Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.
* Henry Ward Beecher
There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
* Don DeLillo
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
* Annie Dillard
For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
* George Gissing
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
* Joseph Wood Krutch
One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.
* John Steinbeck
Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
* John Updike
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
* William Woodsworth