What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
-John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
-A Japanese Proverb
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring.
With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
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, Great Expectations
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
Summer afternoon; summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Summertime is always the best of what might be.
Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's leash hath all too short a date.
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candlelight.
In summer quitethe other way
I have to go to bed by day.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
In summer, the song sings itself.
-William Carlos Williams
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
A life without love is like a year without summer.
-A Swedish Proverb
By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer.
-Helen Hunt Jackson
Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings.
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.
-Lauren DeStefano, Wither