Weather Quotes

Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change… that’s a whole political debate that I don’t want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.

— Andrew Cuomo

It’s a wonderful thing to make work that is unadorned either by context, framing or label, that can exist in the changing conditions of light, weather, wind.

— Antony Gormley

You’ve just got to sing, do some kind of singing every day. Early mornings and cold weather can mess with that. I drink special teas with cayenne pepper, but I think you’re psyching yourself out, really.

— Aaron Neville

What I enjoy doing more than anything is, I have my little antique car collection, and when the weather is pretty I like to get out one of my old cars. I have a little route I run down in the country, down Nachez Trace Parkway. The loop down through there is just really relaxing, not much traffic.

— Alan Jackson

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

— Ambrose Bierce

Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.

— Ambrose Bierce

The L.A. weather is a lot like Taiwan’s, where you don’t observe four seasons, so the years can pass and you don’t feel a thing.

— Ang Lee

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

— Anthony J. D’Angelo

My mum taught me to always make sure you protect your skin with SPF. I always make sure I put my St. Tropez SPF on my face every morning, no matter the weather, before I go out of the house.

— Abbey Clancy

Clean air and water, a diversity of animal and plant species, soil and mineral resources, and predictable weather are annuities that will pay dividends for as long as the human race survives – and may even extend our stay on Earth.

— Alex Steffen

When I look back at my childhood on the Ayrshire coast, I recall a basic devotion to the idea that human nature and national character are as unknowable as the weather’s rationale.

— Andrew O’Hagan

When the weather is really hot, I tend to live in denim cut-offs.

— Ashley Madekwe

The SoCal weather can’t be beat, but I just haven’t quite been able to embrace the lifestyle.

— Ashley Wagner

I’m not into cold weather, I like warm weather.

— Amos Lee

It is almost possible to predict one or two days in advance, within a rather broad range of probability, what the weather is going to be it is even thought that it will not be impossible to publish daily forecasts, which would be very useful to soci.

— Antoine Lavoisier

I work out four days a week in the off-season, and in the warm, running weather months, I do five days. A push/pull regime of weightlifting, cycling, and the occasional Saturday or Sunday run with my oldest son, even if it’s cold out.

— Andre Dubus III

I loved living in Hollywood – and the weather there was just fantastic – but there is something about rural England, and especially Suffolk and Norfolk, that pulls at my heartstrings.

— Amanda Donohoe

Maybe it’s the buildings, maybe it’s the weather, but you can see it affects us – that Scottish gallows humour our tendency towards bleakness, to look at things in a negative way. Those definitely come out in my writing.

— Allan Guthrie

I like the relative literacy of at least some of England. I mean, I didn’t come for the food or the weather!

— Andrew Solomon

I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill.

— Bill Gates

Scarves, mittens, and hats are a great way to express your personality in the cold weather.

— Brad Goreski

A lot of the bikes are carbon wheels now, and you don’t have as good a braking surface on a carbon wheel in the wet weather as you do on the old aluminium rims.

— Bradley Wiggins

The techniques I developed for studying turbulence, like weather, also apply to the stock market.

— Benoit Mandelbrot

When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don’t believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed.

— Benoit Mandelbrot

You know growing up in Sweden meant we had a lot of rain when we played tennis. We were taught on clay courts but because of the weather, we had to go indoors a lot.

— Bjorn Borg

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.

— Bill Bowerman

Ultimately, Amazon is a weather pattern that disturbs everything around it.

— Brad Stone

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

— C. S. Lewis

I’ll admit that I’m not quite certain how to sum up an entire year in music anymore not when music has become so temporal, so specific and personal, as if we each have our own weather system and what we listen to is our individual forecast.

— Carrie Brownstein

It is spectacular. From about five minutes in, when we knew for sure that we were going to have the weather to go, the smile on my face just got bigger and bigger, and I was just beaming through the whole launch. I mean, it is just an amazing ride.

— Chris Hadfield

I don’t really like long flights any more – I find them too tiring. Flying always involves the same things these days – huge crowds at airports, waiting around, late take-offs, weather problems, and so on. I don’t really enjoy travelling. I don’t imagine anyone does except young children.

— Christopher Lee

I cannot do business. I cannot sit and say, ‘How are you, the weather’s great, how’s your golf?’ I’m like a bull in a china shop.

— Cilla Black

I am working, but when one has ceased to do seascape, it is the devil afterward – very difficult it changes at every instant, and here the weather varies several times in the same day.

— Claude Monet

I like Los Angeles. So many artistic people, and I just love the weather.

— Carly Rae Jepsen

I don’t love the whole Hollywood mentality, but I do love the weather and how motivated everyone is around here. It motivates me to make fun music.

— Charlie Puth

I don’t love the whole Hollywood mentality, but I do love the weather and how motivated everyone is around here. It motivates me to make fun music. I’m an East Coaster – I’m from New Jersey, so I’ll probably feel like that forever.

— Charlie Puth

Legislation on Lyme disease, weather patterns, helping farmers, helping veterans – these are not partisan issues.

— Chris Gibson

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.

— Christina Rossetti

I love cold, rainy weather.

— Catherine Bell

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

— Charles Dudley Warner

We now know that we cannot continue to put ever-increasing amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. Actions have consequences. In fact, the consequences of past actions are already in the pipeline. Global temperatures are rising. Glaciers are melting. Sea levels are rising. Extreme weather events are multiplying.

— Cary Fowler

I was nerdy girl who went to Catholic school and wanted to be an engineer. I was all set to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology. And then I took a hard left turn and studied Liberal Arts at Northern Illinois University, majored in Communications. Then worked in radio as a disk jockey and as the weather girl.

— Cindy Morgan

Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.

— Dalai Lama

The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, droughts and floods is in line with what climate scientists have been predicting for decades – and evidence is mounting that what’s happening is more severe than predicted, and will get far worse still if we fail to act.

— David Suzuki

I briefly did therapy, but after a while, I realised it is just like a farmer complaining about the weather. You can’t fix the weather – you just have to get on with it.

— Douglas Adams

Of course, Minneapolis, we think, ‘Oh well, it’s cold there, lethally cold.’ But the reality is you adapt to weather… Humans are consummately adaptable creatures.

— Dan Buettner

What was so good about it was that the set that they originally built stayed there, and weathered over the five years. It got five summers and five winters of weather. It became more and more authentic as we worked in it, and they added bits to it.

— Derek Jacobi

London is completely unpredictable when it comes to weather. You’ll start a scene, and it’s a beautiful morning. You get there at 6 in the morning, set up, you start the scene, start shooting. Three hours later, it is pitch black and rainy.

— David Schwimmer

Cicadas, buckling and unbuckling their stomach muscles, yield the sound of someone sharpening scissors. Fall field crickets, the thermometer hounds, add high-pitched tinkling chirps to the jazz, and their call quickens with warm weather, slows again with cool.

— Diane Ackerman

I’m happy to feed the squirrels – tree rats with the agility of point guards – but in fair weather, they frighten my finches. They leap from snowbank to porch to feeder and stuff their cheek pouches with chickadee feed.

— Donald Hall

When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line.

— Daniel Hannan

The soy-bean, in particular, has proved sufficiently resistant to cold in spring and to adverse weather during summer to warrant heavy planting, especially throughout the South.

— David F. Houston

I grew up in Germany for a little while, and all my German friends said that Seattle, weather and energy-wise, is a lot like West Germany. It’s true.

— Daniel Breaker

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.

— David Hare

People who graduate are more resilient financially, and they weather economic downturns better than people who don’t graduate. And, throughout their lives, people who graduate are more likely to be economically secure, more likely to be healthy, and more likely to live longer. Face it: A college degree puts a lot in your corner.

— Elizabeth Warren

I have the same skin-care routine morning and night, although I’m not one of those people who always uses the same products. My skin changes with the weather.

— Emily Ratajkowski

Never open a book with weather. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry Lopez, who has more ways to describe ice and snow than an Eskimo, you can do all the weather reporting you want.

— Elmore Leonard

I’m a real Londoner. We have very grey weather in London, and I think it encourages a very eclectic and crazy fashion sense. I mix high-street stuff with more high-end fashion, and I love vintage.

— Emma Watson

Here in New York, we are already seeing how climate change contributes to increasingly violent and extreme weather that has cost us dearly, in both damage and in lives.

— Eric Schneiderman

California is lucky, the East Coast is lucky because we get great seafood and a lot of produce from Florida, locally in good weather, but in the winter we have to buy it.

— Eric Ripert

I set myself one task, which was to get Labour on to the front foot, back in the game, making the weather on the economy, and that’s going to take me a year.

— Ed Balls

A normal day of working in Burbank is 14 hours, sometimes more. On ‘The Revenant’ sometimes it was eight hours, but we were shooting only five. So they were short days, but they were very strenuous because of the weather. And it was very dark.

— Emmanuel Lubezki

That’s a tumor. It goes across my liver, up through my lungs, all the way around my heart. And when they were done trying to cut it out, nuke it out with radiation and chemotherapy it out, it left so much scar tissue that when I walk outside now in cold weather and take a deep breath, it feels like someone is stabbing me.

— Eric Massa

The fall couture presentations in Paris are usually my favorite moment on the fashion calendar: beautiful weather, a busy rather than manic schedule, and, let’s face it, seeing the artistry, the embroidery, and handmade magnificence that goes into every dress.

— Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

The most intense curiosity and excitement prevailed, and though the weather was uncertain, enormous masses of densely packed people lined the road, shouting and waving hats and handkerchiefs as we flew by them.

— Fanny Kemble

I can say I won a Senior British Open at Turnberry. I think that’s the best thing about it, the whole week, was playing this course. It’s a challenging, very tough course, under extreme weather. But you know, it’s nice to win any event.

— Fred Couples

November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape.

— F. Sionil Jose

I have been fighting climate change for two decades, and people often ask me how I remain hopeful in the face of extreme weather and grim forecasts. The answer is simple: I see countless solutions spreading across the nation and across the world. But we need more investment.

— Frances Beinecke

When climate change supercharges weather patterns, the disadvantaged often suffer first and most.

— Frances Beinecke

The U.S. can become carbon neutral in our lifetimes. In the process, we will put millions of Americans to work, make our companies more competitive, and shield our communities from extreme weather. And we will honor our obligation to leave the world a better place for future generations.

— Frances Beinecke

The signs of climate change are visible across the nation, from the drought-stricken fields of Central California to the flooded streets of Michigan. Extreme weather is turning people’s lives upside down and costing communities millions of dollars in damaged infrastructure and added health care costs.

— Frances Beinecke

When I left school, I never wondered whether my apartment in New York was vulnerable to storm surges, but my three daughters have to consider the realities of extreme weather and how it may destabilize communities around the globe.

— Frances Beinecke

The science tells us that if we fail to reduce global warming pollution, global temperatures will rise to dangerous levels and unleash devastating extreme weather events and accelerate destructive sea level rise.

— Frances Beinecke

Especially during the hot weather, we have been so greatly hampered by infections despite our utmost care, and since we have lost so many dogs, I strongly desire more help to keep the place clean and gloves and gowns and a thorough fitting up of our operating room.

— Frederick Banting

If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.

— Frank Lane

When there’s an emergency weather situation, the local broadcaster is the source of information that often makes the difference between life and death.

— Gordon Smith

There are three reasons why I live in Scotland. First, I like silence, and you have to be a millionaire to buy silence in Italy. Second, I like cold weather. Third, in Italy I have too many relatives and know too many people, so I never get a quiet time.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

For me especially, I travel a lot, and with the weather change and everything, my skin gets dehydrated very fast.

— Gal Gadot

In Japan, they have TV sets in cars right now, where you can punch up traffic routes, weather, everything! You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan, so within the next 2 to 3 years it’s gonna be so crazy!

— Glenn Danzig

Woodstock – I didn’t see anybody play, except when I was standing backstage waiting to go on, because it was so muddy. And the weather was so horrible, you literally couldn’t get there except by helicopter.

— Grace Slick

I’m a five-seasons griller! Did you know I added a new season? Living in Cali, I’m cooking in the yard all the time. I don’t care what the weather is like. My hair is impervious to any kind of dampness, so I don’t have too much to worry about.

— Guy Fieri

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons when you can see the weather coming and going, which lends itself to photography.

— Graeme Le Saux

Plants exist in the weather and light rays that surround them – waving in the wind, shimmering in the sunlight. I am always puzzling over how to draw such things.

— Hayao Miyazaki

To my ears, jazz sounds better in warm weather and after the sun has gone down. While I will listen to some of my favorite jazz records in cooler weather, it’s the warmer nights that really make them come alive. Something about those sounds and the heat of the night really makes it happen for me.

— Henry Rollins

The queue and the fan are, of course, closely related in that fans will queue any length of time in any weather to see, touch, watch, hear, read, wear, or simply enjoy proximity to the object of their devotion.

— Howard Jacobson

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.

— Helen Hunt Jackson

I get cold really quickly, but I don’t care. I like weather. I never understand why people move someplace so that they can avoid weather.

— Holly Hunter

Apart from anything else, I find boots are too hot except in wintry weather. At home I usually wear a sweater, shirt and slacks.

— Honor Blackman

If Northern Ireland had better weather, it would be like New Zealand. It’s an immensely beautiful country.

— Ian Beattie

In L.A., it’s very hard to have some kind of conscience of some style out there. The weather’s too hot there’s no seasons.

— Jason Statham

Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you’d bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I’d be the talk of the day.

— John Mayer

There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

— John Ruskin

I’ve lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.

— John Steinbeck

Apartheid does not happen spontaneously, like bad weather conditions.

— Jonathan Kozol

I always start everything with the weather, because the weather is the first thing that I notice when I wake up in the morning.

— Julia Cameron

If my favorite, most comfortable place is by our fireplace in cold weather, expedient places are on an airplane, in a waiting room or even waiting in line frequently these days, while on the phone having been ‘put on hold.’

— Joyce Carol Oates

For some reason, every time I get a little bit under the weather, I’ve got zero patience.

— Jason Day

I once dated a weather girl, we talked up a storm.

— Jay London

The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.

— Jerome K. Jerome

L.A. is a vortex. The weather there tricks you into thinking you’re on vacation, even when you’re working fourteen hours a day.

— Julian Casablancas

Every day, it seems, a new extreme weather catastrophe happens somewhere in America, and the media’s all over it, profiling the ordinary folks wiped out by forest fires, droughts, floods, massive sinkholes, tornadoes.

— Jane Velez-Mitchell

I love Halloween, trick or treating and decorating the house. And I love Thanksgiving, because of the football and the fall weather. And of course, I love Christmas – that’s my favorite of all!

— Joe Nichols

Andoya is in a different world, set at the northern edge of Europe in what seems to be a time and weather of its own.

— John Burnside

I predict that as warm weather returns to Europe, so will the flood of Middle Eastern immigrants.

— John McLaughlin

Trying to keep up with health advice can feel like surfing the Net for weather forecasts: what you find is always changing, often contradictory and rarely encouraging.

— Julian Baggini

The books I read, if they intrude on my writing, do so as weather will pass through and touch a landscape – affecting it, yes, but only now and then leaving a permanent mark.

— Julia Glass

The thing that makes vivid writing is when the reader is in the body of the story, the body of the character. Things smell like something there’s weather, there’s texture, there’s light.

— Janet Fitch

If you send up a weather vane or put your thumb up in the air every time you want to do something different, to find out what people are going to think about it, you’re going to limit yourself. That’s a very strange way to live.

— Jessye Norman

In the U.S. alone, weather disasters caused $50 billion in economic damages in 2010.

— Jeff Goodell

My granny would come out and stay with us in the winter, and we would listen to the reports from the coastal stations and have a discussion in the middle of Glasgow about what the weather was like in Tiree.

— Johann Lamont

News events are like Texas weather. If you don’t like it, wait a minute.

— Jessica Savitch

I don’t really worry about the weather… as long as you have good access to the stadium, that’s the one thing you worry about.

— Jeffrey Lurie

A course never quite looks the same way twice. The combinations of weather, season, light, feelings and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing.

— Joe Henderson

When I was a little, little kid, my family got a new washing machine, and they had a big box that was left over. So I cut a big hole in the box, and I made it like a giant TV set. I brought it into the living room, and I did the news and the weather for my family.

— Jack Reynor

But then, I just decided to get off my lazy butt and take advantage of the L.A. weather.

— Jason Biggs

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

For me, growing up in Detroit, scarves meant cold weather. But I remember working in a store, and we had some silk scarves – like, wide scarves with fringe – and because I had seen the English rockers wearing skinny silk scarves, I took the scarves, cut and sewed them, and made them long – almost like a tie.

— John Varvatos

If there was any other place I would live, other than Miami, it would be California. It’s beautiful. The weather is just gorgeous, I love being here, too.

— Jon Secada

The variety of training is a major selling point of triathlon. Different sports, different venues means it’s always interesting, and you can always switch things round if the weather messes your plans up.

— Jonathan Brownlee

Yorkshire weather can turn quickly. At one Auld Lang Syne race, it dropped to -16C. The frost turned everybody’s hair grey. I couldn’t take my shoes off, as my laces had frozen solid.

— Jonathan Brownlee

Andean skiing offers an unforgettable combination of beach-style weather, great snow and exotic travel. There are many attractions. Here on the fringes of the Andes, skiers will find few lift queues, tickets 50% cheaper than France, and unique scenery that includes condors and Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak outside the Himalayas.

— Jonathan Franklin

I recognize that it is through the engagement with my craft – by recognizing an idea and drawing it out, building physical models, collaborating with experts, constructing the sculptures at urban scale, and maintaining them through years of weather and interaction with the public – that a new art for cities has become real.

— Janet Echelman

I don’t like Miami that much. I don’t like the weather. My base is Miami, but I travel a lot.

— Juan Pablo Galavis

I’ve always really, really wanted to go to Egypt and go inside some pyramids and just hang out there. I don’t know why. I don’t like hot weather, and I don’t like the desert, but something about the pyramid and the mummies and all their history there, I’d love to go check it out.

— Jean-Luc Bilodeau

If the weather’s nice, I like to be outside exercising, but when it’s colder, I’m a real homebody and I catch up on my reading.

— Jeremy Sumpter

That’s a lot of words about the weather, but in Canberra you can’t help but be aware of the seasons, and there is something wonderful about that. Okay, so there’s a distinct lack of beach, but aside from that, the place grows on you.

— Judy Horacek

It is no use to grumble and complain It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice.

— James Whitcomb Riley

Assuming normal winter weather, we currently anticipate the coal markets to remain difficult through 2015 while we always strive to operate a full capacity in this environment, it may be necessary to delay our production growth to match the market.

— Joe Craft

I’ve been fascinated with severe weather since I was four, when I saw a tornado at night in my mom and grandmother’s southeast Minnesota hometown while everyone else was asleep – an experience I encoded in ‘The Stormchasers.’

— Jenna Blum

When I lived in Minneapolis in my twenties, and my mom lived there, too, I used to take her ‘storm chasing’ – by which I mean I’d see a pulsing blob of radar on The Weather Channel and make her drive us toward the storm.

— Jenna Blum

After you start learning all about the mechanics of piloting a riverboat, you stop seeing all the pretty sunsets and you start thinking about the weather.

— John Hartford

Every July, I look forward to taping a Christmas show – in July in Nashville. In 98-degree weather. I love it.

— Larry the Cable Guy

If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it’s pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

I did everything when I started. In Miami I did news, I did weather, I did sports, I did disk-jockeying. And I did a sports talk show every week – every Saturday night.

— Larry King

I find that predicting the course of our lives is like predicting the weather. You might be able to predict your future in the short term, but the longer you look ahead, the less likely you are to be correct.

— Leonard Mlodinow

You can’t exactly do it from your hotel room. It’s the weather you’ve got to get out in it. You’re telling people that there are 70 mile-per-hour winds. So it’s like, ‘Let’s prove it.’

— Lester Holt

Winemakers have to adapt to what they’re given by nature: the vines, the fruit, the soil and the weather.

— Laura Anne Gilman

Some things are only capable of being done in space. Examples of that are looking at our Earth from that far away, and understanding the entire processes of storms and weather patterns, and oceans, and coastlines.

— Laurel Clark

The closer the bird is to the surface of the water, the firmer and more inelastic is the uplift of the rising air. The bird appears to almost feel the surface with the tip of its weather wing.

— Lawrence Hargrave

The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.

— Lionel Trilling

Just like gold, which has to weather very high temperatures to achieve the sheen and shine it finally gets, so also every person has to go through struggles in his life to achieve success.

— Kailash Kher

I came face-to-face with a gorilla which was quite good, but it was a 10-hour trek in bad weather, up hills, covered in mud, with mosquitoes everywhere and when we got there the gorilla’s just sat there doing nowt.

— Karl Pilkington

As we become this one global culture, in some ways it’s things like the weather and nature that still hold our culture as unique to where we are.

— Kate Bush

I’ve cooked plenty of meals when I was sad, lonely, depressed, angry, bored, and/or under the weather. My primary aim in these circumstances is generally to cheer myself up, to fill my stomach with something warm so I can feel comforted and fed, usually just with a quick soup or an omelet.

— Kate Christensen

My face and skin trick is to moisturise well in the winter time, because the weather eats up your skin, and I never go to sleep with make up on. Someone told me it ages you ten years.

— Kelly Rowland

When it comes to beach volleyball, we’re playing in 100-degree-plus weather.

— Kerri Walsh Jennings

I’m attempting to broaden my novels’ scope through landscape and weather, leaves falling off trees, overnight storms, timeless elements which, irrespective of human endeavour, have always been there and, as long as there is life and snow, will always be there.

— Kent Haruf

I have been in meetings where a head of state will say, ‘I like your tie,’ to a man… or, ‘I like your country because the weather’s good,’ or whatever. So for me, the pins in some ways were openers.

— Madeleine Albright

You think that the heads of state only have serious conversations, but they actually often begin really with the weather or, ‘I really like your tie.’

— Madeleine Albright

Not only does the summer bring warm weather and tons of summer activities, but it also yields a fresh crop of increasingly useful avocados!

— Marcus Samuelsson

We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.

— Marianne Williamson

I’ve been able to watch and to weather a lot of different periods in entertainment, politics and life.

— Marilyn Manson

Know how weather, especially humidity, can affect the movement of doors and windows.

— Marilyn vos Savant

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

— Mark Twain

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

— Mark Twain

I have cotton or flannel sheets, depending on the weather. They have to be ironed, and I get my bed changed nearly every day.

— Martha Stewart

The weather was fine and moderate. The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk, four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.

— Meriwether Lewis

The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke’s party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten.

— Meriwether Lewis

Some days, I’d feel better with Punxsutawney Phil in the Oval Office – at least he doesn’t lie about the weather.

— Molly Ivins

Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.

— Morgan Freeman

Some things, like the orbits of the planets, can be calculated far into the future. But that’s atypical. In most contexts, there is a limit. Even the most fine-grained computation can only forecast British weather a few days ahead. There are limits to what can ever be learned about the future, however powerful computers become.

— Martin Rees

For me, the two weeks between Christmas and Twelfth Night have come to be reserved for desultory reading. The pressure of the holiday is over, the weather outside is frightful, there are lots of leftovers to munch on, vacation hours are being used up.

— Michael Dirda

When you are in a small rural place with cold weather and a lot of granite, you need people who are going to work hard, and you really stop worrying about what gender they are.

— Maggie Hassan

When you live in L.A., it is easy to stay fit, as the weather is amazing.

— Malin Akerman

If the weather is nice, I play tennis, which is pretty much the only exercise that I do. I try to do that as much as I can.

— Mark Billingham

I can make a song up about anything: garbage, the weather, things in the news.

— Marvin Hamlisch

The weather was turning cold and I remember that Dante was using nothing but natural light as his electric department was away, prepping the scene in the cave. We stayed on that rock for the whole day.

— Madeleine Stowe

I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather’s right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing.

— Melissa Leo

That’s one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there’s more jealousy in Switzerland because it’s so little and they don’t have so many athletes.

— Martina Hingis

Weather is uncontrollable. Only the Lord above can control the weather. Whatever we get, we have to work with.

— Maurice Greene

I’m a tropical weather cruiser. I like surfing, you know. I like being on the beach.

— Michael B. Jordan

Extreme weather threatens our energy and electric grid, federal buildings, transportation infrastructure, access to natural resources, public health, our relationships across the globe, and many other aspects of life.

— Matt Cartwright

In my view, it is important that our national government exercise leadership to improve the resiliency of the entire nation in the face of continuing extreme weather.

— Matt Cartwright

The bottom line is that weather events not only threaten private property and family budgets, but they also can decimate public resources and government coffers.

— Matt Cartwright

Savvy observers occasionally note television’s resemblance to the weather: Everybody loves to complain about it, but nobody can do anything to fix it.

— Michael Medved

I haven’t done as much proper travelling as I’d like to have done. However, I know how important the weather is for my mood and spirits.

— Miranda Raison

As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos.

— Nicholas Meyer

From my experience of shooting ‘Tudors’ on the island of Ireland, you cannot predict the weather.

— Natalie Dormer

Now, to find dinosaurs, you hike around in horrible conditions looking for a dinosaur. It sounds really dumb, but that’s what it is. It’s horrible conditions, because wherever you have nice weather, plants grow, and you don’t get any erosion, and you don’t see any dinosaurs.

— Nathan Myhrvold

The baby boomers’ politics have covered a wide band of silliness, from the Weather Underground to the Timothy McVeigh types. The great majority of us are well in the middle of that spectrum, but still, there’s been both leftie silliness and right-wing silliness.

— P. J. O’Rourke

I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I’m going to ensure that I’ve packed the right clothes.

— Paloma Faith

Most floods are caused by man, not weather deforestation, levee construction, erosion, and overgrazing all result in the loss of ecosystem services.

— Paul Hawken

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.

— Paul Valery

In ‘Deadliest Catch,’ we have men in ships in rough seas catching crabs. With ‘Whale Wars,’ we have men and women from a dozen different nations going out to sea in rough weather to help save the whales. We also have icebergs, whales, penguins, and dramatic ship-to-ship confrontations.

— Paul Watson

Evidence can vary depending on the circumstances, the weather, and how long it has been hanging around.

— Pat Brown

I was lucky enough to spend some of my school days in Barbados, where my father was working, and this gave me a taste for hot weather.

— Peter Mayle

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.

— Peter Garrett

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

— Pam Brown

We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us.

— O. Henry

When a house is being built which is to be made as strong as possible, the building takes place in fine weather and in calm, so that nothing may hinder the structure from acquiring the needed solidity.

— Origen

When you’re competing, you don’t have the choice of what the weather will be like. It really doesn’t affect me. I ran one of my fastest times in the New York Diamond League meeting last year. It was raining pretty hard then.

— Oscar Pistorius

I love England from head to toe. I love the weather, the people. I was there in the summer and it was nice. The people are so groovy.

— Otis Redding

I think we spent 60-something million on ‘Hateful Eight,’ which is actually more than I wanted to spend, but we had weather problems. And I wanted to make it good.

— Quentin Tarantino

I love Wales, and Cardiff is great, but if I could just have the weather we have in California, it would be perfect.

— Owain Yeoman

For millions of years, this world has been a great gift to nearly everything living on it, a planet whose atmosphere, temperature, air, water, seasons, and weather were precisely calibrated to allow us – the big us, including forests and oceans, species large and small – to flourish.

— Rebecca Solnit

It’s a weird city because the uglier the weather, the more beautiful the city. And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city.

— Rem Koolhaas

Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around – we’ll adapt to that. It’s an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions.

— Rex Tillerson

What sets seersucker apart from other materials? It’s the ‘coolest’ material to wear in hot and humid weather. ‘Coolest,’ as in temperature, and ‘coolest’ as in hip, baby! There is nothing like it.

— Roger Stone

The facts of the fossil record never justified denying poor people a healthy diet. The facts of the weather record do not justify denying poor people affordable energy. And no set of facts, whatever they may be, can justify denying scientists – or anyone else, for that matter – the right to free speech.

— Robert Zubrin

In the wake of the disaster caused by Tropical Storm Sandy, various allies of the Obama campaign have rushed to claim that the event was caused by anthropogenic global warming, thereby justifying the president’s program of crushing the economy with regressive carbon taxes, a supposedly necessary measure to prevent future bad weather.

— Robert Zubrin

Weather systems are natural heat engines, and like all other heat engines, both natural and artificial, they are driven not by temperature per se, but by differences in temperature between one location and another.

— Robert Zubrin

Added to the rooster of courses, ‘Tiger Woods 10’ adds in seven new courses from the pristine Bethpage Black, home of this year’s U.S. Open, to the legendary Pinehurst. The Wii Weather Channel will even adjust the forecast to match the fairway because sometimes even the pros have to play in the rain.

— Rob Manuel

When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than the British countryside.

— Ross Kemp

Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins – the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy.

— Ruben Hinojosa

All of us know today the value of communications satellites, weather satellites, resources satellites, etc.

— Rusty Schweickart

If I were to make an uneducated guess about L.A.’s relationship with folk and psychedelia, I would say it must be the weather.

— Rain Phoenix

If you don’t like Scottish weather, wait 30 minutes, and it is likely to change.

— Raymond Bonner

Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect.

— Robert Fitzgerald

As winter weather settles in around the country, millions of American families are facing skyrocketing home heating prices with even greater impact if cold temperatures persist into the spring.

— Russ Carnahan

I gave my last concert in 1976. For 32 years, I had given everything I had. I wanted to stop. My last big debut was in Russia in 1973. After I retired, I didn’t have to worry about going out in bad weather. I could stay up late.

— Renata Tebaldi

You know what they say about Chicago. If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.

— Ralph Kiner

There are times when I’m under the weather and the corporate machine tries to put me in the recording booth anyway. It’s always up to me to say, ‘Guys, listen to me, listen to what I sound like. I’m not myself.’

— Seth MacFarlane

My father never wanted me to be a writer. He didn’t – he came to terms with it maybe two years before he died. He wanted me to be a weather girl because when I was growing up, there were very few Latinas on television, and in the early ’70s when you first started seeing Latinas on TV, they would be the weather girls.

— Sandra Cisneros

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.

— Soren Kierkegaard

On weekends, I sit in a lounge chair on my balcony. I love to be outside when the weather’s right. I can stay there pretty much all day.

— Sue Monk Kidd

There are grander and more sublime landscapes – to me. There are more compelling cultures. But what appeals to me about central Montana is that the combination of landscape and lifestyle is the most compelling I’ve seen on this earth. Small mountain ranges and open prairie, and different weather, different light, all within a 360-degree view.

— Sam Abell

The density of space junk peaks around 620 miles up, in the middle of so-called low-Earth orbit. That’s bad, because many weather, scientific, and reconnaissance satellites circle in various low-Earth orbits.

— Sam Kean

Scientists use satellites to track weather, map ice sheet melting, detect diseases, show ecosystem change… the list goes on and on. I think nearly every scientific field benefits or could benefit from satellite imagery analysis.

— Sarah Parcak

Everything in London is quite good, apart from the weather: it’s cold and rainy there, and the winter is long.

— Sayed Kashua

When I ask the young people from California why they want to go to New York, and the ones from the East why they’re determined to go West, I hear what you’d expect: new challenges, different weather, boyfriends, girlfriends, to make a name… They laugh when I say, ‘But your poor mother.’

— Susan Estrich

As winter approaches – bringing cold weather and family drama – we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth.

— Sarah MacLean

To make a movie is very grueling at times. Long, long hours and cold weather.

— Sanaa Lathan

In Argentina, if the weather is bad, critics will blame it on the currency board.

— Steve Hanke

The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.

— Steve Sabol

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically.

— Sidney Blumenthal

I live in Beverly Hills and I’m proud of it. The only things I miss are pie and mash shops and football games. I’ve lived in America longer than I lived in England. When I first got here, it just felt right to me. I like the open space, and the weather’s great.

— Steve Jones

Our agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley continues to face historically low prices and producer income, as well as losses due to weather and other disasters.

— Sue Kelly

Though they don’t always have to be set in fog, weather is incredibly important in ghost stories. As is suspense: you’ve got to turn the screw very, very slowly.

— Susan Hill

There’s always pressure on filming. There’s the weather, people, various different technical problems. There’s always pressure! And there’s never really enough time for anything, really!

— Sylvester McCoy

I truly believe that as a novelist, you cannot adequately describe the weather in England – the light, the dampness, the bitterness, the summer softness, and so on – without having experienced it.

— Stephanie Laurens

The one thing that I have been struck with, after coming here to Congress is, how many people in Washington, D.C. talk about job loss like they are talking about the weather, or a natural disaster like an earthquake.

— Stephen F. Lynch

People actually enjoy it when it rains in San Diego because we never get it. It’s a nice change of pace. When you live in Southern California, everybody says, ‘It’s so expensive there.’ I tell them, ‘It’s just a very expensive weather tax.’

— Steve Finley

To be a good researcher is to be a good detective, and I enjoy ferreting out tidbits of information. For a diary book like ‘A Coal Miner’s Bride,’ newspapers come in handy for small everyday details such as weather reports.

— Susan Campbell Bartoletti

I’m a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There’s others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there’s another type that’s not a visual thinker at all, and they’re the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.

— Temple Grandin

It doesn’t matter what people say about me, I weather the storm.

— Terrell Owens

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?

— Thomas Sowell

Surely, anyway, a working day of eight or nine hours which is not split by a nap is simply too much for a human being to take, day in, day out, and particularly so in hot weather.

— Tom Hodgkinson

I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too!

— Tracy Chapman

In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.

— Terry Brooks

I grew up partially in L.A. and partially in New York. In L.A., anything goes because it’s really temperate. There aren’t any fashion rules dictated by weather, whereas in New York, of course, there are. New York is seasonal, and also it’s a fashion mecca, so people are a little more aware of how they put things together.

— Tessa Thompson

L.A. can make you feel like you’ve already made it. You’re living off 40 dollars a week it’s nice weather. You go outside on your bike you go to the coffee shop, and everybody is doing nothing. It doesn’t leave a lot of room for ambition.

— Tobias Jesso, Jr.

I go back to a very specific aspect of the Midwest – small towns surrounded by farmland. They make a good stage for what I like to write about, i.e., roads and houses, bridges and rivers and weather and woods, and people to whom strange or interesting things happen, causing problems they must overcome.

— Tom Drury

I love to run. When the weather’s bad, I should get on the treadmill in the basement gym of my apartment building, but I lack the motivation.

— Tom Riley

Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it.

— Willard Scott

The TV weatherman has always been one of the best, most secure jobs. They change anchors, they change the set, producers come and go. But the weather person hangs on forever!

— Willard Scott

Viewers figure, ‘Uncle Willard doesn’t know any more about the weather than I do.’ They’re right.

— Willard Scott

These days, you have to have a gimmick to do the weather. You have to have an act.

— Willard Scott

I drove across country in my yellow 1970 VW bug (which I drove until 1986) to Los Angeles, having had enough cold weather in 5 years in Ann Arbor, and found a job within a few days.

— W. Richard Stevens

The weather was fine, the valleys literally covered with buffaloe, and everything seemed to promise a safe and speedy movement to the first grove of timber on my route, supposed to be about ten days’ march.

— William Henry Ashley

Concrete is, essentially, the color of bad weather.

— William Hamilton

I love being new places and hate getting there, and have been known to say on multiple occasions that I would give anything from a piece of my soul to a limb to a portion of my life savings to teleport. Especially when bad weather keeps me off planes.

— V. E. Schwab

Some of the higher price of L.A. real estate does reflect the intrinsic pleasure of living there, as I’m reminded every time I walk out my door into the perfect weather.

— Virginia Postrel

Foreigners can only fight with success in the summer. We can fight during any of the four seasons, so we have the weather on our side.

— Zhang Zhidong
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