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Summer is a promissory note signed in June,
by Hal Borland

Summer is a promissory note signed in June,
its long days spent and gone before you know it,
and due to be repaid next January.
- Hal Borland

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird
or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

 

If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.
- Hal Borland

A snowdrift is a beautiful thing - if it doesn't lie
across the path you have to shovel or block the road
that leads to your destination.
- Hal Borland

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have
it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.
- Hal Borland

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April is a promise that May is bound to keep.
- Hal Borland

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
- Hal Borland

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider
horizon more clearly seen.
It is the distant hills once more in sight,
and the enduring constellations above them once again.
- Hal Borland

The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings,
remains locked in a seed.
There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and
at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
- Hal Borland

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom;
but the ultimate wisdom,
which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed.
There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and
at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
- Hal Borland

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
- Russell Baker

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
- Hosea Ballou

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth,
the air and you.
- Langston Hughes

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow
on top of a mountain in late May or June.
There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
- Andy Goldsworthy

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.
- Raymond Duncan

I knew more about Texas than the Texans and when they
told me I would find summer here I smiled knowingly.
- Richard H. Davis

Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer
spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder
that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one.
- Judy Biggert

For one swallow does not make a summer,
nor does one day; and so too one day,
or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
- Aristotle

I was posted to China in the summer of 1988,
which was the greatest time ever, I think,
to have been in China.
- John Pomfret

So when I was 13, I basically left home and never returned and lived at home again.
I would come home for a week at Christmas and two weeks in the summer only.
- Peter Jurasik

I try to do the right thing with money.
Save a dollar here and there, clip some coupons.
Buy ten gold chains instead of 20.
Four summer homes instead of eight.
- LL Cool J

I thank Heaven every summer's day of my life,
that my lot was humbly cast within the hearing of romping brooks,
and beneath the shadow of oaks.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Japan's humid and warm summer climate,
as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight
timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors.
- Harry Seidler

We only get together when there's a good reason.
Like, last summer, we didn't really intend to go out,
but we thought the B-52's tour was a good opportunity.
- Kathy Valentine

With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all.
Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor.
- Hugh Grant

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at
the end of July we're gonna start another season.
- Jerry Orbach

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer.
If you're signed up for a season, see it through.
You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
- Jim Rohn

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.
- Cole Porter

Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory
ground on the verge of this parish.
- Gilbert White

I have a bit of a traveling addiction,
and, ah, yeah.
I went to, ah, Bali this summer.
- Fisher Stevens

It's going to be a long, hot summer.
The hotter it gets in Baghdad, the hotter it will get in D.C.
- George Stephanopoulos

Storage is important.
Whether it's cushions you only use outside in the summer,
or blankets that only come out in the winter,
you've always got to think of where to store them.
- Anthea Turner

I spent many a summer early morning with the radio very low,
half sleeping and half listening.
- Frankie Valli

We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville,
Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully
disguised to myself as a child.
- James Agee

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
- Sam Keen

I like acting for now.
But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut.
I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!
- Natalie Portman

Eight months later, having left Columbia,
I was studying physics in a summer program and working
in Colorado when I decided to enroll as a graduate student in biophysics.
- Sidney Altman

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

Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
- Barry Cornwall

I kept having chills.
This was in the middle of the summer and I was wearing
a sheepskin jacket and I was chilling.
I was shaking all over.
- Dick York

In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record.
- Henry Rollins

I went to night school and summer school,
I made that whole year up and I actually graduated on time.
Also, I got a part-time job at the radio station.
- Angie Martinez

The soy-bean, in particular, has proved sufficiently
resistant to cold in spring and to adverse weather
during summer to warrant heavy planting,
especially throughout the South.
- David F. Houston

We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall.
I can build more power plants.
In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.
- Gray Davis

Now, I was the Summer Concert guy.
I played every Summer concert there was.
- John Sebastian

I am hoping to film another ad in the summer for Carte Noire.
- David Ginola

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.
If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour,
she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck

We only work four days a week, we only work three weeks out of the month,
and we get four months off for the summer.
So there's plenty of time for me to spend with the kids.
- Patricia Heaton

By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually
impossible for South Vietnam to survive.
How in the heck could they?
- William Westmoreland

The price of imported oil in the US doubled between
summer 2003 and summer 2005,
reducing consumers' purchasing power by more than 1
per cent of gross domestic product.
- Martin Feldstein

The first professional training I received of any kind
was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City,
Missouri.
I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer.
- Marc Davis

I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer.
- Andrea Martin

I did two or three plays every summer.
- Dabney Coleman

I have family obligations and all that stuff.
I get my kids six weeks in the summer,
which is a real intense period of time.
I'm with them every minute of the day.
- Tom Berenger

What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning;
love's the cloudless summer sun,
nature gay adorning.
- Robert Burton

7 Mile is like an Ave.
Back in the days it was poppin' in the summer time.
- Obie Trice

Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period
of internal terror in Slovakia.
It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak
Jews to the extermination camps in Poland.
- Alexander Dubcek

We've been back since July, but I spent some time with
the family in the south of France over the summer.
We rented a house with another couple and took it easy.
- Laura Innes

I am just through with a summer, and a summer is to
me always a trying ordeal.
- Maria Mitchell

Communications is the number one major in America today.
CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.
- Larry King

My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during
the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing.
- Jim Evans

Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
- Alfred Austin

I'm just ah, actually developing a tv show for HBO,
and I'm directing a film this summer,
and actually I'm doing some live shows out in western Canada.
- Bruce McCulloch

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
- Robert Bridges

I had 500 kids at camp this past summer for example.
We do nine weeks for kids and nine days for grown ups every summer.
The adult camp is a lot of fun.
- Wavy Gravy


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