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Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." ...
by Robert Byrne

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."
- Robert Byrne

Related topics: Nature

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

Until you walk a mile in another man's moccasins you can't imagine the smell.
- Robert Byrne

 

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart
is through his stomach flunked geography.
- Robert Byrne

Getting caught is the mother of invention.
- Robert Byrne

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.
- Robert Byrne

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Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.
- Robert Byrne

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves
a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
- Robert Byrne

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book,
but many have tried while trying to write one.
- Robert Byrne

A promising young man should go into politics so that
he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
- Robert Byrne

Prejudices save time.
- Robert Byrne

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
- Robert Byrne

Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.
- Robert Byrne

Byrne's Law: In any electrical circuit,
appliances and wiring will burn out to protect fuses.
- Robert Byrne

Partying is such sweet sorrow.
- Robert Byrne

To err is human, to purr feline.
- Robert Byrne

One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas.
- Robert Byrne

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

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

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

As sure as the spring will follow the winter,
prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
- Bo Bennett

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

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

Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world.
He's very underrated.
- Ritchie Blackmore

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

I just like movies that somehow expose the world in
a way that's different than you imagine it.
- Alex 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

You may depend on it that the bunting,
emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter.
- Gilbert White

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

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
- Edgar Winter

I had slumps that lasted into the winter.
- Bob Uecker

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
- Hal Borland

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.
- Bob Seger

We need to drive like hell and get to the hills before the winter sets in.
- Steven Squyres

In seed time learn, in harvest teach,
in winter enjoy.
- William Blake

Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new
arena as a professional photographer.
- Janine Turner

For the first time in 15 years, Georgia this winter
has its electric power guaranteed without deficit.
This is a historic achievement.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

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

But I plan on dedicating specific training to track
this winter for the next racing season.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

You can't get too much winter in the winter.
- Robert Frost

In summer winter rain or sun, it's good to be on horseback.
- Mike Oldfield

Winter in Maine is a time of alternating rest and frenzied activity.
- Tom Allen

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

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

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

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.
- John A. Logan

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

Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
- Sinclair Lewis

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

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

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

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

Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it
occasioned a great deal of talk.
- Bill Nye

While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
- Tom Allen

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

In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter
the welcome and the worship it should have.
- Tom Allen

By the winter of 1945-1946, the Russian peoples were
being warned of the dangers from the West.
- Carroll Quigley

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

And finally Winter, with its bitin',
whinin' wind,
and all the land will be mantled with snow.
- Roy Bean

There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball.
- Bill Veeck

The bottom line is, winter navigation on the Seaway is a bad idea.
- John M. McHugh

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

During the winter my attention was attracted to the
changes in the stars and planets in the sky.
- Paul Nurse


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