December Sayings and Quotes

Whether it’s the chilly temperatures or the onslaught of the winter holidays, December just feels different. It’s the end of the year, people are making resolutions, and spending more time with friends and family. Get into the winter spirit with the collection of wise and insightful December quotes below.

December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory...     

John Geddes

In December ring Every day the chimes; Loud the gleemen sing In the streets their merry rhymes. Let us by the fire Ever higher Sing them till the night expire!     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Outside the house it was storming, a busy downfall of flakes that the wind blew lightly across acres of old snow left from December.     

Gladys Hasty Carroll

Yet my heart loves December's smile as much as July's golden beam; then let us sit and watch the while the blue ice curdling on the stream.     

Emily Jane Brontë

No matter what my fortune may be, or where I may roam, in December, I'll be going home.     

Floyd Huddleston

If we make it through December, everything's gonna be altight I know; it's the coldest time of winter and I shiver when I see the falling snow.     

Merle Haggard

This looks like a December day, it looks like we've come to the end of the way.     

Willie Nelson

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

May and October, the best-smelling months? I'll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.     

Lisa Kleypas

It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats.     

Dylan Thomas

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago.     

Christina Rossetti

When December comes, can 'The Nutcracker' be far behind? No, it can't - not in America, anyway.     

Robert Gottlieb

Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire, and Christmas treat.     

Sara Coleridge

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.     

Phil Donahue

Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!     

Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

When dark December glooms the day, and takes our autumn joys away.     

Walter Scott

In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow.     

Alexander Pope

December drops no weak, relenting tear, By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared.     

Christopher Pearce Cranch

In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy brook, Thy bubblings ne'er remember Apollo's summer look; But with a sweet forgetting, They stay their crystal fretting, Never, never petting About the frozen time.     

John Keats

When I was a child, my December weekends were spent making cards, decorating the tree, hanging the wreath and preparing brandy butter and peppermint creams.     

Pippa Middleton

It is the middle of December now, and we are about to travel to Switzerland - where we plan to ski a little, relax a little, and shoot a Dutch politician a little.     

Hugh Laurie

People can't concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December.     

Ogden Nash

The cold is coming. December's winter solstice. Start of the season.     

Robert Pettit

I know. I'm lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have 'til December, right?     

Catherine O'Hara

The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon.     

John Greenleaf Whittier

Cold in the earth and fifteen wild Decembers, From those brown hills, have melted into spring.     

Emily Bronte

If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on you hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whate'er you do.     


December was a horrible month.     

Sandy Bryant

On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet.     

Orson Pratt