Quotes about Rain & Happiness

Welcome to my page of quotations about rain and a positive attitude — being in a good mood when it rains, welcoming and appreciating the rains, preferring overcast skies and rain over sunshine, etc.  SEE ALSO:  RAIN, PLAYING IN THE RAIN, SMELL OF RAIN, THUNDERSTORMS  —ღ Terri

I like people who smile when it’s raining. ~Author unknown

You know you’re an Arizona native when a rainy day puts you in a good mood. ~Marshall Trimble, quoted in You Know You’re an Arizona Native, When…, compiled by Don Dedera, 1993

It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays a heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky… ~Muriel Spark, Territorial Rights, 1979

Rain makes me happy. It is clean and comforting. It represents new beginnings and freedom. I always felt it washed away pain, all the dirt, and stains… The rain makes me feel alive. ~Scarlett Jensen, The Angel with Burnt Wings, 2013

The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing — a blanket — the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water. ~Douglas Coupland, Life After God, 1994

I threw my head back and let the rain pound against my cheeks. An unexpected happiness bubbled up in me, and I started to laugh. ~Cynthia Ellingsen, The Lighthouse Keeper, 2017

Overcast with drizzles — O! we neurotics welcome the riddance of that pesky sunshine. ~Terri Guillemets, “Unofficial Addendum to Neurotic’s Notebooks with Compliments & Apologies to Mignon McLaughlin,” 2002

It hain’t no use to grumble and complane;
      It’s jest as cheap and easy to rejoice.—
When God sorts out the weather and sends rain,
      W’y, rain’s my choice…
~James Whitcomb Riley, “Wet-Weather Talk,” 1901

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a man’s good fortune, of which he little dreams; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger… ~Giambattista Basile (c.1575–1632), The Pentamerone, or The Story of Stories, translated from the Neapolitan by John Edward Taylor, 1848

For after all, the best thing one can do
When it is raining, is to let it rain.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Poet’s Tale: The Birds of Killingworth,” Tales of a Wayside Inn, 1863

The rain cools the air, calms the soul and replenishes life. ~Mike Dolan, 2015

Rain showers my spirit
and waters my soul.
~Terri Guillemets

Quotations for Happy Rain Lovers
Original post date: 2000 Apr 24
1st major revision: 2019 Nov 19