There is nothing quite like the feeling of the security and comfort of home, and of all the seasons, winter seems particularly suited for cozy moments. A warm fire, a fluffy blanket, the soft glow of candles, the company of friends and family — it all adds up to a cozy time.
Some call it “nesting” or “cocooning”; the Danish call it “hygge” (pronounced “hoo-gah”), a word that roughly translates as “coziness.” It’s the desire to create a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy with the people you love — the feeling of well-being you get from being in comfortable and peaceful surroundings.
These quotes about the joys of being cozy remind us that the hustle and bustle of everyday life may keep the world running, but home is where the heart is — and it’s often the best place to be.
But winter is the time for comfort and for friendship / For warmth and foodDame Edith Sitwell, poet
She did not need much, / wanted very little. / A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, / books to read, / sheltering arms, a cosy bed, / and to love and be loved in return.Starra Neely Blade, writer
Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.Pierce Brown, author
Surely everybody is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a winter fireside, candles at four o’clock, warm hearth rugs, tea, a fair teamaker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.Thomas De Quincey, essayist
Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.Jane Austen
I know how I like my house. I like it cute and cozy and a little funky, and I like it to feel lived in and worn, and I like the things inside of it to work. That's all.Glennon Doyle, writer
There is no problem on earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.Jasper Fforde, author
Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation — coming home again.Madeleine L’Engle, author
In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.Ben Aaronovitch, author
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.Anne Sullivan, teacher
I light a candle as the first thing I do when I come home after a day’s work. It sends me the message that it is time to dwell and relax.Marie Tourell Søderberg, author
A good home should gather you up in its arms like a warm cashmere blanket, soothe your hurt feelings, and prepare you to go back out into that big bad world tomorrow all ready to fight the dragons.Ina Garten, chef and author
I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings. I like to think before I speak (softly).Susan Cain, writer
It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.Sarah Addison Allen, author
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