152+ Best Wind Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. On the surface of the Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. It represents the spirit, the vital breath of the universe. Profoundly inspirational wind quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Wind Quotes

Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind. Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation. Suddenly, you know you are alive. — Vera Nazarian

The wind plays its own music. ― Bert McCoy

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. ― E. E. Cummings

This wind is mystical yet tame, and it sings to me. ― Marianne Curley

Happiness comes the way the wind blows. — Mikhail Lermontov

I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair. — Evel Knievel

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers. — Patrick Rothfuss

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford

Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces. — C. JoyBell C.

How refreshing is the breeze which now fans my forehead! — it seems like the sweet breath of a guardian Angel. — Charles Lanman

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. ― Anne Bronte

the wind is scary during a tornado or in life in general never know when a gust is going to come in your direction and change everything. ― David Walsh

If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination. ― Napoleon Hill

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And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. — Khalil Gibran

Spooky wild and gusty; swirling dervishes of rattling leaves race by, fleeing the windflung deadwood that cracks and thumps behind. — David J. Beard

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are. ― Joan Didion

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame. — William Butler Yeats

The wind blew — not up the road or down it, though that’s bad enough, but sheer across it, sending the rain slanting down like the lines they used to rule in the copybooks at school… ~Charles Dickens

The wind whispered secrets in its own incomprehensible language. ― Tracy Rees

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. — Charles Dickens

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are. — Joan Didion

inspiring wind quotes

I hear the howl of the wind that brings the long drear storm on its heavy wings. ― William C. Bryant

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. — George R.R. Martin

Inspirational Wind Quotes

The substance of the winds is too thin for human eyes, their written language is too difficult for human minds, and their spoken language mostly too faint for the ears. — John Muir

When the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel. ― Charles Dickens

Words are wind. — George R.R. Martin

I’m going to imagine that I’m the wind that is blowing up there in those tree-tops. When I get tired of the trees I’ll imagine I’m gently waving down here in the ferns — and then I’ll fly over to Mrs. Lynde’s garden and set the flowers dancing — and then I’ll go with one great swoop over the clover field — and then I’ll blow over the Lake of Shining Waters and ripple it all up into little sparkling waves. Oh, there’s so much scope for imagination in a wind! ~L. M. Montgomery

The wind is us it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields. ― Truman Capote

Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters. — J.R.R. Tolkien

A furious night wind whips tree branches into a violent frenzy. The moon replies with a poem. — Dr. SunWolf

It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. ― Jim Rohn

I believe in going with the flow. I don’t believe in fighting against the flow. You ride on your river and you go with the tides and the flow. But it has to be your river, not someone else’s. Everyone has their own river, and you don’t need to swim,float,sail on their’s, but you need to be in your own river and you need to go with it. And I don’t believe in fighting the wind. You go and you fly with your wind. Let everyone else catch their own gusts of wind and let them fly with their own gusts of wind, and you go and you fly with yours. — C. JoyBell C.

The music of the wind has a hundred varied notes. It plays on every bush and tree a different harmony, whistling in the thornbushes, surging in the pines and firs, rustling in the evergreens, in winter chanting a mighty anthem in the bare branches, in summer playing a gay, whispering tune among the leaves. Listen to its shivering voice in the winter grass, the silky swish of its music in summer meadows, the dry whisper of its song in rushes and reeds. There is wonder in that wandering call in spring woodlands, when first it murmurs from afar, an almost inaudible stir and rumour, growing louder and ever louder as it sweeps through the forest and cries triumphantly in every tree. Never silent, never still, the restless wind seeks everywhere some instrument on which to play its enchanting music. — Dallas Kenmare Browne Kelsey

Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! ― Humbert Wolfe

The road to Manderley lay ahead. There was no moon. The sky above our heads was inky black. But the sky on the horizon was not dark at all. It was shot with crimson, like a splash of blood. And the ashes blew towards us with the salt wind from the sea. — Daphne DuMaurier

Through woods and mountain passes, The winds, like anthems, roll… — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It’s always changing. ― Don Van Vliet

She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing yes in the sky. — Monique Duval

The weathercocks on spires and housetops were mysterious with hints of stormy wind, and pointed, like so many ghostly fingers, out to dangerous seas, where fragments of great wrecks were drifting, perhaps, and helpless men were rocked upon them into a sleep as deep as the unfathomable waters. — Charles Dickens

The wind always brings us back to the same wall. ― Joanne Harris

And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them? — Mervyn Peake

There was an edge to this darkness… A cold wind was blowing out of the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. — George R. R. Martin

The leaf lives its appointed time and does not struggle against the wind that carries it away. The leaf does no harm, and finally falls to nourish new leaves. So, it should be with all men and women. ― Robert Jordan

If it’s ka it’ll come like a wind, and your plans will stand before it no more than a barn before a cyclone. — Stephen King

The wind stirred the sky like a sea. It made it boil and darken, then it made it foam against the mountains. It howled behind the clouds. The sun had disappeared. So had those still patches of peaceful azure. Nothing remained but clouds racing down towards the south. At times the wind plunged, crushed the wood, and hurled itself on the road, weaving long tresses of dust. — Jean Giono

A sailor chooses the wind that takes the ship from a safe port. Ah, yes, but once you’re abroad, as you have seen, winds have a mind of their own. Be careful, Charlotte, careful of the wind you choose. — Avi

The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. ― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

She is like the wind, open and free. If I cage the wind, would it die? Then don’t cage it. Trust it to stay beside you. — Christine Feehan

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Short Wind Quotes

Wind tries to show Tree how to run wild. Tree: “I cannot leave this place. Wind: “Then let’s dance. — Terri Guillemets

It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries. ― John Masefield

The little cares that fretted me, I lost them yesterday, Among the fields above the sea, Among the winds at play. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. — Annie Dillard

The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring. ― Burl Ives

The howling wind went on down below, enough to tear your guts. — Jean Giono

There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it’s always been. ― Rumi

The night was filled with insects and a hesitant breeze that seemed to change direction with each gust. — Abby Geni

Wherever wind visits, there it freshens the air; wherever wisdom visits, there it freshens the mind! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

The wind makes you ache is some place that is deeper than your bones. It may be that it touches something old in the human soul, a chord of race memory that says Migrate or die – migrate or die. — Stephen King

Every wind is fare when we are flying from misfortune. ― Sophocles

A star shoots bleeding across the skyline, a companion to the black wind. Silence comes sweeping across everything. — Joe Bousquet

You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. ― C. S. Lewis

A boy’s will is the wind’s will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The wind is rising! . . . We must try to live! — Paul Valéry

Wind is what happens when air falls in love with itself. ― Barry Webster

So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea. — Virginia Woolf

The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it’s gone. ― Rumi

If the wind rises it can push us against the flood when it comes. ― Ernest Hemingway

Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail. — Criss Jami

Have you ever noticed how as an adult, all the bright colors go out of your life? Now that I’m not a kid anymore, things always look gray, like a clothesline draped with laundry that’s been washed too many times and left to stand in the wind. I guess that’s what growing up is… it’s a fading photograph. — Rebecca McNutt

Only those in tune with nature seem to pick up on the energy in wind. All sorts of things get swept off in the breeze — ghosts, pieces of soul, voices unsung, thoughts repressed, love uncherished, and a thousands galore of spiritual ether. — Terri Guillemets

Why the Egyptian, Arabic, Abyssinian, Choctaw? Well, what tongue does the wind talk? What nationality is a storm? What country do rains come from? What color is lightning? Where does thunder goe when it dies? — Ray Bradbury

The winds that never moderation knew, Afraid to blow too much, too faintly blew; Or out of breath with joy, could not enlarge Their straighten’d lungs or conscious of their charge. ― John Dryden

I hear the wind among the trees Playing the celestial symphonies; I see the branches downward bent, Like keys of some great instrument. ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wind does not discriminate—it touches everyone, everything. He liked that about wind. — Lish McBride

The wind blows on us all, but it’s how you set your sail that makes the difference. ― Jim Rohn

Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated. ― Lucretius

…this beginning motion, this first time when a sail truly filled and the boat took life and knifed across the lake under perfect control, this was so beautiful it stopped my breath… ― Gary Paulsen

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. ― Catherine the Great

Katsa watched the long grass moving around them. The wind pushed it, attacked it, struck it in one place and then another. It rose and fell and rose again. It flowed, like water. ― Kristin Cashore

Happy in death are they only whose hearts have consigned / All Earth’s affections and longings and cares to the wind. ― James Clarence Mangan

And all the winds go sighing, For sweet things dying. ― Christina Georgina Rossetti

A cool breeze stirred my hair at that moment, as the night wind began to come down from the hills, but it felt like a breath from another world. ― Francis Marion Crawford

Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies. ― Vitruvius

Deep Wind Quotes

For example, the wind has its reasons. We just don’t notice as we go about our lives. But then, at some point, we are made to notice. The wind envelops you with a certain purpose in mind, and it rocks you. The wind knows everything that’s inside you. And not just the wind. Everything, including a stone. They all know us very well. From top to bottom. It only occurs to us at certain times. And all we can do is go with those things. As we take them in, we survive, and deepen. — Haruki Murakami

A strong wind was blowing, and it felt really very cold and seemed so unfamiliar and bizarre. But the trees remembered me. They bowed gently in the breez and called me nearer, welcoming me. ― Debalina Haldar

It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now? — Unica Zürn

top wind quotes

Music burst through him, perfect notes he hear rarely. Fire and ice, wind and calm, sky and earth, water and rock all fused together. Joley seemed as wild and turbulent s the sea, yet beneath her fiery passion, at the very core of her, she was as forceful and strong and as constant as the deepest ocean currents. Ilya seemed as calm as a windless sea, yet beneath the surface smoldered a volcano of such explosive magnitude, his power could easily sweep everything from his path. Together they completed each other, his melody and hers merging together into a single, perfect harmony. ― Christine Feehan

It is the north wind that lashes men into Vikings; it is the soft, luscious south wind which lulls them to lotus dreams. ― Ouida

Even if it is made up of gold, the sailing boat can go nowhere without the humble wind! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

I love to feel the temperature drop and the wind increase just before a thunderstorm. Then I climb in bed with the thunder. ― Amanda Mosher

The stones were sharp, The wind came at my back; Walking along the highway, Mincing like a cat. ― Theodore Roethke

Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don’t worry about my destiny. ― Carl Sandburg

Similar souls wander in the similar places! They may not know each other, but often they touch the same winds, they step on the same leaves, their looks are lost in the same horizons! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

The wind is blowing. Don’t bend if you want to please him. ― Ljupka Cvetanova

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. ― Catherine the Great

It is He who makes the lightning flash upon you, inspiring you with fear and hope, and gathers up the heavy clouds. The thunder sounds His praises, and the angels, too, in awe of him. He hurls his thunderbolts at whom He pleases. Yet the unbelievers wrangle about God. ― Anonymous

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ― Arthur Golden

When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. ― Marcus Annaeus Seneca

After that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air. Every morning I wakened with a fresh consciousness that winter was over. There were none of the signs of spring for which I used to watch in Virginia, no budding woods or blooming gardens. There was only—spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere: in the sky, in the swift clouds, in the pale sunshine, and in the warm, high wind—rising suddenly, sinking suddenly, impulsive and playful like a big puppy that pawed you and then lay down to be petted. If I had been tossed down blindfold on that red prairie, I should have known that it was spring. ― Willa Cather

Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. ― Joe Barton

The wind was cold off the mountains and I was a naked man with enemies behind me, and nothing before me but hope. ― Louis L’Amour

Listen to th’ wind wutherin’ round the house,” she said. “You could bare stand up on the moor if you was out on it tonight.” Mary did not know what “wutherin’” meant until she listened, and then she understood. It must mean that hollow shuddering sort of roar which rushed round and round the house, as if the giant no one could see were buffeting it and beating at the walls and windows to try to break in. But one knew he could not get in, and somehow it made one feel very safe and warm inside a room with a red coal fire. ― Frances Hodgson Burnett

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. ― Edward Gibbon

In the end, what will you fight for– what got there first, what got there last or what has been there all along? ― Shannon L. Alder

The wind is like the golden breath of the world; when it blows, we feel that the world is alive and so are we! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

When we love each other, we are immortal and indestructible like the heartbeat and the rain and the wind. ― Erich Maria Remarque

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. ― George R.R. Martin

Cute Wind Quotes

Love is wind for the soul. ― D. Antoinette Foy

Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes: The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze, Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die. ― Ovid

Earth, water, fire, and wind. Where there is energy there is life. ― Suzy Kassem

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate; As the voyage along thru life; Tis the will of the soul That decides Its goal. And not the calm or the strife. ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The sound of ‘gentle stillness’ after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate word from God. ― Jim Elliot

There are times when the unseen can be even more dangerous than what our eyes behold. ― Erin Forbes

As winds come whispering lightly from the West, Kissing, not ruffling, the blue deep’s serene. ― Lord Byron

“Yes, the wind came up” Mrs. Sharpe began. She paused. “And changed us all,” Petra said softly. ― Blue Balliett

I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast. ― Evelyn Ashford

Tell Khan Drogo that he has given me the wind. ― George R.R. Martin

Depending on your point of view, Ashley (or Leslie Howard) was sensitive, poetic, and enigmatic– or wan and a wimp. Rhett/Clark Gable was sexy, virile, and funny or just crude and unmannerly. The outcome was a crucial barometer of taste that would reveal a great deal, possibly too much, about a girl’s temperament and predilections. ― Molly Haskell

Wind is the sacred music of the leaves; wherever and whenever the wind blows, over there leaves start their holy dancing frantically! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

When I opened my eyes, I saw nothing but the pool of nocturnal sky, for I was lying on my back with out-stretched arms, face to face with that hatchery of stars. Only half awake, still unaware that those depths were sky, having no roof between those depths and me, no branches to screen them, no root to cling to, I was seized with vertigo and felt myself as if flung forth and plunging downward like a diver. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I kept staring into the blackness of the woods, drawn into the darkness as I always had been. I suddenly realized how alone I was. (But this is how you travel, the wind whispered back, this is how you’ve always lived.). ― Bret Easton Ellis

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. ― Latin Proverb

The rain came down upon my head unshelter’d. And the wind rendered me mad and deaf and blind. ― Edgar Allan Poe

Come, little leaves,” said the Wind one day, “Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For Summer is past, and the days grow cold. ― George Cooper

Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind. ― Bible

Sweet and low, sweet and low, / Wind of the western sea. ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

You can grow like a tall tree, when you enjoy the sun, wind, rain, storms and the stars in the dark nights. ― Amit Ray

But you can’t plead with autumn. No. The midnight wind stalked through the woods, hooted to frighten you, swept everything away for the approaching winter, whirled the leaves. (“The North”). ― Yevgeny Zamyatin

The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails. ― Ramakrishna

Slight breeze came and started to stir the trees, just a little, like a whisper. It was peaceful as a lullaby. ― Edward Rutherfurd

Whenever you touch a poem that caresses your soul, breathe it gently for it might be the wind that perfects your life’s goal. ― A. Saleh

The moaning wind went wandering round / The weeping prison-wall: / Till like a wheel of turning steel / We felt the minutes crawl: / O moaning wind! what had we done / To have such a seneschal? ― Oscar Wilde

Gust Of Wind Quotes

And I don’t believe in fighting the wind. You go and you fly with your wind. Let everyone else catch their own gusts of wind and let them fly with their own gusts of wind, and you go and you fly with yours. — C. JoyBell C.

When a gust of wind hits a broken bone, you feel it. — Shia LaBeouf

It dances on the air for a moment before it falls, too. A fresh gust of wind almost saves it, but a worker catches sight of it and lifts a tube up to suck the paper from the air, to suck the words from the sky.

.. life is a flickering candle we all carry around. A gust of wind, a meaningless accident, a microsecond of carelessness, and it’s out. Forever. — David Wong

A gust of wind doesn’t suddenly bang a door open. A clock doesn’t chime. The phone doesn’t ring. Yet in the next instant the stillness breaks as if it is crystal. — Larry Watson

The caterpillar turns to liquid before turning into a butterfly. Liquid. Thus washing away any speck of his caterpillar self as he lies completely vulnerable to his environment in his chrysalis shell. One good solid gust of wind and the caterpillars boned. ― Hippie

A Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter. It blows flimsy houses down, lifts shingle roofs occasionally, rolls up tin ones like sheet music, now and then blows a stage-coach over and spills the passengers; and tradition says the reason there are so many bald people there, is, that the wind blows the hair off their heads while they are looking skyward after their hats. ― Mark Twain

The cold cut like a many bladed knife. ― Israel Zangwill

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being, / Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead / Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing, / Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, / Pestilence-stricken multitudes. ― Percy Bysshe Shelley

The wind blows to the south, and goes round to the north; round and round goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. ― Bible

There are always waves on the water. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are almost imperceptible. The water’s waves are churned up by the winds, which come and go and vary in direction and intensity, just as do the winds of stress and change in our lives, which stir up the waves in our minds. ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another’s great tribulation: not because any man’s troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive what ills you are free from yourself is pleasant. ― Titus Lucretius Carus

Oh! say, wild wind o’ the Autumn, may I dance this dance with you / Decked out in your gown of moonmist and jewelled with drops of dew? / For I know no waiting lover with arms that so softly twine, / And I know no dancing partner whose step is so made for mine! ― William Henry Ogilvie

For me, walking in a hard Dakota wind can be like staring at the ocean: humbled before its immensity, I also have a sense of being at home on this planet, my blood so like the sea in chemical composition, my every cell partaking of air. I live about as far from the sea as is possible in North America, yet I walk in a turbulent ocean. Maybe that child was right when he told me that the world is upside-down here, and this is where angels drown. ― Kathleen Norris

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. ― Bible

Wind over lake: the image of Inner Truth. ― I Ching

An ill wind that bloweth no man to good. ― John Heywood

Four strong winds that blow lonely, seven seas that run high / All those things that don’t change come what may / Now our good times are all gone, and I’m bound for moving on / I’ll look for you if I’m ever back this way. ― Ian Tyson

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ― Jimmy Dean

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