"Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself."
- Annie Leibovitz
"The wind shows us how close to the edge we are."
- Joan Didion
"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."
- Marcel Proust
"Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously."
- George Gissing
"It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."
- Frederick Douglass
"It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing."
- Scott Westerfeld
"Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another."
- John Muir
Ana Gomez Bernaus
"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it."
- Amelia Barr
"In fair weather prepare for foul."
- Thomas Fuller
"Man is Nature's sole mistake."
- W.S. Gilbert
"Water is the driving force of all nature."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative."
- H.G. Wells
"In nature there are neither rewards or punishments - there are consequences."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
"Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions."
- J. D. Salinger
"There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."
- Annie Dillard
"Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
- Satchel Paige
"When snow falls, nature listens."
- Antoinette van Kleeff
"As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster."
- Thomas Guthrie
"Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature."
- Paulo Coelho
"The weather is like the government, always in the wrong."
- Jerome K. Jerome
"Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather."
- Ilka Chase
"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."
- William Wordsworth
"Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man."
- Henry Brooks
"Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him."
- Jean Paul
Mark T Smith
"Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy."
- Isaac Newton
"We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us."
- O. Henry
"Bad weather always looks worse through a window."
- Tom Lehrer
"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
"Royalty is the gold filling in a mouthful of decay."
- John Osborne
"The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights - the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others."
- Walter Bagehot
Lili des Bellons
"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
- John Milton
"The bigger the Crown the heavier the burden."
- Jeanette Coron
"Even when she's dethroned by hardship, she still wears the sun as a crown."
- Curtis Tyrone Jones
"There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold."
- Mary Elizabeth Lease
"In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do. "
- Gianni Versace
"All the time I feel I must justify my existence."
- Prince Charles
"A prince without letters is a Pilot without eyes. All his government is groping."
- Ben Jonson
"Every girl thinks about growing up in a palace. Few ever ponder living in a cage."
- Ally Carter
"Humility is royalty without a crown."
- Spencer W. Kimball
"I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself."
- Pietro Aretino
"There's nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth."
- Alice Cary
"No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself."
"God bless our good and gracious King,
Whose promise none relies on;
Who never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one."
- John Wilmot
"History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created."
- William Morris
"A crown! what is it?
It is to bear the miseries of a people!
To hear their murmurs, feel their discontents,
And sink beneath a load of splendid care!"
- Hannah More
"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."
- Oprah Winfrey
"One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor."
- Thomas More
"One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king."
- Abraham Maslow
"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king."
- Thomas Hardy
"And fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns."
- William Shakespeare
"Don't be afriad of failure. This is the way to succeed."
- Lebron James
"Kings are like stars, they rise and set, they have the worship of the world, but no repose."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Let them eat cake."
- Marie Antoinette
Mark T. Smith
"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his."