The quote bank — Weather and Seasons

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our lives are effected from day to day by the weather. So why not have a quote bank about it? That way, you'll always have something to say when asked "How's the weather?"

WEATHER
Weather/Temperature
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
The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it. —Patrick Young
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while —Kin Hubbard
Weather is a great metaphor for life—sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella —Pepper Giardino
Weather forecast for tonight: dark. —George Carlin
If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine —Anthony J. D'Angelo
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance —Jane Austen
If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back? —Steven Wright
When the weather is too hot they complain, too cold they complain, and when just right they're watching TV. —Mike Garofalo

Sunshine/Clear Skies
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Grab your coat, and get your hat / Leave your worry on the doorstep / Just direct your feet / To the sunny side of the street —Dorothy Fields
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather —Dale Evans Rogers
There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings as now... —Nathaniel Hawthorne
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade
My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather —Loire Hartwould
The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder —Margorie Kinnan Rawlings

Cloudy/Rain/Storm
Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition —William Arthur Ward
Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing a lullaby. —Langston Hughes
Rainbows apologize for angry skies —Sylvia Voirol
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet —Roger Miller
A rainy day is a perfect time for a walk in the woods —Rachel Carson
The sun will come out—tomorrow —Annie
There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends —Arnot Sheppard

Snow
When snow falls, nature listens —Antoinette van Kleef
Where does the white go when the snow melts?
There's one good thing about the snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor's —Clyde Moore
Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery —Bill Watterson
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough —Earl Wilson
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be unnecessary freezing of water —Carl Reiner
Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled
A snowflake is a winter's butterfly
Snowstorms are God's way of saying "You've been working too hard"

Wind
There is muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind —Annie Dillard
The really nice breezes blow through my body and into my soul —Astrid Alauda
The hushed winds wail with feeble moan —Joanna Baillie
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell when it cometh, and whither it goeth —Bible
Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring? —William Cullen Bryant
As winds come whispering lightly from the West, Kissing, not ruffling, the blue deep's serene —Lord Byron
I hear the wind among the trees / Playing the celestial symphonies —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There's no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down —Irish proverb

SEASONS
Spring
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" —Robin Williams
It's spring fever....And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! —Mark Twain
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden —Ruth Stout
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day —W. Earl Hall
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt —Margaret Atwood
Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either "late" or "unusually cold," "abnormally dry" or fantastically wet," for no one is ever willing to admit that there is no such thing as a normal spring. —Thalassa Crusso

Summer
In summer, the song sings itself —William Carlos Williams
A summer's sun is worth the having —French proverb
It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away —Bono
To see the summer sky is poetry —Emily Dickinson
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance —Bern Williams
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability —Sam Keen
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it —Russel Baker
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. —Henry James
The summer night is like a perfection of thought —Wallace Stevens

Autumn
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all —Stanley Horowitz
Autumn is second spring where ever leaf is a flower —Albert Camus
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile —William Cullen Bryant
Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees —Faith Baldwin
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree —Emily Bronte
Autumn is the hush before winter —French proverb
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn —Elizabeth Lawrence

Winter
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer —Albert Camus
And finally Winter, with it's bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow —Roy Bean
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius —Pietro Aretino
Every mile is two in winter —George  Herbert
I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood —Bill Watterson
Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail —proverb
The color of winter is in the imagination —Ward Elliot Hour
Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat
One kind word can warm three winter months —Japanese proverb

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1 comment:

popovichdesign@gmail.com said...

Does any one know where the quote 'A snowflake is winter's butterfly.' originated from?? Thanks.

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