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  • Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky. -- Jerzy Kosinski
  • The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine. -- Al Smith
  • A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. -- Robert Frost
  • Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship. -- James Russell Lowell
  • He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain. -- Douglas William Jerrold
  • Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof. -- James Russell Lowell
  • I wouldn't touch a superlative again with an umbrella. -- Dorothy Parker
  • It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains. -- Alice Hegan Rice
  • All of our ideas come from the natural world: trees equal umbrellas. -- Wallace Stevens
  • Worrying is stupid. it's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain. -- Wiz Khalifa
  • The tucked-up sempstress walks with hasty strides, While streams run down her oil'd umbrella's sides. -- Jonathan Swift
  • Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain. -- George Carlin
  • We bear our shades about us; self-deprived Of other screen, the thin umbrella spread, And range an Indian waste without a tree. -- William Cowper
  • A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. -- Mark Twain
  • Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us, but it is our fear, doubt, and sin that, like an umbrella, block these blessings from reaching us. -- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  • Although I am flexible and ready to take advice, I can't carry an umbrella of thoughts over my head that would distract me and affect my music making. -- Zubin Mehta
  • Prison is a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self, an oppressive steel and brick umbrella that transforms seconds into hours and hours into days. -- Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • See, here's a shadow found; the human nature Is made th' umbrella to the Deity, To catch the sunbeams of thy just Creator; Beneath this covert thou may'st safely lie. -- Francis Quarles
  • Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet. -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Some beach, somewhere. There's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growin' and a warm breeze a blowing. I picture myself right there, on some beach, somewhere. -- Blake Shelton
  • Every runner has a specific motivation and inspiration for running a marathon. This year, all 36,000 of us will 'run together' to demonstrate the spirit of the marathon. We will still have our individual motivations, but we will be unified under the Boston Strong umbrella. -- Meb Keflezighi
  • Times change so quickly that if you and I don't keep up with the times, we'll find ourselves with an umbrella in our hand, over our head, when the sun is out. Or we'll find ourselves standing in the rain, with the umbrella inside the door. -- Malcolm X
  • It is the habitual carriage of the umbrella that is the stamp of Respectability. Robinson Crusoe was rather a moralist than a pietist, and his leaf-umbrella is as fine an example of the civilised mind striving to express itself under adverse circumstances as we have ever met with. -- Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It is not for nothing, either, that the umbrella has become the very foremost badge of modern civilization--the Urim and Thummim of respectability. . . . So strongly do we feel on this point, indeed, that we are almost inclined to consider all who possess really well-conditioned umbrellas as worthy of the Franchise. -- Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Roc The Life' is a song I wrote with The Dream, who made 'Umbrella,' 'Single Ladies' and loads more. -- Rita Ora
  • Every time I go to Japan and meet Capcom it is like going to see the Umbrella Corporation. You ask them things and they won't give you a straight answer about anything. -- Paul W. S. Anderson
  • I don't know if I could [do a TV show]. I would if it had nothing to do with the comic. It would be really weird and maybe not feature any of The Umbrella Academy characters. -- Gerard Way
  • When I did The Umbrella Academy, I studied Gabriel Bá's art. I said, "Oh, this is what he likes to do here. Maybe I can push him to do a little more of this." You can play to those strengths. It's a different scenario with each artist. -- Gerard Way
  • Anonymity would be a fantastic umbrella. I don't like intrusion. -- Sam Taylor-Wood
  • I'm interested in people who have to overcome obstacles, people who are not sheltered by the umbrella of the establishment, marginals. -- Isabel Allende
  • Citizenship rights is about making all Iranians feel they are part of one nation, one identity, under one umbrella they can feel proud of. -- Hassan Rouhani
  • Societies cannot move forward without law, and our constitution is the cornerstone of the law and our National Assembly is its umbrella and fortress. -- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  • Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice. -- Zhang Yimou
  • I carry an umbrella when I am outdoors and always wear sunscreen, even when I am sitting in front of a computer screen! I never touch coffee or other caffeinated drinks. -- Fan Bingbing
  • What's great about documentary, it seems to me, is that it can be experimental filmmaking. You have a license to do a lot of diverse things under the umbrella of 'documentary.' -- Errol Morris
  • Who am I that I have to sing under an umbrella? These people are my fans, and if they can stand in the rain to hear me sing, I can stand in the rain. -- Bobby Darin
  • If I wanted to do clothes or if I wanted to make a building or design a choreography, you are able to do that - they are all under a similar kind of design umbrella. -- Zaha Hadid
  • Whether the Sikhs want to worship in Wisconsin or the Christians want to worship in Texas or the Jews want to worship in New York, we're living under the magnificent umbrella of a Constitution that says we can. -- Marianne Williamson
  • I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest! -- Camille Claudel
  • There's an image that some of us have of Jackie Onassis, stepping out in the rain, and Maurice Tempelsman is holding her umbrella. We want that man. We want the man to be the concierge and the masseur and the travel booker. -- Sandra Tsing Loh
  • The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie. -- Scott Bakula
  • Chris Cutler was kind enough to offer his company as an umbrella, so now I can have all my back catalogue under one roof as it were, and it has the same feeling as with Daniel; this is a matter between friends rather than businessmen. -- Fred Frith
  • If you are in a band like my brother, Rudolf, who is in the Scorpions, then you have a kind of umbrella and you cover each other. You have five people to discuss things with and you are all in the same boat, and therefore make much wiser choices. -- Michael Schenker
  • I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella. -- Haley Barbour
  • The Lion' all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, 'Let's try to make a story about it.' -- C. S. Lewis
  • Be ever watchful for the opportunity to shelter little children with the umbrella of your charity; be generous to their schools, their hospitals, and their places of worship. For, as they must bear the burdens of our mistakes, so are they in their innocence the repositories of our hopes for the upward progress of humanity. -- Conrad Hilton
  • All identity labels are umbrella terms to some degree, but this term 'bisexual' is not only serviceable, but it is sufficient. And yes, it brings together a bunch of people who are maybe shades different from one another. And maybe that's the beauty of labels: that they force you to be with other people and see the difference. -- Charles M. Blow
  • A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen. -- Dan Stevens
  • One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water's edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach. -- Luanne Rice
  • Love me. Love my umbrella. -- James Joyce
  • I have forgotten my umbrella. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Girl, it's an umbrella, not a Lamborghini, -- Rachel Caine
  • An open umbrella is just a closed beautiful sky. -- Xavier Forneret
  • We would always be under The Pentagon's protective umbrella -- Omar Torrijos
  • Those who want to get wet need no umbrella! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • I'm not like Puff Daddy, I hold my own umbrella. -- Penelope Cruz
  • Prayer is asking for rain and faith is carrying the umbrella. -- Barbara Johnson
  • The mind is like an umbrella. Its most useful when open. -- Walter Gropius
  • I have heard unsavory rumors about you and the umbrella-maker's daughter -- Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  • Don't let a man put anything over on you except an umbrella. -- Mae West
  • My dreams are a stupid refuge, like an umbrella against a thunderbolt. -- Fernando Pessoa
  • I didn't invent the rainy day. I just own the best umbrella. -- Jimmy Fallon
  • Forward into the untrodden! Courage, old man, and hold on to your umbrella! -- Conrad Aiken
  • Her first marriage, a distressing experience involving an umbrella, had to be annulled. -- Michael Holroyd
  • Who needs an umbrella in the rain?" she said, and stepped into the car. -- Ellen Schreiber
  • It's a big enough umbrella, but it's always me that ends up getting wet. -- Sting
  • The batsman's technique was like an old lady poking her umbrella at a wasp's nest. -- John Arlott
  • I don't want an elderly gentleman from Vienna with an umbrella inflicting his dreams upon me. -- Vladimir Nabokov
  • If you really want to feel the life, use not your umbrella! Touch the truth directly! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • It's not about the storms we go through, it's about the umbrella that gets us through. -- Chris Burkmenn
  • As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table. -- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
  • [On the premiere of a dull show:] I've seen more excitement at the opening of an umbrella. -- Margaret Whiting
  • I'm the girl that's on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded. -- Dakota Fanning
  • A banker is somebody who lends you an umbrella & takes it away as soon as it starts raining. -- Mark Twain
  • I can't even make up a rhyme about an umbrella, let alone death and life and eternal peace. -- Knut Hamsun
  • When it rains manna from heaven, some people put up an umbrella. Others reach for a big spoon. -- Peter Drucker
  • All sorts of darkness and evil are now hiding themselves under the umbrella of religion, Christianity, church etc. -- Sunday Adelaja
  • You've to close down your umbrella when you are under a canopy. Drop your pride; give praise to God! -- Israelmore Ayivor
  • It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate things. -- Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • What if I got hit by lightning while walking with an umbrella? Ban umbrellas! Fight the menace of lightning! -- Cory Doctorow
  • When there are no clouds in the sky, under the beautiful sunshine, remember the rain and repair your umbrella! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • The morning came pouring down on my night, but luckily I was able to convert my erection into an umbrella. -- Jarod Kintz
  • The soup, thin and dark and utterly savorless, tasted as if it had been drained out of the umbrella stand. -- Margaret Halsey
  • Open your umbrella of creativity when glaring heat of adversity hits you unaware." ~ Angelica Hopes, If I Could Tell You -- Angelica Hopes
  • Bring a raincoat, definitely ... or at Least a little umbrella that can fit in your bag, because it always does rain. -- Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Actors, we like our little cups of cappuccino and our personal umbrella-holders. Poker players, they've gotta be a little bit tougher. -- Tom Everett Scott
  • Life is a shitstorm, in which art is our only umbrella." (spoken by character in a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa) -- Mario Vargas Llosa
  • I judge how much a man cares for a woman by the space he allots her under a jointly shared umbrella. -- Jimmy Cannon
  • When you are caught in the heavy rains of anger, open the umbrella of mind, take refuge under the roof of reason! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Actors always loved props and-so instead of a hat or an umbrella, they feel really comfortable with a cigarette as a prop. -- Joe Eszterhas
  • Can imagination act Perpendicular to fact? Can it be a kite that flies Till the Earth , umbrella-wise, Folds and drops away from sight? -- Philip Jose Farmer
  • For the past 10 years, corporations have been trained that they should use all the different media... But the internet is becoming the umbrella. -- Larry Weber
  • I carry an umbrella when I am outdoors and always wear sunscreen, even when I am sitting in front of a computer screen! -- Fan Bingbing
  • I wish feminism wasn't so scary to people. It should be an evolving concept. I think it's an umbrella term to embrace conflicting ideas. -- Merritt Wever
  • But such a tiny and trivial thing as an umbrella can deprive you of the sight of such a stupendous fact as the sun. -- Meher Baba
  • This is me apologizing. I am a fool, a bird-brain, a liar and a horse-thief. I wouldn't touch a superlative again with an umbrella. -- Dorothy Parker
  • The umbrella that I live under is that you must be truthful with everyone except when to do so would injure them or others. -- Rob Lowe
  • The Will I fell in love with, she almost said."And be Will," she finished instead. "Or I shall hit you with my umbrella. -- Cassandra Clare
  • Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship -- James Russell Lowell
  • A joke was not a single-use item but something you brought out again and again until it fell apart in your hand like a cheap umbrella. -- David Nicholls
  • I've put an umbrella in my mouth and opened it. I sat in a lemon-meringue pie. I've done terrible things to my dog with a fork... -- Steve Martin
  • Rita looked as though she would have liked nothing better than to seize the paper umbrella sticking out of Hermione's drink and thrust it up her nose. -- J. K. Rowling
  • I believe you have my umbrella" he says, almost out of breath but wearing a grin that has too much wolf in it to be properly sheepish. -- Erin Morgenstern
  • She was dressed as a nearly invisible shower, wearing only a raincoat, and I sold her an umbrella that would shield her from heavenly I love yous. -- Jarod Kintz
  • The success is like an umbrella. It has wires in it called faith. It has no meaning if there is no rain and storm called ebbs and flows of life. -- Vikrmn
  • We cannot protect ourselves from trouble, but we can dance through the puddles of life with a rainbow smile, twirling the only umbrella we need -- the umbrella of God's love. -- Barbara Johnson
  • I plan to send my liver somewhere in France, to protest foie gras (liver pate) ... I plan to have handbags made from my skin ... and an umbrella stand made from my seat. -- Ingrid Newkirk
  • There are certain things--as, a spider, a ghost, The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three-- That I hate, but the thing that I hate the most Is a thing they call the Sea. -- Lewis Carroll
  • Just the way it never rains when you have an umbrella, you'll never run into people if you look fantastic. But go outside in pajamas, and you'll run into every ex you have. -- Tim Gunn
  • The U.S. should support the Nigerian government to stay in Sierra Leone under the ECOMOG umbrella. The U.S. should also support other countries, including Ghana, in ECOMOG until stability is established. -- Ed Royce
  • I think that I have a pretty varied taste in music I think. And it is primarily rock music big umbrella that I am, I am not into hip-hop. But, I do like both. -- Kristen Stewart
  • He looked like the sort of person who would tell you that he did not have an umbrella to lend you when he actually had several and simply wanted to see you get soaked. -- Daniel Handler
  • Recalling an old magistrate's words to a young attorney, The rain it raineth on the just And also on the unjust fella; But chiefly on the just, because The unjust steals the just's umbrella. -- Sam Ervin
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