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.
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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