Summer quotes

  • It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Summer #Baseball #Spring

  • My depth of purse is not so great Nor yet my bibliophilic greed, That merely buying doth elate: The books I buy I like to read: Still e'en when dawdling in a mead, Beneath a cloudless summer sky, By bank of Thames, or Tyne, or Tweed, The books I read — I like to buy.
    -- A. Edward Newton

    #Summer #Book #Sky

  • I do not wish to die- There is such contingent beauty in life: The open window on summer mornings Looking out on gardens and green things growing, The shadowy cups of roses flowering to themselves- Images of time and eternity- Silence in the garden and felt along the walls.
    -- A. L. Rowse

    #Beauty #Summer #Morning

  • I studied at UC Santa Cruz before going on to do a grad program at UCLA. Santa Cruz was like an awesome hippie summer camp. I got to take a vacation from reality and hang out on beaches and in forests.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Summer #Beach #Hippie

  • You know, every time a summer movie comes out, people think they're gonna get rich off of the merchandise.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Summer #Thinking #People

  • When you're writing a movie or a play and writing isn't going well, which is for me the normal condition - it's an exceptional day when suddenly I've got something and it's going well - you can call the studio or the producer or whoever is waiting for it and say, "I know I said I was going to have it in by the end of the summer.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Summer #Writing #Play

  • He doesn't deserve it. he can have any girl in the world's love and he took yours. someone who deserves so much more than a summer fling
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Girl #Summer #World

  • Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Summer #Clothes #Drunk

  • In summer the empire of insects spreads.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Summer #Empires #Insects

  • Please also remember the pitiful gasping/thirsty little mouths/ beaks in summer. They'll appreciate abundant/fresh/cool/clean/ water! Food they can get easily in parks/sidewalks!
    -- Adela Popescu

    #Summer #Animal #Appreciate

  • There is only one thing about which I shall have no regrets when my life ends. I have savored to the full all the small, daily joys. The bright sunshine on the breakfast table; the smell of the air at dusk; the sound of the clock ticking; the light rains that start gently after midnight; the hour when the family come home; Sunday-evening tea before the fire! I have never missed one moment of beauty, not even taken it for granted. Spring, summer, autumn, or winter. I wish I had failed as little in other ways.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Summer #Regret #Spring

  • When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.
    -- Aimee Friedman

    #Summer #Home #Vacation

  • Summer-induced stupidity. That was the diagnosis...
    -- Aimee Friedman

    #Summer #Stupidity #Diagnosis

  • I spent most of my seventh grade summer dehydrated, green-tongued, and smelling like a Malaysian whorehouse.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Summer #Green #Grades

  • Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Summer #School #Ideas

  • Blind impatience is equally evident in the fruit section. Our ancestors might have delighted in the occasional handful of berries found on the underside of a bush in late summer, viewing it as a sign of the unexpected munificence of a divine creator, but we became modern when we gave up on awaiting sporadic gifts from above and sought to render any pleasing sensation immediately and repeatedly available.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Summer #Berries #Might

  • The winter is forbidden till December, And exits March the second on the dot. By order summer lingers through September In Camelot.
    -- Alan Jay Lerner

    #Summer #Winter #Order

  • In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Summer #Recovery

  • When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Happiness #Summer

  • The harshest winter finds an invincible summer in us.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Summer #Winter #Invincible

  • Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Summer #Winter #Middle

  • O light! This 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.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Summer #Drama #Character

  • And so I learned that familiar paths traced in the dusk of summer evenings may lead as well to prison as to innocent untroubled sleep.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Summer #Sleep #May

  • Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Summer #Peace

  • One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Summer #Spring #Doe

  • In the summer I wear shorts with a bright top and ankle boots or just sandals. I'll add a nice scarf, maybe a hat, some cool sunglasses. It's all about the accessories.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Summer #Nice #Hats

  • On the first day of May the people of the crofter townland are up betimes and busy as bees about to swarm. This is the day of migrating, bho baile gu beinn (from townland to moorland), from the winter homestead to the summer sheiling. The summer of their joy is come, the summer of the sheiling, the song, the pipe and the dance, when the people ascend the hill to the clustered bothies, overlooking the distant sea from among the fronded ferns and fragrant heather, where neighbour meets neighbour, and lover meets lover.
    -- Alexander Carmichael

    #Summer #Song #Winter

  • Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period of internal terror in Slovakia. It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak Jews to the extermination camps in Poland.
    -- Alexander Dubcek

    #Summer #Spring #Deportation

  • All labours draw hame at even, And can to others say, "Thanks to the gracious God of heaven, Whilk sent this summer day."
    -- Alexander Hume

    #Summer #July #Heaven

  • Where'er you walk cool gales shall fan the glade, Trees where you sit shall crowd into a shade. Where'er you tread the blushing flowers shall rise, And all things flourish where you turn your eyes.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Summer #Flower #Eye

  • Ye flowers that drop, forsaken by the spring, Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing, Ye trees that fade, when Autumn heats remove, Say, is not absence death to those who love?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Summer #Goodbye #Spring

  • I've lived to bury my desires and see my dreams corrode with rust now all that's left are fruitless fires that burn my empty heart to dust. Struck by the clouds of cruel fate My crown of Summer bloom is sere Alone and sad, I watch and wait And wonder if the end is near. As conquered by the last cold air When Winter whistles in the wind Alone upon a branch that's bare A trembling leaf is left behind.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Summer #Dream #Heart

  • I have a lot of nice Italian winter clothes that make me look like a sophisticated Lebanese professor, so my friend Robert and I go around pretending to be experts in Arabic politics. It doesn't work in the summer though. I don't have the right clothes.
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Summer #Nice #Winter

  • I moved to Seattle when I was two or three years old. Had my early education there, and would spend summers on the farm in Maryland. Then I went to boarding school in New Hampshire, to St. Paul's School. From there, I moved to London.
    -- Alexis Denisof

    #Summer #School #Years

  • Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Summer #Soul #Tears

  • Through the dripping weeks that follow One another slow, and soak Summer's extinguished fire and autumn's drifting smoke.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Summer #Autumn #Fire

  • Wafted up, The stealing cloud with soft grey blinds the sky And in its vapory mantle onward steps The summer shower.
    -- Alfred Billings Street

    #Summer #Clouds #Sky

  • I envy not in any moods The captive void of noble rage, The linnet born within the cage, That never knew the summer woods: I envy not the beast that takes His license in the field of time, Unfetter’d by the sense of crime, To whom a conscience never wakes; Nor, what may count itself as blest, The heart that never plighted troth But stagnates in the weeds of sloth; Nor any want-begotten rest. I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Summer #Weed #Heart

  • Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears, Grief with a glass that ran, Pleasure with pain for leaven, Summer with flowers that fell, Remembrance fallen from heaven, And Madness risen from hell, Strength without hands to smite, Love that endures for a breath; Night, the shadow of light, And Life, the shadow of death.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Summer #Pain #Grief

  • Outside the leaves on the trees constricted slightly; they were the deep done green of the beginning of autumn. It was a Sunday in September. There would only be four. The clouds were high and the swallows would be here for another month or so before they left for the south before they returned again next summer.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Summer #Autumn #Sunday

  • I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Summer #Childhood #Tomatoes

  • At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Summer #Blue #Bees

  • I was obsessed with movies when I was younger. During the summer, I would go by myself to a theater down the street from my house. I saw every comedy or science fiction movie that came out. My kids love going to the movies, but 3D scares them.
    -- Allen Covert

    #Summer #Kids #House

  • From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.
    -- Allen West

    #Summer #Memorial Day #Monday

  • And I remembered with a pang what had happened to me the previous summer - that even Gallagher Girls aren't always as strong as they need to be.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Girl #Summer #Strong

  • I am made for autumn. Summer and I have a fickle relationship, but everything about autumn is perfect to me. Woolly jumpers, Wellington boot, scarves, thin first, then thick, socks. The low slanting light, the crisp mornings, the chill in my fingers, those last warm sunny days before the rain and the wind. Her moody hues and subdued palate punctuated every now and again by a brilliant orange, scarlet or copper goodbye. She is my true love.
    -- Alys Fowler

    #Summer #Goodbye #Morning

  • We flew throughout the summer and fall and the start of winter. At first the whiteness gave way to the green of summer, and then gold covered the fields and forests, and then the whiteness again.
    -- Anatoly Berezovoy

    #Summer #Fall #Winter

  • We should enjoy this summer, flower by flower, as if it were to be the last one we’ll see.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Summer #Flower #Lasts

  • It's definitely different in the States. Americans are much different people compared to us. We're much more laid back. I itch to get back to Australia every summer because it's so fast paced there and so stressful.
    -- Andrew Bogut

    #Summer #Australia #People

  • My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Summer #Father #Son

  • O grant me a house by the beach of a bay, Where the waves can be surly in winter, and play With the sea-weed in summer, ye bountiful powers! And I'd leave all the hurry, the noise, and the fray, For a house full of books, and a garden of flowers.
    -- Andrew Lang

    #Summer #Weed #Beach

  • Love can make a summer fly, or a night seem like a lifetime.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Summer #Communication #Night

  • What wondrous life is this I lead! Ripe apples drop about my head; The luscious clusters of the vine Upon my mouth do crush their wine; The nectarine and curious peach Into my hands themselves do reach; Stumbling on melons, as I pass, Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Life #Crush #Summer

  • For a moment there I convinced myself I had my back against a wall, and suddenly the only wall I find my back against is that of a 10 by 10 writing shack in Glendale, where the summer days average between 90 and 100 and each song can be quantified in the sweat it took to write it. There is no ac in hell, and sometimes you've got to get down to get up. The train is gaining speed I should think.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Summer #Song #Wall

  • How sweet to move at summer's eve By Clyde's meandering stream, When Sol in joy is seen to leave The earth with crimson beam; When islands that wandered far Above his sea couch lie, And here and there some gem-like star Re-opes its sparkling eye.
    -- Andrew Park

    #Summer #Sweet #Stars

  • A thing resounds when it rings true, Ringing all the bells inside of you, Like a golden sky on a summer eve Your heart is tugging at your sleeve, And you cannot say why... There must be more
    -- Andrew Peterson

    #Summer #Heart #Sky

  • Scientists are also unnerved by the summer's implications for the future...proof that human activities are propelling a slide toward climate calamity...humans may have tipped the balance...a particularly harsh jolt to polar bears.
    -- Andrew Revkin

    #Summer #Balance #Energy

  • My caddy today was a Scot and he told me that he was cheering for Australia, which I thought was a bit harsh. But generally I've been amazed at how many people have come up to me here in Scotland and said: 'I've never really watched cricket before, but I was hooked all summer.' It's great.
    -- Andrew Strauss

    #Summer #Cheer #Scotland

  • I was also reminded of one of the unique charms of NYC in the summer: vast piles of rotting garbage piled on the sidewalks, with that sweet yet nauseating smell of decomposing groceries sitting in the humid fetid air, and rancid food juices oozing over the sticky sidewalks. With my windows open to counter the stuffiness, I could occasionally catch a whiff of the stench outside. People actually like living in this chaotic, fetid monument to incompetence? Beats me.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Summer #Sweet #Unique

  • When the long, varnished buds of beech Point out beyond their reach, And tanned by summer suns Leaves of bright bryony turn bronze, And gossamer floats bright and wet From trees that are their own sunset, Spring, summer, autumn I come here, And what is there to fear? And yet I never lose the feeling That someone else behind is stealing Or else in front has disappeared; Though nothing I have seen or heard, Makes me still walk beneath these boughs With cautious step as in a haunted house.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Summer #Spring #Sunset

  • I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I'd come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann's Pop'Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over 'All My Children' and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Summer #Attitude #Children

  • Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Summer #Nature #Powerful

  • He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Summer #Struggle #Lazy

  • Summer blockbusters are very expensive to make. They have things that have to be expensive, such as 600 effects shots or CG characters that have to go a certain way, or a film design that is different but expensive.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Summer #Character #Design

  • That makes me think of the 2002 World Cup Final above all else. Nobody thought at the time that our team would get through to the Final against Brazil. We should remember that this summer.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Summer #Team #Thinking

  • I went to night school and summer school, I made that whole year up and I actually graduated on time. Also, I got a part-time job at the radio station.
    -- Angie Martinez

    #Summer #Jobs #School

  • I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Summer #Song #Boys

  • But then she hadn’t just learned to love this summer – she had also learned how to need.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Summer #Needs

  • For some reason our lives were marked by summers. . . . Summer was the time when our lives joined completely, when we all had our birthdays, when really important things happened
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Summer #Important #Reason

  • The rules took a while to sort out. Lena and Carmen wanted to focus on friendship-type rules, stuff about keeping in touch with one another over the summer, and making sure the Pants kept moving from one girl to the next. Tibby preferred to focus on random things you could and couldn't do in the Pants --- like picking your nose.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Girl #Summer #Moving

  • Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Summer #Teacher #Determination

  • If you had planned to come to Crawford in the middle of the hot summer in August, no one would have come with you, if you had planned it. But spontaneously, we have now been here 11 days in the most intense heat that you can imagine of west Texas. Some of the most intense heat thunderstorms.
    -- Ann Wright

    #Summer #Texas #August

  • Flies are the price we pay for summer.
    -- Ann Zwinger

    #Summer #Pay #Insects

  • We aged a hundred years, and this happened in a single hour: the short summer had already died, the body of the ploughed plains smoked.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Summer #Years #Body

  • The word landed with a stony thud Onto my still-beating breast. Nevermind, I was prepared, I will manage with the rest. I have a lot of work to do today; I need to slaughter memory, Turn my living soul to stone Then teach myself to live again. . . But how. The hot summer rustles Like a carnival outside my window; I have long had this premonition Of a bright day and a deserted house.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Summer #Memories #Long

  • And it seemed to me that there were fires Flying till dawn without number And I never found out things-those Strange eyes of his-what colour? Everything trembling and singing and Were you my enemy or my friend, Winter was it or summer?
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Summer #Eye #Winter

  • Today I have so much to do: I must kill memory once and for all, I must turn my soul to stone, I must learn to live again Unless ... Summer's ardent rustling Is like a festival outside my window.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Summer #Memories #Soul

  • It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer. Everything fades: the shimmer of gold over White Cove; the laughter in the night air; the lavender early morning light on the faces of skyscrapers, which had suddenly become so heroically tall. Every dawn seemed to promise fresh miracles, among other joys that are in short supply these days. And so I will try to tell you, while I still remember, how it was then, before everything changed-that final season of the era that roared.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Summer #Morning #Laughter

  • He was just like summer, and she loved summer. If she had any wish, it would be to live a lifetime of summers.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Summer #Wish #Would Be

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

    #Summer #Forget #Easy

  • So fades a summer cloud away; So sinks the gale when storms are o'er; So gently shuts the eye of day; So dies a wave along the shore.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Summer #Time #Eye

  • Downtime is where we become ourselves, looking into the middle distance, kicking at the curb, lying on the grass or sitting on the stoop and staring at the tedious blue of the summer sky. I don't believe you can write poetry, or compose music, or become an actor without downtime, and plenty of it, a hiatus that passes for boredom but is really the quiet moving of the wheels inside that fuel creativity.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Summer #Distance #Lying

  • One doesn't love any of the things of Summer as much as one does the things of Spring.
    -- Anne Douglas Sedgwick

    #Summer #Spring #Doe

  • I cry intermittently, like a summer rain. I don't feel racked by the crying; in fact, it hydrates me. Then rage wells up in me, and I want to take a crowbar to all the cars in the neighborhood.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Summer #Rain #Car

  • Summer nearly does me in every year. It's too hot and the light is unforgiving and the days go on way too long.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Summer #Light #Years

  • We live in a world full of accidents finally in which on aesthetic principles have a consistency of which we can be sure. Right and wrong we will struggle with forever striving to create and maintain an ethical balance. Right and wrong we will struggle with forever, striving to create and maintain an ethical balance; but the shimmer of summer rain under the street lamps or the great flashing glare of artillery against a night sky – such brutal beauty is beyond dispute.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Summer #Rain #Struggle

  • Believe me, I've done my time travelling the world in cramped conditions and carrying my own luggage. Now my leisure is summers in the south of France or the Hamptons, walking in Connemara, and year-round shopping in Manhattan and Paris.
    -- Anne Robinson

    #Summer #Believe #Years

  • You sleep with a dream of summer weather, wake to the thrum of rain—roped down by rain. Nothing out there but drop-heavy feathers of grass and rainy air. The plastic table on the terrace has shed three legs on its way to the garden fence. The mountains have had the sense to disappear. It's the Celtic temperament—wind, then torrents, then remorse. Glory rising like a curtain over distant water. Old stonehouse, having steered us through the dark, docks in a pool of shadow all its own. That widening crack in the gloom is like good luck. Luck, which neither you nor tomorrow can depend on.
    -- Anne Stevenson

    #Summer #Dream #Rain

  • Soon the cold would force them inside, so they clutched at lost summer.
    -- Annette Curtis Klause

    #Summer #Cold #Lost

  • Write about winter in the summer.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Summer #Writing #Winter

  • Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Summer #New York #Writing

  • Whether it's cushions you only use outside in the summer, or blankets that only come out in the winter, you've always got to think of where to store them.
    -- Anthea Turner

    #Summer #Winter #Thinking

  • I wanted to write in Kitchenese, the secret language of cooks, instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever dunked french fries for a summer job or suffered under the despotic rule of a tyrannical chef or boobish owner.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Summer #Jobs #Writing

  • People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Happiness #Happy #Summer

  • Geology ... offers always some material for observation. ... [When] spring and summer come round, how easily may the hammer be buckled round the waist, and the student emerge from the dust of town into the joyous air of the country, for a few delightful hours among the rocks.
    -- Archibald Geikie

    #Summer #Country #Spring

  • Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Summer #Spring #June

  • The summer lasted a long long time, like verse after verse of a ballad, but when it ended, it ended like a man falling dead in the street of heart trouble. One night, all in one night, severe winter came, a white horse of snow rolling over Bountiful, snorting and rolling in its meadows, its fields.
    -- Ardyth Kennelly

    #Summer #Horse #Fall

  • When the soldier returns from the wars, even though he has white hair, he very soon finds a young wife. But a woman has only one summer; if she does not make hay while the sun shines, no one will afterwards have anything to say to her, and she spends her days consulting oracles that never send her a husband.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Summer #Husband #War

  • The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make.
    -- Aristotle

    #Happiness #Summer #Doe

  • For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
    -- Aristotle

    #Summer #Blessed #Men