Quotations About / On:
- 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.)
Then climate is a great impediment to idle persons; we often resolve to give up the care of the weather, but still we regard the clouds and the rain.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Prudence," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
The forests are held cheap after the white pine has been culled out; and the explorers and hunters pray for rain only to clear the atmosphere of smoke.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 45, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 346, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)