Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Quotes: The Seasons

Seasons             833          "Summer works in the present, and thinks not of the future; autumn is a rich conservative; winter has utterly lost its faith, and clings tremulously to the remembrance of what has been; but spring with its outgushing life…." Hawthorne: “Buds and Bird-Voices”

Seasons             005          "Time not the temperature, marks off the days." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year.

Seasons             82            "Gopher Prairie was digging in for the winter; through late November and all December it snowed daily; the thermometer was at zero and might drop to twenty below, or thirty; winter is not a season in the North Middlewest; it is an industry; storm sheds...erected at every door." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Seasons             199          "To the sterile winter air the [newly chopped] wood gave a scent of March sap." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Seasons             497         " It was one of those days in Central Park when there’s a distilled sense of perception, a spareness, every line firm and unredundant, and the leaves were beginning to turn, the dogwoods and the sumac, and nothing was wasted or went unseen." DeLillo, Underworld.

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