Quotes about Winter

Some say winter is Heaven’s punishment upon men; others say winter is God’s gift to the world. Personally, I am in the second camp. I have been around long enough to realize that overcoming adversity is the ultimate key to success. Although winter is indeed an insufferable season, it does allow mankind to display the truest of his character. Celebrate the year’s final season with these inspirational winter quotes and sayings. 

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland, American author

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it, but the whole story doesn't show.” Andrew Wyeth, American painter

“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 and know it.” Goethe, German writer

“As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.” Jean Paul, German humorist

“I think winter wear is communal. You get some gloves and a scarf from a lost-and-found box, wash them, and wear them for a while until you lose them. Then somebody else does the same thing.” Adrian Grenier, American actor

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet, English poet

“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist

“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 Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher

“There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second is that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.” Quentin Crisp, English writer

“Winter reminds us that there’s joy to be found in even the worst of all possible situations. One just has to believe.” Simon Nguyen, amateur poet

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