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72 Wind Quotes About Brisk Days and Windy Moments (2024)

From windswept landscapes to the breeze in our hair and leaves blowing in Autumn, the wind is part of many life moments and memories. Below, we explore some of the best wind quotes and sayings. 

Like many other natural elements, the wind is an integral part of life on Earth. We walk through the air every day, paying little attention. A gentle breeze can freshen hotter days; we will notice when the wind blows strong. Read on for our curated selection of sayings about the wind and the breeze.

Best wind quotes

Whether the sun is out or not, the wind can appear anytime. It’s not limited to a particular condition and can be intense or a lighter breeze.

Sometimes, the wild wind blowing in from the ocean can chill your bones, yet its power inspires. Even on cool days, it’s always a pleasure to watch the cooler winter wind blow through trees, causing the leaves to rustle. The wind also often carries the smell of fresh leaves and other scents from place to place.

To remind you to appreciate the wind, we’ve collated some of the best quotes about wind.





"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." -Jimmy Dean #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #naturelovers #windy #wind #windydays #destination #wind

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

"I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair." -Evel Knievel #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #getoutside #winds #fresh #windy #wind #windydays

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

"Wind is a floating wave of air, whose undulation continually varies." -Vitruvius #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #environment #wind #winds #windy #windydays

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

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.

~ William Shakespeare

"Throw caution to the wind and just do it." -Carrie Underwood #trvst #quotes #nature #getoutside #windy #wind #windydays #winds #wind

"Throw caution to the wind and just do it."
- Carrie Underwood

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." -William Arthur Ward #trvst #quotes #planet #naturelovers #wind #change #windydays #wind #winds

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
- William Arthur Ward

No, I could not be cruel, and yet I must often do what looks cruel to those who do not know. But the people they say I drown, I only carry away to the back of the north wind - only I never saw the place.

~ George Macdonald

The wind provides us with naturally cool air and helps to transport heat. It also aids plants and organisms in the dispersal of seeds and pollen. Since wind makes room for circulation, it allows us receive fresh oxygen essential to life. 

For experts, the wind is an essential tool for weather forecasting. The movement and direction of the wind can indicate the approach of a thunderstorm or pending storm. As we study changes in the wind, we can notice changes in the current weather conditions. In essence, the wind is an important aspect of life and living.

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." -John Ruskin #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #savetheplanet #wind #wind #windy #windydays #winds

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
- John Ruskin

"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine." -Anne Bronte #trvst #quotes #savetheplanet #mothernature #wind #light #winds #laughed #windydays

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

"In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music." -George Crumb #trvst #quotes #nature #getoutside #wind #wind #windydays #music #windy

"In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music."
- George Crumb

"Nature is my church. The wind in the trees and the bugs and the frogs. All those things are comfort to me." -Sissy Spacek #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #natureseekers #windy #wind #wind #trees #winds

"Nature is my church. The wind in the trees and the bugs and the frogs. All those things are comfort to me."
- Sissy Spacek

"Certainly on the vast windy plain, there was plenty of nothing to be looked at." -Larry McMurtry #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #gogreen #windydays #windy #winds #wind

"Certainly on the vast windy plain, there was plenty of nothing to be looked at."
- Larry McMurtry

"What is more beautiful than a sea of water with a number of white-winged boats skirting its surface? Poetry and beauty contesting with the wind and the waves!" -George Matthew Adams #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #planet #windydays #water #wind #beauty #winds

"What is more beautiful than a sea of water with a number of white-winged boats skirting its surface? Poetry and beauty contesting with the wind and the waves!"
- George Matthew Adams

"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." -Bruce Lee #trvst #quotes #naturelovers #mothernature #windydays #wind #windy #tree #winds

"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
- Bruce Lee

"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!" -William Butler Yeats #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #natureseekers #winds #world #wind #dance #windy

"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!"
- William Butler Yeats

"All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed - the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?" -Diane Lane #trvst #quotes #gogreen #conservation #windydays #nature #windy #wind #wind

"All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed - the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?"
- Diane Lane

"I believed then - in a deep, easy way that is impossible for me as an adult - that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Trees had spirits; the wind spoke. If you followed a toad or a raven deep into the heart of the forest, they were sure to lead you to something magical." -Jennifer McMahon #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #getoutside #windydays #wind #winds #world #windy

"I believed then - in a deep, easy way that is impossible for me as an adult - that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Trees had spirits; the wind spoke. If you followed a toad or a raven deep into the heart of the forest, they were sure to lead you to something magical."
- Jennifer McMahon

"Wind depends on temperature. Temperature depends on pressure. And pressure depends on wind. It's an intricate mathematical tapestry that is far too intertwined to unpick by hand." -Hannah Fry #trvst #quotes #earth #mothernature #windy #wind #windydays #winds #wind

"Wind depends on temperature. Temperature depends on pressure. And pressure depends on wind. It's an intricate mathematical tapestry that is far too intertwined to unpick by hand."
- Hannah Fry

Quotes about the wind blowing and the sound of the wind

Imagine taking a quiet stroll on a cool, gentle, windy day or at twilight. As the great sweeping wind touches your skin, you can almost feel an instant connection to everything around you. The wind has the power to make us feel calm and at ease. When the wind is blowing, brustling in the pines, it’s almost as if it beckons us to flow and dance with it. As such, the wind serves as inspiration for many people.

"At home, I love reaching out into that absolute silence, when you can hear the owl or the wind." -Amanda Harlech #trvst #quotes #getoutside #natureseekers #windy #wind #windydays #love #wind

"At home, I love reaching out into that absolute silence, when you can hear the owl or the wind."
- Amanda Harlech

"When the wind blows through a wood, its mass is cut and closed by every leaf, forming a train of jittery vortices in the air." -Alice Oswald #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #nature #windydays #wind #winds #windy #wind

"When the wind blows through a wood, its mass is cut and closed by every leaf, forming a train of jittery vortices in the air."
- Alice Oswald

"I hear the howl of the wind that brings the long drear storm on its heavy wings. " -William C. Bryant #trvst #quotes #conservation #earth #windydays #storm #windy #wind #wind

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

"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 #trvst #quotes #mothernature #gogreen #windydays #windy #winds #wind

"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

"A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. " -George R.R. Martin #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #planet #wind #trees #winds #wind #windy

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

"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 #trvst #quotes #environment #wildlifeplanet #windydays #gray #winds #wind #windy

"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

"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 #trvst #quotes #naturelovers #gogreen #wind #wind #winds #trees #windy

"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

"Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by." -Christina Rossetti #trvst #quotes #getoutside #mothernature #wind #wind #winds #trees #windy

"Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by."
- Christina Rossetti

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

Quotes About the Wind, Life and Living

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

There are many things to say about the wind’s presence in our lives. When we indirectly examine the wind's role, we can interpret it as a drive to keep flowing. This can be a much-needed push or drive to fulfill desires and achieve goals. Or it can mark difficult times and inspire us to move on in the face of adversity. Here, we feature a collection of quotes about life, living, and the wind to inspire you to be like the wind. As the saying goes, let the winds of fortune blow in your favor.

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams." -Ashley Smith #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #earth #wind #beauty #windydays #life #windy

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."
- Ashley Smith

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca #trvst #quotes #earth #getoutside #wind #wind #windy #windydays #winds

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind." -Robert Green Ingersoll #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #wildlifeplanet #windy #wind #wind #winds #windydays

"Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind."
- Robert Green Ingersoll

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great." -Roger de Rabutin #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #environment #windy #love #winds #wind #wind

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
- Roger de Rabutin

"Usually, we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon in the wind - blown here and there by external circumstances." -Kelsang Gyatso #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #environment #windydays #wind #windy #winds #wind

"Usually, we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon in the wind - blown here and there by external circumstances."
- Kelsang Gyatso

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." -Khalil Gibran #trvst #quotes #earth #noplanetb #wind #wind #windy #trees #winds

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."
- Khalil Gibran

"I like girls who like the countryside, put on walking boots and can bend with the wind a bit. If you're going to live with me, you need to be able to embrace the countryside and wet dogs." -Jay Kay #trvst #quotes #planet #mothernature #windy #wind #winds #live #wind

"I like girls who like the countryside, put on walking boots and can bend with the wind a bit. If you're going to live with me, you need to be able to embrace the countryside and wet dogs."
- Jay Kay

"In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness." -Stephen King #trvst #quotes #conservation #earth #windydays #wind #windy #people #winds

"In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness."
- Stephen King

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions." -Chanakya #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #gogreen #winds #wind #windy #person #wind

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions."
- Chanakya

"My favorite mode of transport is hot-air ballooning. It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you." -Richard Branson #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #planet #windy #wind #windydays #wind #winds

"My favorite mode of transport is hot-air ballooning. It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you."
- Richard Branson

Wind quotes of dreams and ambitions

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." -Henry Ford #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #getoutside #windydays #wind #wind #winds #windy

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

"The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune." -Charles R. Swindoll #trvst #quotes #savetheplanet #environment #windy #wind #wind #winds #windydays

"The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune."
- Charles R. Swindoll

"The wind shows us how close to the edge we are." -Joan Didion #trvst #quotes #earth #natureseekers #windy #wind #winds #windydays #wind

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

"You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition." -Michel Onfray #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #nature #wind #dream #windy #ambition #winds

"You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition."
- Michel Onfray

"Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #nature #windydays #wind #windy #wind #winds

"Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Catching the Wind quotes

The wind's movement, presence, and sound give us reasons to pause and express gratitude. As we watch the many elements of nature interact, it’s almost impossible not to smile. Nature or the natural environment gives us reasons to slow down or move forward - catching the wind.

Here are some wind sayings to inspire you to pause and appreciate catching the wind in your sails, literally or metaphorically. Even amidst busy periods and days, nature always calls us to flow with it. 

"Even entrepreneurs with the best ideas sometimes need a little wind beneath their wings." -Linda McMahon #trvst #quotes #gogreen #mothernature #winds #wind #wind #windydays #windy

"Even entrepreneurs with the best ideas sometimes need a little wind beneath their wings."
- Linda McMahon

"Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel." -Augustus Hare #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #planet #windy #wind #wind #knowledge #windydays

"Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel."
- Augustus Hare

"If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #nature #windydays #wind #wind #windy #winds

"If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world." -Bill Owens #trvst #quotes #naturelovers #gogreen #windydays #wind #wind #world #windy

"A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world."
- Bill Owens

"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 #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #getoutside #windy #tears #winds #wind #wind

"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

Wind quotes from art and literature

Authors, poets, and artists, in general, always take inspiration from nature. Sometimes, the wind is the main subject of appreciation. Other times, it’s simply an accomplice to a greater story being told. Here, we can see some quotes about the wind in art and literature pieces.

"Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches." -Federico Garcia Lorca #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #savetheplanet #winds #wind #windydays #windy #wind

"Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches."
- Federico Garcia Lorca

"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 #trvst #quotes #planet #getoutside #windy #wind #wind #windydays #winds

"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

"Really, Scarlett, I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands." -Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #nature #windydays #life #wind #windy #winds

"Really, Scarlett, I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands."
- Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind

"Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind." -Jonathan Swift #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #earth #winds #wind #windy #wind #windydays

"Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind."
- Jonathan Swift

"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 #trvst #quotes #planet #environment #windy #sun #winds #summer #windydays

"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.
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- Charles Dickens

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man." -Patrick Rothfuss #trvst #quotes #savetheplanet #conservation #windydays #night #winds #storm #windy

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."
- Patrick Rothfuss

"The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face." -Jack Nicklaus #trvst #quotes #nature #wildlifeplanet #winds #wind #windydays #windy #wind

"The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face."
- Jack Nicklaus

"Oaths are but words, and words are but wind." -Samuel Butler #trvst #quotes #naturelovers #earth #wind #wind #windy #winds #windydays

"Oaths are but words, and words are but wind."
- Samuel Butler

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. 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

The wind is made of haunting souls that moan and groan in whistles and whispers. This ghostly choir chills the breeze and orchestrates a rise of goose bumps on my skin.

~ Richelle E. Goodrich

Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul. Anne was not wont to be troubled with soul fog.

~L. M. Montgomery

Wind quotes inspiring creativity and writing

"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?" -Percy Bysshe Shelley #trvst #quotes #nature #environment #wind #wind #windy #winds #windydays

"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

"An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place." -Tony Hillerman #trvst #quotes #nature #noplanetb #windydays #wind #wind #winds #windy

"An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place."
- Tony Hillerman

"A song is fire. You react to it primally, instantly. You don't have to decide whether you like it, and you don't really have to sit down and think about it much after you're done listening to it. It really does run through you like wind." -John Darnielle #trvst #quotes #mothernature #natureseekers #winds #wind #windydays #windy #wind

"A song is fire. You react to it primally, instantly. You don't have to decide whether you like it, and you don't really have to sit down and think about it much after you're done listening to it. It really does run through you like wind."
- John Darnielle

"Many words will be written on the wind and the sand, or end up in some obscure digital vault. But the storytelling will go on until the last human being stops listening. Then we can send the great chronicle of humanity out into the endless universe." -Henning Mankell #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #mothernature #wind #human #windy #humanity #windydays

"Many words will be written on the wind and the sand, or end up in some obscure digital vault. But the storytelling will go on until the last human being stops listening. Then we can send the great chronicle of humanity out into the endless universe."
- Henning Mankell

"Plants exist in the weather and light rays that surround them - waving in the wind, shimmering in the sunlight. I am always puzzling over how to draw such things." -Hayao Miyazaki #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #wildernessnation #wind #light #windydays #wind #winds

"Plants exist in the weather and light rays that surround them - waving in the wind, shimmering in the sunlight. I am always puzzling over how to draw such things."
- Hayao Miyazaki

"I like to escape; I like to write when I go on a walk - I'm kind of very fairy that way. I get inspired by the wind. Or when I daydream, that's when I write." -Imelda May #trvst #quotes #conservation #gogreen #windy #wind #wind #winds #windydays

"I like to escape; I like to write when I go on a walk - I'm kind of very fairy that way. I get inspired by the wind. Or when I daydream, that's when I write."
- Imelda May

Short Wind Captions Perfect for Social Media

The wind whispers secrets only the brave can hear.

Whispers on the wind 🌬️✨

Caught in a breeze, living with ease 🌬️💕

Wind in my hair, freedom everywhere 🍃🔄

Inner strength, like the wind, is felt in the push and pull of life 🌬️💪

Friendship whispers like the wind: gentle yet powerful 🌬️💖

Courage rides on the might of the wind 🌪️🛡️

Jen’s a passionate environmentalist and sustainability expert. With a science degree from Babcock University Jen loves applying her research skills to craft editorial that connects with our global changemaker and readership audiences centered around topics including zero waste, sustainability, climate change, and biodiversity.

Elsewhere Jen’s interests include the role that future technology and data have in helping us solve some of the planet’s biggest challenges.

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