„This summer I have discovered something totally useless.“

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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„I have embraced the summer dawn.“

—  Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891

J'ai embrassé l'aube d'été.
Illuminations. Aube http://www.mag4.net/Rimbaud/poesies/Dawn.html (Dawn) (1874)
Variant translation: I have kissed the summer dawn.

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„O light! This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.“

—  Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960

Return to Tipasa (1954)
Variant translation: In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
As translated in Lyrical and Critical Essays (1968), p. 169; also in The Unquiet Vision : Mirrors of Man in Existentialism (1969) by Nathan A. Scott, p. 116

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„Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, [Jack] always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.“

—  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994

Quoted in A Hero for Our Time (1983) by Ralph G Martin

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Henry James photo

„Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916

Quoted by Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance (1934), ch. 10.

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John Galsworthy photo

„Summer — summer — summer! The soundless footsteps on the grass!“

—  John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright 1867 - 1933

Indian Summer of a Forsyte (1918)

„I get superstitious in late summer.“

—  David Mas Masumoto American farmer

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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
Fonte: The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

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„Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?“

—  William Shakespeare, livro Shakespeare's Sonnets

Fonte: Shakespeare's Sonnets

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„I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.“

—  Edna St. Vincent Millay American poet 1892 - 1950

Sonnet XLIII: "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why" (1923), Collected Poems", 1931
Contexto: Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.

Horace Walpole photo

„The way to ensure summer in England is to have it framed and glazed in a comfortable room.“

—  Horace Walpole English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician 1717 - 1797

Letter to Willam Cole (28 May 1774)

„Surely these fine athletes, those boys of summer, have found their measure of ruin.“

—  Roger Kahn American baseball writer 1927 - 2020

Fonte: The Boys Of Summer, Lines On The Transpontine Madness, p. xxi