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Winter Quotes to Celebrate the Season

These winter quotes will help you make the most out of the season.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for some people.

The seasons have changed and winter, with all its magic, is here to enjoy.

For some, this is exciting news.

For others, it’s time to bundle up, hunker down and count the days until spring.

But winter has a lot to offer in all its wonder.

Many view it as a time for comfort foods, reading good books under a blanket, and reflecting over a big mug of hot chocolate.

These winter quotes will help you celebrate the season if you naturally love it or help you see the beauty in it if you struggle to.

We also have tips on getting motivated in the winter, along with collections of fall quotes—be sure to check them out as the calendar turns.

If you love this quote collection, read out our most popular quote article about short inspirational quotes for daily motivation. 

If you need more inspirational quotes, check out our motivational quotes category page.

Winter quotes on why you ought to love the season

1. “Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

2. “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

3. “The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination.” – Terri Guillemets

4. “Imagine if fire extinguishers were full of snow. Imagine the fun we could have.” – Neil Hilborn

5. “If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.” – Murray Pura

6. “Scarves, mittens, and hats are a great way to express your personality in the cold weather.” – Brad Goreski

7. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino

8. “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” – William Blake

9. “While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.” Tom Allen

10. “The first snow is like the first love.” – Lara Biyuts

Winter quotes on the magic of the season

11. “Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” – Candace Bushnell

12. “Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” – Terri Guillemets

13. “I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, and spruce.” – Taylor Swift

14. “In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” – Ben Aaronvitch

15. “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

16. “The fire is winter’s fruit.” – Arabian Proverb

17. “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

18. “Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” – Sarah Addison Allen

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19. “Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” – Novala Takemoto

20. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” – Sara Raasch

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Winter quotes to help you make the most out of the season

21. “The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ” – John Steinbeck

23. “Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen

24. “How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose if there were no winter in our year!” – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

25. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

26. “As winter approaches – bringing cold weather and family drama – we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth.” – Sarah MacLean

27. “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” – Yoko Ono

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Winterquotes about the changing seasons

28. “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

29. “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

30. “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

31. “They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.” – Italian Proverb

32. “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov

33. “The best thing about a British winter is the cold weather, real fires, frosty mornings. I love living somewhere that has proper seasons.” – Jane Fallon

34. “We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Gary Zukhav

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35. “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

36. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens

37. “If you think my winter is too cold, you don’t deserve my spring.” – Erin Hanson

Winter quotes to help you see the beauty in it

38. “He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” – John Burroughs

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39. “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

40. “There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.” – Carol Rifka Brunt

41. “Winter is coming.”― George R.R. Martin

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Funnywinter quotes

42. “The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter.” – Dave Barry

43. “Winter is not a season in the North Middlewest; it is an industry.”― Sinclair Lewis

44. “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” – Carl Reiner

45. “Nothing burns like the cold.”― George R.R. Martin

46. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” – Bill Bowerman

47. “Winter is the time for stories, staying fast by the glow of fire.”― Isabel Greenberg

48. “A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” – Patricia Briggs

49. “Flowers that bloom in the winter may not survive till spring.”― K Hari Kumar

50. “I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime.” – Will Rogers

Winter quotes that make you feel cozy

51. “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” – George R.R. Martin

52. “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

53. “Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns.” – Jean Webster

54. “Winter then in its early and clear stages, was a purifying engine that ran unhindered over city and country, alerting the stars to sparkle violently and shower their silver light into the arms of bare upreaching trees.” – Mark Helprin

55.  “No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.” – Kenneth Grahame

56. “It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood!” – Roman Payne

57. “One need never be dull as long as one has friends to help, gardens to enjoy and books in the long winter evenings.” – D. E. Stevenson

58. “That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.” – Ali Smith

59. “But now she loved winter. Winter was beautiful “up back” – almost intolerably beautiful. Days of clear brilliance. Evenings that were like cups of glamour – the purest vintage of winter’s wine.” – L.M. Montgomery

60. “In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths.” – George R.R. Martin

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More Winter Quotes and Sayings

61. “You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” Robert Frost

62. “The smallest snowstorm on record took place an hour ago in my back yard. It was approximately two flakes. I waited for more to fall, but that was it.” ― Richard Brautigan

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63. “Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.” – Deborah Kerr

64. “Maybe eventually winter will finish our job for us and end the world in ice instead of blood.”― Isaac Marion

65. “You should see my corgis at sunset in the snow. It’s their finest hour. About five o’clock they glow like copper. Then they come in and lie in front of the fire like a string of sausages.” – Tasha Tudor

66. “The world was furred with late spring snow. It was the soft, thick stuff that excites you unless you are driving or half dead, packing snow already falling in caterpillars off the greening branches.” ― Marian Engel

67. “Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.” – Alexandra Guarnaschelli

68. “Sometimes I would like to be a child again, and other times a woman made of snow.” – Deirdre Sullivan

69. “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

70. “Winter is a season we all wish to start and end soon.”― Karen Zirbes

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Winter Quotes To Embrace The Season and Keep Warm

71. “Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.” — Andy Goldsworthy

72. “The most beautiful springs are those that come after the most horrible winters!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

73. “On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence.” — John Keats

74. “There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year.” — Kathleen Norris

75. “O Winter, ruler of the inverted year!” — William Cowper

76. “Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.” — George Bernard Shaw

77. “I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.” — T. S. Eliot

78. “No one can look at a pine tree in winter without knowing that spring will come again in due time.” — Frank Bolles

79. “God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.” — Heraclitus

80. “We must take root; send out some little fibre at least, even every winter day.” — Henry David Thoreau

What’s your favorite thing aboutwinter?

“Do you want to build a snowman?” to borrow a quote from the movie from Frozen.

These quotes about winter give a complete view of the season from the cozy and magical to the deep thoughts and the funniness of those that don’t enjoy the cold.

You can choose to celebrate the season by picking one, or two, or more things from the winter quotes above to participate in and enjoy. 

Use the season as a time of calm reflection.

Or, use it as a time to go out and enjoy the cold and snow.

Either way, take time to appreciate the changing of the season because before you know it, spring will arrive in all its glory.

What’s your favorite thing about winter?

Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add?

Let us know in the comment section below.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
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