68+ Best Winter Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational winter quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Most Famous Winter Quotes

One can follow the sun, of course, but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too, so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received. Beatriz Williams

The smallest snowstorm on record took place an hour ago in my back yard. It was approximately two flakes. I waited for more to fall, but that was it.

I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future  the timelessness of the rocks and the hills  all the people who have existed there. 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

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

In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus

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

At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any dream. E.B. White

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. Anne Bradstreet

I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting. Mark Twain

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

She stuck her head out and took a deep breath. If she could eat the cold air, she would. Sarah Addison Allen

The world was furred with late spring snow. It was the soft, thick stuff that excites you unless you are driving or half dead, packing snow already falling in caterpillars off the greening branches. Marian Engel.

It reminded me of what Dad said after every snail’s crawl home from Albany when snow hit.“It’s New York, people. It’s winter. We get snow. If you aren’t prepared to deal with it, move to Miami. Kelley Armstrong

While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best. Tom Allen

It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection. Elizabeth Camden

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

 There is an instinctive withdrawal for the sake of preservation, a closure that assumes the order of completion. Winter is a season unto itself. Haruki Murakami

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.

In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are the holly bushes and the old boxwood hedges in the village, and these are often painted white with snow. Chipmunks and weasels come to nest in basements and barns; owls find their way into attics. At night, the dark is blue and bluer still, as sapphire of night. Alice Hoffman

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

Ice is most welcome in a cold drink on a hot day. But in the heart of winter, you want a warm hot mug with your favorite soothing brew to keep the chill away. When you don’t have anything warm at hand, even a memory can be a small substitute. Vera Nazarian

Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken. Alexandra Guarnaschelli

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

You can’t get too much winter in the winter. Robert Frost

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

Sometimes I would like to be a child again, and other times a woman made of snow. Deirdre Sullivan

No animal, according to the rules of animal etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter. Kenneth Grahame

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

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

There was a silver lining tucked into last weekend’s blizzard. Liz Krieger

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

There are only two seasons  winter and Baseball. Bill Veeck

By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again. Neil Gaiman

The very fact of snow is such an amazement. Roger Ebert

It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city. Truman Capote

Nothing burns like the cold. George R. R. Martin

Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless. Terri Guillemets

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

Nothing burns like the cold. George R.R. Martin

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

Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. Yoko Ono

There’s no such thing as bad weather only the wrong clothes

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

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

There was a silver lining tucked into last weekend’s blizzard, and I’m not just talking about the joys of sledding. Now that the most beastly part of winter is undeniably here, we’re blanketed in fashion liberation along with snow. Can you hear that freedom ringing? We’ve been delivered from trying to look chic, slim, angular, and cool. Liz Krieger

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people. Bill Bowerman

We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that. Philip Pullman

There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin

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

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

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 brings a special quality with it the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks. Nancy Hatch Woodward

Winter is nature’s sleep. H.S. Jacobs

Snow is the truth only when it’s snowing. Marty Rubin.

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

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. Markus Zusak

When old Winter puts his blank face to the glass, I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight, And build me stately palaces by candlelight. Charles Baudelaire

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’

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

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

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

The autumn twilight turned into deep and early night as they walked. Tristran could smell the distant winter on the air a mixture of night mist and crisp darkness and the tang of fallen leaves. Neil Gaiman

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.

Winter is a glorious spectacle of glittering fractals complete with a soundscape and atmosphere entirely its own. Anders Swanson

They watched the snow fall and fall and fall until they thought that they were the ones falling. Ann Patchett.

Winter is a season that often overstays its welcome. It’s like a chunk of cheese that got shoved way into the back of the fridge and wasn’t found until it had developed so many life forms that it was officially recognized by the United Nations as a new country. Jerry Nelson

You are not a special snowflake. Sophia Amoruso

Although each season brings its own rewards, winter is probably my favorite time of year. For someone who loves fresh fruit and vegetables as much as I do, this may be surprising, but I actually find it an inspiring time to be a cook. Although produce is scarce, especially toward the end of the season, I look forward to the challenge of cooking with winter foods. What I love most about winter is that everyone is actually hungry. I don’t need to tempt overheated diners with delicate salads and cooling soups. When the weather is treacherous, we seek out real comfort and real food. Laura Frankel