Asda and flower designer Joseph Massie created a living floral billboard allowing Londoners to take a single red rose for their Valentine at Victoria Station on Feb. 13, 2015. Getty Images

February is upon us, and it's due to be a packed month. With the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras quickly approaching, you need to shake off the winter blues fast and get ready to celebrate.

The name "February" comes from the Latin term "februarius mensis," referring to a month of purification. The Roman calendar was changed in 700 BCE to include January and February, then called Februarius, and have a longer year, according to

Grab some hot chocolate and curl up in a chair with these February quotes, collected from BrainyQuote, Garden Digest and Quote Garden:

"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within." — William C. Bryant

"Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January." — Jim Gaffigan

"On the wind in February / Snowflakes float still, / Half inclined to turn to rain, / Nipping, dripping, chill." — Christina Georgina Rosetti

"February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day." — Randeep Hooda

"Even though February was the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seemed like the longest." — J.D. Robb

"January is always a good month for behavioral economics: Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year's resolutions. February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken." — Sendhil Mullainathan

"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March." — J.R. Stockton

"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size." — Gertrude Wister

"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour." — John Boswell

"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

"New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light and new beginnings." — April Mae Monterrosa