Summer Quotes


One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or
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.

John Keats

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.

Daniel Amory

One of the professors told me last week that he feels bad teaching with the way the economy is now. ‘What’s the point?’ he said. ‘Kids aren’t getting jobs.’ You never hear faculty talk that way. He did.

Daniel Amory

I don’t think I’ve ever referred to any girl I dated as my girlfriend. I think that would freak me out. Even the girl that I dated for two years in college I don’t think I ever referred to her as my girlfriend.”
“How would you introduce her?” I asked.
“I’m just going to say her name,” he said.

Paul Pitchford

Summer is a period of luxurious growth. To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do. Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service. The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us.

John Steinbeck

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

Yoko Ono

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.

John Lubbock

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

Daniel Amory

Don’t you think most of those kids think too much about who got an A or a B when they were in law school and what that means to an inflated G.P.A. and not enough about the world?” asked Connor irrelevantly.

Daniel Amory

Really, nobody was there?” I asked.
“Well, nobody important,” he said, putting his glasses back on and blinking.

Daniel Amory

You know, sometimes I think this is just not it,” he said, his glasses flashing from the early night’s light.
He turned toward me in a thoughtful pause.
“You know what I mean, Tom?” he asked. “It’s just not.

Susan Polis Schutz

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

Chloe Rattray

A week feels like a year when you’re seventeen and in love. A twenty minute drive might as well be an ocean. But we were together again and the whole world was rejoicing, even the gravel crunched melodiously under our feet as we danced onward through the night.

Roman Payne

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

Sanhita Baruah

Let it rain on some days,
Let yourself shiver on some cold nights,
So when it's Spring you'll know why it was all worth going through.

Jennifer Echols

Dad" I pleaded, "this is so [cuss word you never, ever say in front of your mother] ridiculous.

Daniel Amory

I’ve officially turned into a loser,” she whispered cynically. “I’m looking forward to going home and having cereal for dinner and walking Mitchell and studying a little and then going to sleep. I’ve had my ‘going out and having fun’ quota for the year, I guess, and it’s June.

Daniel Amory

This is so funny,” said Ellen, noticing the seating arrangement. “Isn’t this funny? Tom, come sit next to Robin. Griffin, sit next to Laura.”
I stood up and sat next to Robin while Griffin brought his chair over to Laura.
“That’s better,” said Ellen. “Isn’t that better?


The summer in you
calms the winter in me.

Charles Bowden

Summertime is always the best of what might be.

Joe L. Wheeler

There is something deep within us that sobs at endings. Why, God, does everything have to end? Why does all nature grow old? Why do spring and summer have to go?

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.

Pablo Neruda

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

Joyce Thomas

stuck in mid tropic strut, it sometimes stands

as if considering how to cool avian plastic,
dive into the mown lagoon of lawn;
how take flight on dayglow flap-
doodle wings, no matter
if it is ball-bald going nowhere fast.

Adam Zagajewski

In summer the empire of insects spreads.

Michael Faudet

I could taste the salt on her lips, each kiss like a summer wave breaking on an empty beach.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Arzum Uzun

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

Lisa Schroeder

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

Jojo Moyes

We were enjoying one of those rare summers of utter freedom – no financial responsibility, no debts, no time owing to anybody.

Ray Bradbury

The mosquitos were gone from the porch, and surely when they abandoned the conflict the war with Time was really done, there was nothing for it but that humans also forsake the battleground.

China Miéville

The summer stretched out the daylight as if on a rack. Each moment was drawn out until its anatomy collapsed. Time broke down. The day progressed in an endless sequence of dead moments.

Jeannette Walls

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

Roy Blount Jr.

So slip on your goggles and your reading trunks, for the sun is high. Let me leave you with one more thought. In what season of the year do we find ourselves - I'm speaking for a moment in terms of the physical world - wading through things? Surf. Kelp. Books. Summer.

Henry James

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

Haruki Murakami

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.

Dan Simmons

The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom. The sunlight was a benediction. The breezes were so caressingly soft and intimate on the skin as to be embarrassing.

Emily Brontë

Gimmerton chapel bells were still ringing and the full, mellow flow of the beck in the valley came soothingly on the ear. It was a sweet substitute for the yet absent murmur of the summer foliage, which drowned that music about the Grange when the trees were in leaf.

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Era come una mano di colore data sul venticello, sui muri gialletti della borgata, sui prati, sui carretti, sugli autobus coi grappoli agli sportelli. Una mano di colore ch'era tutta l'allegria e la miseria delle notti dell'estate del presente e del passato.

Edith Wharton

Overhead hung a summer sky furrowed with the rush of rockets; and from the east a late moon, pushing up beyond the lofty bend of the coast, sent across the bay a shaft of brightness which paled to ashes in the red glitter of the illuminated boats.

Fredrik Sjöberg

Every summer there are a number of nights, not many, but a number, when everything is perfect. The light, the warmth, the smells, the mist, the birdsong – the moths. Who can sleep? Who wants to?

Sylvia Plath

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

Robert Fanney

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...

Scott Hastie

I am sad, like the hot dust on the streets
And the music of fresh fallen leaves
Caught in a sliding summer breeze.

Doug McAdam

For historical currents do not irresistibly propel themselves and everyone in their path. No matter what their broader structural or ideological roots, they both carry along and are carried along by people, who are not merely passengers of history, but pilots as well.

Josh Stern

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it in summer school

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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.

Brian McGreevy

Pain was as much a part of this life as the summer and the winter and the rain, and there was no greater asshole than the one who believed you can cure it.

J.C. Lucas

We started out as five people whose lives just happened to cross paths. By the end of the summer we were family

Daniel Amory

There have been times I have thought some dreams should never be dreamt, but I would hate a world where that was true.

William H. Gass

...until summer becomes ein Zimmer in einem Traum - a room in a dream.

Ashley Pullo

The rhythm of a New York summer is passionate and powerful, evoking a rapid calypso, with July being the musical climax.

Kristine Cuevas

Would I ever find the perfect note to fill the music sheet that I had?

Patricia Briggs

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

Elyne Mitchell

Life and summer are fleeting,’ sang the bird. ‘Snow and dark, and the winter comes. Nothing remains the same.

Aimee Friedman

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

George R.R. Martin

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

Rachel Coker

Maybe that's what our friendship was. It was the feeling that we didn't have to speak or explain. We could sit in the darkness and watch the tadpoles just as easily as we could lie out in the heat and breathe in the smell of peaches and gravel, all without saying a word.

Kristine Cuevas

Prove to me that you deserved it.

Dejan Stojanovic

A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.

Alison Croggon

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.

Marty Rubin

Summer, like a kiss, trembles when it first arrives.

Nora Ephron

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

Patti Callahan Henry

A broken heart, too much cold beer, ocean waves and a willing man were never a good combination, no matter what the country songs said.

Candace Bushnell

Men do suck.

Ray Bradbury

It was summer and moonlight and we had lemonade to drink, and we held the cold glasses in our hands, and Dad read the stereo-newspapers inserted into the special hat you put on your head and which turned the microscopic page in front of the magnifying lens if you blinked three times in succession.

Paul Simon

it gives us those nice, bright colors,
gives us the greens of summers,
makes ya think all the world's a sunny day,
Oh yeah!
I've got a Nikon camera,
I'd love to take a photograph,
so mama don't take...
my Kodachrome away...

Willa Cather

He knew he would always remember her, standing there with that expectant, forward-looking smile, enough to turn the future into summer.

Daniel Amory

Should I have a doughnut or my disgusting cardboard?” asked Gwynn, as she drew up languidly before me at a study table in a bookstore on State Street, raising a puffed rice cake in the air.
My eyes narrowed attentively at her face, but as I hesitated, she announced eagerly, “Disgusting cardboard it is!

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