Hurricane Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hurricane quotes, hurricane sayings, and hurricane proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

HURRICANE, n. An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone. The hurricane is still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain old-fashioned sea-captains.     

Ambrose Bierce

The hurricane does not uproot grasses, which are pliant and bow low before it on every side. It is only the lofty trees that it attacks.     


Hurricanes have killed more people worldwide in the last 50 years than any other natural cataclysm.     

Kerry Emanuel

The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.     

Paulo Coelho

No one can prevent hurricanes, but prosperous communities are much better able to withstand them than poor ones.     

Robert Zubrin

If any event teaches you how to perform on no sleep, it's a hurricane.     

David Muir

Hurricanes are dangerous things, and they're no fun to go through. And if you come out of it in one piece and your house comes out of in one piece, it's no fun living with no electricity for a day or a week, a month, whatever it is. And I speak, unfortunately, from personal experience on that matter.     

Bernard Goldberg

Two things Florida can teach the other 49 states: how to make a good margarita and how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane.     

Tom Feeney

Laughter, is like a hurricane, once it reaches a certain point, it becomes self-feeding, self-supporting. You laugh not because the jokes are funny but because your own condition is funny.     

Stephen King

The hurricane complicates things in that what would have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart.     

Henry Cisneros

Even in the middle of a hurricane, the bottom of the sea is calm. As the storm rages and the winds howl, the deep waters sway in gentle rhythm, a light movement of fish and plant life. Below there is no storm.     

Wayne Muller

A drop in the ocean has no fear of a hurricane.     

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.     

Carl Hiaasen

In reality, you don't ever change the hurricane. You just learn how to stay out of its path.     

Jodi Picoult

Not everything that happens in your life has to hit you like a hurricane.     

Joyce Rachelle

Thought and beauty, like a hurricane or waves, should not know conventional, delimited forms.     

Anton Chekhov

You are like a hurricane, there's calm in your eyes, and I'm getting blown away.     

Neil Young

After a hurricane, comes a rainbow.     

Katy Perry

Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.     

Diane Ackerman

The only two good words that can be said for a hurricane are that it gives sufficient warning of its approach, and that it blows from one point of the compass at a time.     

Gertrude Atherton

If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.     

Frank Lane

In the center of a hurricane there is absolute peace and quiet. There is no safer place than in the center of the will of God.     

Corrie ten Boom

Beneath the greatest love lies a hurricane of hate.     

Phil Ochs

Life is a hurricane, and we board up to save what we can and bow low to the earth to crouch in that small space above the dirt where the wind will not reach. We honor anniversaries of deaths by cleaning graves and sitting next to them before fires, sharing food with those who will not eat again. We raise children and tell them other things about who they can be and what they are worth: to us, everything. We love each other fiercely, while we live and after we die. We survive; we are savages.     

Jesmyn Ward

Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.     

Anderson Cooper

There's been a lot of really great intensive research into earthquakes, but we can't predict an earthquake down to the day. We can't predict where a hurricane is going to be a month in advance.     

Carrie Nugent

You can dance in a hurricane, but only if you're standing in the eye.     

Brandi Carlile

Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.     

Debbie Stabenow

If you're going to love someone or something then don't be a slow leaking faucet, be a hurricane.     

Shannon L. Alder