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These 120 amazing cloud quotes will inspire you to change your outlook on life

Looking to build yourself up for a better day ahead? We've got you covered! Each of these 120 cloud quotes is hand-picked and guaranteed to inspire!

There’s something about clouds that just make us feel good – and that applies to cloud quotes as well.

Maybe it’s their fluffy, white appearance or the way they remind us of lazy days spent lying in the grass. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that clouds have a special place in our hearts.

So if you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, check out these 120 inspirational quotes about clouds. From well-known authors and poets to everyday people, these cloud quotes will remind you of the beauty and wonder in the everyday life that surrounds us all.

Why do quotes about clouds inspire people around the world?

For one, clouds have been around since the beginning of time.

As such, they are also a reminder of the beauty and grandeur of nature.

Likewise, clouds can be seen as a metaphor for hope, possibility, and new beginnings.

Ultimately, quotes about clouds inspire people because they offer a glimpse of the potential that exists in the world around us.

Here they are: 120 super-inspiring cloud quotes

  1. “Never lose hope. The darkest clouds precede the loveliest rain!” – Avijeet Das
  2. “Dance with the clouds.” – A.D. Posey
  3. “A radiant full moon of silver hangs in the black sky, between the veils of misty clouds.” – Moonshine Noire
  4. “For a second I was almost jealous of the clouds. Why was he looking to them for an escape when I was right here beside him?” – Kamila Shamsie
  5. “No dark cloud can forever prevent the sun from shining!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  6. “Surfing waves of water or clouds of powder snow is the best feeling on earth.” – Hannah Teter
  7. “I can be jubilant one moment and pensive the next and a cloud could go by and make that happen.” – Bob Dylan

    Every cloud has a silver lining – John Milton
  8. Every cloud has a silver lining.” – John Milton
  9. “Those clouds are angels’ robes.” – Charles Kingsley
  10. “Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short.” – Limani David
  11. “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  12. “There’s a bright spot in every dark cloud.” – Bruce Beresford
  13. “Even when the sky is filled with clouds, the Sun still shines above.” – Janet Donaghy
  14. “When people look at clouds they do not see their real shape, which is no shape at all, or every shape, because they are constantly changing. They see whatever it is that their heart yearns for.” – Jose Eduardo Agualusa
  15. “Clouds suit my mood just fine.” – Marie Lu
  16. “Having your head in the clouds, even for just a few minutes each day, is good for your mind, good for your body, and good for your soul.” – Gavin Pretor-Pinney
  17. “The clouds don’t overthink; they just drift.” – Avijeet Das
  18. “Clouds float in the same pattern only once.” – Wayne Shorter

    Clouds float in the same pattern only once – Wayne Shorter
  19. “Clouds have to block the sun to bring the rain, for the absence of either means the existence of nothing.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
  20. “You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes.” – Eckhart Tolle
  21. “A dream is where a boy can swim in the deepest ocean and fly over the highest clouds.” – JK Rowling
  22. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  23. “Heavy clouds were putting out the stars.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  24. “The best friends of the highest mountains are only the clouds and the adventurer mountaineers!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  25. “I think the most heavenly food is fluffy white clouds.” – Jarod Kintz
  26. “Be still, sad heart! And cease repining- Behind the clouds is the sun still shining- Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  27. “Tomorrow the heavenly father may either involve the world in dark clouds. Or cheer it with clear sunshine, he will not. However, render ineffectual the things which have already taken place.” – Horace
  28. And from the midst of cheerless gloom, I passed to bright unclouded day.” – Emily Bronte
  29. “Now, if God made the clouds so beautiful, did He not mean us to gaze upon them and be thankful for them?” – Alfred Rowland
  30. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water. Or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
  31. “Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.” – Louisa May Alcott
  32. “The clouds – the only birds that never sleep.” – Victor Hugo
  33. “My experiences remind me that it’s those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful.” – Kelly Clarkson
  34. “Life is like a cloud; fluffy, beautiful and illusionary.” – Ananya
  35. “When you’re a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don’t have a thought in your mind. It’s purely meditation, and we lose that.” – Dick Van Dyke
  36. “Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  37. “The moon will light the clouds, just as the tides shall shape the sand.” – Anthony T. Hincks
  38. “Changes are like clouds in the sky- come and go. Leadership is like riding on a plane to enjoy the clouds.” – Amit Ray

    quotes about clouds - Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud - Maya Angelou
  39. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
  40. “I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.” – Mike Tyson
  41. “Revelations are found in clouds.” – Serge King
  42. “Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.” – Honore de Balzac
  43. “Watch the clouds. They will teach you about the world of form.” – Eckhart Tolle
  44. “When very thing is going write in your life, even the dark cloud looks beautiful.” – Nikita
  45. “Winter’s sky is an old blue soul, weaving dark clouds with wonder.” – Angie Wieland
  46. “When I do not walk in the clouds I walk as though I were lost.” – Antonio Porchia
  47. “At every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory.” – Sanober Khan
  48. “I can see clouds a thousand miles away; hear ancient music in the pines.” – Ikkyu
  49. “There were angry clouds building up behind the mountains, 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
  50. “The beauty of sky is visible during sunrise and sunset.” – Mohammed Ahith
  51. “Month after month of rain and clouds. Hug the light wherever you find it.” – Marty Rubin
  52. “Clouds, they make a painting out of the sky.” – Marty Rubin
  53. “The sun always shines above the clouds.” – Paul F. Davis
  54. “There is bound to be turbulence in the clouds of confusion before one can view the friendly skies, and an illuminated landing strip.” – T.F. Hodge
  55. “We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.” – Gavin Pretor-Pinney
  56. “Yesterday I inhaled a cloud, and immediately my eyes started raining.” – Jarod Kintz
  57. “Scatter the clouds that hide the face of heaven, and show where sweet peace doth abide, where Truth and Beauty grow.” Robert Bridges
  58. “God is a cloud from which rain fell.” – Dejan Stojanovic

    The sky and the sun are always there -- Rachel Joyce
  59. “The sky and the sun are always there. It’s the clouds that come and go.” – Rachel Joyce
  60. “When we feel stuck, look at the sky, the clouds reminds us that everything changes.” – Unknown
  61. “It’s cloud illusions I recall. I really don’t know clouds at all.” – Joni Mitchell
  62. “Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the while I am being carried across the sky by beautiful clouds.” – Anonymous
  63. “Brushing the clouds away from my eyes, I see clarity in the raindrop and beauty in the first ray of morning sun… Life is strange and wondrous…” – Virginia Alison
  64. “Nature is a mutable cloud, which is always and never the same.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. “There is divinity in the clouds.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  66. “Look at the heavens, and the sea, and behold the clouds, which are higher than you.” – Unknown
  67. “The sky has a huge heart open for all clouds even on the gloomiest of days.” – Munia Khan
  68. “A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.” – William Arthur Ward
  69. “When the sky is totally covered by the dark clouds, be strong enough to see the bright stars beyond them!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  70. “A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.” – Richard Bach
  71. “The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless. They shift and drift and beg interpretation… such is the nature of art.” – Jeb Dickerson
  72. “A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all, he’s walking on them.” – Leonard Louis Levinson
  73. “There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me’.” – Virginia Woolf
  74. “Happiness is like a cloud if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.” – Sarah McLachlan

    There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen
  75. There is a crack in everything, that’s how the lights get in.” – Leonard Cohen
  76. “Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, curtain round the vault of heaven.” – Thomas Love Peacock
  77. “There’s going to be a symbiotic relationship between the edge and the cloud.” – Peter Levine
  78. “Happiness is like a cloud, staying up there, no matter it rains or shines.” – Unknown
  79. “You must not blame me if I talk to the clouds.” – Thoreau
  80. “The more clouds you have in your sky, the more colourful sunset it will be.” – Sajal Sazzad
  81. “Behind every cloud is another cloud.” – Judy Garland
  82. “For it is when calm clouds gather that thunder is made.” – Soroosh Shahrivar
  83. “Don’t forget, beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.” – Paulo Coelho
  84. “If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.” – Matthew Quick
  85. “She noted, more than once, that the meteor shower was happening, beyond the overcast sky, even if we could not see it. Who cares if she can kiss? She can see through the clouds.” – John Green
  86. “Even when clouds grow thick, the sun still pours its light earthward.” – Mark Nepo
  87. “The beauty of white clouds: Every morning brings new clouds and sunshine.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  88. “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” – Christopher Morley
  89. “Clouds can never hide the sun forever, so don’t complain about clouds but never forget to welcome the sun.” – Debasish Mridha
  90. “I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.” – W.B. Yeats
  91. “It stood calm against the suburban storm raging around it. The thunder screamed across the sky; it slapped the clouds into a heated turmoil that flew towards the south.” – J.D. Stroube
  92. “Dance with the clouds.” – Adrienne Posey
  93. “We all have bad days, but one thing is true; no cloud is so dark that sun can’t shine through.” – Anonymous
  94. “Clouds are on top for a reason. They float so high because they refuse to carry any burden!” – Jasleen Kaur Gumber
  95. “We have chased away the clouds, the sky is all ‘rose.’“ – Francois Hollande
  96. “When we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.” – Julia Gregson
  97. “Be the sun breaking through the clouds.” – A.D. Posey
  98. “Whatever the clouds plan to do, I always trust in the sun which never fails to come out.” – Munia Khan
  99. “When scattered clouds are resting on the bosoms of hills, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region. Earth being so intermixed with sky, and gradually transformed into it.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  100. “The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  101. “She danced wild across the evening sky, dispersing clouds with the frill of her gown.” – Meeta Ahluwalia
  102. “Behind every dark cloud, there is an ever-shining sun. Just wait. In time the cloud will pass.” – Marianne Williamson
  103. “Aren’t the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton… I could just lie here all day, and watch them drift by… If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations.” – Charles M Schulz
  104. “A cloudless plain blue sky is like a flowerless garden.” – Terri Guillemets
  105. “There are dark times just around the corner. There are dark clouds travelling through the sky. And it’s no good whining about a silver lining. For we know from experience they won’t roll by.” – Noel Coward
  106. “How long can the clouds arrest the sunshine? It is not hypothetical, until the cloud bursts due to the sun’s heat.” – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
  107. “Complains are like the clouds that produce no rain no matter how thick they gather. Never depend on your complaint thinking they are stair cases. Drop that thing.” – Israelmore Ayivor
  108. “How sweet to be a cloud. Floating in the blue!” – A. A. Milne
  109. “To say goodbye is to die a little. To say good morning is a hope for a new sunshine in a cloudy winter.” – Nabil Toussi
  110. “There came a day when the clouds drifting along with the wind aroused a wanderlust in me, and I set off on a journey to roam along the seashores.” – Matsuo Basho
  111. “Even if it is very foggy, cloudy, or stormy, the blue sky is always there for us, above the clouds.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  112. “The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
  113. “What is eternal is the cloud drifting slowly out of sight.” – Marty Rubin
  114. “I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud man.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  115. “The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? – It is the same the angels breathe.” – Mark Twain
  116. “If you ever want your soul to dance in the clouds, you will at some point have to juggle lightening and taste the thunder.” – Christopher Poindexter
  117. “You may run into some gray clouds along your journey, so hold on tight to the sunshine within you.” – Christine E. Szymanski
  118. “She gathered the books like clouds and words poured down like rain.” – Markus Zusak
  119. “Clouds in the sky very much resemble the thoughts in our minds! Both changes perpetually from one second to another!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  120. “Clouds are the sky’s imagination.” – Terri Guillemets
Clouds are the sky's imagination - Terri Guillemets

In conclusion: quotes about clouds are quotes about the magic of life

As we’ve seen, looking to clouds as a source of inspiration can lead to some pretty amazing results.

So the next time you’re feeling stuck, or just in need of a little boost, remember to look up – there’s bound to be a cloud out there with your name on it!

Thanks for reading!

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Daria Burnett

Daria Burnett


Daria Burnett is an author, counselor, and numerologist based in Florida. She has written several books on numerology and astrology, including the recent Amazon bestseller "Angel Numbers Explained."


Daria has also been studying astrology, the Tarot, and natural healing practices for over 30 years, and has written numerous books and articles on them.


She is a gifted intuitive who is able to help her clients make the best choices for their lives. She has a deep understanding of spirituality, and uses her knowledge to help others find their true purpose in life.


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