Summer quotes

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Winter and summer

A summer without flowers, bees and butterflies would be called winter. (Celine Blondeau)

One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter. (Henry David Thoreau)

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

Summer is the time when it’s too hot to do what it was too cold to do in winter. (Mark Twain)

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

La gaieté, la santé changent l’hiver en été. (Antoine Désaugiers)

There is a good reason why summer exists. It’s called winter. (Ilus McRype)

Heat expands bodies. This is why the days are longer in summer than in winter. (Leo Campion)

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer. (Gertrude Jekyll)

Oh, our northern summer is a caricature of southern winters. (Alexander Pushkin)

When summer is over, winter becomes sad too, because opposites often admire each other secretly! (Mehmet Murat Ildan)

Soon we will plunge into cold darkness; Farewell, bright light of our too short summers! (Charles Baudelaire)

Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered…sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks. (Ray Bradbury)

Quotes about winter

Summer features

Summer: Always exceptional. (Gustave Flaubert)

Summer is the contrast of blues and the golden bronze of the corn. (Vincent Van Gogh)

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. (Russell Baker)

Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine. (Oprah Winfrey)

Summer is like a weekend. Just as beautiful, and just as fast. June is Friday, July is Saturday, August is Sunday. (Marina Tsvetaeva)

Summertime is always the best of what might be. (Charles Bowden)

Summer is marked no less by its flies and mosquitoes than by its roses and starry nights… (Marcel Proust)

Summer is a season that lends itself to comedy. For what? I do not know. But this is. (Gustave Flaubert)

It’s always summer somewhere. (Lilly Pulitzer)

How softly summer shuts, without the creaking of a door. (Emily Dickinson)

Life and summer

That familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Summer is a small life. (Oleg Mityaev)

Summer is coming, and life is getting easy. (Ira Gershwin)

We know summer is the height of of being alive. (Gary Shteyngart)

Summer the old ecstatic passion of Life to fashion the world anew. (Cale Young Rice)

Joy and smile are the summer of life. (Jean Paul)

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. (John Keats)

Artists of the art of living are those who experience their summer in such a way that it still warms the winter. (Alfred Polgar)

People and summer

There is summertime in every good soul. (Lewis London)

I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket. (Kellie Elmore)

There is something beautiful in summer, and with summer there is something beautiful in us. (Sergei Yesenin)

Summer turns people into dreamers. (Paul Keller)

I already fall ill in the summer, having barely recovered from the winter. (Anna Akhmatova)

That, too, is art, it is God’s gift, from a few sunny days to carry so much light into your heart that, when the summer has long since passed, the glow is still there. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Now it’s summer and a lovely summer, and I, as usual, go crazy with the joy of carnal life and forget my work. This year I have struggled for a long time, but the beauty of the world has overcome me. And I enjoy life and do almost nothing else. (Leo Tolstoy)

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be. (Nora Ephron)

Love and summer

How to ruin your summer Fall in love in July. (Frédéric Beigbeder)

One should never spend a summer day without the one they love. (Feta Sri)

“I will love you all summer ”, — it sounds much more convincing than “all my life” and — most importantly — much longer! (Marina Tsvetaeva)

Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they’re gone. (Nicholas Sparks)

When an airplane’s engine fails, that’s not the end of the flight. The planes don’t fall out of the sky like stones. They glide on only to crash when trying to land. Summer was the gliding flight of our love. (Bernhard Schlink)

Summer I’ll capture summer for you, the scent of roses, the blue of the sky and all the bright colors. The song of the blackbird and the call of the Unken, the babbling of the little brook too, the bright moon, the balmy night of sweet words with starry luster and hot kisses, and also the warm sun. Later, when the cold wind blows through your house, remember my gift and your summer love. (Regina Hesse)

Why do all our friends and relatives destroy the summer for us? Why can’t they get married in February? (Jerry Della Femina)

Flowers and summer

The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet Though to itself it only live and die. (William Shakespeare)

Let your life be beautiful like a summer flower and your death bright like autumn leaves. (Rabindranath Tagore)

By the way, the flowers in autumn are more colorful and luminous than those of summer, and they die earlier… (Erich Maria Remarque)

I saw a summer meadow.
countless flowers were full of colors.
Now they, killed by the cold,
One single color. (Saigyō)

Winter went, summer came,
it brings again
the much-loved wonders
of flowers and songs. (Wilhelm Busch)

Flowers quotes

Women and summer

When all the wild summer was in her gaze. (William Butler Yeats)

Women also have their seasons. Summer doesn’t always last and after summer… Ah yes! Autumn Splendors! But how ephemeral! Who takes the time to watch and love fall? (Francoise Dumoulin-Tessier)

Yellow is my favorite summer color – it makes me feel like a sunflower. (Bria Vinaite)

Here below all the lilacs are dying, All the songs of the birds are short, I dream of the summers which remain Forever… (Sully Prudhomme)

Summer wind, you make women more beautiful
In light bodice, which rebellious breasts
Swell. Summer wind, flower wind, sweet dream
Caress a fabric that a beautiful breast lifts. (Charles Cros)

Garden and summer

The deeper the summer, the more magnificent the garden. (Vera Inber)

One summer, the glow of a garden is as magical as fireworks! (Celine Blondeau)

There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air. (Peter Mayle)

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken. (James Dent)

On a bright summer morning
I walk around the garden.
The flowers whisper and speak,
but I walk in silence. (Heinrich Heine)

Quotes about garden

Heat and summer

Very hot and still the air was, Very smooth the gliding river, Motionless the sleeping shadows. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky. (Mungo Jerry)

It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do. (Walter Winchell)

What grows best in the heat: fantasy, unreason, lust. (Salman Rushdie)

Noon, king of summers, spread over the plain, Falls in sheets of silver from the heights of the blue sky. Everything is silent. The air blazes and burns breathlessly; The earth is drowsy in its robe of fire. (Charles Marie Leconte de Lisle)

Indian summer

The Indian Summer, the dead Summer’s soul. (Mary C. Ames)

Don’t wait for the Indian summer, but bring it with you. (Henry David Thoreau)

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. (Henry Adams)

A time of Indian summer, the sky deep blue, with here and there a cloud island, unmoving as though painted on a canvas. (Melville Davisson Post)

At seventy begins the Indian summer of life. (Edwin Schneidmann)

Autumn and summer

Summer is a furnace in which the Lord burns the magnificent colors of autumn. (Heinrich Böll)

Autumn tells the earth of the leaves it has lent to summer. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

Summer passes into autumn in some unimaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf. (Henry David Thoreau)

Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? (Dodie Smith)

Dreamy and tired like a butterfly in September, summer staggers along the grounds. Madwoman’s threads tangle around its torn wings, and the flowers that still bloom have no more honey. (Caesar Flaischlen)

Quotes about autumn

Happiness and summer

Summer is the season of happiness. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

Summer imposes itself and forces every soul to happiness. (Andre Gide)

Happy is he who does not notice whether it is summer or winter. (Anton Chekhov)

Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier. (Zooey Deschanel)

When summer announces itself,
rosebud kindles,
who can be without such happiness? (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Night and summer

Summer night— even the stars are whispering to each other. (Kobayashi Issa)

Where does the lazy slowness of summer nights come from? (Abbé Jacques Delille)

Sound loves to revel in a summer night. (Edgar Allan Poe)

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. (Wallace Stevens)

The moon is swimming naked and the summer night is fragrant with a mighty expectation of relief. (Leonard Cohen)

Day and summer

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (William Shakespeare)

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and mojito in your hand. (Bar Refaeli)

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. (Henry James)

O summer day beside the joyous sea!
O summer day so wonderful and white,
So full of gladness and so full of pain! (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Picnic and summer

Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods. (Georg Brandes)

Summer flew by amazingly quickly and cheerfully: lawn tennis, picnics, charades, performances, horseback riding… (Alexander Kuprin)

If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue. (Katie Lee)

July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when its joy just to be alive. July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass. (Hal Borland)

Picnic quotes

Attitude to summer

May summer last a hundred years. (Frances Mayes)

I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there. (Jack McBrayer)

In the lonely hours of the spirit it is nice to walk in the sun, along the yellow walls of summer. (Georg Trakl)

Oh, red summer, I would love you if it weren’t for dust, but heat, but mosquitoes, and flies… (Alexander Pushkin)

Sun and summer

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. (Mark Twain)

The sun tires of summer and sighs itself into autumn. (Terri Guillemets)

Anyone who is happy about the sun in summer will carry it in their hearts in winter. (Rainer Haak)

Summer day. The sun’s rays are pattering on the parasol. (Siegfried Wache)

Sun quotes

Rain and summer

The divine harbinger of summer — warm rain. (Kevin Myers)

A summer rain is pleasant, a rainy summer quite abominable. (Eugene Roth)

Summer rain always brings with it the smell of the sea. (Banana Yoshimoto)

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

Rain quotes

Nature and summer

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

What had become of the sunny gaiety of the leaves, and the green poetry of the lawn where the dandelions blazed, where the poppies bled? (Guy de Maupassant)

Blonde wheat field
accompanied by ripening
lupins: summer. (Stephan Dreyer)

Nature quotes

Beach and summer

If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it. (Jimmy Buffett)

I just wanna lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. (Kevin Malone)

Short report from the bathing beach:
abundance of meat on the sand,
great lack of packaging,
not everything that is naked is beautiful! (Carl Böckli)

Quotes about beach

Rest and summer

School’s-out-for-summer!! (Alice Cooper)

Taking your vacation at the beginning of summer is «in». Take them at the end of it is August. (Philippe Geluck)

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. (John Lubbock)

Laziness and summer

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. (Sam Keen)

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars.To sit on a branch and study the clouds. (Regina Brett)

In the summer, even the lazy sweat. (Wolfgang Lörzer)

Depression and summer

Summer is medicine for lost and depressed souls. (Luigi di Mindello)

Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues. (Eddie Cochran)

Autumn is called the season of sadness. I disagree: real sadness comes with summer, when there is no one to share the sun’s generosity with. (Elchin Safarli)

City and summer

There is something very special about the warm and bright nights of Russian county towns at the end of summer. What a world, what prosperity! (Ivan Bunin)

People are always surprised that you don’t leave Paris in the summer, without understanding that it’s precisely because they leave that you stay there. (Henry de Montherlant)

The ugliest thing about summer is the people it drives out of their houses. (Peter Rudl)

Time and summer

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date. (William Shakespeare)

Such a strange summer idleness, in which the days creep exhaustingly slowly, and time flies incomprehensibly quickly. (Yevgeni Grishkovetz)

Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January. (Hal Borland)

Spring and summer

Summer makes a silence after spring. (Vita Sackville-West)

Spring is the season of love; summer is nesting season. (Andre Gide)

They love spring for beauty, summer for wealth. (Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin)

Spring quotes

Travel and summer

Summer is when we believe, all of a sudden, that if we just walked out the back door and kept on going long enough and far enough we would reach the Rocky Mountains. (Edward Hoagland)

Wander a whole summer if you can. Time will not be taken from the sum of life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal. (John Muir)

Travel quotes

Beer and summer

You’re like a cold beer, darling, on a long hot summer night. (Rod Stewart)

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented. (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

Inspiration and summer

To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie— True Poems flee. (Emily Dickinson)

Inspiration enters us like a radiant summer morning that has just thrown off the mists of a quiet night, spattered with dew, with thickets of wet foliage. It gently breathes its healing coolness into our faces. (Konstantin Paustovsky)

Dream and summer

And the summer seems as though it would dream on for ever. (Elizabeth von Arnim)

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me. (James Russell Lowell)

Wind and summer

What is more gentle than a wind is summer? (John Keats)

The end-of-summer winds make people restless. (Sebastian Faulks)

Wind quotes

Sea and summer

My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean. (Nina Arianda)

In the summer, she could not find a place for herself: she was looking for the sea everywhere… (Rinat Valiullin)

Among the topics of summer quotes, I would highlight sun, garden, laziness, picnic, beer, rest.

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