20 Quotes on Summer

Summer is a state of mind.

Posted Sep 02, 2011

Summer - thet joys of jumping through the sprinkler, watching fireworks, or trying to finish your ice cream cone before it melts.  Read on for some quotes about summer, and the transition from summer to fall.

When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
- Sarah Helen Whitman

Gone are the birds that were our summer guests.  - Longfellow

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

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. - John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

In summer, the song sings itself. - William Carlos Williams

Summer afternoon...Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. - Henry James

Au milieu de l'hiver, j'apprenais enfin qu'il y avait en moi un été invincible.
(In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.) - Albert Camus, Noces Suivi De L'ete

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

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. - Sam Keen

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. - L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

The summer wind came blowin' in
From across the sea
It lingered there to touch your hair
And walk with me

All summer long
we sang a song
And then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind

Like painted kites, those days and nights
They went flying by
The world was new beneath the blue
Umbrella sky

Then softer than a piper man
One day, it called to you
I lost you I lost you to
The summer wind

- "The Summer Wind", lyrics by Johnny Mercer

The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer.  - George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. - Bern Williams

‘Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.
- Thomas Moore, The Last Rose of Summer

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

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. - James Dent

Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.
- William Wordsworth, September

Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? -  Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.  - Aldo Leopold

A life without love is like a year without summer.  - Swedish Proverb

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

Enjoy your summer, and your transition from summer into fall. 


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