Quotations About / On: RAIN

  • 1.
    It's raining my soul, it's raining, but it's raining dead eyes.
    (Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), Italian-born French poet, critic. La Nuit d'avril 1915, Calligrammes (1918). On enemy fire.)
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  • 2.
    Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
    (John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Self-Consciousness: Memoirs, ch. 1 (1989).)
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  • 3.
    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.)
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  • 4.
    O land of manure and mist, of dirty, cold rain.
    (Petrus Augustus De Genestet (1829-1861), Dutch minister. "Boutade," First Poems (1851), trans. by Wm. Z. Shetter (1970).)
  • 5.
    Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade?
    (Bob Merrill (b. 1921), U.S. songwriter. "Don't Rain on My Parade," Funny Girl, Chappell & Co. (1963). Music composed by Jule Styne (1905-1994).)
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  • 6.
    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).)
  • 7.
    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).)
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  • 8.
    A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
    (Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Times (London, July 6, 1989).)
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  • 9.
    Don't tell me it's raining when you're peeing on me!
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 10.
    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.")
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