Monsoon is a time of nourishment and replenishment up and down the food chain. Rain is one of the most prolific sources of fresh water on this planet and a necessity without which human civilization wouldn’t exist. Rain is also symbolic of grief. But every storm passes.
Here is a curated list of 50 rainy day quotes to help you keep your chin up and remember the sun will shine again.
Positive Rainy Day Quotes
Rain has often been associated with gloominess, but these quotes will shed new light on rain altogether.
#1. “Whenever it poured like this, Max felt as if time was pausing. It was like a cease-fire during which you could stop whatever you were doing and just stand by a window for hours, watching the performance, an endless curtain of tears falling from heaven.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Prince of Mist
#2. “The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
#3. “Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” ― Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
#4. “Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.” ― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
#5. “From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.” ― Tony Hillerman, Coyote Waits
#6. “When we love each other we are immortal and indestructible like the heartbeat and the rain and the wind.” ― Erich Maria Remarque, Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country
#7. “Still there are worse things than playing in the rain.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
#8. “It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.” ― Herodotus, Histories
#9. “Seek more and more direct contact and communion with nature – with the soul invigorating as well bodily beneficial influences of earth, sky, sun, wind and rain. Feeling oneness with nature. Face up to the weather and meet all its changing needs. Accept the weather as a whole. It then becomes an ally.” ― Gulzarilal Nanda Prime Minister Of India, Gulzarilal Nanda: A Life in Service of the People
#10. “Hard weather, says the old man. So let it be. Wrap me in the weathers of the earth, I will be hard and hard. My face will rain like the stones.” ― Cormac McCarthy, Suttree
Funny Rainy Day Quotes
Here are some humorous quotes about rain to cheer you up.
#11. “What’s a rainy day without some delicious coffee-flavored loneliness?” ― Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence
#12. “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, attributed, Véra: Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov
#13. “I think that the world should be full of cats and full of rain, that’s all, just cats and rain, rain and cats, very nice, good night.” ― Charles Bukowski, Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories
#14. “Do you know why the Indian rain dances always worked? Because the Indians would keep dancing until it rained.” ― Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues
#15. “Very gently. Like there are eggshells on your pedals, and you don’t want to break them. That’s how you drive in the rain.” ― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
#16. “If rain was God crying, I think God was drunk and his girlfriend just slept with Zeus.” ― Chuck Closterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% a True Story
#17. “When the weather’s rough and it’s whiskey in the rain it’s best to wrap your savior up in cellophane.” ― Tom Waits, Chocolate Jesus
#18. “People who walk around in the rain naked don’t get wet: they get washed.” ― Hone Tuwhare, Deep River Talk: Collected Poems
#19. “Rats! It’s rainy outside, And to be a good fella, Invite a smile so wide Nobody needs an umbrella!” ― Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic
#20. “Rain is just confetti from the sky.” ― Unknown
Famous Rain Quotes
Here are some of the most popular sayings about rainy days from history and literature.
#21. “What the mud had been doing with itself, or where it came from, who could say? But it seemed to collect in a moment, as a crowd will, and in five minutes to have splashed all the sons and daughters of Adam.” ― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
#22. “In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?” ― Pablo Neruda, Book Of Questions
#23. “I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” ― Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography
#24. “Blessed are the dead that the rain falls on.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
#25. “If a few minutes of suffering could make me so angry, what would years of it do? Even a stone can be worn down with enough rain.” — Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
#26. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” ― Walt Disney Company
#27. “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” ― Rumi, The Forty Rules Of Love
#28. “People run from rain but sit in bathtubs full of water.” ― Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966.
#29. “Go out more, keep cheerful as well as busy, for you are the sunshine-maker of the family, and if you get dismal there is no fair weather.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
#30. “It commenced raining one day and did not stop for two months. We went through ever different kind of rain they is, cep’n maybe sleet or hail. It was little tiny stinging rain sometimes, an big ole fat rain at others. It came sideways and straight down and sometimes even seem to stand up from the ground. Nevertheless, we was expected to do our shit, which was mainly walking upland down the hills an stuff looking for gooks.” ― Winston Groom, Forrest Gump
Happy Rainy Day Quotes
You don’t need a reason to be happy, and rain is no reason to be unhappy. Here are some happy rain quotes to help you send more positive subliminal messages.
#31. “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ― Langston Hughes, April Rain Song
#32. “I love the rain. Somehow, it just makes me happy.” ― John Travolta
#33. “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” ― John Ruskin, The Use of Life
#34. “The mountain to whom I can strike and shed all the tears that I carry in the front of rains.” ― Anonymous
#35. “If there was/is a God, or a designer, a creator, or whatever you want to call it, I would think rain is his calling card.” ― Michael Vito Tosto, Elsewhere and Otherwise: Essays
#36. “My greatest pleasure was the enjoyment of a serene sky amidst these verdant woods: yet I loved all the changes of Nature; and rain, and storm, and the beautiful clouds of heaven brought their delights with them.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mathilda
#37. “I am so often accused of gloominess and melancholy. And I think I’m probably the most cheerful man around. I don’t consider myself a pessimist at all. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel completely soaked to the skin.” ― Leonard Cohen, “The Joking Troubadour of Gloom” in The Daily Telegraph (April 26, 1993)
#38. “The rain is a necessary prelude to beautiful weather. So even if your heart is in downpour right now it only means it will become exceptionally beautiful in time.” ― Bisco Hatori, Ouran HighSchool Host Club
#39. “Outside, the rains had come, the rains that like a blizzard of guppies would pelt the creaky old house until spring. There is no weeping that can compete with the northwest rains.” ― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
#40. “It was a vast, luminous dream in which his whole life seemed to stretch out before him like a landscape on a summer evening after rain.” ― George Orwell, 1984
Rain and Cloud Quotes
The clouds and the rain never cease to amaze the naked eye of deep thinkers, philosophers, poets, and artists.
#41. “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, The Cat in the Hat
#42. “…I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms…” ― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain
#43. “Raindrops are not the ones who bring the clouds.” ― Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom
#44. “God is a cloud from which rain fell.” ― Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun
#45. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
#46. “A cold rain began to fall, and the blurred street-lamps looked ghastly in the dripping mist.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
#47. “The sky still appeared unable to make up its mind whether it wanted to rain or not.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
#48. “The sky is grey, with a thin TV-static drizzle that hangs in the air like it’s been freeze-framed.” ― Scarlett Thomas, The End of Mr. Y
#49. “Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ballads and Other Poems
#50. “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference.” — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam