85 Winter Solstice Quotes For Those Short Days And Long Cold Nights

Looking for interesting facts and quotes about winter solstice? We have rounded up the best collection of winter solstice quotes, sayings, facts, captions, (with images and pictures) to enjoy the onset of winters.

What Is Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, also called the hibernal solstice, occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun.

This happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere. Once for Northern Hemisphere (December 21 or 22) and once for Southern Hemisphere (June 20 or 21).

The winter solstice results in the shortest day of the year, meaning it has the longest period of darkness.

Winter solstice is the return of the sun, which is important for marking the beginning of more sunlight on the planet Earth.

Winter Solstice Date 2022

Winter solstice 2022 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 4:47 PM (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, December 21

The winter solstice has various traditional, cultural and astronomical significances. Around the world the day is celebrated in different cultures in different ways.

Also See: Summer Solstice Quotes

Many cultures, religions and spiritual traditions have honored the winter solstice. Often, this time of greatest darkness has encouraged humanity to gather amongst loved ones and celebrate the rebirth and return to the light.

We have divided these famous winter solstice quotes in these sections;

  • Winter Solstice Quotes
  • Happy Winter Solstice Quotes
  • Funny Winter Solstice Quotes
  • Motivational Winter Quotes

If you loved these midwinter quotes then also see cold weather quotes and snow day captions to enjoy the dark and long winter nights.

Winter Solstice Quotes

  1. “Winter solstice… All is calm, all is bright.” – Unknown

  2. “Solstice is the reason for the season, so it is our duty to pay respect to them.” – Unknown


  3. “With the turning of the wheel of time, let us keep our patience and rejoice in the winter solstice.” – Unknown                                                                                                       

    Winter Solstice quotes
    Winter Solstice quotes

  4. “I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It’s the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities.” – Ian Astbury


  5. “The Christians stole the winter solstice from the Pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians.” – George Monbiot


  6. “At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare, and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.” – Gary Zukav                                                                                                 

    Winter Solstice quotes Images
    Winter Solstice quotes Images

  7. “The winter solstice is as special as sterile darkness that results in flourishing future a far from one’s expectations.” – Unknown


  8. “We should celebrate the soul of Christmas as it is the time for the celebration, rebirth, and new possibilities of winter solstice.” – Unknown


  9. “The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality.” – Frederick Lenz                                                                         

    Winter Solstice quotes Pics
    Winter Solstice quotes Pics

  10. “Winter Solstice is the time to forgive everyone for their past mistakes also to be forgiven and to start everything from the beginning.” – Unknown


  11. “Ancient sun worshippers believed the sun died at the end of the winter solstice and then three days later it would be reborn at the start of its cycle – December 25.” – David Icke


  12. “This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” – Margaret Atwood


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


  14. “Today we celebrate light and honor the wisdom of the shadows. In connecting with the natural world in a way that honors the sacred immanence in all things, we establish a resonance with the seasons.” – Dacha Avelin


  15. “Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives.” – Ralph Levy


  16. “There is something magical about winter solstice. Even though it is the longest night, even though it is the darkest night; there is always an odd excitement in the air. Everything smells better, feels better, tastes better. There is space for hope. As Christmas almost is at my door.” – Unknown


  17. “The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon.” – Gary Zukav

Happy Winter Solstice Quotes

On winter solstice, the northern part of Earth, the shortest day comes at the solstice. After the winter solstice, the days get longer, and the nights shorter. It’s a seasonal shift that nearly everyone notices.

The celebrations for winter solstice is done in many cultures as it marked the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun.

The Pagan celebration of Winter Solstice (also known as Yule) is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world.

Celebrations include festivals, spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing, lighting fires and more.

“Merry Yuletide”, “Happy Solstice” and “Happy Yule”, are just some of the beautiful winter phrases used to greet people on winter solstice.

Here we have listed some of the warm and cute winter solstice wishes and greetings to greet your friends and family.

Don’t forget to check out our collection of Winter Instagram Captions for your cold days photos with friends and family.

  1. “The first snow is like the first love.” – Lara Biyuts

  2. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino


  3. “Kindness is like snow; it beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran


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


  5. “When it snows you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” – Unknown


  6. “Hello winter solstice! December 21st. The shortest day and the longest night of the year.” – Unknown


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


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


  9. “May the solstice and turning of the wheel bring you love, peace and good fortune in the coming year.” – Unknown


  10. “There is an invincible summer in every personality which one can learn by going in the depth of the winter.” – Robert Frost


  11. “Then comes Winter, with bluster and snow, That brings to our cheeks the ruddy glow…” – Gertrude Tooley Buckingham


  12. “Wishing for the rebirth of the sun fill our life, home and heart with warmth and happiness. Happy winter solstice.” – Unknown


  13. “Happy winter solstice! May light increaseth in your heart, her endless blessings nourish and fill everyday of your life!” – Unknown


  14. “Sometimes, you need to revamp yourself over the winter, participate in things that make you appreciate what you have.” – Hannah Teter


  15. “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


  16. “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


  17. “Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.” – Stanley Crawford


  18. “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


  19. “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” – Yoko Ono


  20. “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


  21. “The days have been growing shorter, imperceptibly but inescapably darker…. Heading into the night of the winter solstice, every spiritual tradition has some kind of festival of light. We’re all just whistling in the dark, hoping against hope that someone up there will see these little Hanukkah candles and get the hint.” – Lawrence Kushner

Funny Winter Solstice Quotes

Winters are time for cozy night, warm fireplace and having fun during Christmas and New Years and other festivities.

Winter solstice celebrations often include music, dancing, storytelling, hiking, yoga and meditation.

No celebration is complete without great food which helps to be warm during the cold winter nights. Traditional winter solstice foods have an emphasis on nature, like nuts, berries, spices, squash, potatoes and meat.

Astronomical events were often used to guide activities, such as the mating of animals, the sowing of crops and the monitoring of winter reserves of food. Many cultural mythologies and traditions are derived from this.

  1. “Nothing burns like the cold.” – George R.R. Martin

  2. “There are only two seasons – winter and baseball.” – Bill Veeck


  3. “Winter bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.” – Montenegro Proverb


  4. “Noses are red, fingers are blue. I’m tired of winter, how about you?” – Unknown


  5. “A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” – Patricia Briggs


  6. “Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.” – Andy Goldsworthy


  7. “One should consider winter as a promising time as there is slight to do.” – Unknown


  8. “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” – Carl Reiner


  9. “I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” – Bill Watterson


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


  11. “And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.” – Roy Bean


  12. “Do planning in spring, learning in summer, execution in autumn and enjoy your success in winter.” – Unknown


  13. “Dear Winter, I’m breaking up with you. I think it’s time I start seeing other seasons. Summer is hotter than you.” – Unknown


  14. “I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes.” – Edward M. Purcell


  15. “I was just thinking if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime.” – Will Rogers


  16. “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


  17. “Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh


  18. “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


  19. “My old grandmother always used to say, ‘Summer friends will melt away like like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” – George R.R. Martin


  20. “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

Motivational Winter Quotes

A Winter Celebration Of The Sun. Throughout history, societies across the world have held festivals and ceremonies marking winter solstice, the day of the “sun’s rebirth.”

Most often, winter solstice celebrations honored the symbolism of fire and light, along with life, death, the rising sun, and the moo

  1. “With luck, it might even snow for us.” – Haruki Murakami

  2. “Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis


  3. “You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” – Robert Frost


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


  5. “Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’” – Robert Byrne


  6. “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland


  7. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino


  8. “Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen


  9. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley


  10. “In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” – William Blake


  11. “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” – Khalil Gibran


  12. “We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.” – Walter Scott


  13. “The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.” – Norman Douglas


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


  15. “Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” – Bill Watterson


  16. “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov


  17. “The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imaginations.” – Terri Guillemets


  18. “While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tom Allen


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


  20. “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus


  21. “Don’t think the garden loses it’s ecstacy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.” – Rumi


  22. “Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” – Novala Takemoto


  23. “Snow brings a special quality with it — the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.” – Nancy Hatch Woodward


  24. “Welcome winter, your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” – Terri Guillemets


  25. “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


  26. “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


  27. “As it somehow always manages before the winter solstice, but never after, the early darkness was cheerful and promising, even for those who had nothing.” – Mark Helprin

More Facts About Winter Solstice (Shortest Day Of The Year)

  1. The winter solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year for the Northern hemisphere.

  2. Ancient cultures viewed the winter solstice as a time of death and rebirth of the Sun.

  3. Not only does the solstice occur on a specific day, but it also occurs at a specific time of day, corresponding to the instant the North Pole is aimed farthest away from the sun on the 23.5° tilt of the Earth’s axis.

  4. The word solstice translates to “sun stand still.” The term solstice derives from the Latin term solstitium, containing sol, which means “sun,” and the past participle stem of sistere, meaning “to make stand.”

  5. In China, they celebrate Dong Zhi at the winter solstice.

  6. The Pagan festival of Yule honored the winter solstice.

  7. The winter solstice marks one of the most important celebrations of the Hopi.

  8. Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda on the winter solstice.

  9. In the Northern Hemisphere, astronomers and scientists use the December solstice as the start of the winter season, which ends on the March equinox. For meteorologists, on the other hand, winter begins three weeks earlier, on December 1.

  10. The December solstice can happen on December 20, 21, 22, or 23, though December 20 or 23 solstices are rare. The last December 23 solstice was in 1903 and will not happen again until 2303.

So if you love sipping hot coffee on a cold winter morning, then you should love these quotes and enjoy the snowfall.

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