"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
"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius."
- Pietro Aretino
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
- Albert Camus
"Holidays are about experiences and people, and tuning into what you feel like doing at that moment. Enjoy not having to look at a watch."
- Evelyn Glennie
"Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays."
- John Clayton
"Winter is a time of alternating rest and frenzied activity."
- Tom Allen
"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
"Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives."
- Gary Zukav
"Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values."
- Thomas S. Monson
"Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection."
"Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself...at the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow."
- Gary Zukav
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
- Victor Hugo
"It's like your children talking about holidays, you find they have a quite different memory of it from you. Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it's remembered."
- Denis Norden
"I love out-of-the-way, rugged places...I try to plant myself where I am and embrace what is there in front of me."
- Evelyn Glennie
"You can't get too much winter in the winter."
- Robert Frost
"Of all the seasons, winter is the most conducive to the great art of dormancy. This art requires an appreciation of semi-consciousness: the beautiful and necessary prelude to sleep - a special pleasure in itself that is all too often neglected, under-valued or looked down upon."
- Michael Leunig
"I love the atmosphere at the mall - everything about Christmas. I don't think anything specific gets me in the holiday spirit except for the holidays themselves."
- Drake Bell
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."
- Sinclair Lewis
"The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree - those to me, are the scents of the holidays."
- Blake Lively
"I wouldn't say that holidays are manufactured by corporations, but they're certainly exploited and mined by them."
- Dan Savage
"Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It's a time when people are more kind and open-hearted."
- Gisele Bundchen
"Living indoors without fresh air quickly poisons the blood and makes people feel tired and seedy when they don't know why. For myself, I sleep out of doors in winter as well as summer. I only feel tired or seedy when I have been indoors a lot. I only catch cold when I sleep in a room."
- Robert Baden-Powell
"Holidays have been commercialized. It has become about material things. But the holidays are about sharing stories and being in each other's presence."
- Malcolm D. Lee
"The holidays stress people out so much. I suggest you keep it simple and try to have as much fun as you can."
- Giada De Laurentiis
"Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen."
- Willa Cather
"I love everything about the holidays: the decorations, the parties, and spending time with friends and family. What I love most is that feeling of giving back. Every bit counts."
- Brad Goreski
"Holidays are all different depending on the company and time of your life."
- Dominic Monaghan
"...Because when you have stanky old Wizard Eyes, sometimes you see things that are real, and other times it's like crazy, crazy, crazy, in your face, all the time. (sighs) All the time."
- Ice King, 'Adventure Time'
"When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring."
- Madeleine M. Kunin
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities."
- Godfreed Danneels
"Winter makes me want to rage. You know how there's road rage? I feel like in New York or upstate New York, you're just like, 'Dammit,' because you're so cold."
- Liza Lapira
"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
"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."
"Winter makes a bridge between one year and the next."