Rain Quotes

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Rain is an important weather event that often becomes a topic of conversation. Rain is cherished when it is badly needed and dreaded when it continues on for too long. Here are some interesting quotes about the rain from authors, poets and other interesting people.

"Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams." - Horsea Ballou


"The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read." - Benjamin Franklin


"With hey, ho, the wind and the rain- Must make content with his fortunes fit, For the rain it raineth every day. ." - King Lear - William Shakespeare


"On me, like the rain in Autumn On the dead leaves, cold and fast."- "The Village Street" - Edgar Allan Poe


"and the rain went rollin down the windowpanes, and the shadows wiggled n' squiggled on her check and forehead like black veins." - Dolores Claiborne - Stephen King


"It's all nonsense. It's only nonsense. I'm not afraid of the rain. I am not afraid of the rain. Oh, oh, God, I wish I wasn't." - A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway


"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." - John Updike




"Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: 'After a heavy rainfall, poems titled 'Rain' pour in from across the nation." - The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath


"We'd never get anything fixed to suit us if we waited for things to suit us before we started" - By the Shores of Silver Lake - Laura Ingalls Wilder


"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime." - Laura Ingalls Wilder


"For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"For the rain it raineth every day." - Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare


"For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty faithfully." - Walden - Henry David Thoreau


"I used to sit in front of my father's Jag, watching the raindrops run their kamikaze suicide missions from one edge of the windshield to the wiper blade." - My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult


"The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore." - Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham


"Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain." - George Carlin


"October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces." - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling


"The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day." - The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss


"Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy." - Benjamin Franklin


"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." - Laura Ingalls Wilder


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