It rains sorrow on him who is already wet.
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
—Dolly Parton (b.1946) American Musician, Actress
Save something for a rainy day.
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.
If I peddle salt, it rains; if I peddle flour, the wind blows.
A learned man without work is a cloud without rain.
The rain wets the leopard’s spots but does not wash them off.
When the rain falls in the valley, the hill gets angry.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
—Frank A. Clark
Evening red and morning gray help the traveler on his way; evening gray and morning red bring down rain upon his head
Whoever has only one garment does not wash it when it rains.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
—John Updike (1932–2009) American Novelist, Poet, Short-Story Writer
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
—Langston Hughes (1902–67) American Poet, Fiction Writer, Dramatist
Up the two terrace flights of steps the rain ran wildly, and beat at the great door, like a swift messenger rousing those within; …
—Charles Dickens (1812–70) English Novelist
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
How lovely is the sun after rain, and how lovely is laughter after sorrow.
If it rained macaroni, what a fine time for gluttons!
All was silent as before –
All silent save the dripping rain.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) American Poet, Educator, Academic
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.
—Rachel Carson (1907–64) American Naturalist, Science Writer
April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
—T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) American-born British Poet, Dramatist, Literary Critic
Still falls the rain—dark as the world of man, black as our loss—blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.
—Edith Sitwell (1887–1964) British Poet, Literary Critic
Money is only good for a weekday, a holiday, and a rainy day.
Rain before seven; clear before eleven.
Big thunder, little rain.
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
It takes both rain and sunshine to make a Rainbow.
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
An old friend met in a far country is like rain after drought.
After the rain the grass will grow; after wine, conversation.