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Quotations About / On: SUMMER

  • 1.
    Summer has set in with its usual severity.
    (Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. Letter, May 9, 1826, by essayist Charles Lamb. Quoted in Letters of Charles Lamb, vol. 2, ed. Alfed Ainger (1888).)
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  • 2.
    It was as lovely a summer as those that precede wars.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Elegy for a Freelance," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, p. 117 (1974).)
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  • 3.
    France has neither winter nor summer nor morals—apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Mark Twain's Notebooks and Journals, entry in notebook 18, vol. 2, ed. Frederick Anderson (1975).)
  • 4.
    It will not always be summer; build barns.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 503.)
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  • 5.
    Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (June 27, 1965).)
    More quotations from: Russell Baker, summer, power
  • 6.
    I hope we shall give them a thorough drubbing this summer, and then change our tomahawk into a golden chain of friendship.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, April 15, 1791, to Charles Carroll. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 20, p. 214, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).)
  • 7.
    Our [British] summers are often, though beautiful for verdure, so cold, that they are rather cold winters.
    (Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 52, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978). Originally written in 1787.)
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  • 8.
    Friendship is evanescent in every man's experience, and remembered like heat lightning in past summers.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 277, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 9.
    A healthy man, indeed, is the complement of the seasons, and in winter, summer is in his heart.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Winter Walk" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 168, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 10.
    And so the seasons went rolling on into summer, as one rambles into higher and higher grass.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 351, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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