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Quotes of the Day for 10 October 2004 – Rain

We often refer to this temperate green Eden as "the Great Northwet", and slyly encourage the rest of the world to stay away because it rains all the time. The truth, of course, is that spring, summer, and early autumn are filled with bright sunny days that show off this beautiful place to great advantage. Still, there is some truth to the reputation of grey and rainy days, and the weather has now turned. For better or worse, the grass will not dry out enough to mow again until May, glimpses of the sun will be few and far between.

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The quotes:

I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.
     - Harold Wilson, 1916 - 1995

The good rain, like a bad preacher, does not know when to leave off.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.
     - Saint Basil, 329 - 379

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
     - Susan Ertz, 1894 - 1985

As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
     - Van Wyck Brooks, 1886 - 1963

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine.
     - William Feather, 1889 - 1981


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