In the depth of winter I finally learned there was inside me an invincible summer.
—Albert Camus (1913–60) Algerian-born French Philosopher, Dramatist, Essayist, Novelist, Author
One swallow does not make a summer.
It will not always be summer: build barns.
—Hesiod (b.1493) Greek Poet, Economist
A life without love is like a year without summer.
Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
—Francis Thompson (1859–1907) English Poet, Ascetic
I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
—Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950) American Poet, Playwright, Feminist
In summer, the song sings itself.
—William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) American Poet, Novelist, Cultural Historian
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
—Celia Thaxter (1835–94) American Poet, Writer