Chilling Cold Quotes

by Curt Kovener

Here we are now halfway through winter. It just about six more weeks until the first day of spring. We’ve gone through a few days of negative temperatures followed by a warm up and followed yet again by another 6-8 or 10 weeks of occasional bone chilling temperatures.
I compiled this during single digits and by the time you are reading this it is no doubt warm. But, dear reader, cold temperatures will return.
So what have others said about the #$%^& cold temperatures. Here are some humorous and philosophical thoughts (the ONLY way to plow through frigid temperatures is being humorous or philosophical) of others
•“In a very cold night, even houses want to have houses of their own to enter and feel warm!”
•“In the cold dark days of the winter, dream about the flowers to get warmed up.”
•“I like the cold weather. It means you get work done.” ~Noam Chomsky
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~John Steinbeck
•“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 the time for home.”~Edith Sitwell
•“Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity.” ~Hung Tzu-Ch’Eng
•“One thing about cold weather: it brings out the statistician in everyone.” ~Paul Theroux
•“Scarves, mittens, and hats are a great way to express your personality in the cold weather.” ~Brad Goreski
•“In cold weather a good rule is to light your fire first before doing anything else. It is always more sensible to keep yourself warm rather than trying to thaw yourself out later.”
•“Nothing burns like the cold.” ~George R.R. Martin
•“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.” ~Dr. Seuss
•“The cold cuts like a many bladed knife.” ~Israel Zangwill
•“Cold? If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d have frozen to death.” ~Mark Twain
•“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” ~Bill Watterson
•“It was so cold I almost got married.” ~Shelly Winters
•“Shut the door not that it lets in the cold but that it lets out the coziness.” ~ Mark Twain
•“Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.” ~Anne Bradstreet
•“If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.” ~Horace Traubel
•It was so cold that the Statue of Liberty put the torch INSIDE her dress.”