"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that
within me there lay an invincible summer."
- Albert Camus
"There is a wilder solitude in winter when
every sense is pricked alive and keen."
- May Sarton
"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, quiet stretches when you
can savor belonging to yourself."
- Ruth Stout
"In a way winter is the real spring, the time when
the inner thing happens, the resurge of nature."
- Edna O'Brien
"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
"Winter is on my head, but
eternal spring is in my heart."
- 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
"People don't notice whether it's winter
or summer when they're happy.”
- Anton Chekhov
"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
"Winter came down to our home one night quietly
pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
and we, we were children once again."
- Bill Morgan Jr.
"When the snow is still blowing against
the window-pane in January and February and
the wild winds are howling without, what pleasure
it is to plan for summer that is to be."
- Celia Thaxter
"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
"One kind word can warm
three winter months."
- Japanese proverb