Quotations About / On:
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.)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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).)
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 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).)
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).)
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.")