Passages: Snow Edition

Version 2

Every now and then I like to find my favorite quotes on a given topic and share them with you. Since we’re in the midst of winter storm Jonas, I thought I’d share some snow quotes. It seems like every story that takes place in winter time has some lofty description of the snow. As J.D. Salinger wrote, “Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They’re always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.” So, without further ado, here are a few snow quotes to accompany your snowy Saturday!

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“And freezing.”
“Is it?”
“Yes,” said Eeyore.”However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”

–A.A. Milne

 

“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, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

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

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief 

 

“A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air, and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth, now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere.”

–Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

“You wake up on a winter morning and pull up the shade, and what lay there the evening before is no longer there–the sodden gray yard, the dog droppings, the tire tracks in the frozen mud, the broken lawn chair you forgot to take in last fall. All this has disappeared overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls. The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. 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, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

I hope you enjoyed these snow quotes! Stay warm and curl up with a good book.

Today’s the perfect day to keep reading!

Sarah

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