“By early evening all the sky to the north had darkened and the spare terrain they trod had turned a neuter gray as far as the eye could see. The storm front towered above them and the wind was cool on their sweating faces.
“There are cities that get by on their good looks, offer climate and scenery, views of mountains or oceans, rockbound or with palm trees; and there are cities like Detroit that have to work for a living, whose reason for being might be geographical but whose growth is based on industry, jobs. Detroit has its natural attractions: lakes all over the place, an abundance of trees and four distinct seasons for those who like variety in their weather, everything but hurricanes and earth-quakes.
But it’s never been the kind of city people visit and fall in love with because of its charm or think, gee, wouldn’t this be a nice place to live.” Elmore Leonard “SAUL: 'We made love outdoors, my favorite place to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean.
As for me, the tempest took hold of me with tyranny: I was roughly roused and obliged to live. I got up and dressed myself, and creeping outside the basement close by my bed, sat on its ledge, with my feet on the roof of a lower adjoining building.
For war consisted not in battle only, or the act of fighting, but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known: and therefore the notion of time is to be considered in the nature of war, as it is in the nature of weather.” “During this short voyage I saw the lightning playing on the summit of Mont Blanc in the most beautiful figures.
It had rained a little in the night and it was fresh and cool on the plateau, and there was a wonderful view. “By the end of October the rain had come, falling heavily upon the six-inch layer of dust which had its own way for more than two months.
At first the rain had merely splotched the dust, which seemed to be rejoicing in its own resiliency…but eventually the dust was forced to surrender to the mastery of the rain and it churned into a fine red mud that oozed between our toes and slopped against our ankles as we marched miserably to and from school.” “Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.
The locust trees were in bloom and the fragrance of the blossoms filled the air.” Joyful friends, mostly loyal, they hadn’t abandoned their protector before the gathering storm; and despite the threatening sky, despite the shuddering earth, they remained, smiling, considerate, and as devoted to misfortune as they had been to prosperity.
“Her pale blue eyes shuttled around, right and left, to see if Anthony was in sight. For others, it’s time to bundle up, hunker down and count the days until spring.
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.
Don’t forget to also read these April quotes to keep you pushing forward with positivity. “Do you want to build a snowman?” to borrow a quote from the movie from Frozen.
These quotes about winter give a complete view of the season from the cozy and magical to the deep thoughts and the funniness of those that don’t enjoy the cold. You can choose to celebrate the season by picking one, or two, or more things from the winter quotes above to participate in and enjoy.
Either way, take time to appreciate the changing of the season because before you know it, spring will arrive in all its glory.