Quotes of the Day for 21 June 2001 – Summer
The June Solstice takes place today at 07:38 Universal Time (which I have a hard time not calling Greenwich Mean Time), the beginning of Summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Sadly, this means winter is starting for our friends Down Under, for whom these quotes may not seem so welcome.
Summer: The time of year that children slam the door they left open all winter.
The quality of life, which in the ardour of spring was personal and sexual, becomes social in midsummer.
- Henry Beston
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
- Henry James
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
Steep thyself in a bowl of summertime.
- Virgil, 70 - 19 BC
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