Long days, warm breezes, and abundant sunshine—these quotes capture the essence of summer.
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"Aaah, summer—that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends."
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"Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds."
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C. Day Lewis
"Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon."
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"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
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"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
"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." — from The Great Gatsby
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"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
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"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
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“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date."
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."
12 of 12Susanne Kremer
"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer." — from The Summer I Turned Pretty