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Like Verbal Snowflakes: Thoughts About Winter

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
John Steinbeck


Nothing burns like the cold.
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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
Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.
Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room


Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”
Robert Byrne


Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.

Sinclair Lewis


I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.Andrew Wyeth


I dont hate it he thought, panting in the cold air, the iron New England dark;  I dont. I dont! I dont hate it! I dont hate it!
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

Every mile is two in winter.
George Herbert


One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb


Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Victor Hugo
A snowflake is winter’s butterfly.
Seen on a Hero Arts stamp

Baby, it’s cold outside.
Words and music by Frank Loesser


About Author

Josh is an author, former blogger, media critic, x-Capitol Hill legislative aide and White House assistant, business consultant, idea marketing specialist, a squatter at the global village virtual bar and an alpine rock gardener where he lives in Woodstock, NY.