When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.
—John Dryden (1631–1700) English Poet, Literary Critic, Playwright
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
—A. E. Housman (1859–1936) English Poet, Classical Scholar
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 (1894–1984) English Novelist, Playwright, Critic
Money is only congealed snow.
—Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) American Humorist, Journalist
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
—Phyllis Diller (b.1917) American Actor, Comedian
When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I’ll know I’m growing old.
—Lady Bird Johnson (1912–2007) First Lady of the United States, Conservationist
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
—Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) Russian-born American Novelist
From my experience, not one in twenty marries the first love; we build statues of snow, and weep to see them melt.
—Walter Scott (1771–1832) Scottish Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Lawyer
Cold in the earth – and the deep snow piled above thee,
Far, far, removed, cold in the dreary grave!
—Emily Bronte (1818–48) English Novelist, Poet
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
—Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (1909–1966) Polish Aphorist, Poet