Weather and Seasons Quotations

The Quippery

A country church – the only time people lock their cars in the parking lot is during the summer and then only so their neighbors can’t leave them a bag of squash.
– Author Unknown –

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
– Carl Reiner –

American: We get an awful lot of cold waves from Canada. Can’t we weatherstrip the border?
– Author Unknown –

Antisthenes says that in a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time then thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer.
– Plutarch, Moralia –

A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.
– Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed –

Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.
– Doug Larson –

Autumn — wheezy, sneezy, freezy.
Winter — slippy, drippy, nippy.
Spring — showery, flowery, bowery.
Summer — hoppy, croppy, poppy.
– John Brady, Clavis Calendaria –

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
– Tom Lehrer –

Boy I love summer vacation. I can feel my brain beginning to atrophy already.
– Bill Watterson –

Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say, Please share my umbrella.
– The Hollies –

Canadian Seasons have been described as: Six months of winter, and six months of poor sledding. These can be broken down into: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction season. To be more specific, the four seasons are: June, July, August and Winter.
– Author Unknown –

Don’t knock the weather; nine tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.
– Ken Hubbard –

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.
– Don Marquis –

Frosty days and ice-still nights,
Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights,
– Jo Geis, Christmas Long Ago –

I believe that in India “cold weather” is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.
– Mark Twain –

I doubt if I can explain the psychic lift of that first distant honk in the spring, when the passage of the geese seems roughly akin to the arrival of the cavalry just as the Indians are foreclosing on the wagon train.
– John Jerome –

If I were running the world I would have it rain only between 2 and 5 A.M. Anyone who was out then ought to get wet.
– William Lyon Phelps –

If the temperature is zero outside today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?
– Author Unknown –

It’s my least favorite season of the year, bathing-suit season. I don’t know why we can’t all be shaped like those eighteen-year-old boys they design those suits for.
– Diane Ford –

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
– P.D. James, A Taste for Death –

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
– Charles Dickens –

If summer weekends are for rest and relaxation, how come they invented all that lawn-care equipment?
– Author Unknown –

If the Weather Stone is wet – it is raining.
If the Weather Stone has a shadow – it is sunny.
If the Weather Stone is moving – it is windy.
If the Weather Stone has white stuff on top – it is snowing.
If the Weather Stone is hard to see – it is foggy.
If the Weather Stone is gone – it was either a tornado or a flood.

I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
And laugh as I pass in thunder.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley,The Cloud –

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
– Susan Ertz –

New snow lays down a clean sheet of paper, and the wildlife – the above-snow creatures, anyway – write on it.
– John Jerome –

Oh, it’s forty below in the winter
And it’s twenty below in the fall
And it rises to zero in springtime
And we don’t get no summer at all.
– Author Unknown –

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
– Lyricist Sammy Cahn, composer Jule Styne – 1945 –

Partly cloudy forecast – Half-a-nice day.
Lawn sprinkler – A dew it yourself system.
– Norm Dvoskin –

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.
– Author Unknown –

so much depends upon
a red wheel barrow
glazed with rain water
beside the white chickens.
– William Carlos Williams –

Storms come, and are so personal, they seem to know your address and have the key to your house.
– Reverend Jesse Jackson –

Summers always fly – winters walk.
– Charles M. Schulz –

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
– Ruskin –

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
– J.B. Priestley –

The glory of springtime is the same to all. But there are many different points of view. A child sees it best from the middle of a mud puddle.
– Pearl Swiggum –

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.
– Henry Beston –

The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter.
– Dave Barry –

The principal function of March is to use up the winter weather that wouldn’t fit into February.
– Doug Larson –

The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time.
– Willie Tyler –

The latest authority among men of science says that little is known of the causes which balance the clouds in the air. They are formed of water, and water, however minutely divided or blown into bubbles, is always heavier than the air. And yet these flying fountains of all the rivers of earth, these armed and thundering legions of the storm, that beat down the forests with hail and bury the mountains in snow, and flood the plains with water, go floating over us at vast heights with all their mighty magazines when all our philosophy would require them to sink to the earth.
– Daniel March, “The Balancings of the Clouds,” Our Father’s House, or the Unwritten Word, 1869 –

The size of the flakes made them fall slowly, softly, no damage done, the world getting its moisture via a pile of feathers.
– John Jerome –

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.
– Patrick Young –

There are seasons in life. Don’t ever let anyone try to deny you the joy of one season because they believe you should stay in another season… Listen to yourself. Trust your instincts. Keep your perspective.
– Jane Clayson –

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
– G.K. Chesterton –

There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter.  One is the January thaw.  The other is the seed catalogues.
– Hal Borland –

There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting.
– George Carlin –

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
– Texas Bix Bender –

Until I came to Canada I never knew ‘snow’ was a four letter word.
-Alberto Manguel-

When Paul Bunyan’s loggers roofed an Oregon bunkhouse with shakes, fog was so thick that they shingled forty feet into space before discovering they had passed the last rafter.
– Oregon: End of the Trail, “Tall Tales and Legends” –

Winter is that discouraging time of the year when the house uses more fuel than the car.
– Doug Larson –

Winter brings with it an array of recreational opportunities, such as cross country skiing, skating, or, my favourite, video rental.
– Mike O’Brien (Calling the Prairies Home) –

Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.
– Author Unknown –

Who, in the rainbow, can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
– Herman Melville –

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