Summertime is a season of warmth and light — and sometimes rain and overheating. Many writers have pointed to the joys of summer, and some have used summer as a metaphor for joyful times of life.

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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.

— Paul Pitchford

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.

— Ray Bradbury

A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.

— Rudyard Kipling

Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.

— Rumi

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

— Sam Keen

Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots, and gillyflowers.

— Sara Coleridge

August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.

— Sylvia Plath

Winter was nothing but a season of snow; spring, allergies; and summer…It was the worst. That was swimsuit season.

— Teresa Lo

In summer, the song sings itself.

— William Carlos Williams

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

— William Shakespeare

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

— Yoko Ono
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