Rainbows Sayings and Quotes

Rainbows are beautiful, but it’s easy to forget they often appear after an ugly storm. It’s the perfect metaphor for life. Sometimes you have to go through the bad to get to the good at the end. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful rainbow quotes.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.     

Dolly Parton

It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues.     

W. H. Davies

Rainbows introduce us to reflections of different beautiful possibilities so we never forget that pain and grief are not the final options in life.     


I don't want a rainbow... Rainbows have too many colors and none of them receive the appreciation they deserve... I'd prefer a fading red or a striking golden, a shimmery silver or a sober blue... Ruling the sunset sky alone!     

Debalina Haldar

One can enjoy a rainbow without necessarily forgetting the forces that made it.     

Mark Twain

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.     

Lord Byron

If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.     

Paulo Coelho

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope.     

Maya Angelou

After a debauch of thunder-shower, the weather takes the pledge and signs it with a rainbow.     

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

We will continue to chase rainbows unless we recognize that they are rainbows and there is no pot of gold at the end of them.     

Diane Ravitch

All these seven colors are part of one rainbow, yet they are all different. They have their own quality, their own identity, their own flavor to it. So it is a rainbow. The Divine loves diversity, that is why he made us all different.     

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Somewhere, over the rainbow, Way up tall, There's a land where they've never heard of cholesterol.     

Allan Sherman

It's a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn't consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.     

Sam Levenson

The rainbow bursts like magic on mine eyes! In hues of ancient promise there imprest...     

Charles Tennyson Turner

And, lo! in the dark east, expanded high, The rainbow brightens to the setting Sun.     

James Beattie

That arc of light, born of the shower and colored by the sun, which spans the heavens!     

Jean Charles Prince

God's illumined promise.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rainbows apologize for angry skies.     

Sylvia Voirol

When it looked like the sun wasn't going to shine any more, there's a rainbow in the clouds.     

Maya Angelou

And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.     

Black Elk

The smiling daughter of the storm.     

Charles Caleb Colton

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.     

G. K. Chesterton

After fifteen minutes nobody looks at a rainbow.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Look up to the sky You'll never find rainbows If you're looking down.     

Charlie Chaplin

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.     

John H. Vincent

If you disturb the colors of the rainbow, the rainbow is no longer beautiful.     

Denis Diderot

If a rainbow makes a sound, or a flower as it grows, that was the sound of her laughter.     

William P. Young

If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.     

Warren Wendel Wiersbe

Only rainbows after rain the sun will always come again.     

Tahlia Chi

Rainbows reminds us that even after the darkest clouds and the fiercest winds there is still beauty.     

Katrina Mayer