It snowed all day long, fortunately it didn't stay on the road. It was very, very cold today. Fortunately, the wind was at my back. The terrain was rolly but not big hills. The first miles were like usual tough, but I felt quite good from there till the end of 10 miles.— Terry Fox
Bumbling First Snow quotations
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.
This work somehow awakened my dormant powers of will and I began to practice self-control. At first my resolutions faded like snow in April, but in a little while I conquered my weakness and felt a pleasure I never knew before - that of doing as I willed.
You have to be odd to be number one.
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.
You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist.
I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in Raleigh, first fallen snows. And I’m dying to meet the artist.
Only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
I am younger each year at the first snow.
When I see it, suddenly, in the air, all little and white and moving; then I am in love again and very young and I believe everything.
When I was a kid, my favourite time of the year when I was child was that magical first snowfall. I'd yell Yippee! Snow! and run up to the front door and shout You know the deal... You have to let me in now.
The snow had begun in the gloaming, and busily all the night had been heaping field and highway with a silence deep and white.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
All things with which we deal preach to us.
What is a farm but a mute gospel? The chaff and the wheat, weeds and plants, blight, rain, insects, sun,--it is a sacred emblem from the first furrow of spring to the last stack which the snow of winter overtakes in the fields.
The first time I ever saw snow skis was when I was 62 years old and that was 19 years ago and I'm still skiing. So, we'll be skiing with some very close friends of the Carter Center letting them know what the Carter Center is doing around the world. We have programs in over 65 countries.
I hear the sounds of melting snow outside my window every night and with the first faint scent of spring, I remember life exists
Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.
I see my way as birds their trackless way.
I shall arrive,- what time, what circuit first, I ask not; but unless God send his hail Or blinding fire-balls, sleet or stifling snow, In some time, his good time, I shall arrive: He guides me and the bird. In his good time.
In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.
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.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
I am younger each year at the first snow.
The sensual caress of waist deep cold smoke.
... glory in skiing virgin snow, in being the first to mark the powder with the signature of their run.
The sensation reminds him of the first snow of winter, for those first few hours when everything is blanketed in white, soft and quiet.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
Footprints in the snow have been unfailing provokers of sentiment ever since snow was first a white wonder in this drab-coloured world of ours.
Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss.
Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesson afterward.
I can't just go up to people standing in the snow at the German-Austrian border and ask them: "Are you an Islamist?" When people flee to us from war zones, we first have to help. But we also have to be quick to look very closely at who it is that is coming.
The first Disney movie I saw I think was 'Snow White.' I loved all the Disney princess movies.
Up rose the wild old winter-king, And shook his beard of snow;
"I hear the first young hard-bell ring, 'Tis time for me to go! Northward o'er the icy rocks, Northward o'er the sea, My daughter comes with sunny locks: This land's too warm for me!
To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.
From my experience, not one in twenty marries the first love;
we build statues of snow and weep to see them melt.
It's nice to have money, but the first thing I did with money was buy my father a snow-blower, because my job was to shovel snow, and I wasn't there to do it any more, so I was able to buy him a blower.
The snow, which had fallen quietly at first, was now pelting against the windowpanes, driven by a wicked wind; the storm was rapidly assuming proportions of a blizzard.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes.
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree was ridged inch deep with pearl.
And if there are no cars or planes, and if no one’s Uncle John is out in the wood lot west of town banging away at a quail or pheasant; if the only sound is the slow beat of your own heart, you can hear another sound, and that is the sound of life winding down to its cyclic close, waiting for the first winter snow to perform last rites.
To change your body you must first change your mind.
The first snow always startles. It covers the tricycle in the driveway, turning its frame into an abstact sculpture that says: See how quickly yesterday turns into today.
The memories of long love gather like drifting snow, poignant as the mandarin ducks who float side by side in sleep.
Maddie took the top of her egg off. The hot bright yolk was like summer sun breaking through cloud. The first daffodil in the snow. A gold sovereign wrapped in a white silk handkerchief. She dipped her spoon in it and licked it.
Small, red, and upright he waited, gripping his new bookbag tight in one hand and touching a lucky penny inside his coat pocket with the other, while the first snows of winter floated down on his eyelashes and covered the branches around him and silenced all trace of the world.
That whole thing has been overstated by environmentalists.
First of all, what is it, rocks and snow? C'mon, what is that, you want that? Go to Canada my friend. Believe me, rocks and snow are overrated. I've seen otters - they look better covered in oil.