Quotations About / On: WINTER

  • 41.
    The change from storm and winter to serene and mild weather, from dark and sluggish hours to bright and elastic ones, is a memorable crisis which all things proclaim. It is seemingly instantaneous at last.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 344, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 42.
    In the woods in a winter afternoon one will see as readily the origin of the stained glass window, with which Gothic cathedrals are adorned, in the colors of the western sky seen through the bare and crossing branches of the forest.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "History," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 43.
    Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room.
    (Annie Dillard (b. 1945), U.S. author. The Writing Life, ch. 5 (1989).)
  • 44.
    “When I looked, I knew I might never again see so much of the earth so beautiful, the beautiful being something you know added to something you see, in a whole that is different from the sum of its parts. What I saw might have been just another winter scene, although an impressive one. But what I knew was that the earth underneath was alive and that by tomorrow, certainly by the day after, it would be all green again. So what I saw because of what I knew was a kind of death with the marvellous promise of less than a three-day resurrection.”
    (Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories)
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  • 45.
    “They had not, under the heavens and on earth, one single weapon. They dont control the land they live on, the schools which train them, the heat and food their bodies need to live through the winters cold, the media which gives them language, the military weapons for which they give most of their money. There is no more time in this city. Reasonable people dont let themselves dream because no dream can be true. They have a cry that bought them back to first causes: But we who have no mothers, no fathers, no homes or love. Where are we going to run?”
    (Literal Madness: Three Novels)
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  • 46.
    “Let me remember you, soon will the winter be on us,
    Snow-hushed and heartless.”
    ( Sara Teasdale, Rivers to the Sea)
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  • 47.
    Being in the perfect peace of God is like being wrapped in a warm comforter on a cold winter night.

    -Phyllis Strong
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  • 48.
    The muse of life is like, one who pays up the sum in summer and wins a lover in the winter.

    By Edward Koif Louis.
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  • 49.
    An hour of winter day might seem too short
    To make it worth life's while to wake and sport.
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Winter Eden.")
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  • 50.
    I know that winter death has never tried
    The earth but it has failed:
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Onset (l. 13-14). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.)
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