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    rain Quotes

    When you sit in America you miss the open plains and you miss the sound of rain and the smell of rain and the smell of the veld. If you're African it's different and I don't think one will ever become an American or British. It doesn't matter where you move, you will always be a South African.
    — Zola Budd
    tags: rain  america  american 
    Everybody wants happiness, and nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.
    — Zion Lee
    tags: happiness  pain  rain 
    The substance of mind is the substance of heaven. A joyful thought is an auspicious star or a felicitous cloud. An angry thought is a thunderstorm or a violent rain. A kind thought is a gentle breeze or a sweet dew. A stern thought is a fierce sun or an autumn frost. Which of these can be eliminated? Just let them pass away as they arise, open and unresisting, and your mind merges with the spacious sky.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: thoughts  star  sky  rain  mind  violent  heaven 
    The avaricious man is like the barren sandy ground of the desert which sucks in all the rain and dew with greediness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.
    — Zeno of Elea
    tags: men  rain 
    The rain of matter upon senseDestroys me momently. The score:There comes what will come.
    — Yvor Winters
    tags: rain 
    Each culture has some knowledge. That's why I studied with Saj Dev, an Indian flute player. That's why I studied Stockhausen's music. The pygmies' music of the rain forest is very rich music. So the knowledge is out there. And I also believe one should seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. With that kind of inquisitiveness, one discovers things that were unknown before.
    — Yusef Lateef
    tags: believe  culture  music  rain 
    Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.
    — Yoshida Kenko
    tags: flowers  rain  moon  garden 
    In the spring rain, The pond and the river Have become one.
    — Yosa Buson
    tags: rain 
    But, drawn to her at that moment, he felt a quiet like the voice of the rain flow over him. He knew well enough that for her it was in fact no waste of effort, but somehow the final determination that it was had the effect of distilling and purifying the woman's existence.
    — Yasunari Kawabata
    Don't always want to go up. Go down, like water, because eventually it'll go up again. Just like rain, it falls from the sky, flows as a river, then merges with the sea, the goes up again as a cloud.
    — Yasmin
    tags: sky  rain  water 
    One must know the so-called 'lesson of a downpour. A man, caught in a sudden rain en route, dashes along the road not to get wet or drenched. Once one takes it for granted that in rain he naturally gets wet, he can be in a tranquil frame of mind even when soaked to the skin. This lesson applies to everything.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: men  lessons  rain  mind 
    Worrying is stupid. it's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: rain 
    In the twilight glow I see her, blue eyes crying in the rain. As we kissed goodbye and parted, I knew we'd never meet again.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: eyes  crying  goodbye  rain 
    One way to find your place is like the rain, a million requests for lodging, one that wins, finds your cheek: you find your home.
    — William Stafford
    tags: rain 
    The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Сrown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: men  rain  england 
    The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow though it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.
    — William Pitt
    tags: men  rain  england 
    The wind is not helpless for any man's need, Nor falleth the rain but for thistle and weed.
    — William Morris
    tags: rain 
    If I were running the world I would have it rain only between 2 and 5 a.m. Anyone who was out then ought to get wet.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: world  running  rain 
    Our religion keeps reminding us that we aren't just will and thoughts. We're also sand and wind and thunder. Rain. The seasons. All those things. You learn to respect everything because you are everything. If you respect yourself, you respect all things.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    tags: thoughts  respect  rain  learn 
    You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.
    — William Langewiesche
    tags: rain 
    The President cannot make clouds to rain and cannot make the corn to grow. He cannot make business good, although when these things occur, political parties do claim some credit for the good things that have happened in this way
    — William Howard Taft
    tags: rain  political  business 
    Every day, I walk with my dog - summer, winter (it gets -20 F in Saint Paul), rain or shine. The nicer the day, of course, the longer the walk.
    — William Gurstelle
    tags: winter  summer  dog  rain 
    Towards midnight the rain ceased and the clouds drifted away, so that the sky was scattered once more with the incredible lamps of stars.
    — William Golding
    tags: star  sky  rain 
    What we're doing pop culturally is like burning the rain forest. The biodiversity of pop culture is really, really in danger.
    — William Gibson
    tags: culture  danger  rain 
    His eyes were eggs of unstable crystal, vibrating with a frequency whose name was rain and the sound of trains, suddenly sprouting a humming forest of hair-fine glass spines.
    — William Gibson
    tags: eyes  rain 
    How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: rain  thinking 
    I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a shower of rain now and then, that ushers in the wet season.
    — William Dampier
    tags: rain  business 
    The man to solitude accustom'd long, Perceives in everything that lives a tongue; Not animals alone, but shrubs and trees Have speech for him, and understood with ease, After long drought when rains abundant fall, He hears the herbs and flowers rejoicing all.
    — William Cowper
    so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: rain  water 
    A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: rain 
    As the rain falls so does your love bathe every open object of the world
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: world  rain 
    Thou slanting rain! Thou Hebe of the Skies, That pours out drink to Earth; thou faithful wife That with moist tears embraces her prone lord. Thou mist intensified; thou double dew That drowns the drought, that heals the parched and burnt - Thou resurrection rain.
    — William Batchelder Greene
    tags: tears  sky  rain  wife 
    I go now to the wilderness to be a part of it; to accept my place in the world and its place in me; to grow into reality as a tree grows into the rain, to conform to the Earth as a stream conforms to the stones of its bed. To live. To aspire. To be.
    — William Ashworth
    tags: reality  live  world  earth  rain 
    Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: rain 
    The first music I bought when I was nine or 10 was pop music from the '50s and '60s, like The Everly Bros., Elvis, Del Shannon, The Flamingos, The Platters, whatever I could get my hands on. And then some musical things, like Camelot, Singing in the Rain and Hair.
    — Will Oldham
    tags: music  rain 
    And my life went to pieces, like a love letter in the rain.
    — Will Christopher Baer
    tags: rain 
    While parents should always provide shelter from a storm, they should sometimes allow children to play in the rain.
    — Wes Fesler
    tags: children  child  rain  parent 
    I always loved celluloid cameras in the early days that were sturdy and reliable. Even under tropical conditions and downpour of rain, it would still work.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: work  rain 
    Sit and be stilluntil in the timeof no rain you hearbeneath the dry wind'scommotion in the treesthe sound of flowingwater among the rocks,a stream unheard before,and you are wherebreathing is prayer.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: rain  prayer 
    The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: rain 
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