Hurricane Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hurricane quotes, hurricane sayings, and hurricane proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

HURRICANE, n. An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone. The hurricane is still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain old-fashioned sea-captains. Ambrose Bierce
The hurricane does not uproot grasses, which are pliant and bow low before it on every side. It is only the lofty trees that it attacks. Panchatantra
Hurricanes have killed more people worldwide in the last 50 years than any other natural cataclysm. Kerry Emanuel
The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes. Paulo Coelho
No one can prevent hurricanes, but prosperous communities are much better able to withstand them than poor ones. Robert Zubrin
If any event teaches you how to perform on no sleep, it's a hurricane. David Muir
Hurricanes are dangerous things, and they're no fun to go through. And if you come out of it in one piece and your house comes out of in one piece, it's no fun living with no electricity for a day or a week, a month, whatever it is. And I speak, unfortunately, from personal experience on that matter. Bernard Goldberg
Two things Florida can teach the other 49 states: how to make a good margarita and how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. Tom Feeney
Laughter, is like a hurricane, once it reaches a certain point, it becomes self-feeding, self-supporting. You laugh not because the jokes are funny but because your own condition is funny. Stephen King
The hurricane complicates things in that what would have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart. Henry Cisneros
Even in the middle of a hurricane, the bottom of the sea is calm. As the storm rages and the winds howl, the deep waters sway in gentle rhythm, a light movement of fish and plant life. Below there is no storm. Wayne Muller
A drop in the ocean has no fear of a hurricane. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind. Carl Hiaasen
In reality, you don't ever change the hurricane. You just learn how to stay out of its path. Jodi Picoult
Not everything that happens in your life has to hit you like a hurricane. Joyce Rachelle
Thought and beauty, like a hurricane or waves, should not know conventional, delimited forms. Anton Chekhov
You are like a hurricane, there's calm in your eyes, and I'm getting blown away. Neil Young
After a hurricane, comes a rainbow. Katy Perry
Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable. Diane Ackerman
The only two good words that can be said for a hurricane are that it gives sufficient warning of its approach, and that it blows from one point of the compass at a time. Gertrude Atherton
If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm. Frank Lane
In the center of a hurricane there is absolute peace and quiet. There is no safer place than in the center of the will of God. Corrie ten Boom
Beneath the greatest love lies a hurricane of hate. Phil Ochs
Life is a hurricane, and we board up to save what we can and bow low to the earth to crouch in that small space above the dirt where the wind will not reach. We honor anniversaries of deaths by cleaning graves and sitting next to them before fires, sharing food with those who will not eat again. We raise children and tell them other things about who they can be and what they are worth: to us, everything. We love each other fiercely, while we live and after we die. We survive; we are savages. Jesmyn Ward
Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both. Anderson Cooper
There's been a lot of really great intensive research into earthquakes, but we can't predict an earthquake down to the day. We can't predict where a hurricane is going to be a month in advance. Carrie Nugent
You can dance in a hurricane, but only if you're standing in the eye. Brandi Carlile
Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes. Debbie Stabenow
If you're going to love someone or something then don't be a slow leaking faucet, be a hurricane. Shannon L. Alder
The hurricane eye represents the center of the hurricane and is, remarkably, calm. John I. Blackwood
If a hurricane strikes your home and then, in a short period of time, the skies turn blue and the sun comes out, you are probably sitting within the hurricane's eye. John I. Blackwood
The area immediately surrounding the eye of the hurricane is known as the eyewall. John I. Blackwood
The most violent wind and rain are generally found within the eye wall area, in a circle, all the way around the eye of the hurricane. John I. Blackwood
A hurricane watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours. John I. Blackwood
Hurricanes are a natural part of Earth's weather cycle. Certain weather conditions must exist for hurricanes to occur. Jean Allen
Strong winds are not the only aspect of hurricanes that can cause destruction of property and loss of life. Serious flooding also often occurs when a hurricane strikes. Don Nardo
The stronger the hurricane, the bigger the surge. Steven M. Banka
Hurricanes are the most powerful storms on Earth. Louise Spilsbury
Hurricanes usually cause most damage around coasts, but big hurricanes can sometimes reach far in land. Louise Spilsbury
Hurricanes cause great destruction when they move onto land. They can blow down buildings, pull up trees, and throw cars and boats around like toys. Louise Spilsbury
Heavy rains and storm surges can cause floods, when land that is normally dry is covered in water. Hurricanes killed many people. Louise Spilsbury
The ferocious experience of the hurricane was so far outside the normal boundaries of routine occurrences that many people believe things happened that clearly didn't, or were exaggerations of the real events. Cherie Burns
A hurricane is less like one huge disaster than it is he sum of a thousand smaller tragedies. Cherie Burns
Many people fear the winds of a hurricane, but most deaths are caused by flooding and the after effects of the storm. Anne Rooney
People caught in a hurricane may be whisked up into the air and smashed against trees or buildings or collide with other objects carried by the wind. Anne Rooney
Hurricanes are often accompanied by floods from the sea, from the rivers bursting their banks, and from torrential rain. Floods can lead to deadly mud slides and landslides that bury people alive. Anne Rooney
Many people lose not only their homes but their family members and friends when a catastrophic hurricane strikes. For them, life will never be the same again. Anne Rooney
When something scary happens, many people run away in fear. When that scary event is a dangerous hurricane, most people would agree that getting away as quickly as possible and running for cover is the smartest plan. Pam Dase
The hurricanes have been getting bigger and bigger. And they usually give them names that don't really inspire fear. Robin Williams
Strangely enough, the thought of being in a hurricane was somehow comforting and familiar. I guess that's because every time I leap, I feel that strange, unseen forces hurl me wherever they want to, and there is nothing I can do to stop them. Donald P. Bellisario
People, look around you / It’s a hurricane / Everybody tryin to run and hide Charles Bradley
It’s a hurricane (hurricane) / Can you feel it? / All over the southern state / It’s a hurricane / Can everybody see? / Wake up! / Look after this world Charles Bradley
Like thunder and lightning go in the one / Together we make the perfect storm / You're like the wind, I'm like the rain / Together we both make hurricanes Daniel John O'Donoghue
Just like a hurricane, just like a hurricane / The way you break everything that comes in your way / Just like a hurricane, Just like a hurricane / The way you broke my heart and now I'm left with the pain / After the hurricane Mikkel Eriksen
Now my life is shattered, and I'm left to pick up the pieces / And find a new beginning and put it back together again / After the hurricane, the hurricane Mikkel Eriksen
I feel like goin' surfing in a hurricane / I feel like makin' love in the pouring rain / I ain't afraid of dying / I don't need to explain / I feel like goin' surfing in a hurricane Jimmy Buffett
Let me not turn away / From happiness or pain / Just not to run away / In my heart and in my head / Let me face / Hurricanes Dido Armstrong
Oh what are we going to do / I never did a thing to you / Time peaceful as a hurricane eye / Peaceful as a hurricane eye Paul Simon
Yo, talk about paying the ultimate price / Hurricane been incarcerated all of his life / Started out at like twelve / Trapped in a belly of hell Lonnie Rashid Lynn
I can't even explain the pain / Imagine if your life was like a hurricane, a hurricane / Forever, imagine your locked down forever and ever, ever / Could you hold it together? Lonnie Rashid Lynn
An Atlantic hurricane begins as a thunderstorm off the west coast of Africa and then becomes a tropical depression. Jay Hawkins
The most destructive hurricanes strike the southeastern coast of the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean. Jay Hawkins
When a hurricane, cyclone, or typhoon reaches land, it causes destruction along the coast and continues its path inland. Jay Hawkins
Hurricanes can smash buildings apart and hurl trees and cars into the air. Jay Hawkins
A hurricane is a furious, spiraling tropical storm that roars in from the ocean and lashes the coast, causing terrible damage. Jay Hawkins
No one can know exactly when a hurricane will happen or how it'll behave. Joanne Mattern
It is important to listen to meteorologists and take action if a hurricane is heading toward you. Joanne Mattern
Today, meteorologists give people important information when a hurricane is on the way. Joanne Mattern
A hurricane's storm surge is a huge wave of water occurs when the ocean's water level rises during a hurricane. Jean Allen