30 Winter Quotes With Warm Sentiments
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
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."
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
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
More on Winter
- From the Caribbean to Chicago on Christmas Eve (Winter Memories)
"This is the first time you really will be cold," My cousin warned. Old Man Winter grabbed, stung, scorched, and iced me all at once. Later, I thought the view compensated for the horrendous hug.
© 2019 Dora Weithers