"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."
- Pietro Aretino

"The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination."
- Terri Guillemets

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

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy."
- William Blake 

"You can't get too much winter in the winter."
- Robert Frost

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy."
- Anton Chekhov

"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."
- Steve Southerland


"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall."
- Nadine Stair 

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
- Buddha 
"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring."
- Bernard Williams 

"With the coming of spring, I am calm again."
- Gustav Mahler 

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare

"A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King."
- Emily Dickinson

"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."
- Henry James 

"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
- Charles Bowden

"Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun."
- Brian Wilson

"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."
- William Shakespeare

"In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candlelight.
In summer quite the 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."
- Sam Keen 

"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."
Emily Dickinson

"Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings."
- Terri Guillemets

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
- Elizabeth Lawrence 

"October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter."
- Nova Bair 

"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"