Summer Happiness

Sunday, June 19, 2011 – Summer Happiness

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

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. ~ Thomas Szasz

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

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. ~ J. B. Priestley

It was a soft, reposeful summer landscape, as lovely as a dream, and as lonesome as Sunday. ~ Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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

I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. ~ Thornton Wilder

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

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. ~ George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. ~ Flaubert

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ~ Ernest Hemingway

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

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

Do what we can, summer will have its flies. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

People stopped me on the street and said “I can’t live up to you.” Of course, they’re referring to June Cleaver. ~ Barbara Billingsley

How dreary – to be – somebody! How public – like a frog – to tell your name – the livelong June – to an admiring bog! ~ Emily Dickinson

Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. ~ Al Bernstein

There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand. ~ Charles Morgan

Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures. ~ M. F. K. Fisher


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