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People and thaw

When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch. (Robert Veninga)

Just give me some time to thaw, and I will rise from the ice and live again. I will be your frozen phoenix. Just give me a chance! (Beth Revis)

My mother irritated him greatly by the constant efforts she made to unfreeze him. (Andre Gide)

Some pleasure, a letter, a reading, a feeling that revives me, the thaw is done and the waters flow. (Eugénie de Guérin)

You never like it to happen, for something as hopeful and sudden as a January thaw to come to an end, but end it does, and then you want to have some quilts around. (Leif Enger)

More bounteous run rivers when the ice that locked their flow melts into their waters. And when fine natures relent, their kindness is swelled by the thaw. (Edward Bulwer-Lytton)

There are people who never look so hard, nor more disposed to be, than at the moment of their greatest tenderness, such as the snow which still hardens a little before the thaw. (Jean-Paul)

When one has reached maturity in this art, one will have the formless form. It is like the dissolving or thawing [of] ice into water that can shape itself to any structure. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, one can fit in with any style. (Bruce Lee)

Human manifestations and thaw

A sensitive person is like an icicle; warm it up, it will melt. (Kozma Prutkov)

A smile that freezes can also thaw again. (Brigitte Fuchs)

My sense of time seems to be melting, like a kid’s snowman in a January thaw. (Stephen King)

The speech that Moronval gave, a real thaw of unaffected banalities (Alphonse Daudet)

When pride thaws, look for floods. (Philip James Bailey)

A weak human mercy walks in the corridors of hospitals and is like a half-thawed winter. (Czeslaw Milosz)

Optimism becomes possible under the condition of personal tragedy. The way out of the tragedy of the private releases the same great feeling of cheerfulness as the melting of the ice of latent warmth in the springtime. (Mikhail Prishvin)

Thaw… Warming…
Fog hangs in the distance…
Insinuating languor
Feels in the blood… (Igor Kobzev)

Winter and thaw

There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues. (Hal Borland)

Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed The speculating rooks at their nests cawed And saw from elm tops, delicate as flower of grass, What we below could not see, Winter pass. (Edward Thomas)

It was winter, it rained for whole weeks, it snowed; then a sudden thaw swept away the snow, and the town appeared darker and darker after that rapid dazzle which had covered it for a moment with the whims of this harsh season. (Eugene Fromentin)

The winter was harsh. On the roads which the short midday thaw had softened vaguely, the mud was wrinkled, bristling like Lilliputian walls and the hardened furrows which bordered the ruts did not sag. (Louis Pergaud)

In the spring or warmer weather when the snow thaws in the woods the tracks of winter reappear on slender pedestals and the snow reveals in palimpsest old buried wanderings, struggles, scenes of death. Tales of winter brought to light again like time turned back upon itself. (Cormac McCarthy)

Thaw after a blizzard. As soon as the blizzard subsided, At once the snowdrifts settled And the snows darkened. In shreds of a torn cloud A fragment of the moon shines. Pines heavy boughs Wet snow is full. (Nikolay Zabolotsky)

Quotes about winter

Love and thaw

My love is thaw’d; Which, like a waxen image ‘gainst a fire, bears no impression of the thing it was. (William Shakespeare)

She was the sun and he was the earth waking from a thaw. (S. Jae-Jones)

He leans forward and I freeze. I thaw. I melt. (Tahereh Mafi)

I remember this thawing of my whole being under your gaze, these gushing emotions, these released springs. (Francois Mauriac)

But hey, I’m not exactly sold on the idea that love is, in fact, real. Will it find me one day, overtake me, infiltrate my life like sunlight snakes through the cold of morning? Can love thaw me? will it ever? (Ellen Hopkins)

I didn’t throw you
all the words
I had in my ball net
when I came to you.
The ones I kept
— they were probably the most important ones —
I put in the freezer at home,
although I have no hope of having
to thaw them. (Kristiane Allert-Wybranietz)

Death and thaw

The thaw came and the snow melted away and so did my dad. ’til there wasn’t nothing left. (Jeff Lemire)

It’s strange how people often only thaw out when they say goodbye, and sometimes only when they say goodbye to life. (Jeremias Gotthelf)

Still, there is nothing in this world more beautiful than a thaw. The triumphant victory of life over death, given to us in the sensations of endless bliss and wet feet. (Max Frei)

Frost in January minus 20 for a week. Dead birds frozen on the branch—they fall with the first thaw like ripe fruit—death-ripened. We shall all end like them—just a stain in the snow. (Lawrence Durrell)

Spring and thaw

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring. (Aldo Leopold)

The feeling of expectation adjusts only to spring. Before him, after him we expect the harvest, we calculate the vintage, we hope for the thaw. (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

If there comes a little thaw, Still the air is chill and raw, Here and there a patch of snow, Dirtier than the ground below, Dribbles down a marshy flood; Ankle-deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing, This is Spring. (Christopher Pearse Cranch)

Quotes about spring

Life and thaw

They were pleasant spring days, in which the winter of man’s discontent was thawing as well as the earth, and the life that had lain torpid began to stretch itself. (Henry David Thoreau)

I think reality is thin, you know, thin as lake ice after a thaw, and we fill our lives with noise and light and motion to hide that thinness from ourselves. (Stephen King)

And then, despite everything, I smiled and looked at the note and knew that spring would come — it always does. so I stared out that cold window, watching my breath collect on the glass, trying not to think about my life after the thaw. (Ally Carter)

Rain and thaw

February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again. (Sara Coleridge)

It was February, the thaw had finally come, a torrential thaw, after that terrible frost in the winter of 1917. (Maxence Van der Meersch)

Thaw in the mountains.
While away in a snowy hut a
long rainy day… (Takahama Kyoshi)

Quotes about rain

Art and thaw

Art thaws even the frozen, darkened soul, opening it to lofty spiritual experience. (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering. (Haruki Murakami)

It wasn’t until the Nobel Prize that they really thawed out. They couldn’t understand my books, but they could understand $30,000. (William Faulkner)

Religion and thaw

I never knew up to that time that God loved us so much. This heart of mine began to thaw out; I could not keep back the tears. I just drank it in…I tell you there is one thing that draws above everything else in the world and that is love. (Dwight L. Moody)

Like a sudden thaw in the middle of winter, grace happens at unexpected moments. It stops us short, catches the breath, disarms. If we manipulate it, try to control it, somehow earn it, that would not be grace. Yet not everyone has tasted of that amazing grace, and not everyone believes in it. (Philip Yancey)

Roofs and thaw

These nights, these days and nights! A fraction of drops by the middle of the day, Roofing icicles thin-skinned, Streams of sleepless chatter! (Boris Pasternak)

On the slope of the roofs exposed to the sun, the snow began to soften, then it melted almost immediately and a sound of water disgorging from the chanlates or streaming from the tiles on the roadway announced the thaw. (Francis Carco)

Politics and thaw

They say if the warming trend continues, by 2015 Hillary Clinton might actually thaw out. (Jay Leno)

The “Thaw” did not last long, and after the “strengthening of socialist legality”, “return to Leninist norms” (for some reason, all these formulations need quotation marks), a rapid and consistent return to the tried and tested Stalinist norms began. (Vladimir Voinovich)

Heart and thaw

Please thaw my permafrost heart. (John Mark Green)

And childish loves, and childish cares, and a child’s own buoyant gladness Came gushing back again to me with a soft and solemn sadness; And feelings frozen up full long, and thoughts of long ago, Seemed to be thawing at my heart with a warm and sudden flow. (Arthur Hugh Clough)

Cold and thaw

We had cruel weather, cruel cold, and I didn’t just catch a cold; here is the thaw, I am doing so well… (Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné)

Always, no matter the title, Without even catching a cold at the Thaw, this gay whistle-liter Screams a first number. (Stéphane Mallarmé)

Snow and thaw

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)

Quotes about snow


A country soaked by the thaw. (Maxence Van der Meersch)

As surprising as it may seem, English humor does exist. It’s just a matter of unfreezing it… (André Hallée)

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