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Quotes of the day: Summer

Published Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 10:13 PM EDT
May 24 2015

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

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

Every man makes his own summer. The season has no character of its own, unless one is a farmer with a professional concern for the weather.
-Robertson Davies

How ungenerously in later life we disclaim the virtuous moods of our youth, living in retrospect long, summer days of unreflecting dissipation.
-Evelyn Waugh

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

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.
-Peter De Vries

In the depth of winter I finally realized that there was in me an invincible summer.
-Albert Camus

Many a person has been saved from summer alcoholism, not to mention hypertoxicity, by Dostoyevsky.
-Roy Blount, Jr.

Memory can glean, but never renew. It brings us joys faint as is the perfume of flowers, faded and dried, of the summer that is gone.
-Henry Ward Beecher

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.

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.

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

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

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.
-George R.R. Martin

The climate is just like it always was. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter and brainless in Washington.
-Steve Goddard

The quarrels of lovers are like summer showers that leave the country more verdant and beautiful.
-Susanne Necker


(May 25 is also the birthday of Bennett Cerf and Ralph Waldo Emerson.)

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