Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
One evening in October, when I was one-third sober, An'taking home a'load' with manly pride; My poor feet began to stutter, so I lay down in the gutter, And a pig came up an' lay down by my side. Then we sang 'It's all fair weather when good fellowsget together,' Till a lady passing by was heard to say: 'You can tell a man who boozes by the company he chooses', And the pig got up and slowly walked away.Benjamin Hapgood Burt
There are people around here who think Hillary Clinton is responsible for the weather.1995 In the NewYork Times,7 Jan. New revelations about the First Lady's role in Whitewater land sales and the firing of the presidential travel office had coincided with a heavy Washington snowfall.
Oh I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee,I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to seeIt rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dryThe sun so hot I froze to death; Susanna, don't you cry.Oh, Susanna, don't you cry for meFor I come from Alabama,With my banjo on my knee.stephen foster
If your path had been smooth, you would have depended upon your own surefootedness; but God roughened the path, so you have to take hold of His hand. If the weather had been mild, you would have loitered along the watercourses, but at the first howl of the storm you quickened your pace heavenward and wrapped around you the warm robe of Saviour’s righteousness.thomas de witt talmage
On the contrary, it's because somebody knows something about it that we can't talk about physics . It's the things that nobody knows anything about that we can discuss. We can talk about the weather; we can talk about social problems; we can talk about psychology; we can talk about international finance gold transfers we can't talk about, because those are understood so it's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!richard feynman
The claim by the IPCC that an imposed climate forcing (such as added atmospheric concentrations of CO2) can work through the parameterizations involved in the atmospheric, land, ocean and continental ice sheet components of the climate model to create skillful global and regional forecasts decades from now is a remarkable statement. That the IPCC states that this is a ‘much more easily solved problem than forecasting weather patterns just weeks from now’ is clearly a ridiculous scientific claim.roger a. pielke
Dame Fortune is a fickle gipsy, And always blind, and often tipsy; Sometimes for years and years together, She ’ll bless you with the sunniest weather, Bestowing honour, pudding, pence, You can’t imagine why or whence; Then in a moment Presto, pass! Your joys are withered like the grass;winthrop mackworth praed
A cloud was on the mind of men, and wailing went the weather, Yea, a sick cloud upon the soul when we were boys together. Science announced nonentity and art admired decay; The world was old and ended : but you and I were gay ; Round us in antic order their crippled vices came Lust that had lost its laughter , fear that had lost its shame .The Green Carnation here is reference to Oscar Wilde, and a scandal which arose after the publication of The Green Carnation, a satirical novel by Robert Smythe Hichens which portrayed his homosexual lifestyle, Leaves of Grass was a famously controversial work by poet Walt Whitman (who was born on Long Island which he often referred to by its earlier name of Paumanok), and Tusitala was a name used by Robert Louis Stevenson after he settled in Samoa.
Love passed, the Muse appeared, the weather of mind got clarity new-found; now free, I once more weave together emotion, thought, and magic sound.Ch. 1, st. 59 (Eugene Onegin (1823))
It is best to read the weather forecast before we pray for rain.Mark Twain, in Merle Johnson (ed.), More Maxims of Mark (1927), p. 8
A glass is good, and a lass is good, And a pipe to smoke in cold weather; The world is good and the people are good, And we're all good fellows together.John O'Keefe, Sprigs of Laurel, II. 1.
Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.J. D. Salinger in "Teddy" (1953)
Walls must get the weather stain Before they grow the ivy.Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1856), Book VIII.
Poor food hard lodging cold weather fatigue nasty clothes nasty cookery.... There comes a bowl of beef soup, full of burnt leaves and dirt!Continental Army surgeon Albigence Waldo, writing in his diary on conditions of the army at Valley Forge (1777).