Thoughts on rain

Published: Jul 9, 2017

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.
—Rabindranath Tagore

Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.
—Warren Buffett

The monsoons were the real thing; they dissolved things to the bone.
—Anjum Hasan

To know India and her people, one has to know the monsoon.
—Khushwant Singh

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.
—Denzel Washington

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.
—Bill Watterson

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
—Dolly Parton

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
—Roger Miller

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
—John Updike


The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Images: Tagore: Estate Of Emil Bieber / Klaus Niermann / Getty Images; Longfellow, Dolly Parton, Denzel Washington: Shutterstock.Com; Updike: Reuters; Hasan: Hemant Mishra/Mint Via Getty Images

(This story appears in the 21 July, 2017 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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