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Quotations About / On: RAIN

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    Invariably our best nights were those when it rained, for then we were not troubled with mosquitoes.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 265, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 16.
    When we have flowers, thank the rain. When we have rain, thank the groung that gives birth to the finished product.
    (By Luis A. Estable)
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  • 17.
    You say, 'I love the rain.'
    But when it starts raining, you raise
    your umbrella over your head.

    You say, 'I love the Sun.'
    But when it spreads its rays, you start
    looking for shade.

    You say, 'I love the storm.'
    But when it starts blowing, closing doors and
    windows you alone get seated.

    You say, 'I love all men.'
    But when a poor man comes at your door in danger,
    in anger and in scorn your face turns red.
    (Taken from the poem 'Hypocrisy' belonging to his book 'Tumi Bolo Tumi Bristi Valobaso'.)
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  • 18.
    The grass does grow
    The rains causes floods
    The earth does quake
    Tornadoes do travel
    And age, age grows older
    While all man has are warnings.
    (Power of Nature)
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  • 19.
    If [government] would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Veto of the Second National Bank, July 10, 1832. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908).)
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  • 20.
    Chopin—Two 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).)
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