In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
It’s official: winter has arrived. Which also means Christmas and Christmas shopping, are just around the corner. And if you’re in the north east, you know all too well the power old man winter wields. Power outages, downed power lines and tree’s, cancelled flights and insane levels of traffic have made it difficult to get anywhere in a timely fashion these last few days. Hopefully we’ve seen the worst of it. But that also doesn’t seem likely.
So, if you’re like us, grab some classic movies, a cozy blanket, and stay indoors. And while you’re at it, check out this compilation of winter quotes and sayings that will keep you entertained while you brave the cold.
Winter Quotes: 10 Clever Sayings To Beat The Cold
1) On Giving Us Some Perspective:
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck
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Our Thoughts: While this is obviously true, lord knows we wouldn’t complain if we had the weather of our west coast friends.
2) On Reflection:
“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
Our Thoughts: One of the great benefits of the fall and winter is all that time spent indoors. Often it gives us time to really reflect.
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3) On Spending Time With Loved Ones:
“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
Our Thoughts: It isn’t called cuddle season for no reason.
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4) On The Unpredictability Of The Weather:
“Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.” – Robert Byrne
Our Thoughts: After this weeks ice storm, we would have to agree with this one 100%.
5) On Growth:
“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
Our Thoughts: Yoko gets poetic on this reminding us that the seasons have the ability to serve as a marker for how far we’ve come.
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6) On Winter Romances:
“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov
Our Thoughts: It’s interesting how the right person can make any season wonderful. If you’re lucky to have someone special, be extra thankful this holiday season.
7) On Working Hard:
“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis
Shoveling driveways, cleaning windshields, putting on layer after layer each morning, it really is a workout.
8) On Getting Past Winter:
“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley
Our Thoughts: Although it never seems like it, the faster we grin and bear the cold, the faster it will disappear.
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9) On Creativity:
“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino
Our Thoughts: When the weather recovers and our social lives start to pick up, it’s easy to forget about certain creative endeavours. Embrace the cold temperture, with a pen, pad, and some hot chocolate. And the ideas should flow.
10) On Career Advice:
“Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants.” -Geraldo Rivera
Our Thoughts: If you’re forced to spend an inordinate time outdoors for work, we feel for you.
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Do you have any more winter time quotes we may have missed? Let us know in the comments.
image via: MCS@flickr
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