„And it seemed to me that there were fires
Flying till dawn without number
And I never found out things-those
Strange eyes of his-what colour?
Everything trembling and singing and
Were you my enemy or my friend,
Winter was it or summer?“
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
„You move me, you move me.
with your buildings and your eyes
Autumn woods and Winter skies.
You move me, you move me.
Open sea and city lights, busy streets and dizzy heights.
You call me, you call me.
-- The Analog Kid (1982)“
— Neil Peart Canadian-American drummer , lyricist, and author 1952
„It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there.“
— John Bunyan English Christian writer and preacher 1628 - 1688
„Winter lies before me
now you're so far away.
In the darkness of my dreaming
the light of you will stay“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
„Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were
behind you, like the winter that has just gone by.
For among these winters there is one so endlessly winter
that only by wintering through it will your heart survive.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
„.. and since we are now living in the Summer-time, I don't have a trick to imagine me Winter so strongly that I would be able to paint one [a winter-landscape].... and you must have patience until next winter. (translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek)“
— Andreas Schelfhout Dutch painter, etcher and lithographer 1787 - 1870
(original Dutch, citaat van Schelfhout, uit zijn brief:) ..en daar wij nu in het Zomer leeven zijn heb ik geen truk [truc] van mij de Winter zoo danig voor den geest te halen dat ik in staat zoude zijn er een te kunnen schilderen.. ..en gij zou den gedult moeten nemen tot aanstaande winter. Quote of Schelfhout in a letter to his client , June 1832; as cited in 'Andreas Schelfhout Onsterfelijk schoon', Simonis & Buunk 2005 https://www.simonis-buunk.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/catalogus_schelfhout.pdf, p. 17