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Summer Quotes | Quotes About Summer

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Quote Left The good die first And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust Burn to the socket. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. Quote Right
by John Donne | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The indescribable innocence and beneficence of Nature,—of sun and wind and rain, of summer and winter,—such health, such cheer, they affor... Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I swear to keep the dead upon my mind,/Disdain for all time to be overglad./Among spring flowers, under summer trees./By chilling autumn water... Quote Right
by Gwendolyn Brooks | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left In summer, the song sings itself. Quote Right
by William Carlos (WCW) Williams | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Tears are the summer showers to the soul. Quote Right
by Alfred Austin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left That spring, briefer than apple-blossom's breath, Summer, so much too beautiful to stay,... Quote Right
by Elinor Wylie | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. Quote Right
by Edna St Vincent Millay | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The ocean is but a larger lake. At midsummer you may sometimes see a strip of glassy smoothness on it, a few rods in width and many miles long... Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My mother, who hates thunderstorms, Holds up each summer day and shakes It out suspiciously, lest swarms Of grape-dark clouds are lurking there.... Quote Right
by Philip Larkin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it's sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful Quote Right
by Rainer Maria Rilke | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For the soldier of time, it breathes a summer sleep, ... Quote Right
by Wallace Stevens | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left In summer, the song sings itself. Quote Right
by William Carlos (WCW) Williams | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The summer night is like a perfection of thought. Quote Right
by Wallace Stevens | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left And when the Salmon seeks a fresher stream to find; (Which hither from the sea comes, yearly, by his kind,) As he towards season grows; and stems the watry tract Where Tivy, falling down, makes an high cataract, Forc'd by the rising rocks that there her course oppose, As tho' within her bounds they meant her to inclose; Here when the labouring fish does at the foot arrive, And finds that by his strength he does but vainly strive; His tail takes in his mouth, and, bending like a bow That's to full compass drawn, aloft himself doth throw, Then springing at his height, as doth a little wand That bended end to end, and started from man's hand, Far off itself doth cast, so does that Salmon vault; And if, at first, he fail, his second summersault He instantly essays, and, from his nimble ring Still yerking, never leaves until himself he fling Above the opposing stream. Quote Right
by Michael Drayton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next summer.... Quote Right
by Kenneth Koch | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left And the case of butterflies so rich it looks As if all summer settled there and died. Quote Right
by Philip Larkin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson, Yet our full-leaved willows are in the freshest green. Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealing With the growths of summer, I never yet have seen. Quote Right
by William Cullen Bryant | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Fair flower, that dost so comely grow, Hid in this silent, dull retreat, Untouched thy honied blossoms blow, Unseen thy little branches greet; ...No roving foot shall crush thee here, ...No busy hand provoke a tear. By Nature's self in white arrayed, She bade thee shun the vulgar eye, And planted here the gaurdian shade, And sent soft waters murmuring by; ...Thus quietly thy summer goes, ...Thy days declinging to repose. Smit with those charms, that must decay, I grieve to see your future doom; They died--nor were those flowers more gay, The flowers that did in Eden bloom; ...Unpitying frosts, and Autumn's power ...Shall leave no vestige of this flower. From morning suns and evenign dews At first thy little being came: If nothing once, you nothing lose, For when you die you are the same; ...The space between, is but an hour, ...The frail duration of a flower. Quote Right
by Philip Freneau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A healthy man, indeed, is the complement of the seasons, and in winter, summer is in his heart. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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