What does every cloud has a silver lining mean?

 

Idiom Meaning:

every difficult situation has a hopeful aspect

 

Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:

 

Way Out West (1937)

Time of Scene: 00:21:30

Ollie: Little lady, you’ve heard the worst. Now prepare yourself for the best. Now cheer up. Smile. That’s right. Remember every cloud has a silver lining.

Stan: That’s right. Any bird can build a nest, but it isn’t every one that can lay an egg.

 

Fever Pitch (1997)

Time of Scene: 00:26:00

Paul Ashworth: Why is it that adults aren’t supposed to go mad about anything? You gotta keep a lid on it. And if you don’t then people are apparently entitled to say what they like. You haven’t grown up. You’re a moron. Your conversation is trivial and boorish. You can’t express your emotional needs. You can’t relate to your children. And you die, lonely and miserable. But you know, what the hell, every cloud has a silver lining.

 

Baby Doll (1956)

Time of Scene: n/a

Archie Lee Meighan: Oh, Baby Doll! Come out here! Come here. Come here, Baby Doll. I want you to come right over here and meet Mr. Vacarro from the Syndicate Plantation. Say, what’s your first name Vacarro?

Silva Vacarro: Silva.

Archie Lee Meighan: How you spell it?

Silva Vacarro: Capital S-I-L-V-A.

Archie Lee Meighan: Sure enough? Like a sliva linin’? Well, every cloud has a silver lining!

Baby Doll: Oh, what’s that from? The Bible?

Silva Vacarro: No, the Mother Goose book.

 

 

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