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110 Inspiring Winter Solstice Quotes To Warm Your Heart

110 Inspiring Winter Solstice Quotes To Warm Your Heart

I’m bringing you the most beautiful winter solstice quotes collected from all over the web to remind you that even in the coldest and darkest times, there’s a promise of brighter days ahead.

Picked By Author: 10 Best Winter Solstice Quotes

1. “The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality.” ― Frederick Lenz

Frost-covered plants representing an amazing winter solstice quote

2.  “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.” ― Mark Helprin

3. “Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful.” — Ralph Levy

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4. “This is the night when you can trust that any direction you go, you will be walking toward the dawn.” — Jan Richardson

5. “At the darkest time of year, Lord Yule laid down his beard of snow and cloak of frost and ice to illuminate the gloom.” ― Stewart Stafford

Snow-laden branches representing an amazing winter solstice quote

6. “The winter solstice is the real New Year’s Day, the time at which the solar cycle begins anew. It is the cosmic turning point, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year.” — John Mahoney

7. “Winter solstice is the still point of the turning world… And yet, from this stillness, from this darkness, comes the promise of new light, new life, new growth.” — J.M. Redmann

8. “This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” ― Margaret Atwood

9. “At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any dream.” ― E.B. White

10. “Winter Solstice is… A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken.” — Frederick Lenz

Sunrise over a snowy landscape

Inspirational Quotes About Winter Solstice

1. “The winter solstice is as special as sterile darkness that results in flourishing future a far from one’s expectations.” — Unknown

Fluffy snow-like seeds against a soft pink background

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.” ― Gary Zukav

3. “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.” ― Stanley Crawford

4. “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus

5. “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 a home.” — Edith Sitwell

A woman blowing snow from her hands

6. “It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow.” — Roman Payne

7. “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

8. “Winter Solstice is the time to forgive everyone for their past mistakes also to be forgiven and to start everything from the beginning.” — Unknown

9. “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

10. “How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” — Thomas Wentworth Higginson

A snowy path lined with a wooden fence and trees

11. “May the Winter Solstice bring to you the promise of endless brand new days.” — Unknown

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

13. “In winter we behold the charms of solemn majesty and naked grandeur.” — James Ellis

14. “Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

15. “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

A snowy street scene with lights

16. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

17. “May you find peace in the promise of the solstice night, that each day forward is blessed with more light. That the cycle of nature, unbroken and true, brings faith to your soul and well-being to you. Rejoice in the darkness, in the silence find rest, and may the days that follow be abundantly blessed.” — Unknown

18. “I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.” — Jack Kerouac

19. “But only a person in the depths of despair neglected to look beyond winter to the spring that inevitably followed, bringing back color and life and hope.” — Mary Balogh

20. “After the longest night, tomorrow we sing up the dawn… While the gentle winter sun slowly opens its eyes, let us all bring more light and compassion into the world. ” ― Dacha Avelin

Paper snowflakes on a blue background

Winter Solstice Quotes On The Beauty Of Winter

1. “That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.” — Ali Smith

Frost patterns on a glass surface

2. “Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it’.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

4. “We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” — Garry Zukhav

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

A plant covered in frost

6. “I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.” — Mark Twain

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

8. “Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” — Thomas de Quincey

9. “When the sun is directly overhead in the Tropic of Capricorn, we celebrate the day of the winter solstice.” — Unknown

10. “Winter is the time of sacred balance and rejuvenation of life in preparation for the coming spring.” — Noelle Vignola

Close-up of icy seed heads

11. “May the dawn of the Winter Solstice chase the dark away.” — Unknown

12. “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

13. “To take a break from our busy lives in this competitive world, we must stop and celebrate every occasion no matter how mundane it may sound. Winter solstice acts as a breather that we all need.” — Unknown

14. “Solstice is the reason for the season, so it is our duty to pay respect to them.” — Unknown

15. “This Winter Solstice stop and celebrate your personal progress then take the time to set your next goal.” — Unknown

Winter scene with snow-covered branches

16. “While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.” ― Tom Allen

17. “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

18. “With the turning of the wheel of time, let us keep our patience and rejoice in the winter solstice.” — Unknown

19. “Winter solstice is when the winter reaches its peak point and that is all the more reason to love it.” — Unknown

20. “Winter solstice brings you the white and black of this world. So you can truly appreciate the colors.” — Unknown

Soft sunlight filtering through a misty winter scene

Snowy Quotes On Winter Solstice

1. “At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare, and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.” — Gary Zukav

Frosty plant branches highlighted by a gentle sunrise

2. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again’.” ― Lewis Carroll

3. “The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” — Roger Ebert

4. “Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person.” — Sylvia Plath

5. “Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” — Mary Oliver

A girl in winter clothing blowing snow from her hands

6. “Sometimes I would like to be a child again, and other times a woman made of snow.” ― Deirdre Sullivan

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

8. “When it’s white all around, you know those happy and colorful days are just around the corner.” — Unknown

9. “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” — Kahlil Gibran

10. “A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” — Susan Orlean

A serene winter landscape with heavy snowfall on trees and a fence

11. “The world was furred with late spring snow. It was the soft, thick stuff that excites you unless you are driving or half dead, packing snow already falling in caterpillars off the greening branches.” ― Marian Engel

12. “The first snow is like the first love.” — Lara Biyuts

13. “We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.” — Walter Scott

14. “Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” — Sarah Addison Allen

15. “Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.” — Andy Goldsworthy

Street lamps and trees covered in snow

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

17. “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” — J. B. Priestley

18. “With luck, it might even snow for us.” — Haruki Murakami

19. “Snow isn’t just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a mining town, but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.” — John Burnside

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

A winter-themed image with decorative snowflakes

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Winter Solstice December Quotes 

1. “That’s the thing about December: it goes by you in a flash. If you just close your eyes, it’s gone. And it’s like you were never there.” — Donal Ryan

A close-up of delicate frost ferns

2. “It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” ― Sarah Kay

3. “December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.” ― Fennel Hudson

4. “Of all the months of the year there is not a month one half so welcome to the young, or so full of happy associations, as the last month of the year.” — Charles Dickens

5.  “I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September.” — Oliver Herford

Frosty seed heads against a clear winter sky

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6. “Will you love me in December as you do in May?” ― Jack Kerouac

7. “The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast.” ― Dylan Thomas

8. “This looks like a December day, it looks like we’ve come to the end of the way.” ― Willie Nelson

9. “Outside the house it was storming, a busy downfall of flakes that the wind blew lightly across acres of old snow left from December.” ― Gladys Hasty Carroll

10. “Who is not a love seeker when December comes? Even children pray to Santa Claus.” ― Rod McKuen

Wintery scene featuring plants with ice crystals

11. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — James M. Barrie

12. “Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December. And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

13. “There’s something super special about December.” — Charmaine J. Forde

14. “May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December; evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.” — Lisa Kleypas

15. “I’ve come to believe that whoever I am didn’t start on December, and isn’t going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future.” ― Patty Duke

Stark branches under a blanket of snow

16. “If the October days were a cordial like the sub-acids of fruit, these are a tonic like the wine of iron. Drink deep or be careful how you taste this December vintage. The first sip may chill, but a full draught warms and invigorates.” ― John Burroughs

17. “When I was a child, my December weekends were spent making cards, decorating the tree, hanging the wreath, and preparing brandy butter and peppermint creams.” ― Pippa Middleton

18. “And last December drear, with piteous low-drooped head. In a voice of desolation crying out, The year is dead. And so, with changeful gear, with smile or frown or song, the months, in strange variation, are ever gliding along.” ― Edgar Fawcett

19. “Do your heart and head keep pace? When does hoary Love expire, when do frosts put out the fire? Can its embers burn below all that chill December snow?” ― Edmund Clarence Stedman

20. “Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.” ― Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

A peaceful snowy field under the sun

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Winter Solstice Quotes On Christmas And Pagan Holidays

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

Delicate frosted seed heads captured in a warm glow

2. “Winter solstice is like early Christmas.” — Unknown

3. “The night of December 25, to which date the Nativity of Christ was ultimately assigned, was exactly that of the birth of the Persian savior Mithra, who, as an incarnation of eternal light, was born the night of the winter solstice (then dated December 25) at midnight, the instant of the turn of the year from increasing darkness to light.” — Joseph Campbell

4. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow.” ― Andy Williams

5. “The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians.” — George Monbiot

A young woman with snowflakes on her gloves

6. “Long lost are the days when the winter solstice was celebrated with as much zest as the other holidays.” — Unknown

7. “Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire, and Christmas treat.” — Sara Coleridge

8. “Ancient sun worshippers believed the sun died at the end of the winter solstice and then three days later it would be reborn at the start of its cycle — December 25.” — David Icke

9. “I am someone who celebrates equinoxes, solstices, and eclipses more fervently than your regular Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving.” — Unknown

10. “We should celebrate the soul of Christmas as it is the time for the celebration, rebirth, and new possibilities of the winter solstice.” — Unknown

A tranquil snow-covered walkway bordered by a rustic fence

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Funny Winter Solstice Quotes

1. “Before anyone starts in on how we have not had a winter, let me just say, ‘No one asked you’.” — Jerrie Whiteley

A winter cityscape blanketed in snow

2. “Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours’.” — Unknown

3. “I think the perfect gift to give anyone in the winter is a heated toilet seat.” — Unknown

4. “Winter is like fall except you need five pairs of leggings instead of one.” — Unknown

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

A blue backdrop adorned with white snowflake cutouts

6. “Dear winter, stop being so romantic, I’m single here.” — Unknown

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7. “Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” — Bill Watterson

8. “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…somewhere else!” — Unknown

9. “Can anyone tell me where the ‘delete winter’ button is?” — Unknown

10. “Dear Winter, I’m breaking up with you. I think it’s time I start seeing other seasons. Summer is hotter than you.” — Unknown

A frosted windowpane with feathery ice formations

Summing Up

Winter Solstice reminds us that even in the coldest of times, there’s a flicker of hope and a chance for new beginnings. 

So, as you embrace the season, may these winter solstice quotes inspire you to cherish the beauty in every phase of life!

110 Inspiring Winter Solstice Quotes To Warm Your Heart