"For she is a fair maiden, fairest lady of a house of queens. And yet I know not how I should speak of her. When I first looked on her and perceived her unhappiness, it seemed to me that I saw a white flower standing straight and proud, shapely as a lily, and yet knew that it was hard, as if wrought by elf-wrights out of steel. Or was it, maybe, a frost that had turned its sap to ice, and so it stood, bitter-sweet, still fair to see, but stricken, soon to fall and die?"
"The Winter Woman is as wild as a blizzard, as fresh as new snow. While some see her as cold, she has a fiery heart under that ice-queen exterior. She likes the stark simplicity of Japanese art and the daring complexity of Russian literature. She prefers sharp to flowing lines, brooding to pouting, and rock and roll to country and western. Her drink is vodka, her car is German, her analgesic is Advil. The Winter Woman likes her men weak and her coffee strong. She is prone to anemia, hysteria, and suicide."
"I'm so hot for her, I'm so hot for her
I'm so hot for her and she's so cold
I'm so hot for her, I'm on fire for her
I'm so hot for her and she's so cold"
— The Rolling Stones, "She's So Cold"
You're as cold as ice
You're willing to sacrifice our love.
You never take advice
But somebody you'll pay the price, I know.
I've seen it before, it happens all the time
You're closing the door, you leave the world behind.
You're digging for good, you're throwing away
A fortune in feelings, but someday you'll pay.
—Foreigner, "Cold as Ice"
Remember the blizzard, back in Manhattan
They say that traffic was tied up
And folks were in a fix
That's the story that went around
But here's the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Mame gave a chump such an ice-cold "No"
For seven days they shoveled snow
"I remember her. She bumped into the Titanic once and sank it!"
Night... silent night
Snow on the roof
My breath turned to ice
My mind was aloof
— "I Dined With The Swans", by The Vision Bleak
What I mean is, all I need is,
Just a little emotion
Cause all I see is you not feeling
And you're giving me nothing nice
I tried to do you right, why'd you have to go and turn to ice
— "Ice" by Lights