"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."
- Regina Brett
"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James
"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."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
"When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person."
- Aimee Friedman, Sea Change
"I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon."
- C. Day Lewis
"I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket."
- Kellie Elmore
"I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this."
- Susan Branch
"In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen."
- Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter
"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."
- Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
Mark T Smith
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
- Russell Baker
"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."
- Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Wes L Cockx
"Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil."
- Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
"Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me."
- Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster
"Summertime and the livin’ is easy."
- Porgy and Bess
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
- Sam Keen
"O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth."
- Roman Payne
"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."
- John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
"It’s summer and time for wandering…"
- Kellie Elmore
"It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer."
- Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things
"I was made for sunny days."
"Summer is a period of luxurious growth. To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do. Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service. The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us."
- Paul Pitchford
"A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter."
- Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood
"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
- Charles Bowden
"Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne."
"Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself."
- Annie Leibovitz
"The wind shows us how close to the edge we are."
- Joan Didion
"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."
- Marcel Proust
"Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
"For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously."
- George Gissing
"It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."
- Frederick Douglass
"It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing."
- Scott Westerfeld
"Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another."
- John Muir
Ana Gomez Bernaus
"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it."
- Amelia Barr
"In fair weather prepare for foul."
- Thomas Fuller
"Man is Nature's sole mistake."
- W.S. Gilbert
"Water is the driving force of all nature."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative."
- H.G. Wells
"In nature there are neither rewards or punishments - there are consequences."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
"Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions."
- J. D. Salinger
"There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."
- Annie Dillard
"Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
- Satchel Paige
"When snow falls, nature listens."
- Antoinette van Kleeff
"As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster."
- Thomas Guthrie
"Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature."
- Paulo Coelho
"The weather is like the government, always in the wrong."
- Jerome K. Jerome
"Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather."
- Ilka Chase
"The ocean is a mighty harmonist."
- William Wordsworth
"Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man."
- Henry Brooks
"Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him."
- Jean Paul
Mark T Smith
"Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy."
- Isaac Newton
"We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us."
- O. Henry
"Bad weather always looks worse through a window."
- Tom Lehrer
"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."