Quotes about summer

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„No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace,
As I have seen in one autumnal face.“

—  John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631

No. 9, The Autumnal, line 1
Elegies
Source: The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

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„It will not always be summer, build barns.“

—  Hesiod, book Works and Days

Original: (el) Οὐκ αἰεὶ θέρος ἐσσεῖται· ποιεῖσθε καλιάς.
Source: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 503.

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„This summer I have discovered something totally useless.“

—  Peter Higgs British physicist 1929

Writing to a colleague about his proposal for a particle at the origin of mass (1964), as quoted in The Hunt for the Higgs Boson http://www.sciencescotland.org/feature.php?id=14, Science Scotland, issue no. 3.

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„LATER than usual one summer morning in 1984, Zoyd Wheeler drifted awake in sunlight through a creeping fig that hung in the window, with a squadron of blue jays stomping around on the roof. In his dream these had been carrier pigeons from someplace far across the ocean, landing and taking off again one by one, each bearing a message for him, but none of whom, light pulsing in their wings, he could ever quite get to in time.“

—  Thomas Pynchon, book Vineland

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Vineland (1990)
Context: LATER than usual one summer morning in 1984, Zoyd Wheeler drifted awake in sunlight through a creeping fig that hung in the window, with a squadron of blue jays stomping around on the roof. In his dream these had been carrier pigeons from someplace far across the ocean, landing and taking off again one by one, each bearing a message for him, but none of whom, light pulsing in their wings, he could ever quite get to in time. He understood it to be another deep nudge from forces unseen, almost surely connected with the letter that had come along with his latest mental-disability check, reminding him that unless he did something publicly crazy before a date now less than a week away, he would no longer qualify for benefits. He groaned out of bed.

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„I want to help the up-and-coming kids. A lot of times, kids don't have much to do in the summer time. When I was a kid I didn't do nothing. I want to get body building out there and it will start with the younger generation.“

—  Ronnie Coleman American bodybuilder 1964

Raymond Linex (June 12, 1998) "Strong arm of the law - Arlington policeman sets sights on Mr. Olympia title", The Dallas Morning News, p. 1B.

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„God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.“

—  Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535

Fragment 67
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Original: (el) ὁ θεὸς ἡμέρη εὐφρόνη, χειμὼν θέρος, πόλεμος εἰρήνη, κόρος λιμός

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“