12 Great Literature Quotes About Snow

Let it snow! Here are 12 great literature quotes about snow for these wintery nights.
[Gathered by Regina Kenney]


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“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, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass


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“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” 
― e e cummings


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


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“Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


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“With luck, it might even snow for us.”
― Haruki Murakami, After Dark


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“The hollowness was in his arms and the world was snowing.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride


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“For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds /
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.”
― Wallace Stevens


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“A small and sinister snow seems to be coming down relentlessly at present. The radio says it is eventually going to be sleet and rain, but I don’t think so; I think it is just going to go on and on, coming down, until the whole world…etc. It has that look.”
― Edward Gorey, Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F. Neumeyer


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“It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city.”
― Truman Capote, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940’s Until Now


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“It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.”
― Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales


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“A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air, and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth, now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne


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“Since it has quietly began to snow,
new distances have awakened within me.”
― Gerrit Achterberg, Snow Passage


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