20 Snow Quotes To Help You Find Beauty In Any Blizzard — Including Winter Storm Juno

If I could say one thing to the Blizzard of 2015 hurtling its way toward the Northeast, it would be this: GTFO. Which is maybe not the most eloquent way to phrase my feelings toward the monster storm/impending doom headed our way, but that's why I've also rounded up a few clever snow quotes that do a much better job of summing up all the feelings flurries of snowflakes tend to evoke. Because guys? Apparently there are people in this world — people in this world who have gone on to do incredible things, write inspiring pieces of literature, and contribute to humanity in ways I can only hope to one day emulate — who don't think the snow is such a terrible thing. Seth Rogen, for instance, a man whose offbeat, bumbling comedy I've come to admire, has even said (and I quote), "I love cold weather," which at first I thought had to be one of his zany jokes, but now I see he's actually in surprisingly good company.

So in between stocking up on pizza bagels and wine and making sure I have enough stuff in my Netflix queue to last me for days should this blizzard decide to stick around, I'm also doing a little mental storm prep as well — by reading up on all that the greats have had to say about this natural wonder we call snow. Apparently, it's not so bad.

1. "The very fact of snow is such an amazement." — Roger Ebert

2. "The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love." — Margaret Atwood

3. "What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?" — John Steinbeck

4. "Snowing is an attempt of God to make the dirty world look clean." — Mehmet Murat Ildan

5. "A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." — Carl Reiner

6. "We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt." — Walter Scott

(Actually for me it's more like non-stop weeping the second it gets cold outside.)

7. "I drive a lot in the summertime, but after that, I don't drive if there's snow predicted for anywhere in 500 miles." — R.L. Stine

(Proof that this man is, in fact, a genius.)

8. “The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.” — E.E. Cummings

9. “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” — George R.R. Martin

10. “Thank goodness for the first snow. It was a reminder — no matter how old you became and how much you'd seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” — Candace Bushnell

11. "Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, nor time unmake what poets know." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. "Nature has no mercy at all. Nature say, 'I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.'" — Maya Angelou

13. "A year of snow, a year of plenty." — French proverb

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14. "Be like snow — cold, but beautiful." — Lana Del Rey

15. "The wind shows us how close to the edge we are." — Joan Didion

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16. "Bad weather always looks worse through a window." — Unknown

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17. "I like the cold weather. It means you get work done." — Noam Chomsky

18. "Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather." — Ilka Chase

19. "I spent a lot of my youth working outside in the elements, and I kind of revel in defeating tough weather." — Nick Offerman

20. "A snow day is only bad news if you forgot to run to the liquor store." — Unknown

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