7 Lit Quotes to Get You Excited About Summer

by on June 10, 2015

There’s something magical about the season of summer, and if anyone can capture it, it’s these seven authors. Mysterious, enlightening, joyful, and nostalgic — take a read through these literary quotes to get yourself ready for the season.


“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby


“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” — L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams


“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” — Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle


“Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.” — Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


“Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock ‘n’ roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.” — Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance


“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” — William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets

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