Quotes about Open Windows

Welcome to my page of quotations about open windows and open-window weather. A house is just a totally different place with its windows open; the fresh air is invigorating! –ღTerri

The window is open and a warm, delicious little breeze comes wandering in. It smells of magnolias and dogwood and it whispers in our ears enticing little stories of gurgling brooks and cool woods. Yes, we have got spring fever and got it bad. ~Country Life, June 1922

Exciting spring smells waft through wide open windows… ~David J. Beard (1947–2016), tweet, 2009

This evening, I sat by an open window
and read till the light was gone and the book
was no more than a part of the darkness…
~Ted Kooser, “A Happy Birthday,” Delights & Shadows, 2004

Where the sun does not go, there goes the doctor… Watch for the sun, for life and health dwell in the sun’s beams; and when it is shining, open every window in the house until it goes down again. ~“Take Sun Baths,” Food, Home and Garden, November 1897

Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.
~Richard Wilbur (1921–2017), “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World”

I know that marriage is a legal and religious alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open. ~Ogden Nash, “A Definition of Marriage,” 1948

Spring:  the music of open windows. ~Terri Guillemets

Open the window and door so that the room may become filled with good fresh air — for the play of the respiratory organs will be increased, and good air tells best. ~Mose Velsor (Walt Whitman), “Manly Health and Training,” 1858

The west-winds blow, and, singing low,
I hear the glad streams run;
The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
~John Greenleaf Whittier, “My Psalm,” 1859

And so the shadows fall apart,
And so the west-winds play;
And all the windows of my heart
I open to the day.
~John Greenleaf Whittier, “My Psalm,” 1859

An open window is good company, like the burning candle of Lichtenberg. ~Terri Guillemets  [Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: “Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.” –tg]

At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window. ~Rumi, interpreted by Coleman Barks

She had taken her seat by the open window, and already felt strengthened by the influence of the air that stole so revivingly through the vines that shaded the casement, laden with breath of the flowers, and rendered balmy by the kisses of the dew. ~John Walker Brown, Virginia, or, The Lost and Found: A Tale, 1842

Through the open window the sounds of the country night were borne to her on the soft breeze. ~Tom P. Morgan, “Little Friend of Everybody,” 1921

Rumbling of passing thunderstorms at nightfall. The first cool gusts blow through windows left open until the last possible moment… ~David J. Beard (1947–2016), tweet, 2011

Tonight, as I opened my window
      And looked at the far away sky,
      I breathed in the air, cold and frosty,
      And gazed at the stars up so high.
And, then, I was suddenly conscious
      That snowflakes were swirling around—
      The very first snow of the season!—
      Fast falling, without any sound.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “The First Snow of the Season,” 1940s

Evening breeze perfumes of heaven, passion, newborn blooms.
We’ve been waiting all winter for open windows—yay & yippee!
~Terri Guillemets, “Springtime Distractions,” 2016

Open Window Quotations
Original post date: 2014 Mar 27
1st major revision: 2018 Dec 2