„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.
„When I was 13, I was flat as a board and totally unhappy about it. I would write in my diary every day, Oh, if I could just have a B cup by summer! I actually prayed for big boobs. So I developed at about 14, and then I was 15, 16, 17, and they kept going.“
— Katherine Heigl American actress and film producer 1978
Discussing her bust in an interview with Maxim (June 2000)
„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
„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
„The Group was the best thing professionally that ever happened to me. I met two wonderful men. Lee Strasberg and Harold Clurman, both of whom were around thirty years old. They were magnetic, fearless leaders. During the summer I was an apprentice, they were entertaining in a Jewish summer camp… At the end of the summer they said to me: "You may have talent for something, but it's certainly not acting.“
— Elia Kazan Greek-American film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist 1909 - 2003
Interview by Michel Ciment in Kazan on Kazan (Viking, 1974), pp. 15 ff. Originally published 1973 by Secker and Warburg, London.
Quote about the Group Theatre
„It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.“
— Sylvia Plath, livro The Bell Jar
Fonte: The Bell Jar (1963), Ch. 1, Opening line
„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.
„We have gone out several times this summer to gather simples and linden blossoms, etc. In each excursion we discover something marvelous, beautiful, and useful in the magnificent forests of Indiana. At each step we can admire the grandeur, the power, the goodness of God. How bountifully He provides for all our wants -- I would even say for our pleasures! I love our woods and solitude very much; …“
— Théodore Guérin Catholic saint and nun from France 1798 - 1856
To the Right Reverend J. Bouvier, Bishop of Le Mans, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1850-07-10.
— John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright 1867 - 1933
Indian Summer of a Forsyte (1918)
„Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.“
— Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986
Chicago Daily News (February 20, 1958)
„We eat the year away. We eat the spring and the summer and the fall. We wait for something to grow and then we eat it.“
— Shirley Jackson, livro We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Fonte: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
— John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
No. 9, The Autumnal, line 1
Fonte: The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose
„In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.“
— Robert Louis Stevenson, livro A Child's Garden of Verses
Bed in Summer, st. 1.
A Child's Garden of Verses (1885)
„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 English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician 1717 - 1797
Letter to Willam Cole (28 May 1774)
— Roger Kahn American baseball writer 1927 - 2020
Fonte: The Boys Of Summer, Lines On The Transpontine Madness, p. xxi