December 6, 2009

Winter Quotes

You may be having your reasons for loving or loathing winters; that's not what we are going to discuss. We'll just give a dekko at an interesting collection of quotes on "Winter" and muse over them.

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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

Take winter as you find him, and he turns out to be a thoroughly honest fellow; with no nonsense in him, which is a great comfort in the long-run.
-- James Russell Lowell

Goodness, Time's rude hand defies,
And winter lives when beauty dies.
--  Henry Kirke White

Winter, which strips the leaves from around us, makes us see the distant regions they formerly concealed; so does old age nob us of our enjoyments, only to enlarge the prospect of eternity before us.
-- Richter

After winter spring will come.
-- Hans Andersen

Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter's evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.
-- Virginia Woolf

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
-- Victor Hugo

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

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
-- Albert Camus

One kind word can warm three winter months.
-- Japanese proverb

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

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest.
-- The Talmud

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.
-- From the movie An Affair to Remember

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
-- Soren Kierkegaar

Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.
-- Unknown

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

I like these cold, gray winter days.  Days like these let you savor a bad mood. 
-- Bill Watterson




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5 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." ~Robert Byrne

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  2. unknown8:44 AM

    To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. ~W.J. Vogel

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  3. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Every mile is two in winter. ~George Herbert

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  4. unknown8:46 AM

    Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. ~Proverb

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  5. Anonymous9:48 AM

    "The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty. It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did, hushed, solemn." - Patricia Hampl

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