Winter Sayings and Quotes

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


No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.     

Hal Borland

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.     

Albert Camus

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Pietro Aretino

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

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

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

John Steinbeck

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.     

Anne Bradstreet

The heart can get really cold if all you've known is winter.     

Benjamin Alire Saenz

Winter is not a season, it's a celebration.     

Anamika Mishra

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.... In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.     

John Burroughs

Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth.     

Hugh Macmillan

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.     

Ruth Stout

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

Every mile is two in winter.     

George Herbert

Winter bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.     

Montenegrin Proverb

Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.     

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.     

Richard Adams

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

Terri Guillemets

Winter forms our character and brings out our best.     

Tom Allen

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.     

Anne Morrough Lindbergh

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.     

Victor Hugo

The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.     

Terri Guillemets

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.     

John Boswell

In a way Winter is the real Spring - the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.     

Edna O'Brien

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

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

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude.     

William Shakespeare