Cryptoquote Solved – 12/03/22

Terri Guillemets - Phoenix, Arizona | about.me

The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.”   —   Terri Guillemets

(I’m not really sure if Terri initiated this quote.  The internet says that she is a “quotation anthologist”, and that she collects quotes.  Regardless, this is a wonderful quote.  I’ve never seen a quote from Ms. Guillemets at the Cryptoquote before today.  So, we welcome Terri Guillemets to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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4 Responses to “Cryptoquote Solved – 12/03/22”


  1. 1 Terri December 4, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Good morning. I am the author. I had no idea that I was quoted for this until a few newspaper readers emailed me about it. I’d never seen the Cryptoquote before so did a web search and found this page first and then the USA Today page. (They got the quote a bit off — it’s actually “The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.” It’s from something I wrote in 2007.) But I’m flattered nonetheless. And thank you for your nice blog post. Yes, I am indeed a quotation anthologist; my collection lives at http://www.quotegarden.com. Have a wonderful day!

  2. 2 unclerave December 4, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Wow, Terri! I’ve been posting these for quite some time now, and you might be the second author who has written to the blog! We also had someone who said that a relative of theirs was the author of a quote. A lot of the quotes that we see are a little off from the original. I think that this just means that you’ve really made it!

    Thank you for your nice comment. Best of luck with your anthology!

    — YUR

  3. 3 hal+odom+jr December 4, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Very flattering to hear from the author herself! The Cryp editors frequently *edit* the quotes, slightly, but the idea of flowers coloring springtime came right through, vividly!

  4. 4 unclerave December 5, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Attaboy, hal. — YUR


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