Winter quotes

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Summer and winter

A summer without flowers, bees and butterflies would be called winter. (Celine Blondeau)
Winter is a summer break. (Manfred Hinrich)

One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter. (Henry David Thoreau)

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

Summer is the time when it’s too hot to do what it was too cold to do in winter. (Mark Twain)

I already get sick in the summer, having barely recovered from the winter. (Anna Akhmatova)

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

There is a good reason why summer exists. It’s called winter. (Ilus McRype)

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer. (Gertrude Jekyll)

Oh, our northern summer is a caricature of southern winters. (Alexander Pushkin)

Soon we will plunge into cold darkness; Farewell, bright light of our too short summers! (Charles Baudelaire)

Summer bodies are made in the winter. (Krissy Turner)

Quotes about summer

Autumn and winter

Fall is winter’s spring. (Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec)

Autumn is a melancholic and graceful andante which admirably prepares the solemn adagio of winter. (George Sand)

Autumn, in his leafless bowers, is waiting for the winter’s snow. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

But autumn darkens into winter, and is the only quarter that ends as the destroyed and the desolate. (Francesca Carrara)

The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

Autumn. Pretty leaves, pumpkin pie and sweaters. Perfect weather for reading. Winter is great but I hate shoveling. (Eden Robinson)

Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. (Siobhan Vivian)

Autumn storms, wild, desolate fellows, how I love you! You rant together about what is rotten and withered, and make a breach for decisiveness, for the clear, clean winter. (Emil Gött)

Quotes about autumn

Snow and winter

It’s all too dark in winter without snow. (Beat Jan)

A winter without snow seems depressing, lacking. (Dacia Maraini)

Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow. (T.S. Eliot)

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)

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)

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)

There is still vitality under the winter snow, even though to the casual eye it seems to be dead. (Agnes Sligh Turnbull)

I have never seen snow and do not know what winter means. (Duke Kahanamoku)

Quotes about snow

Attitude to winter

I dread winter because it’s the season of comfort! (Arthur Rimbaud)

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. (Bill Watterson)

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

I love winter only in March, when I know for sure that it is over. (Rina Zelenaya)

Winter. The word alone has an unsympathetic assonance. (François Latraverse)

There is something treacherous about winter. (Victor Hugo)

Here is winter at hand, a season not very pleasant for the wretched. (Claude Monet)

And when winter comes with its monotonous snows,
I will close doors and shutters everywhere. (Charles Baudelaire)

People and winter

What am I doing here in this endless winter? (Franz Kafka)

The closer winter gets, the more we look like our passport photo. (V. Blonskaya)

Even in winter it shall be green in my heart. (Frederic Chopin)

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

Winter, a bad guest, sits at my house; My hands are blue from his friendship handshake. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man’s ingratitude. (William Shakespeare)

Only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. (Ruth Stout)

Spring and winter

I advance through winter by force of spring. (Charles Joseph de Ligne)

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Officially it was almost spring but someone had forgotten to pass the news on to winter. (Robert Harris)

Without the cold and desolation of winter, there would be no warmth and splendor of spring. (Laotse)

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)

Winter is not without reason angry, Its time has passed – Spring knocks on the window And drives from the yard. (Fyodor Tyutchev)

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. (Pietro Aretino)

Quotes about spring

Winter features

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

Winter is a piece of magic. (Leo Tolstoy)

Thou knowest, winter tames man, woman, and beast. (William Shakespeare)

Every mile is two in winter. (George Herbert)

The good thing about winter is that it not only removes the leaves from the trees, but also the tourists from Montmartre. (Denis Guedj)

Falling leaves and winter

It is the time of falling leaves and of stranded ships, and soon icy winter will come. (Hans Christian Andersen)

The wind blew away the yellowed leaves that had fallen on the sidewalks and the mild autumn sun gave way to the harshness of winter. (Guillaume Musso)

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter woods. (Henry Beston)

The last dead leaves of fall crackled underfoot, winter-crisp. (Neil Gaiman)

Quotes about falling leaves

Flowers and winter

The flowers of spring are the dreams of winter. (Khalil Gibran)

Snowdrops: Theirs is a fragile but hardy celebration… in the very teeth of winter. (Louise Wilder)

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

Sleep and winter

Winter is nature’s sleep. (H.S. Jacobs)

It’s cold and it’s winter and the world has gone to sleep. (James Frey)

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

I dream that my sheets have become snow and that their cold whiteness envelops me in winter. (Laura Kasischke)

Frost and winter

frost is the heat of winter (Lyudmila Petrushevskaya)

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

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)

The frost performs its secret ministry,
Unhelped by any wind. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Quotes about frost

Seasons and winter

Winter is an honest time of year. (Joseph Brodsky)

Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation. (Sinclair Lewis)

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. (Paul Theroux)

There is nothing sadder than unseasonable winter weather. (José Artur)

Old age and winter

Winter is the link between two springs. Old age is the link between two generations. (Marie de Hennezel)

Old people and birds face the same problem every year: getting through the winter. (Sacha Guitry)

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity. (Jean Paul)

Roses and winter

Every rose falls prey to winter. (Djalal ad-dîn Rumi)

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)

Such a splendid winter, always a bright blue sky, and roses straggling over all the old grey walls. (Mary King Waddington)

Quotes about roses

Books and winter

There are winter books. Not those about winter, but those that make a cozy blizzard outside the window. (Nadeya Yasminska)

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

There are rainy days in autumn and stormy days in winter when the rocking chair in front of the fire simply demands an accompanying book. (Theodore Roosevelt)

Sun and winter

What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter’s day? (Henry David Thoreau)

Oh, the pale sun, winter sun! It’s as sad as a happy memory. (Gustave Flaubert)

Winter sunshine is a fairy wand touching everything with a strange magic. It is like the smile of a friend in time of sorrow. (Patience Strong)

Quotes about sun

Love and winter

Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless. (Kellie Elmore)

Love: in winter from the cold, in summer from the heat, in spring from the first leaves, in autumn from the last: always from everything. (Marina Tsvetaeva)

Old, me? I can still make love twice in a row. Once winter, once summer. (Alfred Capus)

Camellias and winter

The snow-storm came on, and the snow-flakes fell heavily on the red and white camellias, which were then in great perfection. (Henry Arthur Bright)

The cold Camellia only, stiff and white,
Rose without perfume, lily without grace,
When chilling winter shows his icy face,
Blooms for a world that vainly seeks delight. (Honore de Balzac)

Quotes about camellias

Snowman and winter

During the winter months of childhood, the snowman is part of the family. (Ulvi Gündüz)

No, I do not want to build a snowman.
Both my feet are numb up to my knees.
I would rather be beneath an afghan,
safe inside from this sub-zero breeze. (David D. Irby)

Quotes about snowman

Thaw and winter

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)

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)

Quotes about thaw

Celebration and winter

Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration. (Anamika Mishra)

Winter in its early stages always feels like an expected celebration. It’s only afterwards that we wonder what we could have been waiting for. (Marie Laberge)

Fire and winter

In winter the world revolves not around the sun, but around an oven. (Pavel Kosorin)

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)

Sports and winter

The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter. (Dave Barry)

There are only two seasons — winter and Baseball. (Bill Veeck)

Quotes about sports

Solitude and winter

Winter solitude — in a world of one colour the sound of the wind. (Matsuo Basho)

Nothing brought as much serenity as a winter evening spent alone on board, with only the gulls, the wind and the waves for company. (Björn Larsson)

Gardening and winter

In winter, my garden misses me… That’s why it prefers to fall asleep for a while… (Celine Blondeau)

Winter the young plants in a cold frame, and do not give them too much water, or they will rot. (Alfred Pink)

Quotes about gardening

Trees and winter

October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. (Nova Bair)

It’s winter, the trees are made of wood. (Jules Renard)


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

Wisdom comes with winters. (Oscar Wilde)

Friends full of devotion when we need nothing are reminiscent of the fir trees that offer us shade in winter. (Jean Petit-Senn)

Among the topics of winter quotes, I would highlight frost, snow, flowers, sleep, seasons, books.

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