Wind quotes

  • Dim loneliness came imperceivably into the fields and he turned back. The birds piped oddly; some wind was caressing the higher foliage, turning it all one way, the way home. Telegraph poles ahead looked like half-used pencils; the small cross on the steeple glittered with a sharp and shapely permanence.
    -- A. E. Coppard

    #Loneliness #Home #Wind

  • There, like the wind through woods in riot, Through him the gale of life blew high; The tree of man was never quiet: Then 'twas the Roman, now 'tis I.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Change #Men #Wind

  • On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble;His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;The wind it plies the saplings double, And thick on Severn snow the leaves.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Wind #Snow #Plies

  • 'Tis spring; come out to ramble The hilly brakes around, For under thorn and bramble About the hollow ground The primroses are found. And there's the windflower chilly With all the winds at play, And there's the Lenten lily That has not long to stay And dies on Easter day.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Easter #Spring #Wind

  • Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes less than themselves.
    -- A. S. J. Tessimond

    #Cat #Wind #Shadow

  • Autumn can be glorious but menacing too - the long shadows, brisk winds, scurrying leaves, impending frost.
    -- A.S.A. Harrison

    #Autumn #Wind #Long

  • It's embarrassing ... you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller's List.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Wind #Government #Trying

  • When God wanted to create the horse, he said to the South Wind, "I want to make a creature of you. Condense." And the Wind condensed.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Horse #Wind #Want

  • What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
    -- Abraham Cahan

    #Wind #Curls #World

  • Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Air #Wind #Would Be

  • Sun and wind and beat of sea, Great lands stretching endlessly... Where be bonds to bind the free? All the world was made for me!
    -- Adelaide Crapsey

    #Land #Wind #Sea

  • The oldOld winds that blewWhen chaos was, what doThey tell the clattered trees that IShould weep?
    -- Adelaide Crapsey

    #Wind #Tree #Chaos

  • ... if, as women, we accept a philosophy of history that asserts that women are by definition assimilated into the male universal,that we can understand our past through a male lens--if we are unaware that women even have a history--we live our lives similarly unanchored, drifting in response to a veering wind of myth and bias.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Philosophy #Past #Wind

  • For in the voyage of the heart, there is a freight of hatred, and the wind of wrath blows shrill.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Heart #Blow #Wind

  • Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself.
    -- Aesop

    #Blow #Wind #Looks

  • Do you remember the time we met? The wind blew the snow about on the outside, the train moved, stopped, and then moved some more. It took us five hours to reach Tokyo, but I wasn't bored one bit. I didn't really get to hear so much about Nana. But I knew I would have loved... To hear what Nana had to say about herself. - Nana Komatsu
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Wind #Snow #Bored

  • A person is not earth, not water, Not fire, not wind, not space, Not consciousness, and not all of them. What person is there other than these?
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Fire #Wind #Space

  • Other times when I hear the wind blow I feel that just hearing the wind blow makes it worth being born.
    -- Al Berto

    #Blow #Wind #Hearing

  • Once the renewable infrastructure is built, the fuel is free forever. Unlike carbon-based fuels, the wind and the sun and the earth itself provide fuel that is free, in amounts that are effectively limitless.
    -- Al Gore

    #Wind #Forever #Energy

  • I don't know where this Arctic wind has come from but it's freezing!
    -- Alan Green

    #Wind #Arctic

  • Typically I go in the studio and whatever I'm contemplating that day will wind up being a song. I don't come in with lyrics... I just go in and let it happen.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Song #Wind #Contemplating

  • I'd buy myself a cabin on the beach, I'd put some glue in my navel, and I'd stick a flag in there. Then I'd wait to see which way the wind was blowing.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Beach #Wind #Waiting

  • Revolt and revolution both wind up at the same crossroads: the police, or folly.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Wind #Police #Revolution

  • When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Spiritual #Self #Wind

  • I used to hold a fiery wind and I tried to determine the direction where poetry would fly.
    -- Alda Merini

    #Wind #Used #Determine

  • How like fish we are: ready, nay eager, to seize upon whatever new thing some wind of circumstance shakes down upon the river of time! And how we rue our haste, finding the gilded morsel to contain a hook!
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Hunting #Wind #Fishing

  • The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on.... A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Fall #Wind #Tree

  • I believe one would write better if the climate were bad. If there were a lot of wind and storms for example...
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Believe #Writing #Wind

  • I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Wind #Idiot #Language

  • I remember the first time I saw him. He was 13 and just floated over the ground like a cockier spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Wind #Pieces

  • Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.
    -- Alex Kapranos

    #Character #Wind #Kitchen

  • A mobile is an abstract sculpture made chiefly out of sheet metal, steel rods, wire and wood. Some or all of these elements move, propelled by electric motors, wind, water or by hand.
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Moving #Hands #Wind

  • I could never be a part of an adaptation of a film where there's pressure to not disappoint the immense fan base. In those cases, they often wind up with filmed books on tape, quite uncinematic. Having said that, I'd say all the adaptations I've done are quite faithful to the original. You have to pick and choose which storylines and plot threads, because you don't have the time to kill in the film as they have in novels. All those pages with detours and plots and different storylines. But films add a lot, and you gotta keep it moving.
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Moving #Book #Wind

  • The time shall come, when, free as seas or wind, Unbounded Thames shall flow for all mankind, Whole nations enter with each swelling tide, And seas but join the regions they divide; Earth's distant ends our glory shall behold, And the new world launch forth to seek the old.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wind #Sea #World

  • On wings of wind came flying all abroad.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wind #Wings #Flying

  • Lo! the poor Indian! whose untutor'd mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #God #Clouds #Wind

  • Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Clouds #Wind #Mind

  • In winter, when the dismal rain Comes down in slanting lines, And Wind, that grand old harper, smote His thunder-harp of pines.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Rain #Winter #Wind

  • You're a wizard," I snapped. "Can't you just use magic to make your own food?" "Ah, yes," he retorted. "Because mud pies are so very delicious and the wind fills empty stomachs quite nicely.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Pie #Wind #Magic

  • Take time as it comes, the wind as it blows, woman as she is.
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Women #Blow #Wind

  • The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding-- Riding--riding-- The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
    -- Alfred Noyes

    #Moon #Doors #Wind

  • For whom all winds are quiet as the sun,/ All waters as the shore.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Wind #Water #Sun

  • I shall sleep, and move with the moving ships, Change as the winds change, veer in the tide.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Moving #Sleep #Wind

  • writing is a labor of love and also an act of defiance, a way to light a candle in a gale wind.
    -- Alice Childress

    #Writing #Light #Wind

  • Rich meanings of the prophet-Spring adorn, / Unseen, this colorless sky of folded showers, / And folded winds ...
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Spring #Wind #Sky

  • It's as if tendencies that seem most deeply rooted in our minds, most private and singular, have come in as spores on the prevailing wind, looking for any likely place to land, any welcome.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Wind #Land #Mind

  • Mother loved the wind. When I was growing up, she would recite this poem to me. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I, But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. So it is with God.
    -- Alice Steinbach

    #Mother #Growing Up #Wind

  • The earth is for joy, and dancing is a big part of that. And you dance with nature. Nature is always dancing. If you're not harassing it and killing it and mutilating it, nature is dancing. That's what the leaves are doing when the wind blows through them. We live in a magical wonderful universe. And just spoil it while thinking we can at some point go to heaven or some other planet.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Blow #Thinking #Wind

  • I just met someone who read Gone With the Wind 62 times for exactly that same reason. She couldn't bear that it wasn't real. She wanted to live in it.
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Real #Wind #Bears

  • History is the sextant of states which, tossed by wind and current, would be lost in confusion if they could not fix their position.
    -- Allan Nevins

    #Wind #History #Confusion

  • Bob Dylan's one of the greatest blues singers of the western world; ancient art, on-the-spot improvisation, mind quickness, endless variation, classical formulae, prophetic vision, mighty wind-horse.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Horse #Art #Wind

  • I think that there is a changing wind. There are black conservatives out there, and their voices need to be heard.
    -- Allen West

    #Thinking #Wind #Voice

  • Tell me Zach.” I don’t know if it was the wind or the adrenaline, but I shivered. “And don’t lie to me.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Lying #Wind

  • In cold and heat, in rain and wind, the soul united to God says, "I want it to be warm, to be cold, windy, to rain, because God wills it."
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Rain #Wind #Soul

  • The Second Wave Society is industrial and based on mass production, mass distribution, mass consumption, mass education, mass media, mass recreation, mass entertainment, and weapons of mass destruction. You combine those things with standardization, centralization, concentration, and synchronization, and you wind up with a style of organization we call bureaucracy.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Wind #Organization #Media

  • Every article I've read about myself always winds up concluding that I am not, in fact, completely stupid.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Stupid #Wind #Facts

  • Snow pursued by the wind is not wholly unlike a retreating army. In the open field it ranges itself in ranks and battalions; where it can get a foothold it makes a stand; where it can take cover it does so. You may see whole platoons of snow cowering behind a bit of broken wall.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Wall #Army #Wind

  • A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.
    -- Ami Ayalon

    #Wind #Doe #Earth

  • Once we agree on the future, the present will be much easier. A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there. We have first to decide where we want to go, where we want to sail.
    -- Ami Ayalon

    #Wind #Doe #Earth

  • I don't believe in symbolic gods.I believe that god exists all around us.In the flow of the river,in the rustle of the trees,in the whisper of the winds. He speaks to us all the time.all we need to do is listen.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Believe #Wind #Rivers

  • Evolution is fundamentally creative, and when we align ourselves with the evolutionary movements of consciousness, the universe itself puts wind in our sails. Quantum thinking goes beyond the thoughts we're aware of; it includes unconscious processing, which doesn't just expand our boundaries, but can also free us from the suffering that conscious processing (sometimes known as 'the monkey mind') creates.
    -- Amit Goswami

    #Inspirational #Thinking #Wind

  • For however inhospitable the wind, from this vantage point Manhattan was simply so improbable, so wonderful, so obviously full of promise - that you wanted to approach it for the rest of your life without ever quite arriving.
    -- Amor Towles

    #Wind #Promise #Vantage Point

  • Variable but forecastable renewables (wind and solar cells) are very reliable when integrated with each other, existing supplies and demand. For example, three German states were more than 30 percent wind-powered in 2007-and more than 100 percent in some months. Mostly renewable power generally needs less backup than utilities already bought to combat big coal and nuclear plants' intermittence.
    -- Amory Lovins

    #Cells #Wind #Example

  • Rely on renewable energy flows that are always there whether we use them or not, such as, sun, wind and vegetation: on energy income, not depletable energy capital.
    -- Amory Lovins

    #Wind #Energy #Income

  • Let us not be surprised when we have to face difficulties. When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger, Let it be so with us. Let us not be weaklings, yielding to every wind that blows, but strong in spirit to resist.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Strong #Blow #Wind

  • Bare heights of loneliness...a wilderness whose burning winds sweep over glowing sands, what are they to HIM? Even there He can refresh us, even there He can renew us.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Loneliness #Glowing #Wind

  • True beauty, the kind that doesn't fade or wash off, takes time. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that creates the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that breaks up the rocks and smooths the rough edges. And from the violence, the furor, the raging of the winds, the roaring of the waters, something better emerges, something that would have otherwise never existed.
    -- Amy Harmon

    #Rocks #Wind #Water

  • You walk off the plane in Rio, and your blood temperature goes up. The feel of the wind on your face, the water on your skin, the taste of the food, the music, the sexuality; Brazilians are very comfortable in their sexuality.
    -- Amy Irving

    #Blood #Wind #Water

  • These television shows that have 14 shots of somebody looking at each other with the wind blowing through their hair drive me insane.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Hair #Wind #Insane

  • I had on a beautiful red dress, but what I saw was even more valuable. I was strong. I was pure. I had genuine thoughts inside that no one could see, that no one could ever take away from me. I was like the wind. -Lindo
    -- Amy Tan

    #Beautiful #Strong #Wind

  • I was stirred only like a leaf in the wind, that is all. . .
    -- Anais Nin

    #Wind #Leafs #Leaves In The Wind

  • the mighty main sea is the begetter of clouds and winds and rivers.
    -- Anaximenes of Miletus

    #Clouds #Wind #Sea

  • The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight. All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind. Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Fall #Eye #Wind

  • We listen too much to the telephone and too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing.
    -- Andre Kostelanetz

    #Lonely #Nature #Wind

  • We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for-sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm... As a matter of fact, one of the greatest sounds of them all-and to me it is a sound-is utter, complete silence.
    -- Andre Kostelanetz

    #Lonely #Wind #Silence

  • If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you.
    -- Andrew Davidson

    #Long Distance Relationship #Wind #My Love For You

  • I will not permit thirty men to travel four hundred miles to agitate a bag of wind.
    -- Andrew Dickson White

    #Sports #Men #Wind

  • The Lesson is, we all need to expose ourselves to the winds of change
    -- Andy Grove

    #Wind #Needs #Lessons

  • Arsenal have the wind in their sails and they need to put their foot to the floor.
    -- Andy Townsend

    #Wind #Feet #Needs

  • Sometimes the beauty is easy. Sometimes you don't have to try at all. Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake. Sometimes there's poetry written right on the bathroom wall.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Wall #Blow #Wind

  • Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Mistake #Reality #Wind

  • Like the wind, Grace finds us wherever we are and won't leave us however we were found.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Wind #Grace #Found

  • Sweet to me was not the voice of man, But the wind's voice was understood by me. The burdocks and the nettles fed my soul, But I loved the silver willow best of all.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Sweet #Men #Wind

  • There's a sureness to good writing even when what's being written about doesn't make all that much sense. It's the sureness of the so-called seat of an accomplished horseback rider or a sailor coming about in a strong wind. The words have both muscle and grace, familiarity and surprise.
    -- Anne Bernays

    #Strong #Writing #Wind

  • Fire hath its force abated by water, not by wind; and anger must be allayed by cold words, and not by blustering threats.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Anger #Fire #Wind

  • And then, the unspeakable purity - and freshness of the air! There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Air #Wind #Sea

  • His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Heart #Sunshine #Wind

  • he stood against the wind and let it peel him clean
    -- Anne Carson


  • as a bird swoops down on it's prey, and assumes this land bound wretch into heaven, so did romeo steal her lips before they fled him again. suspended somewhere between cherubs and devils, his quarry ceased to buck, and he spread his wings wide and let the rising wind carry them off across the sky, until even the predator himself had lost every hope of returning home. within that one embrace, [he] became aware of a feeling of certainty he had not thought possible for anyone - even the virtuous. with her in his arms, all other women, past, present, and future, simply ceased to exist.
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Home #Past #Wind

  • But grace can be the experience of a second wind, when even though what you want is clarity and resolution, what you get is stamina and poignancy and the strength to hang on.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Wind #Grace #Want

  • The world is always going to be dangerous, and people get badly banged up, but how can there be more meaning than helping one another stand up in a wind and stay warm?
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Wind #People #World

  • butterflies were wind energy made visible.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Butterfly #Wind #Energy

  • I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam. It is possible, in deep space, to sail on solar wind. Light, be it particle or wave, has force: you can rig a giant sail and go. The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind. Hone and spread your spirit till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Space #Light #Wind

  • If a piece ofknotted string can unleash the wind and if a drowned man can awaken... then I believe a broken man can heal.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Believe #Men #Wind

  • To lose our connection with the body is to become spiritually homeless.  Without an anchor we float aimlessly, battered by the winds and waves of life
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Anchors #Wind #Connections

  • Death by evaporation. May the saltwater wind that gets shot out of a barreling wave blow me away like an old puffy dandelion into the sky.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Blow #Wind #Sky

  • I never get the girl. I wind up with a country instead.
    -- Anthony Quinn

    #Girl #Country #Wind

  • Do you see that tree? It is dead but it still sways in the wind with the others. I think it would be like that with me. That if I died I would still be part of life in one way or another.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Thinking #Wind #Tree

  • The Atheist complains about the wind. The Christian prays for it to change. The Satanist adjusts his sails.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Christian #Atheist #Wind

  • The wind, one brilliant day, called to my soul with an odor of jasmine. "In return for the odor of my jasmine, I'd like all the odor of your roses." "I have no roses; all the flowers in my garden are dead." "Well then, I'll take the withered petals and the yellow leaves and the waters of the fountain." the wind left. And I wept. And I said to myself: "What have you done with the garden that was entrusted to you?
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Flower #Garden #Wind