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50 Great Quotes About Winter

Winter, in temperate climates, is the coldest season of the year. Tucked between the last leaves of autumn and the first hints of spring, the days of winter are short and usually cold. Here are 50 Great Quotes About Winter:

1. "Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours.'"
Robert Byrne

2. "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."
Andrew Wyeth

3. "There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you...In spring, summer, and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."
Ruth Stout

4. "One of my current pet theories is that the winter is a kind of evangelist, more subtle than Billy Graham, of course, but of the same stuff."
Shirley Ann Grau

5. "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius."
Pietro Aretino

6. "The tendious part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the
fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood."
John Burroughs

7. "Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so."
Stanley Crawford

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

9. "Every mile is two in winter."
George Herbert

10. "'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.'"
Henry David Thoreau

11. "When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves -
Welcome wool sweaters."
B. Cybrill

12. "I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime."
Will Rogers

13. "Winter dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn."
March Blumenberg

14. "Every winter,
When the great sun has turned his face away,
The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay -
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses."
Charles Kingsley

15. "To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring."
W.J. Vogel

16. "O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
Percy Bysshe Shelley

17. "Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery- toed slippers of snow,
And we, were children once again."
Billy Morgan, Jr.

18. "Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition."
Mignon McLaughlin

19. "Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail."

20. "The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination."
Terri Guillemets

21. "Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetest fair."
Minna Thomas Antrim

22. "Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories."
From the film An Affair To Remember

23. "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy."
William Blake

24. "Of winter's lifeless world each tree
Now seems a perfect part;
Yet each one holds summer's secret
Deep down within its heart."
Charles G. Slater

25. "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

26. "Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat."

27. "One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb

28. "Antisthenes says that in a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time then thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer."

29. "All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times."
John Woolman

30. "Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months: but in the winter, when the southerly winds are strong, the surf, on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome."
William Bligh

31. "Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west, the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects."
Ellsworth Huntington

32. "An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up."
George Catlin

33. "And finally Winter, with its bitin', and whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow."
Roy Bean

34. "And some places you been before are so great that you don't ever mind going back. some places you been before you don't ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the winter."
Morgan Freeman

35. "As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession."
Bo Bennett

36. "As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy."
Harry Johnston

37. "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

38. "Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day."
Elizabeth Bowen

39. "Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedly long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren't likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any."
Otis Williams

40. "But I do feel a little teeny right now that I'm just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived."
Gordon Parks

41."Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below."
Lewis J. Bates

42. "During the fall and winter we built Fort Meade and the town of Sturgis."
Calamity Jane

43. "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
Percy Bysshe Shelley

44. "In summer winter rain or sun, it's good to be on horseback."
Mike Oldfield

45. "In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
Albert Camus

46. "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."
Charles Dickens

47. "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
Victor Hugo

48. "Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May, but at length the season of summer does come."
Thomas Carlyle

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

50. "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
Hal Borland

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