night the whole valley was covered with a white shroud. (Guy de Maupassant)

Quotes about nature

Thaw and snow

If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow? (Jennifer McMahon)
Where does the white go when the snow melts? (Hugh Kieffer)
The thaw came and the snow melted away and so did my dad. ’til there wasn’t nothing left. (Jeff Lemire)

Gardening and snow

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather of all sorts – a gardener still plants. And tends what they have planted … believing that Spring will come. (Mary Anne Radmacher)
From the gardener’s point of view, November can be the worst month to be faced: Nature is winding things down, the air is cold, skies are gray, but usually the final mark of punctuation to the year as yet to arrive – the snow; snow that covers all in the garden and marks a mind-set for the end of a year’s activity. (H. Peter Loewer)

Quotes about gardening

Writers and snow

We writers – we’re the snowflakes of the literary world. We each have our own shape. (Alice Walker)
What inspired me to become an author? I think it was the snow in New York. I looked out the window and I said, ‘Well, I have to get dressed every morning to go to teach, but if I write a book, I can stay home in my bathrobe, eat candy corn.’ (Patricia Reilly Giff)

Cold and snow

It feels a lot colder when you’re shoveling snow than when you’re building a snow fort. (Cynthia Lewis)
I love snow; I love building snowman. The only thing I don’t like is the cold – so if we could have a hot Christmas, that would be amazing. (Ella Henderson)

Flowers and snow

Surely as cometh the Winter, I know There are Spring violets under the snow. (Robert Henry Newell)
I’m a very big fan of winter-flowering shrubs and bulbs. You have the smell, you have the color – it’s really like a present from God when something like that is in flower in the middle of the snow. (Dries van Noten)

Quotes about flowers

Poetry and snow

The snow fell as softly as a poet’s tears. (Kevin Ansbro)
The snow is a poem. A poem of dazzling whiteness. In January, it covers the northern half of Japan. Where Yuko lived, snow was the poetry of winter. (Maxence Fermine)

Rain and snow

What’s the big deal? Snow’s just rain that’s been left out in the cold. (Jeanette Winterson)
Rain is disagreeable, but snow is as much part of the mountain as are sunshine and clear skies. (Gaston Rébuffat)

Quotes about rain

Autumn and snow

Autumn, in his leafless bowers, is waiting for the winter’s snow. (John Greenleaf Whittier)
It was the last step of autumn, then would come the snow and its magnificent silence. No other silence than that of snow on the roof and on the ground is worth that name. (Erri De Luca)

Rose and snow

Just remember, during the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, that there’s a seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes a rose. (Bette Midler)
Lips like rosebuds peeping out of snow. (Philip James Bailey)

Quotes about roses

Sun and snow

The snow is sparkling like a million little suns. (Lama Willa)
Nowhere has solar energy prevailed as much as in snow clearing. (Peter Ustinov)

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