Summer Begins

Sunday, June 20, 2010 – Summer Begins

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~ Russel 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

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

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

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

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~ Sam Keen

Summer has set in with its usual severity. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. ~ Erma Bombeck

Heat, ma’am! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones. ~ Sydney Smith, Lady Holland’s Memoir

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~ Henry James

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. ~ Raymond Duncan

Cricket to us was more than play – it was a worship in the summer sun. ~ Edmund Blunden

It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below. ~ Rebecca H. Davis

It will not always be summer; build barns. ~ Hesiod

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught. ~ Sydney J. Harris

Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn’t seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can’t find it when I take the suit off. ~ Robert Benchley

People take pictures of the summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed. ~ Ray Davies

Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England. ~ Archibald MacLeish

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day. ~ Donald G. Mitchell

Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing. Winter’s pretty lousy, but I hate Spring. ~ Dorothy Parker

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable, with the possible exception of a moose singing ”Embraceable You” in spats. ~ Woody Allen

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. ~ Hal Borland

Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more? ~ Bev Adams

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. ~ Jane Austen

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. ~ L. M. Montgomery

No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer. ~ James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal

You’ve got to get out and pray to the sky to appreciate the sunshine; otherwise you’re just a lizard standing there with the sun shining on you. ~ Ken Kesey

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~ Steve Martin