People may correctly remember the events of twenty years ago (a remarkable feat), but who remembers his fears, his disgusts, his tone of voice? It is like trying to bring back the weather of that time.
(Martha Gellhorn (b. 1908), U.S. journalist, author. "The War in Finland," introduction, The Face of War (1959, rev. 1986).)
Family values are a little like family vacationssubject to changeable weather and remembered more fondly with the passage of time. Though it rained all week at the beach, it's often the momentary rainbows that we remember.
(Leslie Dreyfous (20th century), U.S. author. AP story, The New York Times (October 25, 1992).)
I couldn't find the spot where Frank had hidden the bag with the clothes. You can't imagine how cold I was until I found them. You know, I'm beginning to understand why ghosts moan so in this sort of weather.
(Lester Cole (1904-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Kurt Siodmak (1902-1988), German, and Joe May (1880-1954). Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price), The Invisible Man Returns, explaining to Helen Manson why he was late meeting her (1940).
Radcliffe had to be naked to make his invisible escape.)
My religion is no garment to be put on and off with the weather. You had better know that, all of you. I shall worship as I please and hope for all men to worship as they please in Scotland.
(Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Mary Stuart (Katharine Hepburn), Mary of Scotland, admonishing her court when they question her religious beliefs (1936).
Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.)
If it is true that rock stars weather into institutions, then Dylan has started now to resemble the Church of England: the dwindling popularity of his product cannot diminish the intensity of the arguments among his congregation.
(Robert Sandall, British journalist. Sunday Times (London, May 19, 1991).)
Surely the fates are forever kind, though Nature's laws are more immutable than any despot's, yet to man's daily life they rarely seem rigid, but permit him to relax with license in summer weather. He is not harshly reminded of the things he may not do.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 34, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)