14 Literary Quotes To Brighten Your Winter Blues

Blizzards, record lows and wearing more layers than you thought humanly possible driving you crazy? Read some thoughts from these literary masters and remember why you love this season.

1. Edith Sitwell - Poet

“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.”

2. Victor Hugo - Les Miserables

“Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.”

3. Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking Glass

“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.”

4. Mark Twain

“I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.”

5. Mignon McLaughlin

“Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.”

6. John Steinbeck - Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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

7. Louisa May Alcott - Little Men

“Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive.”

8. Henry David Thoreau

“‘Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.’”

9. Albert Camus - The Stranger

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

10. George RR Martin - A Feast For Crows

“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”

11. Pietro Aretino

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”

12. Matsuo Basho

“Winter solitude-
in a world of one colour
the sound of the wind.”

13. Oscar Wilde

“Wisdom comes with winters”

14. Robert Frost

“The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.”

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