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Winter Quotes
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Winter is a time to rest and rejuvenate. The windy season gives us permission to curl up with a hot cup of apple cider near a cozy fire and read a book that's long overdue. The season's first snow paints the landscape a glistening white, creating a scenic wonderland. Winter's holidays bring friends and family members to your doorstep where memories are made and comforting food is shared. The crispy winter air and the changing season is something to be celebrated and cherished. These winter quotes will excite you for all that's to come as fall fades away. Topics of nature, restoration, perseverance, and humor appear in these short winter quotes; there's truly something for everyone.

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John Boswell
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John Boswell

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” John Boswell

Aristotle

Aristotle

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

Gary Zukav
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Gary Zukav

“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” Gary Zukav

Lewis Carroll

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

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 time for home.” Edith Sitwell

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

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Tom Allen
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Tom Allen

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

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

Paul Theroux

“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” Paul Theroux

John Burroughs2
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John Burroughs

“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

Gary Zukhav2
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Gary Zukhav

“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

William Blake
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William Blake

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

Albert Camus
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Albert Camus

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

Carol Rifka Brunt
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Carol Rifka Brunt

“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

Pietro Aretino

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” Pietro Aretino

Candace Bushnell
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Candace Bushnell

“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

John Steinbeck
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John Steinbeck

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

Yoko Ono
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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

John Burroughs

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” John Burroughs

Novala Takemoto

“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” Novala Takemoto

Mehmet Murat Ildan
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Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Snowing is an attempt of God to make the dirty world look clean.” Mehmet Murat Ildan

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“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

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

“I like the cold weather. It means you get work done.” Noam Chomsky

JRR Tolkien
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J.R.R. Tolkien

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

JB Priestly

 J. B. Priestly

“The first fall of snow is not only an event but it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, where is it to be found?”  J. B. Priestly

Anamika Mishra

Anamika Mishra

“Winter is not a season, it's a celebration.” Anamika Mishra

Terri Guillemets
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Terri Guillemets

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

Hugh Macmillan
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Hugh Macmillan

“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.” Hugh Macmillan

Ruth Stout

“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

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