Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm So Grateful....

"In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."  Albert Camus

"There is a privacy about winter which no other season gives you..... In spring, summer and fall, people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."  -Ruth Stout

"One kind word can warm three winter months."  - Japanese Proverb

"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size."  -Gertrude S. Wister

"The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer.  Minute by minute they lengthen out.  It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change.  It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour."  -Vita Sackville-West

"To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June."  -Jean-Paul Sartre

"There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow.  It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance."  -William Sharp

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together."   -Vista M. Kelly

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."  -Victor Hugo

"Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude.
  -William Shakespeare

"Winter is an etching,
Spring a watercolor,
Summer an oil painting, and
Autumn a mosaic of them all."
   -Stanley Horowitz