10 Quotes for Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year is at hand. Taken literally, solstice means that the sun stands still. But like naturalist Hal Borland said,

“There is no standing still in any season. The earth turns, and the year turns, and sunrise changes, and sunset alters, day by day. And neither man nor his affairs stand still. Change is the only constant.”

It’s a good day for reflection. Here’s 10 quotes to get you started : 

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. ” – Pablo Neruda


“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.”  – Henry Ward Beecher 

“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer — its dust and lowering skies.”  – Toni Morrison

“Then followed that beautiful season, Summer. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”  – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Summer is a gentleman: slowly warming the earth at length before undressing her in the fall.

– Curtis Tyrone Jones

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace

“The first ear of corn, eaten like a typewriter, means summer to me – intense, but fleeting.”

– Michael Anthony

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”

– Deb Caletti

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”  – Wilma Rudolph

“Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this was the first real time of freedom and living; this was the first morning of summer.”  – Ray Bradbury


              Happy Solstice friends!