|"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
- William Shakespeare
"If the first week in August is unusually warm,
the coming Winter will be snowy and long."
"August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a
- Henry Rollins
"In August, the large masses of berries, which, when
in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed
their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again
bent down and broke their tender limbs."
- Henry David Thoreau
"What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
- Jane Austen
"If a cold August follows a hot July,
It foretells a Winter hard and dry."
"Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was
pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood."
- Gloria Swanson
"I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe
and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease ... observing
a spear of summer grass."
- Walt Whitman
"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
- Michelle L. Thieme
"For every fog in August there will be a snowfall."
"Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat."
- Ann Landers
"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, and took them quite
- Lewis Carroll
"For every fog in August,
There will be a snowfall in Winter."
"There's a time each year that we always hold dear,
Good old summer time;
With the birds and the trees'es and sweet scented breezes,
Good old summer time,
When you day's work is over, then you are in clover,
And life is one beautiful rhyme,
No trouble annoying, each one is enjoying,
The good old summer time."
- In the Good Old Summertime, Lyrics by Ron Shields