Saturday, August 21, 2010

Today's Thoughts About Cloudy Days


“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
 John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

“There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.”
George Eliot

“A cloudy day, or a little sunshine, have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most real blessings or misfortunes”
Joseph Addison 

“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”
Arthur Conan Doyle

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. "
e.e. cummings 


"The sky looks so heavy today and there is not a speck of blue sky to be seen. How could it not affect your mood??"
Unknown 


Though outwardly a gloomy shroud,
The inner half of every cloud
Is bright and shining:
I therefore turn my clouds about
And always wear them inside out
To show the lining.

Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler


"Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face."
Lydia M. Child

"Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint."
Don Marquis