150+ Summer Quotes – Best Quotes & Sayings About Summer

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Summer is a season cherished by many, and the Most Popular Summer Quotes encapsulate its vibrancy and joy.

These most popular summer quotes resonate with people because they evoke memories of carefree days, beach adventures, and the simple pleasure of basking in the sun’s embrace. Whether it’s Mark Twain’s “And So with the Sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the Trees, just as things grow in fast movies” or Alice Hoffman’s “Everything Good, everything magical happens between June and August,” these most popular summer quotes paint vivid pictures of summer’s beauty.

Most Popular Summer Quotes

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


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

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the birds are singing … and the lawnmower is broken. – JAMES DENT


A life without love is like a year without summer. — Swedish Proverb


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


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


I live for summer. — Sandra Boynton


Sun is shining. The weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet. – Bob Marley

It’s summer and time for wandering… – Kellie Elmore’s


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


I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips. – Violette Leduc


Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, enjoying the scenery, having fun with family and friends. – Brian Wilson


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


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

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


I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I’m one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun—my children are horrified! — Danielle Steel


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


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


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


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

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. – Rachel Carson


What is life, when wanting to love? A night without a morning; love’s the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning. – Robert Burton


Celebrate summer–sun-drenched days and starlit nights. – Gooseberry Patch


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


In summer, the song sings itself. – William Carlos Williams


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


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

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


Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair… – Susan Polis Schutz


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


It’s always summer somewhere. – Lilly Pulitzer


Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


To see the Summer Sky/Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lies. – Emily Dickinson

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


Summer — summer — summer! The soundless footsteps on the grass! – JOHN GALSWORTHY


A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. — St. Francis of Assisi


Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. – Sam Keen


In the midst of winter, I find within me the invisible summer… – Leo Tolstoy


I typically enjoy a beautiful beach destination, as I find the water and sand to be the most replenishing. — Elizabeth Berkley

Yellow butterflies look like flowers flying through the warm summer air. – Andrea Willis


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

I was on the beach every summer. That was the pleasant part of my childhood because we were right by the sea. We’d take a picnic, and I’d spend hours in the water until I turned blue. You couldn’t get me out of there. — Olga Kurylenko


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


Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind and you are my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.  – K.D. Lang


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


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


I like people who get excited about the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, watching a sunset, the smell of rain, and starry nights. – Brooke Hampton


Summerset lip to earth’s bosom bare And left the flushed print in a poppy there. – Francis Thompson


Then followed that beautiful season…Summer… Filled was the air with dreamy and magical light, and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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


And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. — Oscar Wilde


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


Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about. — John Mayer


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


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


When the winter comes, the summer shines infinitely in our hearts! – Mehmet Murat ildan


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

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


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


You thought it was a falling leaf we heard: I knew it was the Summer’s gypsy feet. – KARLE WILSON BAKER


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


When all else fails, take a vacation. – Betty Williams


It’s surely summer. for there’s a swallow: Come one swallow, his mate will follow, The bird race quicken and wheel and thicken. – Christina G Rossetti


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

It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong. – John Cheever


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


Summer is in me—clouds and lakes of shadows, rippling under the trees.  – John J Geddes


If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.  – Bern Williams


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


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


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

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


Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? — William Shakespeare


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.


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


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


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


Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. – Bob Goff


What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with…no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. – Gertrude Jekyll

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


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


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


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


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


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


A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. – Raymond Duncan


Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Anderson

Summertime and the living are easy. — George Gerswhin


Summer’s morning wakes with a ring of birds, and everything is as distinctly cut as if it stood in heaven and not on earth. – HENRY WARD BEECHER


Be intent upon the perfection of the present day. — William Law


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


Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all. – Stanley Horowitz


One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh


My favorite weather is bird chirping weather. – Terri Guillemets

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


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


In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. – Aldo Leopold


I started working out with my father the summer I was 13, which was incredible for our relationship. Those were my summers: working out with my dad, hanging out with my brothers, riding my bike. Pretty simple. – Michael Strahan


Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer. – Nat King Cole


The end-of-summer winds make people restless. – Sebastian Faulks


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


Depending on my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep. – Marilyn Monroe


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


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


I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on earth. – Don Green


Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. – Robert Henri


Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. – Rupert Brooke


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


Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York? And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. – William Shakespeare


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


Summer would not be summer without Ice-cream. Ice-cream is the favorite currency of love. — Puck


Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. – Morgan Freeman


Hey! It’s summer! Be free and happy and dance and uninhibited and now-y! – Terri Guillemets


Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun. Oh, but mama, that’s where the fun is. –Bruce Springsteen


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


Summer nights and my radio / Well that’s all we need, baby, don’t cha know? — Van Halen


One swallow maketh not summer. – JOHN HEYWOOD


Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun. — Kahlil Gibran


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


For Beatrice, summer without you is as cold as winter. Winter without you is even colder. – Lemony Snicket


Long walks on the beach are the supposed holy grail of a romantic evening. The beach becomes a kind of utopia—the place where all our dreams come true. — Roxane Gay


It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do. – Walter Winchell


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


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


It’s a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it’s light out. – Bill Watterson


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


I’ve always played my best golf in the summer. – Keegan Bradley


Watching the summer close is like watching a good kiddie for no apparent reason. – Darnell Lamont Walker


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


In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided. So yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions. – Barack Obama


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


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


There’s something very humble about it, and natural and beautiful. – Ed Westwick


If we attract what we focus on most intently, I do believe I’ll keep focusing on how summer feels on my soul. – Jennifer Williamson


People take pictures of the summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to prove that it really existed. – Ray Davies


Thy eternal summer shall not fade. – William Shakespeare


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


Write about winter in the summer. – Annie Dillard


I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder. – Terri Guillemets


When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away. – Sarah Helen Whitman


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


The Summer-time will come again To kiss the brow of dying Spring, And, with the south wind’s low refrain, A choral requiem will she sing. – HENRY ABBEY


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


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


Relief washed over me like that first air-conditioned breeze on a hot summer day. – Rachel Vincent


There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace its audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands. — Cecelia Ahern


Summer is a promissory note signed in June, it’s long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January. – Hal Borland


He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. – John Burroughs


Again and again, the cicada’s untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth. – YUKIO MISHIMA


The golden summer-time is overall. – Percy Reeve


Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. – Mario Fernández


I did two or three plays every summer. – Dabney Coleman


Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented. – Gilbert K. Chesterton


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


I entered the health care debate in response to a statement in the United States press in summer 2009 which claimed the National Health Service in Great Britain would have killed me off, were I a British citizen. I felt compelled to make a statement to explain the error. – Stephen Hawking


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

The Most Popular Summer Quotes bring a touch of nostalgia and a sense of endless possibilities. As these most popular summer quotes are shared and embraced, they weave a common thread of shared experiences and feelings, reminding us of summer’s magic. So, relish the sunshine and let these most popular summer quotes transport you to the heartwarming days of summer’s embrace.

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