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57 Snowflake Quotes That Speak of Beauty, Wisdom, and Originality

Dayna Remus
Nov 27, 2022
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Snowflakes elicit a sense of peace, remind us of winter and, for some, Christmas, and are synonymous with the idea that being different is powerful. Read the following 58 quotes about the beauty and wisdom that snowflakes possess.

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There are six types of snowflakes—lacy, needle, dendrite, stars, column, and capped column. However, as is common knowledge, even within these categories, no two snowflakes are the same. Of course, writers and artists love this.

Speaking of uniqueness, difference and non-conformity run through all the arts using the imagery and symbolism of the snowflake. This idea is even embedded into Western culture, with some, for example, referring to millennials as "special snowflakes" to mock their alleged view of themselves as distinctive and exceptional.

These clusters of crystals symbolize many other things, such as the beginning of winter or beauty in and of itself. Read these 58 quotes about snowflakes to find out how this one gorgeous part of nature can mean so much.

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 William Hamilton Gibson's quote: "Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem." | Image: AmoDays

William Hamilton Gibson's quote: "Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem." | Image: AmoDays

Poetic Snowflake Quotes

"The universe is in the habit of making beauty. There are flowers and songs, snowflakes and smiles, acts of great courage, laughter between friends, a job well done, the smell of fresh baked bread. Beauty is everywhere." — Matthew Fox

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"I wish I could press snowflakes in a book like flowers." — James Schuyler

"Snowflakes are pretty patterns etched in water's dreams." — Anthony T. Hincks

"The snow is sparkling like a million little suns." — Lama Willa Miller

"Some of nature's most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake." — Rachel Carson

 Henry David Thoreau’s quote: "Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand." | Image: AmoDays

Henry David Thoreau’s quote: "Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand." | Image: AmoDays

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"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

"My life is a crystal teardrop. There are snowflakes falling in the teardrop and little figures trudging in slow motion." — Joan Baez

"Every moment of life mattered. Even the perfect snowflake that alighted on his palm and melted in seconds." — Kristen Britain

"The cause of the six-sided shape of a snowflake is none other than that of the ordered shapes of plants and of numerical constants; and since in them nothing occurs without supreme reason-not, to be sure, such as discursive reasoning discovers, but such as existed from the first in the Creators' design and is preserved from that origin to this day in the wonderful nature of animal faculties, I do not believe that even in a snowflake this ordered pattern exists at random." — Johannes Kepler

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"She was spirit and presence, as rare and brilliant as snowflakes in sunlight, and he could not bring himself to harm her." — Shana Abe

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote: "I do not wonder at a snowflake, a shell, a summer landscape, or the glory of the stars; but at the necessity of beauty under which the universe lies." | Image: AmoDays

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote: "I do not wonder at a snowflake, a shell, a summer landscape, or the glory of the stars; but at the necessity of beauty under which the universe lies." | Image: AmoDays

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"Breathin' in snowflakes." — Ed Sheeran

"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design, and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind." — Wilson Bentley

"Catching snowflakes on your tongue brings you back to childhood." — Laynni Locke

"Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem." — William Hamilton Gibson

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"Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand." — Henry David Thoreau

Shana Abe’s quote: "She was spirit and presence, as rare and brilliant as snowflakes in sunlight, and he could not bring himself to harm her." | Image: AmoDays

Shana Abe’s quote: "She was spirit and presence, as rare and brilliant as snowflakes in sunlight, and he could not bring himself to harm her." | Image: AmoDays

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"It's so fascinating to think about how each snowflake is completely individual—there are millions and millions of them, but each one is so unique." — Kate Bush

"I do not wonder at a snowflake, a shell, a summer landscape, or the glory of the stars; but at the necessity of beauty under which the universe lies." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakesevery form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man." — Orison Swett Marden

"Her touch was as soft as a snowflake falling onto my skin." — Jennifer Estep

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Snowflake Quotes on Uniqueness

Bethenny Frankel’s quote: "In life, no two days are the same for me. It's like a snowflake." | Image: AmoDays

Bethenny Frankel’s quote: "In life, no two days are the same for me. It's like a snowflake." | Image: AmoDays

"The snowflake charm, be as unique as a snowflake: embrace all your dimensions." — Viola Shipman

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"The present never ages. Each moment is like a snowflake, unique, unspoiled, unrepeatable, and can be appreciated in its surprisingness." — Gail Sheehy

"No human being is the same; we are like snowflakes, none of us are the same, but we are all cool." — Pharrell Williams

"Snowflakes fascinate me… Millions of them falling gently to the ground… And they say that no two of them are alike! Each one completely different from all the others… The last of the rugged individualists!" — Charles M. Schulz

"Please keep calling me a snowflake. I like being different than the next person. Every snowflake is unique." — Ed Krassenstei

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  Percy Miller’s quote: "With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven." | Image: AmoDays

Percy Miller’s quote: "With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven." | Image: AmoDays

"Each person's grief journey is unique as a fingerprint or a snowflake." — Earl A Grollman

"Lives are snowflakesforming patterns we have seen before, as like one another as peas in a pod, but still unique." — Neil Gaiman

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"A snowflake is another beautifully ordered example of what simple, natural meteorological processes can produce." — Lawrence M. Krauss.

"Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity." — Novala Takemoto

"Every one of you has a health that is unique and totally different from everybody else. Completely! Because we... are all like snowflakes." — Lewis Black

  Alice Childress’ quote: "Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice." | Image: AmoDays

Alice Childress’ quote: "Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice." | Image: AmoDays

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"Every snowflake is unique, yet they are each perfect." — Donald L. Hicks

"Didn't I realize that each of us is a sacred, unique snowflake of special unique specialness?" — Chuck Palahniuk

"In life, no two days are the same for me. It's like a snowflake." — Bethenny Frankel

"Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice." — Alice Childress

"With every falling flake, a unique spark of interest falls from heaven." — Percy Miller

  Donald L. Hicks’ quote: "Every snowflake is unique, yet they are each perfect." | Image: AmoDays

Donald L. Hicks’ quote: "Every snowflake is unique, yet they are each perfect." | Image: AmoDays

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"We're like snowflakes. Each of us is unique, but it's still pretty hard to tell us apart." — Tony Vigorito

"In life, no two days are the same for me. It's like a snowflake." — Bethenny Frankel

Amusing Snowflake Quotes

"Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty." — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"In real life, couples bond and war over a million different things. The causes of divorce are like beautiful, unique snowflakes." — Howard Mittelmark

 Terry Pratchett’s quote: "They say that there can never be two snowflakes that are exactly alike, but has anyone checked lately?" | Image: AmoDays

Terry Pratchett’s quote: "They say that there can never be two snowflakes that are exactly alike, but has anyone checked lately?" | Image: AmoDays

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"Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes; no two are exactly alike." — Graham Parker

"They say that there can never be two snowflakes that are exactly alike, but has anyone checked lately?" — Terry Pratchett

Wise Snowflake Quotes

"A flame may love a snowflake, but they can never be together without each harming the other." — Chris Colfer

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." — Vesta M. Kell

"I am not yours, nor lost in you, not lost, although I long to be. Lost as a candle lit at noon, lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still a spirit beautiful and bright, yet I am I, who long to be lost as a light is lost in light." — Sara Teasdale

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Chris Colfer’s quote: "A flame may love a snowflake, but they can never be together without each harming the other." | Image: AmoDays

Chris Colfer’s quote: "A flame may love a snowflake, but they can never be together without each harming the other." | Image: AmoDays

"We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand... and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late." — Marie Beynon Lyons Ray

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"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold." Aristotle

"No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place." — Zen Proverb

"Every avalanche begins with the movement of a single snowflake, and my hope is to move a snowflake." — Thomas Frey

"The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the avalanche." — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Leo Kennedy’s quote: "Time, like a snowflake, disappears while we're trying to decide what to do with it. The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." | Image: AmoDays

Leo Kennedy’s quote: "Time, like a snowflake, disappears while we're trying to decide what to do with it. The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." | Image: AmoDays

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"Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist." — Paula Gunn Allen

"You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else." — Chuck Palahniuk

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand—and melting like a snowflake." — Francis Bacon

"Time, like a snowflake, disappears while we're trying to decide what to do with it. The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." — Leo Kennedy

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 Vesta M. Kelly’s quote: "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." | Image: AmoDays

Vesta M. Kelly’s quote: "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." | Image: AmoDays

"Love is like a snowflake; it can come to you in any shape or size and from any direction." — Jennifer LeBlanc

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A White Shimmer of Snowflake Quotes

"When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old." — Lady Bird Johnson

"I was watching souls going down into the abyss as thick and fast as snowflakes falling in the winter mist." — Benedict Joseph Labre

"Whenever a snowflake leaves the sky, it turns and turns to say 'Good-by! Good-by, dear clouds, so cool and gray!' Then lightly travels on its way." — Mary Mapes Dodge

"The most delightful advantage of being bald—one can hear snowflakes." — R. G. Daniels

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Jennifer LeBlanc’s quote: "Love is like a snowflake; it can come to you in any shape or size and from any direction." | Image: AmoDays

Jennifer LeBlanc’s quote: "Love is like a snowflake; it can come to you in any shape or size and from any direction." | Image: AmoDays

From being unique, to love, time, and the use of humor, it's fascinating how one tiny piece of nature could be such a force within all of literature and art.

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Nature, in general, has been used to symbolize so much. For example, clichés include red roses for love, the sky for freedom, and flowers blooming for personal growth or new beginnings. Writers and artists do, however, continue to use these in their original or unique way.

Read these Neil Gaiman quotes if you want to dive even deeper into the world of writing and storytelling.

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