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Quotations 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?  See also:  Weather, Cold Weather, Hot Weather, Rain, Winter, Snow, Storms, Thunderstorms, Weather Forecasting, Wind  —ღ Terri

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

After gazing blankly for a minute or two at the cheerless district through which lay the drovers' journey, he turned to me and said, "But, Ruskin, what is the use of painting such a very bad weather?" And I had no answer, except that, for Copley Fielding and for me, there was no such thing as bad weather, but only different kinds of pleasant weather — some indeed inferring the exercise of a little courage and patience; but all, in every hour of it, exactly what was fittest and best, whether for the hills, the cattle, the drovers — or my master and me. ~John Ruskin, "The Hill-Side," 1883

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 sky 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

To the mind responsive to nature, there is no such thing as bad weather. If children are taught to find joy in the rain and the snow, the wind and the hail, the clouds and the sunshine, the music of the wind and other outdoor voices, they will find joy in all weathers. ~Alice G. McCloskey, "Weather," 1911

      You look out and see no sunshine. Drizzling rain dampens everything. It's soggy underfoot. "Beastly weather," you mutter to yourself. "A bad day to-day," you persistently and pessimistically say to everyone you meet.
      You fool! There is no such thing as a bad day. Good days and bad days exist only in your own head. The weather has nothing to do with it. Each day is what you make it for yourself. Bad weather is only an unfortunate opinion. ~William Johnston, "Here's Hoping! To-Day," 1913

Some days are cold,
      Some days are hot;
Some days are wet,
      Some days are not.
Some springs are late,
      Some winters "bad";
They are all great—
      Rejoice, be glad!
~William Arthur Ward, "Rejoice!"

Some one has said there is no such thing as bad weather, there are only good clothes. ~Elisabeth Woodbridge, "In the Rain," 1911

No Weather is Bad
When you're Suitably Clad.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Apparel," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924

There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. ~Alfred Wainwright (1907–1991)

Frazz:  My ancestors said, "There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."
Caulfield:  You told me it was no bad weather, just insufficient espresso.
Frazz:  That's what my descendants will say their ancestors said.
~Jef Mallett, Frazz, 2013

Frazz:  The Scandinavians say there's no bad weather, just bad clothing... And they would know.
Girl:  I want to live where there's no bad weather, just bad sunscreen.
~Jef Mallett, Frazz, 2014

Sorrow and ill weather come unsent for. ~Scottish proverb

After bad weather comes good. After a storm comes a calm. ~Italian proverb

Everyone can navigate in fine weather. ~Italian proverb

The good seaman is known in bad weather. ~Proverb

Umbrellas that are up when Days are duller,
Instead of being Dark should glow with Color.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Cheeriness," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924

There's a technical term for a sunny, warm day which follows two rainy days. It's called Monday. ~Internet meme

When storm sweeps across the land or when sudden cold grips with icy fingers, there is the temptation to say that nature is giving us a hard time of it. But the fact is that nature is neither vindictive nor benevolent. Man merely finds conditions to his liking or his distaste. The wind and weather are as unaware of man as they are of the hibernating woodchuck or the migrating bluebird. The only emotion involved is man's emotion. The big primal forces, of which wind and weather are prime examples, were doing pretty much these same things before man appeared; and if man should vanish as a species, they would go right on doing those things. ~Hal Borland

What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? Fowl weather. ~Author unknown

Elvis:  Coziness inside directly correlates to how bad the weather is outside. And it is VERY cozy inside today!
Puck:  Elvis, it's called "The Cocoa Index," and it's the gold standard measurement of inclement weather.
~Georgia Dunn, Breaking Cat News, 2020

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

If you wait long enough, it will be good weather. ~Japanese proverb

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

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