There’s nothing I love quite as much as falling asleep to the sound of rain hitting the window next to my bed. Rain can make a dreary night seem downright desolate, but it can also lend a romantic air to a first date. These rainy night quotes will surely invoke all the feelings a good midnight shower can conjure up.
Even thinking of a rainy night is enough to put me in a particular mood! It can comfort me enough to put me to sleep, but it’s also unsettling enough to wake me up. Humanity’s best and worst moments have been accompanied by the smattering of raindrops against the moonlit ground.
In movies, rain either adds to the passion of a scene or signifies the deep despair of a character. It’s a real chameleon of a natural phenomenon — and that’s why we love it so much! So let’s see why poets have always been attracted to the timeless, magical quality of nighttime deluges.
21 Impactful Rainy Night Quotes for All Moods and Occasions
Rainy Night Quotes for Those Who Love Falling Asleep to the Sound of Raindrops
#1. “It is raining at the top of my roof, and I am inside my blanket in this chilling night with an open window, missing my love and listening the rain singing a lullaby to me.” ― Shabnam Sinha
#2. “I loved to sleep with the windows open. Rainy nights were the best of all: I would open my windows and put my head on my pillow and close my eyes and feel the wind on my face and listen to the trees sway and creak…” — Neil Gaiman
#3. “Does it get any better than sleeping next to you on a cold rainy night? Watching myself in your eyes and the way I shine in there. Hearing the drizzle and getting weaker every time the breeze touches our bare skin. Every time you smile, these little butterflies with their wings on fire, fly inside my heart, and I constantly fail to cage these feelings in mere words. All I need at that moment is you inside my arms. And to stay a prisoner inside your eyes, for an eternity.” ― Akshay Vasu
#4. “SLEEPING ON A NIGHT OF AUTUMN RAIN
It’s cold this night in autumn’s third month,
Peacefully within, a lone old man.
He lies down late, the lamp already gone out,
And beautifully sleeps amid the sound of rain.
The ash inside the vessel still warm from the fire,
Its fragrance increases the warmth of quilt and covers.
When dawn comes, clear and cold, he does not rise,
The red frosted leaves cover the steps.” ― Bai Juyi
Entrancing Rainy Night Quotes to Read When the Storm Wakes You
#5. “During the night, there had been a sound of water on the other side of the wall. In my sleep I was looking out from the fourth-floor bedroom at nearby buildings bathed in rain, gleaming with neon and street lamp colors.” ― Yūko Tsushima
#6. “I heard raindrops in the night
Pattering upon my eaves,
Like a pleasing lullaby
Easing me back to sleep,
Which I thought was odd a bit,
For I awoke because of it.” ― Pepper Blair
#7. “I went to bed and woke in the middle of the night thinking I heard someone cry, thinking I myself was weeping, and I felt my face, and it was dry.
Then I looked at the window and thought: Why, yes, it’s just the rain, the rain, always the rain, and turned over, sadder still, and fumbled about for my dripping sleep and tried to slip it back on.” ― Ray Bradbury
#8. “Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk,
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—
And I love the rain.” ― Langston Hughes
Poetic Rainy Night Quotes for the Dreamers Among Us
#9. “I’ve always said that one night, I’m going to find myself in some field somewhere, I’m standing on grass, and it’s raining, and I’m with the person I love, and I know I’m at the very point I’ve been dreaming of getting to.” — Drew Barrymore
#10. “The rain always makes me wonder
What is it that the clouds ponder?
Will I write something tonight?
But I don’t want to miss the thunder!” ― Avijeet Das
#11. “The all-night rain puts out summer like a torch. In the heavy, black rain falling straight from invisible, dark sky to invisible, dark earth the heat of summer is annihilated, the splendor is dead, the summer is gone. The midnight rain buries it away where it has buried all sound but its own. I am alone in the dark still night, and my ear listens to the rain piping in the gutters and roaring softly in the trees of the world. Even so will the rainfall darkly upon the grass over the grave when my ears can hear it no more…” — Edward Thomas
#12. “It had started to drizzle. The lamp poles cast a kaleidoscope of light dancing across the puddles in the road. The rain made Sam feel even more lost now, as if these shadowy events were invisible to the world. As if the night was cloaked in anonymity. This wasn’t a peaceful rain — it was a sad one. A drizzle, which wept for the inevitable. […] Whichever way this went, they’d have scars from this night.” ― Adelheid Manefeldt
Bleak Rainy Night Quotes for When You’re in a Somber Mood
#13. “Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
Remembering again that I shall die
And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks
For washing me cleaner than I have been
Since I was born into solitude.” — Edward Thomas
#14. “The wind whirls and whistles and strip pink blooms from the mimosas, scatters twigs, broken limbs, pine needles and pine cones across our yard, and robs the pecan trees of a thousand leaves. The storm eventually dies, but the bruised trees continue to weep into the night, still shimmering with dewy leaves when the sun comes up the next morning.” ― Brenda Sutton Rose
#15. “She sat there alone after getting drenched enough by rain. In the silence of the midnight, Each drop that fell made a sound that was loud enough to wake all the memories inside her one after the other, before she could know what was happening, she was lost somewhere in the past where the pictures in mind pushed her into a state of chaotic happiness and a blissful pain.” ― Akshay Vasu
#16. “God was gone; it was the silence of his departure; It was a rainy night — it was the myth of the rainy night.” — Jack Kerouac
#17. “It was night, and the sky spreading into a rain that fell like darkness visible, a glistering where there was no light.” ― Sandra Newman
Uplifting Rainy Night Quotes for Getting Out of a Funk
#18. “There’s always a ray of hope. It’s just a stormy night… Tomorrow morning, the sun will surely shine!” — Unknown
#19. “You have to live through the rainy nights to appreciate the sunny days.” — Unknown
#20. “During the night a fine, delicate summer rain had washed the plains, leaving the morning sky crisp and clean. The sun shone warm — soon to bake the earth dry. It cast a purple haze across the plain — like a great, dark topaz. In the trees the birds sang, while the squirrels jumped from branch to branch in seeming good will, belying the expected tension of the coming days.” ― Cate Campbell Beatty
#21. “How could anyone not want to live when there were so many things to live for? There were rainy nights and wind and the slap of the sea and the moon. There were books to read and pictures to paint and music.” — Michelle Magorian
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster! These quotes perfectly showcase the transformative power of nighttime rainfall. It can create a setting in which everything is possible, from romance to heartbreak, from utter desperation to cautious optimism.
Whether you’re feeling passionate and poetic or dreary and desperate, I hope you find some comfort in these rainy night quotes. If nothing else, they’ll keep you happy until you’re blessed with a real rainstorm.