I find winter to be a romantic season. Perhaps the most romantic of all, with the softly falling snow that quiets the world and the cold that encourages closeness and flickering fires. I mean, is there anything more lovely than curling up in front of a fire with a book while a Christmas tree sparkles in the corner?
If you were with me last year, my adoration of the season won’t be a surprise. After all, it is host to my favorite holiday―Christmas. But I often find myself in a minority when it comes to my love of snow and all that is winter, so to make myself feel as if I am one of many, I searched out (and found) some absolutely lovely words about the colder months.
Even if you aren’t a fan of the frost you should at least be able to find some appreciation for the lovely writing that went into these:
“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
“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
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ―John Steinbeck
“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” ―George R.R. Martin
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” ― Ben Aaronovitch
“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” ―Markus Zusak
“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
“The snow began to fall again, drifting against the windows, politely begging entrance and then falling with disappointment to the ground.” ―Jamie McGuire
On that note, I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (Yule, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Navidad, Noel…), or whatever else you celebrate during the winter. Stay cozy!
Do you have a favorite seasonal quote? Share it in the comments!
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