Snow

Sunday, February 10, 2013 – Snow

In the bleak midwinter / Frosty wind made moan, / Earth stood hard as iron, / Water like a stone; / Snow had fallen, snow on snow, / Snow on snow, / In the bleak midwinter, / Long ago. ~ Christina Rossetti

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. ~ Carl Reiner

The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches. ~ e. e. cummings

Snow is not a wolf in sheep’s clothing – it is a tiger in lamb’s clothing. ~ Matthias Zdarsky

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. ~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. ~ Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough. ~ Earl Wilson

Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity. ~ Novala Takemoto

Among twenty snowy mountains, / The only moving thing / Was the eye of the blackbird. ~ Wallace Stevens

For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds / Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. ~ Wallace Stevens

I’m from the South, remember? We get snow when we’ve done something to upset God, which we don’t do very often. ~ Autumn Jordon

Getting an inch of snow is like winning ten cents in the lottery. ~ Bill Watterson

I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened. ~ Rachel Cohn

It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city. At all hours it was necessary to keep a lamp lighted, and Mrs. Miller lost track of the days: Friday was no different from Saturday and on Sunday she went to the grocery: closed, of course. ~ Truman Capote

I don’t really like driving in the snow. There’s something about the motion of the falling snowflakes that hurts my eyes, throws my sense of balance all to hell. It’s like tumbling into a field of stars. ~ Neil Gaiman

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. ~ Jeff Valdez

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~ Andrew Wyeth

Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.” ~ Robert Byrne

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. ~ Bill Watterson

Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition. ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. ~ Ruth Stout

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

Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants. ~ Geraldo Rivera

People hit the sauce in a big way all winter. Amidst blizzards they wrestle unsuccessfully with the dark comedy of their lives, laughter trapped in their frigid gizzards. Meanwhile, the mercury just plummets, like a migrating duck blasted out of the sky by some hunter in a cap with fur earflaps. ~ Amy Gerstler, A Severe Lack of Holiday Spirit

Winter dawn is the color of metal. The trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves. ~ Sylvia Plath, Waking in Winter

Too bad Lassie didn’t know how to ice skate, because then if she was in Holland on vacation in winter and someone said “Lassie, go skate for help,” she could do it. ~ Jack Handy

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. ~ Mae West

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