Frost Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old frost quotes, frost sayings, and frost proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The frost which kills the harvest of a year saves the harvest of a century, by destroying the weevil or the locust.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger is like ice, and also quick to melt.     

Maxim Gorky

As frost to the bud, and blight to the blossom, even such is self-interest to friendship; for confidence cannot dwell where selfishness is porter at the gate.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.     

Georg Trakl

It gets cold in the desert at night, particularly up in the mountains; the stars hammer on the rock and strike frost.     

Tanith Lee

The winter's frost must rend the burr of the nut before the fruit is seen. So adversity tempers the human heart, to discover its real worth.     

Honore de Balzac

The desert is cold early in the morning. Laying down on that sand is like laying on a block of ice.     

Steven Michael Quezada

But frost, like the crystallized dreams of autumn, began to coat the clearing with its sugar glaze.     

Victoria Steele Logue

As frost, raised to its utmost intensity, produces the sensation of fire, so any good quality, overwrought and pushed to excess, turns into its own contrary.     

William Matthews

Mirrors are ice which do not melt: what melts are those who admire themselves in them.     

Paul Morand

Ice burns, and it is hard to the warm-skinned to distinguish one sensation, fire, from the other, frost.     

A. S. Byatt

Cold indeed, and labor lost: Then farewell heat, and welcome frost!     

William Shakespeare

Thus we build on the ice, thus we write on the waves of the sea; the waves roaring pass away, the ice melts, and away goes our palace, like our thoughts.     

Johann Gottfried Herder

The ice was not only broken; it was shivered into a million fragments.     

P G Wodehouse

The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.     

Josh Billings

First frost meant letting go, so it was always reason to celebrate.     

Sarah Addison Allen

The frost makes a flower, the dew makes a star.     

Sylvia Plath

Like ice beneath the sun's rays to such poverty did he fall...his fortune melted to water.     

Ihara Saikaku