“On the late afternoon streets, everyone hurries along, going about their own business. Who is the person walking in front of you on the rain-drenched sidewalk? He is covered with an umbrella, and all you can see is a dark coat and the shoes striking the puddles. And yet this person is the hero of his own life story. He is the love of someone’s life. And what he can do may change the world. Imagine being him for a moment. And then continue on your own way.”
Vera NazarianThe Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration


The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”
Dr. SeussThe Cat in the Hat

“It’s all nonsense. It’s only nonsense. I’m not afraid of the rain. I am not afraid of the rain. Oh, oh, God, I wish I wasn’t.”
Ernest Hemingway

“You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before you do because it might take too long. You can-can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“When you go, if you go, and I should want to die, there’s nothing I’d be saved by more than the time you fell asleep in my arms in a trust so gentle I let the darkening room drink up the evening, till rest, or the new rain lightly roused you awake. I asked if you heard the rain in your dream and half dreaming still you only said, I love you.”
~ Edwin MorganNew Selected Poems

“She might have wept then, had not the sky begun to do it for her.”
George R.R. MartinA Storm of Swords

“The rain started pelting against the window. Bullets looking for a target. He told me that as he stared at nothing his mind was going a million miles a minute, and for a brief moment he thought of ending it. Doing it. Getting it over with. There was nothing more to live for. She was gone. His boys were gone. His life was done. So – let’s finish it.”
~ Dennis G Hurst, Cloud by Day/Fire by Night


It rains and rains and rains. But there is a sky above the rain, Nothing can rot the sky. Earth has turned to mud. What of it? The heart of the planet is made of fire, of ardent sun. (from “A Rainy Day”)” ~Visar ZhitiThe Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

“We stepped carefully, so softly, over thorny plants. The dust had turned to mud, splattering our shoes, socks, and legs. By the time we reached the boat, our clothes were clinging to our flesh and stained with the bloody remains of mosquitoes.”
Mia KirshnerI Live Here

“God gave the seed, but he wants the fruits back. Pick the seeds up. Plant the best ones. He promised the rain. It will be a bumper harvest!”
Israelmore AyivorThe Great Hand Book of Quotes

H/T AMERICAN DIGEST for the animated graphics (which are awesome!) and The Cascades for their enduring hit song from 1962(!)