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68 Quotes for Life’s Storms: Calm After The Storm Quotes

We all go through hard times in life. Each of us has difficult days and moments that can feel so overwhelmingly challenging. It’s almost like we are going through the midst of the storm and we sometimes need a reminder that better times will come again. Fortunately, something as simple as after the storm quotes can ground us in our pain or grief, therefore allowing us to process.

There have been times in my life, such as when my mom died, that the entire world felt so heavy. I knew there would eventually be an “other side” to the pain but and there were some things I told myself repeatedly that helped me through it.

These moments are what inspired me to write this blog post and share these with you. Life is full of ups and down and hard times. But it’s also full of incredibly good times. So, getting through through our storms is what brings us the brightest sunshine and most vibrant rainbows.

Here are 50 quotes about “after the storm” that capture the essence of resilience, hope, and renewal:

15 Quotes That Remind Us This Too Shall Pass

  1. “The sun always shines after the storm.” – Unknown
  2. “After the storm comes the calm.” – Matthew Henry
  3. “Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day.” – Gary Allan
  4. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  5. “After every storm, the sun will smile; for every problem, there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger
  6. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” – Walt Disney
  7. In the aftermath of the storm, you will be stronger, wiser, and more resilient.” – Unknown
  8. “After the storm, the birds sing; after the fire, the waters flow; and, after the death, the life.” – Scott Hastie
  9. “The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow.” – Unknown
  10. “After a storm comes a calm.” – Matthew Henry
  11. “The storm is only temporary, but the aftermath can last forever.” – Unknown
  12. “After the rain, the earth hardens.” – Unknown
  13. “After every storm, the sun will smile; for every problem, there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger
  14. “After the storm, the wind still blows, but it’s different. It’s clean, pure, and fresh.” – Unknown
  15. “After the storm, comes the rainbow. After the night, comes the morning. And after the end, comes a new beginning.” – Unknown

These inspirational quotes reflect the idea that after difficult times there is something to be discovered. And so, there is often a sense of renewal, growth, and beauty that emerges. Thought even the most violent storm we can discover our strong roots and make some of the most important decisions of life.

15 Best Quotes About Storms From Books

Here are 15 quotes about storms from various books:

  1. “The storm is out there and every one of us must eventually face the storm.” – Alex Haley, “Roots”
  2. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene, “Reflections on the Revolution in France”
  3. “There is peace even in the storm.” – Vincent van Gogh, “The Letters of Vincent van Gogh”
  4. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton, “The Bridge”
  5. “A storm was coming but that’s not what she felt. It was adventure on the wind and it shivered down her spine.” – Atticus, “Love Her Wild”
  6. “The storm had passed and the sun was shining again.” – J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
  7. “The storm was all around, lightning and thunder crashing, but she was the eye.” – Markus Zusak, “The Book Thief”
  8. “She wasn’t afraid of the storm, for she knew how to sail her ship.” – Louisa May Alcott, “Little Women”
  9. “The storm is coming, and I will not be swept away.” – Suzanne Collins, “Catching Fire”
  10. “A great storm is like a sunny day to a person of great faith.” – Madeleine L’Engle, “A Swiftly Tilting Planet”
  11. “The storm is not your enemy. It’s the way you handle it. It’s your fear.” – Paulo Coelho, “Warrior of the Light”
  12. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton, “Coat of Many Colors”
  13. “The storm is not just out there, it is also within you.” – Haruki Murakami, “Kafka on the Shore”
  14. “A storm is a good opportunity for the birch and the cedar to show their strength.” – Hal Borland, “Countryman: A Summary of Belief”
  15. “In the storm’s belly, a strange peace.” – Anthony Doerr, “All the Light We Cannot See”

These quotes illustrate the metaphorical as well as literal power of storms. Therefore they are showing how they can represent challenges, growth, and resilience in the storms of life. Through the stress of the storm we can discover different ways to navigate important decisions to a safe haven of a returned positive attitude.

20 Song Lyrics About Surviving a “Storm”

Here are 20 song lyrics about storms:

  1. “I’m walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home, so am I wrong for thinking that we could be something for real? Now am I wrong for trying to reach the things that I can’t see?” – Nico & Vinz, “Am I Wrong”
  2. “Thunder only happens when it’s raining, players only love you when they’re playing.” – Fleetwood Mac, “Dreams”
  3. “When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see.” – Ben E. King, “Stand By Me”
  4. “You’ll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.” – Johnny Cash, “You Are My Sunshine”
  5. “You can stand under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh.” – Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, “Umbrella”
  6. “When you’re weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all.” – Simon & Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
  7. “Let it rain, let it pour, what we have is worth fighting for.” – Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
  8. “And if you ever feel neglected, if you think that all is lost, I’ll be counting up my demons, yeah, hoping everything’s not lost.” – Coldplay, “Everything’s Not Lost”
  9. “I’m gonna make a change for once in my life. It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right.” – Michael Jackson, “Man in the Mirror”
  10. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes, “Dreams”
  11. “When you’re lost and alone and you can’t get back again, I will find you darling and I will bring you home.” – Mumford & Sons, “After the Storm”
  12. “You’ve got a heart as loud as lions, so why let your voice be tamed?” – Emeli Sandé, “Read All About It, Pt. III”
  13. “Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right.” – The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”
  14. “When it rains, it pours, but you didn’t even notice, it ain’t rainin’ anymore.” – Luke Combs, “When It Rains It Pours”
  15. “I’m only human, and I crash and I break down. Your words in my head, knives in my heart.” – Rag’n’Bone Man, “Human”
  16. “Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers, and me.” – Kermit the Frog, “The Rainbow Connection”
  17. “And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me.” – The Beatles, “Let It Be”
  18. “When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long, and you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong.” – Celine Dion, “Because You Loved Me”
  19. “You’re broken down and tired of living life on a merry go round. And you can’t find the fighter, but I see it in you so we gonna walk it out and move mountains.” – Andra Day, “Rise Up”
  20. “After the storm, something was born on the 4th of July.” – Katy Perry, “Firework”

These lyrics capture the emotions and themes of life’s storms, ranging from resilience and hope to love and also renewal. These storm quotes and lyrics can help guide us through the stormy weather to the calm seas beyond.

18 Quotes From Famous People About Surviving Storms

Because people from every walk of life experience them, here are some quotes from famous people about getting through a storm:

  1. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
  2. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  3. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
  4. “A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm.” – Dalai Lama
  5. “The only way out is through.” – Robert Frost
  6. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami
  7. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis
  8. “Every storm runs out of rain.” – Maya Angelou
  9. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.” – Epictetus
  10. “After every storm, the sun will smile; for every problem, there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger
  11. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  12. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton
  13. “Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee
  14. “Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  15. “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” – Willa Cather
  16. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Confucius
  17. “You must go through the storm to get to the rainbow.” – Unknown
  18. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

These quotes emphasize the idea that facing and overcoming challenges is an essential part of personal growth as well as development.

Storms Are a Metaphor

Did you know storms are often used as a metaphor in literature, music, and also art to symbolize a variety of themes and emotions? It’s true! Some common metaphors associated with storms include:

  1. Challenges and Difficulties: Storms can represent the challenges as well as difficulties that people face in life. Because just as storms can be intense and destructive, challenges can test the strength of our living faith in the whole universe and resilience of the heart of man.
  2. Emotional Turmoil: Storms are often used to symbolize emotional turmoil, such as anger, sadness, or confusion. Just as a greatest storm can be turbulent, emotions can therefore be intense and overwhelming. Also, in the midst of the blackest storm we have to find the sufficient reason to move through the tough times and move on to greater conquests.
  3. Cleansing and Renewal: After a storm passes, the air feels fresh, and the landscape looks clean also. This aspect which follows the end of a storm is often used as a metaphor because it so easily shows renewal and starting fresh.
  4. Transformation and Growth: Storms can also symbolize transformation and growth. So, just as a storm can change the landscape, challenging experiences can lead to personal growth and change.
  5. Power and Strength: Storms are powerful forces of nature, and they can be used to symbolize power and strength. This can be the power of nature itself, or rather the inner strength of an individual. When under a storm cloud we also find the worth of the anchor in the different people who are there for us in times of crisis.

The metaphor of a storm is versatile and can also be used to convey a wide range of meanings and emotions, depending on the context. The way we interpret the impact of the heavy rain across the span of our whole life will help find the end of the storm and return calm seas. It is ultimately up to you (and me) on how we interpret these metaphors for our own lives and purposes.

A woman stands on hills by a lighthouse with arms widespread. Skies in the distance are darkly clouded

Which After the Storm Quote Speaks Most To You?

One of my personal favorites is “There is peace even in the storm.” It reminds me over and over again that even when you are faced with hardships and challenges beyond your wildest dreams, the moments of peace and calm can keep you going.

When you get through a hard time, sometimes the best thing you can do is just to lean into it and feel it. It does not make it any easier but there is comfort and known that this horrible storm will pass. Let me know which quote means the most to you in the comments.

About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty, GenThirty, and The Capsule Collab. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is the author of The Kidult Handbook (Simon & Schuster May 2018). She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.