April Showers
April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
--T. S. Eliot
 
Day
The Quote of the Day
1
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather just different kinds of good weather.
-- John Ruskin
2
For after all, the best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
3
If you took away everything in the world that had to be invented, there'd be nothing left except a lot of people getting rained on.
-- Tom Stoppard
4
As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
-- Van Wyck Brooks
5
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
-- Iris Murdoch
6
I am an optimist, but I'm an optimist who carries a raincoat.
-- Harold Wilson
7
I think it rains
That tongues may loosen from the porch
Uncleave roof tops of the mouth, hang
heavy with knowledge.

 

 

-- Wole Soyinka

8
I think God invented rain to give dead people something to complain about.
-- David Brenner
9
He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
-- Bible
10
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who, by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward.
-- Philip Dormer Chesterfield
11
If the state of oratory that inundates our educational institutions during the month of June could be transformed into rain for Southern California, we should all be happily awash or waterlogged.
-- Samuel Gould
12
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
13
It will never rain roses; when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
-- George Eliot
14
I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
-- Clint Eastwood
15
Clouds that thunder do not always rain.
-- Armenian Proverb
16
Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
-- John Updike
17
There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries if weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends.
-- Arnot Sheppard
18
Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
-- Richard Cushing
19
If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with a little rain.
-- Dolly Parton
20
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.
-- Lucretius
21
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
-- Mark Twain
22
There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
-- Don Delillo
23
Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.
-- William Feather
24
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
-- Langston Hughes
25
The world goes up and the world goes down, 
And the sunshine follows the rain
And yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown 
Can never come over again.

 

 

-- Charles Kingsley

26
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
-- Paul Cezanne
27
Truths are first clouds; then rain, then harvest and food.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
28
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation are men who want rain without thunder and lightning.
-- Frederick Douglass
29
Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall.

 

 

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

30
Pay as 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 D. Babcock
31
Shining through tears, like April suns in showers,
That labour to o'ercome the cloud that loads 'em.
--Thomas Otway 

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