The colder months get a bad rap, but we happen to think that winter is pretty awesome. For one, countless homes are decorated with festive lights. Then there are all the holiday snacks just waiting to be enjoyed while watching a Christmas movie marathon. And best of all? Few things are as satisfying as watching white flurries fall on a cold winter’s day or, better yet, getting to team up with the kids to build a snowman. Here are 45 snow quotes that’ll have you dreaming of living in a winter wonderland. (Psst: These quotes also make great Instagram captions for that adorable snowy shot.)

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1. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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2. “The first fall of snow is not only an event but it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, where is it to be found?” – J. B. Priestley

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3. “Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” – Yoko Ono

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4. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” – Sara Raasch

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5. “Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tom Allen

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6. “What good is the warm of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

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7. “There’s just something beautiful about walking in snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.” – Carol Rifka Brunt, ‘Tell the Wolves I'm Home’

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8. “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 Caroll

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9. “With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven.” – P. Miller

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10. “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

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11. “I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still.” – Rachel Cohn

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12. "Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” – Novala Takemoto, ‘Missin’

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13. “It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” – John Burroughs

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14. “Snow isn’t just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a mining town, but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.” – John Burnside

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15. “Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

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16. “Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” – Andy Goldsworthy

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17. “Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

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18. “The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” – E.E. Cummings

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19. “The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” – Roger Ebert

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20. "The snow was endless, a heavy blanket on the outdoors; it had a way about it. A beauty." – Cambria Hebert, 'Whiteout'

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21. “A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” – Markus Zusak, ‘The Book Thief’

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22. “The first snow is like the first love. Do you remember your first snow?” – Lara Biyuts

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23. “Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.” – William Hamilton Gibson

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24. “Thank goodness for the first snow. It was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen–things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” – Candace Bushnell, ‘Lipstick Jungle’

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25. “January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.” – Sara Coleridge, ‘The Months’

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26. “Imagine if fire extinguishers were full of snow. Imagine the fun we could have.” – Neil Hilborn

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27. “Advice is like the snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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28. “Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” – Sarah Addison Allen, ‘The Sugar Queen’

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29. “Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” – Mary Oliver, ‘Snowy Night’

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30. “Close your eyes. Hear the silent snow. Listen to your soul speak.” – Adrienne Posey

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31. “I love the scents of winter! For me, it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.” — Taylor Swift

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32. “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” — Vesta M. Kel

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33. “I pray this winter be gentle and kind—a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes

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34. “In the winter, the snow had become glittery fairy dust that had given all the creatures of the meadow warm clothes and a fire to help them endure the winter.” — Carla Reighard

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35. “The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” — Lama Willa

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36. “A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky—unbidden—and seems like a thing of wonder.” — Susan Orlean

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37. “Do you wanna build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman.” — Anna, ‘Frozen’

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38. “Snowflakes are pretty patterns etched in water’s dreams.” — Anthony T. Hincks

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39. “Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow.” — Edmund Hillary

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40. “Snow is…a beautiful reminder of life and all its quirks. It makes me pause. Think. Stay still. Even my mind takes the hint. It makes me feel giddy. Like a kid.” — R.B. O’Brien

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41. “It takes a snowflake two hours to fall from cloud to earth. Can’t you just see its slow, peaceful descent?” – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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42. “Snow is falling outside and all is peaceful and still. In such moments it is possible to believe that the world could still be good.” – Richard Paul Evans

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43. “The light made the snowballs look yellow. Or at least I hoped that was the cause.” — Gary D. Schmidt

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44. “The snow did not even whisper its way to Earth, but seemed to salt the night with silence.” – Dean Koontz

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45. “I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person.” — Sylvia Plath

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