Quotes about Cold Weather

Welcome to my page of quotations about cold weather, chilly, moist, or damp weather. Living in the desert, I’ve not had more than a few handfuls of such 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!  —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

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

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

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

Washing your best clothes on Tuesday so they’ll be almost completely dry for the weekend. ~Rob Temple, @SoVeryBritish, Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time, 2013