Wind Sayings and Quotes

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

the wind is scary during a tornado or in life in general...never know when a gust is going to come in your direction and change everything.     

David Walsh

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.     

Anne Bronte

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.     

Joan Didion

The wind whispered secrets in its own incomprehensible language.     

Tracy Rees

I hear the howl of the wind that brings the long drear storm on its heavy wings.     

William C. Bryant

The wind is us it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields.     

Truman Capote

You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down.     

C. S. Lewis

The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it's gone.     


The winds that never moderation knew, Afraid to blow too much, too faintly blew; Or out of breath with joy, could not enlarge Their straighten'd lungs or conscious of their charge.     

John Dryden

I hear the wind among the trees Playing the celestial symphonies; I see the branches downward bent, Like keys of some great instrument.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The wind blows on us all, but it's how you set your sail that makes the difference.     

Jim Rohn

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.     


The wind makes you ache is some place that is deeper than your bones. It may be that it touches something old in the human soul, a chord of race memory that says Migrate or die - migrate or die.     

Stephen King

Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes: The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze, Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die.     


The rain came down upon my head unshelter'd. And the wind rendered me mad and deaf and blind.     

Edgar Allan Poe

If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination.     

Napoleon Hill

The wind plays its own music.     

Bert McCoy

When the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel.     

Charles Dickens

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.     

Jim Rohn

Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!     

Humbert Wolfe

The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.     

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring.     

Burl Ives

There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been.     


Wherever wind visits, there it freshens the air; wherever wisdom visits, there it freshens the mind!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Every wind is fare when we are flying from misfortune.     


Wind is what happens when air falls in love with itself.     

Barry Webster

If the wind rises it can push us against the flood when it comes.     

Ernest Hemingway

A strong wind was blowing and it felt really very cold and seemed so unfamiliar and bizarre. But the trees remembered me. They bowed gently in the breez and called me nearer, welcoming me.     

Debalina Haldar

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.     

Catherine the Great

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.     

E. E. Cummings