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C. Day Lewis Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by C. Day Lewis.

Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.
- C. Day Lewis

We do not write in order to be understood;
we write in order to understand.
- C. Day Lewis

No good poem, however confessional it may be,
is just a self-expression.
Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
- C. Day Lewis

First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse
something that is already clear in my mind.
If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive
or need to write about it.
- C. Day Lewis

 

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

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

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent
will not pass until there is
an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

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

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
- Hosea Ballou

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow
on top of a mountain in late May or June.
There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
- Andy Goldsworthy

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

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

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

Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas
and usually in Aspen in the summer.
- James Cronin

I also want to thank Arizona citizens for their efforts
at conserving energy last summer.
- Jane D. Hull

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

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

WE used to tour quite a lot during the summer with Everton in my day.
- Dixie Dean

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

Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun.
- Edmund Blunden

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

My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during
the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing.
- Jim Evans

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

In spring they lie flat at the first warmth,
they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
- Hugo Claus

In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book.
- Nora Roberts

7 Mile is like an Ave.
Back in the days it was poppin' in the summer time.
- Obie Trice

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

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

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

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock

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

The first time I did stand-up was the summer I was 17.
- Sarah Silverman

In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record.
- Henry Rollins

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
- Anton Chekhov

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.
If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour,
she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck

I learned a valuable life lesson that summer.
You should find something in life that you really enjoy
and seriously consider making that your life's work.
- Jim Evans

I knew more about Texas than the Texans and when they
told me I would find summer here I smiled knowingly.
- Richard H. Davis

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

I was thinking that we all learn by experience,
but some of us have to go to summer school.
- Peter De Vries

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

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

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 to-night.
- William C. Bryant

I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer.
- Andrea Martin

In summer winter rain or sun, it's good to be on horseback.
- Mike Oldfield

By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

When I was in New York, I was making a living.
We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage.
That's something for a stage actor.
- William H. Macy

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer;
and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit,
like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
- Donald G. Mitchell

I was lucky enough not to face any required summer
reading lists until I went to college.
So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.
- Margaret Haddix

I rarely see one of the 'summer blockbuster' movies.
I'd like to see a stronger focus on smaller,
smarter movies.
- Christopher Meloni

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

For one swallow does not make a summer,
nor does one day; and so too one day,
or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
- Aristotle

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

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

By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually
impossible for South Vietnam to survive.
How in the heck could they?
- William Westmoreland

Since then I have held many jobs at museums in Colorado and Wyoming.
I have also taught summer courses at the University of Colorado.
- Robert T. Bakker

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

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter
to do something next summer;
this is how commencement speakers are caught.
- Sydney J. Harris

I am hoping to film another ad in the summer for Carte Noire.
- David Ginola

It will not always be summer; build barns.
- Hesiod

I have family obligations and all that stuff.
I get my kids six weeks in the summer,
which is a real intense period of time.
I'm with them every minute of the day.
- Tom Berenger

The price of imported oil in the US doubled between
summer 2003 and summer 2005,
reducing consumers' purchasing power by more than 1
per cent of gross domestic product.
- Martin Feldstein

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have
seen in one autumnal face.
- John Donne

The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,'
in Dylan Thomas's verse -
yet we seem the same.
- John Thorn

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

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

People were desperately trying to fill their seats for the summer.
And so prices are really low right now.
And so they are kept from raising prices to make up for that difference.
- David Neeleman

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

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

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


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