Quotation Saturday: Weather

quotationsaturdayMamacita says:  The weather forecast for Thursday night was a severe snowstorm.  It didn’t show up, so I mocked it.  On Friday, the snow started falling and hasn’t let up even as I write, which is 3:15 a.m.

I really don’t understand how it could possibly be snowing; I mean, we have plenty of milk and toilet paper.  Go figure.  This time, household supplies didn’t prevent the storm, but it did delay it.

I like severe weather, as long as it’s not life-threatening.  Weather is one of the few things that people can’t control.  All the money and power and elitism in the world doesn’t change the fact that when conditions are ripe for rain or snow or hail or sleet or cats & dogs or torrents or tornadoes or hurricanes or hot or cold or frost, that’s exactly what will happen.  We can hold weather away from us, but we can’t stop it from “being.”

Fie on you all, rich important people.  It’s snowing and you can’t do a thing about it.

The rain it raineth ev’ry day
Upon the just and unjust fellow
But mostly upon the just, because
The unjust hath  the just’s umbrella!

1. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin

2. Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. –Kin Hubbard

3. Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. –Roger Miller

4. Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger. — Saint Basil

5. The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? –J.B. Priestley

6. Any proverbs about weather are doubly true during a storm. –Ed Northstrum

7. It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain. –Mark Twain

8. A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together! –Author Unknown

9. Bad weather always looks worse through a window. –Tom Lehrer

10. What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. –Jane Austen

11. Snowmen fall from heaven… unassembled. –Author Unknown

12. I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness. –Adeline Knapp

13. Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop. — Alfred Polgar

14. Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. — Oscar Wilde

15. Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. — Marcelene Cox

16. Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather. — Ilka Chase

17. I get cold really quickly, but I don’t care. I like weather. I never understand why people move someplace so that they can avoid weather. — Holly Hunter

18. In Scotland, there is no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes. — Billy Connelly

19. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible. — Albert Einstein

20. It was so cold I almost got married. — Shelley Winters images

21. Pray don’t talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. — Oscar Wilde

22. All of us could take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism. — Unknown

23. In India, “cold weather” is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy. — Mark Twain

24. Few things are as democratic as a snowstorm. — Bern Williams

25. He had read somewhere that the Eskimos had over two hundred words for snow, without which their conversation would probably have got very monotonous. So they would distinguish between thin snow and thick snow, light snow and heavy snow, sludgy snow, brittle snow, snow that came in flurries, snow that came in drifts, snow that came in on the bottom of your neighbour’s boots all over your nice clean igloo floor, the snows of winter, the snows of spring, the snows you remember from your childhood that were so much better than any of your modern snow, fine snow, feathery snow, hill snow, valley snow, snow that falls in the morning, snow that falls at night, snow that falls all of a sudden just when you were going out fishing, and snow that despite all your efforts to train them, the huskies have pissed on. — Douglas Adams

26. Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer, we’d all have frozen to death. — Mark Twain

27. I think that’s how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, ‘Gee, I’m enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn’t cold enough. Let’s go west.’ — Richard Jeni

28. On a gloomy, rainy morning, it came little eight-year-old Tommy’s turn to say the blessing at breakfast. “We thank Thee for this beautiful day,” he prayed. His mother asked him why he said that when the day was anything but beautiful. “Mother,” said he, with rare wisdom, “never judge a day by its weather.” — Unknown

29. Isn’t it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? — Kelvin Throop

30. No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather. — Michael Pritchard

31. The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. –Ward Elliot Hour

32. Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation. — Sinclair Lewis

33. Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

34. When one has faith that the spring thaw will arrive, the winter winds seem to lose some of their punch. — Robert L. Veninga

35. Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.” — Robert Byrne

36. The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. — Doug Larson

37. When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds. — Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

38. I think winter wear is communal. You get some gloves and a scarf from a lost-and-found box, wash them, wear them for a while until you lose them. Then somebody else does the same thing. — Adrian Grenier

39. Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, “I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.” — Maya Angelou

40. The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. — Unknown

41. A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.– Marcel Proust

42. Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty. –Voltaire

43. I’ve lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate. — John Steinbeck

sun44. Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. –Russel Baker

45. It amazes me that most people spend more time planning next summer’s vacation than they
do planning the rest of their lives. — Patricia Fripp

46. Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen

47. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. — Anne Bradstreet

48. The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love. — Margaret Atwood

49. They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it? — Jeanette Winterson

50. You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake… This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.
— Chuck Palahniuk


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Quotation Saturday: Weather — 2 Comments

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  2. Dear Ms. Goodwin,

    Your blog is a riot, and I love your collection of quotes!

    My name is Jill Randolph and I work with CityTownInfo.com, a website providing over 50,000 reference pages of real-world information on careers, communities, and colleges to our 10 million annual visitors.

    I wanted to let you know that we have just released a free 64-page e-book we think you and your visitors may find interesting. Our e-book provides a candid, real-world perspective on the elementary teaching profession via interviews with 25 teachers from grades 1 through 5, across a variety of disciplines including reading specialists, PE, and music teachers, to name a few. The book offers advice, tips, best and worst parts of the job, as well as words of wisdom, inspiration and caution from working teachers. One quote from the book:

    “Many people think that because the school day ends at 3 PM teachers just leave, but, the truth is, we stay late and often put in more than an eight-hour day. Almost always we take work home with us. Yes, we do have summers off, but we are constantly thinking about the school year to come and working on our skills.”

    Yours is one of the very first blogs we are reaching out to, so that you may share this relevant information with your visitors. We hope you’ll take a bit of time to review the book – it’s a fairly quick read – and then consider passing along your thoughts to your readers. We can provide you with cover art images in various sizes if you would like and we recommend linking to the page containing the eBook (http://www.citytowninfo.com/employment/elementary-school-teachers).

    Thank you for your time and consideration. If I can answer any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Sincerely,

    Jill Randolph

    jrandolph@citytowninfo.com
    CityTownInfo.com

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