Summer Quotes

I did years of summer stock. I sort of only wanted to be an actor. And then at 19, I was funny, and I had some of these bits that I did for friends, and I immediately could get on television.

— Albert Brooks

Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators’ ability to supply power.

— Alex Berenson

I would stay two years in San Francisco, then move to New York in the summer of 1991, for the love of a man who lived there. When I arrived in New York, I had a job waiting for me, courtesy of a bookstore I’d worked at in San Francisco, A Different Light. They had a New York store as well, and arranged an employee transfer.

— Alexander Chee

I prefer ‘cooling foods’ for the summer – lots of fruits like watermelons, a few strands of kesar with raisins that have been soaked overnight, and lots of coconut water. Dinner is usually dahi chawal. I am a big foodie, so depending on my cravings, I indulge – maybe pasta or risotto.

— Alia Bhatt

When I do entertain, in the summer, which is rare, I receive my guests on the front porch, set up wicker trays found at Pottery Barn, and serve iced beverages. Anytime I do welcome friends, it’s always a tray of canapes or Planters peanuts, jellied candy from Paris, and a good bottle of Sancerre.

— Andre Leon Talley

I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad’s sister is still there, but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction, trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.

— Andy Serkis

When you’re singing before 15,000 people at a summer concert outside, you need to look beautiful, because that’s what people want.

— Anna Netrebko

No one can pretend to say that a fish is ever killed by heat, for many kinds of fish, in the middle of summer, and in the burning heat of the sun, do either play, as it were, on the surface of the water, or hide themselves under the leaves, weeds, or other substances at the bottom.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

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

It’s the time of year when the literati give advice on what we should be reading on our summer holidays. These terrifying lists often leave me appalled at my own ignorance, but also suspicious about the pretension of their advocates.

— Arthur Smith

We used to play football on the levee, with no shirts on in the summer – August in New Orleans – and my skin would turn red. They’d call me Redskin, Red Apache, then it turned around to Apache Red.

— Aaron Neville

In 1999, I was in St. Louis with Martin Luther King III as we led protests against the state’s failure to hire minority contractors for highway construction projects. We went at dawn on a summer day with over a thousand people and performed acts of civil disobedience.

— Al Sharpton

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.

— Aldo Leopold

In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married – we became an interracial couple.

— Alice Walker

From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.

— Allen West

When I started binge-watching TV, when that became a thing due to Netflix a few years ago, the first thing I watched was ‘Lost.’ It was summer break from grad school, and I watched it all in a row, like as many hours a day as I could, as though I were clocking in at a job.

— Alexandra Kleeman

Never, ever wear three-quarter length trousers. Even in the summer.

— Andrew Scott

When someone says ‘comic book movies’, what they inevitably mean is a summer superhero blockbuster, with heavily-muscled and tightly-gluted men (plus the occasional token woman) in tight-fitting costumes punching the living daylights out of one another for two hours.

— Antony Johnston

When I encountered rich people for the first time, I discovered that not only do they holiday in places that are hard to find on a map, but that they also use the names of seasons as verbs. When they asked me, ‘Where did you summer and winter growing up?’ I would usually say, ‘As a child? The same place I springed and autumned.’

— Artie Lange

My introduction to the Madonna Inn came as a young boy when we would take summer vacations to a nearby town. My dad would take us into their gift shop bathroom, which was a huge waterfall that functioned as the men’s urinal. So as a kid, this was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.

— Aaron Ruell

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

I was 16 before I met another passionate collector. One summer, I visited England a new friend took me calling on his dotty, brilliant old aunt. She occupied a quaint house in Kent. Its walls were lined with glass-fronted cases full of what? Ancient shoe buckles.

— Allan Gurganus

In the summer I wear shorts with a bright top and ankle boots or just sandals. I’ll add a nice scarf, maybe a hat, some cool sunglasses. It’s all about the accessories.

— Alessandra Ambrosio

You know, every time a summer movie comes out, people think they’re gonna get rich off of the merchandise.

— Aaron McGruder

I started out in summer stock, and that’s really what I prefer.

— Andrea Martin

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

The premise of ‘Descent’ may sound pretty straightforward: One summer morning while vacationing with her family in the foothills of the Rockies, a young girl, a high-school athlete in her senior year, goes out for a run in the higher altitudes – and disappears.

— Alan Cheuse

The big, defining feature of Palmares Tres government is its system of summer kings. The idea is that women ‘Aunties’ rule, led by a queen with a term limit of 10 years. Men aren’t entirely shut out from this system – in fact, they have one of the most important roles in the government – but it’s strictly delimited.

— Alaya Dawn Johnson

Very early on in the process of trying to sell ‘The Summer Prince,’ I was told, ‘Slavery seems to be very important to this society – is that on purpose?’ Well, duh.

— Alaya Dawn Johnson

As I’ve said a million times, I’m obsessed with Liya Kebede’s LemLem line. The pieces, made by artisans in her native Ethiopia, are perfect for summer! I’m also a big fan of jewelry line Lulu Frost. Designer Lisa Salzer and I have been friends forever, and I love how she incorporates vintage pieces into her jewelry.

— Amanda Hearst

In the summer of 2004, Malem Jan was sitting with Sirajuddin Haqqani, the second son of Jalaluddin, in their Pakistani base in the North Waziristan town of Miram Shah when they heard their names on the BBC. The Americans were offering $250,000 and $200,000, respectively, as rewards for information leading to their capture.

— Anand Gopal

When I was a kid growing up, we had a cherry tree in the backyard, 100 years old. I climbed it, and it gave shade in the summertime and excellent cherries in the late summer. Having cherry blossoms around gives the best springtime vibe ever.

— Andrew Wyatt

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

When people send people on summer camps or bonding trips, they send them to do things like high rope climbing or extraordinary things. And when you do extraordinary things with people, like fighting battles or simulating huge wars, you do bond very quickly.

— Anna Popplewell

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

I grew up with parents who were English professors at Wichita State University, and we were more liberal-minded as a family than most of the people I hung out with in Wichita. During summers, we went off to Telluride, Colorado, where I’ve returned every summer since I was born.

— Antonya Nelson

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

People ask, ‘Why is it called 5 Seconds of Summer when there’s four of you?’

— Ashton Irwin

The North Pole will be ice-free during summer in years to come, and that itself will put the Arctic Sea basin on a very high risk of… environmental disasters that might be there.

— Aleqa Hammond

In the summer, you miss the match days, but my wife gets angry, as she doesn’t see me on weekends. And football is work. I’m still working on the weekends.

— Andrea Della Valle

I think summer has become a venue for TV like it hasn’t been in years past, especially on Sunday nights. I know that when I’m winding down at the end of the weekend, just a really great TV show or movie is exactly what the doctor ordered.

— Anna Wood

In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided. So yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.

— Barack Obama

If you can’t stand the heat, don’t go to Cancun in the summer.

— Ben Stein

In Salford, we had fish in our tap water. I remember, one hot summer day, running to the toilet at playtime and dunking our heads in a sink full of water. I remember putting my head in and seeing all these little fish in it.

— Bernard Sumner

Humidity notwithstanding, summer seems to bring out the best of Cincinnati.

— Bill Dedman

For a long time, I’d been vaguely fascinated by the idea that Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in the same summer.

— Bill Bryson

I was four years old then, and I think it must have been the next summer that I first heard the voices.

— Black Elk

I’m not a summertime guy. The only time I really enjoy the summer is touring and performing because there is nothing else for me to do at home. It’s too hot, and you can’t farm. You can’t hunt.

— Blake Shelton

I get burnt in the sun, so there’s no point me getting pecs for when I take my shirt off in the summer.

— Brian O’Driscoll

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

I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we’d sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.

— Brad Pitt

Mars is much closer to the characteristics of Earth. It has a fall, winter, summer and spring. North Pole, South Pole, mountains and lots of ice. No one is going to live on Venus no one is going to live on Jupiter.

— Buzz Aldrin

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

I love big summer dresses, and it sucks because I’m such a little person, so I always have to be very specific about which ones I put on.

— Becky G

For summer, I definitely love doing stuff outside. I love beach volleyball if you’re close to something like that. It’s really fun you can do it with a lot of friends.

— Behati Prinsloo

The prediction that glaciers will be gone from Glacier National Park has been moved up by 10 years to 2020, the same year it’s predicted the Arctic Sea will be ice-free in the summer.

— Bill Kurtis

Teofilo Stevenson won his first Olympic gold medal in 1972 and his last world amateur championship in 1986. He won 302 fights and once went an unbelievable 11 years without a loss. Had Cuba not boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics, many think Stevenson would have won an unmatched four gold medals in boxing.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler

In the summer of 2007, two-time Olympic champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and his teammate, Erislandy Lara, had been arrested in Brazil after going AWOL from the Cuban team during the Pan Am Games. The defection attempt made international news and quickly became a national soap opera, regularly appearing on Cuban news and round table discussions.

— Brin-Jonathan Butler

You know, I’m playing the Mirage in Vegas, the main room… About 5 percent of all comics end up as the main headliner on the Vegas Strip, so that’s a big deal for me. Getting to do my stand-up the way I have this summer is really what I’ve dreamed of since I was about 10 years old.

— Billy Gardell

Whenever you are in a new system, and you go on summer break and come back for training camp Day 1, you don’t know how much is really going to stick.

— Brock Osweiler

I have the same pet peeve as Anderson Cooper, which is bare feet in public. I hate it. It so grosses me out, especially in New York. Oh my God, New York in the summer with people and their feet in their sandals and their flip-flops, like get it away!

— Busy Philipps

I used to sail a lot in all kinds of weather, competing on small sailboats in the ocean. And I travel a lot in Iceland on horses every summer, through the wild areas where there’s no inhabitants and there are volcanoes.

— Baltasar Kormakur

In my garden, which is a big garden, I have one part that is my bird garden, and every morning, 365 days a year, they get buckets of food – for the birds, for the squirrels, the chipmunks and the turtles in the summer.

— Barbara Mandrell

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

The first outbreak of America’s 11-year skyjacking epidemic occurred in the summer of 1961, when four planes were seized in the nation’s airspace. The last of these incidents, involving 16-year-old Cody Bearden and his father, Leon, is the one that finally forced the federal government to pay attention to the escalating crisis.

— Brendan I. Koerner

I moved to San Francisco to work at Apple’s Cupertino office in the summer of 2006, then stayed on remotely in a part-time job back in Austin. It was an internship with iTunes. I helped them launch new features as well as new marketing programs. I also helped program the iTunes Store every week, working on which artists and albums got featured.

— Brit Morin

When I watch the Olympics I become such an emotional wreck. I’ve always loved the Olympics, be it the summer or the winter Olympics.

— Bryn Terfel

I seem to get totally wrapped up in teaching and working with students during the school year. During the summer, I try to spend time in the real world, writing code for therapy and perhaps for some useful purpose.

— Brian Kernighan

My natural color is dark blond, but right now I like being a brunette. I did a movie last summer and they dyed my hair platinum – I hated it.

— Brooke Burns

It’s that way all the way down the line. I’ve got a boy coaching college ball and another son coaching high school. All the way down to summer leagues, all the way down to kids who are 14 years old. All those teams have a closer.

— Bruce Sutter

I know it’s hard to blame the time, but there’s a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. I think that ‘Superman Returns’ was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don’t think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer.

— Bryan Singer

In 1922, I got a small stipend from the Swedish-American Foundation and went to Cambridge, England, for a few months and thereafter to Harvard University. In the summer, Cambridge was rather empty, but I am grateful for many pleasant talks about economics with Austin Robinson who, in the summer of 1922, seemed to be about as lonely as I was.

— Bertil Ohlin

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

I have a house in the Connecticut countryside where you’ll always find me, summer or winter.

— Candace Bushnell

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

I started my own business because my parents had no dowry for me, and I was worried. I ran it from their Martha Vineyard’s summer house. I baby-sat for a 14-year-old boy all summer and was giving him time-outs, even though I was two years younger than him.

— Chelsea Handler

Over the summer I thought that I would seek out non-Americans as friends, just for diversity’s sake. Now I find that I want to be around Americans – people who I know are thinking about our country as much as I am.

— Chelsea Clinton

I would come, many years later, to understand why ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is considered ‘an important novel’, but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend.

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When I’m drawing, I’m drawing with the light, being completely open and creative. I can’t draw in the evening. I need light and I need warmth if it is a summer thing, and I need cold if it is a winter collection. The good thing is that I have houses to go to whenever I’m working. I draw according to the place.

— Christian Louboutin

When I was very young – around the age of nine – my family used to go to a house in Somerset that my stepfather rented every summer. There was fishing, lakes and riding.

— Christopher Lee

I did my first apprenticeship when I was 15, then joined the union when I was 17. I worked every summer in high school and college.

— Christopher Reeve

I guess I stopped acting when I was 18 and didn’t pick it up again until I was 21. That wasn’t the plan, though. When I first started at Yale, the plan was to do a movie each summer.

— Claire Danes

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.

— Cole Porter

I’m cold in summer. I’m the coldest person ever! It’s very ironic I’m never cold in the scripts. Every time I’m shooting, if you don’t see a part of me, there are hot water bottles there.

— Carice van Houten

One summer vacation, I carried water to the town market to sell it, and I used some of the money I made to help a neighbour.

— Chen Guangbiao

We always seem to be a bit surprised that our children are reflecting stuff that we are showing them. I don’t know about you, but every movie that I saw when I was a kid, I emulated. I was Haley Mills for an entire summer and had an English accent.

— Cheryl Ladd

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

To be honest, after all the crap that happened with ‘Summer Heights High,’ I was like, ‘I’m not going to write anything controversial or edgy ever again I just can’t handle the blame.’

— Chris Lilley

The counterculture has nothing to do with Dolce & Gabbana having a ‘Hippy Summer’ or something. Street kids, and kids who want to live in any sort of counter-cultural experience other than what’s being presented by the mainstream media or political climate, or ‘normal’ cultural climate, are never going to look like that.

— Chris Robinson

Onward’ was a song I wrote in Montreux, in Switzerland, when we were there camping out for the whole winter. In the summer, Montreux is a really, really big summertime-touristy, full-of-life kind of place. In the winter, it closes down.

— Chris Squire

I would love to fly privately, but unfortunately, I don’t. I don’t summer anywhere either.

— Christina Ricci

My American home is L.A., which is the ultimate city for 365 days of summer.

— Curtis Stone

My parents managed a summer camp, and it was vacant for about seven or eight months out of the year. It was in the middle of nowhere in the woods. We backed up to a state forest. So absolutely, there were creepy woods all around the house. It was easy to get lost. It was really spooky.

— Caitlin Kittredge

I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer.

— Calamity Jane

I rarely see one of the ‘summer blockbuster’ movies. I’d like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies.

— Christopher Meloni

I played Little League baseball, but I also played basketball. Basketball was my primary sport. When you play basketball seriously, a lot of times, through the summer season, you continue playing. So that replaced me playing baseball.

— Chadwick Boseman

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

I was born in the summer of 1970, the last of five boys stretched over eight years. My parents were a struggling young couple who had been married one afternoon under a shade tree by a preacher without a church. No guests or fancy dress, just the two of them, lost in love, and the preacher taking a break from working on a house.

— Charles M. Blow

I had been doing all my school plays, elementary school, middle school, and high school, and then summer. I’d wanted to act for a long time, and I thought I was going to go to college and do theater, go that route. But ‘Superbad’ kind of fell on my lap. I was very, very lucky for that.

— Christopher Mintz-Plasse

I have a really basic uniform: in winter, black tights and any old dress that I can throw on. In summer, high-waisted jeans and this shirt, or that shirt, and a cashmere cardigan just in case.

— Claudia Schiffer

For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and, in the summer we played football outside.

— Claudia Schiffer

When I was a teenager, I worked at the Gap for a summer folding shirts. That was pretty mindless and soul-sucking.

— Constance Wu

For the ‘Rai-kirah’ books, I began with the image of Aleksander riding the great wastelands, and that quickly morphed into the desert. Because I wanted my slave market cold and miserable, I chose to set the opening scene in the empire’s summer capital in the mountains.

— Carol Berg

Today, dancers have so much more information and are much more mobile. Kids are traveling everywhere to go to summer programs, funding themselves with Kickstarter – putting their dreams on the Internet and seeing if they will pan out.

— Carla Korbes

I’m obsessed with frozen yogurt because you don’t feel totally guilty eating it. It’s not as bad as ice cream, and during the hot summer months, it’s a great way to just refresh.

— Caroline Sunshine

Talk about songs that make me cry: Track 7 on the ‘Phineas and Ferb’ soundtrack, ‘Summer (Where Do We Begin?).’ When you get to the part about sitting with your brother underneath the shade of a big tree in the backyard, ohmygod. Turn on the waterworks.

— Christopher Gorham

Arctic Summer,’ as you might know, is the title of Forster’s one unfinished novel.

— Damon Galgut

Dance music is no longer a simple Donna Summer beat. It’s become a whole language that I find fascinating and exciting. Eventually, it will lose the dance tag and join the fore of rock.

— David Bowie

America may be the best country in the world, but that’s kind of like being the valedictorian of summer school.

— Dennis Miller

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

Luckily, I discovered ice skating when I was eight and a half years old. There were two wonderful ponds within walking distance of my house. After all the physical activity the summer provided, I craved movement in the cold of winter. I had no skates, so Mom stuffed socks into my brother’s old ones.

— Dorothy Hamill

I’m the kind of parent who asks my kids questions like, ‘What would be your ideal thing to do in the summer?’

— Dwyane Wade

Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.

— Darell Hammond

As I see it, the debate between summer vacation vs. year-round school glosses over the most important questions. Namely, how can we bring play back to our nation’s schools?

— Darell Hammond

During the year, our schools are busy slashing P.E. and recess to make more time for math. During the summer, we get ourselves worked into a tizzy that our children will forget their fractions.

— Darell Hammond

This summer, we need to let our kids go play and we need to stop worrying about whether or not it’s going to ruin their chances of getting into college.

— Darell Hammond

As parents, we need to send our kids back to ‘old-fashioned’ outdoor summer camps, which have been on the decline as the demand for sports and academics-based camps has risen. We need to fight budget cuts to public parks programs and resist closures of public swimming pools and playgrounds.

— Darell Hammond

I wrote ‘Black Deutschland’ very quickly one summer, probably because I had a lot of it in pieces and fragments sitting around over the years as false starts or notes.

— Darryl Pinckney

In the springtime, we have softshell crab from Maryland, which I’d never had until I came to America. In the summer and early fall, we have striped bass, ‘stripeys,’ which come all the way up the Hudson River but mostly gather in the sound at the tip of Long Island, off Montauk.

— Daniel Boulud

My family lived off the land and summer evening meals featured baked stuffed tomatoes, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh shelled peas and homemade ice cream with strawberries from our garden. With no air conditioning in those days, the cool porch was the center of our universe after the scorching days.

— David Mixner

I was a paper boy, beginning the summer between my fourth-grade and fifth-grade years.

— David Boies

I know white clothing is supposed to enhance that summer glow, but writers don’t tan.

— Diablo Cody

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.

— Diane Ackerman

The Rough Riders brought honor to San Antonio by winning battles in Cuba throughout the summer of 1898, and Roosevelt became a Texas folk hero overnight.

— Douglas Brinkley

I have a hard time finding something that I really enjoy reading, but I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ every summer.

— Dree Hemingway

I retired when the Supreme Court rose for the summer recess in 2009, and a couple of weeks later I drove north from Washington with no regrets about the prior 19 years or about the decision to try living a more normal life for whatever time might remain.

— David Souter

The restoration comes not only from the landscape and air, though they play their significant part, but from the people. I feel a strong need to be in New Hampshire for as much of the summer as I can manage it.

— David Souter

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

I get a good colour in summer but go really pale in winter, and it genuinely doesn’t suit me, as people ask me if I’m ill. As well as making me look a bit better, I often have to be tanned in the middle of winter to do a show or programme, so I’ve road-tested every fake tan on the market.

— Deirdre O’Kane

I grew up in Del Mar, Calif., north of San Diego. I got my first job the summer after eighth grade at a small Internet service provider.

— David Ulevitch

In real life, I go to the North Shore with my kids for two weeks each summer, and it’s a magical place for us. I feel restored there and connected to the ancient, pre – human world in a way that no place else on Earth does for me.

— Dean Bakopoulos

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

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

After graduating in the summer of 1980, I knew I wanted my life to count.

— Donna Rice

My first plays were amazingly bad, but I had a teacher who thought I had promise, and he kept working with me. I finally went to a summer workshop before my senior year with people like Sam Shepard and Maria Irene Fornes who encouraged me to write from my subconscious, and suddenly all this material about culture clash came out.

— David Henry Hwang

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

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

Hey, I’m just looking for an excuse to retire so I can play summer league baseball, go coach my nephews, play pickup basketball. I’ve always had that ability to move on to the next thing.

— Doug Flutie

I was working on boats as a teenager, sweating like a pig during a summer job.

— Douglas Leone

I played hockey in the winter, and then I would play golf in the summer. But I always knew I’d be a golfer.

— David Hearn

I started off writing kind of big summer, blockbustery kinds of movies, but at that time, I had no name, nobody knew who I was, and somebody told me I can’t write movies that are going to cost $100 million to make and expect someone to buy them it was just impractical.

— David Leslie Johnson

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

My folks made me a Jawa costume for the Halloween after ‘Star Wars’ opened in ’77. In ’78, when it was re-released, I was hired by the local cinema to be the Jawa: to dress up all summer long, and I could frighten people with my Jawa sounds and my Jawa outfit and watch ‘Star Wars Episode IV’ all summer long and get paid with movie passes.

— Dee Bradley Baker

I always try to describe making movies like summer camp, or some holiday where you spend all day, every day with a new group of people whom you kind of love and then never see again.

— Eddie Redmayne

The first dream I had was just to get a college education. I got through college in three years, taking extra classes in summer school.

— Eli Broad

Arizona is the worst place to spend the summer – it’s like 125 degrees – so my mom, my brother and I would go to the beach for two months to escape the heat.

— Emma Stone

The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.

— Enya

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

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

I love summer, but my legs are so pale I can never wear shorts or a bikini.

— Emma Roberts

In the winter, I read next to a wood-burning stove. In the summer, we have a place up in Michigan where I like to read in a hammock. It’s almost entirely hidden by cedar trees and right up by the water. You can climb in there and see nothing but water and be seen by nobody. It’s perfect.

— Ethan Canin

It all started in Michigan. My dad got a job in Michigan, so we all moved up there from St. Louis. I kind of hung out in the summer and had nothing to do, so I sort of got into acting. And then I was going to Grand Blanc High, doing the acting thing and hoping it would pan out.

— Evan Peters

Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.

— Edward Moore

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

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

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

In the summer of 1964, my sister and I went to South Ballston, Virginia, to stay with my aunt and her kids. They passed the civil rights bill that summer my cousins were so happy because now they could swim in the pool.

— Edward P. Jones

Bulgarians eat tarator every single day in summer. They think of it as salad although we’d call it a soup. You can make it as thick or thin as you like depending on how much water you add. It’s very practical in summer because yogurt cools the body faster than water, but the water hydrates you.

— Elizabeth Kostova

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

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

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

I have a bit of a traveling addiction, and, ah, yeah. I went to, ah, Bali this summer.

— Fisher Stevens

The idea of ‘ferie,’ or summer break, is a long tradition of which all Italians, including myself, participate. It’s a time to relax, reflect and recharge.

— Frida Giannini

It’s like a series of waves hitting you. First, getting excerpted in the ‘New Yorker’ last summer, then getting published, then the best-seller list, the award, the movie deal, now this, a Pulitzer.

— Frank McCourt

I spent many a summer early morning with the radio very low, half sleeping and half listening.

— Frankie Valli

I started coming up to New York at age 17. There was a girl I met over the summer somewhere I was chasing her. I would drive up to D.C., where I had made some friends, which was about four hours away, and we would take the bus up to New York.

— Garth Risk Hallberg

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

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

Confit is not something that comes to mind for summer. Usually it means duck confit, made by cooking the legs and thighs in duck fat to preserve them for winter.

— Geoffrey Zakarian

At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.

— Gary Zukav

We go old-school during the summer, like swimming or setting up lemonade stands. I try to teach my kids to make their own fun.

— Gail Devers

Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.

— Gary Zukav

My grandparents back in Kentucky owned a tobacco farm. So, to make money in the summer, we could cut and chop and top and house and strip the tobacco.

— George Clooney

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

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

A lot of the time, we’re shooting summer campaigns in winter because they have to come out the next season. It’s the hardest to feel great in a bikini when it’s cold… so I appreciate a swimsuit shoot that’s in warm weather.

— Gigi Hadid

The extraordinary summer heatwave of 2003 in Europe resulted in over 35,000 extra deaths.

— Gordon Brown

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

I like the sounds of EDM the guys create new sounds, beautiful sounds. The melodies, it’s a little less. I like the kind of melodies I did with Donna Summer, or ‘Flashdance,’ where you have a verse, a chorus – a song setup.

— Giorgio Moroder

It would be pretty special if I could win two Olympic gold medals, one at the Summer Games and one from the Winters, so I’m going to give it a real go.

— Greg Rutherford

Once something has outlived its usefulness in one area of life, its purpose for being in existence is no longer the same. The leaf that captures a stream of sunlight, and then transfers its energy to the tree, serves one purpose in the spring and summer, and another completely different one through the fall and winter.

— Guy Finley

In ‘Summer and Smoke,’ I was supposed to be a plain-Jane wallflower, and instead, I had all these costumes. I looked like a Barbie doll.

— Geraldine Page

I’m a contract computer scientist by trade, but I’m the founder of something called the Tinkering School. It’s a summer program which aims to help kids to learn how to build the things that they think of.

— Gever Tulley

I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person’s hand.

— Gilbert White

The first time I came to London on my own, I was 15. I was absolutely oblivious to so many things. I had no expectations, no fears. I just came to do a National Youth Theatre season one summer. It was just brilliant.

— Gina McKee

I went to NYU undergraduate, then for a Master’s in English, and got a summer job at St. Vincent’s. I was a ward clerk handling everything in an intensive care unit.

— Glen Mazzara

As a kid in New Zealand, you play cricket in summer and rugby in winter. I played cricket and hockey. Not rugby. I wasn’t brawny enough for it. Or silly enough, perhaps.

— Glenn Turner

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

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

In 2005, I had one more year of college left, and I was taking a summer class in Barbados. I got discovered in the airport on my way back and started modeling at the beginning of my senior year at Bucknell.

— Garrett Neff

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

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

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

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, Jr.

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

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

I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.

— Henry Rollins

We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.

— Henry Rollins

August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.

— Henry Rollins

In the summer of ’84, you just couldn’t escape the Born in the USA record.

— Henry Rollins

Every summer, around late July and into August, I find myself in Europe, performing at any festival that will have me.

— Henry Rollins

In the late summer of 1986, the band I had been in for five years stopped playing. Suddenly, I was on my own. This new state of bandlessness was, at first, traumatic. When your group breaks up, a lot of broken parts hit the ground.

— Henry Rollins

In the summer of 1991, I was on the first Lollapalooza tour. Nightly, I would watch Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell go out in front of a sea of people and within minutes have all of them in the palm of his hand. I have never seen anything like it since.

— Henry Rollins

With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor.

— Hugh Grant

I once sang ‘Summer Nights,’ from ‘Grease,’ at a bar in Melbourne with John Travolta, who’s a good friend of mine. He looked cool singing the part of Danny – sitting in an armchair, smoking a cigar – while I got stuck playing Sandy.

— Hugh Jackman

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

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

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

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

I have a very basic leg. But it has a silicon cover on it. I have a flat foot leg, a high heel leg and then I have a leg which, in the winter, I have to ski in and in the summer I swap it into my roller blades.

— Heather Mills

Between 1950 and 1951, I worked as a temporary employee in the Cologne Bureau of Statistics. From summer 1951 on, I have lived as a freelance writer with a fixed postal address in Cologne but with a continually shifting place of work.

— Heinrich Boll

Because the completion of labour service was a precondition for permission to study at the university, I was able to begin my studies of Germanistics and Classical Philology during the summer term of 1939.

— Heinrich Boll

In summer 1961, Rose-Marie Egger became my wife, and her stabilizing influence has kept me on an even keel ever since. Our honeymoon trip led us to the United States where I spent two post-doc years working on thermal conductivity of type-II superconductors and metals in the group of Professor Bernie Serin at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

— Heinrich Rohrer

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.

— Helen Hunt Jackson

I understood why films were made, and if they made a lot of money, they were successful. All of these things I knew. As a ten-year-old boy, I didn’t really think a lot about finances or celebrity. I always viewed films as kind of what I imagined a summer camp to be like.

— Henry Thomas

During the Olympics they’re really strict about what you’re allowed to wear. You get a lot of clothes, but everything is pre-ordered. We had a fitting over the summer. You’re not allowed to wear your own clothes. No logos, nothing. You get fined if you wear something you’re not supposed to wear.

— Henrik Lundqvist

I like to play music play guitar – I love that. Play some golf in the summer. Just relax, enjoy the summer. That’s nice.

— Henrik Lundqvist

Young people need the hands-on training that comes with a summer job. They need to know how to dress for success and nail job interviews. But most of all, they need mentorship, guidance, and inspiration.

— Hilda Solis

When I was growing up, I was teased for being too skinny. I went to summer camp when I was 11. I wore shorts, and the nurse said to me, in front of all my friends, that I was anorexic and that she had to monitor me to make sure I was eating. Because of that trauma, I never wore short pants or short skirts until I was 20.

— Hani Furstenberg

Saturday Night Live’ was actually started with a show that Lorne Michaels and I did at a summer camp called Timberlane in Ontario when we were 14 and 15. We would do an improvisational show with music, comedy and acting.

— Howard Shore

I’ve been pretty lucky with neighbors. But back in 1998, I lived, like, literally next door to Wrigley Field in Chicago. And I had, like, 50,000 bad neighbors spread out over the course of one summer. I’m a diehard Cubs fan, but living right next to the ballpark, it’s just – as you’re trying to go to sleep, you can just, like, hear urination.

— Ike Barinholtz

It’s been a dream of mine to run my own summer camp. I went to one as a kid, and I put on productions, and got lots of confidence.

— Idina Menzel

In the summer you want fresh, light and sort of quick things in winter you want things that are comforting, so your body really tells you you want to go towards potatoes, apples, fennel, things that are warm and comforting. And loin of pork.

— Ina Garten

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

For many years I enjoyed the pleasure of cruising on my yacht all summer long and these were my best holidays. In mid-May, we’d start in St Tropez. I’d collect my bikinis from my home there and then we’d go up to Cannes for the Film Festival, on to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix and then to Italy.

— Ivana Trump

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

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

Hats, giant shades and 60-plus sunblock are part of my summer repertoire. I don’t want wrinkles, but it’s skin cancer I truly fear.

— Janine di Giovanni

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

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

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

The country is more of a wilderness, more of a wild solitude, in the winter than in the summer. The wild comes out. The urban, the cultivated, is hidden or negatived.

— John Burroughs

I think the greatest hip-hop artist of all time is Jay-Z, without a doubt. He just keeps amazing me with his performance, and since ’96, that guy has been producing at least one hit every summer and every winter. That’s a pretty good resume.

— John Cena

When I was in college, every summer I would work for free at a theater.

— Jennifer Garner

I didn’t drink. I was never a big party girl, but I streaked. I was just in a naked frame of mind. I don’t think I was the only streaker, but I might have been the leader of the streakers! And we just all streaked, all summer.

— Jennifer Garner

Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era,’ the Whitney Museum’s 40th-anniversary trip down counterculture memory lane, provides moments of buzzy fun, but it’ll leave you only comfortably numb. For starters, it may be the whitest, straightest, most conservative show seen in a New York museum since psychedelia was new.

— Jerry Saltz

My dad had a commercial film company, so he had a videotape player before anyone. So he got Mel Brooks movies or Citizen Kane or some classic old movies. And every summer the revival house in Evanston would show the great films from the ’50s and ’60s and ’70s.

— John Cusack

While some of the tales of woe emanating from the court are enough to bring tears to the eyes, it is true that only Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off.

— John Roberts

I hate summer, to be honest. I hate dressing. I hate the heat. I hate sweaty people getting aggressively close to you when you’re walking down the street.

— Johnny Weir

For me, summer hasn’t really started until tomatoes reappear in local farmers’ markets.

— Jose Andres

I was studying music in college. I was singing, I was doing operas and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and then I was offered a job as the music director of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, in Bigfork, Montana.

— J. K. Simmons

During summer or charity games I’ll wear my bright orange or green or turquoise ones and guys are always like, ‘Why are your shoes so bright?’

— James Harden

Clearly, any well-kept garden will be a source of pleasure in the summer months in the bleak urban midwinter, however, there are few activities more likely to energise the spirit than a botanical walk.

— John Burnside

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

I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there.

— Jack McBrayer

I think people get excited about summer wardrobes and what they will wear on holiday, and people have an opportunity to wear things that they don’t normally wear when they’re in the city.

— Jade Jagger

As far back as I can remember, I have worshipped the sun. My skin is fair, but as the years have gone by, it has toughened and darkened. I now turn a rich golden brown every summer, but only after the first day of burning.

— Jane Green

I just typed up three, four paragraphs of an idea and dropped it in a box at the Chicago Comic Con in the summer of 2000, I guess, or 2001 – I forget. I just dropped it on a stack of a giant pile of dozens of other entries. Months later, I was thrilled to get a call from a Marvel editor while I was working my crappy day-job.

— Jason Aaron

In the summer of 2007, Roger Goodell, the new NFL commissioner, convened a meeting in Chicago for the first league-wide concussion summit. All thirty-two teams were ordered to send doctors and trainers to the meeting.

— Jeanne Marie Laskas

In the summer months, I like as little makeup as possible – I don’t want to be too painted. I might put a little cover-up to smooth everything out.

— Jillian Hervey

I rode all around Hollywood listening to Donna Summer, looking out the window – all by myself – just going, ‘I’m number one!’ It’s a pretty extraordinary feeling.

— Jimmy Webb

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

I worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange back when they used to write tickets. And I was just a runner. So a guy would write a ticket and I would run it, and it was endless. That was a hard job. And I dug tungsten… for a coal company in Wyoming one summer, and that was pretty miserable.

— John C. McGinley

I grew up in that era of Hendrix and Joplin and The Doors, and the Summer of Love and Haight-Ashbury, and even the Panthers. That was my era that’s what I was into.

— Jerry Heller

Obviously there are not too many people who get a chance to play in the Olympics in their hometown. That would be something special, but going into the summer you have to be realistic with yourself, and health-wise and motivation-wise you have to be willing to do what it takes.

— Joe Sakic

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

I remember opening my dad’s closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just… he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.

— Jon Hamm

In Michigan, if you want to act, it’s local theater, it’s high school theater and it’s going to camp and putting on plays in the summer, and I always loved doing that. There was something that just drew me to it.

— James Wolk

In L.A. summer’s blistering heat, I’ve seen many girls wearing short skirts with Ugg boots. I like the boots, and the short skirts, but I’ve always wondered, don’t their feet get hot?

— Jackson Rathbone

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

For me, my favorite trends of summer are lots of color, wedges, rompers and bright lipstick.

— Janel Parrish

Movies don’t sit in the theaters for an entire summer like they did in 1982. Now you’ve got a two- or three-week shelf life so you need to have that awareness right off the bat. And in order to make a lot of people know about your movie, you need to be out there banging the drum and showing your stuff.

— Joseph Kosinski

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

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

Now I take the summer off, relax, and I know that at the end of July we’re gonna start another season.

— Jerry Orbach

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land.

— Joanna Southcott

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

For city dwellers like me who don’t get to vacation in the summer, no filmmaker can so effectively make you feel like you went to France for August, fell in love, got hurt, broke up, grew up, and figured some things out – all in 90 minutes or so. My favorite of Rohmer’s cinematic escapes is ‘La Collectionneuse.’

— Jake Paltrow

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

The truth is, the sport of skiing takes so much effort, setting up and traveling with equipment, that you can only train for a certain number of days in the summer. Most of my peers ski between 40 to 60 days. I ski about 55 days.

— Julia Mancuso

Music videos may seem old hat now, but let me tell you, in the summer of 1981, MTV was indubitably the coolest thing ever invented. And the people who were in the videos… coolest people ever. No question.

— Julia Quinn

In the summer of 1952, when I was 30, the Army assigned me to an infantry unit fighting in Korea. Meanwhile, though, there was other news in my family: My father had become the Republican presidential nominee. As an ambitious young major, I refused any offers for other assignments.

— John Eisenhower

My interest in acting came from seeing Broadway shows on summer trips to New York as a child. It was the original production of ‘A Chorus Line’ in an easy tie with the first 10 -15 minutes of Dustin Hoffman in ‘Tootsie’ that hooked me on the romantic idea that the impossible, difficult life of a struggling actor was for me.

— John Lloyd Young

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

Now, I was the Summer Concert guy. I played every Summer concert there was.

— John Sebastian

For my first week as a new boy at Radley College, back in the summer of 1979, I was followed around by a film crew.

— James Lovegrove

I have been to Turkey almost every summer holiday of my life and pretty much only on summer holidays, which makes me a very shallow Turk indeed.

— Joseph O’Neill

My father was a prosperous hatter-farmer – making hats for the local markets during the winter months, tilling his little ten-acre farm during the summer time.

— Jenkin Lloyd Jones

When I was 23 and about to go to law school, I thought I’d spend the summer writing a novel.

— John Casey

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

— Langston Hughes

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

One time, when I was about eight, these guys started throwing water balloons at me. That really did ruin my summer.

— Leon Bridges

I bring a poofy gray down jacket with me wherever I go. It’s meant for winter, but I use it most in the summer, when everyone cranks up the air-conditioning.

— Leslie Mann

I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day.

— Lewis Black

I grew up close to Melbourne, about two hours outside, on Phillip Island. It’s really small it’s kind of a little summer beach town.

— Liam Hemsworth

Every winter, I’m a sexy academic deconstructionist. And in the summer, it’s normally Brigitte Bardot on holiday in the 1950s.

— Liz Goldwyn

I wear clothes that most people in the Midwest would probably deem inappropriate at my age. And I rock a bikini all summer long. I know that it’s not normal, but I just don’t care. I live once.

— Liz Phair

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

We were at a beach one summer, and I had a bathing suit on. My wife looked at me and said: ‘Boy, you are skinny, aren’t you?’ I said: ‘Honey, I’d like to remind you that it was minor defects like this that kept me from getting a better wife.’

— Lou Holtz

Wet Hot American Summer’ was sort of lowbrow genius, you know? But smart in its cultish silliness. It wasn’t considered something of great cultural caliber. But like many cult pieces, it sort of became something culturally relevant, which I think is what’s so wonderful about it.

— Lake Bell

Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.

— Larry King

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

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

I was an exchange student for a summer, and most of that summer was in Ukraine. I used to say ‘the Ukraine’ until I was there, and one of the Ukrainian college students I got to be good friends with, he said, ‘Do you say I’m going back to the Texas,’ and I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘We don’t say we’re going back to the Ukraine, either.’

— Louie Gohmert

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

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

I had always dreamed of living in Chapel Hill. When I was a college student at Hollins University in Virginia, I came down to Chapel Hill for summer school and just loved it.

— Lee Smith

In the summer of 2012 – and we do as we do when we get together to brainstorm an idea – we were both probably eating grilled cheese and watching ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things,’ so it will never end, and we both brought a few things to the table of what we wanted our next project to be. And Jessica said, ‘What if we raised a baby together?’

— Lennon Parham

In the spring and summer of 1989, a serious political disturbance took place in China.

— Li Peng

In the summer of 2009, I modestly predicted that most major news organisations would be charging for content within 12 months. Charging, I argued, would not only plug the revenue gap it would also help to re-establish value in their news product.

— Lionel Barber

Am I a slacker? I can be a slacker. When I was in college, most people got summer jobs for college or did research during college. I went home and watched TV the whole day for three months it was really awesome.

— Luis von Ahn

When I was 11 or 12, I was really bored with everything on my summer reading list. It was all happy, middle-grade kinds of books. I was getting frustrated, because I liked to read. My mother went to the library and got me a copy of ‘The Other Side of Midnight’ by Sidney Sheldon. It was my first adult book.

— Lauren DeStefano

George McGovern – and I campaigned very hard for his election – was not, in the summer of 1971, a strong feminist ally. But he did come around.

— Karen DeCrow

I realized that I’ve had a really rocky relationship with food – it has not been a gauzy, beautiful summer of ripe melons and perfectly buttered toast.

— Kate Christensen

I’m all about high-waisted pants and skirts, pencil skirts, and sheer, long-sleeves in the summer.

— Kat Graham

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

I can’t believe that I get to stand on the stages I stand on every summer, and get to sing the songs that I sing.

— Kenny Chesney

Before Under Armour, the only choices you had were to wear a short-sleeved cotton T-shirt in the summer or a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt in the winter. Why not make a better piece of equipment for underneath the shoulder pads?

— Kevin Plank

Edinburgh has a similar climate to Bergen – it’s very rainy and grey. There were a lot of days I’d sit inside in front of the computer, make music, and dream about summer – instead of the rainy reality outside.

— Kygo

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

I was born in San Bernardino in summer of ’91 and grew up in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Victorville.

— Keith Stanfield

Our Congress should stay in session all summer – camp out in D.C., and turn off the AC. Put on their stuffiest powdered wigs and sweat it out, until they give in and put their John Hancocks (and their Nancy Pelosis and their John Boehners) on at least one meaningful law that no one wants to repeal.

— Kevin Bleyer

I was talking to Coach Wooden after I had signed at UCLA and over the summer, and we used to talk all the time. The thing is, talking to Bill Walton, once you throw in your two cents, he throws in the other 98 cents. He will not stop talking, I’ll tell you what.

— Kevin Love

Growing up, my imagined life as a musician was something along the lines of me lounging in a Learjet en route to a swelling outdoor amphitheatre on a dazzling summer’s eve.

— Kat Edmonson

My very first acting job was with Alan Parker on’ Angela’s Ashes,’ but as a child, I had written to so many other productions just applying for any role. I always wanted to be an actress, and I did loads of acting summer schools.

— Kerry Condon

I remember I was supposed to take the bar exam that summer just when we got the chance to make our first feature. I told my parents I wasn’t going to take the bar exam, and they were pretty upset about it.

— Kevin Heffernan

Honestly, my entire childhood could be summed up with one word: Reader. I was always hunched over a book in fact, I was the only kid in the world who got paler in the summer, because I’d sneak down into our cool, dank cellar and sit alone with a book for hours.

— Kristan Higgins

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

I didn’t just work at a hardware store. I went to college for a second, and I worked there on breaks or during the summer.

— Kiiara

We have a tough schedule this summer, so I have to plan my schedule wisely if I want to be able to last throughout the season.

— Kim Clijsters

In the summer of 1902, I was able to erect two experimental stations on two forts at Strasbourg for the purpose of closer study.

— Karl Ferdinand Braun

I tried to swim as much as possible. Being in Southern California in the summer time, it’s so nice because you have the warm beaches, so I try to swim every day.

— Klay Thompson

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

In the hot summer months, popsicles are a perfect way to cool down while enjoying a delicious, fruity treat. Frozen, refreshing, mouth-friendly candy on a stick cannot get any better… or can it?

— Marcus Samuelsson

Not only does the summer bring warm weather and tons of summer activities, but it also yields a fresh crop of increasingly useful avocados!

— Marcus Samuelsson

I didn’t go to school for a full year until I was 12. In the summer I was a wild child in the woods, with no shoes, and in the fall it was back to the city, shoe shops and school.

— Margaret Atwood

I am just through with a summer, and a summer is to me always a trying ordeal.

— Maria Mitchell

Depending upon my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns they disturb my sleep.

— Marilyn Monroe

I adore summer entertaining. For a dinner party at the farm, I might prepare homemade fettuccine with porcini mushrooms, soft-shell crabs, spinach from the garden, and lemon tarts with fraises des bois for dessert.

— Martha Stewart

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

It was a long, difficult summer of 2004. That was a leap year, so several things happened – the Olympics and presidential election. And right in the middle of the election campaign – and I don’t think this was an accident – the 9/11 Commission delivers its report.

— Michael Hayden

I was a big shiny, glittery-type person. Now I’m a jeans and T-shirt girl, or I’ll wear sun dresses and cowboy boots in the summer. But at first I had to have stylists tell me, ‘That’s ugly.’

— Miranda Lambert

Were it my choice, I would not vote for Russia to hold the Winter Olympics or the Summer Olympics. But it’s not my choice.

— Mitt Romney

Beijing was such a different city. There were so few cars, I could walk in the middle of the road. In the summer, the streetlamps attracted swirling bugs. I loved those bugs: crickets, praying mantis, all kinds of beetles. I also have a vivid memory of dazzling sunlight coming out of the sky.

— Ma Jun

Why can’t the world be like a summer day, when I thought that health care would be an ethical decision and wars existed only to be stopped?

— Madeleine M. Kunin

I was 13 – 14 when I first tasted stardom. In the summer holidays, my dad made me act in these films that went on to become superhits. I became a child star.

— Mahesh Babu

After a show over the summer, a girl came up to me who was a pastor at her church, which was not accepting of same-sex relationships. She said that ‘Same Love’ allowed her to come out regardless of the consequences.

— Mary Lambert

When I was growing up, kids would go outside and play all day and invent things. And my brothers and I pretended our picnic table was a ship one summer. Our bikes were horses, and our trees were forts. We turned everything in the world into make-believe.

— Mary Pope Osborne

When I was 16, I had a job on the cleaning crew at a local hospital. I wore a pink uniform and cleaned bathrooms and buffed the hallway linoleum. Oddly, I don’t recall hating the job. I recall getting choked up at the end of the summer when I went to turn in my uniform and say goodbye to the ladies.

— Mary Roach

Everybody is going to die, so people are enthralled by the possibility that they don’t have to completely die, that there is something that comes afterward. It’s like if you’re going to France for the summer, you’re going to read up on it. Everyone just wants to know where they’re going, or if they’re going anywhere.

— Mary Roach

I don’t want to go to just watch big huge summer movies that everybody predicts is going to be the big huge summer movie and that are all the sort of blow-them-up movies or whatever you want to call them. I think there are a lot of other people out there, too, that want an alternative.

— Mary Steenburgen

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

Sometimes the very best of all summer books is a blank notebook. Get one big enough, and you can practice sketching the lemon slice in your drink or the hot lifeguard on the beach or the vista down the hill from your cabin.

— Michael Dirda

I grew up mostly in Germany, but my favorite summer trip was driving from North Carolina to Texas in a camper with my parents and us six kids.

— Michael Strahan

Late summer is perfect for classic mysteries – think of Raymond Chandler’s hot Santa Anas and Agatha Christie’s Mediterranean resorts – while big ambitious works of nonfiction are best approached in September and early October, when we still feel energetic and the grass no longer needs to be cut.

— Michael Dirda

I enjoy hiking and skiing, like most Norwegians. In winter, there will be snow for months on end. In the summer, there are the long evenings to enjoy.

— Magnus Carlsen

Reading is a joy for my kids, and to swing in a hammock on a lazy summer day reading a good book just goes with summer.

— Marcia Gay Harden

I never understood the concept of a fluffy summer read. For me, summer reading means beaches, long train rides and layovers in foreign airports. All of which call for escaping into really long books.

— Maria Semple

My summer reading suggestion: Pick a really famous, really long novel.

— Maria Semple

One hot summer night in San Francisco, roughly 10 years ago, I was sitting in a crowded Pacific Heights restaurant when Alice Adams walked in with a man. She was about 60 at the time, and she was wearing a skirt that fell an inch or so above her knees and flat heels without stockings.

— Mary Gaitskill

When I was brought up in Sweden, there was a great opportunity for young people to learn how to act in our municipal theaters with their small companies. You would be under contract for eight months and have the summer free to take other opportunities.

— Max von Sydow

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

In the summer or fall of 1974, I read some books about factory farming, and decided that I wanted no part of it.

— Matthew Scully

Game by game is how I judge myself. At the end of the season, yeah, I do look back and think about how many games I’ve been available for, how many goals I’ve scored, how I’ve contributed. But that’s what the summer’s for. For now, you just look to the next one.

— Michael Owen

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

During the summer of 2009, conservative activists turned up the heat on Democratic politicians to protest the innovation-destroying, liberty-usurping Obamacare mandate. In the summer of 2012, it’s squishy Republican politicians who deserve the grassroots flames.

— Michelle Malkin

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

But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books, especially in the Oxford summer term.

— Mary Augusta Ward

On a summer night it can be lovely to sit around outside with friends after dinner and, yes, read poetry to each other. Keats and Yeats will never let you down, but it’s differently exciting to read the work of poets who are still walking around out there.

— Michael Cunningham

Do you know what a showmance is? It is like being at a summer camp when you’re a teenager. You spend summertime away from your home. When you spend three months very closely with someone at a particular place, it is like a summer love. You have no choice but to get involved with that person.

— Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Every summer my father gave us this incredible vacation, in the Philippines, Thailand, Europe – wherever.

— Marie-Chantal Claire

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

I had been interested in science from when I was very young, but after a disastrous summer lab experience in which every experiment I tried failed, I decided on graduating from college that I was not cut out to be a scientist.

— Martin Chalfie

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

I was a handyman in an office building across from Penn Station for two entire summers while I was still in school and the summer after. I had to wear a big, gray jumpsuit kind of thing that had the name of the company in a big patch on my chest, and I was sent to fix things and didn’t know what I was doing.

— Max von Essen

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

Nobody would take me seriously. They would take one look at me and say, ‘O.K., folk singer.’ That was really hard for me, and I was angry a lot of the time. I did all these summer programs, and I never encountered another female playing jazz guitar. Ever.

— Mary Halvorson

My husband and I have enjoyed many summer holidays on the Continent, and many people say that their most memorable trips have been the journeys made on the spur of the moment.

— Margaret Beckett

Without continuity, men would become like flies in summer.

— Melville Fuller

In the summer after sixth grade, I took a class at St. Robert Bellarmine. My first role, I was the villain in a play, and I forgot all my lines. I think I cried my way through the performance.

— Nicholas D’Agosto

At school, if I was ever bored in class, I would draw maps of islands or detailed interior of boats or lists of provisions and equipment I would need when I went camping in the summer.

— Michelle Magorian

The effect of climate change is not simply to reduce rain during the summer months, but also to increase the number of torrential storms. When the rain falls that hard and fast, it cannot sink into the ground and go down to the aquifers.

— Nick Davies

I think the Winter Olympics are definitely on a smaller scale than the summer games, but with the inclusion of cool new sports like slope style skiing and snowboarding, it is going to breathe new life into them and attract a whole new crowd.

— Nick Goepper

In the summer of ’80, Silhouette bought my first book.

— Nora Roberts

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

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

I usually get down with a little Violent Femmes in the summer. You know, ‘Blister In The Sun.’

— Nick Robinson

Summer is not obligatory. We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there’s no harm, no penalty. We may have better things to do.

— Nancy Gibbs

When I was 12, my mum put us in a summer camp meant for children from low-income families. It was in upstate New York where we had to live in tents, fetch water, cook our meals, and even dig our own toilet bowls.

— Nargis Fakhri

On a very personal level, I have fond memories of spending a lot of time in the Library of Congress working on my collection of poems ‘Native Guard.’ I was there over a summer doing research in the archives and then writing in the reading room at the Jefferson building.

— Natasha Trethewey

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

In the summer of 2010, I was working on a version of ‘True Detective’ that I was thinking might be my next novel, and it was told in these two first-person voices Cohle and Hart’s voices.

— Nic Pizzolatto

I had a really nice childhood I had great parents. I earned my allowance by washing dishes, and in the summer I earned my allowance by working in daddy’s garden.

— Nikki Giovanni

There was a telemarketing job one summer in high school that I was rejected for. I still walk by the building that I actually had the interview in. It’s still in New York, and I always think about that job and why I didn’t get it.

— Noah Baumbach

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.

— Nora Ephron

When I was a child, our summer days were spent swimming chlorine in my hair was like perfume to me.

— Patti Davis

Vitamin D from mushrooms is not only vegan and vegetarian friendly, but you can prepare your own by exposing mushrooms to the summer sun.

— Paul Stamets

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

Imprisoned by its war on terror framework, the Bush administration supported Israel in a disastrous war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in the summer of 2006.

— Peter L. Bergen

In the summer of 1990, I was buying stocks and I was probably three or four months early there. But we had a great rally in 1991.

— Peter Lynch

I ended up going to Dartmouth, and I did Marine Officer Candidate School during my junior summer.

— Phil Klay

There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party – let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendour, speak for itself.

— Pippa Middleton

I think ‘Baywatch’ will be a summer blockbuster, and I’m not just saying it because I’m in it. I saw a bunch of scenes right now, and it’s the funniest movie ever. Dwayne and Zac Efron have the best chemistry, and I come and interrupt their chemistry.

— Priyanka Chopra

For my Oxford degree, I had to translate French and German philosophy (as it turned out, Descartes and Kant) at sight without a dictionary. That meant Germany for my first summer vacation, to learn the thorny language on my own.

— Paul Engle

With a franchise movie, it’s got to turn the wheels of the industry, and the studio has to have them. So you start with a release date. They say we’re going to make a new ‘Bourne’ film, and it comes out summer of X. Then they start on a script, and invariably, the script is not ready in time.

— Paul Greengrass

King Charles, who was also the Holy Roman Emperor, lived and worked in hard bare rooms with no carpets, crowding to the fire in winter, using the window’s sunshine in summer.

— Paul Horgan

Summer movies are all about things blowing up and you going, ‘Yeah!’

— Paul Scheer

It started last year, during the summer. I went to the doctor and they found out it was kidney stones, so they had surgery done to help get those out and to pass them… More just kept coming in. So I had all together before the last show… I had like five surgeries.

— Phillip Phillips

In wintertime I like to wear flannel button down pyjamas, and in summer I prefer to wear, well… nothing.

— Phoebe Tonkin

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

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

I do feel Scottish in some way. Maybe it’s to do with visiting my grandparents here every summer as a child, but I am aware of my Scottish ancestry. It’s there all right, but it would be pushing it to label me a Scottish painter. Or, indeed, an anywhere painter.

— Peter Doig

We have got this Damocles’ sword of Standard and Poor’s hanging over us, with the commitment they have made to review Britain’s credit rating in the summer of 2010 after the general election. Everybody in Britain has a vital interest in ensuring that the triple A credit rating agency is maintained.

— Philip Hammond

I love going to London for a couple of days but I need to be in the country. I like the silence, the smell and the seasonal changes, especially in spring and summer. I really feel that I belong there.

— Philippa Gregory

My mum brought me to my first job when I was 12. I started electrical work at her plant. She was an engineer, a technical expert, at one of the plants in the south, and in the summer she brought me in and I learnt how industrial things work: casting, electricity, maintenance, everything.

— Oleg Deripaska

I was on the beach every summer. That was the pleasant part of my childhood because we were right by the sea. We’d take a picnic, and I’d spend hours in the water until I turned blue. You couldn’t get me out of there.

— Olga Kurylenko

I was studying communications and acting, and I decided over the summer that I wanted to work on my acting skills and perform in a pageant. I didn’t have any other way of practicing, so I entered the Miss Rhode Island pageant. I ended up wearing a dress that was a $20 rental. It was too short, and there was a hole in the back of it.

— Olivia Culpo

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

I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland. In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn’t wait to get back to Ardmore.

— Olivia Wilde

Since becoming a pop star, I’ve experimented a lot more. I’ve gotten more creative with what I wear. My stylist is a bit more adventurous than I would normally be, but it’s really worked, and the colours really work together. I think everyone should be a bit more confident: if it’s a summer’s day, wear some bright colours.

— Olly Murs

I’m Jewish, but not overly religious, and have certainly never formally observed the Fourth Commandment, other than via the tradition of wearing white on Friday nights at summer camp, which never seemed to dovetail with the fact that Fridays were also the night for grape juice.

— Rachel Sklar

If there’s a ‘Cruel Summer’ then there’s got to be a ‘Cruel Winter,’ right? That’s all I’m saying.

— Q-Tip

I love England from head to toe. I love the weather, the people. I was there in the summer and it was nice. The people are so groovy.

— Otis Redding

People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed.

— Ray Davies

I was 12 when it really hit me. I did children’s theatre camp during the summers and played a fairy in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ The next summer, I played Clytemnestra in ‘Agamemnon’ and I was like, ‘OK, this is amazing.’

— Rachel McAdams

It’s a fallacy, long rebuffed by science, that humans use only about 10% of their brainpower. But it is true about most summer movies. Pouring their wizardry into special effects and well-choreographed fights, warm-weather action films rarely challenge the viewer with grand notions or beautifully baffling imagery.

— Richard Corliss

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ while not nearly the masterpiece proclaimed by many critics, is certainly a fascinating cross-species: a big-budget summer action fantasy with a sylvan, indie-film vibe, and a war movie that dares ask its audience to root for the peacemakers.

— Richard Corliss

At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure – after ‘Bad Girls,’ nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with ‘Off The Wall.’

— Rob Sheffield

An English summer’s day is wonderful, but sometimes you have to look hard to find one!

— Romain Grosjean

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

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

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

— Russell Baker

My first real venture was a paintball company I started in Grade 10, when I was 16. After hearing about it from a friend, I realized my town didn’t have a playing field. I did some research, spoke with other paintball company owners, and I started my own field the following summer.

— Ryan Holmes

Pizza made me who I am. In the summer of 1998, I dropped out of college and started a pizza restaurant called Growlies in my hometown in rural Canada. My seed money: a credit card with a $20,000 limit.

— Ryan Holmes

I started taking ballet lessons when I was 4, and I was performing in ballet companies when I was 10, and I did summer stock in Miami Beach when I was 12, and finally I said, ‘I gotta go to Broadway.’

— Rita Rudner

Living indoors without fresh air quickly poisons the blood and makes people feel tired and seedy when they don’t know why. For myself, I sleep out of doors in winter as well as summer. I only feel tired or seedy when I have been indoors a lot. I only catch cold when I sleep in a room.

— Robert Baden-Powell

There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth.

— Roger Ebert

The straps that suspend a man’s trousers from his shoulders – known in the U.S. as ‘suspenders’ and in Britain as ‘braces’ – are always correct with a summer suit made of seersucker, linen, or silk.

— Roger Stone

Bass Weejuns are the Cordovan black or brown penny loafers originally called Norwegian Loafers, hence their name. Worn without socks in the spring and summer, they must be kept to a high-gloss polish and should become burnished with wax over time until they have a fine patina.

— Roger Stone

When I was a child, my parents took my brothers and me to Port-au-Prince during the summer so we could get to know the country of our ancestors. Because Haiti is an island, the beach is everywhere. Haitians are particular, even snobby, about beaches.

— Roxane Gay

Just all that hard work, all those hours in the pool, I feel like it’s about to pay off. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see this summer.

— Ryan Lochte

I think everyone can recognize the one-upmanship and the competition that go on wherever you are, especially among groups where the women don’t have to hold down office jobs and instead get in a total snit about who won the longest carrot contest or took first prize for summer chutney in the August fete.

— Rachel Johnson

Elaine and I got married in summer 1979, we went on our honeymoon and came back for the premiere of ‘Scum.’ All of sudden my face was on billboards in Leicester Square and people were crowding outside the cinema, going mad about the film. It was a complete shock.

— Ray Winstone

From the time I made my announcement that I was going to be an actor, I auditioned for community theater, did shows at Greenbrier, interned at the Cleveland Play House for a summer, took voice lessons, took ballet lessons. I did everything that Cleveland allowed me to do – everything that was available to me.

— Reggie Lee

A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.

— Richard Jefferies

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

I was practically born and raised at 20th Century Fox studio, started to work there selling papers when I was around seven years old, and every summer vacation from school I would work in a various department at the studio. So I was an old-timer when I was 15.

— Richard D. Zanuck

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

My treatment ended in March/April of ’08. It wasn’t until the end of that summer that I started to feel I wasn’t depressed. Even when I went on vacation to Saint Lucia, I was kind of depressed, even though it was such a beautiful place.

— Robin Roberts

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

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

I attended public school in Houston. I took piano lessons for several years, and in high school, I played trombone in the marching band. I remember especially enjoying two seasonal activities: ice skating with the Houston Figure Skating Club in the winter and visiting an aunt and uncle’s farm in West Texas in the summer.

— Robert Woodrow Wilson

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

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 Harding Davis

I feel like people want to be surprised when they get out of the movies. They want something thrown at them they didn’t expect. They want stuff that reminds them of the feelings that you get when you’re watching art house movies but with the fun of like a big summer movie. That’s the goal, I guess.

— Rian Johnson

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

Since the summer days of my Canadian childhood, I have loved to canoe across the dark mirror of northern lakes, paddling with an inside flick of the blade, leaving a trail of twisting whirlpools in my wake.

— Rory MacLean

The midpoint of the NBA season comes a little after the turn of the calendar year. As we settle into the new promises we’ve made to ourselves, basketball teams are busy evaluating how the promises they made to themselves over the summer are going.

— Rowan Ricardo Phillips

People seldom think of soup for summer, so they are unusual – an interesting, unusual touch for the first course or for dessert. I find cold soups very refreshing. I serve them in cups rather than in bowls, usually, and let people sip them. You don’t really need a spoon for soups that are all one consistency.

— Ruth Glick

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

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.

— Robert Bridges

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

I think I was just bored one summer afternoon, and I decided to post a little video of me singing and playing guitar out of tune.

— Shawn Mendes

I was 13 when I had my first bout of insomnia. My family was in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the summer, and day never really became night.

— Siri Hustvedt

I have a longstanding fascination with visual art. I do, in fact, draw as well, as I did in ‘The Summer without Men.’ I also write essays about visual art.

— Siri Hustvedt

I tried, after I wrote ‘Twilight,’ to read ‘The Historian,’ because it was the big thing that summer. But I can’t read other people’s vampires. If it’s too close, I get upset if it’s too far away, I get upset. It just makes me very neurotic.

— Stephenie Meyer

I worked at this bike shop called Rockville BMX, and I started going on this summer tour with this one company. One summer, we ended up in California, and I got to hang out with the guys who made ‘Freestylin’ – Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman.

— Spike Jonze

I think I had the smallest handle around. When I got my bats, I even trimmed them down. I used to scrape them. Some years later when I started getting older, I used to start with a 33 and in the summer it got down to 31 and then probably in September got down to 30.

— Stan Musial

I vividly remember the summer of 1964 with its voter registration drives, boiling racial tensions, and the erupting awareness of the cruelty of racism. I was never the same after that summer.

— Sue Monk Kidd

At 4, I joined a summer rec team called the Sugar Bears.

— Summer Sanders

Is it too late to institute a leap year and mandate that the holidays fall on regular, convenient dates – so that Id al-Fitr will come, say, in the spring and Id al-Adha in early summer?

— Sayed Kashua

I grew up in St. Louis, and I don’t know if you’ve ever been to St. Louis in the middle of summer. There are days in the summer sometimes, weeks in the summer, where the temperature can be over 100 degrees and the humidity can be 100 percent.

— Scott Bakula

Every major summer blockbuster that is released is essentially a product line being launched across multiple verticals. However, the centerpiece of the product launch is a big, beautiful story whose job is to entertain.

— Shawn Amos

I remember the fact that milk was delivered every day by a milkman. In summer, my mother would make what now seem in my middle-aged imagination the most delicious iced milkshakes.

— Simon McBurney

As much as I’d like to think and as much as people mistakenly think my audience is blue collar people in the heart of America, my audience is basically, in the States, an NPR audience. I play college towns in the summer because that’s who comes to see me.

— Steve Earle

In their matching candy-stripe shirts, the Beach Boys were America’s biggest band of the early ’60s, transmitting utopian bulletins of summer without end to a cold and overcast nation.

— Steve Erickson

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

With fashion, you go deep into a shoot for one day, but a movie lasts so much longer. It’s literally like going to summer camp.

— Suki Waterhouse

Getting one bill passed is close to impossible. Ask any kid who has spent a summer in Washington, or better yet a semester, and can’t understand how people tolerate its menu of constant frustration. Imagine mastering it.

— Susan Estrich

My first year and a half in Hollywood, I did three films. Then in 1959, I was in ‘Gidget,’ ‘Imitation of Life’ and ‘A Summer Place.’ After that, I was a star. It was fun.

— Sandra Dee

I started working myself from about 14, really, so I wasn’t a burden on my family. I did a paper round and a milk round. When I was 15 or 16, I worked in a supermarket on Saturdays stacking shelves, and then every summer I temped, right through university until my working days started.

— Sanjeev Bhaskar

Alas, summer sun can’t last forever. The days will grow cooler and shorter, and our skin will once again pale.

— Sarah MacLean

Working on solo material is something I had always dreamed of doing, and I’m incredibly happy with the results. ‘Everything To Me’ is a very personal song to me lyrically it is such an upbeat and optimistic record, perfect for the summer. I can’t wait for people to hear it!

— Shane Filan

My dream job was to work in an ice cream shop. Two weeks and five pounds later, I realized it wasn’t for me. For many years, I had planned to be a corporate lawyer. As luck would have it, other than a summer internship, I didn’t end up doing that either.

— Safra A. Catz

If any of you have ever lived down south of the Mason-Dixon line, you know that late September still means summer heat.

— Scott Porter

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

When I was a child, I was unable to go to any type of sleepaway summer camp because of health issues. Once I learned about the Lopez Foundation, I knew I wanted to get involved, send kids with kidney disease away to camp so they can still experience overnight camp with medical needs at hand.

— Sarah Hyland

One night last summer, all the killers in my head assembled on a stage in Massachusetts to sing show tunes.

— Sarah Vowell

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

Sitcoms are like summer stock. You put it up in three days, and then you do it in front of an audience, so it’s a really great transition from theatre into camera work.

— Susan Egan

In the years that I worked in museums, first as a summer student and eventually as a curator, one of the primary lessons I learned was this: History is shaped by the people who seek to preserve it. We, of the present, decide what to keep, what to put on display, what to put into storage, and what to discard.

— Susanna Kearsley

My mentality’s always the same, whether it’s summer league, D-League, NBA, wherever it is.

— Seth Curry

The real preparation for races is done in the off-season. I put in the hard work during the summer and fall, and I’m always working on technique so that when the actual races come around I’m ready to go.

— Shani Davis

At 11, I went to Misha’s school for two summers. So when I wasn’t in that school, I was taking classes at David Howard or Robert Denver’s studios – kind of legendary places – and there was one summer where Alexander Godunov sort of took me under his wing the memory’s a little murky, but I felt as if I was his project for those weeks.

— Sascha Radetsky

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

I once went to a fraternity house when I was in high school… you know, you would rent them during the summer for really cheap, and students are in there. So I met some people who rented a room. I just remember it being very dirty.

— Spencer Grammer

During the summer of 1963 between my junior and senior years, I began a research project on hypothermia in the Department of Surgery with Sidney Wolfson. I quickly became fascinated by the project and continued working on it throughout my senior year.

— Stanley B. Prusiner

I truly believe that as a novelist, you cannot adequately describe the weather in England – the light, the dampness, the bitterness, the summer softness, and so on – without having experienced it.

— Stephanie Laurens

Rent’ was a special project for me. It was my first notable screenplay job. I worked with two wonderful directors on it, starting with Spike Lee in the summer of 2001. I wrote a draft for Spike and he was really good to me.

— Stephen Chbosky

Unlike the fast-paced world of racing, there is nothing rushed about growing grapes. They take their time lazily basking in the summer sun, and come fall, as I watch them impatiently, waiting for that perfect balance needed to harvest, I swear they call out to me, ‘What’s the hurry?’

— Scott Pruett

I remember specifically, in the summer of 2002, the rate of women infected with HIV/AIDS was beginning to match the rate of men, and nobody was talking about it. It was as if it was on nobody else’s radar. I had made up my mind to do something about it.

— Sheryl Lee Ralph

I’d knocked on doors when I’d gone to theater school in Los Angeles the summer of my junior year, trying to find an agent and submitting headshots, but nobody would see me, and I knew it was virtually impossible to get an audition if you didn’t have an agent.

— Shoshannah Stern

I’ve been a huge cricket fan since my teens, and I often used to go down to St. Helen’s in Swansea in the summer. To me, it was like a ‘rites of passage’ experience to have the freedom of St. Helen’s cricket ground.

— Steffan Rhodri

Sprinting for a full day in Atlanta in midsummer proved very challenging. That humidity is crazy. Georgia is a beautiful state, but the weather is intense. I was warned, but for some reason I thought it would be like L.A. in the summer. The reality? No.

— Theo James

If summer racing didn’t exist, I could go on holiday, yes, because nobody else would then be riding winners but as long it goes ahead, I’ll do it for the reason that I want to ride more winners than anyone else.

— Tony McCoy

Sometime between when the Summer of Love ended and the Summer of Sam began, America became a nation of cynics about love.

— Tracy McMillan

I acted in high school and studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford for one summer. I minored in theater, and I was always acting growing up, but really, I was just more interested in the comedy of it all.

— T. J. Miller

I acted in high school and studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford for one summer. I minored in theater, and I was always acting growing up and stuff, but really, I was just more interested in the comedy of it all. So for me, it’s always comedy, and then acting is just one medium of comedy.

— T. J. Miller

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

When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill.

— Taylor Swift

I would love to do a biopic of a famous singer, like Diana Ross or Donna Summer, or an old jazz story that we haven’t seen before. I would love to do that! I would love to play Diana Ross ’cause she’s an icon. I’m salivating to do that.

— Taraji P. Henson

I was so afraid to go out west to my aunt’s ranch. But the only choice my mother gave me was to go for two weeks or all summer. I wound up staying all summer. And that’s where I learned about cattle. I could relate to their behavior, their fears.

— Temple Grandin

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

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

Summer I was 13, my grandfather and my father taught me how to play golf. I took lessons that summer, and I played every day that summer. I probably would’ve kept playing, except I realized that girls don’t watch golf they watch tennis. So I let my golf game go dormant and started playing tennis.

— Thomas Gibson

One of the things that I’d like to get back to that I did as a younger actor was to work on, you know, a rep season for a summer where you did two or three Shakespeares, and you’d do a couple of either new plays or classic plays, and you did a different one almost every night.

— Thomas Gibson

Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fibre of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We’re reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside.

— Tom Hodgkinson

If you look at the success of snowboarding in the Winter Games and how that’s brought a more youthful edge to the Olympics in general, they don’t have that with the Summer Games. They don’t have anything that’s drawing in a younger viewership.

— Tony Hawk

The summer I finished my first novel ‘Ghana Must Go,’ I drove across west Africa: from Accra to Lome to Cotonou to the deliciously named Ouagadougou.

— Taiye Selasi

I love Donna Summer, and I love ABBA. I love late ’70s disco. I love the Bee Gees. I just love that period of recording.

— Taylor Hawkins

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

The summer I got to Pittsburgh for graduate school, I house-sat for a Ph.D. student who had a lot of books. One of the books that I found was ‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov. That was eye opening. I’ve probably read it every other year since my 20s.

— Terrance Hayes

I did an internship with Mike (Shanahan) and the Redskins last summer and I knew after a week and a half that it wasn’t for me. I think I knew that going in, but I wanted to make sure.

— Terrell Davis

My introduction to cell cycle control was provided by a clear, scholarly and beautiful seminar given by John Gerhart one afternoon in the summer of 1979.

— Tim Hunt

I belong to an improv group, I play cello, I have these phases – fencing, tae kwon do, baseball, ice hockey, boogie boarding in the summer, snowboarding in the winter.

— Ty Simpkins

September is my favourite month, particularly in Cornwall. I felt, even as a child, that if you get a wonderful day in September, you think: ‘This could be one of the last, the summer is nearly over.’ If you get a wonderful day in May, you think: ‘So what, there’s more coming.’

— Tim Rice

I was born and raised in Nigeria. We lived in England when I was 3 and 4, and I would go to summer school every year in Switzerland.

— Toks Olagundoye

I slipped through every school I went to without leaving a trace. I was in no team I was never a prefect. I was totally mediocre – well, I probably still am – but at places like Summer Fields and Eton, it’s all about sport and doing your bit, and I always preferred to watch telly or read a book than run round a field.

— Tom Parker Bowles

My first encounter with video games was pretty conventional. I was travelling with my parents – we used to take long cross country trips in the United States every summer – and we went into a restaurant where there happened to be a Pong machine, and I was… a lot of quarters went into that Pong machine, let’s just say.

— Warren Spector

I think with the success of, like, every summer there has been a couple R-rated comedies that have done so well I think it is so nice to see that people are turning out to see these movies, and it doesn’t seem to be as big a stigma with the studios anymore.

— Will Ferrell

I grew up in southwestern Virginia. I was born in South Carolina, but only because my parents had a vacation cabin or something there on the beach. I was like a summer baby. But I did grow up in the South. I grew up in serious, serious Appalachia, in a very small town.

— William Gibson

I was famous in our college for calm and impassionate discussion for one whole summer, I rose at five and went to bed at midnight, that I might have sufficient time for theology and metaphysics.

— William Godwin

In the summer of 1791, I gave up my concern in the ‘New Annual Register,’ the historical part of which I had written for seven years, and abdicated, I hope forever, the task of performing a literary labour, the nature of which should be dictated by anything but the promptings of my own mind.

— William Godwin

In the summer of 2009, I was at the Shakespeare lab at the public theater in New York.

— William Mapother

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

It was the early 1970s and I was recently divorced. I had three kids and was totally broke. I managed to find work back east on the straw-hat circuit – summer stock – but couldn’t afford hotels, so I lived out of the back of my truck, under a hard shell.

— William Shatner

One way in which ‘Friends’ did resemble ‘Seinfeld’ is that it really found its audience over the summer of 1995 in reruns. That’s when the main title song, ‘I’ll Be There for You’, by the Rembrandts, exploded, too.

— Warren Littlefield

In the 1950s, the Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Geneva was lucky enough to receive each summer for several months the visit of Jean Weigle. He was the former professor of experimental physics at the University of Geneva.

— Werner Arber

I was taking electives, and that branched into theater. Theater led to me taking a break during the summer between my junior and senior year. After I graduated, I ended up moving out to L.A. But in my senior year, I made it a part of my major.

— Wes Brown

Sometimes in the heart of the summer, I look at people with their faces shaved and think it’d be nice, but once you get used to it, it’s not as hot. Most guys say it gets itchy, but once you grow it out into a big man beard, the itching is gone.

— Willie Robertson

I find it not hard to make friends, but it’s definitely different when I go somewhere like summer camp and everyone already knows that I’m in ‘Hunger Games’… My life is still pretty normal, and I still have some really great friends.

— Willow Shields

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

In winter I go skiing on Saturdays and Sundays when the slopes are quieter due to changeover day for tourists, and in summer I hike up into the mountains at sunset, just as the village is settling down to dinner.

— Vanessa Mae

In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been getting married every year.

— Vanessa Paradis

Ireland, in breadth, and for wholesomeness and serenity of climate, far surpasses Britain for the snow scarcely ever lies there above three days: no man makes hay in the summer for winter’s provision, or builds stables for his beasts of burden… the island abounds in milk and honey.

— Venerable Bede

Jaws’ was the definitive filmmaking turning point for me. It came out in the summer of ’75 and I saw it an obsessive 55 times. They even ran a very embarrassing article about me in the local paper, about the weird kid who’s seen ‘Jaws’ 55 times.

— Victor Salva

Every year when I put away my winter clothes and get out my summer clothes, they fit. And I haven’t been on a diet since the Reagan administration.

— Victoria Moran

I am a ball player in the summer and a farmer in the winter time, and I aim to be a success at both professions.

— Zack Wheat

My grandmother was fond of painting and playing the piano. She had been given lessons by Emmanuel Chabrier, who used to spend the summer months in nearby Membrolle.

— Yves Chauvin

Ibiza is a popular vacation place for a lot of the players in Spain. If you go in the summer, there are some of the world’s most famous movie and music stars, so nobody cares about soccer players.

— Xavi

Foreigners can only fight with success in the summer. We can fight during any of the four seasons, so we have the weather on our side.

— Zhang Zhidong

I love feminine soft shades for summers – I like pastels and bright hues, too. I like summer dresses and tank tops I think they never go out of style. As much as I’m happy with Western wear for red carpet and social dos, I also like Indian ethnic wear for special occasions.

— Yami Gautam

I hate camping, but I love summer camp.

— Zooey Deschanel
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