31 Great Winter Solstice Sayings

Winter Solstice is celebrated in midwinter and marks the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. Occurring in December of the Northern Hemisphere and in June of the Southern Hemisphere, many holidays, festivals and gatherings surround this period of time. Here is a look at some of the most popular Winter Solstice sayings.

“As it somehow always manages before the winter solstice, but never after, the early darkness was cheerful and promising, even for those who had nothing.”

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.”

“Every mile is two in winter.”

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!”

“I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It’s the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities.”

“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. ”

“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.”

“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.”

“In a way Winter is the real Spring – the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.”

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”

“Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.”

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”

“Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.”

“Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.”

“The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians.”

“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.”

“The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.”

“The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken.”

“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.”

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

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

“Winter bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.”

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.”

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.”

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”

“Winter is the time for comfort – it is the time for home.”

“Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.”

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

Here is a brief video explaining why so many holidays fall around the Winter Solstice.