„This summer I have discovered something totally useless.“

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

—  John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright 1867 - 1933
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„I get superstitious in late summer.“

—  David Mas Masumoto American farmer
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