20 Literary Rainy Day Quotes

20 Literary Rainy Day Quotes


In this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, we share a selection of our favourite rainy day quotes.

Writers and poets love rainy days. We hope you like our selection of quotes about the rain.

20 Literary Rainy Day Quotes

  1. Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. ~Bill Watterson
  2. There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won’t remember and that she can’t even let herself think about because that’s when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it’s always raining a slow and endless drizzle. You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken. Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again. Whenever it rains you will think of her. ~Neil Gaiman
  3. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. ~Robert Frost
  4. Colours shone with exceptional clarity in the rain. The ground was a deep black, the pine branches a brilliant green, the people wrapped in yellow looking like special spirits that were allowed to wander over the earth on rainy mornings only. ~Haruki Murakami
  5. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith
  6. I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. ~Pablo Neruda
  7. One can find so many pains when the rain is falling. ~John Steinbeck
  8. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters. ~Norman Maclean
  9. It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. ~Dave Barry
  10. Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  11. A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning. ~James Dickey
  12. The rain is falling ever harder and all I can hear is the sound of the water. I’m drenched but I can’t move. ~Paulo Coelho
  13. The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day. ~Dr Seuss
  14. The best way to meet a woman is in an emergency situation – if you’re in a shipwreck, or you find yourself behind enemy lines, or in a flood. ~Mark Helprin
  15. And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ~G. K. Chesterton
  16. She might have wept then, had not the sky begun to do it for her. ~George R.R. Martin
  17. English rain feels obligatory, like paperwork. It dampens already damn days and slicks the stones. ~Maureen Johnson
  18. He looked like the sort of person who would tell you that he did not have an umbrella to lend you when he actually had several and simply wanted to see you get soaked. ~Lemony Snicket
  19. He then departed, to make himself still more interesting, in the midst of a heavy rain. ~Jane Austen
  20. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest. ~Epicurus

20 Literary Rainy Day Quotes

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