„Temptation: seeds we are forbidden to water, that are showered with rain.“

Signposts to Elsewhere (2008)

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Andrew Cherry Foto

„Loud roared the dreadful thunder,
The rain a deluge showers.“

—  Andrew Cherry irish writer 1762 - 1812

The Bay of Biscay (lyrics, c. 1805), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Bill Nye Foto

„Without clouds we wouldn't have rain. Without rain there is no water, no crops and no food for you and me. Humans would not exist without the sun, heat, water and oxygen from plants.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955

[NewsBank, 03I, Science Guy Wants You to Ask, 'Why?', The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio, October 24, 2001, Connie A. Higgins]

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Tibullus Foto

„Because of thee thy Egypt never sues for showers, nor does the parched blade bow to Jove the Rain-giver.“
Te propter nullos tellus tua postulat imbres,<br/>arida nec pluvio supplicat herba Iovi.

—  Tibullus poet and writer (0054-0019) -50 - -19 v.Chr

Te propter nullos tellus tua postulat imbres,
arida nec pluvio supplicat herba Iovi.
Bk. 1, no. 7, line 25.
Of the River Nile.
Variant translation: Because of you your land never pleads for showers, nor does its parched grass pray to Jupiter the Rain-giver.
Elegies

„Everyone came to help to water, shovel, grow the seeds of God's Word.“

—  Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil Thai bishop 1946

Quelle: Thailand - 50 years of Diocese of Surat Thani, land of Salesian missionaries https://www.infoans.org/en/sections/news/item/8904-thailand-50-years-of-diocese-of-surat-thani-land-of-salesian-missionaries (3 October 2019)

Charles Bukowski Foto
Charles Bukowski Foto

„people run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Quelle: The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966

John Cale Foto

„Being a living legend is such a precarious livelihood. It’s like being a bar of soap in a shower which doesn’t have any water in it.“

—  John Cale Welsh composer, singer-songwriter and record producer 1942

Attributed without citation at John Cale - Quotes, xs4all.nl, 16 November 2012 http://werksman.home.xs4all.nl/cale/quotes/index.html,

Jeffrey Eugenides Foto

„During a warm winter rain… the basins of her collarbones collected water.“

—  Jeffrey Eugenides, buch The Virgin Suicides

Quelle: The Virgin Suicides

Algernon Charles Swinburne Foto

„Though joy be done with and grief be vain,
Time shall not sever us wholly in twain;
Earth is not spoilt for a single shower;
But the rain has ruined the ungrown corn.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne, buch Poems and Ballads

Poems and Ballads (1866-89), The Triumph of Time
Kontext: p>Before our lives divide for ever,
While time is with us and hands are free,
(Time, swift to fasten and swift to sever
Hand from hand, as we stand by the sea)
I will say no word that a man might say
Whose whole life's love goes down in a day;
For this could never have been; and never,
Though the gods and the years relent, shall be.Is it worth a tear, is it worth an hour,
To think of things that are well outworn?
Of fruitless husk and fugitive flower,
The dream foregone and the deed forborne?
Though joy be done with and grief be vain,
Time shall not sever us wholly in twain;
Earth is not spoilt for a single shower;
But the rain has ruined the ungrown corn.</p

José Rizal Foto

„No good water comes from a muddy spring. No sweet fruit comes from a bitter seed.“

—  José Rizal Filipino writer, ophthalmologist, polyglot and nationalist 1861 - 1896

Letter to the Young Women of Malolos

Robert M. Pirsig Foto

„The rain has lifted enough so that we can see the horizon now, a sharp line demarking the light grey of the sky and the darker grey of the water.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, buch Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

Quelle: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), Ch. 29

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Vladimir Mayakovsky Foto

„I want to be understood by my country,
but if I fail to be understood –
what then?,
I shall pass through my native land
to one side,
like a shower
of slanting rain.“

—  Vladimir Mayakovsky Russian and Soviet poet, playwright, artist and stage and film actor 1893 - 1930

"Back Home!", first version (1926); translation from Patricia Blake (ed.) The Bedbug and Selected Poetry (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975) p. 36

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David Boreanaz Foto

„Of course, your voice always sounds better in the shower for some reason, maybe it's just the octaves or, I don't know, the water, I have no idea.“

—  David Boreanaz American actor, famous for Angel and Buffy 1969

BBC interview http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/buffy/angel/interviews/boreanaz/printpage.html

John Constable Foto

„Sept. 6th, 1822, looking S. E. – 12 to 1 o'clock, fresh and bright, between showers – much the look of rain all the morning, but very fine and grand all the afternoon and evening.“

—  John Constable English Romantic painter 1776 - 1837

Constable's inscription at the back of a cloud study, 6 September 1822, as quoted in Constable, Leslie Parris and Ian Fleming-Williams, Tate Gallery Publications, London 1993, p. 233
1820s

William Carlos Williams Foto

„so much depends
upon a red wheel
barrow glazed with rain
water beside the white
chickens“

—  William Carlos Williams, buch Spring and All

"The Red Wheelbarrow"
Quelle: Spring and All (1923)

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