Quotations About / On: WEATHER

  • 1.
    We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
    (Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "The Moral Bypass," The Worst Years of Our Lives (first publ. 1985, 1991).)
  • 2.
    He was as erratic but as inevitable as the weather.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Souvenir of Japan," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, p. 10 (1974).)
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  • 3.
    A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
    (Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. "The Guermantes Way," pt. 2, ch. 2, Remembrance of Things Past, vol. 6 (1921), cit. By Ronald and Colette Cortie (1988).)
  • 4.
    Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. attributed in Hartford Courant (Connecticut, Aug. 27, 1897), editorial. Quoted by Charles D. Warner, though his actual words were, "A well-known U.S. writer once said that while everyone talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it." The remark is generally ascribed to Twain, with whom Warner collaborated on the novel, The Gilded Age (1873).)
  • 5.
    Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
    (Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher. "The Rotation Method," vol. 1, Either/Or (1843).)
  • 6.
    The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.
    (Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On the Weather," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).)
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  • 7.
    In the right stage of the weather a pond fires its evening gun with great regularity.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 333, Houghton Mifflin (1906). Thoreau here refers specifically to nearby Flint's Pond in Concord.)
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  • 8.
    What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. letter, Sept. 18, 1796.)
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  • 9.
    Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Montaigne; or, the Skeptic," Representative Men (1850).)
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  • 10.
    Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gwendolen, in The Importance of Being Earnest, act 1.)
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