Quotes June 21, 2022

“The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality for action and movement.”
Carole Carlton
“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, And you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling. Laugh, oh how we would laugh at anything, and so pretend a never-ending summer fling.”
K.D. Lang
“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer—its dust and lowering skies.”
Toni Morrison
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
Maud Hart Lovelace
“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”
Pablo Neruda
“June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible.”
Marie Lu
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“…This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight,
the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath, the door of a vanished house left ajar…”
Margaret Atwood
“I have laughed more than daffodils and cried more than June.”
Sanober Khan
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”
L. M. Montgomery
“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.”
Van Morrison
“Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.”
Truman Capote
“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”
Jenny Han
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Henry James
“The days were longer then (for time, like money, is measured by our needs), when summer afternoons were spacious, and the clock ticked slowly in the winter evenings.”
George Eliot
“Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.”
Gary Zukav
“Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare and left the flushed print in a poppy there.”
Francis Thompson
“The days draw out, the weather gets warmer, and it’s what we call summer, with a bitter laugh when we’ve said it.”
Stan Barstow
“One way of celebrating the Solstice is to consider it a sacred time of reflection, release, restoration, and renewal.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
John Steinbeck
“Early summer days are a jubilee time for birds. In the fields, around the house, in the barn, in the woods, in the swamp—everywhere love and songs and nests and eggs.”
E.B. White
“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
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
Charles Bowden
“Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne.”
Bryan Proctor
“It is Summer, it is the solstice the crowd is cheering, the crowd is laughing in detail permanently, seriously without thought.”
William Carlos Williams
“Eternal summer gilds them yet. But all, except their sun, is set.”
Lord Byron
“Summer is come, for every spray now springs.”
Henry Howard
“After the longest night, tomorrow we sing up the dawn. There is a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished. As of tomorrow, the days begin to get longer as the light of day grows. While the gentle winter sun slowly opens its eyes, let us all bring more light and compassion into the world.”
Dacha Avelin
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
Sam Keen
“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.”
Kellie Elmore
“When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”
Wilma Rudolph
“I am summer, come to lure you away from your computer… come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches.”
Oriana Green
“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”
Russell Baker
“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.”
Regina Brett
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”
Wallace Stevens
“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.”
Anna Godbersen
“The great gift of the energy of the summer solstice is that it’s designed to move you from one phase to the next on your terms.”
Deborah King
“May the long time sun shine upon you all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on.”
Snatam Kaur
“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.”
John Ruskin
“Not only is it summer solstice, there is a full moon. May love surround you like sunshine on a sunny day.”
William Shakespeare
“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.”
Napoleon Bonaparte
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
David Viscott
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”
“Enjoy the sun that is now out and cherish it so that it can move eternally into your heart.”
“Let the energy of the summer solstice help you to balance, release, recharge.”