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Quotations about Storms

I like storms. It's Earth's way of venting. ~The Resident, "00:42:30" [S2, E1, 2018, Dr. Austin], written by Harthan, Klaviter, Notarile, Deiker Restivo, & Lu

Storms always made me feel so small. ~Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, 2012

The swirling song of the storm calls to some dim, long-forgotten instinct, which is suddenly unleashed. ~Virginia Garland, "The Rain," in Out West, 1908

I have said my prayer with the forest; stood to the dark and the rain; cast my voice on the storm. ~Virginia Garland, "The Rain," in Out West, 1908

...there has been a violent storm... This morning shone as bright as if it meant to make up for all the dismalness... ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, journal, 1841

I can tell by the way the trees beat, after
so many dull days, on my worried windowpanes
that a storm is coming...
~Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), "The Man Watching," translated from the German by Robert Bly, 1981

It was one of those somber evenings when the sighing of the wind resembles the moans of a dying man; a storm was brewing, and between the splashes of rain on the windows there was the silence of death. All nature suffers in such moments; the trees writhe in pain and twist their heads; the birds of the fields cower under the bushes; the streets of cities are deserted. ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century, 1836, translated from French by Kendall Warren

After bad weather comes good. After a storm comes a calm. ~Italian proverb

A firm tree does not fear the storm. ~Indonesian proverb

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. ~Willa Sibert Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915

The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on
across the woods and across time,
and the world looks as if it had no age...
~Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), "The Man Watching," translated from the German by Robert Bly, 1981

The storm is like the cry of some god in pain whose love the earth refuses. ~Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)

The storm raged all night, but when the dawn came it was spent. Anne saw a fairy fringe of light on the skirts of darkness. Soon the eastern hill-tops had a fire-shot ruby rim. The clouds rolled themselves away into great, soft, white masses on the horizon; the sky gleamed blue and silvery. A hush fell over the world. ~L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island, 1915

Born in a tempest...
This world to me is like a lasting storm...
~William Shakespeare, Pericles, c.1608  [IV, 1, Marina]

How suggestive the sounds of the thunder of waves upon rocks and headlands in a storm. They seem to fill the soul with the noblest of all music. I know nothing more exciting than a storm at sea. ~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), "Conversation II: Footsteps on the Sand," The Ministry of the Beautiful, 1850  [a little altered —tg]

surging, raging...
calling all our cells
to attention —
roaring, wailing
unabashedly smashing...
~Terri Guillemets

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously. ~George Gissing, "Winter," The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, 1903

A little gale will soon disperse that cloud
And blow it to the source from whence it came:
The very beams will dry those vapours up,
For every cloud engenders not a storm.
~William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III, 1590  [V, 3, George Plantagenet (Duke of Clarence)]

It was a dark and stormy night, the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets... rattling along the house-tops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. ~Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, Paul Clifford, 1830

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