Quotes and Sayings about Winter



"The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Health, Career, Problems, World)

"Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people."
- Tom Allen
(Related: People, Climate, Help, Land, May, Population, State)

"In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Winter, World, Worship)

"Winter in Maine is a time of alternating rest and frenzied activity."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Time, Rest, Winter)

"While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Character, Months, Winter)

"It's not the winter that bothers me - it's the summers."
- Walt Alston
(Related: Winter)

"We remained at our encampment of this day until the morning of the 7th, when we descended ten miles lower down and encamped on a spot of ground where several thousand Indians had wintered during the past season."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Day, Past)

"They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt, stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring, I would endanger the lives of my whole party."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Party, Spring, Winter)

"The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Sports, Winter)

"If you or me go to the gas station to fill up our car and it costs us much more than we expected, it will zap our discretionary income. We won't have the extra money to buy that washing machine or new winter coat-all big ticket items that are important to economic growth."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Car, Money, Growth, Income, Machine, Will, Winter)

"The restaurants close here in Salzburg. They don't really have a nightlife in the winter time."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Restaurants, Winter)

"Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Deed, Judgment, Man, Motive, Snow, Will, Winter)

"And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Land, Snow, Will, Wind, Winter)

"We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Country, End, England, Italy, Luxury, Play, Right, Spain, Winter)

"I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Food, Men, Society, Women, Beer, Irreverence, Old, Summer, Winter)

"As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Growth, Prosperity, Spring, Will, Winter)

"Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world. He's very underrated."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Winter, World)

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy."
- William Blake
(Related: Time, Harvest, Winter)

"Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months: but in the winter, when the southerly winds are strong, the surf, on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome."
- William Bligh
(Related: Adventure, Ships, Summer, Water, Winter, Wood)

"My door was open part of the time, and part of the time I tried to get a nap and their voices annoyed me, and I closed it. I kept it open in summer more or less, and closed in winter."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Time, Open, Summer, Winter)

"Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening, I saw somebody run around the house again. I told my father of that."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Home, Father, Church, Evening, Winter)

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Spring, Winter)

"Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Autumn, Day, Spring, Winter)

"I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Winter)

"Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.""
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Nature, Saying, Winter)

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Summer, Winter)

"Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: April, May, Spring, Summer, Winter)

"As winter weather settles in around the country, millions of American families are facing skyrocketing home heating prices with even greater impact if cold temperatures persist into the spring."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Home, American, Country, Spring, Weather, Winter)

"Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Country, Lies, Old, Winter)

"An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up."
- George Catlin
(Related: Dress, First, Winter)

"My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father - dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Father, Children, Eyes, Memory, Shadow, Will, Winter)

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: People, Summer, Winter)

"The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort."
- C. J. Cherryh
(Related: Home, Family, Society, Fight, Fighting, Gain, Gold, May, Winter)

"We were just covered in dirt the whole time. It was so hot - and that was in winter. I can not imagine what it's like in summer and how the people who actually live out there survive."
- Toni Collette
(Related: Time, People, Summer, Winter)

"Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm."
- Carlo Collodi
(Related: Time, Fire, Winter, Wood)

"There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: June, Seasons, Winter)

"There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Money, First, Winter, World)

"We played all of the songs on the first Johnny Winter AND every day before we recorded them, so that when we got in the studio, it was totally easy, as we knew exactly what we wanted to do."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Day, First, Songs, Winter)

"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
(Related: Light, March, Summer, Sun, Wind, Winter)

"The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Wisdom, Hardship, Winter)

"During the winter when the weather is too poor to work outside, I do use drawings and photographs, but I change my work so it is not just a time and place study."
- John Dyer
(Related: Change, Time, Work, Poor, Study, Weather, Winter)

"I'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Football, Nothing, Winter, Writing, Years)

"My friend, I am going to tell you the story of my life, as you wish; and if it were only the story of my life I think I would not tell it; for what is one man that he should make much of his winters, even when they bend him like a heavy snow?"
- Black Elk
(Related: Life, Friend, Man, Snow)

"I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow."
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Feeling, Newspapers, Snow, Winter)

"I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Work, Houses, Sea, Storms, Winter)

"Pretty it's pretty good for me because I'm over here in the winters. It's really improved my golf game."
- Peter Forsberg
(Related: Golf, Pretty)

"In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters."
- John Fowles
(Related: Civilization, End)

"And some places you been before are so great that you don't ever mind going back. Some places you been before you don't ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the Winter."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Mind, Want, Winter)

"I toured Ontario in the winter of '48, in a touring company of The Drunkard, in which I played the bartender."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Company, Winter)

"You can't get too much winter in the winter."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Winter)

"Of course, the outcome of the war would not have been changed. The war was lost perhaps, when it was started. At least it was lost in the winter of '42, in Russia."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: War, Russia, Winter)

"We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Faces, Flowers, Road, Song, Spring, Winter)

"When I came there I found all my family gone, for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place, which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants, which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place."
- Christopher Gist
(Related: Family, Wife, People, Man, Old, Winter)

"Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Happiness, Life, Home, God, Afghanistan, Eye, Rights, Winter)

"Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Quality, Snow, Winter)

"Winter makes a bridge between one year and another and, in this case, one century and the next."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Winter)

"You know, at 35 or at 38 or 40 you really start to see what your body could look like if you just don't do anything all winter long. So that's another motivating factor, our vanity."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Body, Vanity, Winter)

"But I plan on dedicating specific training to track this winter for the next racing season."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Racing, Training, Winter)

"I think winter wear is communal. You get some gloves and a scarf from a lost-and-found box, wash them, wear them for a while until you lose them. Then somebody else does the same thing."
- Adrian Grenier
(Related: Winter)

"When I grew up there wasn't air-conditioning or anything of that nature, and this old car had a wall thickness of about ten inches. So we had a little warmer house in the winter and a little cooler in the summer."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Car, Nature, Old, Summer, Winter)

"We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest."
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton
(Related: Society, Day, Exercise, Night, Rest, Solitude, Summer, Winter)

"Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Nothing, Promise, Summer, Winter)

"Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland where the sun never sets in the summer and there is nothing to do outside in the winter, so we are very productive!"
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Nothing, Summer, Sun, Winter)

"It's called Sisters of the Winter Madrigal. It was interesting for me to see it done after so many years; because I wrote it and I didn't realize what a rage I was in."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Sisters, Winter, Years)

"God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger."
- Heraclitus
(Related: War, Peace, God, Day, Hunger, Night, Summer, Winter)

"Winter testing is essential but there comes a point where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing. You just want to get down to the real action."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Action, Racing, Testing, Want, Winter)

"I enjoy the cleaning up - something about the getting of things in order for winter - making the garden secure - a battening down of hatches perhaps... It just feels right."
- David Hobson
(Related: Garden, Order, Right, Winter)

"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
- Rogers Hornsby
(Related: People, Baseball, Spring, Winter)

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Laughter, Sun, Winter)

"Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west, the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Life, Abundance, Winter)

"What was so good about it was that the set that they originally built stayed there, and weathered over the five years. It got five summers and five winters of weather. It became more and more authentic as we worked in it, and they added bits to it."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Weather, Years)

"During the fall and winter we built Fort Meade and the town of Sturgis."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Winter)

"As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy."
- Harry Johnston
(Related: Dying, Trouble, Winter)

"In the wintertime, in the snow country, citrus fruit was so rare, and if you got one, it was better than ambrosia."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Country, Snow)

"We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred winters ago, when some men with white faces came to our country."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Men, People, Country, Faces)

"I have never seen snow and do not know what winter means."
- Duke Kahanamoku
(Related: Snow, Winter)

"I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week."
- Gene Kelly
(Related: Dance, Chicago, End, Fact, First, Job, Summer, Winter)

"The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Development, American)

"As many as three million people are expected to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The security concerns and economic opportunities are great for both Canada and Washington state."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: People, Canada, Games, Security, State, Washington, Winter)

"That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal honour out of it but I was a witness to it."
- Laurie Lee
(Related: Winter)

"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: Occupation, Winter)

"I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats!"
- Blake Lively
(Related: Buying, Winter)

"Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year."
- John A. Logan
(Related: Song, Sorrow, Winter)

"The nice thing about New York is that you're finally able to wear those winter clothes that have been sitting in your closet in mothballs."
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: Clothes, Winter)

"There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks. I feel free to ski the way I decide on race-day because the overall title was not my main target this winter."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Pressure, Race, Ski, Winter)

"The bottom line is, winter navigation on the Seaway is a bad idea."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Idea, Navigation, Winter)

"I made some friends who are still friends, and this is the city of my birth. I love living here when there's a reason to, other than just moving here. I still don't like the winters here, but it's an amazing city and I love it."
- Michael McKean
(Related: Love, Friends, Living, Reason)

"What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks' rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long?"
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Country, Flowers, Rain, Sun, Winter, Wonder)

"In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L Johnson urging him to waive regulations to allow for the early sale of winter grade fuel to help with gasoline shortages and gasoline prices."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Help, Winter)

"There were 15 people in the village, including five of us. If my father arrested somebody in the winter, he'd have to wait until the thaw to turn him in."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Father, People, Winter)

"This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not advisable to remain in one academic environment, and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Thought, Possibility, Environment)

"During the winter my attention was attracted to the changes in the stars and planets in the sky."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Attention, Sky, Stars, Winter)

"Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it occasioned a great deal of talk."
- Bill Nye
(Related: Spring, Talk, Winter)

"Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Christian, Easter, Holidays, Winter)

"In summer winter rain or sun, it's good to be on horseback."
- Mike Oldfield
(Related: Rain, Summer, Sun, Winter)

"From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Afghanistan, Honor, Iraq, Mountains, Nation, Soldiers, Winter)

"But I do feel a little teeny right now that I'm just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Autumn, Now, Past, Right, Winter)

"As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Age, Eternity, May, Old, Winter)

"I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes."
- Edward M. Purcell
(Related: Eyes, First, Snow, Winter, Years)

"By the winter of 1945-1946, the Russian peoples were being warned of the dangers from the West."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Being, Winter)

"The heavy spacesuits are spectacular to look at but very hot. Putting one on was like going from chilly London winter weather to the Bahamas in just minutes."
- Kathleen Quinlan
(Related: London, Weather, Winter)

"He thinks with regret of the great days when he could at harvest time at least go down into Hungary and work on the big estates and bring back, as his wage, a side of bacon for the winter. That was wealth, to him."
- Douglas Reed
(Related: Time, Work, Wealth, Harvest, Regret, Wage, Winter)

"We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That's the only disadvantage."
- Mordecai Richler
(Related: Books, Country, London, Winter)

"But Dr. Smith says, and I believe it to be a true state of the case, that he himself gave a course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy, during the same winter, and that the money raised by them was also applied towards paying for the Orrery."
- David Rittenhouse
(Related: Money, Philosophy, State, Winter)

"Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Job, Winter)

"In 2002 the Yamaha was at more or less the same level as the Honda, better in some ways, worse in others. But in the winter of last year between 2002 and 2003, Honda made a big step forward and it seemed as if Yamaha couldn't quite match that improvement."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: Improvement, Winter)

"The work that we do during the winter is very important; we have a new bike and it's important to develop it during this time, and we start with this test."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: Work, Time, Winter)

"I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues, the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars, and I'd have to go home in the wintertime and get a job."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Home, Job)

"For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter has its electric power guaranteed without deficit. This is a historic achievement."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Power, Time, Achievement, First, Winter, Years)

"That got me thinking. Bon Jovi kills in Jersey. Just kills. We did Atlantic City this past winter and man, you wouldn't believe the intensity in that crowd. Can I just talk for a minute about how amazingly hot Heather is?"
- Richie Sambora
(Related: Man, Past, Talk, Thinking, Winter)

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Time, Decision, Negative, Decisions, Moods, Spring, Will)

"I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter."
- Bob Seger
(Related: Winter)

"Now is the winter of our discontent."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Discontent, Now, Winter)

"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Spring, Wind, Winter)

"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Spring, Winter)

"We need to drive like hell and get to the hills before the winter sets in."
- Steven Squyres
(Related: Hell, Winter)

"Helsinki isn't all that bad. It's a very nice city, and it's cold really only in wintertime."
- Linus Torvalds
"Storage is important. Whether it's cushions you only use outside in the summer, or blankets that only come out in the winter, you've always got to think of where to store them."
- Anthea Turner
(Related: Summer, Winter)

"Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new arena as a professional photographer."
- Janine Turner
(Related: Winter)

"I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world."
- Julia Gardiner Tyler
(Related: Admiration, Possession, Quiet, Talk, Washington, Winter, World)

"I grew up in New Hampshire. My closest neighbor was a mile away. The deer and the raccoons were my friends. So I would spend time walking through the woods, looking for the most beautiful tropical thing that can survive the winter in the woods in New Hampshire."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Time, Friends, Walking, Winter)

"For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter."
- Mo Udall
(Related: Poor, Will, Winter)

"I had slumps that lasted into the winter."
- Bob Uecker
(Related: Winter)

"If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190, with three or four RBI. And I tried to get them all in September. That way I always had something to talk about during the winter."
- Bob Uecker
(Related: Talk, Winter)

"There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball."
- Bill Veeck
(Related: Baseball, Seasons, Winter)

"You may depend on it that the bunting, emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter."
- Gilbert White
(Related: Country, May, Winter)

"In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country. In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Country, Land, Trees, Winter)

"Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren't likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any."
- Otis Williams
(Related: Hell, Name, Opinions, Winter)

"Our journey so far has been very satisfactory: we are most fortunate as regards the season, for there has been more rain this winter than has been known for the last four or five years."
- William John Wills
(Related: Journey, Rain, Winter, Years)

"Same thing, like my commercials are often times really funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really good amount of time to tell a joke."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Funny, Time)

"I get very driven by certain themes and ideas."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Ideas)

"I'm one of the few people who really like Eyes Wide Shut."
- Alex Winter
(Related: People, Eyes)

"I'm not trying to be some kind of underground renegade."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Trying)

"I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Saying, Sensibility, Will)

"I think movies are good for getting into dream states or exploring weird alternate states of thinking."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Dream, states, Thinking)

"I think filmmakers want their movies to be seen."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Want)

"I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Architecture, Music)

"The film, even when we were making it in that budget range, which was really a coup - we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head, Joe Roth."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Film)

"I just like movies that somehow expose the world in a way that's different than you imagine it."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, World)

"Like I said about Freaked, people tend to find these films, and I think that in the end the cool thing about a movie is that it can be sort of burnt temporarily, but then it's burnt into the fabric of your culture."
- Alex Winter
(Related: People, Culture, End)

"I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Music)

"I actually did use to sell shoes."
- Alex Winter
"Hitchcock had to fight to the death to make his movies."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Death, Movies, Fight)

"Coppola has problems getting financing, so why should I not have problems getting financing."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Problems)

"Certain remakes are great. Carpenter's The Thing is better than the original."
- Alex Winter
"But it is funny, because I saw Unbreakable recently and it's a strange movie, I didn't mind it, and it's got some interesting things going on."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Funny, Mind)

"After living in LA for 8 years, I sort of wanted a change, but there's not much production in New York, which is where I primarily live, so I just sort of drifted over to London."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Change, Living, London, Production, Years)

"I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Love, People, Cinema)

"They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and there were no pretensions about 'em."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Fun)

"I'm really influenced by so many different things."
- Alex Winter
"With Fever, the film was so made for the screen, and there's so much surround sound that was done for the film - enormous detail paid to that. I wasn't thinking video, because I didn't know how it was going to turn out."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Detail, Film, Sound, Thinking)

"It's hard for a hit to be bad for your career."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Career)

"The trick of making movies in this culture is how to not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made - and that's a tricky balance."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Balance, Culture, Order)

"The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris, like Alien had a lot of things that are similar, although it's also got the horror element."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, American, Horror, Solaris)

"The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, Commerce, End, Investment)

"That's kind of the weird thing that M. Night Shyamalan has sort of unleashed upon the world is this need for every movie to have these ridiculous endings."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Night, World)

"My favorite favorites are people like Bunuel, Fellini and Charlie Chaplin."
- Alex Winter
(Related: People, Favorite)

"When I did it with Johnny, it was almost a telepathic kind of communication."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Communication)

"There's a bootleg album that was recorded when I was 14 or 15, a compilation of things live at different clubs. Songs like Girl from Ipanema and Cry Me A River. I don't know what the title of it is."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Songs)

"I can't imagine anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Love)

"I hadn't realized the number of people that are still interested in listening to what I am doing, people I would never know about if not for being online."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: People, Being, Listening)

"I just want to thank all my fans for their loyalty and support-for coming out to the shows and buying the CDs."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Buying, Fans, Loyalty, Support, Want)

"I really had little interest in becoming famous. When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Famous, Interest, Will)

"Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Music, Power, People, Spiritual)

"The most profound, tangible influence in my life has been my wife, Monique. I don't know that I would even be alive were it not for her, and I certainly would not be the person that I am today."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Life, Wife, Influence, Today)

"We started out when I was 6 years old. We played ukuleles and sang Everly Brothers songs."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Brothers, Old, Songs, Years)

"As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Music, American, Jazz)

"I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Age, First, Guitar, Learning, Years)

"Everybody was tellin' me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit. I still love some rock 'n' roll too."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Love)

"Oh, I love to play on the road. I really love it."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Love, Play, Road)

"My mother played piano so we always had music around the house."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Music, Mother)

"Little Walter I would've liked to have played with."
- Johnny Winter
"Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere - he went out and jammed everywhere he was."
- Johnny Winter
"I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Guitar, Man, Right, Sound)

"The best artists are gone now."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Artists, Now)

"I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: People, Will)

"The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter... and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Favorite, Winter)

"I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues."
- Johnny Winter
"I never really got to know Jimi as a person."
- Johnny Winter
"I like playin' for an audience the best, though, I think."
- Johnny Winter
"I just like the blues better than rock 'n' roll."
- Johnny Winter
"I always wanted to play music and have it be my career and knew this by the age of 12."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Age, Music, Career, Play)

"Derek Trucks is a real good new artist. He's a young guy."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Artist)

"I think the blues will always be around. People need it."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: People, Will)

"There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find, it wasn't just one or two people. My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: People)

"Well, one of the best things is workin' with Muddy."
- Johnny Winter
"When I got old enough to go to night clubs to hear that music at the age of 15."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Age, Music, Night, Old)

"When I started workin' with Muddy. That convinced me that I could get away with doin' the blues."
- Johnny Winter
"Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off the plane and I couldn't write my name or hold my hand up."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: England, Name)

"T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around."
- Johnny Winter
(Related: Guitar, Influence)

"Nowadays I construct my books as if they're film scripts."
- Leon de Winter
(Related: Books, Film)

"I still enjoy watching films more than making them."
- Michael Winterbottom
"When you start being enthusiastic about whatever it is you like, that is the golden age for you."
- Michael Winterbottom
(Related: Age, Being)

"When people approach me about my films it is usually to tell me how much they hate them."
- Michael Winterbottom
(Related: People, Hate)

"There's still a 1950s view of cinema, that there's one audience and they all want to see the same thing."
- Michael Winterbottom
(Related: Cinema, Want)

"If you do a story about a British journalist rescuing a child from Sarajevo, then Sarajevo just becomes an exotic location, and the story's about this British journalist."
- Michael Winterbottom
"I think it would be impossible if you had a name like mine not to get a little flack for it."
- Michael Winterbottom
(Related: Name)

"I prefer to watch people."
- Michael Winterbottom
(Related: People)

"I'm a fan of music from all over the world."
- Michael Winterbottom
(Related: Music, World)

"Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others."
- Jonathan Winters
(Related: Nothing)

"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it."
- Jonathan Winters
(Related: Success)

"Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Now, Respectability)

"I was so cold the other day, I almost got married."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Day)

"It was so cold I almost got married."
- Shelley Winters
"I'm not overweight. I'm just nine inches too short."
- Shelley Winters
"I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Experience, American, Body, Nudity, Religious)

"I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn't last long."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Being, Lady)

"Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Movies, Deep, Now, Silence, Sound, Television)

"Where do you go to get anorexia?"
- Shelley Winters
"All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Causes, Problems, Trying)

"Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Want)

"In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Causes, Hollywood, Problems, Trying)

"I think heterosexuality and homosexuality are a kind of psychosis, and the truth is somewhere in the middle."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Truth, Homosexuality)

"I don't write for any group. I write to bring about a change in consciousness."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Change, Consciousness)

"You play. You win. You play. You lose. You play."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Play)

"I never cared about money."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Money)

"I never wanted children. If I'd been deeply in love with a man and he'd wanted children, it would have been difficult."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Love, Children, Man)

"I like to think the price I paid by being open about my private life helped."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life, Being, Open)

"I like to look at how people work together when they are put into stressful situations, when life stops being cozy."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life, Work, People, Being)

"I hated historical novels with fluttering cloaks."
- Jeanette Winterson
"I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Love, Women, Lesbian, Writer)

"Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Love, Work, Body, Theories, World, Writer)

"Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Books)

"Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Marriage, Excitement, Freedom)

"Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Art, Depression, Innocence, Self)

"Confidence and superiority: It's the usual fundamentalist stuff: I've got the truth, and you haven't."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Truth, Confidence)

"Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Work, Lie, Tests)

"Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Language, Listening, Writing)

"I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Purpose, Hate, Lesbian, Nothing, Word)

"However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Experience, Love, Focus)

"I had relationships with men as well as women. I wasn't choosing; I didn't think I had to."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Men, Women, Relationships)

"I am not interested in genres. I am interested in doing the best work I can in whatever medium."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Work)

"I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: People, Ideas, Books, Communication)

"I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Being, Mind, School)

"I don't believe in happy endings."
- Jeanette Winterson
"I don't read reviews because by then it's too late - whatever anyone says, the book won't change. It is written."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Change)

"I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Art, People, Possibility, Luxury, Mind, Talk)

"You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so, how could we take it back without asking?"
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Time, Heart)

"I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Books, Cats, Garden, Hens)

"If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Change, Fiction)

"Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love, in all its aspects, opens the self so fully."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Love, Hurt, Open, Self)

"My friends and the people who are close to me know what I am. And that is enough."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: People, Friends)

"My characters are always on the outside; the spotlight's not on them. But they do get somewhere."
- Jeanette Winterson
"My books always begin with a sentence and an image - not necessarily connected."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Books)

"Many people feel their outer self isn't the whole self."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: People, Self)

"London is a small place, and it is very incestuous. People know where you live. Everybody is sort of on top of each other."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: People, London)

"Life gives you enough hard knocks so it's unlikely you'll stay that sure of yourself."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life)

"Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person. It's all legend, it is all rumor."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Rumor, Shakespeare)

"In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Books, Journey)

"One room is always enough for one person. Two rooms is not enough for two people. That is one of the conundrums in life."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life, People)

"If we make anything that lasts, it outlives us."
- Jeanette Winterson
"I'm not a quitter."
- Jeanette Winterson
"I wanted to write a new fable and see how many rules you could break."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Rules)

"I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Character, Confusion)

"I wanted to cause trouble, but I know now it stays with you."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Cause, Now, Trouble)

"I think we still believe that ambition is for boys."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Ambition, Boys)

"I think people deceive themselves about themselves, particularly as they get older."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: People)

"I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously."
- Jeanette Winterson
"It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: HusbArtist, Woman)

"We shall all die, and our lives will be irrelevant then."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Will)

"Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Being, Listening, Writers)

"With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Behavior)

"Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn't matter to me."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: God, Cosmos, Mystery, Want)

"When it is time to get to work, I go away completely and don't do anything except the work. And that can be 16 hours a day."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Time, Work, Day)

"Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Will)

"Naked is the best disguise."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Disguise)

"What you risk reveals what you value."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Risk, Value)

"To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life, Risk)

"To create a past that seemed authentic but would be a fiction, you need an invented language."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Fiction, Language, Past)

"They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?"
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Wonder, World)

"There are so many separate selves; no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that."
- Jeanette Winterson
"The work that lasts over time is the work which still speaks to us when all contemporary interest in that work is extinct."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Time, Work, Interest)

"The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Home, Danger)

"Quest is at the heart of what I do-the holy grail, and the terror that you'll never find it, seemed a perfect metaphor for life."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life, Heart, Metaphor, Quest, Terror)

"Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Experience, Years)

"What's invisible to us is also crucial for our own well-being."
- Jeanette Winterson
"All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times."
- John Woolman
(Related: Time, Leisure, Parents, Pretty, Winter)

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show."
- Andrew Wyeth
(Related: Winter)

"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away."
- Zhuangzi
(Related: Autumn, Opinions, Winter)