Clouds quotes

  • I thought religion would make me live with my head in the clouds, but as often as not, it grounds me in this world.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Clouds #World #This World

  • Many people can rightfully claim, as much as anyone can rightfully claim anything, that much of their lives have been spent stumbling through a cloud of cluelessness.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Clouds #People #Claims

  • I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Fate #Night #Clouds

  • Behind the cloud the sun is still shining.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Healing #Clouds #Shining

  • I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the ability to choose evil or good. We wake up each day facing the age-old struggle of good and evil. In some situations, mental illness clouds our judgment.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Atheist #Struggle #Clouds

  • I was looking for something and I wasn't sure what it was. [After experimenting with] certain funguses, I had a psychedelic experience where I looked up at the clouds and went, 'Oh!' I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Clouds #Psychedelic #Certain

  • 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

    #Mean #Illumination #Clouds

  • The seed of mortals broods o'er passing things, and hath nought surer than the smoke-cloud's shadow.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Clouds #Shadow #Passing

  • Someone who has acted carelessly, But later becomes careful and attentive, Is as beautiful as the bright moon emerging from the clouds.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Beautiful #Moon #Clouds

  • Clouds of a different sort signal an environmental holocaust without precedent. Once again, world leaders waffle, hoping the danger will dissipate. Yet today the evidence is as clear as the sounds of glass shattering in Berlin.
    -- Al Gore

    #Clouds #Glasses #Holocaust

  • Although the outlook is clouded by a number of uncertainties, the central tendencies of the projections .. imply continued good economic performance in the United States.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Clouds #Numbers #United States

  • Time is a social institution and not a physical reality. There is no such thing as time in the natural world - the world of stars and waters, clouds, mountains and living organisms. There is such a thing as rhythm - rhythm of tides, rhythm of biological processes... There is rhythm and there is motion. Time is a way of measuring motion.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Stars #Reality #Clouds

  • The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
    -- Albert Camus

    #War #Clouds #Storm

  • What avails a storm cloud accurate in form and color if the storm is not therein?
    -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

    #Clouds #Color #Storm

  • The artist should fear to become the slave of detail. He should strive to express his thought and not the surface of it. What avails a storm cloud accurate in form and color if the storm is not therein?
    -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

    #Artist #Clouds #Color

  • A day without a dark cloud. Almost a happy day. There were three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days like that in his stretch. From the first clang of the rail to the last clang of the rail. Three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days. The three extra days were for leap years.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Dark #Clouds #Years

  • Elephants are highly emotional. Whatever they are feeling, they let it out immediately, and the histrionics are over and forgotten in a moment, lasting no longer than the cloud formations that are constantly coming apart and re-forming overhead. There is no guile in pachyderms.
    -- Alex Shoumatoff

    #Emotional #Clouds #Elephants

  • The simplest forms in the universe are the sphere and the circle. I represent them by disks and then I vary them... spheres of different sizes, densities, colours and volumes, floating in space, traversing clouds, sprays of water, currents of air, viscosities and odours - of the greatest variety and disparity.
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Circles #Space #Clouds

  • I have heard articulate speech produced by sunlight I have heard a ray of the sun laugh and cough and sing! … I have been able to hear a shadow, and I have even perceived by ear the passage of a cloud across the sun's disk.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Laughter #Clouds #Laughing

  • Not half so swift the trembling doves can fly, When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky; Not half so swiftly the fierce eagle moves, When thro' the clouds he drives the trembling doves.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Moving #Clouds #Eagles

  • 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

  • We twain have met like the ships upon the sea, Who behold an hour's converse, so short, so sweet: One little hour! and then, away they speed On lonely paths, through mist, and cloud, and foam, To meet no more.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Sweet #Lonely #Clouds

  • Wafted up, The stealing cloud with soft grey blinds the sky And in its vapory mantle onward steps The summer shower.
    -- Alfred Billings Street

    #Summer #Clouds #Sky

  • Yonder cloud That rises upward always higher, And onward drags a laboring breast, And topples round the dreary west, A looming bastion fringed with fire.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Fire #Clouds #West

  • Heart of my heart, we are one with the wind, One with the clouds that are whirled o'er the lea, One in many, O broken and blind, One as the waves are at one with the sea! Ay! when life seems scattered apart, Darkens, ends as a tale that is told, One, we are one, O heart of my heart, One, still one, while the world grows old.
    -- Alfred Noyes

    #Life #Heart #Clouds

  • My cloud photographs are equivalents of my most profound life experiences, my basic philosophy of life. All art is an equivalent of the artist’s most profound life experiences.
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Art #Philosophy #Clouds

  • Though one were fair as roses His beauty clouds and closes.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Beauty #Clouds #Rose

  • The days of life pass away like clouds, so do good while you are alive.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Clouds #Passing Away #Alive

  • I have never made fun of religion. Religion is something I don't even want to mess with, because I am really afraid of the clouds opening up and my being struck by lightning.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Fun #Clouds #Opening Up

  • There was the blue sky above her and all those many roses, the ones that gave off the scent of cloves in the rain and the ones that left a trace of lemon on your fingers, the ones that were the color of blood, and those that were as white as clouds. Each one was sweeter than the next and as red as gemstones.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Rain #Clouds #Blue

  • Rome in the ages, dimmed with all her towers, / Floats in the mist, a little cloud at tether.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Clouds #Rome #Age

  • We talk of sunshine and moonshine, but not of cloud-shine, which is yet one of the illuminations of our skies. A shining cloud is one of the most majestic of all secondary lights.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Sunshine #Clouds #Light

  • Spring and autumn are inconsiderable events in a landscape compared with the shadows of a cloud.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Spring #Autumn #Clouds

  • The cloud controls the light ... It is the cloud that, holding the sun's rays in a sheaf as a giant holds a handful of spears, strikes the horizon, touches the extreme edge with a delicate revelation of light, or suddenly puts it out and makes the foreground shine.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Clouds #Light #Shining

  • There's a huge cloud of shame around art and business being seen as bedfellows.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Art #Clouds #Shame

  • DISOBEDIENCE, n. The silver lining to the cloud of servitude.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Sarcastic #Clouds #Silver

  • Friendship is a plant that loves the sun, thrives ill under clouds.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Friendship #Clouds #Sun

  • Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Taken #Clouds #Black

  • The cloud represents the creative power of the mind, which can assume any imaginable form. It is the ideal medium of creation for the enlightened mind, which manifests itself on the plane of timeless meditative vision.
    -- Anagarika Govinda

    #Clouds #Creative #Vision

  • Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Strength #Clouds #Sky

  • I sleep with my feet on moss carpets, my branches in the cotton of the clouds.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Sleep #Clouds #Feet

  • The city was asleep on its right side and shaking with violent nightmares. Long puffs of snoring came out of the chimneys. Its feet were sticking out because the clouds did not cover it altogether. There was a hole in them and the white feathers were falling out. The city had untied all its bridges like so many buttons to feel at ease. Wherever there was a lamplight the city scratched itself until it went out.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Fall #Clouds #Bridges

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

    #Clouds #Wind #Sea

  • The clouds were disappearing rapidly, leaving the stars to die. The night dried up.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Stars #Night #Clouds

  • Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Clouds #Mushrooms #Important

  • The sun doesn't lose its beauty when covered by the clouds. The same way your beauty doesn't fade when being covered by Hijab
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Clouds #Hijab #Way

  • Clouds are poems, and the most moving poems linger on the blackboard so long, written in cursive so lovely, they also exist inside our fingertips. We never really erase them at the end of the lesson.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Moving #Clouds #Long

  • But here, in the murk of conflagration, where scarcely a friend is left to know we, the survivors, do not flinch from anything, not from a single blow. Surely the reckoning will be made after the passing of this cloud. We are the people without tears, straighter than you ... more proud...
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Blow #Clouds #People

  • God wove a web of loveliness, Of clouds and stars and birds, But made not anything at all, So beautiful as words.
    -- Anna Hempstead Branch

    #Beautiful #Stars #Clouds

  • Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen; Bright skies will soon be o'er me, where the dark clouds have been. My hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free, My Savior has my treasure, and He will walk with me.
    -- Anna Laetitia Waring

    #Dark #Sky #Clouds

  • We didn't speak, just drove out of the city into the countryside on our way to absolutely nowhere, and when we found that perfect spot among the trees, we stopped and looked at each other. Swallows swooped through the red sky, back from their adventure, and we held each other underneath the ketchup clouds, willing time to stop and the world to forget us for a while.
    -- Annabel Pitcher

    #Adventure #Clouds #Sky

  • Remember that you own what happened to you. If your childhood was less than ideal, you may have been raised thinking that if you told the truth about what really went on in your family, a long bony white finger would emerge from a cloud and point to you, while a chilling voice thundered, "We *told* you not to tell." But that was then. Just put down on paper everything you can remember now about your parents and siblings and relatives and neighbors, and we will deal with libel later on.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Sibling #Thinking #Clouds

  • There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Spiritual #Clouds #Air

  • When I'm asked about my work, I try to explain that there is no mystery involved. It is work. But things happen all the time that are unexpected, uncontrolled, unexplainable, even magical. The work prepares you for that moment. Suddenly the clouds roll in and the soft light you longed for appears.
    -- Annie Leibovitz

    #Clouds #Light #Trying

  • Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but - you want to remember that below the sea of clouds lies eternity.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Lying #Clouds #Sea

  • 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

    #Clouds #Wind #Height

  • Have you ever, looking up, seen a cloud like to a Centaur, a Part, or a Wolf, or a Bull?
    -- Aristophanes

    #Clouds #Centaurs #Bulls

  • Too much! Wait till you have lived here longer. Look down the valley! See the cloud of a hundred chimneys that overshadows it! I tell you that the cloud of murder hangs thicker and lower than that over the heads of the people. It is the Valley of Fear, the Valley of Death. The terror is in the hearts of the people from the dusk to the dawn. Wait, young man, and you will learn for yourself.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Heart #Men #Clouds

  • The problem with Germans is that they look in the clouds for what lies at their feet.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Lying #Clouds #Feet

  • To the one who delights in the sovereignty of God the clouds not only have a 'silver lining' but they are silver all through, the darkness only serving to offset the light!
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Christian #Clouds #Light

  • I can't do nothin except try to find cloud nine.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Clouds #Trying #Nine

  • Where did I learn to understand sculpture? In the woods by looking at the trees, along roads by observing the formation of clouds, in the studio by studying the model, everywhere except in the schools.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #School #Clouds #Tree

  • In the same way that a tornado rips the roof off a double-wide trailer, leaving the occupants dazed and staring at the clouds from the splinters of what used to be their living room, it was over.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Rip #Clouds #Leaving

  • Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud; but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming.
    -- Augustus Hare

    #Good Day #Clouds #Black

  • What if everyone goes on the endless road Sooner or later Over the clouds to the sky Be sure to wait for me. And then, we will talk away About our countless memories.
    -- Ayumi Hamasaki

    #Memories #Clouds #Sky

  • During inhalation, the breath should move exactly like the clouds which are spreading in the sky.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Moving #Clouds #Sky

  • In a process that had begun in the 1980s and suddenly accelerated in the early 2000s ... [t]he peaks of great wealth grew higher, rising up beyond the clouds, while the valleys of poverty sank lower into perpetual shadow. The once broad plateau of the middle class eroded away into a narrow ledge, with the white-knuckled occupants holding on for dear life.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Clouds #Class #White

  • He who ascends to mountaintops, shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow; He who surpasses or subdues mankind Must look down on the hate of those below
    -- Barbara Taylor Bradford

    #Hate #Clouds #Snow

  • Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it.there.
    -- Barbara Walters

    #Airplane #Clouds #Rainbow

  • My mother took us to services at the Episcopal church. Yet she always said that God was not just inside the four walls of a house of worship, but everywhere - in the rising sun over Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, a splash of water along the nearby Salt or Verde rivers, or clouds driving over the Estrella Mountains, south of downtown. I've always thought of God in those terms.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Mother #Wall #Clouds

  • The clouds are scudding across the moon, A misty light is on the sea; The wind in the shrouds has a wintry tune, And the foam is flying free.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Moon #Clouds #Light

  • No matter how strong the storm, how hard the rain and how vicious the wind there is always a gap in the clouds for the light to shine through
    -- Ben Greenhalgh

    #Strong #Rain #Clouds

  • And where is the Prince who can afford to so cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief, before a force could be brought together to repel them?
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Country #Men #Clouds

  • Why is geometry often described as 'cold' and 'dry?' One reason lies in its inability to describe the shape of a cloud, a mountain, a coastline, or a tree. Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line... Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different level of complexity.
    -- Benoit Mandelbrot

    #Nature #Lying #Clouds

  • Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
    -- Benoit Mandelbrot

    #Clouds #Circles #Mountain

  • A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds. As you come closer to a cloud you don't get something smooth, but irregularities at a smaller scale
    -- Benoit Mandelbrot

    #Clouds #Looks #Smooth

  • ... it's possible to let love fly by like a cloud in a windy sky if one is too timid, or perhaps unable to believe he is entitled to good fortune.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Believe #Clouds #Sky

  • Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. The cloud clears as you enter it. I have learned this, but like everyone, I learned it late.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Distance #Clouds #Years

  • Trees bend low with ripened fruit; clouds hang down with gentle rain; noble people bow graciously. This is the way of generous things.
    -- Bhartrhari

    #Rain #Clouds #People

  • This is not what it is like to be you, I realized as a few of your magnificent clouds flew over the rooftop. It is just me thinking about being you. And before I headed back down the hill, I walked in a circle around your house, making an invisible line which you would have to cross before dark.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Dark #Thinking #Clouds

  • ... the same hand that made trees and fields and flowers, the seas and hills, the clouds and sky, has been making a home for us called heaven.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Flower #Home #Clouds

  • I believe that all important matters have to be settled here, not in the clouds somewhere after we kick off.
    -- Billy Joel

    #Believe #Clouds #Important

  • Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.
    -- Black Elk

    #Clouds #White #Mountain

  • 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

    #Rain #Clouds #Grandfather

  • We have been travelling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
    -- Black Kettle

    #War #Dark #Clouds

  • For action, whatever its immediate purpose, also implies relief at doing something, anything, and the joy of exertion. This is the optimism that is inherent in, and proper and indispensable to action, for without it nothing would ever be undertaken. It in no way suppresses the critical sense or clouds the judgment. On the contrary this optimism sharpens the wits, it creates a certain perspective and, at the last moment, lets in a ray of perpendicular light which illuminates all one's previous calculations, cuts and shuffles them and deals you the card of success, the winning number.
    -- Blaise Cendrars

    #Cutting #Winning #Clouds

  • A mud-stained sunlight began to splatter the sodden fields, and the hateful, nasal world of birds began to come to life. It seemed to me that I was coming out of a suffocating nightmare and that the low clouds flying before the wind were the shreds of an evil dream.
    -- Blaise Cendrars

    #Dream #Clouds #Wind

  • The seemingly omnipresent storm clouds hanging over the Constitution often make it hard to find a silver lining. Every day, the front page of The Drudge Report is littered with stories of government assaults on our civil liberties - from local government officials all the way up to the Oval Office.
    -- Bob Barr

    #Clouds #Government #Office

  • The government's living in its own cloud cuckoo land and it's a cloud of greenhouse gases.
    -- Bob Brown

    #Clouds #Government #Land

  • I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next, and a cloud could go by and make that happen.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Clouds #Next #Moments

  • Upon four-legged forest clouds the cowboy angel rides
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Angel #Cowboy #Clouds

  • Microsoft and Dell have been building, implementing and operating massive cloud operations for years. Now we are extending our longstanding partnership to help usher in the new era of cloud computing, by giving customers and partners the ability to deploy the Windows Azure platform in their own datacenters.
    -- Bob Muglia

    #Clouds #Years #Giving

  • Let's build us a happy, little cloud that floats around the sky.
    -- Bob Ross

    #Clouds #Sky #Littles

  • We want our happy little clouds to float across the sky
    -- Bob Ross

    #Clouds #Sky #Want

  • Think about a cloud. Just float around and be there.
    -- Bob Ross

    #Thinking #Clouds

  • The cloud of doubt that surrounds political figures tends to remain and never dissipate or be clarified.
    -- Bob Woodward

    #Clouds #Political #Doubt

  • If you see your nature, you don't need to read sutras or invoke buddhas. Erudition and knowledge are not only useless but also cloud your awareness. Doctrines are only for pointing to the mind. Once you see your mind, why pay attention to doctrines?
    -- Bodhidharma

    #Nature #Clouds #Mind

  • They loved each other, not driven by necessity, by the "blaze of passion" often falsely ascribed to love. They loved each other because everything around them willed it, the trees and the clouds and the sky over their heads and the earth under their feet.
    -- Boris Pasternak

    #Passion #Clouds #Sky

  • The clouds of terror and dictatorship are gathering over the whole country. They must not be allowed to bring eternal night.
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Country #Night #Clouds