53+ Best Winter Solstice Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Solstice is either of the two occasions in the year when the sun is directly above either the furthest point north or the furthest point south of the equator that it ever reaches. These are the times in the year, in the middle of the summer or winter, when there are the longest hours of day or night.

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Famous Winter Solstice Quotes

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

The Christian Bible is a symbolic book, not a literal one. The one Christians know as Jesus was actually a symbol for the sun. Ancient sun worshippers believed the sun died at the end of the winter solstice and then three days later it would be reborn at the start of its cycle – December 25. — David Icke

My old grandmother always used to say, ‘Summer friends will melt away like like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. — George R.R. Martin

Snow can wait, I forgot my mittens. — Tori Amos,

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. — Paul Theroux

I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It’s the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities. — Ian Astbury

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

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

I moved recently and I moved my cable and Internet and phone service which was all provided by Time Warner Cable. And you know, I made a plan with them where they’d come sometime between summer solstice and winter solstice and I would wait. — Eugene Mirman

The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken. — Frederick Lenz

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

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

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Winter is coming. — Ned Stark, Game of Thrones

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. — Anne Bradstreet

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

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

To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. — W.J. Vogel

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

We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt. — Walter Scott

Kiss me on this cold December night. — Michael Bublé

That’s what Hanukkah is about: trying to survive the darkness on the far-fetched hope there’s still some life and light left in the universe. It’s more than just a religious story. The days have been growing shorter, imperceptibly but inescapably darker…. Heading into the night of the winter solstice, every spiritual tradition has some kind of festival of light. We’re all just whistling in the dark, hoping against hope that someone up there will see these little Hanukkah candles and get the hint. — Lawrence Kushner

The first snow is like the first love. — Lara Biyuts

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

As it somehow always manages before the winter solstice, but never after, the early darkness was cheerful and promising, even for those who had nothing. — Mark Helprin

Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives. — Ralph Levy

Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation. — Sinclair Lewis

The night of December 25, to which date the Nativity of Christ was ultimately assigned, was exactly that of the birth of the Persian savior Mithra, who, as an incarnation of eternal light, was born the night of the winter solstice (then dated December 25) at midnight, the instant of the turn of the year from increasing darkness to light. — Joseph Campbell

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. — Andy Goldsworthy

Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow. — Gary Zukav

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

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

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

One kind word can warm three winter months. — Japanese Proverb

The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. — Norman Douglas

The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians. — George Monbiot

The Romans had, like other Pagan nations, a nature festival, called by them Saturnalia, and the Northern peoples had Yule; both celebrated the turn of the year from the death of winter to the life of spring – the winter solstice. As this was an auspicious change the festival was a very joyous one… The giving of presents and the burning of candles characterized it. Among the Northern people the lighting of a huge log in the houses of the great and with appropriate ceremonies was a feature. — Samuel L. Jackson

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. — Susan Orlean

I write probably percent of my stuff over the winter. — Bob Seger

I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce. — Taylor Swift

Nico di Angelo came into Olympus to a hero’s welcome, his father right behind him, despite the fact that Hades was only supposed to visit Olympus in winter solstice. The God of the dead looked stunned when his relatives clapped him on the back. I doubt he’d ever got such an enthusiastic welcome before. — Rick Riordan

Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’ — Robert Byrne

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

Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers. — Khalil Gibran

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

Many Americans celebrate both Christmas and Xmas. Others celebrate one or the other. And some of us celebrate holidays that, although unconnected with the [winter] solstice, occur near it: Ramadan, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. — John Silber

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake. — Sara Raasch

The cold never bothered me anyway. — Frozen

Every winter has its spring. — H. Tuttle

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 a home. — Edith Sitwell

Getting an inch of snow is like winning cents in the lottery. — Bill Watterson

Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration. — Anamika Mishra

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

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