If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
—Dolly Parton (b.1946) American Musician, Actress
When it rains, it pours.
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 (b.1936) American Novelist, Short Story Writer
Save something for a rainy day.
A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.
—Rachel Carson (1907–64) American Naturalist, Science Writer
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
—Anatole France (1844–1924) French Novelist
The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday’s sneer and yesterday’s frown can never come over again.
—Charles Kingsley (1819–75) English Clergyman, Academic, Historian, Novelist
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
—Hosea Ballou (1771–1852) American Theologian
The rain is playing its soft pleasant tune fitfully on the skylight, and the shade of the fast-flying clouds passes with delicate change across my book.
—Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–67) American Poet, Playwright, Essayist
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 (1904–73) Chilean Poet, Diplomat, Political leader
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
—Frank A. Clark
The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
—Colin Wilson (b.1931) British Philosopher, Novelist
The daily showers rejoice the thirsty earth, and bless the flowery buds.
—Matthew Prior (1664–1721) English Poet, Diplomat