Summer Quotes

The summer season is celebrated as a fun season away from work and school. Summer can also be harsh if it is too dry and hot. Here are some interesting quotes about summer from famous authors and poets.

"But with the word the time will bring on summer, When briers shall have leaves as well as thorns, And be as sweet as sharp." - All's Well That End's Well - William Shakespeare


"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: " - "Sonnet 18" - William Shakespeare


"Upon a dim, warm, misty day, toward the close of November, and during the strange interregnum of the seasons which in America is termed the Indian Summer, Mr. Bedloe departed as usual for the hills."- "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains" - Edgar Allan Poe


"In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content." - "The Ant and the Grasshopper" - Aesop


"Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: 'After a heavy rainfall, poems titled 'Rain' pour in from across the nation." - The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath


"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." - Travels with Charley: In Search of America - John Steinbeck


"Thy eternal summer shall not fade." - The Sonnets - William Shakespeare


"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald


"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days—three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain." - source - John Keats


"Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers." - Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury


"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." - Anne of the Island - Lucy Maud Montgomery


"The castle grounds were gleaming in the sunlight as though freshly painted; the cloudless sky smiled at itself in the smoothly sparkling lake, the satin-green lawns rippled occasionally in a gentle breeze: June had arrived." - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling


"I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been." - Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien


"To him, who still would gaze upon the glory of the summer sun, there comes, when that sun will from him part, a sullen hopelessness of heart" - Edgar Allan Poe


"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever." - Charlotte's Web - E.B. White


"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill." - To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee


"Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness." - Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens


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