Sunday, April 8, 2012

Winter Quotes

Happy Easter! Spring has sprung and winter (mild as it was this year) is over!  In my spring cleaning yesterday I found the page of winter quotes that I collected last fall and then lost around Christmas time. I was so sad to have lost them that I thought I'd better type them up here, so that I have them next time I want them.

Winter: December 22, 2011-March 20, 2012

"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." Pietro Aretino

"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you . . . in spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other, only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quite stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."

"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

"During the winter my attention was attracted to the changes in the stars and planets in the sky." Paul Nurse

"Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality." Andy Goldsworthy

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

"Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled." Unknown

"Snowstorms are God's way of saying 'You've been working too hard.'" Bern Williams

"This dirty puddle used to be pure snow. I walk by it with respect." Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

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

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again
Bill Martin Jr.

"The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination." Terri Guillemets

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." William Blake

"Blow, blow though winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude." William Shakespeare

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly and and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." Edith Sitwell

"One kind word can warm three winter months." Japanese Proverb

"Winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where you look for it." Henry David Thoreau

"The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood." John Burroughs

2 comments:

Ashlee said...

Are you a fan of Winter dearest? I loved the quotes but I still hate Winter. I have a feeling though that reading these would bring some measure of comfort!

Alysa said...

i am NOT a fan of Winter. Especially in IL. That is why I collected these
quotes last fall. After thinking about them this past season, some I agree
with and some are lame. All of them I liked at the beginning. :)