Winter Quotes

Sochi started with the same problem as every Winter Olympics. Forget the crass commercialism, the fake amateurism, NBC’s refusal to televise important events live to all its viewers. As an event, the Winter Games fail on the most basic level. They’re lousy to watch.

— Alex Berenson

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it the whole story doesn’t show.

— Andrew Wyeth

I rolled the second car that I ever owned, a Toyota 4 Runner. This was winter in Colorado, two weeks before the 2002 Olympic trials. I was driving in the outside lane, and my rear tire caught some black ice, and we totally turned sideways to the point where we were heading right toward the median.

— Apolo Ohno

Very little is known about Hugh Glass as a real guy that existed 200 years ago, except that he was attacked by a bear, betrayed and left for dead, and has to survive in the winter. I said, ‘What really drives a human to survive those conditions?’

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Of course, the outcome of the war would not have been changed. The war was lost perhaps, when it was started. At least it was lost in the winter of ’42, in Russia.

— Adolf Galland

I think winter wear is communal. You get some gloves and a scarf from a lost-and-found box, wash them, wear them for a while until you lose them. Then somebody else does the same thing.

— Adrian Grenier

I don’t have kids, a mortgage, or a car. That has let me hold out for the jobs I want to do, and to sit in a cold room in the winter with fingerless gloves, writing.

— Alice Lowe

In the winter of 1973, the American POWs held captive in Vietnam were released according to the terms of the Paris Peace Accords.

— Annie Jacobsen

Storage is important. Whether it’s cushions you only use outside in the summer, or blankets that only come out in the winter, you’ve always got to think of where to store them.

— Anthea Turner

In Minneapolis, the overhead sky walks protect pedestrians from the winter cold and snow.

— Bill Dedman

In ‘Winter’s Bone,’ it’s literally the director and the camera operator. That’s it. Just a super-small Kubrick crew. You know what I mean? Like, 8 people.

— Bill Hader

I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I’ve already justified buying seven coats!

— Blake Lively

If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.

— Bob Uecker

I’m telling you, until I shaved my head, I never realized how much heat is lost through the top of the head. I walk out in winter and it feels like I have an ice pack on my head. Unbelievable.

— Bryan Cranston

I’m not a huge L.A. fan, but I go there for the winter every year. We usually rent a house and have massive house parties.

— Benny Blanco

Johnny Winter doesn’t know the word ‘subtlety.’ But it works, it works.

— Butch Trucks

One thing I always make – and I’m sure this is partly to do with memory and yearning and because I’ve made it ever since my children were born – I make gingerbread every year. And it’s partly just the perfume of the spices in the house, makes it smell like winter to me.

— Bee Wilson

Kasha is the hardy starch of a Slavic winter – buckwheat, in fact – but when cooked properly, it gets a nutty, deep-brown crust.

— Bill Buford

In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L Johnson urging him to waive regulations to allow for the early sale of winter grade fuel to help with gasoline shortages and gasoline prices.

— Bob Ney

I never did work in the off-season, and I never did play winter ball or anything else. I think it was good for me to get away after a full season… In those days, I don’t think anyone ever got too complacent.

— Bobby Doerr

In the summertime, I played Little League baseball football in the fall basketball in the winter.

— Bobby Keys

When I watch the Olympics I become such an emotional wreck. I’ve always loved the Olympics, be it the summer or the winter Olympics.

— Bryn Terfel

When I was coming up in high school, if you wanted to be in the musical it was during the winter, so I had to choose between playing basketball or being in the musical. And I ended up playing basketball.

— Ben Schwartz

I have a house in the Connecticut countryside where you’ll always find me, summer or winter.

— Candace Bushnell

By the winter of 1945-1946, the Russian peoples were being warned of the dangers from the West.

— Carroll Quigley

Well, I was born in Miami, and then I lived for a long time in Tallahassee, and before that, Winter Haven, which is a tiny town in Florida. I was not a city girl.

— Cheryl Hines

Onward’ was a song I wrote in Montreux, in Switzerland, when we were there camping out for the whole winter. In the summer, Montreux is a really, really big summertime-touristy, full-of-life kind of place. In the winter, it closes down.

— Chris Squire

The buyer is entitled to a bargain. The seller is entitled to a profit. So there is a fine margin in between where the price is right. I have found this to be true to this day whether dealing in paper hats, winter underwear or hotels.

— Conrad Hilton

In Finland in the winter, when the sky is totally choked with clouds, the country becomes one big sensory deprivation tank.

— Charles Platt

There’s something about the Pacific Northwest, the scale of it, and the fact that not so long ago people came here and died getting here, and then died the first winter they were here. There’s this breathtaking beauty, just a little bit of moss on the tree, just this little thread of danger, and the sinister. And I really like that.

— Chelsea Cain

I have a really basic uniform: in winter, black tights and any old dress that I can throw on. In summer, high-waisted jeans and this shirt, or that shirt, and a cashmere cardigan just in case.

— Claudia Schiffer

Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.

— Carlo Collodi

I remember being inspired myself when smaller films, whether it’s ‘Beasts’ or ‘Winter’s Bone,’ wound up in the Oscars lineup.

— Damien Chazelle

Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that food.

— David Suzuki

Hollywood is a perpetual summerland, a temperate, godless yaw where the very word ‘season’ has been co-opted by television executives. There are few harbingers of winter here.

— Diablo Cody

I realized there might be monetary or financial reasons to jump in and write a ‘Winter’s Bone Retriumphs’ or something, and nobody would object to me doing that in publishing. But it would be a waste of my time, and they always take a little longer than you thought they would take.

— Daniel Woodrell

At one point, I was seriously considering playing Huck Finn in a production in Northern Maine in the dead of winter.

— David Walton

In the winter, I enjoy cross-country skiing and raising orchids and amaryllises. If I could grow tropical flowers as perennials, I would, especially hibiscus and mandavilla.

— Diane Ackerman

I get a good colour in summer but go really pale in winter, and it genuinely doesn’t suit me, as people ask me if I’m ill. As well as making me look a bit better, I often have to be tanned in the middle of winter to do a show or programme, so I’ve road-tested every fake tan on the market.

— Deirdre O’Kane

Cold is not without its risks to runners, of course, especially ones who don’t head south when winter visits their neighborhood. Even pooh-pooh-ers of frozen lungs and lovers of dark jogs over permafrost have been known to be careful about certain hazards.

— Don Kardong

I get bored. We seem to have been having a little bit more time off this winter than last winter. I’m always itching to get back in the car. It’s going to get harder, so I’ve got to make sure that I’m doing everything I possibly can do to make sure I can start next season how I ended this season.

— Dan Wheldon

I got a bronze medal and I can’t complain about that, the only African-American to get a medal in the Winter Olympics.

— Debi Thomas

There was a computer in our garage when I was growing up, and I’d go out there in winter and wrap myself in a blanket and write a story.

— Eleanor Catton

And we have a little herb garden, which survived the winter thanks to global warming. It makes me feel like a cool, old Italian housewife, that I kept my rosemary alive outside all winter.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

There is winter in L.A., there is rain in L.A. But there is no rain on ‘Entourage.’

— Emily Ratajkowski

I cannot feel my legs from the waist down any longer. But who cares? I look good and that’s all that matters. And when I die of hypothermia for wearing formal shorts in winter, tell them to put that on my tombstone.

— Eliza Coupe

When Richard Nixon came to Beijing in the winter of 1972, China was still in the throes of the Cultural Revolution, so it had a limited array of entertainment to provide.

— Evan Osnos

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.

— Franz Beckenbauer

Normally, when I skydive, even in winter, I wear very thin gloves. I want to be flexible, with fast reactions.

— Felix Baumgartner

From Enve Composites to Bluehouse Skis, Utah companies are making breakthrough products for biking, winter sports, water sports and more.

— Gary Herbert

In temperate zones, winter is the best insecticide it keeps the bugs in check. The tropics enjoy no such respite, so plants there have developed a wide range of alkaloids that kill off nosy insects and animals.

— Gregory Benford

For families flying out of the U.K. for a winter getaway, airports should be the ideal place to pick up a bargain.

— George Osborne

But I do feel a little teeny right now that I’m just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived.

— Gordon Parks

You may depend on it that the bunting, emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter.

— Gilbert White

As a kid in New Zealand, you play cricket in summer and rugby in winter. I played cricket and hockey. Not rugby. I wasn’t brawny enough for it. Or silly enough, perhaps.

— Glenn Turner

An Indian’s dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

— George Catlin

Where most of the country is, well, hot – from the bone-baking dry heat of the desert to the flesh-melting humidity of Kerala in the south – Kashmir is cool: so cool, in fact, that in the winter, the temperatures can sink to sub-zero.

— Hanya Yanagihara

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.

— Henry Rollins

Though I have never thought of myself as a book collector, there are shelves in our house browsed so often, on so many rainy winter nights, that the contents have seeped into me as if by osmosis.

— Hilary Mantel

I have a very basic leg. But it has a silicon cover on it. I have a flat foot leg, a high heel leg and then I have a leg which, in the winter, I have to ski in and in the summer I swap it into my roller blades.

— Heather Mills

There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks. I feel free to ski the way I decide on race-day because the overall title was not my main target this winter.

— Hermann Maier

As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy.

— Harry Johnston

My favorite fall or winter lunch is big steaming bowls of soup. I usually invite people for around 12:30 and have two hearty soups like shrimp corn chowder and lentil sausage soup, which can be made a day or two ahead.

— Ina Garten

In the summer you want fresh, light and sort of quick things in winter you want things that are comforting, so your body really tells you you want to go towards potatoes, apples, fennel, things that are warm and comforting. And loin of pork.

— Ina Garten

The country is more of a wilderness, more of a wild solitude, in the winter than in the summer. The wild comes out. The urban, the cultivated, is hidden or negatived.

— John Burroughs

I like cool jackets – a nice fall or winter coat. You can get a lot of use out of it, and you’ll wear it frequently, so it can really set the tone of your uniform for the season.

— John Legend

I remember being banned from other houses as a younger child during the winter holiday season I was the only one who didn’t believe in Santa Claus, and I was ruining everyone’s Christmas.

— Jami Attenberg

I think bare legs in winter are idiotic. Unless your naked pins are toned, tanned and veinless, it’s best to cover up. There is nothing more elegant in winter than dark tights worn with matching knee-length boots and a belted trench coat.

— Joan Collins

The Botanischer Garten in Berlin has one of Europe’s finer winter trails, leading in careful order from glasshouses devoted to African-American and Australian desert species, through a fine collection of tropical plants, and on to the orchid house.

— John Burnside

I love the Mediterranean for the fact that winter is over in a minute, and the almond blossom arrives in January.

— Jade Jagger

Once, I lived in an apartment with a skylight in the bathroom. Every winter, it would snow through the skyline, but we got a discount because of it.

— Jim Parsons

The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter… and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record.

— Johnny Winter

I took four years off after ‘In the Cut’ because I wanted to see who I’d be without work. I even tried being a hermit in the wilderness in New Zealand. I stayed in a warden’s hut two-and-a-half hours off the Routeburn Track through the fjords on the South Island. It was early winter, so there was no electricity or running water.

— Jane Campion

If I could do theater during the hiatus and then do ’30 Rock’ in the winter, that would be my ideal job.

— Jane Krakowski

Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new arena as a professional photographer.

— Janine Turner

I love cookies baking. During the winter, they have these candles that smell like cookies, and I always buy like a hundred of them.

— Jared Padalecki

My granny would come out and stay with us in the winter, and we would listen to the reports from the coastal stations and have a discussion in the middle of Glasgow about what the weather was like in Tiree.

— Johann Lamont

The Merchant of Venice’ is a straightforward, clear story, while ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ as a general rule, is hard to present because there is so much plot.

— Jesse L. Martin

The bottom line is, winter navigation on the Seaway is a bad idea.

— John M. McHugh

My go-to winter recipe is beef and butternut squash stew, cooked in the slow oven all day.

— Jojo Moyes

I was 18 and making 150 quid a week, which was a lot of money to me. Then there was a bad winter and I got paid off. Then my firm, JW Henderson of Bowling Green Street, Leith, went bust. If they hadn’t folded, I’d probably still be scaffolding and loving it.

— Jamie Sives

When we look at the flowers, we suddenly forget so many important things. We forget that all flowers die. We forget that winter will come again. We forget that nothing really endures and that, like the flowers that die at the end of the growing season, we’ll join them in the cold ground.

— Jonathan Maberry

I’m such a tomboy – I was raised in the South – and I also really wanted to work in New York, being so different from California, though it was a freezing-cold winter.

— Jessica Stroup

Bergman made countless masterpieces, but for one reason or another, ‘Winter Light’ stays closest to my heart.

— Jake Paltrow

I grew up in Los Angeles, and I’ve made movies all over the world… I’ve been in New York, Norway, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, London – I’ve been in all these cities, shooting away in the winter, thinking, ‘People who choose to live here are insane.’

— John Landis

I toured Ontario in the winter of ’48, in a touring company of The Drunkard, in which I played the bartender.

— Jonathan Frid

I go out and take oysters, clams and mussels every 2 weeks or so during late fall, winter and early spring. I particularly like to go out when there is a below-average ebb tide because that exposes clamming grounds and oysters that are usually under water.

— Jim Himes

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.

— John A. Logan

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

I bring a poofy gray down jacket with me wherever I go. It’s meant for winter, but I use it most in the summer, when everyone cranks up the air-conditioning.

— Leslie Mann

In the winter, I’m always in Europe. July and September are New Zealand and Chile camps. I’m always on the road.

— Lindsey Vonn

Every winter, I’m a sexy academic deconstructionist. And in the summer, it’s normally Brigitte Bardot on holiday in the 1950s.

— Liz Goldwyn

If you’ve ever lived in Chicago, anyone who has, they know what a winter in Chicago is like. To be going through a tough time here in the winter would be just be all the more worse.

— Lee DeWyze

There were 15 people in the village, including five of us. If my father arrested somebody in the winter, he’d have to wait until the thaw to turn him in.

— Leslie Nielsen

Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening, I saw somebody run around the house again. I told my father of that.

— Lizzie Andrew Borden

I was writing rap at 12 years old and began writing songs as a 20-year-old. I think I wrote my first song in the winter of 2008-2009, when I was in Buenos Aires. I was writing about growing up and my boys back home.

— Lukas Forchhammer

I’m from Sweden, so I don’t enjoy winter at all there’s nothing cute about it.

— Lykke Li

I was in Cuba in the winter of 1937. I was playing in Cuba, and I’m in the shower, and I slipped and caught myself with my right arm. I felt something pull right then. Then, in ’38, when I came back, my arm was messed up.

— Leon Day

Before Under Armour, the only choices you had were to wear a short-sleeved cotton T-shirt in the summer or a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt in the winter. Why not make a better piece of equipment for underneath the shoulder pads?

— Kevin Plank

I go to Spain a lot, in winter, for a blast of sunlight to banish the blues brought on by the Irish greys and drizzle. I love the cities of the Spanish interior.

— Kevin Barry

I was sent to boarding school – a grim place. The only good thing the headmaster did for us was every Sunday evening in the winter he would show us films in the chapel. He couldn’t afford a sound projector, so we saw silent films, which you could then still rent from photographic shops.

— Kevin Brownlow

I get cast at the last minute. I don’t know, maybe somebody drops out and they can’t get someone, and someone is like, ‘Oh, how about Katia Winter?’

— Katia Winter

Were it my choice, I would not vote for Russia to hold the Winter Olympics or the Summer Olympics. But it’s not my choice.

— Mitt Romney

And some places you been before are so great that you don’t ever mind going back. Some places you been before you don’t ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the Winter.

— Morgan Freeman

Songs that aren’t even remotely connected to Christmas are now officially canonized Christmas tunes. ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ never mention anything religious but are still notches in Christmas’ belt of musical dominance.

— Matisyahu

Halloween isn’t the only time for ghosts and ghost stories. In Victorian Britain, spooky winter’s tales were part of the Christmas season, often told after dinner, over port or coffee.

— Michael Dirda

It took me three years to learn to dress in the American way, especially in winter. That was just like me. I barely wear socks even now.

— Mira Nair

When people ask me why is ‘Winter’s Tale’ a fantasy, I point out that it is not a fantasy.

— Mark Helprin

To get the feel of the polar night, I went back to Spitsbergen in winter. I went snowshoeing in the dark and experimented with headlamps and climbed a glacier in driving snow.

— Michelle Paver

For watching sports, I tend to drink Guinness early evenings always begin well with a Grey Goose and tonic with plenty of lime and on a cold winter’s night, there’s nothing quite like a glass of Black Maple Hill… an absolute peach of a bourbon.

— Martin Bashir

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.

— Marvin Olasky

As you prepare for the many things that fall brings, such as school, harvest and winter, it is important to be prepared for the unthinkable. Supplies and a plan will significantly reduce panic and chaos in the event of an emergency.

— Mike Crapo

We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That’s the only disadvantage.

— Mordecai Richler

I played football I was a running back, and I took a hit, and I had a hairline fracture in my leg which no one spotted, and I was playing basketball all winter and it got worse. And then I was long jumping, about 20 feet, and I landed one time and there was this big crack, and all the bones were jutting out of my leg.

— Nick McDonell

Yes, I’m obsessed with health, which has been an interesting journey. I went down the raw-food diet route, but got ill. It was really hard, especially in Britain in winter, trying to survive on raw carrots. I became so ill and anemic, so I stopped that and became a vitamin junkie. I just ate lots of vegetables, exercised and breathed.

— Naomie Harris

I am extremely involved in the design process of both my brands, Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960.

— Nicole Richie

The Winter Kate-House of Harlow 1960 customer is a multi-tasker, therefore it’s important that they are able to put together an outfit with ease and elegance. Pieces that are easy to mix within their own wardrobe. Easy dressing while maintaining a well put together look.

— Nicole Richie

I love cheeseburgers and chocolate – milk, not dark, and hot chocolate with marshmallows in the winter!

— Nina Dobrev

I used to swim with these beavers in a beaver pond when I was 10. I went back when I was 11 and found there were no more beavers. I found that trappers had taken them all, so I became quite angry, and that winter I began to walk the trap lines and free animals from the traps and destroy the traps.

— Paul Watson

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Like any traveler, I’m always looking for those experiences that are almost unique to any place, and watching films around Alaska of the skies in winter made me want to taste those unworldly showers of light in person.

— Pico Iyer

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.

— Pietro Aretino

I like Miami in the winter: there’s no humidity, no bugs, no mosquitoes. You go out and wear your jacket, and you’re all good!

— Prince Royce

If there’s a ‘Cruel Summer’ then there’s got to be a ‘Cruel Winter,’ right? That’s all I’m saying.

— Q-Tip

Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren’t likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any.

— Otis Williams

Ah, the intractable Canadian problem: Winter and finery are basically incompatible.

— Russell Smith

When we went home every winter, they warned us not to lift heavy weights because they didn’t want us to lose flexibility. They wanted us to be baseball players, not only home run hitters.

— Ryne Sandberg

Rivalry is one of the factors pushing me. While my back was turned, the Norwegians managed to achieve the first Arctic crossing in winter. I didn’t want the same to happen in the Antarctic.

— Ranulph Fiennes

As many as three million people are expected to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The security concerns and economic opportunities are great for both Canada and Washington state.

— Rick Larsen

Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’

— Robert Byrne

I attended public school in Houston. I took piano lessons for several years, and in high school, I played trombone in the marching band. I remember especially enjoying two seasonal activities: ice skating with the Houston Figure Skating Club in the winter and visiting an aunt and uncle’s farm in West Texas in the summer.

— Robert Woodrow Wilson

We played all of the songs on the first Johnny Winter AND every day before we recorded them, so that when we got in the studio, it was totally easy, as we knew exactly what we wanted to do.

— Rick Derringer

I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer’s sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below.

— Robert Fitzgerald

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.

— Richard Adams

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.

— Solomon Ortiz

Winter in the country is very white. There is black grit on all the shoulders of the roads and on the big mounds from the plows, and all the cars are filthy, but the fields are dazzling and untouched and pristine.

— Susan Orlean

I was never any good at remembering dates, but now I hardly have to. When the first bulb catalogs get delivered and the hens start laying again, that’s all the notice I’ll need to know that winter has passed.

— Susan Orlean

I really like Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in the winter because it has SPF, and it’s still important to protect your skin from the sun in the wintertime. I’m also really into also vera – just organic, natural aloe vera gel that I put on all over my skin to moisturize.

— Sarah Gadon

Everything in London is quite good, apart from the weather: it’s cold and rainy there, and the winter is long.

— Sayed Kashua

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

— Sinclair Lewis

I’m obsessed with not chucking away food. I’m lucky enough to have a gardener, so we grow sweetcorn, tomatoes, beetroots, cabbages, pumpkins, lettuce. I’m trying to get into blanching it and freezing so I don’t have to buy veg over the winter, but then you need loads of freezers, and that’s not ideal.

— Stella McCartney

I practice a lot. I practice in the winter when it’s cold in Connecticut – a lot. I practice in my bedroom on the carpet – a lot. For all the practice I do, I should be a better golfer than I am.

— Stuart Scott

I’ve got spider veins all over my legs, so I wear opaque tights all winter. All sorts of colours.

— Sally Phillips

As winter approaches – bringing cold weather and family drama – we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth.

— Sarah MacLean

You know, at 35 or at 38 or 40 you really start to see what your body could look like if you just don’t do anything all winter long. So that’s another motivating factor, our vanity.

— Stone Gossard

The neck on which diamonds might have worthily sparkled, will look less tempting when the biting winter has hung icicles there for gems.

— Samuel Lover

In Tahoe, you want to be able check on the temperature of the house or turn it on before you get there. Because it’s really cold in the winter.

— Tony Fadell

I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.

— Taylor Swift

It was the winter of war, in 1939. It felt completely pointless to try to create pictures… I suddenly felt an urge to write down something that was to begin with ‘Once upon a time.’

— Tove Jansson

Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland where the sun never sets in the summer and there is nothing to do outside in the winter, so we are very productive!

— Trip Hawkins

Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fibre of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We’re reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside.

— Tom Hodgkinson

If you look at the success of snowboarding in the Winter Games and how that’s brought a more youthful edge to the Olympics in general, they don’t have that with the Summer Games. They don’t have anything that’s drawing in a younger viewership.

— Tony Hawk

I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.

— Terry Brooks

While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.

— Tom Allen

Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.

— Willa Cather

They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt, stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring, I would endanger the lives of my whole party.

— William Henry Ashley

Our journey so far has been very satisfactory: we are most fortunate as regards the season, for there has been more rain this winter than has been known for the last four or five years.

— William John Wills

In 2002 the Yamaha was at more or less the same level as the Honda, better in some ways, worse in others. But in the winter of last year between 2002 and 2003, Honda made a big step forward and it seemed as if Yamaha couldn’t quite match that improvement.

— Valentino Rossi

The work that we do during the winter is very important we have a new bike and it’s important to develop it during this time, and we start with this test.

— Valentino Rossi

I’ve decided to make my main priority for the next two years not playing the violin, but training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

— Vanessa Mae

In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been getting married every year.

— Vanessa Paradis

Every year when I put away my winter clothes and get out my summer clothes, they fit. And I haven’t been on a diet since the Reagan administration.

— Victoria Moran

The winter period between September and March in this country, when land sits fallow and is subject to topsoil loss, we could be enriching the soil and growing all the biomass we need to replace imported gasoline.

— Vinod Khosla

Will biofuel usage require land? Absolutely, but we think the ability to use winter cover crops, degraded land, as well as using sources such as organic waste, sewage, and forest waste means that actual land usage will be limited. Just these sources can replace most of our imported oil by 2030 without touching new land.

— Vinod Khosla

Dried porcini add a substantial, deep flavour to otherwise more neutral vegetables. I use them in risottos, mashed roots and winter soups.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

The natural sweetness of leeks, with their soft, oniony aroma, makes them the perfect winter comfort food.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

Seasonality in winter doesn’t have to mean sleep-inducing, stew-like, starchy casseroles.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

The combination of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice lifts the spirits in winter.

— Yotam Ottolenghi

Early in the winter of 2002, I gave my life to the Lord. Before I was one, I always thought being a Christian would be boring. In reality, it has been the complete opposite.

— Zach Johnson

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.

— Zhuangzi
Winter Quotes

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