15 inspirational quotes to kick off summer

This picture of Lake Parsippany was the feature photo used in "Discover Greater Parsippany" published by the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce

In keeping with the spirit of Mayor Barberio’s daily inspirational quotes tweets, Parsippany Focus has compiled a list of 15 to kick off the summer.

  1. “Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there.” — Francis Thompson

  2. “If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.” — Bern Williams

  3. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck

  4. “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” — James Dent

  5. “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

  6. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

  7. “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” — Wallace Stevens

  8. “Summer has set in with its usual severity.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  9. “Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

  12. “Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.” — Author Unknown

  13. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” —Henry James

  14. “Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year — it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.” — Author Unknown

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