It is difficult to see the beauty of sparkling snow through the frost on my eyelashes. No matter the rays of sunshine dancing on dangling icicles, the cold challenges of winter are real. I find comfort in winter quotations. Perhaps as one who finds sharing risk of frostbite in minutes, snow sayings and winter quotes presume you are not alone in this icy land.

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Parents and children cross country skiing Golden, British Columbia

Confessing that on many cold winter mornings, winter wonderland quotes make me roll my eyes. I wonder if authors of these winter season quotes gleefully see a few snowflakes and marvel at the wonder?

Or are their snow quotes written while shoveling drifts from sidewalks until the pathway resembles a tunnel? Ever the optimist, I take solace in their winter season quotes.

May this find you warming by a crackling fire with mug in hand. May your snowfall be light and your heart full of kindness and warmth.

30 Winter Quotations and Snow Sayings

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View of Banff, Alberta from Mount Norquay ski slope

Inspirational Winter Sayings

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”– John Steinbeck

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”– Anton Chekhov

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”– Hal Borland

“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

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.” ~ Marie Beynon Lyons Ray

“These northern-tier countries are populated by a bunch of generally happy people who not only tolerate winter but have come up with strategies for embracing it.” ~ Stefanie Pettit 


Snow Sayings

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Snowshoeing near Mount Engadine Lodge, Alberta


“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'”– Lewis Carroll

“A snowflake is winter’s butterfly.” ~ Unknown

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ”-John Burroughs

“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” -Mary Oliver

“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran


Nature Winter Quotations

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Wapta Falls – Golden, British Columbia


“The first fall of snow is not only an event but it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, where is it to be found?” -J. B. Priestly

“When snow falls nature listens.” – Antoinette Van Kleef

‘Winter is the time of sacred balance and rejuvenation of life in preparation for the coming spring. It represents abundance, teaching and gratitude.” ~ Noelle Vignola

“But winter is also respite. All of God’s creatures rest, and recoup, and prepare for the spring to come. And when it does, life bursts forth.” ~ Irwin Kraus

“In winter we behold the charms of solemn majesty and naked grandeur.” ~James Ellis

“Winter sunlight is a warm old soul spreading love in the bitter cold.” ~ Angie Weiland-Crosby

“Happiness is the feeling of warm sunlight hitting you on a cold winter’s day.” ~ Unknown


Season of Change Winter  Quotations

Three snow filled trees

Three trees hang heavy awaiting snow sayings


“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” ~ Gary Zukhav

“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

“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

“Eventually, winter comes; eventually, spring comes; eventually, summer comes, and eventually autumn comes! If they don’t show themselves, then there’s a problem!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan


Funny Winter Quotes

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Our granddaughter and downhill ski instructor


“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” ~Unknown

“Calvin: Today for show and tell, I’ve brought a tiny miracle of nature: a single snowflake! I think we might all learn a lesson from how this utterly unique and exquisite crystal turns into an ordinary, boring molecule of water just like every other one when you bring it into the classroom.
And now, while the analogy sinks in, I will be leaving you drips and going outside…”
~ Bill Watterson

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
~ Carl Reiner

“Winter stakes out a special physiological and psychological space in those supposedly hardy people who think they are adapted to it. Some of the hype is fair — a really cold winter day can, after all, kill you fairly quickly. But some of us like to over emphasize our own bravery.” ~ Anders Swanson

“Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’ ~ Robert Byrne

‘Dear winter. I’m breaking up with you. I think it’s time to start seeing other seasons. Summer is hotter than you. ” ~ Unknown


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