Although this winter season started off warm for the majority of the United States, February is here and is making up for that nonsense. It’s cold outside, so instead of venturing out into the chilly air, stay inside, grab some soup and let these winter quotes warm your soul.
Taken from John Steinbeck’s book, “Travels with Charley: In Search of America,” this winter quote is so simple, yet so true. It’s an idea we often don’t ponder during the seasons; that we cherish summer so much (except on those stifling July days in Florida) because we remember how cold we were just a few months back. Can you imagine if Earth only had one season? We would never appreciate any of it, simply because it’s always the same.
This winter quote is from Virginia Woolf’s “Jacob’s Room.” With frigid winter winds blowing outside your window and coldness seeping into your house, winter is generally not selected by artists to represent happiness. Skies are gray, people get colds more often; spring and summer, with their blue skies and flowers, are most certainly the better candidates to represent happiness and hope.
Patricia Briggs penned this winter quote in “Dragon Blood.” It explores the mindset we have during more cheerful seasons like summer. However, when winter rears its ugly head late in the year, we hardly recognize our sunny, summer selves. There’s ice on the roads and windshields, snow to shovel and not nearly as much time to make plans and enjoy the outdoors as there is during summer.
This winter quote from Sara Raasch is from the appropriately titled “Snow Like Ashes.” This is a great quote to read at the start of winter, just before the New Year, to keep you motivated to succeed with any resolutions for the coming year. Just like how blizzards would never make the news if no snow ever fell, we will never accomplish anything if we never start.
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
From Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind,” this winter quote offers hope in the deep of the season. As each day passes, we are that much closer to the season of life, spring. Hang in there, everyone!
“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
As a Floridian, I agree completely with Carl Reiner’s quote about the pointlessness of snow. Unless frozen water is keeping my beverage cool, I have no need for it.