Quotations About / On: RAIN
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).)
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).)
The property of rain is to wet and fire to burn.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Corin, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2, l. 26-7.
The shepherd's common sense.)
The valley drowns in kindness and welfare and rain, but it still be angry leering at the mountain's strength.
(The mean is envious.)
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
(― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds)
Why is the rain often a sad thing? It washes away sad memories and flows back the good ones.
(When living in London the rain always made me think of my great grandmother, and that washed away all the bad things that happend that day.)
“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.”
I love the rain, as long as I am inside looking out. Great observation of a common phenomenon.