75 Winter Quotes To Get Through Life’s Cold Spells

Do you want to be happy any time of the year?

These winter quotes will help you get through the darkest times of the year. 

The days are shorter and the nights are colder, but winter builds your character. You can complain about the weather, or let it make you gritty enough to handle the darkest hours of your life.

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Short Winter Quotes 

“Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.”

~Deborah Kerr

 

“When snow falls, nature listens.”

~Antoinette Van Kleeff

 

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”

~Aristotle

 

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”

~Bill Bowerman

 

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

~John Ruskin

 

“Snow is the truth only when it’s snowing.”

~Marty Rubin

 

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”

~Victor Hugo

 

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”

~Aristotle

 

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

 

“They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.”

~Italian Proverb

 

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

~William Blake

 

“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.”

~Elizabeth Bowen

 

“The fire is winter’s fruit.”

~Arabian Proverb

 

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.”

~Patricia Briggs, Dragon’s Blood

 

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

~Anton Chekhov

 

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”

~Victor Hugo

 

“I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.”

~Jack Kerouac

 

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

~Hal Borland

 

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.”

~William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

 

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.”

~Tom Allen

 

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.”

~Paul Theroux

 

“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.”

~Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

 

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”

~Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes

 

“Your hair is winter fire
January embers
My heart burns there, too.”

~Stephen King, It

 

“I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.”

~T.S. Eliot

 

“Handfuls of frosty water can make almost anyone smile, but it cannot make them forget.”

~Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

 

Funny Winter Quotes

“I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime.”

~Will Rogers

 

“Imagine if fire extinguishers were full of snow. Imagine the fun we could have.”

~Neil Hilborn

 

“There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.”

~Bill Veeck

 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year …There’ll be parties for hosting, Marshmallows for toasting,

And caroling out in the snow.”

– Andy Williams, ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’

 

“This crisp winter air is full of it.”

~John Burroughs

 

“There’s no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes.”

~Billy Connolly

 

“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.”

~Bill Watterson

 

“It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.”

~Dylan Thomas

 

“Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.”

~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

 

“Calvin: Today for show and tell, I’ve brought a tiny miracle of nature: a single snowflake! I think we might all learn a lesson from how this utterly unique and exquisite crystal turns into an ordinary, boring molecule of water just like every other one when you bring it into the classroom. And now, while the analogy sinks in, I will be leaving you drips and going outside…”

~Bill Watterson

 

I never eat November’s snowflakes, I always wait until December.”

~Lucy

 

“The most delightful advantage of being bald—one can hear snowflakes.”

~R. G. Daniels

 

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

~Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

 

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”

~Carl Reiner

 

Sunshine In Winter Quotes

“Too much sun after a Syracuse winter does strange things to your head, makes you feel strong, even if you aren’t.”

~Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

 

“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, Great Expectations

 

“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.”

~John Burroughs

 

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”

~A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

 

“Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”

~Gustave Flaubert, November

 

“You should see my corgis at sunset in the snow. It’s their finest hour. About five o’clock they glow like copper. Then they come in and lie in front of the fire like a string of sausages.”

~Tasha Tudor

 

Inspirational Winter Quotes

“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.”

~Yoko Ono

 

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.”

~Gertrude S. Wister

 

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

 

“O light! This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”

~Albert Camus, L’été

 

“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, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

 

“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.”

~Edith Sitwell

 

“‘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

 

“Advice is like the snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

“The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination.”

~Terri Guillemets

 

“There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.”

~Korean Proverb

 

“The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“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.”

~Gary Zukhav

 

“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.”

[Meditations Divine and Moral]”

~Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

 

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”

~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

“A song she heard
Of cold that gathers
Like winter’s tongue
Among the shadows
It rose like blackness
In the sky
That on volcano’s
Vomit rise
A Stone of ruin
From burn to chill
Like black moonrise
Her voice fell still…”

~Robert Fanney

 

“Snow brings a special quality with it—the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.”

~Nancy Hatch Woodward

 

“Snowflakes fascinate me… Millions of them falling gently to the ground… And they say that no two of them are alike! Each one completely different from all the others… The last of the rugged individualists!”

~Charles M. Schulz

 

Cute Winter Quotes

“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, The Sugar Queen

 

“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, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

 

“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

 

“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”

~George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

 

” I love you snow much girl. It was love at frost sight.”

“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

 

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”

~Mary Oliver

 

“Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it’s not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don’t deserve my spring.”

~Erin Hanson

 

“The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.”

~Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

 

“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”

~Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

 

“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

 

“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, ‘The Sugar Queen’

 

“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 Heber

 

“They watched the snow fall and fall and fall until they thought that they were the ones falling.”

~Ann Patchett

 

 

Winter Quotes From Game of Thrones

“Winter is coming.”

~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”

~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

“Nothing burns like the cold.”

~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

Further Reading:

Inspirational Spring Quotes For A New Life

Summer Quotes To Inspire New Life Adventures

Fall Quotes That Show That Change Can Be Beautiful

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