10 Enchanting Literary Quotes to Keep You Warm This Winter

December 21st marks the winter solstice, the very first day of winter. For those of you who are now in a state of dread and hibernation, don’t worry. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year; it’s the day with the least amount of daylight. However, this also means that days will only grow longer from here, so cheer up!

 

There’s nothing quite as cozy and inspiring as watching snow fall on a quiet street or looking out at the flurries from inside a warm house. I’d say it’s one of the closest things to magic. If you’re still not ready for it, maybe these beautiful quotes about the season can convince you.

 

1. “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, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

 


2. “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

 


3. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

 


4. “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

 


5. “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

 


 

6. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 


7. “Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”
― Gustave Flaubert, November

 


8. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”
― Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes

 


9. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

 


10. “In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”
― Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

 

 

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