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Winter is the most magical of seasons. Outside may be frosty, but inside it is truly “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
The temperature drops, the days get shorter, and frost and snow cover the ground. There’s really nothing quite like the first snowfall of the year, blanketing the ground with white and inviting children everywhere outside to build snowmen and have snowball fights.
Winter is the perfect time for curling up beside the fire with a good book, spending quality time with the ones we love, and getting caught up in the magic of Christmas and the promise of a New Year to come.
The season brings with it an abundance of amazing scents and smells, from baking gingerbread to mulled wine, pine trees and woodsmoke. Wherever you are in the world, we hope you’ll enjoy getting lost in these beautiful winter quotes!
“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 time for home.”
“I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.”
“Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.’”
“I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.”
“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”
“We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.”
“I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.”
“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”
“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.”
“I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.”
“There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.”
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”
“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it; the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”
“I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.”
“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”
“Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.”
“O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.”
“Winter is coming.”
“Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.”
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
“Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.”
“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.”
“When I was young, I loved summer and hated winter. When I got older I loved winter and hated summer. Now that I’m even older, and wiser, I hate both summer and winter.”
“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.”
“I pray this winter be gentle and kind–a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.”
“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.”
“The problem with winter sports is that–follow me closely here–they generally take place in winter.”
“Blow ye winds, like the trumpet blows, but without that noise.”
“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.”
“If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.”
“Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.”
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.”
“They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.”
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!”
“Nothing burns like the cold.”
“There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.”
“The fire is winter’s fruit.”
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”
“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.”
“At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any dream.”
“To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.”
“Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’”
“I was just thinking, if it really is religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheist in the wintertime. “