Quotes about Cold Weather

Welcome to my page of quotations about cold weather, chilly, moist, or damp weather. Living in the desert, I don’t personally know much about these types of weather 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! —tg

[T]he cold warms me — after a different fashion from that of the kitchen stove. ~John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” 1866

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

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, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, “The Lion and the Serpent,” 2003  [The U.S. edition is “icy drafts.” –tg]

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