Summer Quotes


And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.

Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.

Pain    Storm    Summer

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

Contrast    Life    Opposites    Summer    Winter

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

Contrast    Life    Opposites    Summer    Winter

The animal merely makes a bed, which he warms with his body in a sheltered place; but man, having discovered fire, boxes up some air in a spacious apartment, and warms that, instead of robbing himself, makes that his bed, in which he can move about divested of more cumbrous clothing, maintain a kind of summer in the midst of winter, and by means of windows even admit the light and with a lamp lengthen out the day.

The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.

Boys    Rain    Summer

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

O light! This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.

I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl,
From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl,
I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl,
But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl,
It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,
It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while
She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand
I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.

Shiver

Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver
Girl    Grace brisbane    Lyrics    Sam roth    Song    Summer

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

Aging    Autumn    Fall    Life    Seasons    Spring    Summer    Time    Winter

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...

Dance    Flowers    Happiness    Happy    Joy    Summer    Sun    Wild

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations
March    Summer    Sun    Wind    Winter

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly.

100 Love Sonnets

Pablo Neruda

100 Love Sonnets
Atmosphere    June    Light    Love poetry    Poetry    Silence    Summer

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.

Bees    Bradbury    Summer

But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.

'Salem's Lot

Stephen King

'Salem's Lot
Autumn    Fall    Seasons    September    Summer

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter.

Dragon Blood

Patricia Briggs

Dragon Blood
Change    Mind    Summer    Winter

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!

Kiss    Smile    Summer    Wine

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.

Description    Grass    June    Roses    Summer    Sunshine

The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.

Island    Summer    Youth

Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?

Autumn    Mist    Summer

If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper...

Come with me,' Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.

Books    Library    Summer

Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That's why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.

August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.

August    Autumn    Fall    Nature    Seasons    Summer    Time

One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

[T]hat old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air ... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.

Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose

Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock 'n' roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.

Beauty    Darkness    Freshness    Girls    Intimacy    Movie theatres    Music    Rock and roll    Sadness    Smell    Summer    Summer nights    Tears

Summertime is always the best of what might be.

Death    Juarez    Mexico    Seasons    Summer

In this story
I am the poet
You're the poetry.

Au milieu de l'hiver, j'apprenais enfin qu'il y avait en moi un été invincible.

Endurance    Hardship    Seasons    Self    Strength    Summer

All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.

Anne's House of Dreams

L.M. Montgomery

Anne's House of Dreams

A song she heard
Of cold that gathers
Like winter's tongue
Among the shadows
It rose like blackness
In the sky
That on volcano's
Vomit rise
A Stone of ruin
From burn to chill
Like black moonrise
Her voice fell still...

Blackness    Elf    Elves    Fantasy    Luthiel    Magic    Moon    Music    Shadow    Song    Summer    Volcano    Winter

summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. you can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. summer just opens the door and lets you out.

Courage    Quiet    Summer

The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.

We can't possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name's become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It's a sad season of life without growth...It has no day.

This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise
April    August    Charlatan    July    June    September    Spring    Summer

I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure.

Abundance    Alone    Aloneness    Company    Flowers    Friends    Joy    Life    Pleasure    Pleasures    Possessions    Roman payne    Solitude    Summer

Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.

Flings    Men    Summer

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.

Summer's lease hath all too short a date.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Maycomb was a tired old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it. Somehow, it was hotter then. Men's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon after their three o'clock naps. And by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting from sweating and sweet talcum. The day was twenty-four hours long, but it seemed longer. There's no hurry, for there's nowhere to go and nothing to buy...and no money to buy it with.

Heat    Small town    South    Summer

The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year - the days when summer is changing into autumn - the crickets spread the rumour of sadness and change.

Charlotte's Web

E.B. White

Charlotte's Web

December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory...

Breath    Cloud    December    Frost    Memory    Summer    Winter

It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.

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