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Rain And Mud Quotes


"Sorrow, like rain makes roses and mud." - Austin O'Malley

"Rain, rain, and sun! A rainbow in the sky!" - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The great and amorous sky curved over the earth, and lay upon her as a pure lover. The rain, the humid flux descending from heaven for both man and animal, for both thick and strong, germinated the wheat, swelled the furrows with fecund mud and brought forth the buds in the orchards. And it is I who empowered these moist espousals, I the great Aphrodite ...." - Aeschylus

"Evolution ever climbing after some ideal good, And Reversion ever dragging Evolution in the mud." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk. The rain makes running pools in the gutter. The rain plays a little sellp-song on our roof at night- And I love the rain." - Langston Hughes

"Truths are first clouds; then rain, then harvest and food." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Mud and rain and wretchedness and blood. Why should jolly soldier-boys complain? God made these before the roofless Flood - Mud and rain." - Siegfried Sassoon

"Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle." - Laozi

"March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice." - Hal Borland

"In the spring rain, the pond and the river become one. Into every life some rain must fall. Usually when your car windows are down. It raineth on the Just and the Unjust Alike, But the Unjust stealeth the Just's umbrella Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." - Langston Hughes

"How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and the heat, In the broad and fiery street, In the narrow lane, How beautiful is the rain!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"But when I came, alas, to wive, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain, By swaggering could I never thrive, For the rain it raineth every day." - William Shakespeare

"When my master and I were walking in the rain, he would say, 'Do not walk so fast, the rain is everywhere.'" - Shunryu Suzuki

"It takes a truly cool girl to pull off short-shorts and rain boots." - Peter Som

"In the spring rain, The pond and the river Have become one." - Yosa Buson

"Then he releases a dove and dies while sitting in a rain storm" - Rutger Hauer

"I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs." - Jonathan Swift

"From the time I can first recall the rain falling on the red clay in Florida. I wanted to make things. When my brothers and sisters were making mud pies, I would be making ducks and chickens with the mud." - Augusta Savage

"Nothing that is can pause or stay; / The moon will wax, the moon will wane, / The mist and cloud will turn to rain, / The rain to mist and cloud again, / Tomorrow be today." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The word of God came down to man as rain to soil, and the result was mud, not clear water. (Bistami) Pg. 128" - Kim Stanley Robinson

"I have seen the Lady April bringing the daffodils, Bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain." - John Masefield

"A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring." - William Carlos Williams

"Rain scatters plum petals; Weeping stains the earth. One can only take shelter And wait for clearing." - Ming-Dao Deng

"We knew it would rain, for the poplars showed The white of their leaves, the amber grain Shrunk in the wind,-and the lightning now Is tangled in tremulous skeins of rain." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"The April rain, the April rain, Comes slanting down in fitful showers, Then from the furrow shoots the grain, And banks are fledged with nestling flowers; And in grey shawl and woodland bowers The cuckoo through the April rain Calls once again." - Mathilde Blind

"A flower can't grow without rain. (Alexion) Too much rain and it drowns. (Danger) And yet the most beautiful of the lotus flowers are the ones that grow in the deepest mud. (Alexion)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Long and long has the grass been growing, Long and long has the rain been falling, Long has the globe been rolling round." - Walt Whitman

"Rain is good for vegetables, and for the animals who eat those vegetables, and for the animals who eat those animals." - Samuel Johnson

"A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"You have all these plans to act, and maybe do it rather elegantly, and then they turn the rain machine on." - Bill Nighy

"Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain." - Pierre Trudeau

"Under my head till morning; but the rain, Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh, Upon the glass and listen for reply...." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"If you pray for rain, be prepared to deal with some mud." - Mary Engelbreit

"You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it." - Denzel Washington

"Compare the silent rose of the sun And rain, the blood-rose living in its smell, With this paper, this dust. That states the point." - Wallace Stevens

"Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder." - Edwin Morgan

"Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places, but they invariably descend into lower ones, and ultimately flow down to the people as rain unto the sea." - Charles Caleb Colton

"After a day of rain the sun came out suddenly at five o'clock and threw a golden bar into the deep Victorian gloom of the front parlour" - Ellen Glasgow

"I'm not offended by homosexuality. In the 60s I made love to many, many women - often outdoors in the mud and the rain - and it's possible that a man slipped in. There'd be no way of knowing..." - Creed Bratton

"I'm not offended by homosexuality. In the 60s I made love to many, many women - often outdoors in the mud and the rain - and it's possible that a man slipped in. There"d be no way of knowing..." - Creed Bratton

"I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials. To be up close to real things like rain and mud; to have contact with nature." - Robin Day

"War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny .. .Time and time again it has destroyed all ordered living, devastated hope, and put the prophets to death." - Charles De Gaulle

"Without rain, there would be no life." - John Updike

"The dearest events are summer-rain." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you treat reprehensible and ludicrous arguments with respect you have elevated the reprehensible and made the ludicrous a bit more reasonable. Having a serious argument with a Nazi makes the horror of the Holocaust a debatable point. Don't wrestle in the mud with pigs. You get dirty and the pig likes it." - Jonah Goldberg

"That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman?" - Sojourner Truth

"When we look deeply into the heart of a flower, we see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it. Without clouds there could be no rain, and without rain there would be no flower." - Nhat Hanh

"The Mississippi River carries the mud of thirty states and two provinces 2,000 miles south to the delta and deposits 500 million tons of it there every year. The business of the Mississippi, which it will accomplish in time, is methodically to transport all of Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico." - Charles Kuralt

"In pure awareness the mind cannot drag you down into the mud, into the gutter. In anger, in hatred, in jealousy, the mind is absolutely impotent in the face of awareness. And because the mind is absolutely impotent, your whole being is in a profound silence - the peace that passeth understanding." - Rajneesh

"The pictorial battlefield becomes a sea of mud mercifully veiled by the fog of war." - Winston Churchill

"Hockey would be a great game... if played in the mud." - Jimmy Cannon

"God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt." - Leo Buscaglia

"And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it's always daisy-time." - D H Lawrence

"I wield the flail of the lashing hail, And whiten the green plains under; And then again I dissolve it in rain, And laugh as I pass in thunder." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"She got a mud pack and looked great for two days. Then the mud fell off" - Red Skelton

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land." - Toni Morrison

"When the hounds of Spring are on winter's traces, The mother of months in meadow or plain Fills the shadows and windy places With lisp of leaves and ripple of rain." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Sweet love, sweet thorn, when lightly to my heart. I took your thrust, whereby I since am slain, And I lie disheveled in the grass apart, A sodden thing bedrenched by tears and rain." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Gone are the living, but the dead remain, And not neglected; for a hand unseen, Scattering its bounty like a summer rain, Still keeps their graves and their remembrance green." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If you want to take it up a step and aim to become a competitive gymnast, you have to be mentally strong and prepared to take on the workload of going to the gym every day, rain or shine." - Shannon Miller

"I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there. It was a beautiful dream." - Black Elk

"For keenest enjoyment, I visit when the dew is on them, or in cloudy weather, or when the rain is falling: and I must be alone or with someone who cares for them as I do." - David Fairchild

"Love does nothing but make you weak! It turns you into an object of pity and derision-a mewling pathetic creature no more fit to live than a worm squirming on the pavement after a hard summer rain." - Teresa Medeiros

"Once more I am the silent one who came out of the distance wrapped in cold rain and bells: I owe to earth's pure death the will to sprout." - Pablo Neruda

"I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again." - James Taylor

"Pay little attention to discouragement as possible. Plough ahead as a steamer does, rough or smooth - rain or shine. To carry your cargo and make your port is the point." - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"His whole being radiates a pure, wild sweetness, flitting through night woods with little melodious cries, on some cryptic errand. There is also an aura of doom and sadness about this trusting little creature. He has been abandoned many times over the centuries, left to die in cold city alleys, in hot noon vacant lots, pottery shards, nettles, crumbled mud walls. Many times he has cried for help in vain." - William S Burroughs

"The sound of the rain needs no translation." - Alan Watts

"A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener." - Henry David Thoreau

"There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting!" - George Carlin

"Only paper flowers are afraid of the rain." - Mary Quant

"Rain on my head; call it brain storming" - Lil Wayne

"But nowadays everybody's a comedian, even the weather girls and continuity announcers. We laugh at everything. Not intelligently anymore, not with sudden shock, astonishment, or revelation, just relentlessly and meaninglessly. No more rain showers in the desert, just mud and drizzle everywhere, occasionally illuminated by the flash of paparazzi." - Douglas Adams

"I love the infantry because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys. They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can't be won without." - Ernie Pyle

"There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus." - Nhat Hanh

"Why do they always put mud into coffee on board steamers? Why does the tea generally taste of boiled boots?" - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Though it's frequently portrayed as this crazy, unbridled festival of rain-soaked, stoned hippies dancing in the mud, Woodstock was obviously much more than that - or we wouldn't still be talking about it in 2009. People of all ages and colors came together in the fields of Max Yasgur's farm." - Richie Havens

"all this Beethoven and rain" - Michael Ondaatje

"Rain, rain, and sun! a rainbow in the sky!" - Alfred Tennyson

"Come, therefore, and let us fling mud at them!" - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Sometimes the whole world is mud luscious and puddle wonderful" - Thomas M. Disch

"A running machine, that glides over mud, crud and goop." - Ed Eyestone

"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful." - E E Cummings

"We sit in the mud... and reach for the stars." - Ivan Turgenev

"Life is made up of marble and mud." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"A pure drop of rain may fall on a beautiful water lily or on a dirty mud pond! This is exactly what happens when we are born!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Be careful what you ask for because when you pray for rain, you have to deal with the mud as well." - Denzel Washington

"Love is born in sexuality but sexuality is not love. The lotus is born in the mud, but the lotus is not just mud. And if mud remains mud of course there are bound to be tears on the cheeks." - Rajneesh

"I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around. Lucky me, lucky mud." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Live like a mud-fish: its skin is bright and shiny even though it lives in mud." - Ramakrishna

"The gutters leaked like secrets, and the rain rained rain like rain..." - Vivian Stanshall

"Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity." - Seneca the Younger

"Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony and beauty may reign supreme." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"She is my first, great love. She was a wonderful, rare woman - you do not know; as strong, and steadfast, and generous as the sun. She could be as swift as a white whiplash, and as kind and gentle as warm rain, and as steadfast as the irreducible earth beneath us." - D H Lawrence

"A little sun, a little rain, A soft wind blowing from the west, And woods and fields are sweet again, And warmth within the mountain's breast A little love, a little trust, A soft impulse, a sudden dream, And life as dry as desert dust, Is fresher than a mountain stream." - Stopford Brooke

"Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again." - Jimmy Piersall

"When the clouds shake their hyssops, and the rain Like holy water falls upon the plain, 'Tis sweet to gaze upon the springing grain And see your harvest born. And sweet the little breeze of melody The blackbord puffs upon the budding tree, While the wild poppy lights upon the lea And blazes 'mid the corn." - Francis Ledwidge

"A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky - I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless..." - William Wordsworth

"Because people learn from their mistakes, Danger. Pain and failure are a natural part of life. It's kind of like a parent who watches their child fall down while learning to walk. Instead of coddling the child, you set them back on their feet and let them try again. They have to stumble before they can run. (Alexion) Do you really believe that we need to have our hearts ripped out? (Danger) A flower can't grow without rain. (Alexion) Too much rain and it drowns. (Danger) And yet the most beautiful of the lotus flowers are the ones that grow in the deepest mud. (Alexion)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky." - Muriel Spark

"I get rewarded virtually every day with something amazing to see - whether it's a new shot, a miniature sweater, someone who's figured out how to make the hair look really great. We found a way to do the rain, finally. And mud. Make the trees. So I get to stay in constant motion as a director, you know, reviewing things. And there's a lot to review." - Henry Selick

"Spahn and Sain and pray for rain," - Warren Spahn

"The roofs are shining from the rain, The sparrows twitter as they fly, And with a windy April grace The little clouds go by. Yet the back yards are bare and brown With only one unchanging tree- I could not be so sure of Spring Save that it sings in me." - Sara Teasdale

"Water is the formless potential out of which creation emerged. It is the ocean of unconsciousness enveloping the islands of consciousness. Water bathes us at birth and again at death, and in between it washes away sin. It is by turns the elixir of life or the renewing rain or the devastating flood." - Scott Sanders

"God, if ever I have come close to wanting to commit suicide, it is now, with the groggy sleepless blood dragging through my veins, and the air thick and gray with rain ... I fell into bed again this morning, begging for sleep, withdrawing into the dark, warm, fetid escape from action, from responsibility. No good." - Sylvia Plath

"No matter what calamities befall him in everyday life, the true hacker still needs the pressure and inconvenience of four hours of trudging in wind or rain or sleet or sun (or all of them at once), hacking at a white pellet that seems to have a mind of its own and a lousy sense of direction." - Tom O'Connor

"The time has come to link ecology to economic and human development. When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. What is happening to the rain forests of Madagascar and Brazil will affect us all." - E O Wilson

"God creates each soul differently, so that when all the mud is finally cleared away, His light will shine through it in a beautiful, colorful, totally new pattern." - M Scott Peck

"Our school systems teach our children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud, by teaching evolution as fact." - Tom Delay

"How many times do I love, again? Tell me how many beads there are In a silver chain Of evening rain Unravelled from the trembling main And threading the eye of a yellow star:- So many times do I love again." - Thomas Lovell Beddoes

"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

"Why is it that showers and even storms seem to come by chance, so that many people think it quite natural to pray for rain or fine weather, though they would consider it ridiculous to ask for an eclipse by prayer." - Henri Poincare

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next. Find out who you are and do it on purpose." - Dolly Parton

"A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. ... Absorb, absorb, absorb. That is the secret of the tree." - Ming-Dao Deng

"It appears to be a matter of national pride that the President is to have more mud, and blacker mud, and filthier mud in front ofhis door than any other man can afford." - Jane Swisshelm

"Mud unto mud!-Death eddies near- Not here the appointed End, not here! But somewhere, beyond Space and Time, Is wetter water, slimier slime!" - Rupert Brooke

"but nothing can be taken back, not the leaves by the trees, the rain by the clouds. You want to take back the ugly thing you said, but some shrapnel remains in the wound, some mud." - Dean Young

"The good rain, like a bad preacher, does not know when to leave off." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I can start the rain. Bring thunder. Bring lightning. Want to see?" - Janet Morris

"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain." - Mike McAlary

"Oh God, if there be cricket in heaven, let there also be rain." - Alec Douglas-Home

"All was silent as before - All silent save the dripping rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Cuddle up. Rain always stops. It always stops. It always does." - Ellen Gilchrist

"It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain." - Mark Twain

"A little rain will fill The lily's cup which hardly moistens the field." - Edwin Arnold

"The Cat on your hearthstone to this day presages, By solemnly sneezing, the coming of rain!" - Arthur Guiterman

"Worrying is stupid. it's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain." - Wiz Khalifa

"I washed mud off of mud." - Steven Wright

"Lord of the springtime, Father of flower, field and fruit, smile on us in these earnest days when the work is heavy and the toil wearisome; lift up our hearts, O God, to the things worthwhile-sunshine and night, the dripping rain, the song of the birds, books and music, and the voices of our friends. Lift up our hearts to these this night and grant us Thy peace. Amen." - W E B Du Bois

"To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn or rick, or in the hollow of a tree; are dismal things - but not so dismal as the wandering up and down where shelter is, and beds and sleepers are by thousands; a houseless rejected creature." - Charles Dickens

"People will look at Bowyer and Woodgate and say 'Well, there's no mud without flames'." - Gordon Taylor

"My heart is a garden tired with autumn, Heaped with bending asters and dahlias heavy and dark, In the hazy sunshine, the garden remembers April, The drench of rains and a snow-drop quick and clear as a spark; Daffodils blowing in the cold wind of morning, And golden tulips, goblets holding the rain - The garden will be hushed with snow, forgotten soon, forgotten - After the stillness, will spring come again?" - Sara Teasdale

"Winds flap the sail, tortoise and snake are silent, a great plan looms. A bridge will fly over this moat dug by heaven and be a road from north to south. We will make a stone wall against the upper river to the west and hold back steamy clouds and rain of Wu peaks. Over tall chasms will be a calm lake, and if the goddess of these mountains is not dead she will marvel at the changed world." - Mao Zedong

"Rain knows the earth and loves it well, for rain is the passion of the earth." - Estela Portillo Trambley

"Never throw mud. You may miss the mark, and you'll have dirty hands." - Joseph Parker

"We will get them stuck in the mud and we will certainly defeat them." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"At night I closed my eyes and saw my bones threading the mud of my grave." - Jack Kerouac

"If you born in the mud, you gonna be dirty, and people don't understand that." - Ice Cube

"Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The mind of the people is like mud, from which arise strange and beautiful things." - Walter J. Turner

"That crawling insect, who from mud began, warmed by my beams, and kindled into man!" - John Dryden

"The sun, reflecting upon the mud of strands and shores, is unpolluted in his beam." - Jeremy Taylor

"Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships." - Zora Neale Hurston

"I rose from marsh mud algae, equisetum, willows, sweet green, noisy birds and frogs." - Lorine Niedecker

"Mud, raised by hurricanes, wells up in the noblest and purest of hearts." - Honore De Balzac

"The mind of the people is like mud, from which arises strange and beautiful things." - Walter J. Turner

"My ex-wife is a water sign and I'm an earth sign. Together we made mud." - Rodney Dangerfield

"Be patient and wait. Your mud will settle. Your water will be clear." - James Frey

"I had some Barbies, but they were few and far between the mud fights." - Stacy Dragila



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