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Quotations about Cold Weather

Welcome to my page of quotations about cold weather, chilly, moist, or damp weather. The lower portion of the page is quotes about cold weather in “warm” seasons. Living in the desert, I've not had more than a few handfuls of truly cold weather experiences but I'm sure too much of it could get on one's nerves. Whether you love it or hate it — or both — I hope you enjoy the quotes!  See also:  Bad Weather, Frozen Words, Hot Weather, Autumn, Winter, Snow, Weather Forecasting, Wind, Hot Cocoa, Soup & Stew, Christmas  —ღ Terri

It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road. ~J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1951

The cold warms me — after a different fashion from that of the kitchen stove. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866

We feel cold, but we don't mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn't feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the Aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It's worth being cold for that. ~Philip Pullman, Northern Lights, 1995

Days of high temperature are almost disposable. Time gets pureed in the swelter of it all. Cold-weather hours drags, days and nights become small epics. I welcome the bleakness! ~Henry Rollins, "Empowerment Through Libraries," LA Weekly, November 2013

I'll tell you how cold it is. Yesterday four people were playing strip poker — for keeps! ~Robert Orben, 2100 Laughs For All Occasions, 1983

A good way to remedy a cold morning is to have a warm heart. ~Keith Wynn, @ravens_rhapsody, 2017

October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy draughts that bit at exposed hands and faces. ~J. K. Rowling, "The Lion and the Serpent," Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003

Coal lay in ledges under the ground since the Flood, until a laborer with pick and windlass brings it to the surface. We may well call it black diamonds. Every basket is power and civilization. For coal is a portable climate. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Wealth," Conduct of Life, 1860

When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart. ~Proverb

The captain had been telling how, in one of his Arctic voyages, it was so cold that the mate's shadow froze fast to the deck and had to be ripped loose by main strength. And even then he got only about two-thirds of it back. ~Mark Twain

All is not cold that shivers. ~Noah Lott (George V. Hobart), The Silly Syclopedia, 1905

Slush is much nicer than ice because when you step in it you simply go splash, instead of immediately depositing either your posterior or your pate on it,
And also you don't have to skate on it...
~Ogden Nash (1902–1971), "Summergreen for President"

Shut the door. Not that it lets in the cold but that it lets out the cozyness. ~Mark Twain

There are only three ways to be warm and comfortable on a day like this:  put on heavy woolen clothing, drink lots of hot steaming liquids, and just as you're about to open the door to go out — don't! ~Robert Orben, 2100 Laughs For All Occasions, 1983

Cold winter weather is snow laughing matter. ~Internet meme

Quotations about Cold Weather in Warm Months

I played as much golf as I could in North Dakota, but summer up there is pretty short. It usually falls on a Tuesday. ~Mike Morley

The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. ~NOT Mark Twain but a variation of something said about England by British actor James Quin in the 1700s and quoted by Horace Walpole, later re-quoted in 1880 by Mark Twain  [Source:, by Anchor Brewing historian Dave Burkhart. "If the mighty Quin lived in San Francisco today, of course, the British bon vivant would certainly have much to say about the arts, the food, the beer, and, no doubt, the weather. And perhaps he would give us this: 'The coldest beer you'll ever drink is a Summer in San Francisco!'" Quotes & beer, I'm in heaven! –tg]

He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers. ~Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, 1726

There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter. ~Billy Connolly

It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east. The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man's energy. ~A. Conan Doyle, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1860

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March.
~Robert Frost, "Two Tramps in Mud Time," 1934

The English winter — ending in July,
To recommence in August...
~Lord Byron

Still occasionally mistaking brightness for warmth. ~Rob Temple, @SoVeryBritish, Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time, 2013,

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