Quotations About / On: SUMMER

  • 1.
    Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
    (Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Quoted in A Backward Glance, ch. 10, Edith Wharton (1934). Remark during "one perfect afternoon we spent at Bodiam" (Bodiam Castle, Kent, England).)
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  • 2.
    It was as lovely a summer as those that precede wars.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Elegy for a Freelance," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, p. 117 (1974).)
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  • 3.
    It will not always be summer; build barns.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 503.)
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  • 4.
    Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (June 27, 1965).)
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  • 5.
    Friendship is evanescent in every man's experience, and remembered like heat lightning in past summers.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 277, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 6.
    It is good even to be a fisherman in summer and in winter.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 21, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 7.
    I did not read books the first summer; I hoed beans.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 123, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 8.
    Summer has set in with its usual severity.
    (Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Letter, May 9, 1826, by essayist Charles Lamb. Quoted in Letters of Charles Lamb, vol. 2, ed. Alfed Ainger (1888).)
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  • 9.
    Remaining summer days are few. Enjoy each sunny day and be thankful for the rainfall too.
    (enjoying the great summer)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
  • 10.
    Cold winter and hot summer! Being part of nature.
    (Nature)
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