With the weather we’ve had the past couple days, it’s hard to forget the gusher of water coming down upon our heads and changing the landscape in familiar places.
Of course, we can’t live without rain — especially if we wish to remain The Evergreen State — but sometimes a little less of it would do us well.
With our rampaging weather in mind, I’ve selected 20 quotes from a variety of sources who apparently have given some thought to the subject of rain.
1. A visit is like rainwater. You pray for it when it stays away, and it’s a problem when it rains too much. — Hebrew Proverb
2. A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods. — Rachel Carson
3. Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. — Traditional Proverb
4. I’m just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear. — David Copperfield
5. Sunshine is delicious; rain is refreshing; wind braces us up; snow is exhilarating. There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. — John Ruskin
6. A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning. — James Dickey
7. And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. — Jerry Chin
8. Into each life some rain must fall. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
9. Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. — Langston Hughes
10. All was silent as before, all silent save the dripping rain. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
11. He who marries on a rainy day will be happy for the rest of his life. — French Proverb
12. A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true. — Ray Evans
13. Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. — Author unknown
14. Those who profess to favour freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. — Frederick Douglass
15. Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. — Frank A. Clark
16. Giving advice to the ignorant is like the rain falling on muddy ground. — Iranian Proverb
17. A banker is a man who lends you an umbrella when the weather is fair, and takes it away from you when it rains. — Author unknown
18. Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you. — Anna Lee
19. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next. Find out who you are and do it on purpose. — Dolly Parton
20. I can see clearly now; the rain is gone. I can see all
obstacles in my way.
— Johnny Nash