Quotations About / On: WEATHER
'Sometimes I wonder if dreams are like a typhoon. After the storms and beatings of the weather, the eye is empty and quiet.'
(This quote belongs to me Jessica-Paige Davies. Inspired by dreams.)
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
(Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "The Moral Bypass," The Worst Years of Our Lives (first publ. 1985, 1991).)
The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
(Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. The Mirror of the Sea, ch. 28 (1906).)
States that rise quickly, just as all the other things of nature that are born and grow rapidly, cannot have roots and ramifications; the first bad weather kills them.
(Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political philosopher, statesman. The Prince, ch. 4 (1514).)
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
(Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher. "The Rotation Method," vol. 1, Either/Or (1843).)
"Why don't you finally publish your works?" My friend, in bad weather one had better stay home.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1859).)
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).)
He carries his English weather in his heart wherever he goes, and it becomes a cool spot in the desert, and a steady and sane oracle amongst all the delirium of mankind.
(George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. "The British Character," Soliloquies in England (1922).)
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
(Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. letter, Sept. 18, 1796.)
Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gwendolen, in The Importance of Being Earnest, act 1.)