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Speaking - Weather Quotes

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Weather - Quotes

 

Read the quotes. Discuss them:

  • Do you like them? Which do you agree with, which not? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were / are they? Find out more using the web.
  • Which one you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner. Is there some typical logic behind some quotes; are some quotes similar?
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?
  • Do you know some good quotes about weather that were not included here? Tell it/them to your classmates.
  • Are there some popular quotes about weather?
  • Are some quotes contradictory? Could you divide these quotes into two opposing groups? What would these groups be like?

 

All of us could take a lesson from the weather.   It pays no attention to criticism.

~Author Unknown

 

We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.

~Barbara Ehrenreich

 

Rainbows apologize for angry skies.

~Sylvia Voirol

 

Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.

~Terri Guillemets

 

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.

~Kin Hubbard

 

Coal is a portable climate.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.

~Henry Ward Beecher

 

Any proverbs about weather are doubly true during a storm.

~Terri Guillemets

 

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

~Mark Twain

 

If you don't like the weather, wait a minute.

~Author unknown

 

Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.

~Ilka Chase

 

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

~Charles Dudley Warner

 

I'm a big follower and reactor to weather.

~Jimmy Buffett

 

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.

~John Steinbeck

 

It's a weird city because the uglier the weather, the more beautiful the city. And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city.

~Rem Koolhaas

 

observers occasionally note television's resemblance to the weather: Everybody loves to complain about it, but nobody can do anything to fix it.

~Michael Medved

 

The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.

~Jerome K. Jerome

 

There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.

~Bill Bowerman

 

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.

~Marquis De Vauvenargues

 

You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.

~Chuck Tanner

 

In Scotland, there is no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes.

~Billy Connelly

 

I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining.

~Groucho Marx

 

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.

~Patrick Young

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