140 Snow Quotes That Will Bring Back Memories

If you are feeling a bit sentimental or just miss the cold winter breeze, be sure to add this snow quotes collection to your list of must-reads.

You can certainly relate to some of the experiences of various writers and personalities about snow.

Yes, winters can be very unforgiving.

But what’s mostly attached to people’s minds are the good memories the snow brings—the beauty of snow-covered trees, festive lights and decorations hanging from homes, the smell of hot cocoa, and the sound of children playing and making snow figures.

So hang on tight, for we are about to ride a sleigh to winter wonderland.

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And don’t forget to check out these December quotes.

Best Snow Quotes

1. “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” – Markus Zusak

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

3. “Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.” – Anonymous

4. “When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” – Anonymous

5. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” – Sara Raasch

6. “With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven.” – Percy Miller

7. “Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” – George R.R. Martin

8. “If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow?” – Jennifer McMahon

9. “Snow is the truth only when it’s snowing.” – Marty Rubin

10. “Some people spend their entire lives seeing the snow without ever seeing the magic in the existence of one snowflake.” – Emily Littlejohn

11. “Advice is like the snow—the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

12. “The fire is winter’s fruit.” – Arabian Proverb

13. “A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” – Patricia Briggs

14. “I think a lot of snowflakes are alike, and I think a lot of people are alike too.” – Bret Easton Ellis

Inspirational Snow Quotes

15. “In seed time, learn, in harvest, teach, in winter, enjoy.” – William Blake

16. “Winter passes, and one remembers one’s perseverance.” – Yoko Ono

17. “A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!” – Anonymous

18. “Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

19. “It’s cold and cruel to begin with, but it’s somehow beautiful, and you miss it when it’s not there. And if you hold it in your hands close enough and long enough, it changes. It melts.” – Bex-chan

Instagram-Worthy Snow Quotes

20. “One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb

21. “No winter lasts forever—no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

22. “They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.” – Italian Proverb

23. “There’s just something beautiful about walking in snow that nobody else has walked on—it makes you believe you’re special.” – Carol Rifka Brunt

24. “Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.” – Janet Fitch

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

26. “Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.” – Elsa

27. “Close your eyes, hear the silent snow, listen to your soul speak.” – Adrienne Posey

28. “There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.” – Korean Proverb

29. “Love is life’s snow. It falls deepest and softest into the gashes left by the fight—whiter and purer than snow itself.” – Fridtjof Nansen

Snow Quotes for People Who Love Winter

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

31. “Every winter has its spring.” – H. Tuttle

32. “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

33. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

34. “What good is the warm of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

35. “Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

36. “Every autumn, now my thoughts return to snow. Snow is something I identify myself with. Like my father, I am a snow person.” – Charlie English

37. “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” – Sammy Cahn

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

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

Snow Quotes That Spark Hope

40. “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

41. “With luck, it might even snow for us.” – Haruki Murakami

42. “In the winter, the snow had become glittery fairy dust that had given all the creatures of the meadow warm clothes and a fire to help them endure the winter.” – Carla Reighard

43. “The snow falls soft and unfathomable, drawing the world down to a whitened hush, forcing us to pause long enough to take stock of everything that we miss in our crazed pursuit to gain everything that we can.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

44. “Snow. As ever, the silent snow. It hems you in, lifts your spirit, and as you soar awhile, it lets you down for being the meaningless ashen powder that it is.” – André Aciman

45. “‘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

46. “Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” – Paul Theroux

47. “Snow is falling outside, and all is peaceful and still. In such moments, it is possible to believe that the world could still be good.” – Richard Paul Evans

48. “Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen

49. “The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” – E.E. Cummings

Christmas Snow Quotes

50. “I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still.” – Rachel Cohn

51. “Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time, and takes the form of spring and summer rain, but you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.” – Santa Claus from Frosty the Snowman

52. “Lights from across the bay twinkled in the night, and Christmas carols played softly in the background. She wished for snow to fall to add to the season.” – Sharon Brubaker

53. “In my heart is a Christmas tree farm, there’s a light in the barn. We’d run inside out from the cold. In the town, kids are dreaming of sleighs, and they’re warm, and they’re safe. They wake to see a blanket of snow.” – Taylor Swift

54. “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 time for home.” – Edith Sitwell

Quotes About the Beauty of Snow

55. “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

56. “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

57. “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

58. “The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” – Lama Willa

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

60. “Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.” – William Hamilton Gibson

61. “The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” – Roger Ebert

62. “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

63. “The snow was endless, a heavy blanket on the outdoors—it had a way about it, a beauty. But I knew that, like many things, beauty could be deceiving.” – Cambria Hebert

64. “Snowflakes are pretty patterns etched in water’s dreams.” – Anthony T. Hincks

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

66. “Snow always makes me think of ice-cream. Glaciers look like where it’s dribbled.” – Jane Wilson-Howarth

67. “The color of springtime is flowers, the color of winter is in our imagination.” – Terri Guillemets

68. “The wastes of snow on the hill were ghostly in the moonlight. The stars were piercingly bright.” – Maud Hart Lovelace

69. “Will had loved the snow, the cleanness of it, the quiet, the sense of peace it brought, had loved it even though winter meant hard chores.” – Sandra Dallas

Snow Quotes About Nature

70. “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” – Carl Reiner

71. “You cannot stop the death that comes in the winter, nor the life that comes with the summer. You can contribute your intelligence and will to the intelligence and movement of a dynamic larger than you. You can plant the seed that will sprout in the spring. You can lay the foundation for a different winter to come after the summer that has yet to arrive. You can only do this for yourself.” – Gary Zukav

72. “Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” – Elizabeth Bowen

73. “When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette Van Kleef

74. “Nature is full of genius, full of divinity—so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.” – Henry David Thoreau

75. “It takes a snowflake two hours to fall from cloud to earth. Can’t you just see its slow, peaceful decent?” – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

76. “The snow was too light to stay, the ground too warm to keep it. And the strange spring snow fell only in that golden moment of dawn—the turning of the page between night and day.” – Shannon Hale

77. “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.” – Gary Zukhav

78. “The light made the snowballs look yellow, or at least I hoped that was the cause.” – Gary D. Schmidt

79. “The flakes are the size of tiny feathers, and that’s the way snow is, it’s not necessarily cold.” – Peter Høeg

Nostalgic Snow Quotes

80. “Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.” – Alexandra Guarnaschelli

81. “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

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

83. “Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” – Andy Goldsworthy

84. “Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” – Novala Takemoto

85. “Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets, and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened.” – Rachel Cohn

86. “Snow is a beautiful reminder of life and all its quirks. It makes me pause, think, stay still, even my mind takes the hint. It makes me feel giddy like a kid.” – R.B. O’Brien

87. “It is snow to be shoveled, to make driving even worse than usual, snow to be joked about and cursed at. But unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.” – Frederick Buechner

88. “Nothing is as tedious as the limping days, when snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways.” – Charles Baudelaire

89. “For winter was coming—the days were shorter, and frost crawled up the window panes at night. Soon, the snow would come, then the log house would be almost buried in snowdrifts, and the lake and the stream would freeze.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

90. “It was the kind of snow that brought children running out their doors, made them turn their faces skyward, and spin in circles with their arms outstretched.” – Eowyn Ivey

91. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold—when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” – Charles Dickens

92. “It snowed last year too—I made a snowman, and my brother knocked it down, and I knocked my brother down, and then we had tea.” – Dylan Thomas

93. “It was evenings like that when beneath dim light and relaxing in a sultry bath that she missed him the most. A flicker of candlelight, wind breathing snow against the window, and the soothing scent of creme caramel—all were a comfort to her as she closed her eyes, summoned memories, and many a tender thought. She didn’t feel deserving of the devotion bestowed upon her, but she had finally learned to accept its wondrous gift, knowing that love was the source of existence and its only end.” – Donna Lynn Hope

94. “I bring my hot cocoa to the window and simply sit and reminisce. It brings me back to days of school cancellations, and snow igloos, and King of the Mountain games in my childhood neighborhood. That for this one moment in time, I’m not an adult with all the headaches that can accompany that responsibility, but instead, I’m still the girl in pigtails with the handmade hat and mittens, just waiting to build her next snowman.” – R.B. O’Brien

Quotes About the First Snow

95. “A wet autumn morning, a garbage truck clattering down the street. The first snowfall of the season, blossom sized flakes falling languidly and melting on the ground, a premature snowfall delicate as lace, rapidly melting.” – Joyce Carol Oates

96. “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.” – J.B. Priestley

97. “The first snow is like the first love. Do you remember your first snow?” – Lara Biyuts

98. “Thank goodness for the first snow. It was a reminder—no matter how old you became, and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” – Candace Bushnell

99. “I remember being excited about seeing snow for the very first time.” – Thi Bui

Poetic Snow Quotes

100. “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

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

102. “O wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

103. “January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.” – Sara Coleridge

104. “All heaven and earth, flowered white obliterate—snow,unceasing snow.” – Hashin

105. “Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves, oh flakes of snow, for which, through naked trees, the winds a-mourning go?” – John Banister Tabb

106. “A light snow touches her cheek like an angel’s butterfly kisses.” – Imran Shaikh

107. “The snow fell as softly as a poet’s tears.” – Kevin Ansbro

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

109. “There were ghosts in the wind, whispers from the snow, or the invisible meltwater flowing beneath.” – Rich Shapero

Snow Quotes That Will Satisfy Your Inner Wanderlust

110. “It is growing cold, winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes. Helplessness has weakened me. Wandering has wearied my legs.” – Roman Payne

111. “I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.” – Nikki Giovanni

112. “Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places.” – L.M. Montgomery

113. “Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow.” – Edmund Hillary

114. “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” – George R.R. Martin

115. “The snow began to fall again, drifting against the windows, politely begging entrance, and then falling with disappointment to the ground.” – Jamie McGuire

116. “Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white, and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns. It’s late afternoon, the sun is just setting behind some colder violet hills, and I am up in my window seat using the last light to write to you.” – Jean Webster

117. “The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

118. “Even if you took it as cascading snowy mountains, it was not a cool snow-white. The cold of the snow and it’s warm colour made a kind of music.” – Yasunari Kawabata

119. “The sky was clear, the stars hung high overhead, and the moon was just a sliver, rather than a full moon, so that it proved to be significantly dark out. However, the coating of snow upon the ground looked bright in the moonlight.” – Danielle Renee Wallace

120. “It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet, there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city.” – Truman Capote

121. “I am staring at the view out of the window, which is like a giant snow globe. Someone has shaken my world and I’m watching as it rearranges itself.” – Mae Leveson

122. “My breath came out in a fog and rose into the milky sky. Snow fell on my eyelashes, and all of Brooklyn turned white, a world in a globe. Every snowflake that I caught was a miracle unlike any other.” – Alice Hoffman

123. “Snow is covering us. Close your eyes and sleep. Close your eyes and dream. This is one story. There will be another.” – Jeanette Winterson

124. “In the darkness and the snow, the street is empty, and it is just the night, the ice, and me.” – Miriam Joy

Snow Quotes and Narratives

125. “The wind crooned softly as it dusted the snow against the windows, wrapping them in a thick and fluffy cotton blanket.” – Soheir Khashoggi

126. “The snow was coming down so hard. It looked like the flakes were hurrying to get out of the sky so the next ones would have room to fall.” – Bill McKibben

127. “One winter morning, Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.” – Ezra Jack Keats

128. “Outside, the sky was clear, stars gleaming in its ebony vastness like celestial fireflies. It was bitterly cold, and Hywel’s every breath trailed after him in pale puffs of smoke. The glazed snow crackled underfoot as he started towards the great hall.” – Sharon Kay Penman

129. “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

More Snow Quotes

130. “Nothing burns like the cold.” – George R.R. Martin

131. “Snow in April is abominable, like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.” – L.M. Montgomery

132. “The snow did not even whisper its way to earth, but seemed to salt the night with silence.” – Dean Koontz

133. “You should see my corgis at sunset in the snow. It’s their finest hour. About five o’clock, they glow like copper. Then they come in and lie in front of the fire like a string of sausages.” – Tasha Tudor

134. “Do you want to build a snowman?” – Anna

135. “Imagine if fire extinguishers were full of snow—imagine the fun we could have.” – Neil Hilborn

136. “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” – Victor Hugo

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

138. “Wind blew snow crystals back and forth between the graves. The ancient pines creaked overhead.” – Mike Bond

139. “It was as if he were in a place that the whole world had forgotten—as if it were snowing at the end of the world.” – Orhan Pamuk

140. “This is my first snow at Smith. It is like any other snow, but from a different window, and there lies the singular charm of it.” – Sylvia Plath

Which of These Quotes Would You Use as a Caption?

Snow can be quite harsh. It causes hours and hours of shoveling, blocked driveways, and freezing temperatures.

But snow can release the kid in us, the nostalgic memories when we were young—that cozy feeling of watching Christmas movies while sipping hot chocolate, the snow fights, the out of this world creatures we created by piling up snow, and the first fall we had while riding a sleigh or ski.

Although associated with sadness and death, snow also symbolizes innocence and purity. Famous authors like William Shakespeare used snow to describe the main character in his work, Cymbeline, and to portray her innocence.

Snow also depicts uniqueness, for it is said that no two snowflakes are exactly alike. It’s intricate patterns show how complex and complicated nature is, and that we should always appreciate its beauty.

Which of these quotes did you relate to? Do you have any favorites? Let us know in the comments section below.

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