Snow Sayings and Quotes

Nothing signals wintertime like snow covered streets and homes. While it may not be the easiest to drive in, it sure is beautiful. Grab a mug of hot cocoa and embrace winter wonderland season with the insightful, wise, and humorous snow quotes below.

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

Albert Camus

It takes a snowflake two hours to fall from cloud to earth. Can’t you just see its slow, peaceful descent?     

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.     


It snowed and snowed, the whole world over, Snow swept the world from end to end. A candle burned on the table; A candle burned.     

Boris Pasternak

God gives to the silent snow a voice, and clothes its innocence and weakness with a power like His own.     

Caroline Lucretia Herschel

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.     

Charles Caleb Colton

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.     

Dylan Thomas

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

A small and sinister snow seems to be coming down relentlessly at present. The radio says it is eventually going to be sleet and rain, but I don't think so; I think it is just going to go on and on, coming down, until the whole world...etc. It has that look.     

Edward Gorey

Getting only an inch of snow is like winning a nickel in a poker game.     

George Moon

Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.     

George R.R. Martin

Nothing burns like the cold.     

George R.R. Martin

Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Learn how to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon.     


Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.     

Ilka Chase

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?     

J. B. Priestley

When the snow falls with that supernatural slowness it has, it seems that the reasons for dying are more subtle than the reasons for living. But perhaps these latter are more numerous.     

Jean Baudrillard

If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow?     

Jennifer McMahon

Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves, O flakes of snow, For which, through naked trees, the winds A-mourning go?     

John Banister Tabb

See the sunlight through the pine Taste the warm of winter wine Dream of softly falling snow Winter's snow Aspenglow     

John Denver

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.     

John Ruskin

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

John Steinbeck

Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.     

Kahlil Gibran

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.     

Lady Bird Johnson

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

Let every man shovel out his own snow, and the whole city will be passable.     

Louise Penny

The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love.     

Margaret Atwood

Snow makes a soft bed, but no man wakes from it. That was the wisdom of the North.     

Mark Lawrence

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.     

Markus Zusak

Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.     

Mary Oliver