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Quotes of the Day for 21 June 2003 – Summer

At 19:10 UTC (or what we called Greenwich Mean Time when I was young) this planet will pass the Summer Solstice. Well, I guess it's a solstice, as our subscribers in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa will be starting their Winter. But here in the north it's a pleasant prospect, and my lawn mower is broken.

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The quotes:

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
     - Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
     - George Santayana, 1863 - 1921

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.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
     - Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881

Steep thyself in a bowl of summertime.
     - Virgil, 70 - 19 BC

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


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