Summer Quotes

Let’s celebrate the warmth, adventure, and clarity that the season brings with some of the most inspiring and whimsical summer quotes. Powerful summer quotes help you embrace the sunshine and a sunny journey with wisdom and positive vibes.

Best Summer Quotes

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

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

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. Edna St. Vincent Millay

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. Sam Keen

Another secret of the universe Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days  three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. John Keats

Summer was our best season it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape. Harper Lee

The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops. Kellie Elmore

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

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. L.M. Montgomery

The animal merely makes a bed, which he warms with his body in a sheltered place; but man, having discovered fire, boxes up some air in a spacious apartment, and warms that, instead of robbing himself, makes that his bed, in which he can move about divested of more cumbrous clothing, maintain a kind of summer in the midst of winter, and by means of windows even admit the light and with a lamp lengthen out the day. Henry David Thoreau

Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine  It’s summertime! Kenny Chesney

O light! This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Summertime is always the best of what might be. Charles Bowden

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. Yoko Ono

One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by. Jeannette Walls

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens

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

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever. George R.R. Martin

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Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. Al Bernstein

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. George R.R. Martin

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

But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you. Stephen King

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

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. Ray Bradbury

Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier. Zooey Deschanel

I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there. Jack McBrayer

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. Aristotle

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

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter. Patricia Briggs

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. Regina Brett

The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever. E. Lockhart

In summer, the song sings itself. William Carlos Williams

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. Maud Hart Lovelace

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Jenny Han

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

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Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves. Debasish Mridha

Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? Dodie Smith

If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue. Katie Lee

Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock n roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights. Haruki Murakami

All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world. L.M. Montgomery

If it could only be like this always always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper. Evelyn Waugh

Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

In the summer I was a wild child in the woods, with no shoes, and in the fall it was back to the city, shoe shops and school. Margaret Atwood

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

That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air Another fall, another turned page there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer. Wallace Stegner

When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill. Taylor Swift

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Long stormy spring time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. Thomas Carlyle

I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. Danielle Steel

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

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

I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure. Roman Payne

Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Yoko Ono

The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year the days when summer is changing into autumn the crickets spread the rumour of sadness and change. E.B. White

Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne. Bryan Procter

December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory. John Geddes A Familiar Rain

She smelled of sun and daisies with a hint of river water. Katie Daisy

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date. William Shakespeare

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. Robert Orben

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Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be. Nora Ephron

Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out. Deb Caletti

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

Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. Van Morrison

I will always seek to make it summer for you. Leigh Bardugo

In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible. Sarah Dessen

A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window. Dejan Stojanovic

The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper. Polly Horvath

Rejoice as summer should chase away sorrows by living. Melissa Marr

There was nothing like a Saturday unless it was the Saturday leading up to the last week of school and into summer vacation. That of course was all the Saturdays of your life rolled into one big shiny ball. Nora Roberts

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. Celia Thaxter

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different. John Steinbeck

Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks. Ray Bradbury

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

Champagne arrived in flûtes on trays, and we emptied them with gladness in our hearts for when feasts are laid and classical music is played, where champagne is drunk once the sun has sunk and the season of summer is alive in spicy bloom, and beautiful women fill the room, and are generous with laughter and smiles these things fill men’s hearts with joy and remind one that life’s bounty is not always fleeting but can be captured, and enjoyed. It is in writing about this scene that I relive this night in my soul. Roman Payne

Julian said the world was evil and horrible remember? But then he proved himself that it wasn’t. L.J. Smith

I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket. Kellie Elmore

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

The first week of August hangs at the very top of the 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. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after. Natalie Babbitt

A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about. John Mayer

New York is strange in the summer. Life goes on as usual but it’s not, it’s like everyone is just pretending, as if everyone has been cast as the star in a movie about their life, so they’re one step removed from it. And then in September it all gets normal again. Peter Cameron

I could taste the salt on her lips, each kiss like a summer wave breaking on an empty beach. Michael Faudet

Just to love! She did not ask to be loved. 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. Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

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

One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. Henry David Thoreau

Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill. Harper Lee

Love is alcohol. Katherine Applegate

Your confidence in me is heartwarming. Makes me want to return all the money I stole from the little old ladies and kick the heroin. Jennifer Echols