“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”more info
source: Larry King Live, CNN, November 26, 2002.
“You did not hear them coming. You hardly heard them go. The grass bent down, sprang up again. They passed like cloud shadows downhill…the boys of summer, running.”more info
source: Dandelion Wine (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978), 21.
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“Heat, like an article of invisible clothing, makes us want to take it off.”more info
source: The Book of Disquiet (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), 43.
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“…and because the light will enlarge your days, your dreams at night will be as strange as the jars of octopus you saw once in a fisherman’s boat under the summer moon…”more info
source: “Late Spring,” in A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (New York: Harcourt Bracy & Company), 27.
notes: from Mary Karr's Twitter feed
“There is no word in the language for end-of-summer sadness, but the human spirit has a word for it and picks up the first sound of its approach.”more info
source: “Cold Weather,” in One Man’s Meat (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1944), 349.
notes: White wrote this essay in January 1943.
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”more info
source: recounted by Edith Wharton in A Backward Glance (New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934), 249.
medium: autobiographyvia: Fannie Bushin
“It amazes me that most people spend more time planning next summer’s vacation than they do planning the rest of their lives.”more info