Quoted | Summer

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”

—C. Day Lewis

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”

—Henry David Thoreau

“ ’Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.”

—John Mayer

“Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.”

—Bryan Procter

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

—Henry James

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”

—Wallace Stevens

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

—Sam Keen

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

—Jenny Han

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”

—Wilma Rudolph

“It is easy to forget how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.”

—Anna Godbersen

“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

“Just living is not enough … one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

—Hans Christian Andersen

“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary, and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.”

—Diane Ackerman 

“Aaah, summer—that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.”

—Darrell Hammond

“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.”

—Gertrude Jekyll 

“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

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