58 Heartwarming Winter Quotes for Chilly Days


The days are shorter, the wind blows colder, and just like that, winter has arrived. It’s time to bundle up in your winter gear while celebrating winter cheer. Gather round the fireplace in your favorite long-sleeved PJs with cozy blankets and steaming mugs of hot cocoa. This is the perfect time to stay in and read a book from your TBR pile or watch that show you’ve been meaning to binge. While the leaves swirl off the trees, snow gently falls down from the sky, and animals hibernate, these winter quotes will keep you warm inside and out. Even if your winter wonderland consists of palm trees, sea, and sand (raises hand), you will want to snuggle up ASAP!

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Winter Quotes by Writers and Philosophers

Pagford, which by night was no more than a cluster of twinkling lights in a dark hollow far below, was emerging into chilly sunlight. – J.K. Rowling

Pagford, which by night was no more than a cluster of twinkling lights in a dark hollow far below, was emerging into chilly sunlight. – J.K. Rowling

She was not afraid of mice– / She loved winter, snow, and ice. – Ludwig Bemelmans

She was not afraid of mice– / She loved winter, snow, and ice. – Ludwig Bemelmans

Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer, we’d all have frozen to death! – Mark Twain  

Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer, we'd all have frozen to death! – Mark Twain  

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

Every Fern is tucked and set / ’Neath coverlet / Downy and soft and warm. – Susan Coolidge

Every Fern is tucked and set / ’Neath coverlet / Downy and soft and warm. – Susan Coolidge

My little horse must think it queer / To stop without a farmhouse near / Between the woods and frozen lake / The darkest evening of the year. – Robert Frost 

My little horse must think it queer / To stop without a farmhouse near / Between the woods and frozen lake / The darkest evening of the year. – Robert Frost 

January brings the snow. Makes our feet and fingers glow. – Sara Coleridge

January brings the snow. Makes our feet and fingers glow. – Sara Coleridge

When you live in Texas, every single time you see snow, it’s magical. – Pamela Ribon

When you live in Texas, every single time you see snow, it's magical. – Pamela Ribon

There’s something very powerful about finding snow in summer. It’s as if the whole of winter has drained through that white hole—a concentration of winter. – Andy Goldsworthy

There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer. It's as if the whole of winter has drained through that white hole—a concentration of winter. – Andy Goldsworthy

Advice, like snow, the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Advice, like snow, the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We trust in plumed procession / For such the angels go / Rank after rank, with even feet / And uniforms of snow. – Emily Dickinson

We trust in plumed procession / For such the angels go / Rank after rank, with even feet / And uniforms of snow. – Emily Dickinson

The strongest must seek a way, say you? But I say: let a ploughman plough, but choose an otter for swimming, and for running light over grass and leaf, or over snow – an Elf! – J.R.R. Tolkien

The strongest must seek a way, say you? But I say: let a ploughman plough, but choose an otter for swimming, and for running light over grass and leaf, or over snow - an Elf! – J.R.R. Tolkien

The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind, / If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind, / If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for talk beside the fire; it is the time for home. – Edith Sitwell

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for talk beside the fire; it is the time for home. – Edith Sitwell

The dandelion’s pallid tube / Astonishes the grass / And winter instantly becomes / An infinite alas. – Emily Dickinson

The dandelion's pallid tube / Astonishes the grass / And winter instantly becomes / An infinite alas. – Emily Dickinson

Like the snow falls in the river— / A moment white—then melts forever. – Robert Burns

Like the snow falls in the river— / A moment white—then melts forever. – Robert Burns

The Hyla breed / That shouted in the mist a month ago / Like ghost of sleigh-bells in a ghost of snow. – Robert Frost

The Hyla breed / That shouted in the mist a month ago / Like ghost of sleigh-bells in a ghost of snow. – Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know. / His house is in the village though; / He will not see me stopping here / To watch his woods fill up with snow. – Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know. / His house is in the village though; / He will not see me stopping here / To watch his woods fill up with snow. – Robert Frost

Then, on the silence of the snows there lay / A Sabbath’s quiet sunshine—and its bell / Filled the hushed air awhile, with lonely sway. – Felicia Hemans

Then, on the silence of the snows there lay / A Sabbath's quiet sunshine—and its bell / Filled the hushed air awhile, with lonely sway. – Felicia Hemans

Snow had fallen, snow on snow, / Snow on snow, / In the bleak mid-winter / Long  ago. – Christina Rossetti

Snow had fallen, snow on snow, / Snow on snow, / In the bleak mid-winter / Long  ago. – Christina Rossetti- winter quotes

Over the harvest-fields forsaken / Silent, and soft, and slow / Descends the snow. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Over the harvest-fields forsaken / Silent, and soft, and slow / Descends the snow. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

O the snow, the beautiful snow / Filling the sky and earth below / Over the house-tops, over the street / Over the heads of the people you meet / Dancing, flirting, skimming along. – James W. Watson

O the snow, the beautiful snow / Filling the sky and earth below / Over the house-tops, over the street / Over the heads of the people you meet / Dancing, flirting, skimming along. – James W. Watson

I just sat there letting that music cover me like a big, cozy blanket. – Jennifer Niven

I just sat there letting that music cover me like a big, cozy blanket. – Jennifer Niven- winter quotes

I literally could not feel more cozy right now if I were actually inside a marshmallow. – Alice Clayton 

I literally could not feel more cozy right now if I were actually inside a marshmallow. – Alice Clayton 

She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

We no longer build fireplaces for physical warmth, we build them for the warmth of the soul; we build them to dream by, to hope by, to home by. – Edna Ferber

We no longer build fireplaces for physical warmth, we build them for the warmth of the soul; we build them to dream by, to hope by, to home by. – Edna Ferber

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

Or if the secret ministry of frost / Shall hang them up in silent icicles / Quietly shining to the quiet moon. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Or if the secret ministry of frost / Shall hang them up in silent icicles / Quietly shining to the quiet moon. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Make we here our camp of winter / And, through sleet and snow / Pitchy knot and beechen splinter / On our hearth shall glow. – John Greenleaf Whittier

Make we here our camp of winter / And, through sleet and snow / Pitchy knot and beechen splinter / On our hearth shall glow. – John Greenleaf Whittier

Under the snowdrifts the blossoms are sleeping / Dreaming their dreams of sunshine and June / Down in the hush of their quiet they’re keeping / Trills from the throstle’s wild summer-sung tune. – Harriet Prescott Spofford 

Under the snowdrifts the blossoms are sleeping / Dreaming their dreams of sunshine and June / Down in the hush of their quiet they're keeping / Trills from the throstle's wild summer-sung tune. – Harriet Prescott Spofford 

Wintry boughs against a wintry sky; / Yet the sky is partly blue; / And the clouds are partly bright. – Christina Rossetti 

Wintry boughs against a wintry sky; / Yet the sky is partly blue; / And the clouds are partly bright. – Christina Rossetti 

This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water. – Charles Olsen 

This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water. – Charles Olsen 

I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the snow lay around my doorstep—great heaps of protons quietly precessing in the earth’s magnetic field. – Edward Mills Purcell

I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the snow lay around my doorstep—great heaps of protons quietly precessing in the earth's magnetic field.  – Edward Mills Purcell

Winter Quotes by William Shakespeare

For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night / Whiter than new snow on a raven’s back. – William Shakespeare

For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night / Whiter than new snow on a raven's back. – William Shakespeare

Lawn as white as driven snow. – William Shakespeare 

Lawn as white as driven snow. – William Shakespeare 

A little snow, tumbled about, anon becomes a mountain. – William Shakespeare

A little snow, tumbled about, anon becomes a mountain. – William Shakespeare- winter quotes

O that I were a mockery king of snow / Standing before the sun of Bolingbroke / To melt myself away in water drops! – William Shakespeare

O that I were a mockery king of snow / Standing before the sun of Bolingbroke / To melt myself away in water drops! – William Shakespeare

Winter Quotes by Songwriters and Musicians

The winter queen looks up and sighs: I wish that I controlled the skies. – Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall (“Winterqueen” by Phish)

The winter queen looks up and sighs: I wish that I controlled the skies. – Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall ("Winterqueen" by Phish)

Oh, so cold up north that the birds can’t hardly fly / So cold up north that the birds can’t hardly fly / I’m going back south / And let this winter pass on by – McKinley Morganfield (“Cold Weather Blues” by Muddy Waters)

Oh, so cold up north that the birds can’t hardly fly / So cold up north that the birds can’t hardly fly / I’m going back south / And let this winter pass on by – McKinley Morganfield ("Cold Weather Blues" by Muddy Waters)

No matter how cold the winter, there’s a springtime ahead. –Eddie Vedder (“Thumbing My Way” by Pearl Jam)

No matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead. –Eddie Vedder ("Thumbing My Way" by Pearl Jam)- winter quotes

New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice. – Bob Dylan

New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice. – Bob Dylan

Winter comes and the days all start late. / There’s motion on the boughs where the dark shapes prowl. / Feeling out the feelings. – Jeff Tweedy (“Laminated Cat” by Wilco)

Winter comes and the days all start late. / There's motion on the boughs where the dark shapes prowl. / Feeling out the feelings. – Jeff Tweedy ("Laminated Cat" by Wilco)

He’s fallen on the ice, it cracks. / Will he plunge in and join me here? / He meets my eyes, to my surprise. / He laughs in full light of my frown. – Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall (“It’s Ice” by Phish)

He’s fallen on the ice, it cracks. / Will he plunge in and join me here? / He meets my eyes, to my surprise. / He laughs in full light of my frown. – Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall ("It's Ice" by Phish)

Here comes the cold. / Break out the winter clothes / And find a love to call your own. – John Mayer (“St. Patrick’s Day”)

Here comes the cold. / Break out the winter clothes / And find a love to call your own. – John Mayer ("St. Patrick's Day")

Winter rain, now tell me why / Summers fade and roses die … / Winter gray and falling rain / We’ll see summer come again. – Bob Weir (“Weather Report I” by Grateful Dead)

Winter rain, now tell me why / Summers fade and roses die ... / Winter gray and falling rain / We’ll see summer come again. – Bob Weir ("Weather Report I" by Grateful Dead)

I waited for you winterlong / You seemed to be where I belong. – Neil Young (“Winterlong”)

I waited for you winterlong / You seemed to be where I belong. – Neil Young ("Winterlong")- winter quotes

When it comes to December, it’s obvious why / No one wants to be alone at Christmastime. / And come January, we’re frozen inside / Making new resolutions a hundred times. – John Mayer (“St. Patrick’s Day”)

When it comes to December, it's obvious why / No one wants to be alone at Christmastime. / And come January, we're frozen inside / Making new resolutions a hundred times. – John Mayer ("St. Patrick's Day")

Look around / leaves are brown / and the sky is a hazy shade of winter. – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel (“A Hazy Shade of Winter”)

Look around / leaves are brown / and the sky is a hazy shade of winter. – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel ("A Hazy Shade of Winter")

What do I care how much it may storm? I’ve got my love to keep me warm. – Irving Berlin (“I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm”) 

What do I care how much it may storm? I’ve got my love to keep me warm. – Irving Berlin ("I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm") 

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray / I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day. – John Phillips and Michelle Phillips (“California Dreamin’” by The Mamas & the Papas)

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray / I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day. – John Phillips and Michelle Phillips ("California Dreamin’" by The Mamas & the Papas)

Winter, spring, summer or fall / All you have to do is call. – James Taylor (“You’ve Got a Friend”)

Winter, spring, summer or fall / All you have to do is call. – James Taylor ("You've Got a Friend")- winter quotes

I know, I know, I know I’ll make it / I’ll make it through / In the wintertime, there’s a candlelight / I only get from you – Norah Jones (“Wintertime”)

I know, I know, I know I’ll make it / I’ll make it through / In the wintertime, there’s a candlelight / I only get from you – Norah Jones ("Wintertime")

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful / And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  – Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (“Let It Snow”)

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful / And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  – Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne ("Let It Snow")

Winter Quotes From Movies and Television Shows

Snow, it had to be snow. She couldn’t have had tropical magic that covered the fjords in white sand and warm … fire! – Anna (Frozen)

Snow, it had to be snow. She couldn't have had tropical magic that covered the fjords in white sand and warm ... fire!

Everything’s magical when it snows. – Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

Everything’s magical when it snows. – Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)- winter quotes

I’m singing and I’m dancing in the snow! – Buddy (Elf)

I'm singing and I'm dancing in the snow! – Buddy (Elf)- winter quotes

I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands. – Buddy (Elf)

I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands. – Buddy (Elf)

Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in summer and I’ll be a … happy snowman! – Olaf (Frozen)

Winter's a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in summer and I'll be a ... happy snowman! – Olaf (Frozen)

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