Embrace the beauty and majesty of this season. Happy Winter Solstice!
"Winter is not a season, it's a celebration".
— Anamika Mishra
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more.” —Dr. Seuss
"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory."
— Gary Zukav
"In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold."
―Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes
"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius."
— Pietro Aretino
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
— Hal Borland
"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation."
— Paul Theroux
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
— Albert Camus
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
— John Steinbeck
"The heart can get really cold if all you've known is winter."
— Benjamin Alire Saenz
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
— Anne Bradstreet
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy."
— William Blake
"He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.... In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity."
— John Burroughs
"Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth."
— Hugh Macmillan
"The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination."
— Terri Guillemets
"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness."
— Mary Oliver
"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!"
— Thomas Wentworth Higginson
"In a way Winter is the real Spring - the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature."
— Edna O'Brien
"Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake."
— Sara Raasch
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" — J.B. Priestley
"Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality."
— Andy Goldsworthy
"You can't get too much winter in the winter."
— Robert Frost
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand in the cold.”
“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
― Vesta M. Kelly
In winter, forgive the fallen leaves of your past.
― Terri Guillemets
Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.
―From the movie An Affair to Remember
"One kind word can warm three winter months. "
— Japanese Proverb
"I pray this winter be gentle and kind--a season of rest from the wheel of the mind. "
— John Geddes