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Rain Forests Quotes


"The best thing about rain forests is they never suffer from drought." - Dan Quayle

"Print some money and give it to us for the rain forests." - Vivienne Westwood

"October's gold is dim - the forests rot, The weary rain falls ceaseless, while the day Is wrapped in damp." - David Gray

"We inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body." - Nhat Hanh

"October's gold is dim - the forests rot, The weary rain falls ceaseless, while the day Is wrapped in damp." - David Gray

"In the year 2007, seals, otters, lions, turtles, frogs, apes, snakes, butterflies, polar bears, cheetahs, whales are disappearing along with their variously furnished homes: cloud forests, rain forests, ice pack, boreal forests, coral reefs, forests of deciduous trees, conifer and palm." - Eban Goodstein

"The forests are held cheap after the white pine has been culled out; and the explorers and hunters pray for rain only to clear theatmosphere of smoke." - Henry David Thoreau

"I think of rivers, of tides. Forests and water gushing out. Rain and lightning. Rocks and shadows. All of these are in me." - Haruki Murakami

"The tropical rain forests are a telling example. Once cut down, they rarely recover. Rainfall drops, deserts spread, the climate warms." - James Lovelock

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

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

"Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?" - Jessica Dubroff

"Rain, rain, go away, Come again another day." - Nursery Rhymes

"Come rain or come shine." - Johnny Mercer

"Tut, Tut, looks like rain" - A A Milne

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

"Virtually, Finnish woods are stripped so bare, so sold out and first and foremost, so long way off from genuine diverse natural forest, that the resources of language will not permit excessive words. Finnish forest economy has been compared to the ravaging of rain forests. Nevertheless, the noteworthy difference is that there is a half or two thirds left from rain forests, but from Finnish forests there is left - excluding arctic Lapland - 0,6 per cent." - Pentti Linkola

"We know that acid rain has had no significant environmental effect on trees or forests in the United States... It is based on popular myths and half-baked theories." - Haley Barbour

"I'm particularly struck by the neo-socialist concern for the well-being of plants, animals, lakes and rivers, rain forests and deserts - particularly when the concern for the environment appears far more intense than the concern for the human family." - Robert Sirico

"I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests." - Pablo Neruda

"They absorb carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. What could be more desirable? And they look good in the bargain. Stop chopping down the rain forests and plant more saplings, and we're on our way." - Isaac Asimov

"We don't need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earth's surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there." - E O Wilson

"The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago." - E O Wilson

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." - John Updike

"red rain is coming down red rain red rain is pouring down pouring down all over me" - Peter Gabriel

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." - John Updike

"The rain comes when the wind calls." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It can't rain all the time." - James O'Barr

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

"Behind every dark cloud there's usually rain" - Michael Nesmith

"red plastic rain her tears stain" - Kami Garcia

"I woke to the sound of rain." - Sylvia Plath

"Let the rain sing you a lullaby." - Langston Hughes

"Those who hate rain hate life." - Dejan Stojanovic

"The divine harbinger of summer - warm rain." - Kevin Myers

"Every storm runs out of rain." - Gary Allan

"One rain does not make a crop." - Proverbs

"The Awa are a distinctive-looking, diminutive forest people, smaller than any of the dozen other Amazon tribespeople I have met. Reduced size is adaptive in a rain forest. You can move around more easily and unobtrusively. Not only humans but other species are smaller in rain forests." - Alex Shoumatoff

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

"The rain drags Black Sun down, but the rain dried by White Moon." - Tite Kubo

"A scientist with a poet's command of language, Cristina Eisenberg writes with precision and passion . . . takes her reader on a breathtaking, sometimes heartbreaking tour of the planet from the Gulf of Maine to the Amazonian rain forests, the tropical coral reefs to old growth forests of the Northwest as well as rivers, lakes, and wetlands. I found the wealth of information not only accessible but riveting . . . Eisenberg's powerful, beautifully written book . . . has the potential to open many people's eyes, minds, and hearts." - Elizabeth Cunningham

"And what does the rain say at night in a small town, what does the rain have to say? Who walks beneath dripping melancholy branches listening to the rain? Who is there in the rain's million-needled blurring splash, listening to the grave music of the rain at night, September rain, September rain, so dark and soft? Who is there listening to steady level roaring rain all around, brooding and listening and waiting, in the rain-washed, rain-twinkled dark of night?" - Jack Kerouac

"She was my rain. She was my unpredictable element. She was my fear. But a racer should not be afraid of rain; a racer should embrace the rain." - Garth Stein

"I think that the world should be full of cats and full of rain, that's all, just cats and rain, rain and cats, very nice, good night." - Charles Bukowski

"Michael would take us on location and see how the colors worked in the forests and fields." - Madeleine Stowe

"New York has more hermits than will be found in all the forests, mountains and deserts of the United States." - Simeon Strunsky

"I've got German, Cornish and Scottish ancestry. It might help explain my affinity for forests, the sea, and fatty foods." - Kyle Maclachlan

"Dispossessed peasants slash-and-burn their way into the rain forests of Latin America, hungry nomads turn their herds out into fragile African rangeland, reducing it to desert, and small farmers in India and the Philippines cultivate steep slopes, exposing them to the erosive powers of rain. Perhaps half the world's billion-plus absolute poor are caught in a downward spiral of ecological and economic impoverishment. In desperation, they knowingly abuse the land, salvaging the present by savaging the future." - Alan Thein Durning

"The smell of rain is rich with life." - Estela Portillo Trambley

"Rain is something the democrats use to sell umbrellas." - Sarah Palin

"To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain." - Paulo Coelho

"Loud roared the dreadful thunder, The rain a deluge showers." - Andrew Cherry

"The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain" - Eliza Doolittle

"Playing in the rain is worth catching cold." - Michael Tolcher

"You can't start a fire in the pouring rain." - Tristan Prettyman

"Someone left the cake out in the rain" - Jimmy Webb

"Go insane go insane, throw some glitter, make it rain...!" - Kesha

"Ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize." - John Milton

"To appreciate the sun you gotta know what rain is." - J Cole

"Though rain curses the window let the poem be made." - Anne Sexton

"Blessed are the dead that the rain falls on." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"A life without rain is like the sun without shade." - Karen White

"What starts in clouded minds finishes in the rain" - Lupe Fiasco

"Taylor: what do you hear? Daisy: Nothing but rain" - Rosemary Clement-Moore

"It doesn't rain every day. Just every other day." - Gayle Forman

"We hovered above the moment like two rain clouds" - Tiffanie DeBartolo

"I'm just kinda tired. Like a monkey in the rain." - Haruki Murakami

"No rain but thunder, and the sound of giants." - Mike Mignola

"It is the fine rain that soaks us through." - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

"We haven't had any more rain since it stopped raining." - Harry Carpenter

"Advice is like rain that soaks everything without being sought." - Timothy Brook

"Iris from sea brings wind or mighty rain." - Empedocles

"I'm the only fire that can live in the rain" - Lil Wayne

"Never run in the rain with your socks on." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"Tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun" - Paul Mccartney

"Nothing reminds us of an awakening more than rain." - Dejan Stojanovic

"The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble." - John Lyly

"A Wednesday with no rain is a dry hump day." - Demetri Martin

"I am a ceiling fan, especially during rain." - Demetri Martin

"I'm the only fire that can live in the rain" - Lil Wayne

"I'm still waiting for that passionate kiss in the rain." - Harry Styles

"In rain during a dark night, enter that darkness." - Rajneesh

"Well, I like the rain before it falls." - Jonathan Coe

"A meal without mushrooms is like a day without rain." - John Cage

"He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain." - Proverbs

"A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain." - Proverbs

"Rain does not fall on one roof alone." - Proverbs

"Rain has always been connected in my mind with kindness." - Martin Firrell

"Mine, O thou lord of life, send my roots rain." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"God is a cloud from which rain fell." - Dejan Stojanovic

"The rain falls on the just and the unjust." - Proverbs

"In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?" - Pablo Neruda

"With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven." - Paulo Coelho

"No person has the right to rain on your dreams." - Marian Wright Edelman

"I have never coasted down a hill of frozen rain." - Duke Kahanamoku

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." - Roger Miller

"I'm from Holland, and I'm used to rain." - Marianne Vos

"I am like the rain: I go where I'm needed." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"If you lay in the rain, every rain shower, storm, whatever, is different. Every surface is different." - Andy Goldsworthy

"We cannot make it rain but we can see to it that the rain falls on prepared soil." - Henri Nouwen

"Mel: What was your name again? Rain: Rain. Mel: Oh that's nice. Kind of like bad weather." - Kristen Schaal

"Roy: "Looks like it's starting to rain" Riza: "But..It's not raining..." Roy: "Yes it is. This is the rain." - Hiromu Arakawa

"If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it." - Tom Vilsack

"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

"I wanted to destroy everything beautiful I'd never have. Burn the Amazon rain forests. Pump chlorofluorocarbons straight up to gobble the ozone. Open the dump valves on supertankers and uncap offshore oil wells. I wanted to kill all the fish I couldn't afford to eat, and smother the French beaches I'd never see. I wanted the whole world to hit bottom." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I'd probably try to stop the rain forests from being cut down. I'd probably join the revolution down south somewhere and try to save my life on the planet Earth. I might go to Libya. I might go see the Ayatollah. I might go to France, catch somebody in France I'm upset with." - Charles Manson

"Whether one sees the world as God's creation or as a secular mystery that science is on the way to figuring out, there is no denying the beauty and majesty of everything from mountain ranges, deserts, and rain forests to the exquisite details in the design of an ordinary mosquito." - Robert C Solomon

"The moment we turn over the soil we start poisoning it and we go on poisoning it all the way through... and there's probably not a river in the United States that doesn't have pesticide poisoning in it. The fish are dying. The seas are getting polluted. All of these things are happening. The rain forests are going. That's what the context is." - W S Merwin

"I do a lot of walking around in game parks, rain forests, places like that, but it's not like I'm camping in them as much as my day walks. I've done that all over the world, not like with a backpack on my back living out in the woods for several days. When I travel abroad, it's more the city that captures my interest." - Henry Rollins

"The genus Drosophila is one of the great success stories. There's hundreds of species within the genus. They're on every continent except Antarctica, they're in tropical rain forests, they're in deserts, they've evolved many exotic mating behaviors, and they're capable of incredibly long-distance flights." - Michael Dickinson

"When cattle ranchers clear rain forests to raise beef to sell to fast-food chains that make hamburgers to sell to Americans, who have the highest rate of heart disease in the world (and spend the most money per GNP on health care), we can say easily that business is no longer developing the world. We have become its predator." - Paul Hawken

"The newspaper headlines may shout about global warming, extinctions of living species, the devastation of rain forests, and other worldwide catastrophes, but Americans evince a striking complacency when it comes to their everyday environment and the growing calamity that it represents." - James Howard Kunstler

"On the mainland, a rain was falling. The famous Seattle rain. The thin, gray rain that toadstools love. The persistent rain that knows every hidden entrance into collar and shopping bag. The quiet rain that can rust a tin roof without the tin roof making a sound in protest. The shamanic rain that feeds the imagination. The rain that seems actually a secret language, whispering, like the ecstasy of primitives, of the essence of things." - Tom Robbins

"All forests have their own personality. I don't just mean the obvious differences, like how an English woodland is different from a Central American rain forest, or comparing tracts of West Coast redwoods to the saguaro forests of the American Southwest... they each have their own gossip, their own sound, their own rustling whispers and smells. A voice speaks up when you enter their acres that can't be mistaken for one you'd hear anyplace else, a voice true to those particular tress, individual rather than of their species." - Charles De Lint

"Clear-cutting" was the word for what the Rusties had done to the old forests: felling every tree, killing every living thing, turning entire countries into grazing land. Whole rain forests had been consumed, reduced from millions of interlocking species to a bunch of cows eating grass, a vast web of life traded for cheap hamburgers. "Look, we're not clear-cutting. All we're doing is pulling out the garbage that the Rusties left behend," David said. "It just takes a little surgery to do it." - Scott Westerfeld

"There is no kingdom like the forests." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Forests are the lungs of our land......" - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them." - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

"Agriculture is the 1 source of deforestation. By some estimates it accounts for 80% of the forests chopped down in the tropics." - Ramez Naam

"The forests have taught man liberty." - Paul Bourget

"The great outdoors is a theme with me; a walking holiday in Scotland is perfect - Culloden and the forests of Aviemore are both favourites." - Erin Oconnor

"As a little girl living in the English countryside, I used to go running around in the forests, creating my own fairy tale." - Lily Collins

"I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved with their public lands and forests. We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites." - Robert Towne

"The environmentalists say capitalism is killing our oceans, air, land, and forests. Capitalists argue that they provide food, fuel, and building materials for a growing world." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I know there is pain when sawmills close and people lose jobs, but we have to make a choice. We need water and we need these forests." - Wangari Maathai

"Drip, drip, the rain comes falling, Rain in the woods, rain on the sea; Even the little waves, beaten, come crawling As if to find shelter here with me." - James Herbert

"Drip, drip, the rain comes falling, Rain in the woods, rain on the sea; Even the little waves, beaten, come crawling As if to find shelter here with me." - James Herbert Morse

"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"... "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!!!" - Abdul Kalam

"It's all nonsense. It's only nonsense. I'm not afraid of the rain. I am not afraid of the rain. Oh, oh, God, I wish I wasn't." - Ernest Hemingway

"As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all." - Gautama Buddha

"There are holes in the sky Where the rain gets in, But they're ever so small That's why rain is thin." - Spike Milligan

"Only paper flowers are afraid of the rain. We are not afraid of the noble rain of criticism because with it will flourish the magnificent garden of music." - Konstantin Dankevich

"Weave, weave, weave, you streaks of rain! I am dissolved and woven again... Thousands of faces rise and vanish before me. Thousands of voices weave in the rain." - Conrad Aiken

"Back to the Army again, sergeant, Back to the Army again: Out o' the cold an' the rain, sergeant, Out o' the cold an' the rain." - Rudyard Kipling

"I also love fall, when it starts to rain, or even just before the rain - that is the most inspiring thing." - Brett Dennen

"I should have known [...] I am the rain. [...] I am the land [...] and I am the rain. The grass will grow out of me in a little while." - John Steinbeck

"That includes not cutting down the rain forest, and stop polluting the ocean because once we kill the coral reefs and the rain forest, this earth is toast." - Michael Berryman

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

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

"You know it is summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer." - Hal Roach

"By mid-morning a rain as fine as silk spills was weaving over the lake." - Martha Ostenso

"I'm fairy godmothering a girl who sounds like something you put up in the rain." - Terry Pratchett

"Feel the rain on your skin, no one else can feel it for you." - Natasha Bedingfield

"people run from rain but sit in bathtubs full of water." - Charles Bukowski

"Don't wait for the storms of your life to pass. Learn to dance in the rain." - Steve Rizzo

"A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten . . ." - Mary E. Pearson

"Nobody ever had a rainbow baby until they had the rain" - Jim Croce

"Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day." - Gary Allan

"Rush out in the rain to be soaked with the sky." - Rumi



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