This is the second installment in our twelve-part A year Outstanding series, where we share quotes, affirmations, and interesting facts to inspire your outstanding inner self every month of the year.
Despite being the shortest month of the year, February is a month rife with significance. It’s home to Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and American Heart Month, it’s the only month that changes in length depending on the year, and it is the last continuous month of the winter season before March brings us into spring.
Here are some quotes, affirmations, and facts about February to help connect you to this beautiful time of year.
Funny Quotes About February
Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January. — Jim Gaffigan
February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March. — J.R. Stockton
February is just plain malicious. It knows your defenses are down. — Katherine Paterson
February—the month of love..?!! No wonder the shortest one in the calendar. ― Dinesh Kumar Biran
February is the shortest month, so if you’re having a miserable month, try to schedule it for February. ― Lemony Snickett
The great grey beast February had eaten Harvey Swick alive. ― Clive Barker
Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises. — Charmaine J Forde
Why does February feel like one big Tuesday? ― Todd Stocker
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
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 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
Quotes About February’s Gloomy Weather
February is the border between winter and spring. ― Terri Guillemets
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
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
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
January cold and desolate; February dripping wet. ― Christina Giorgina Rossetti
Thick February mists cling heavily to the dead earth and to each leafless tree. ― Emma Lazarus
February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again. ― Sara Coleridge
February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer. ― Shirley Jackson
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
On the wind in February, snowflakes float still. Half inclined to turn to rain, nipping, dripping, chill. ― Christina Georgina Rossetti
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
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
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 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
Quotes About Winter Ending in February
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
There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming summer. ― Gertrude Jekyll
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
February makes a bridge and March breaks it. ― Witts Recreations
Along about the beginning of February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer, I caught one of those colds which last for two days in the children and two weeks with me. — Shirley Jackson
Quotes About The Shortest Month Of The Year
February is short and very sweet. ― Charmaine J Forde
Even though February was the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seemed like the longest. ― J.D. Robb
February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March. ― J.R. Stockton
Quotes About Love and Valentine’s Day in February
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
Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises. ― Charmaine J. Forde
The only bubble in the flat champagne of February is Valentine’s Day. It was no accident that our ancestors pinned Valentine’s Day on February’s shirt: he or she lucky enough to have a lover in frigid, antsy February has cause for celebration, indeed. — Tom Robbins
One of the major dangers of being alone in February is the tendency to dwell on past relationships. Whether you’re daydreaming about that ‘one that got away,’ or you’re recalling the fairy tale date you went on last Valentine’s Day, romanticizing the past isn’t helpful—nor accurate. Amy Morin
February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day. — Randeep Hooda
Poetry About February
February, a form pale-vestured, wildly fair. One of the North Wind’s daughters with icicles in her hair. ― Edgar Fawcett
The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within. ― William C. Bryant
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
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
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
In February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret. ― Patience Strong
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
Colour purple. Dream burning, February’s sea. ― Sadayo Takizawa
February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure. ― Gladys Hasty Carrol
February. Take ink and weep, write February as you’re sobbing, while black Spring burns deep through the slush and throbbing. — Boris Pasternak
In February’s dark we watched the stars. Explode until day break. — Laura Veirs
February, fill the dyke With what thou dost like. — Thomas Tusser
February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure. — Gladys Hasty Carroll
Interesting Facts About February
February is the shortest month of the year.
February is the only month of the year that is one day longer on leap years.
February is the third and final full month of winter in the Northern Hemisphere (and summer in the Southern Hemisphere).
As a result of its shortness, February is the only month that can pass without having a single full moon.
In the US, February is both Black History Month and American Heart Month.
Despite it’s modest length, February is jam-packed with holidays, including Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and even Groundhog Day.
Astrologically, people born in February are either Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18) or Pisces (Feb 19 to Mar 20).
February’s birthstone is Amethyst.