43 Winter Solstice Quotes To Celebrate The Official Start Of Winter

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Winter solstice is right around the corner and it’s time to snuggle up and celebrate with winter solstice quotes!

Winter solstice marks the beginning of winter and the shortest day of the year. And, this year, the winter solstice falls on Monday, December 21st.

The weather isn't the only thing changing with the onset of a new season — your emotions could take a turn, as well.

Winter is known to bring along some melancholy emotions and mood swings. We get less sunshine in the winter, which lowers our serotonin and makes us feel down. This can also affect your hormones, making you feel like your moods are all over the place.

Luckily, there are positive changes that come with the cold of winter, even if you miss the warmth of summer.

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Since the winter solstice also marks a time of productivity, you will be feeling super motivated this season, making this a great time to set your intentions for the year ahead. Despite the barren darkness, you will be feeling more creative during this seasonal change and will tap into your artistic side.

So, if winter has you feeling more down than motivated, curl up next to the fireplace and read these winter solstice quotes to remind yourself why this season is magical.

Here are 43 winter solstice quotes to celebrate the official start of winter.

1. “Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” — Tim Allen

2. "The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory." — Gary Zukav

3. "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." — Hal Borland

4. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. You only truly, deeply appreciate and are grateful for something when you compare and contrast it to something worse.” — John Steinbeck

5. “Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” — Anamika Mishra

6. “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” — Edith Sitwell

7. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet

8. “People don’t notice whether its winter or summer when they’re happy.” — Anton Chekhov

9. “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence, summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance, winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” — Yoko Ono

10. “The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imaginations.” — Terri Guillemets

11. “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” — Paul Theroux

12. “It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” — John Burroughs

13. “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” — William Blake

14. “I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter because it’s so inspiring.” — Bob Seger

15. “The pine stays green in the winter … wisdom in hardship.” — Norman Douglas

16. “The cold never bothered me anyway.” — Elsa, Frozen

17. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” — Pietro Aretino

18. “Every winter has its spring.” — H. Tuttle

19. “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

20. “Snow brings a special quality with it — the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.” — Nancy Hatch Woodward

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21. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

22. “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” — John Boswell

23. “He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” — John Burroughs

24. “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle

25. “There’s something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.” — Carol Rifka Brunt

26. “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” — Victor Hugo

27. “Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” — Novala Takemoto

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28. “Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder – no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” — Candace Bushnell

29. “Welcome winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” — Terri Guillemets

30. “One kind word can warm three winter months.” — Japanese Proverb

31. “If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.” — Murray Pura

32. “How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose if there was no winter in our year.” — Thomas Higginson

33. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” — Sara Raasch

34. “In the winter she curls up with a good book and dreams away the cold.” — Ben Aaronovitch

35. “I pray this winter will be gentle and kind, a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes

36. “They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.” — Italian Proverb

37. “Nothing burns like the cold.” — George Martin

38. “I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still.” — Rachel Cohn

39. “The snow sparkling like a million little suns.” — Lama Willa

40. “Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” — Andy Goldsworthy

41. “When snow falls, nature listens.” — Antoinette Van Kleef

42. “Kindness is like snow; it beautifies everything it covers.” — Kahlil Gibran

43. “Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.”

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Lindsey Matthews is a writer who covers love and relationships, news, and pop-culture topics.