Quotations About / On:
Thank God that the tide, breaking beams of light, the cleansing wind, the nursing rain...rush in where angels, it falsely said, fear to tread.
Love can touch at one time and last for a lifetime but it can also hurt at one time and weather like limestone upon acid rain.
If sitting on a beach, with a drink, under a palm tree, it's easy to tell one in rain to 'just be calm' see.
- A field of love, You dream of ever such romance of majesty flowers of rain-dance spring -
(©By Deb Harman)
ChopinTwo embalmers at work upon a minor poet ... the scent of tuberoses ... Autumn rain.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.
(Willa Cather (1876-1947), U.S. novelist. Willa Cather in Europe, ch. 11 (1956).
Written on September 3, 1902.)
If I were a Brazilian without land or money or the means to feed my children, I would be burning the rain forest too.
(Sting [Gordon Matthew Sumner] (b. 1951), British rock musician. International Herald Tribune (Paris, April 14, 1989).)
There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
(Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. James Axton, in The Names, ch. 12 (1982).)
A little rain beats down a big wind. Long drinking bouts break open the tun(der).
(François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Ch. 5, p. 19, Pleiade edition (1995).
in the original: "Petit pluye abat grand vend. Longue beuvettes rompent le tonnoire." Pun on "tonnerre.")
That rain is the best which falls steadily on the earth. A sudden and excessive downpour ruins the fields.
(Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, LIV, 10.)