August quotes

By | 18.07.2021
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Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity. Henry Rollins

August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. Sylvia Plath. August quotes

I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Tove Jansson

The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled. Sue Monk Kidd

My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July. Rick Bass

August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer. Henry Rollins

We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day. F. Scott Fitzgerald

This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer’s last stand. Sara Baume

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Natalie Babbitt

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice. Garth Brooks

August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies. The final moments of fun before the freeze. In the winter, everything changes. Rasmenia Massoud

August stared at her, aghast. “Did I know that kissing you would bring your soul to surface? That – THAT – would have the same effect as pain or music? No, I must have missed that lesson.” She stared at him, agape. “August, was that sarcasm?” Victoria Schwab

August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beautiful and majestic are his movements! John Burroughs

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

Yes, I wear caramel-colored Nude Barre fishnets August through June. Especially with shorter dresses, at age 48, they give my legs a nice finish. Wendy Williams

Beautiful august quote: Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance, and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. Kent Nerburn

Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch. Jane Smiley

Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing. Truman Capote

Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: ‘After a heavy rainfall, poems titled ‘Rain’ pour in from across the nation. Sylvia Plath

Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you?… And that around the tenth of August, any year, you can look up in the sky at night and see dozens and dozens of shooting stars? Elizabeth Enright

Every year, the bright Scandinavian summer nights fade without anyone’s noticing. One evening in August you have an errand outdoors, and all of a sudden it’s pitch-black. It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive. Tove Jansson

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In August most of Europe goes on holiday. Tony Visconti

The days grew long and hot. Thick towers of swirling black clouds brought rain, and the brown stems glistened in the perpetual twilight that dwelled beneath the canopy. Rick Yancey

I arranged ‘DT Suga,’ which I previously used in lyrics, backwards. ‘DT’ is D Town and refers to my hometown. I like the meaning, and it sounds cool when I say it, so I think I’ll continue using this name when I work externally. I also like how the mixtape came out in August. Suga

August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied. Joseph Wood Krutch

It’s part of the American experience: We deal with mosquitoes in August. Monica Hesse

Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity. Henry Rollins

Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing ‘She Loves You’ in August 1963. Gordon Lightfoot

August of another summer, and once again, I am drinking the sun, and the lilies again are spread across the water. Mary Oliver

August depresses me a little. I don’t even feel like eating. And when I don’t eat, that’s a sure sign of stagnation. Willard Scott

In August, an inescapable blanket of heat settled over Paducah, the last gasping breath of summer roaring its weight out over the populace. Kelsey Brickl

We had all these famous writers in Sweden and from all over the world home at dinner. I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to be a highbrow writer as my father. He never, ever read anything like crime novels. He wrote biographies of Dante, James Joyce, August Strindberg and Joseph Conrad. David Lagercrantz

When summer opens, I see how fast it matures and fears it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation . . . for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy. Max Heindel

The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past. Erik Tomblin

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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

August is a gentle reminder for not doing a single thing from your new year resolution for seven months and not doing it for next five. Crestless Wave

It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods. L.M. Montgomery

Yeah, early ’71 is when I got my record contract. I had a record come out by August of ’71. Things happened really fast. John Prine

Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun. Brian Wilson

Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified. Now, however, we look forward almost eagerly to winter’s approach. We forget the fogs, the slush, the sore throats an the price of coal, we think only of long evenings by lamplight, of the books which we are really going to read this time, of the bright shop windows and the keen edge of the early frosts. Denis Mackail

August is a great month in the garden, with many flowers, including dahlias, sunflowers and other hot-coloured blooms at their peak. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe. Evelyn Waugh

I went on inactive duty in August 1945, and since I had stayed in such good shape and had played ball on military teams, I was ready to start for the Indians just two days later, against the Tigers. Bob Feller

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. Wallace Stevens

One day you discover you are alive.
Explosion! Concussion! Illumination! Delight!
You laugh, you dance around, you shout.
But, not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon. Ray Bradbury

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer. Jenny Han

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

We have to stop thinking about diversity and start thinking about inclusion. That’s what you can take from August Wilson. That there are whole cultures out there living experiences exactly like yours, and their stories can be just as dynamic, sold in the foreign market, put as many butts in the seats as any Caucasian movie out there. Viola Davis

The first time I let myself fall, it wasn’t hot at all. It was cold. January. There was ice on the sidewalks— at least, that’s what I’d heard. But this girl felt like nectarines and balconies to me. She felt like everything. She felt like a long winter, then a nervous spring, then a sticky summer, and then those last days you never thought you’d get to, the ones that spread themselves out, out, out until they feel like they go on forever. So, August is a person. Casey McQuiston

The brilliant poppy flaunts her head
Amidst the ripening grain,
And adds her voice to sell the song
That August’s here again. Helen Winslow

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

After the success of ‘August,’ there were people saying I should change my life. And maybe I should have bought a yacht and traveled the world instead of returning to Steppenwolf to act in and write plays. But I’m from the Midwest, and that’s what we do: We go back to work. Tracy Letts

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August was nearly over – the month of apples and falling stars, the last care-free month for the school children. The days were not hot, but sunny and limpidly clear – the first sign of advancing autumn. Victor Nekrasov

It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer. Anna Godberson

I was in Vienna in August 1968 for a meeting of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, of which I was co-founder, and we wanted a 20th country to join. They asked for a volunteer to go to Prague to get Czechoslovakia to do it, and my hand always goes up first. Shirley Temple

It’s like a stomach ache after not eating for five days. The muscles are starting to eat themselves,
and you couldn’t care less.
It’s about holding on to every moment with every ounce of your being, every atom. It’s about memorising every expression, the way your muscles work, the way you speak, how your voice sounds during every part of the day. It’s about not feeling the goodbye in every kiss, in every hug, in every touch. It’s about trying to keep your voice steady even with a knife to your throat.
It’s August and I’m tired of being strong.
I never really was very brave.
Throw me on sharp edges, I’ve never felt so destructive. Charlotte Eriksson

Every summer my mother would say, ‘Get that job and hold on to it until August 30. Chris Matthews

Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and if I work again before August I must of course repay you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will. Basil Rathbone

Quinnipeague in August was a lush green place where inchworms dangled from trees whose leaves were so full that the eaten parts were barely missed. Mornings meant ‘thick o’ fog’ that caught on rooftops and dripped, blurring weathered gray shingles while barely muting the deep pink of rosa rugosa or the hydrangea’s blue. Wood smoke filled the air on rainy days, pine sap on sunny ones, and wafting through it all was the briny smell of the sea. Barbara Delinsky

August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed heavily upon my young frame. Henry Rollins

I go to Stanford, and I’m an economics major, not thinking I’m going to do anything with acting. A professor came to the dorm where I lived looking for people to audition for an August Wilson play, ‘Joe Turner’s Come And Gone.’ I gave it a shot, got one of the lead roles in the play. Sterling K. Brown

August is ripening grain in the fields… Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple. Jean Hersey

The grass in the back field was almost waist high, and now there was goldenrod, that late-summer gossip which comes to tattle on autumn every year. But there was no autumn in the air today; the sun was still all August, although calendar August was almost two weeks gone. Stephen King

What happens is that every August photographers camp out in Hyannis Port. So anytime I go down to the beach, or go to the pier or whatever, there’s no avoiding them. John F. Kennedy Jr

Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you? And that there’s a star called Aldebaran? And that around the tenth of August, any year, you can look up in the sky at night and see dozens and dozens of shooting stars? Elizabeth Enright (Then There Were Five)

In August of 2002, I survived a car accident. Although I can still see the van speeding toward us, I cannot bring to mind the crash itself – only its aftermath. Siri Hustved

That August time it was delight
To watch the red moons wane to white. Algernon Charles Swinburne, ‘August’

In the restaurant kitchen, August meant lobsters, blackberries, silver queen corn, and tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. In honor of the last year of the restaurant, Fiona was creating a different tomato special for each day of the month. The first of August (two hundred and fifty covers on the book, eleven reservation wait list) was a roasted yellow tomato soup. The second of August (two hundred and fifty covers, seven reservation wait list) was tomato pie with a Gruyère crust. On the third of August, Ernie Otemeyer came in with his wife to celebrate his birthday and since Ernie liked food that went with his Bud Light, Fiona made a Sicilian pizza- a thick, doughy crust, a layer of fresh buffalo mozzarella, topped with a voluptuous tomato-basil sauce. One morning when she was working the phone, Adrienne stepped into the kitchen hoping to get a few minutes with Mario, and she found Fiona taking a bite out of red ripe tomato like it was an apple. Fiona held the tomato out.
“I’d put this on the menu,” she said. “But few would understand. Elin Hilderbrand

The west coast of Corsica on a boat in August is probably as beautiful as it gets. Antoine Arnault

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August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple. Jean Hersey

It was August 28th, 1963, and the greatest civil rights coalition in modern history had descended upon Washington. Hundreds of thousands of protesters trekked through the heat, stretching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Yvette Clarke

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

It was August and the fields were high with corn. In the orchard the last of the peaches clung to their branches and the apples were showing their first pinkish blush. The vegetable garden overflowed with produce: peppers, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. Melanie Gideon

Take me to that island where people celebrate in the streets in August . . . Take me to Barbados. Charmaine J. Forde

We wanted to preserve as many jobs as possible, so when our sales continued to decline in August 2008, we did about a 5 percent reduction of our global staff. But in order not to cut any more jobs, we froze everybody’s pay and put a hiring freeze on. John Mackey

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

August breeze—perched on the flame tree,
a red-vented Bulbul. Meeta Ahluwalia

Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August. Denise Levertov

I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock’s 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me. Rod Taylor

Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside me. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

One of the reasons I grew my hair long last year was that I like how my bangs cover my eyes: it helps me block out the things I don’t want to see.”
-August thinking R.J. Palacio

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. Aaron Neville

In the long dusks of summer, we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen. Steven Millhauser

If you look underneath the surface of the Tea Party movement, on the other hand, you will find that it is not sophisticated. It’s not like these people have read the economist Friedrich August von Hayek. Karl Rove

The children start school now in August. They say it has to do with air-conditioning, but I know sadism when I see it. Rick Bragg

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

I love the Minnesota State Fair, and I go with my family every August for nearly all 12 days. Andrew Zimmern

August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages. Jonathan Safran Foer

When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person. Aimee Friedman

I was 14 years old in August of 1968 and had earned the money and had managed to get tickets as a guest of the Massachusetts delegation to the Republican convention in Miami and where I was on the floor in the Rockefeller demonstrations. Richard Norton Smith

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

In June we picked the clover,
And sea-shells in July:
There was no silence at the door,
No word from the sky.

A hand came out of August
And flicked his life away:
We had not time to bargain, mope,
Moralize, or pray. Cecil Day-Lewis (Overtures to Death and Other Poems)

Summer
The seasons between spring and autumn, comprising in the Northern Hemisphere
the warmest months of the year: June, July and August.
The period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline; the summer of life. Cecelia Ahern

Now the windows, blinded by the glare of the empty square, had fallen asleep. The balconies declared their emptiness to heaven; the open doorways smelt of coolness and wine. Bruno Schulz

Founded in August 2003, MySpace would go on to be the most-visited social networking site in the world from 2005 until early 2008. David Sze

I just completed a long car trip on a Sunday in August with two small children, which believe me is enough to convince you that Samuel Beckett was right about everything.” Lev Grossman

My mother was in labour for two full days before having me on a sunny August afternoon. She went into labour on the 7th, and I chose to make my big entrance on the 9th. Dan Levy

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I love the little garden in the back of my family’s brownstone in Brooklyn. Digging out there in the dirt is a joy for me, although by the time August rolls around and my roses have black spot, I need the break winter provides. Siri Hustvedt

If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end. Sarah Dessen

In August 1961, I visited President Kennedy at Hyannis Port. The Berlin Wall was going up, and he was about to begin a huge military buildup – reluctantly, or so he said, as he puffed on a cigar liberated by a friend from Castro’s Cuba. Gore Vidal

It’s hard to reconcile this August with the other one. and to be honest I don’t try very hard. I’ve seen flashes of this August before-This brightness, this conviviality, this generosity of spirit-but I know what he’s capable of, and I won’t forget it. The others can believe what they like, but I don’t believe for a second that this is the real August and the other an aberration And yet I can see how they might be fooled. Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants)

Less than a month ago all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep. Lauren Oliver

One evening in August you have an errand outdoors, and all of a sudden it’s pitch-black. It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive. Tove Jansson

American naturalism is what my indulgent actor side loves: a bit of Tennessee Williams, a bit of Clifford Odets, August Wilson – I would just love to tackle some of that. Emilia Clarke

When you stand on the banks
of Penn Swamp Pond in August,
those injuries can save your life
and keep you picking till the bush is bare. Charles Rafferty (Where the Glories of April Lead)

One day you discover you are alive . . . but, not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon. Ray Bradbury

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Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified. Denis Mackail

August depresses me a little. I don’t even feel like eating. And when I don’t eat, that’s a sure sign of stagnation. Willard Scott

August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Tove Jansson.

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