Storm Quotes

The title of a paper given by MIT meterology professor and chaos theorist Edward Lorenz at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington DC on 29 December 1979:

Predictability: Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?

From Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” (1900):

The time’s come: there’s a terrific thunderstorm advancing upon us, a mighty storm is coming to freshen us up ….

And, last but certainly not least, the inimitable Dorothy Parker (from “Fair Weather” in Sunset Gun [1928]):

They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.