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125 Inspiring Storm Quotes for that Dark Clouds Aesthetic


Storms can be both amazing and threatening. They can affect our day and are a great analogy for life.  We gathered the best storm quotes for when you need a little inspiration.

Our Favorite Storm Quotes

“Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t.“ – Bill Hybels

“Storms don’t come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean.” – Shannon L. Alder

“You cannot fight against every storm in life sometimes you need to stand firm and wait for the storm to pass.”

“It was a dark and stormy night.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A town square relfected in the rain with a rainy night quotes that says it was a dark and stormy night

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“In the midst of the storm, your lifeboat appears. A psalm, a hymn, a word… calming the fiercest winds of the soul.” – Roderick L. Evans

“In times of crisis, different people react in different ways. Some might try to escape. Others might attempt to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm in a safe haven.” – Cullen Bunn

“Every failure is just another step closer to a win. Never stop trying.” – Robert M. Hensel

“Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“You can be in the storm, but don’t let the storm get in you.” – Joel Osteen

Stormy clouds and water with storm quotes by Joel Osteen

“A positive attitude can turn a storm into a sprinkle.” – Robert M. Hensel

“Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, ‘give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.'” – Jack Burton

“A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm, but the tree can’t grow roots just as the storm appears on the horizon.” – Dalai Lama

“I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.” – Mary Faustina Kowalska

“Understand that you own nothing. Everything that surrounds you is temporary. Only the love in your heart will last forever.”- Leon Brown

“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm.” –  Corrie Ten Boom

“There is peace even in the storm.” – Vincent van Gogh

“You cannot forever escape from the storm; you must learn to stand up to it.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Serenity isn’t the peace away from the storm, it’s the peace at the eye of the storm.” – Ed Martin Cruz

“You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm.” – Sam Harris

Stormy clouds and water with quotes about a storm by Sam Harris

“When people are grieving, it’s kind of like a storm, and you need something to grab onto, but often you have to brave it on your own.” – Clare Bowen

“Life is about growing, learning, and becoming. You can not grow, learn, or become if you can not embrace the changes in your life.” – Steve Rizzo

“He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves.” – Psalm 107:29

“If only a horrible storm can demolish the castle of the devil, then let the storm be victorious! It is not uncommon that heaven comes after hell.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in the storm.” – Willa Cather

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Blue Sky Quotes, Short Cloud Quotes, Short Sky Quotes, Sky Captions, Cloud Captions and Thunder and Lightning Captions.

I am the Storm Quote

Perhaps the most famous quote when you are thinking about storms.

“Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm.” – Unknown

Storm clouds over a lake at sunset with the I am the Storm quote

Inspirational Quotes About Storms

“Once the storm comes out, the landscape changes. What you had before is altered in some way. And you have a choice: build something new and better from what is left or abandon it.” – David Levithan

“When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again.” – Bryant H. McGill

“The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling.” – George R. R. Martin

Stormy clouds with quotes about surviving the storm by George Martin

“No one’s life is a smooth sail; we all come into stormy weather. But it’s this adversity – and more specifically our resilience – that makes us strong and successful.” – Tony Robbins

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” – Charles Bukowski

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way and it surely has not she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Edwards

“Certainty is the calm before the storm.” – Stewart Stafford

“Life was good. Everything was going right. It was almost scaring him because usually when things were going this well it was the calm before the storm hit.” – Michelle Sutton

“There was never an age considered old enough to know everything. The calm seas of hell were only a break before the next storm.” – Jaxson Kidman

“Before the storm comes the calm. Hope you can take the heat like LeBron” – Nicki Minaj

“The calm before the storm that might carry us all before it.” – Cameron Dokey

“We were like silent, clear skies. Beautifully unpredictable. But like any clear sky, we didn’t know that we were just the calm before the storm.”

“There’s always a calm before the storm…” – Heather Graham

Storm clouds over snowy hills with a calm before the storm quotes by Heather Graham

“Quiet Romeo was a scary Romeo. It was like the calm before the storm. Or an empty football stadium.” – Cambria Hebert

“Happiness is fleeting. Happiness is just the calm before the storm. And the happier you are, the more you have to lose when it hits.”- Ranae Glass

“I like these calm little moments before the storm, it reminds me of Beethoven.” – Gary Oldman

“It was the calm before the storm, and holy crap, my bones knew it was going to be the storm of my life.” – Tijan

“After a storm comes a calm.” – Matthew Henry

“Remember to play after every storm.” – Mattie Stepanek

“Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we?” – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

“The sun after the rain is much beautiful than the sun before the rain.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” – Walt Disney

Sun over a cloud with after the storm quotes by Walt Disney

“Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we?” – Rose Kennedy

“Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

“The storm before the calm.” – Cameron Conaway

“Thunderstorms are as much as our friends as the sunshine.” – Criss Jami

“When thunderstorms roll in, you make a choice to either succumb with tears to the gloomy downpour or smile and look for rainbows.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.” – Mark Twain

Dark clouds and lightning and thunderstorm quotes by Marl Twain

“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

“But the thing about thunderstorms is that there’s always a sense of peace when once the storm is over.” – Tabitha G. Kelly

“When you become a raindrop in your mind thunder is the closest friend you may find wind lashed trees, dark clouds, lightning or the dust everything you will bear once you adjust” – Munia Khan

“Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder.” – Edwin Morgan

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

“Life isn’t how you survive the thunderstorm, but how you dance in the rain.”- Adam Young

“One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in the sunshine.” – Matshona Dhliwayo.

“A dove struggling in a storm grows stronger than an eagle soaring in the sunshine.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” – Frank Lane

“There’s always sunshine after rain.” – Soulla Christodoulou

Hiker in the mountains with sunshine after the storm quotes by Soulla

“Even in the midst of the storm, the sun is still shining.” – Dayna Lovely

“Sunshine is beautiful when its after a rain. If its sunshine everyday then it starts burning you. So we need both rain and sunshine in our lives to value their importance and welcome rainbows in our lives” – Meeran W. Malik

“The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday’s sneer and yesterday’s frown can never come over again.” – Charles Kingsley

“Even when it’s raining, the sunshine is still there. – Clare Josa

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.” – William Shakespeare

Boat on the beach with dark clouds behind and a after rain quotes and sunshine after the storm quotes on top

“No matter how long is a rainy day, it cannot beat the sun forever.” – Alok Jagawat

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”- Morris West

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” ― Mario Fernandez

 “If you dance like raindrops, there will always be sunshine.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

“The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.” – Paulo Coelho

Stormy clouds and seas with the storm will pass quotes by Paulo Coelho

“No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… Life is about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“When the storm has passed, put your energy into rebuilding your life, don’t waste time looking back.” – Leon Brown

“Don’t wait for the storms of your life to pass. Learn to dance in the rain.” – Steve Rizzo

“But I fear – I fear greatly – the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar, even more loudly, even more widely.” – Winston Churchill

“In a dark and tumultuous place, know the storm will soon pass.” – Lorna Jackie Wilson

“I watched a storm pass to the north, trailing veils of dark rain.” – Neil Peart

“When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass.” – Bryant McGill

“Failure is not always a bad thing. You just have to be smart while you’re in the middle of it. You’re in the eye of the tornado of like disappointment to know that it’s just a storm and it’ll pass.” – Pharrell Williams

“Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm.. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: “This too shall pass!”” – T.D. Jakes

“The storm is an artist; the rainbow is its masterpiece.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.” – Warren Wendel Wiersbe

“Rainbows reminds us that even after the darkest clouds and the fiercest winds there is still beauty.” – Katrina Mayer

“Teach them that rainbows appear after a storm to remind them that light begins and ends with all colors.” – Frederic M. Perrin

“It’s when you follow the rain clouds that you find out where the rainbows are hiding.”  – Anthony T. Hincks

“The rainbow is always inside the storm.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

Rainbow on the beach with short rainbow after the storm quotes by Dhliwayo

“For each thorn, there’s a rosebud… For each twilight – a dawn… For each trial – the strength to carry on, For each storm cloud – a rainbow… For each shadow – the sun… For each parting – sweet memories when sorrow is done.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sometimes the greatest storms bring out the greatest beauty…Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold.” – Steve Maraboli

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Sunset over mountains with quotes about stormy weather by Tagore

“Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover.” – Napoleon Hill

“No dark cloud can forever prevent the sun from shining!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.” – Mary Todd Lincoln

“The morning is full of storm in the heart of summer. The clouds travel like white handkerchiefs of goodbye, the wind, traveling, waving them in its hands. The numberless heart of the wind beating above our loving silence. Orchestral and divine, resounding among the trees like a language full of wars and songs.” – Pablo Neruda

“There’s a bright spot in every dark cloud.” – Bruce Beresford

Dark storm clouds over the ocean with a dark cloud quotes that reads there's a bright spot in every dark cloud

“Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“There were angry clouds building up behind the moutains, black-gray clouds, great clumps of them colored just like cotton balls after Aunt Ruth cleaned off her eye makeup from a big night out, all gunky with mascara and eye shadow.” – Emily M. Danforth

“There is always a storm. There is always rain. Some experience it. Some live through it. And others are made from it.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day.” – Gary Allan

“And in this moment, like a swift intake of breath, the rain came.” – Truman Capote

Hiker on cliff with weather the storm quotes.

“Life isn’t finding shelter in the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

“No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.” – Iyanla Vanzant

“When you walk through the storm, hold your head high, And don’t be afraid of the dark! At the end of the storm is a golden sky And the sweet song of the lark. Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tossed & blown Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart And you’ll never walk alone!” – Douglas Adams

“Rain storms are destructive and renewing, I want to turn my bad days into rain storms.” -Anastasia Bolinder

Clouds over the water with quotes about rain storms by Anastasia Bolinder

“Don’t let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

Storm Captions for Instagram

  • Stormy skies
  • Colors of the storm
  • The sun is waiting behind the rain clouds
Purple storm clouds over a lake and volcano with a rain captions for a storm captions that says the sun is waiting behind the rain clouds
  • The calm before the storm
  • Keep calm and storm on
  • Listen to the rhythm of falling rain.
  • Stormy hair don’t care
  • Today’s weather forecast is to stay home.
  • A storm’s a brewin’
  • Stormy weather ahead.
  • You can stand under my umbrella
  • Loving stormy days
  • If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.
  • Survived the storm
  • Those that can bend with the wind will weather the storm.
  • Don’t let stormy weather get you down. There’s always a rainbow waiting on the other side.
  • If hugs were lightning, I’d send you the thunderstorm.
Dark grey clouds with the sun peaking through over a lake with a cloudy captions that reads even the greyest of clouds can't defeat the sun
  • Stormy aftermath
  • A positive attitude can turn a storm into a drizzle.
  • Remember to play after every storm.
  • There is peace even in the storm.

So that’s our list. We hope you found the quote you were looking for.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

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