Quotes about Bad Weather

Welcome to my page of quotations about bad weather, inclement weather, annoying weather. But in the big picture — except for the true extremes — is it really so bad⁈ —tg

The only consolation in foul weather is to turn one’s lock upon the street, and settle in by the fire with tea and a good book… ~Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Man of the Cloth: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery, 1997

“Bad weather always looks worse through a window,” my mother used to tell us… ~Marion Mill Preminger, All I Want Is Everything, 1957

We often hear of bad weather, but in reality, no weather is bad. It is all delightful, though in different ways. Some weather may be bad for farmers or crops, but for man all kinds are good. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. As Ruskin says, “There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” ~John Lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously. ~George Gissing, “Winter,” The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, 1903

Fine weather is a prejudice of youth. For an old man, the weather can be neither fine nor bad; it is the very texture of the weather that seems priceless, whether brightened by shafts of sunlight or clouded with darkness. ~François Mauriac (1885–1970), “Man and Nature, and Art, and what it should be,” Nouveaux Mémoires Intérieurs, 1965, translated from the French by Herma Briffault, The Inner Presence: Recollections of My Spiritual Life, 1968

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. ~Alfred Wainwright

Name the season’s first hurricane Zelda and fool Mother Nature into calling it a year. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com