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February Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

"February Quotes" refers to a collection of insightful and inspirational sayings that capture the essence and significance of the month of February. These quotes often touch upon themes such as love, change, growth, and the passage of time.

They serve as reminders to embrace the beauty in the present moment, cherish relationships, and remain resilient in the face of challenges. Whether they evoke feelings of warmth, motivation, or reflection, "February Quotes" aim to provide a source of inspiration and contemplation during this particular month of the year.

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February Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

“February the month of love?!! No wonder the shortest one in the calendar.” - Dinesh Kumar Biran

February is usually the shortest month in the calendar, but this has not always been the case. In ancient Greece and Rome, February was considered the most romantic month because of all of the love festivals that took place during that time. Today, many people believe that February is the month of love because of all of the Valentine's Day celebrations that take place during that month.

“February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again.” - Sara Coleridge

February brings the rain, and thaws the frozen lake again. Although it might not seem like it at first, the winter season is slowly coming to an end. The cold weather can be bothersome, but with some patience and perseverance, hopefully spring will soon arrive.

“I had it figured out that the reason God made February short a few days was because he knew that by the time people came to the end of it they would die if they had to stand one more blasted day.” - Katherine Paterson

February is short because God knows that by the time people come to the end of it, they will die if they have to stand one more blasted day. He also knew that by making it shorter, people would appreciate it more and be more grateful for what little time they had left.

“The bitter winds in February were sometimes called the First East Winds, but the longing for spring somehow made them seem more piercing.” - Eiji Yoshikawa

The winter in the northeast United States is long and hard. The bitter winds that blow in February are sometimes called the First East Winds, but the longing for spring somehow makes them seem more piercing. The cold temperatures can't take away people's desire to be warm and cozy, though. They just remind everyone how close spring is.

“You may be born in the shortest month, but you sure celebrate a long, happy birthday in February!” – Unknown

You may be born in the shortest month, but you sure celebrate a long, happy birthday in February! For most people, February is a time to reflect on the past year and set new goals for the coming year. Birthdays are also a time to get together with friends and family and enjoy each other's company.

“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming summer.” - Gertrude Jekyll

February is always a month of anticipation for many. This is due to the fact that in February, the weather starts to change and the summer smells are in the air. This is due to warmer temperatures and sunshine. This year, people are particularly looking forward to the summer because it is predicted to be hot and humid.

“In February air. Please don’t lose hold of me out there.” – Unknown

February is a month that can be pretty rough for those who are trying to stay healthy. The cold weather and lack of sunlight can make it hard to stay active, and there's the added stress of staying organized during the workweek. But, no matter how bad it feels, don't lose hold of yourself out there. There are ways to keep yourself healthy and comfortable no matter what the weather is like.

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.” - William C. Bryant

The month of February is a time for celebration and joy. The sun shines brightly and constantly, warming everything and giving life to plants. Flowers bloom and trees leaf out, displaying their new colors. This glorious season is a time to appreciate the small things in life and to be happy.

“The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism, but February… Spring is too far away to comfort even by anticipation, and winter long ago lost the charm of novelty. This is the very three a.m. of the calendar.” - Joseph Wood Krutch

The New England winter is long and dreary, with little to relieve the tedium of days spent indoors. For those who can't bear the thought of another month of frosty weather, there is always the promise of warmer weather on the horizon. However, that hope may be for naught as February Spring approaches and then quickly fades away. Winter may be a necessary part of life in New England, but it is far from enjoyable.

February Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

“The day and time itself, late afternoon in early February, was there a moment of the year better suited for despair?” - Alice McDermott

Late afternoon in early February is a time when many people feel despair. It's the middle of winter, and most people are stuck inside. The sun has been gone for hours, and there's not much to do. This is a good time to feel sad, because it's the kind of feeling that sticks with you.

“In the gloomy month of February, the Deserts of Arabia are not more dreary and inhospitable than the streets of London at such a time.” - Washington Irving

February is perhaps the gloomiest month of the year, and if you're looking for a bleak landscape to explore, you need to look no further than the deserts of Arabia. Although it's not necessarily more inhospitable than London in February, the desert climate can be very harsh and unforgiving. If you're planning a trip to this region, be prepared for extreme temperatures and very low humidity levels.

“I used to try to decide which was the worst month of the year. In the winter I would choose February.” - Katherine Paterson

In the winter, we would choose February as the worst month of the year. This was because it was always so cold and dreary outside. And then there was the fact that there was always so much snow on the ground. In the summer, things were a little better, but September was still pretty bad. That's because it was always so hot and humid. And finally, October. October was always such a mess.

“Late February days; and now, at last, Might you have thought that winter’s woe was past; So fair the sky was and so soft the air.” - William Morris

February is a month that often brings mixed emotions for many people. On the one hand, it is a time of hope and anticipation as the New Year approaches. However, on the other hand, February can also be a time of sadness and loneliness as winter begins to wear on. Regardless of how you feel about February, there's no denying that this month has a lot to offer.

“January cold and desolate; February dripping wet.” - Christina Giorgina Rossetti

January was a cold and desolate month while February was dripping wet. Although the temperature has slowly been on the rise recently, January proved to be a tough month with below average temperatures. Despite this, there have been some exciting events that have taken place including the first snowfall of the year.

“Terrible, creepy, dark February weather I remember, and the worst, most frightening days of my life.” - 

Sebastian Barry

Once every year, for about two weeks, the temperature in our area drops below freezing. It's cold enough that the ice on the roads can break and cause accidents. And even though we have heaters, it's still really cold inside. In fact, some days it feels like you can't move your arms or legs because of how cold it is. This is February, and this year's weather has been really terrible.

“Thick February mists cling heavily to the dead earth and to each leafless tree.” - Emma Lazarus

February is a time for reflection, for looking back on the past year and setting resolutions for the coming one. For some, this means cleaning out the garage; for others, it might mean writing a novel. For most people, though, February is also a time to be cold and wet. The thick mists that cling to the earth and to each leafless tree are a reminder that winter is still with us.

“On the wind in February, snowflakes float still. Half inclined to turn to rain, nipping, dripping, chill.” - Christina Georgina Rossetti

February brings the wind. February brings the snow. And February, in particular, brings the chance of a rainstorm. But while the snowflakes may be inclined to turn to rain, they often cling to the air for dear life - and nip, drip, and chill us to our cores.

“February is short and very sweet” - Charmaine J Forde

February is short but sweet. The days are shorter and the nights are colder, but the skies are bluer and the air smells sweeter. There's a nip in the air that reminds you to bundle up, but it's really only for a few weeks. Spring is just around the corner!

“February is a suitable month for dying. Everything around is dead, the trees black and frozen so that the appearance of green shoots two months hence seems preposterous, the ground hard and cold, the snow dirty, the winter hateful, hanging on too long.” - 

Anna Quindlen

In February, there is a certain peace and calm that can be found only in the aftermath of death. The barrenness of the landscape forces people to confront their mortality head-on, tending to prepare them for what lies ahead.

February Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer.” - V. Sackville-West

The shortest day of the year has passed, and with that comes the promise of longer days ahead. This is something to look forward to, even though January and February may bring with them some nasty weather.

“We may owe our observance of Valentine’s Day to the Roman celebration of Lupercalia, a festival of eroticism that honored Juno Februata, the goddess of “feverish” (febris) love. Annually, on the ides of February, love notes or “billets” would be drawn to partner men and women for feasting and sexual game playing.” - Saint Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14th throughout the world. The holiday likely originated from the Roman celebration of Lupercalia, a festival of eroticism that honored Juno Februata, the goddess of feverish love. During Lupercalia, youths would run around frenziedly naked in hopes of being chosen by Junos to be her lover. The holiday eventually spread to all of Europe and eventually became known as Valentine's Day.

“Welcome February and appreciate all that we have.” – Unknown

Welcome to February, a month that is full of love, happiness, and appreciation. This month we are celebrated for all that we have and all that we will be. We are reminded to enjoy the small moments and appreciate life's simple pleasures.

“Cold and snowy February does seem slow and trying, very. Still, a month made gay by Cupid never could be wholly stupid.” - Louise Bennett Weaver

February seems like it's dragging by for most people, but to those in the know, it's full of love and happiness. The month is known for being cold and snowy, but that doesn't stop Cupid from bringing happiness into everyone's lives. Even when things seem slow and very trying, love always manages to shine through.

“Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises”. - Charmaine J. Forde

February is a short month, but it's filled with lots of love and sweet surprises. Some people love Valentine's Day because of all the love and affection shown, but others enjoy February for its simple sweetness. Whether you're single or in a relationship, there are plenty of things to do in February to show your loved one how much you care.

“Hello, February! Thank you for coming, and thank you for making your stay a bit shorter than other months.” – Unknown

February is shorter than other months in the year, but that doesn't mean it isn't busy. The month kicks off with Valentine's Day, a day to celebrate love and affection. February also sees the start of springtime, which means flowers will be in bloom and trees will be starting to grow. There are many festivals and events happening in February, so make sure to check out the calendar to see what's happening near you.

“Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it’s strawberry season shortcake, waffles, berries, and cream will be penciled on the coffeeshop menus.” - Gail Mazur

February is the month of love, and for many, it heralds the arrival of spring. Unfortunately, for those of us in the Northeast United States, this may not be the case. Late February and early March are usually quite warm and balmy, with snowdrops and crocuses fooled into early blooming. However, this illusion will soon be shattered by a blizzard, which will quickly freeze these delicate flowers and hasten their demise.

“How come February is so beautiful?” – Unknown

February is one of the most beautiful months of the year. It's typically cold, but there's a lot of sunshine and snow isn't as common. There are a lot of things to enjoy during February, like going out for walks, celebrating special events, and spending time with loved ones.

“February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day.” - Randeep Hooda

February is the month of love, right? Wrong. February is a marketing gimmick. Love happens every day. People fall in love all the time in February, whether it's because of Valentine's Day or because it's just a special time of year. In fact, February is one of the most romantic months according to studies. So forget about all the lovey-dovey commercials and focus on what's really important: spending time with the people you care about.

“I love listening to lullaby in February rather than grooving over romantic songs.” – Unknown

Lullaby is a term that can be used to describe any type of music that is calming and soothing. This month, many people might feel more inclined to listen to lullabies than songs that are typically considered romantic. There are many reasons for this, and one of them is probably the colder weather. Lullabies tend to be warmer and more comforting than cold songs, which can help people relax during this time of the year.

“Today is the first of February, snowy, brilliant, but dripping with the sound of spring wherever the sun lies warm, and calling with the heart of spring yonder where the crows are assembling. There is spring in the talk of the chickadees outside my window, and in the cheerful bluster of a red squirrel in the hickory.” - Dallas Lore Sharp

This morning, the first of February, is a cold and snowy day. However, it's also bright and cheerful, because spring is just around the corner. If you live in a warm location, you can feel the warmth radiating from the sun. If you live in a colder location, you can see the snowflakes falling. The sound of spring is everywhere, even in places where it's not physically present yet.

“Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what’s the matter? That you have such a February face so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” - William Shakespeare

Benedick is having a difficult day. The cold, the rain, and the clouds are all making his face look stormy and cloudy. He doesn't know what's wrong, but he thinks something must be wrong if his face is looking like this.

“No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February.” - 

Suze Orman

January is the month many people make resolutions to improve their financial situation. However, most of these resolutions are abandoned by February. Financial fitness is not a one-time event, it takes consistent effort and practice over time.

“When God was making the months I think February was a mistake, like a burp. There it was, small, dark, and prickly. It had absolutely no redeeming qualities.” - Shannon Wiersbitzky

February is the shortest month and also the most prickly. Some say it was a mistake, like a burp, because there are no redeeming qualities to this month. Others find its quirks endearing. Whichever side you take, February is sure to bring out your personality traits in full force.

“February is the border between winter and spring.” - Terri Guillemets

February is the border between winter and spring. The days start to get longer and the temperatures start to rise. Flowers start to bloom and trees start to put on their new leaves. This month is also a time when people celebrate St. Valentine's Day.

“Even though February was the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seemed like the longest.” - J.D. Robb

February was the shortest month of the year, but sometimes it seemed like the longest. The month was filled with snow, rain, and sleet, which made for difficult driving and walking. February also had the most daylight hours of the year, which made for longer days. Despite the challenges posed by February, some people enjoyed the shorter month because there was less hustle and bustle.

“Colour purple. Dream burning, February’s sea.” - Sadayo Takizawa

Purple is one of the most unique and striking colors. It is often associated with royalty, magic, and mystery. Some say that purple symbolizes the heart and soul, while others believe that it has healing properties. Whatever the reason, there's no denying that purple is one of the most beautiful colors in the world.

“February, a form pale-vestured, wildly fair. One of the North Wind’s daughters with icicles in her hair.” 

- Edgar Fawcett

 The month is cold and often blustery, but the bright colors and festive spirit make up for it. From coast to coast, people celebrate February by wearing bright colors and celebrating love and friendship.

“February, bending from Heaven. In azure mirth, it kissed the forehead of the Earth and smiled upon the silent sea, and bade the frozen streams be free, and waked to music all their fountains, and breathed upon the frozen mountains.” - Percy Bysshe Shelley

February is a month of love, laughter, and happiness. It brings the warmth of the sun and the promise of springtime. It's also a month when people bend from Heaven to touch our lives in a small way. In this month, we are blessed with memories that make us smile, new friends, and miracles that bring us hope.

“My life in February becomes amazing, no date, no valentines, no spouse, no bae, just discounted chocolates and me.” – Unknown

If you are single and love chocolate, then February is the month for you! That's because chocolates go on sale in February. And if that's not enough to make your life amazing, consider that Valentine's Day and other dates associated with relationships are not in February. So you can celebrate those special moments without any complicated feelings.

“Freezing cold winds, biting chills, and white snow fluffed hills Valentine’s day, oh how gay! Presidents’ Day is coming our way. February, sweet and small, the greatest month of all.” - Eric Lies

Valentine's Day is one of the most romantic days of the year. However, it can also be bitterly cold and windy. In fact, some parts of the country have seen dangerously cold temperatures and even blizzard conditions.

“February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure.” - Gladys Hasty Carrol

February is an unpredictable month. At one moment it can be bright and cheerful, full of hope for the future; the next, it can be dark and filled with anxiety. In between, there are all sorts of shades in between. This is because nothing is sure in February. That is why it is called the uncertain month. There are many things that can happen in February that we cannot predict.

“Probably more pests can be controlled in an armchair in front of a February fire with a garden notebook and a seed catalog that can ever be knocked out in hand-to-hand combat in the garden.”  - Neely Turner

Gardening can be a great way to get exercise, and it can also be a great way to learn about plants and their care. There are many pests that gardeners need to be aware of, but with the right knowledge and some common-sense precautions, most garden pests can be controlled without risking too much damage.

“February is for curmudgeons, whinge-bags, and misanthropes. You can’t begrudge us one month of the year or blame us for being even crabbier, it’s so short. There is nothing good about it, which is why it’s so great.” - Lionel Shriver

February is the shortest month of the year, and for some people it's also the most irritating. It's cold, it's wet, and people are rude. But there's nothing good about February, which is why we're grumpy all the time.

“While reflecting on past relationships and learning from them can be helpful, February isn’t the best time to try and gain insight.” - Amy Morin

There is no doubt that reflection on past relationships can be helpful when it comes to gaining insights into how we interact and how our relationships work. However, February is not the best time to try and gain this insight. In fact, many people find that they are not in a good place emotionally due to their past relationships.

“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be well, January.” - Jim Gaffigan

Valentine's Day is the day we celebrate love and affection. Without it, February would be well...January. The holiday originated in the Middle Ages as a way to remind couples to marry before the end of the month. Today, Valentine's Day is celebrated by exchanging gifts, dining out, and going on romantic dates.

“Hello, February! Bring love and happiness in our lives.” – Unknown

Hello, February! Bring love and happiness into our lives. This month, focus on cherishing the relationships in your life. Whether you're looking to strengthen existing bonds or make new ones, February is a great month to do so. Be kind and loving to those around you, and keep your thoughts and prayers with those who are struggling. Additionally, make some resolutions that will help you feel more fulfilled and contented in your life.

“February came like this. She’s marching with her friend called April. May you never look like it June and July, oh mama.” – Unknown

February marched with her friend called April. She was determined to never look like it June and July, oh mama. The summer months were scorching, but February didn't let that stop her from marching in solidarity with her friend April. She enjoyed the heatwave while it lasted, and when September rolled around, she knew it was time to head back to school.

“February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.” - Shirley Jackson

February is a month that can feel endless. The days are cold, the nights are long, and there's a lack of sunlight. It's easy to feel like summer has already passed by. But if you take the time to remember all of the good times summer brought, February can be a lot more enjoyable.

“Why does February feel like one big Tuesday?” - Todd Stocker

February is one of the shortest months of the year, and it feels like it. The weather is generally mild, and there isn't a lot of daylight. This can make it feel like one big Tuesday. There are also a lot of events that happen in February, including Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day.

“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.” - Linda Ellerbee

In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, people find themselves huddled around their warmth. Whether by choice or necessity, humans have been socializing for centuries. Even in the harshest climates, community is essential to survival. This is especially true during February, when the temperatures can dip below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Despite the frigid temperatures, communities come together to celebrate love and friendship.

“While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.” - Patience Strong

While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch, ready to pounce on winter and drag her kicking and screaming into the sunshine. Flowers are emerging from the cold ground, songbirds are starting to sing, and sap is seeping from the trees in an attempt to restart life. All around us, nature is stirring and preparing for a new year.

“February makes a bridge and March breaks it.” - Witts Recreations

February is a bridge and March is a breaker. It's the time of year when things start to change, and sometimes that change can be sudden and unexpected. In February, the weather starts to warm up, and people start getting out more. This means that there are more events and opportunities to meet new people. March, on the other hand, is typically when things start to break. This includes things like relationships, agreements, and even ice cream sales!

“A small bird twitters on a leafless spray, across the snow-waste, breaks a gleam of gold. What token can I give my friend today? But February blossoms, pure and cold? Frail gifts from Nature’s half-reluctant hand. I see the signs of spring about the land. These chill snowdrops, fresh from wintry bowers are the forerunners of a world of flowers.” - Sarah Doudney

When the snow melts and the first crocuses peek through the ice, it's time to think about giving gifts to friends. But what can you give when there are no flowers in bloom? Maybe a token of appreciation from nature, like a small bird perched on a leafless spray across a snow globe. February blossoms, but they're frail gifts from Nature's half-hearted attempt at spring.

“In February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret.” - Patience Strong

February is a month of hope and new beginnings. For those who are feeling down, this is the perfect month to look for the good in everything. There are always new opportunities to be taken advantage of, and there are people and events that offer happiness and joy. This is a month to be optimistic and hopeful for the future.

“The word February is believed to have derived from the name ‘Februa’ taken from the Roman ‘Festival of Purification’. The root ‘februo’ meaning to ‘I purify by sacrifice’. As part of the seasonal calendar, February is the time of the ‘Ice Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs, and the period is described as the ‘Moon of the Dark Red Calf’ by Black Elk. February has also been known as ‘Sprout-kale’ by the Anglo-Saxons in relation to the time the kale and cabbage were edible.” - Mystical WWW

The word February is believed to have derived from the name Februa taken from the Roman Festival of Purification. The root februo means to purify by sacrifice. As part of the seasonal celebrations around the world, people celebrate the festival of Purification by sacrificing things like animals or wine.

“We may not find so many February lovers, but we can find all the lovers in February.” – Unknown

February is a month that many people find difficult to love. The weather can be cold, the days are short, and there's not much sunlight. However, in February we can find all the lovers in the world. This is because February is the month when love is born again.

“Even winter, the hardest season, the most implacable, dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself.”- Clive Barker

February is the month of love, new beginnings and hope. For most people, it is also the month when they start to prepare for the warmer months to come. For some, February is a time to reflect on the past year and all that has transpired. For others, it is a time to look forward to what the future may hold. Regardless of what February means to you, there is one thing that all people can agree on- dreams are alive and well in February.

“It must be terrible to bury someone you love in early May… Or in September or at Christmas. It must be terrible at Christmas. February is a suitable month for dying. Everything around is dead, the trees black and frozen so that the appearance of green shoots two months hence seems preposterous, the ground hard and cold, the snow dirty, the winter hateful, hanging on too long.” - Anna Quindlen

It must be terrible to bury someone you love in early May in September or at Christmas. February is a suitable month for dying. Everything around is dead, the trees are barren, and the sky is bleak. Even the birds are hibernating. It's a fitting time to say goodbye and bury someone you care about.

“February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.” - J.R. Stockton

February is a short month, consisting of only 28 days. This means that it is only long enough to pass the time until March. However, February is not a small month. In fact, it has a lot of events and activities that people can do. People can visit different places, go on different trips, or just spend time with friends. There are also many things that people can do online such as shop, watch videos, and read articles.

“The great grey beast February had eaten Harvey Swick alive.” - Clive Barker

Harvey Swick, a large grey creature, had been seen in the area for months before February ate him. Residents of the area say they've seen this beast before and it's always eating something. Some think that it's some kind of big animal, others say it's a demon. No one knows for sure what it is or where it came from, but everyone is scared of it.

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