Winter Sayings and Quotes

Posted by Brian

Winter is one of the four seasons. In this season the days are shorter and the temperature is very low as compared to other seasons. The coldest temperature is experienced in January. Many animals that live in cold areas have developed different behavioral adaptation for survival. Food shortens in this season so some animals are able to store food in their body. Some animals sleep the whole winter season and come out when winter is over. Snowfall also affects the daily life at high altitudes. Some games have been started which are played in snow itself. Here we have a collection of winter sayings by various authors, hope you enjoy them all.

Winter Sayings and Quotes

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.
– Plutarch, Moralia

And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms.
– William Bradford

Blow, blow, thou winter wind. Thou art not so unkind, as man’s ingratitude.
– William Shakespeare

But see, Orion sheds unwholesome dews; Arise, the pines a noxious shade diffuse; Sharp Boreas blows, and nature feels decay, Time conquers all, and we must time obey.
– Alexander Pope

Every mile is two in winter.
– George Herbert

Every Fern is tucked and set, ‘Neath coverlet, Downy and soft and warm.
– Susan Coolidge

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

For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest.
– The Talmud

His breath like silver arrows pierced the air, The naked earth crouched shuddering at his feet, His finger on all flowing waters sweet Forbidding lay–motion nor sound was there:– Nature was frozen dead,–and still and slow, A winding sheet fell o’er her body fair, Flaky and soft, from his wide wings of snow.
– Frances Anne

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

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

In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.
– Christina Rossetti

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
– Albert Camus

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

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
– Percy Bysshe Shelley

O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb’d Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
– William Cowper

One kind word can warm three winter months.
– Japanese proverb

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The tendinous 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

These Winter nights against my window-pane Nature with busy pencil draws designs Of ferns and blossoms and fine spray of pines, Oak-leaf and acorn and fantastic vines, Which she will make when summer comes again– Quaint arabesques in argent, flat and cold, Like curious Chinese etchings.
– Thomas Bailey Aldrich

There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.
– Bill Veeck

There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes
– Emily Dickinson
When you live in Texas, every single time you see snow it’s magical.
– Pamela Ribon

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
– Victor Hugo

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

Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”
– Robert Byrne

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.
– Author Unknown

Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
– Willa Cather

Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.
– Author Unknown

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.
– Author Unknown

Yet all how beautiful! Pillars of pearl Propping the cliffs above, stalactites bright From the ice roof depending; and beneath, Grottoes and temples with their crystal spires And gleaming columns radiant in the sun.
– William Henry Burleigh


One Comment »

  • corny said:

    O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors: The north is thine; there hast thou build thy dark, Deep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs, Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car.
    – William Blake

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