Quotes and Sayings about Summer



"The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled."
- Henry Adams
(Related: Life, Wealth, Infinite, Summer)

"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
(Related: Time, Now, Summer, Talking)

"My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop."
- Peter Agre
(Related: Mom, Brother)

"I am a better running back every time I step on the field. I try to get better each game, each summer, each season."
- Shaun Alexander
(Related: Time, Running, Summer)

"Jimmy Carter began his planning in the early summer of 1976, Ronald Reagan a year prior. The Clinton Administration, elected in 1992, lingered in naming its team, and as a result, took almost a year to staff its ranks."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Planning, Result, Summer)

"It's not the winter that bothers me - it's the summers."
- Walt Alston
(Related: Winter)

"I'm the kind of person who just can't wait to get on a train and not know where I'm going. I definitely want to live life to the fullest. And that's the type of man I'm attracted to - somebody with that spontaneous spirit."
- Summer Altice
(Related: Life, Man, Spirit, Want)

"People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn't going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it's all about? Jealousy."
- Summer Altice
(Related: Life, People, Jealousy, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Months, Physics, Summer)

"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
(Related: Time, Day, Man, Summer)

"Tears are the summer showers to the soul."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Soul, Summer, Tears)

"Everyone has a budget, I don't care who you are. But they said if we are in a pennant race in the middle of the summer they are going to get some help with added payroll."
- Dusty Baker
(Related: Care, Help, Race, Summer)

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Power, Summer)

"Since then I have held many jobs at museums in Colorado and Wyoming. I have also taught summer courses at the University of Colorado."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Jobs, Museums, Summer, University)

"Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Joy, Rain, Summer, Tears)

"Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Movies, Example, Past, Summer)

"I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, People, Culture, Dancing, Name, Now, Old, Songs, Summer, Years)

"I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Food, Men, Society, Women, Beer, Irreverence, Old, Summer, Winter)

"Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn't seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can't find it when I take the suit off."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Men, May, Summer)

"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
(Related: Family, Time, Day, Kids, Summer)

"I'm generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America - especially with summer movies."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Movies, America, Summer)

"The Recovery Act is working, but it's going to continue to work. It's not over. A lot's going to happen this summer. And even after the summer, there's more to come with the act."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Work, Act, Summer)

"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
(Related: Energy, Independence, Summer)

"The first presentation of my show was given in May, 1883, at Omaha, which I had then chosen as my home. From there we made our first summer tour, visiting practically every important city in the country."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Home, Country, First, May, Summer)

"I met Hilary Vaughan at a Student Ball in 1944 and we married in the summer of 1946, as soon as I graduated."
- James W. Black
(Related: Summer)

"The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening."
- Richard Blackmore
(Related: Home, Flowers, Summer)

"In our passage from the Cape of Good Hope the winds were mostly from the westward with very boisterous weather: but one great advantage that this season of the year has over the summer months is in being free from fogs."
- William Bligh
(Related: Hope, Being, Months, Summer)

"Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months: but in the winter, when the southerly winds are strong, the surf, on all parts of the shore, makes the landing exceedingly troublesome."
- William Bligh
(Related: Adventure, Ships, Summer, Water, Winter, Wood)

"I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Autumn, England, London, Spring, Summer)

"Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun."
- Edmund Blunden
(Related: Cricket, Play, Summer, Sun, Worship)

"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
(Related: Home, Work, Mother, Being, Hurt, Occupation, Summer)

"Summer movies are spectacles; that's what you pay 10 dollars to see. You want to get teased by effects sometimes. I think that will never stop."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Movies, Summer, Want, Will)

"My door was open part of the time, and part of the time I tried to get a nap and their voices annoyed me, and I closed it. I kept it open in summer more or less, and closed in winter."
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Related: Time, Open, Summer, Winter)

"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
(Related: June, Summer)

"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
(Related: Autumn, Moon, Night, Summer)

"I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Experience, Basketball, Games, Summer)

"I think A Midsummer Night's Dream would be terrific because of the transformations that occur. Or The Tempest, things like that. Extraordinary larger than life or supernatural element."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Life, Dream, Night, Supernatural)

"Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Summer)

"I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Clouds, Garden, Summer)

"Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Being, Boys, Day, Giving, Job, Trying)

"The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Light, Moon, Sky, Summer)

"I still consider it a summer job, though. So, I try to maintain that summer job as long as I can. But it's exciting to be able to have the opportunity to do things I always dreamed of as a kid."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Opportunity, Job, Summer)

"I love doing this day, and George was exactly as he's always been, very calm and very gentle, and if I'm in the final cut in the summer theater, I'll be thrilled. If I'm not, well that's the way things go."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Love, Day, Summer, Theater)

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love's the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Nature, Life, Love, Gay, Night, Summer, Sun)

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Summer, Winter)

"I had a bat mitzvah, was confirmed, went to Jewish summer camp, I go to temple for the High Holy Days. I think, like most people in their early 20s, I kind of strayed away from it. I think once I have a family I'll be back into it."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: Family, People, Temple, Summer)

"Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: April, May, Spring, Summer, Winter)

"This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Funny, Job, Play, Project, Summer)

"So I came home and I had a resume and everything, but the only job experience I had was just playing in bars and clubs on my summers off. So, I was temping and stuff during the day and playing music at night."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Experience, Home, Music, Day, Job, Night)

"It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong."
- John Cheever
(Related: Nothing, Summer, Wrong)

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: People, Summer, Winter)

"Last summer when we were preparing for the movie, I actually kind of wanted to stay fairly uninformed about it. As we went through the process that we do in the movie, I wanted to be a little wide-eyed."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Summer)

"One summer I remember, I got exposed to Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly and Buddy Holly was a very very big, made a very big impression on me. Because of a lot of things, you know, the way he looked and his charisma."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Impression, Charisma, Holly, Summer)

"In spring they lie flat at the first warmth, they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women."
- Hugo Claus
(Related: Women, Lie, Autumn, First, Ruin, Spring, Summer)

"I did two or three plays every summer."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Summer)

"We were just covered in dirt the whole time. It was so hot - and that was in winter. I can not imagine what it's like in summer and how the people who actually live out there survive."
- Toni Collette
(Related: Time, People, Summer, Winter)

"Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday! Here it was glorious, like full summer, and I sat up with the window wide open, listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes."
- Marie Corelli
(Related: Fancy, Listening, London, Open, Summer, Thrushes)

"The summer of 1830 I... blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill... In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Feet, Summer, Water)

"Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne."
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Light, Night, Smile, Summer)

"You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Opportunity, Fact, Reputation, Summer)

"Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer."
- James Cronin
(Related: Family, Chicago, Christmas, Summer)

"I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Day, Paris, Summer, Will)

"I loved doing Shakespeare. My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream."
- Blythe Danner
(Related: Dream, Fact, Favorite, Night, Shakespeare)

"People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Thought, People, Summer)

"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
(Related: Power, Plants, Summer, Years)

"There are so many scenarios here. We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years and build assumptions based on that. We're preparing for the worst, but we're hoping for the best. And I've told people the end is in sight."
- Gray Davis
(Related: People, End, Sight, Summer, Years)

"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
(Related: Art, First, Old, Summer, Training, Years)

"It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Heart, Man, Night, Summer, Talk, Ugly, Words)

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

"WE used to tour quite a lot during the summer with Everton in my day."
- Dixie Dean
(Related: Day, Summer)

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Light, March, Summer, Sun, Wind, Winter)

"So when people go to the park this summer, they are not going to have the same quality of a visit. There is not going to be a ranger out on the trail to tell them about the important cultural and historic areas within the Olympic National Park."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Quality, People, Summer, Visit)

"In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district, they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work. This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Work, Employees, Fact, Summer, Years)

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
- John Donne
(Related: Beauty, Grace, Spring, Summer)

"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
(Related: Time, Spring, Summer, Terror)

"A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp."
- Raymond Duncan
(Related: Parents, Summer)

"I was four years old then, and I think it must have been the next summer that I first heard the voices."
- Black Elk
(Related: First, Old, Summer, Years)

"You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer."
- Black Elk
(Related: Dance, Vision, Old, Summer, Tongue, Years)

"They do think it is a big summer movie and that's why they want to give it a great chance, but they don't want to go up against Spider-Man 2 or some of the other big movies, the $100 million films that are coming up."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Movies, Chance, Summer, Want)

"Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Bachelors, Summer)

"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
(Related: Dad, Work, Summer, Umpire)

"I learned a valuable life lesson that summer. You should find something in life that you really enjoy and seriously consider making that your life's work."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Life, Work, Summer)

"When I was 14, I played in a summer league. One night the chief umpire asked me if I would like to try umpiring. There was a Little League tournament coming up and he needed more umpires than he had."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Night, Summer, Umpire)

"In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Government, Conformity, Direction, Results, Summer, Washington)

"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
(Related: Power, Oil, Summer)

"I hope to devote all of my spare time, which ordinarily would go to research, my summers, and every ounce of strength I can muster to further the project."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Time, Hope, Strength, Project, Research)

"Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore. We would grill lobster and corn in the summer."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Parents, Summer)

"If your kids attend school and grades are up that will make $1,000 contributions to some 10,000 kids across the country, are challenging kids to learn foreign languages or challenging kids to get summer jobs or seek summer enrichment opportunities?"
- Harold Ford
(Related: Country, Jobs, Kids, School, Summer, Will)

"I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14. I've got four more summers with her. I'm not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Daughter, Giving, Silly, Summer)

"Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Burden, College, Country, Hospitals, Jobs, Labor, Students, Summer, Wages)

"Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Life)

"Instead of isolating our school and our many subjects from the every day world, we intend to plant it not merely in the French capital, but in what for next summer at least will be the focal point, the capital of the entire civilized world."
- Patrick Geddes
(Related: Day, School, Summer, Will, World)

"Midwest kids got to summer camp. There is something very special about being away from your parents for the first time, sleeping under the stars, hiking and canoeing."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Time, Being, First, Kids, Parents, Stars, Summer)

"I am hoping to film another ad in the summer for Carte Noire."
- David Ginola
(Related: Film, Summer)

"Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Education, Freedom, Project, School, Summer)

"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
(Related: June, May, Snow, Summer)

"I'm opening a store at the end of the month in the New York meatpacking district. I'm launching a line of bedding this summer, and I am writing a book that will be out next January."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: End, Summer, Will, Writing)

"After 4 years on NYPD Blue it has been nice to have the summer off and spend time with family and friends. There are a few projects I am interested in and plan to be working this fall."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Family, Time, Friends, Projects, Summer, Years)

"I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: College, Kentucky, State, Summer, Teachers, University, Years)

"With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Movies, Time, Summer)

"I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Fight, Summer)

"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
(Related: Example, Fun, Kids, Past, Summer)

"I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Time, College, Fun, Reading, Summer)

"When I grew up there wasn't air-conditioning or anything of that nature, and this old car had a wall thickness of about ten inches. So we had a little warmer house in the winter and a little cooler in the summer."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Car, Nature, Old, Summer, Winter)

"We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest."
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton
(Related: Society, Day, Exercise, Night, Rest, Solitude, Summer, Winter)

"Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Time, Soul, Christmas, Day, Summer, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Nothing, Promise, Summer, Winter)

"I had been doing summer stock every summer while I was in college. We did a showcase, like most good conservatories do - monologues and things that agents and casting directors come to see. From that I got an agent."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: College, Summer)

"In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Nation, Summer, Today)

"Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland where the sun never sets in the summer and there is nothing to do outside in the winter, so we are very productive!"
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Nothing, Summer, Sun, Winter)

"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
(Related: Time, Work, Kids, Months, Summer)

"God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger."
- Heraclitus
(Related: War, Peace, God, Day, Hunger, Night, Summer, Winter)

"It will not always be summer; build barns."
- Hesiod
(Related: Summer, Will)

"We have our little restaurants, and there's a beautiful beach that we go to in the summer and fall. We tend to have a lot of get-togethers, and if it's at my house, we order pizza because I can't cook."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Beach, Order, Restaurants, Summer)

"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
(Related: Spring, Summer, Weather)

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Humor, Earth, May, Rain, Summer)

"I also want to thank Arizona citizens for their efforts at conserving energy last summer."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Energy, Summer, Want)

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
- Ada Louise Huxtable
(Related: Time, Belief, Clothes, Day, Right, Spirit, Summer, World)

"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
(Related: Family, Time, France, July, Summer)

"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
(Related: Money, Gold, Right, Summer)

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Autumn, Summer, Weather)

"What was so good about it was that the set that they originally built stayed there, and weathered over the five years. It got five summers and five winters of weather. It became more and more authentic as we worked in it, and they added bits to it."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Weather, Years)

"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James
(Related: English, Language, Summer, Words)

"I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Montana, Spring, Summer)

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Beauty, Time, Fulfillment, June, Months, Promise, Summer, Will)

"During the summer, Screen Gems launched the New Monkees, which miserably failed I understand. I never saw it."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Summer)

"I raised frogs every spring in our house from tadpoles and by end of summer our house was overrun with frogs."
- William Joyce
(Related: End, Frogs, Spring, Summer)

"The NAACP was even considering earlier this summer reassessing their position on school integration."
- Tom Joyner
(Related: School, Summer)

"Very intense first summer out, to be 18 years old and never having gone on a date, never having smoked a cigarette, never had a drink, even a sip of beer, never kissed a girl, all of those things. It made for a fairly intense first year out."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Beer, First, Old, Summer, Years)

"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
(Related: Home, Christmas, Summer)

"We were given no chance against them, but we held our own and we will be trying to do the same this summer."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Chance, Summer, Trying, Will)

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
- Sam Keen
(Related: Deep, Laziness, Respectability, Summer)

"I'd studied dance in Chicago every summer end taught it all winter, and I was well-rounded. I wasn't worried about getting a job on Broadway. In fact, I got one the first week."
- Gene Kelly
(Related: Dance, Chicago, End, Fact, First, Job, Summer, Winter)

"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."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Flies, Summer)

"Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer."
- Larry King
(Related: America, Jobs, Summer, Today)

"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Equality, Autumn, Discontent, Freedom, Summer, Will)

"I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Wife, Now, Painting, Right, Snow, Summer, Will)

"On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa, helping to build the first of a series of econometric models for the Canadian government."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Government, Chicago, First, Summer)

"The summer of 1943 at Exeter was as happy a time as I ever had in my life."
- John Knowles
(Related: Life, Time, Summer)

"During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes."
- Walter Kohn
(Related: Company, Military, School)

"I was an economics major in college, and every summer after school, I would drive my car from California, from Claremont men's college at the time, to New York. And I worked on Wall Street."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Car, Time, Men, College, Economics, School, Summer)

"So I majored in Drama, did all the plays that were possible to do, skated through school in order to be in every production on stage or backstage in whatever capacity and I came to New York looking for work in the summers."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Work, Drama, Order, Production, School)

"One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: Geese, March, Spring, Summer)

"Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Money, Summer, Teachers)

"Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon."
- C. Day Lewis
(Related: Heart, Light, Summer)

"We were also fortunate enough to engage in our service a Canadian Frenchmen, who had been with the Chayenne Indians on the Black mountains, and last summer descended thence by the Little Missouri."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Mountains, Service, Summer)

"We recorded that trio and it's out on the Knitting Factory label. I've got another record in the can with that group and Marc, which I'll hopefully finish some time before next summer."
- Arto Lindsay
(Related: Time, Summer)

"Part of the plot was a knock that V wanted to bring down the government and bring chaos. I don't know why I thought of Guy Fawkes, because it was during the summer. I thought that would be great if he looked like Guy Fawkes, kind of theatrical."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Government, Thought, Chaos, Summer)

"Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island. They had the house next to Bob Hope's. I've been going down there all my life, to that whole area."
- Mike Love
(Related: Life, Hope, Grandparents, Summer)

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
- John Lubbock
(Related: Time, Lie, Clouds, Day, Idleness, Listening, Rest, Sky, Summer, Trees, Waste, Water)

"Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: American, Cities, Day, EnglFaces, Spring, Summer, Will)

"We spent a month in Japan last year, a week in Istanbul for the United Nations, and nearly three months in my native Nova Scotia, where my two brothers have homes; and we'll go back there this summer."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Brothers, Months, Nations, Summer, United)

"When I was in New York, I was making a living. We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That's something for a stage actor."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Car, Actor, Living, Summer)

"I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer."
- Andrea Martin
(Related: Summer)

"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
(Related: Time, Job, Night, School, Summer)

"After the navy, I transferred to Harvard and finished there. I was there the spring term of 1951 and I stayed through the summer term and a whole other year, so I was able to do two years in a little less than a year and a half."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Navy, Spring, Summer, Years)

"I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college, you can go anywhere, your old man's paying for it, I'd have been gone in a flash. But I had to work. Every summer my mother would say, 'Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.'"
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Work, Mother, College, Job, Man, Old, Summer)

"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
(Related: Canada, Film, Summer)

"You know, every time a summer movie comes out, people think they're gonna get rich off of the merchandise."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: Time, People, Summer)

"I rarely see one of the 'summer blockbuster' movies. I'd like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Movies, Focus)

"That makes me think of the 2002 World Cup Final above all else. Nobody thought at the time that our team would get through to the Final against Brazil. We should remember that this summer."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Time, Thought, Brazil, Summer, World)

"In the United States, oil demand is projected to grow by 340,000 barrels per day this year and gasoline demand is projected to grow nearly two percent, averaging 9.3 million barrels per day for the summer."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Day, Oil, states, Summer, United)

"This is such a special summer holiday for me. I haven't known myself so relaxed in years."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Holiday, Summer, Years)

"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
(Related: Life, Brooks, Day, Hearing, Heaven, Shadow, Summer)

"Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Dreams, Day, Ending, Spirit, Summer, Youth)

"I am just through with a summer, and a summer is to me always a trying ordeal."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Summer, Trying)

"'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them."
- Edward Moore
(Related: Time, Now, Roses, Sorrow, Summer)

"'Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone."
- Thomas More
(Related: Summer)

"Last summer a second unit production crew went to France and shot scenes for several of this season's episodes. They shot costumed actors in and around real castles and landmarks, we couldn't possibly have duplicated here in Hollywood."
- Vic Morrow
(Related: Actors, France, Hollywood, Production, Summer)

"Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together."
- Ajay Naidu
(Related: Ideas, Acting, Culture, School, Summer)

"My education began in the public schools of Wilmington. During most of these years, from about age 10, I also worked at some job or other after school, on weekends, and in the summer months."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Age, Education, Job, Months, Public, School, Schools, Summer, Years)

"People were desperately trying to fill their seats for the summer. And so prices are really low right now. And so they are kept from raising prices to make up for that difference."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Difference, Now, Right, Summer, Trying)

"Along with you, I have witnessed the unfortunate rise in gasoline prices that has accompanied the summer driving season and the more recent spike in prices due to Hurricane Katrina."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Driving, Summer)

"My wife and I now live in the summers in northern Michigan in an environment which is wonderfully conducive to research, and where most of my work in the last 15 years has been done."
- Douglass North
(Related: Work, Wife, Environment, Now, Research, Years)

"In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman."
- George Andrew Olah
(Related: Life, Responsibility, Summer, University)

"Now that it's officially summer, here's my advice to parents who want to continue teaching their kids during the next two months and learn something themselves: visit Civil War battlefields."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: War, Advice, Kids, Months, Now, Parents, Summer, Teaching, Visit, Want)

"In summer winter rain or sun, it's good to be on horseback."
- Mike Oldfield
(Related: Rain, Summer, Sun, Winter)

"There's not much to do in Atlanta, so the cast went to the gym together, went shopping together, and dinner was always a group thing. It's that whole summer-camp experience that making movies tends to be anyway."
- Timothy Olyphant
(Related: Experience, Movies, Summer)

"In the summer we graduated we flipped out completely, drinking beer, cruising in our cars and beating up each other. It was a crazy summer. That's when I started to be interested in girls."
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Beer, Drinking, Girls, Summer)

"Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end of July we're gonna start another season."
- Jerry Orbach
(Related: End, July, Now, Relax, Summer)

"So in the sense that we were all dealing with that freer approach, yes, it was certainly one of the first contacts, perhaps the first contact, when Peter came that summer. So it's a very pivotal moment that is documented there."
- Evan Parker
(Related: First, Sense, Summer)

"This summer, I'll be bringing out a mystery that involves a young lawyer and a court scene the likes of which I don't think you've ever seen. Hollywood said this is James Patterson meets John Grisham."
- James Patterson
(Related: Court, Hollywood, Mystery, Summer)

"In the spring and summer of 1989, a serious political disturbance took place in China."
- Li Peng
(Related: Spring, Summer)

"Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can't help but laugh a little, because you've already seen a lot of these movies 482 times."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Movies, Help, Summer)

"I becan acting when River was doing this TV series and they needed two kids for the show, so they got me and my little sister, Summer, to do it. After that I did some really weird guest spots with orangutans and stuff."
- Joaquin Phoenix
(Related: Sister, Acting, Guest, Kids, Summer)

"I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Chance, Energy, Marines, Prejudice, Pride, Summer)

"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
(Related: Time, Summer)

"Our children were mostly brought up and educated in the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh. Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period."
- John Pople
(Related: Children, England, Summer)

"I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles."
- Cole Porter
(Related: Love, Paris, Summer)

"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
(Related: Acting, Dying, Now, Space, Want)

"By then I was in Brooklyn and drank my way through that summer. I stopped when I got sick of that and got a job at the Strand bookstore, which was a little better than the tax job."
- Robert Quine
(Related: Tax, Job, Summer)

"My first few films were institutional comedies, and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: People, College, Country, First, Military, Numbers, Pretty, Summer)

"Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Success, Integrity, Months, Summer)

"This is real human drama, we're not creating some amusement park ride for the summer. Even though the movie is really exciting to watch, it's got a real pathos behind it."
- John C. Reilly
(Related: Amusement, Drama, Summer)

"As hurricanes Katrina and Rita raged through the southeastern United States last summer, much of America's energy infrastructure based in the Gulf of Mexico was damaged or destroyed causing gas prices to soar."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: America, Energy, states, Summer, United)

"In the summertime, we do a lot of video work. With that, I can show them if their head is moving too far or if the ball position or alignment isn't right."
- Mike Ricci
(Related: Work, Right)

"After graduating in the summer of 1980, I knew I wanted my life to count."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Life, Summer)

"In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is the most horrible instrument of martyrdom imaginable."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Car, Summer)

"In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: First, Summer)

"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
(Related: People, Spring, Summer)

"In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Summer)

"It's the first time I have returned to my roots - like going back to be a trio. The fans really wanted me to go back on stage and do the Supremes music, so I went about trying to make it happen. We'll go on tour in the summer."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Time, Music, Fans, First, Summer, Trying)

"Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: God, Children, Flowers, Summer)

"At 4, I joined a summer rec team called the Sugar Bears."
- Summer Sanders
(Related: Summer)

"When I was younger, I would eat everything."
- Summer Sanders
"Indoor pools just don't seem as inviting to me."
- Summer Sanders
"For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and, in the summer we played football outside."
- Claudia Schiffer
(Related: Family, Football, Summer)

"Now, I was the Summer Concert guy. I played every Summer concert there was."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Now, Summer)

"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
(Related: Climate, Earth, Summer)

"I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers."
- Richard Serra
"I've cut down on a lot of stuff this summer, just so I can hang out and be a normal kid for a while."
- Ryan Sheckler
(Related: Summer)

"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
(Related: Autumn, Harmony, Sky, Summer)

"The first time I did stand-up was the summer I was 17."
- Sarah Silverman
(Related: Time, First, Summer)

"My daughter is a freshman in college and my son is - well, our daughter and our son - is a sophomore in college. So they come home on selected weekends, they come home on vacations and they're home in the summer, although they have jobs."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: Home, Son, Daughter, College, Jobs, Summer)

"Violent crime is a solved problem - all they have to do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves, and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Men, Women, Crime, Day, Laws, Summer)

"On my show, I'm definitely the youngest one. So going from a show where everyone is over 30, to the movie, where everyone was like 20, 25, it was like summer camp."
- Marla Sokoloff
(Related: Summer)

"The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: Land, Summer)

"In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago, we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours. Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours, two hours in the morning and two at night."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Age, Work, Day, Months, Night, Old, Summer, Today, Years)

"But after the time there I'd had it with fashion again, so I left to go to architecture school in a summer course at Harvard, which didn't last very long."
- Stephen Sprouse
(Related: Architecture, Time, Fashion, School, Summer)

"I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I'm one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun - my children are horrified!"
- Danielle Steel
(Related: People, Children, Lying, Silly, Summer, Sun, Weather)

"If you can't stand the heat, don't go to Cancun in the summer."
- Ben Stein
(Related: Summer)

"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
(Related: Summer, Will)

"I have a bit of a traveling addiction, and, ah, yeah. I went to, ah, Bali this summer."
- Fisher Stevens
(Related: Addiction, Summer, Traveling)

"When you see these people that are in the public eye all the time, it must get tiring."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Time, People, Eye, Public)

"I'm ready to work and if it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it's fine."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Work)

"If you've never been to one of my concerts. I want you to know that it is OK to scream and yell."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Want)

"It would be nice if you have a hit. But I don't think it's necessary to continue with my career at this point."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Career)

"Let's say that, in reality, I'm basically very shy when it comes to men."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Men, Reality)

"My life was changed in one breath from God."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Life, God)

"Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you're a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Time, Decision, Babies, Machine)

"When I'm not working I try to stay out of the public eye as much as possible."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Eye, Public)

"God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Music, God, Successful)

"I want a private life, I truly do. I'm not just pretending to want one like lots of celebrities."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Life, Want)

"Well, I'll say I have an incredible ability to fantasize - I really do. I don't have to have things tangible to be able to see them, and therefore I enjoy so many things, because they're in my mind."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Ability, Mind)

"I don't really try to predict what can and will happen with things. Sometimes you think something's gonna be a huge success, and it isn't. And sometimes you pay no attention to something whatsoever, and God just makes it into everything."
- Donna Summer
(Related: God, Success, Attention, Will)

"I don't keep a press agent because I think people need to have a break from you."
- Donna Summer
(Related: People, Press)

"A friend of mine called and said they're interested in having you do a song for the new Pokemon. All my kids are grown up, so I'd heard of it, but I didn't really know what it was."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Friend, Kids, Song)

"I am sensual and very physical. I'm very erotic. But my sexuality exists on a sort of a fantasy level."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Fantasy, Sexuality)

"And I mean, I'm established. So I'm not worried about having a hit at this point in my career."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Career)

"But I think that I'm just a normal girl, you know."
- Donna Summer
"But I like to know that someone is stronger than I am. I want to be able to know that if I get tired, somebody is there to hold up the fort. I like knowing that I can't pick a refrigerator alone. God did not make me strong enough to do that."
- Donna Summer
(Related: God, Want)

"Because I'm just an ordinary person that did some extraordinary things."
- Donna Summer
"And no, having the hits is just more work."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Work)

"I don't care if I'm beautiful; I don't care what I am on the outside. It isn't about the outside."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Care)

"I haven't really been recording in the last several years. I haven't wanted to. And even though I had to deal with Sony and now I'm on Universal again, I will probably put out a new record soon."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Now, Will, Years)

"My MELD score was pretty high. And the worse you get on that scale, the sooner you get a transplant. It's based on how sick you are. And believe me, I was pretty sick."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Pretty)

"When someone saves your life and gives you life, there's gratitude, humility; there's a time you've been so blessed you realize you've been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn't deserve."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Life, Time, Gratitude, Chance, Humility)

"Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading, to the life I lead now with the church and with the Lord and with Jesus Christ, it's a total, total turn-around."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Life, Church, Christ, Leading, Now)

"There were a couple of things in the intervention that made me know I needed help. One was a letter from my daughter saying that she was ashamed she had the same last name as I did, which will shock you a little bit."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Daughter, Help, Name, Saying, Will)

"In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Basketball, Drinks, Football, Golf, Hospitality, Tennis)

"I've done a lot of Super Bowls and appeared in a lot of big, big events and places and the Masters and what have you, but there was nothing as intimidating as speaking with Billy Graham."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Events, Nothing)

"I know I had been successful in football. I had been successful in broadcasting. I didn't think that anything could touch me. I thought, I can beat anything."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Thought, Successful, Football)

"But like Mrs. Ford, I think that the more people realize what a difficult and what an insidious disease it is, the sooner people will start to correct that situation."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: People, Disease, Will)

"Seemed like everything I tried to do in broadcasting and as a player before that turned out successfully. I was succeeding. I got to the top of the heap in every facet of broadcasting."
- Pat Summerall
"So, I didn't get moved up because of celebrity status or anything like that. I got in line, and I passed the test. And they realized that I was sick enough, and as soon as the liver became available, I got one."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Celebrity)

"In The Police, in a trio situation - which I've come back to now - it's just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Freedom, Now, Open, Play, Police)

"I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music - I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Music, Jazz, Trying, Want)

"I've got four or five records in my head at a time that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next - since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Time, Work, Guitar, Police)

"If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance, I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Sound)

"If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand as a synthesizer on its own, it needs to develop a more characteristic sound; I don' think it's gotten there yet."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Needs, Sound)

"I'm better for it and I prefer to keep things simple and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands rather than relying on a sound that someone else created."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Sound)

"I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Music, Pretty)

"It accumulates over the years and I've led so many bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations... You would hope that you play better and better - until you just get too feeble to do it anymore."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Hope, Now, Play, Years)

"It is not very practical in today's world when you tour all over the place having a big band."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Today, World)

"If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated by using your instrument as a synthesizer, but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one, either."
- Andy Summers
"Actually, I think my hands are in the best shape they've ever been in terms of what I can do."
- Andy Summers
"I was totally into jazz in my teens."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Jazz)

"I think we are coming to a new era where people will record much faster."
- Andy Summers
(Related: People, Will)

"I think rock records tend to be very expensive."
- Andy Summers
"I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Time, Play)

"I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level; otherwise it gets a bit frustrating."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Language, Play)

"I don't have a great nostalgia for the past."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Nostalgia, Past)

"I actually think I play better now than I've ever played."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Now, Play)

"For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Writing)

"I don't like playing standards. I like to do my own cutting edge work."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Work)

"I would like to play with electronic keyboards again."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Play)

"My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Favorite)

"There was a period when I'd just come out of college where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Life, College, Guitar, Rest)

"Of course the playing is important but writing and the establishing of what you are going for is prime too."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Writing)

"More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar)

"It's hard to avoid the past but one goes forward."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Past)

"It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer to compete with keyboards."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar)

"The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer is to really sound like a guitar."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Obvious, Sound)

"What I wanted to do was play the guitar but I don't like instrumental rock. I think it is tripe."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"You can't have a situation in which companies proceed on a permanent basis relying only on cash from the government."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Government)

"The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history."
- Larry Summers
(Related: History, Revolution)

"The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Time, Countries, Now, Post, Prosperity, Protection, states, United)

"We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression. We're inheriting a situation - when people go back and study major banking crises a quarter century from now, the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is going to be one of those crises."
- Larry Summers
(Related: People, Financial, America, Depression, Now, Study)

"It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Day, Economy, Events, Now, Today)

"Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Time, Nation, Now)

"It was wrong to allow Stalin to shape the European landscape of the 20th century. It would be even more wrong to let him shape the landscape of the 21st century."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Wrong)

"It used to be said that when the U.S. sneezed, the world caught a cold. The opposite is equally true today."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Today, World)

"Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Financial, Crisis, Wrong)

"In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Poetry, Politics, Dawn)

"Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics. Even if they are inconvenient."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Idea, Economics, Laws)

"Global capital markets pose the same kinds of problems that jet planes do. They are faster, more comfortable, and they get you where you are going better. But the crashes are much more spectacular."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Problems)

"If you look at the history of the American capital market, there's probably no innovation more important than the idea of generally accepted accountancy principles."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: History, Idea, American, Innovation, Principles)

"In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Car, History, World)

"The availability of private insurance provides tremendous insulation for millions of individuals."
- Lawrence Summers
"There are children who are working in textile businesses in Asia who would be prostitutes on the streets if they did not have those jobs."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Children, Jobs)

"It certainly was difficult to sell NAFTA because it's always difficult to sell open markets."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Open)

"I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Thought, Countries)

"I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to it."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Country, Logic, Wage, Waste)

"Contagion has become very much a phenomenon, and it's a phenomenon of globalization."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Globalization)

"But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Government, Climate, Universe, Years)

"The summer of 2002 at the Wilson birthday party I met Van Dyke again and I made plans to have dinner with him."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Birthday, Party, Summer)

"In fact, I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home, rode horses at their ranch, and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year."
- Keith Thibodeaux
(Related: Time, Home, People, Beach, Christmas, Fact, Horses, Kids, Play, Summer)

"In earlier times, so many people sang much more. You know as a kid you'd go to some kind of religious training and or summer camp or whatever it was and you'd learn to sing a lot of songs."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: People, Religious, Songs, Summer, Training)

"The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,' in Dylan Thomas's verse - yet we seem the same."
- John Thorn
(Related: Boys, Heroes, Old, Ruin, Summer, Youth)

"7 Mile is like an Ave. Back in the days it was poppin' in the summer time."
- Obie Trice
(Related: Time, Summer)

"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
(Related: Summer, Winter)

"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
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Reason, Summer)

"I spent many a summer early morning with the radio very low, half sleeping and half listening."
- Frankie Valli
(Related: Listening, Summer)

"For me, the summer will be pure gray - mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink."
- Gianni Versace
(Related: Mother, Light, Summer, Will)

"One night last summer, all the killers in my head assembled on a stage in Massachusetts to sing show tunes."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: Night, Summer)

"I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Experience, School, Summer, Thinking)

"I love summer. Because it means I can wear a bikini top and shorts, even just to go shopping."
- David Wain
(Related: Love, Summer)

"Wet Hot American Summer so far is a financial disappointment and money was lost on it. But perhaps it will find its audience in video, cable, etc, maybe over the course of years."
- David Wain
(Related: Money, Financial, American, Disappointment, Summer, Will, Years)

"This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Conviction, Defense, Dignity, Rights, Summer, Trade, Workers)

"But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books, especially in the Oxford summer term."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Books, Summer, Thinking)

"It was around the summer of 1982 when the drug problem really impacted. It became a lifestyle rather than a recreation. When you start lying and stealing, you cannot con yourself you're in control any more."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Control, Lying, Recreation, Summer)

"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
(Related: Thought, End, Summer, Vietnam)

"My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that's a part of me."
- Forest Whitaker
(Related: Cows, Grandparents, Summer, Youth)

"Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish."
- Gilbert White
(Related: Numbers, Summer)

"I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand."
- Gilbert White
(Related: Flies, Summer)

"So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Oak, Play, Trees, Windows)

"What I loved about 'Summer' was that they were these four bright kids with a wonderful future. In a way, she was the one with the brains, and then you have the beauty queen and the jock and the introvert."
- Kevin Williamson
(Related: Beauty, Future, Kids, Queen)

"I was down in Washington when 9/11 happened. We were in the middle of putting together the next summer season, and all I could think of was something somehow must make sense to us. Our Town kept coming into my mind."
- Joanne Woodward
(Related: Mind, Sense, Summer, Washington)

"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
(Related: Summer)

"When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London. I'd enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual, really good tea there and never looked back."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: College, London, Summer, Tea)