Winter (/ˈwɪntər/ WIN-tər) is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.

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Famous quotes containing the word winter:

    O Westmoreland, thou art a summer bird,
    Which ever in the haunch of winter sings
    The lifting up of day.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    And in spite of all the dishonour,
    The broken standards, the broken lives,
    The broken faith in one place or another,
    here was something left that was more than the tales
    Of old men on winter evenings.
    Only the faith could have done what was good of it....
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Yet still the miracles
    Exhume in each face
    Strong silken seed,
    That to the static
    Gold winter sun throws back
    Endless and cloudless pride.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)