Winter Quotes

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George R.R. Martin
“Winter is coming.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Lewis Carroll
“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

Edith Sitwell
“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

John Steinbeck
“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

Albert Camus
“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

George R.R. Martin
“Nothing burns like the cold.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Yoko Ono
“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

George R.R. Martin
“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

Charles Dickens
“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

Virginia Woolf
“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.”
Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room

George R.R. Martin
“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

A.A. Milne
“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

Gustave Flaubert
“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

Patricia Briggs
“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter.”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

Sara Raasch
“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”
Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes

“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

Mary Oliver


"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

Anne Bradstreet
“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

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

Marissa Meyer
“What did you bring me today? Delusional mutterings with a side of crazy?”
Marissa Meyer, Winter

George R.R. Martin
“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

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“The heart can get really cold if all you've known is winter.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Marissa Meyer
“She would be brave. She would be heroic. She would make her own destiny.”
Marissa Meyer, Winter

Ben Aaronovitch
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”
Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

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

Robert Fanney
“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

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

Thomas de Quincey
“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.”
Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Sarah Addison Allen
“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

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