Summer Quotes

By | 16.04.2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

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, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.

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

The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain. Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. Sam Keen


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

And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. Shanti

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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

When all else fails, take a vacation. Betty Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night. Hal Borland

Do what we can, summer will have its flies. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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, L’été

She was sippin’ on Southern and singing Marshall Tucker. We were fallin’ in love in the sweet heart of summer. Florida Georgia Line

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

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

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

I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl, From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl, I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl, But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl, It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child, It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had. Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver


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

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

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

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

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

Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they’re gone. Nicholas Sparks

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, A Feast for Crows

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

We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us. Jenny Uglow

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


Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair. Susan polis schutz

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer’s lease hath all too short a date. William Shakespeare

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

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

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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

Being in love is like a rollercoaster and a stroll on the beach rolled into one.

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

Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

A life without love is like a year without summer.

Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me.


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, Dandelion Wine

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

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

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, ‘Salem’s Lot

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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, Rising Tides


I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this. Susan Branch

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

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, The Nicomachean Ethics

Summertime, and the living is easy. Ella Fitzgerald

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

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

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, Charlotte’s Web

In summer, the song sings itself. William Carlos Williams


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

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

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

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

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth. Roman Payne

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle


Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows. Helen Keller

A good swimming pool could do that—make the rest of the world seem impossibly insignificant, as far away as the surface of the moon. Emma Straub, The Vacationers

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, Tuck Everlasting

You are so much sunshine in every square inch. Walt Whitman

Come with me,’ Mom says. To the library. Books and summertime go together. Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me

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

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, My One Hundred Adventures

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

To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall. Ann Patchett

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.


Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. William Shakespeare

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

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, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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

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

In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky. Mungo Jerry

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

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, Rooftop Soliloquy

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

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

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