30 Winter Quotes With Warm Sentiments

Updated on November 26, 2019
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These quotes are all about finding warmth during the cold of winter.
These quotes are all about finding warmth during the cold of winter. | Source

In the Caribbean, our daily temperature usually falls between a high of 90 and a low of 70 degrees. Before residents leave the region, we hear frightening winter stories of biting cold temperatures, dangerous falls on icy sidewalks, and motor rides ending in skids, among others. Still, we long to experience snow, and those of us who do gather fond memories that become even fonder when we return home.

One of my most favorite memories is of snow on a country road, glistening in the moonlight. I’ll gladly revisit the Snow Fest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. My memories of winter activities with friends and relatives feature fun and fellowship above the discomfort of the cold.

The following quotes bring to mind the warm sentiments―spiritual, emotional, inspirational, and familial―that help us stay warm during the physical cold of winter. Let's enjoy them together!

People in Winter

1. "When you sit in front of a fire in winter— you are just there in front of the fire. You don't have to be smart or anything. The fire warms you." ― Desmond Tutu

2. "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

3. "The animal merely makes a bed, which he warms with his body in a sheltered place; but man, having discovered fire . . . maintain a kind of summer in the midst of winter." ― Henry David Thoreau

4. "She [the virtuous wife] has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes." —Proverbs 31:21 NLT

5. "The outside world is a dream. Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit . . . There’s a steaming mug in your hands, warming your fingers. There’s a friend seated across from you in the cozy chair, warming your heart." ― Vera Nazarian

6. "With winter here, it's hugs all round." ― Anthony T. Hincks

7. "You think winter will never end, and then, when you don't expect it, when you have almost forgotten it, warmth comes and a different light." ― Wendell Berry

8. "Don't write and tell me that winter brought you only colds or the ubiquitous virus. . . it also brought things not to be forgotten—silver moons and snow, brilliant under stars . . . For the pendulum swings; nothing is static; and the road, however long, does turn." ― Faith Baldwin

9. "People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." ―Anton Chekhov

10. "In the deep-freezing winter, let us sing heart touching songs of love to invite the blooming spring and amazing summer. Wishing you a warm-loving winter morning!" ― Debasish Mridha

From caroling to feasting to sitting in front of a roaring fire, there are countless ways to find cheer and stay warm during winter.
From caroling to feasting to sitting in front of a roaring fire, there are countless ways to find cheer and stay warm during winter. | Source

Nature in Winter

11. "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

12. "There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature ― the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." ― Rachel Carson

13. "Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: "That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. . . Your sap is in my sap; we are one thing." ― Paulo Coelho

14. "In the Midwest... winter is an exercise in waiting — for relief, for a bird to sing, for the first purple crocus to push up through the snow." ― Michelle Obama

15. "In the spring and summer I watched my plants flower, but it was, perhaps, in winter that I loved them best, when their skeletons were exposed. . . Stripped of their leaves, their identities showed forth stark, essential." ― Pamela Erens

Winter Poems and Metaphors

16. "The forest floors are freezing,
But the trees are wearing coats;
And I’ve seen the whistling wind
Wearing a scarf around its throat."
―Erin Hanson

17. "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

18. "Old Man Winter is here for a day, but he has blown into the greater arc of my life, too." ―Mark Di Ionno

19. "Hot coffee and cold winter mornings are two of the best soul mates who ever did find each other." ―Terri Guillemets

20. "And Winter, slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!"
―Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Nature's splendor is never more evident than on a bright and chilly winter's dawn.
Nature's splendor is never more evident than on a bright and chilly winter's dawn. | Source

Appreciating Winter

21. "When you love the winter, winter goes off warmer!" ―Mehmet Murat ildan

22. "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

23. "The quiet transition from autumn to winter is not a bad time at all. . . It's nice to gather together everything you possess as close to you as possible, to store up your warmth and your thoughts and burrow yourself into a deep hole inside." ―Tove Jansson

24. "Winter is the time for stories, staying fast by the glow of fire. And outside, in the darkness, the stars are brighter than you can possibly imagine." ―Isabel Greenberg

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

26. "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 . . . 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

27. "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

28. "Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths." ―George R.R. Martin

29. "Winter's my favorite...The best parts are the coats and sweaters. Hugging all the warmth back in." ―Abby Slovin

30. "The beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring." ―L.M. Montgomery

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      • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

        Dora Weithers 

        4 days ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks for reading, Rachelle. Yes, Thoreau is definitely a favorite.

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        Rachelle Williams 

        4 days ago from Tempe, AZ

        Gotta LOVE Thoreau!

        "The animal merely makes a bed, which he warms with his body in a sheltered place; but man, having discovered fire . . . maintain a kind of summer in the midst of winter." ― Henry David Thoreau

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 days ago from The Caribbean

        Bill, the first snowfall is usually exciting. Hope you enjoyed it. On the other hand, this is a great time of year to cruise the Caribbean and taste that warm tropical temperature.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 days ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Liz. Everyday is significant, including winter days. They do deserve our appreciation.

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        William Kovacic 

        8 days ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

        Well, although not officially winter yet, it snowed in Pennsylvania yesterday and the white stuff is still on the ground. I like the different seasons, but 70-90 degrees doesn't sound bad either.

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        Liz Westwood 

        8 days ago from UK

        In the UK, weather is a favourite conversation topic. Often we complain about the weather, especially the cold of winter, the damp and the rain. We really notice it when we return from a warmer climate. Your article encourages us to appreciate winter more.

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        Lori, it seems that you enjoy some fun winter activities. Thanks for sharing and letting other knows that winter has its good times.

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        Luis, who knows? One day you may leave the Philippines for some other country where it snows. Don't give up hope, just yet.

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        Lori, you made me smile about Number 6 sounding Eric. It really does. I guess the woodstove and fireplace would be a treat to many other people too.

        I grew up in the Caribbean, but lived most of my life in Texas which sometimes got cold, but hardly saw snow. However, for the last eight years of my stay in the US, I lived in Michigan, where I grew to love Old Man Winter, but alas, he seems harder to get along with as I grow old.

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        Yes, Ann. I love Philip Pullman's.attitude. "It's worth being cold for that." His expression as well as yours are my thoughts exactly

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        Manatita, I appreciate your Thanksgiving greeting. And Thanksgiving was as much a celebration for my family as was Christmas. Yes, I love the spirit of gratitude which comes with it.

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        Luis, I live in a tropical country also; but I had a chance to live in the USA for a while. I prefer winter from a distance, but at the same time, I love it and I miss it.

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        That's true, Angel. There you are in Illinois, which is like Cold Capital, but it will not last forever. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours also.

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        Dora Weithers 

        12 days ago from The Caribbean

        Brenda, it's all about perspective, isn't it? Who wouldn't embrace a time for renewal and reflection? So bring on the winter.

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        Lora Hollings 

        12 days ago

        I love your quotes about winter, Ms Dora. They make me want to go back to the Midwest when I read them! I miss the snow and winters there even though at times it seemed a bit much with all the shoveling and driving in it wasn't much fun. But, winter does have a stark beauty that no other season can match. And I remember the way the moon would shine on the snow at night and the soft beauty of the first snow and the way it would cover the fir trees! And it made the Christmas lights even more luminous.

        My favorite memories are bundling up my dogs in their coats to take them for walks and putting my daughter's snowsuit on so that she could go with and her giggling as she heard her boots crunch in the snow. Reading stories by the fireplace is also one of my fondest memories. It is a magical time in many ways. I especially love the quote by Elizabeth Camden. I think winter is a time of deep reflection and renewal. A wonderful tribute to winter and all of its beauty!

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        Luis G Asuncion 

        13 days ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        Hoping you're doing good, Lori. Although, I did not experience yet winter because I live in a tropical country. We, in the tropic countries wanted experience winter, however, it will not be possible.

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        Lori Colbo 

        13 days ago from Pacific Northwest

        I always loved the Christmas song Chestnuts roasting by an open fire. I chuckled at # 6. It sounded like something Eric Dierker would say. All of them have a poetic sound to them.

        Personally, I hate snow. It's beautiful, but I live in a trailer and it's hard to stay warm. I long for the days of a woodstove and fireplace. When the power goes out then it's really miserable. And it goes out a lot when it snows. We are told it will be a hard winter here so I'm bracing myself.

        Where did you grow up,Dora?

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        Ann Carr 

        13 days ago from SW England

        All charming quotes and so entertaining, Dora. I think my favourite is Philip Pullman's.

        I love the crisp sunny days of winter when you can wrap up warm and enjoy the fun of snowballs and see your breath on the air and go tobogganing, have fun with the children. The fireside is special too, to be warm, watch the flames, have intimate conversation and feel friends all around. We all need to make sure our neighbours are warm and have enough supplies too!

        Thanks for evoking all those sentiments and feelings, Dora.

        Ann

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        manatita44 

        13 days ago from london

        A very heart-warming - in spite of winter - and very beautiful piece, Dee. Some awesome quotes and a great read. happy Thanksgiving. Come to think of it, I think I included you with the Americans, as I feel sure that you appreciate Gratitude. Much Love.

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        Luis G Asuncion 

        13 days ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        Wow, cool. I do not know if I am going to love winter. To tell you honestly, I never experienced yet winter. I am living of course in a tropical country.

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        Angel Guzman 

        13 days ago from Joliet, Illinois

        I really loved comments 19 and 30. In the Chicago area it can get really cold and snowy. With climate change everything is so much more unpredictable. Great read Dora. Happy Thanksgiving.

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        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        13 days ago from Washington Court House

        Ms Dora,

        These are quite nice to read.

        The one where you don't notice when you are in love and  it seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it's really a time of renewal and reflection are my favorites.

        Thanks for sharing.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Jason, I wish you could experience the snow so you could decide whether or not you like being in it. Whether or not you do, you are right about needing "warmth of care, touch, hug and love."

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Shauna. Of course, I love winter more from a distance, but it is a one-of-o-kind experience.

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        Jason Behm 

        2 weeks ago from Cebu, Philippines

        I have never experienced how it feels like in a snow and how cold it could be. But deep within, coldness could be present and needing warmth. Certainly, from time to time, we need warmth to keep us keep going. Warmth of care, touch, hug and love.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 weeks ago from Central Florida

        These are beautiful quotes, Dora. I don't miss snow at all. It's pretty to look at, but I'm thankful I no longer live in snow country. It gets cold here in Central Florida for about a month or so. Cold enough to bring out the boots, gloves, coats and fire up the fire pit at night.

        On the flip side, these quotes make winter seem magical.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Devika. I hope you enjoy the snow in the European winter. Another adventure for you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Flourish. I certainly do celebrate it. The gathering of family is the best part.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Linda. We can't have it all, but we'll try to enjoy what we can as much as we can.

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        Devika Primić 

        2 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        I look forward to snow being South African I have not had the opportunity to experience snow due to the warm climate. Your quotes make me look forward to European winter.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 weeks ago from USA

        This was wonderful! Although a Southerner, I’ve moved around a lot and spent years in cold states. There are things I did appreciate about winter and you are bringing it all back. Have a Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it.

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        Linda Crampton 

        2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I love the quotations that you've shared! They make me look forward to winter. I think snow is beautiful, though I don't like the problems that it sometimes causes on the roads.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Alyssa, happy to offer a satisfying perspective. Home, wherever it is, is beautiful.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Mary, that's it in a nutshell. There are some dangers, but alongside beautiful views. Just be careful!

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Pam, I know that after sending your childhood in snow, you'll miss it. Now you have the memories to live in, and perhaps you can visit. Cold weather in youth, warm weather when you're older. Sounds good to me.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Christine, you're ahead of most of us with the gathering. Glad you enjoyed your birthday and I hope that you have many more happy, healthy years.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Kari, happy that the quotes help you to enjoy the season. Happy Holidays!

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Bill, you've got the best arrangement there is. Hay Thanksgiving to you and family!

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        Alyssa 

        2 weeks ago from Ohio

        This is a beautiful reminder about the wonder winter can bring. As an Ohio native, I often find myself dreading the cold and longing for summer. In fact, the mention of the Caribbean temps has me dreaming of a tropical vacation! I tend to forget that there is a beauty and a quiet magic that accompanies the season. Thank you Dora! :)

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        Mary Norton 

        2 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

        Winters in some places can be really extreme and my fear is the slippery road. I have to admit it is very beautiful.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I grew up where winters were long, but as a child we played in the snow. I live in a warm climate now, but I miss the first snow as it always seemed somehow majestic. I don't miss the slushy street and the snow at the end of winter when you were hoping for an early spring.

        I enjoyed reading your wonderful quotes as they brought back memories. I live in northern FL now, so we do have some cold weather in Jan. and Feb, but it is usually hot. This is such a good article and all the quotes remind us of the good and bad aspects of snowy weather. It is cosy around the fire and candlelight is wonderful.

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        Christine Hulme 

        2 weeks ago from SE Kent, England

        I agree, I had a house full last weekend for my birthday, we had cosy candles, hot mugs of tea, wine and lots of love and natter. It's that time of the year....thanks for this.

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        Kari Poulsen 

        2 weeks ago from Ohio

        These quotes will keep my heart warm throughout the season.

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        Bill Holland 

        2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        Winter temps are arriving this week. It will be a cold Thanksgiving for sure,but spent in the warmth and glow of family.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Lorna. Yes, " It's worth being cold for that. "

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Eric, come as often as you want. You have a never-ending welcome.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Cheryl. I appreciate your encouragement.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Chris. You probably visit Frankenmuth annually. Unforgettable! You chose one of my favorite quotes.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        2 weeks ago

        Such a lovely collection Dora about all the wonders of Winter as seen through the eyes of so many. I love the 'Winter Appreciation' list and in particular No 27 - beautiful.

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        Eric Dierker 

        2 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        For some reason your integrity of way to the good came to me here. Sorry it takes me more than one trip here to absorb the wisdom. See you later alligator.

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        Cheryl E Preston 

        2 weeks ago from Roanoke

        Ms. Dora this story is simply captivating. I love your imagery.

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        Chris Mills 

        2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

        Dora, my home is just a few miles north of Frankenmuth. Thank you for sharing these words just as we are moving into the big chill.

        My favorite is, "Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths." ― George R.R. Martin

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