Rain Sayings and Quotes

Being wet and cold typically isn’t fun, but for those who love the rain, or pluviophiles as they're called, nothing beats a rainy day. While it will certainly ruin picnic plans, stormy weather offers a chance to connect with nature or hunker down for a cozy day indoors. Below you’ll find a curated collection of wise, inspirational and humorous rain quotes, sayings, and proverbs.


Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.     

Langston Hughes

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.     

Bob Marley

Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.     

Vladimir Nabokov

True, the sun and the wind inspire. But rain has an edge. Who, after all, dreams of dancing in dust? Or kissing in the bright sun?     

Cynthia Barnett

Rain hangs about the place, like a friendly ghost. if it's not coming down in delicate droplets, then it's in buckets; and if neither, it tends to lurk suspiciously in the atmosphere.     

Barbara Acton-Bond

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.      

John Updike

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.      

Saint Basil

I think rain is as necessary to the mind as to vegetation. My very thoughts become thirsty, and crave the moisture.     

John Burroughs

The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfillment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.      

Helen Garner

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.     

Henry David Thoreau

Rain is bliss when topsoil has turned to dust; when springs have vanished; when frogs have gone silent; when fish have rotted to eye socket on dry lake; when corn has blackened on the stalk; when fat cattle have shriveled to bone; when half a billion Texas trees have perished; when bushfires have incinerated Australia; when unthinkable famine has spread through North Africa.      

Cynthia Barnett

Rain showers my spirit and waters my soul.     

Emily Logan Decens

Rain is not only drops of water. Its the love of sky for earth. They never meet each other but sends love this way.     

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Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain / On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me/ Remembering again that I shall die / And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks / For washing me cleaner than I have been / Since I was born into solitude.     

Edward Thomas

Beloved, let us once more praise the rain. / Let us discover some new alphabet, / For this, the often praised; and be ourselves, / The rain, the chickweed, and the burdock leaf, / The green-white privet flower, the spotted stone, / And all that welcomes the rain; the sparrow too,— / Who watches with a hard eye from seclusion, / Beneath the elm-tree bough, till rain is done.      

Conrad Potter Aiken

Clouds spout upon her / Their waters amain / In ruthless disdain, – / Her who but lately / Had shivered with pain / As at touch of dishonour / If there had lit on her / So coldly, so straightly / Such arrows of rain      

Thomas Hardy

The rain is famous for falling on the just and unjust alike, but if I had the management of such affairs I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust out doors I would drown him.     

Mark Twain

A roustabout hunched on a coal wagon goes by, icicles drip on his hat rim / sheets of ice wrapping the hunks of coal / the caravanserai a gray blur in slant of rain. / Let us nudge the steam radiator with our wool slippers and write poems of Launcelot,/ the hero, and Roland, the hero, and all the olden golden men who rode horses in the rain.     

Carl Sandburg

If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain?     

Tom Barrett

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rain is good for vegetables, and for the animals who eat those vegetables, and for the animals who eat those animals.     

Samuel Johnson

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.      

Hugh Latimer

Remember that every drop of rain that falls bears into the bosom of the earth a quality of beautiful fertility.     

George Henry Lewes

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater.     

Isaiah 55:10

The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually.     

Eeyore

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.     

Charlie Chaplin

God is good for everybody. The sun shines on good people and bad people, and it rains on both, too. God doesn't choose rain only for bad people.     

Mariano Rivera

A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.     

Liberian Proverb

It's the rain that fills the rivers not the dew.     

Sri Lankan Proverb