Quotations About / On:
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Summer afternoonsummer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
(Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Quoted in A Backward Glance, ch. 10, Edith Wharton (1934).
Remark during "one perfect afternoon we spent at Bodiam" (Bodiam Castle, Kent, England).)
Winter cheers when summer comes, nature celebrates its offspring with joy
A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.
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).)
It will not always be summer; build barns.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 503.)
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).)
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).)
But thy eternal summer shall not fade.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Sonnet 18, "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" (1609).)
Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Sonnet 18.)