Quotations on Clouds

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Clouds, Leading, May, Mountains)

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Cheerfulness, Clouds, Mind, Mirth, Serenity)

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Clouds, First, Humility, Will)

It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor.
- Edward E. Barnard
(Keywords: Ideas, Clouds, Land, May)

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
- Ruth Bernhard
(Keywords: Nature, Clouds, Energy, Harmony, Plants)

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.
- Frank Borman
(Keywords: Work, Clouds, Lonely, Nothing)

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
- Robert Bridges
(Keywords: Clouds, Garden, Summer)

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.
- Robert Browning
(Keywords: Clouds, Fight, Right, Sleep, Wrong)

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Clouds, Evening, Smiles, Storms, Tomorrow)

The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: War, Clouds, Myth, Production)

O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Wealth, Clouds, Sea, Water)

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Architecture, Clouds, Rules)

I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, tomorrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
- Abraham Crowley
(Keywords: Fear, Clouds, Fate, Night, Sun, Today, Tomorrow)

The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Poetry, Clouds, Ecstasy)

You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me.
- Black Elk
(Keywords: Power, Clouds, Earth, Rain)

Who cares about the clouds when we're together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
- Dale Evans
(Keywords: Clouds, Song, Weather)

The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
- Du Fu
(Keywords: Answers, Clouds, Weeping)

What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist, description of scientific apparatus and methods is to the modern Scientific Detective writer.
- Hugo Gernsback
(Keywords: Clouds, Old, Writer)

Thus I was able to make pioneering measurements of the height and physical scale of plasma clouds in the ionosphere and also to estimate wind speeds in this region.
- Antony Hewish
(Keywords: Clouds, Wind)

All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive - it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes. Don't take any chances. It just isn't worth it.
- Paris Hilton
(Keywords: Clouds, Judgment, Worth)

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Keywords: Clouds, Eternity, Mountains)

Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Genius, Clouds, Will)

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Education, Clouds, Darkness, Mind)

In London, the weather would affect me negatively. I react strongly to light. If it is cloudy and raining, there are clouds and rain in my soul.
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Keywords: Soul, Clouds, Light, London, Rain, Weather)

It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still Before the storm, in the long interval Between the gathering clouds and that light breeze Which Germans call the Wind's bride.
- Charles Godfrey Leland
(Keywords: Clouds, Light, Trees, Wind)

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.
- Mary Todd Lincoln
(Keywords: Truth, Clouds, Darkness, Day, Heaven, Justice, Will)

I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.
- Charles Lindbergh
(Keywords: Clouds, Earth, Mountains, World)

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock
(Keywords: Time, Lie, Clouds, Day, Idleness, Listening, Rest, Sky, Summer, Trees, Waste, Water)

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
- Martin Luther
(Keywords: God, Bible, Clouds, Flowers, Stars, Trees)

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden
(Keywords: Soul, Clouds, Existence, Flowers, Man, Rivers, Stars)

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Civilization, Clouds, Courtesy, Cruelty, Man)

At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.
- Czeslaw Milosz
(Keywords: Clouds, Feet)

Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of today, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
- Susanna Moodie
(Keywords: Life, Encouraging, Clouds, Smiles, Today)

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
- Christopher Morley
(Keywords: Clouds, Sky, Water)

Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment.
- Simon Newcomb
(Keywords: Clouds, Disappointment, Sense, Sight, World)

Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect.
- Francis Parkman
(Keywords: Clouds, Light, Open, Sky)

Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity.
- Rick Perry
(Keywords: Opportunity, Clouds, Sky)

Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: God, Clouds, Mind, Poor, Wind)

Only he shakes the heavens and from its treasures takes our the winds. He joins the waters and the clouds and produces the rain. He does all those things. Only he realizes miracles permanently.
- Michael Servetus
(Keywords: Clouds, Miracles, Rain)

I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
- Ernest Shackleton
(Keywords: Men, Clouds, Sky)

Human knowledge has been changing from the word go and people in certain respects behave more rationally than they did when they didn't have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds.
- Herbert Simon
(Keywords: Time, People, Knowledge, Clouds, Rain, Word)

I haven't had that good a time in ages. Since September 11, really. I just felt so happy, it was like the sun came out of the clouds for me. I love Italy.
- Bruce Sterling
(Keywords: Love, Time, Clouds, Italy, Sun)

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Keywords: Life, Clouds, Rain, Sky, Sunset)

It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Clouds, Paradise)

We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.
- Paul Tillich
(Keywords: Clouds, Sea, Trees, Voice, Words)

I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
- Mike Tyson
(Keywords: Dream, Clouds, Stars)

On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!
- Jules Verne
(Keywords: Clouds, Earth, Mountains, Sky)

Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.
- Ginny B. Waite
(Keywords: Design, Circumstances, Clouds, Fate, State, Visit)

This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.
- Adam Weishaupt
(Keywords: Clouds, Prejudice, Reason, Sun, Superstition, Understanding, Will)

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
- William Wordsworth
(Keywords: Clouds, Forgetfulness, Glory, Sleep)



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