„He stood beside a cottage lone
And listened to a lute,
One summer’s eve, when the breeze was gone,
And the nightingale was mute.“
— Thomas Kibble Hervey British poet and critic 1799 - 1859
The Devil's Progress (1849)
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
— Thomas Moore, The Last Rose of Summer
Irish Melodies http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/moore.html (1807–1834), The Last Rose of Summer, st. 1.
„When the summer came you were not around,
Now the summer's gone and love cannot be found,
Where were you when I needed you last winter, my love?“
— Stevie Wonder American musician 1950
Song lyrics, Music of My Mind (1972), Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
„But wow! This goofy child president we have on our hands now. He is demonstrably a fool and a failure, and this is only the summer of '03. By the summer of 2004, he might not even be living in the White House. Gone, gone, like the snows of yesteryear.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
2000s, Welcome to the Big Darkness (2003)
„Summer was gone and now Indian summer. The grass was cold and there was no mist and no dew. After he left she would go in and light the gas and close the shatters, and he would go down the path and on to the village. To these two life had come quickly and gone, leaving not bitterness, but pity; not disillusion, but only pain.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
Quoted, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), "The Lees of Happiness"
„The loorie brought to his cinnamon nest.
The bee from the midst of its honey quest,
And open the leaves of the lotus lay
To welcome the noon of the summer day.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Improvisatrice (1824)
„It’s funny how one summer can change everything. It must be something about the heat and the smell of chlorine, fresh-cut grass and honeysuckle, asphalt sizzling after late-day thunderstorms, the steam rising while everything drips around it. Something about long, lazy days and whirring air conditioners and bright plastic flip-flops from the drugstore thwacking down the street. Something about fall being so close, another year, another Christmas, another beginning. So much in one summer, stirring up like the storms that crest at the end of each day, blowing out all the heat and dirt to leave everything gasping and cool. Everyone can reach back to one summer and lay a finger to it, finding the exact point when everything changed. That summer was mine.“
— Sarah Dessen, книга That Summer
That Summer (1996)
— Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535 - -475 до н.э.
Numbered fragments, ὁ θεὸς ἡμέρη εὐφρόνη, χειμὼν θέρος, πόλεμος εἰρήνη, κόρος λιμός Fragment 67
— Richard Crashaw British writer 1612 - 1649
In Praise of Lessius’s Rule of Health, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„These are the days of the endless summer
These are the days, the time is now
There is no past, there's only future
There's only here, there's only now.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Song lyrics, Avalon Sunset (1989), These Are the Days