„A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
According to R. Ken Rasmussen in The Quotable Mark Twain (1998), this is most probably not Twain's.
„Waiting for the sun to shine
And you know sometimes it gets so painful
Just like talking to yourself
When everything don't seem to have no rhyme or reason we all go
Do do loo do do, do do loo do do
Waiting for the sun to shine.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
(Straight to Your Heart) Like a Cannonball
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Context: The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining — by filling three basic gaps in our anti-recession protection.
— David Levithan, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
„He is one of those people to whom you must allow moods,—when their sun shines, dance,—and when their vapors rise, sit in the shadow.“
— Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford American author 1835 - 1921
The Amber Gods (1863).
„When the light of the sun shines through a prism it is broken into beautiful colours, and when the prism is shattered, still the light remains.“
— Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933
Context: When the light of the sun shines through a prism it is broken into beautiful colours, and when the prism is shattered, still the light remains. So does the life of life shine resplendent in the forms of our friends, and so, when their forms are broken, still their life remains; and in that life we are united with them; for the life of their life is also our life, and we are one with them by ties indissoluble. Section 8 : Suffering and Consolation
„You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981