December 7, 2011

The Artists Celebrate the Winter Season

Yan Nascimbene
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."
- Hamilton Wright Mabie
Chris Gall
"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour." 
- John Boswell
Rudy Gutierrez
"When I found out that Santa Claus wasn't real, I wasn't upset; rather, I was relieved that there was a much simpler phenomenon to explain how so many children all over the world got presents on the same night! The story had been getting pretty complicated -- it was getting out of hand."
- Richard P. Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?
Douglas Smith
"The sensual caress of waist deep cold smoke.... glory in skiing virgin snow, in being the first to mark the powder with the signature of their run."
- Tim Cahill
Maria Corte Maidagan
"It is not the gift, but the thought that counts."
- Henry Van Dyke
John Mattos
"Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads."
- Author Unknown
Niklas Asker
"When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves -
 Welcome wool sweaters."
 - B. Cybrill
Kinuko Y. Craft
"The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty.   It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did, hushed, solemn."
- Patricia Hampl 
Gregory Manchess
"You better watch out
You better not cry
 Better not pout
 I'm telling you why
 Santa Claus is coming to town."
 - Haven Gillespie, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Goni Montes
"One kind word can warm three winter months."
- Japanese proverb
Chris Whetzel
"The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter."
- Dave Barry
Mark Summers
"I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me."
- Noel Coward
C.F. Payne
"I'm going to North Pole to help out Santa this year."
- Jimmy Fallon
Gary Kelley
"Gravity is love and every turn is a leap of faith."
- Author Unknown
Bill Sanderson
"Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus!... There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence."
- Francis P. Church, New York Sun, Sep. 21, 1897
Eric Drooker
“O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, Author and Poet
Tyler Jacobson
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
- Anne Bradstreet 
Ted Wright
“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
- Vesta M. Kelly
Scott Brundage
“Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven.”
- W.C. Fields, The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips & One-Liners
Dongyun Lee
“And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.”
- Roy Bean, 19th century Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas

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