100 Summer Quotes to Welcome the Warm Season - Catalyst (2024)

Summer is the time of year when all the flowers come up and the fruits begin to form. It’s warm during the day and at night. Many people find love during this time while others solidify their love by getting married. Summer love, summer romance, summer days… summer inspires the imagination – it’s a treasure trove for poets, musicians, and the romantic.

The 100 quotes below on summer, this fascinating time of year, ranging from the funny to the poignant and nostalgic. Whether you love summer or dislike the heat, there’s surely something in this list to inspire you.

Summer Quotes

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“And summer isn’t a time. It’s a place as well. Summer is a moving creature and likes to go south for the winter.”

Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

“Oh, magical summer time,

It can make you happy or blue

Something that leaves one’s heart reeling

Looking for that feeling every single day …”

Imran Shaikh

“Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.”

Nora Ephron

“It’s summer and time for wandering…”

Kellie Elmore

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine…it’s summertime!”

Kenny Chesney

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair…”

Susan Polis Schultz

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

Jenny Han

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

Langston Hughes

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”

Hosea Ballou

“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.”

Melissa Marr

“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
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“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, The Great Gatsby

“Green was the silence, wet was the light,

the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”

 Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

“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 is always the best of what might be.”

Charles Bowden

“Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.”

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

“How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.

Some dance to remember, some dance to forget.”

The Eagles, Hotel California

“It seemed like a garden where no frost could wither or rough wind blow–a garden remembering a hundred vanished summers.”

L.M. Montgomery, Emily of New Moon

“We spent June and July in the Rockies, growing stronger, feeling feral in the untamed range of mountains.”

Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

“It is summer, let mind dance like the waves with the music of ocean breeze.”

Debasish Mridha

“Each breath told the story of summer air finding its way inside the dark; whenever it left his lungs, he looked like he longed to follow it.”

Vivian Pham, The Coconut Children
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“Houseplants are the perfect sequel to summer.”

Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“…none of that matters if I don’t focus on my fam. I only have a handful of Summers left with my kids. That’s what I care about.”

 Richie Norton

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.”

Kellie Elmore

“The first ear of corn, eaten like a typewriter, means summer to me—intense, but fleeting.”

Michael Anthony, V is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks – from Artichokes to Zucchini

“In summer, every thought seems superfluous.”

Marty Rubin

“I felt like summer sunsets or July fireworks or chasing down the ice cream truck.”

K.B. Ezzell, Even Skyscrapers Must End: A Neon Dream

“It was early summer. And everything, as it always does, began to heave, and change.”

Helen Garner, Monkey Grip

“Perhaps it is always summer, in the place where we are young.”

Lavie Tidhar, The Violent Century

“O summer and soft wind. Relieves the heart and makes living cheaper.”

J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man

“And then, one fairy night, May became June.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Tears are the summer showers to the soul.”

Alfred Austin

Funny Summer Quotes

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“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.”

Walter Winchell

“Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer, it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fiber of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We’re reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside.”

Tom Hodgkinson

“It is so hot; my butt crack is like an oasis!”

Steven Magee

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.”

James Dent

“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.”

Raymond Duncan

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”

L. M. Montgomery

“For me, it was almost like winter didn’t count. Summer was what mattered. My whole life was measured in summers.”

Jenny Han

“On cable TV they have a weather channel – 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window.”

Dan Spencer

“When all else fails, take a vacation.”

Betty Williams

“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

Summer Day Quotes

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“There is nothing quite like the smell of rain on a grass field after a sunny spell.”

Fuad Alakbarov

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”

Kellie Elmore

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.”

Porgy and Bess

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

Henry James

“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

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”

C. Day Lewis

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

Maud Hart Lovelace

“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 Use of Life

“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

“Ah, summer – that long-anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.”

Darrell Hammond

“And I spent a wonderful summer, below the trees in the Godavari, writing my poetry.”

Avijeet Das, Why the Silhouette?

“Life is all a green old English garden and time an endless summer afternoon.”

Henry James, A Passionate Pilgrim

“Summer the most beautiful feeling of the year, It’s the feel of warm sweet melody caressing ourselves, it’s the feeling of fresh breeze from the oceans, It’s the lovely feel of a warming slow waves touching you at the sandy beach, Summer is the Warm Magical touch of the Sun.”

Motherly Love

“Sitting under a tree in a park in the summer, listening to birds and squirrels chirping while reading a good book is priceless.”

 Charmaine J. Forde

“Summer had a way of being full of fun and things to do and plenty of times of doing nothing and feeling bored.”

Sofi Benitez, Honey Moon Dog Daze

Summer Night Quotes

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“And just like a midsummer night’s breeze, she ran away, into the moonlight, a fox, proud and strong. The lone wolf walked away, saddened she was gone.”

Jason Winchester

“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

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

Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses

“Summer nights in the country are a hurly-burly of sounds.”

Ana Gerhard, Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music

“On summer nights when the windows are open, you can listen in on people’s lives—babies crying, kids laughing, radios blaring, mothers yelling, couples fighting. Funny thing is the sounds are always the same. Even though different people come and go, the sounds stay the same. I like that. It makes me feel a part of something big, something never ending, like the stars.”

Jackie French Koller, Nothing to Fear

“Each summer’s night the woods abound with sounds. And I always thought how wonderful it was that nature sings even when it’s asleep.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough

“This summer night deep down under the stars was all the things you would ever feel or see or hear in your life, drowning you all at once.”

Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

“My Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.”

Nitya Prakash

“At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.”

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Bryan Procter

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”

Wallace Stevens

“The summer night was settling upon the neighborhood like a dark lace veil, casting dappled shadows on the roofs and sidewalks and lawns.”

Victoria Kahler, Luisa Across the Bay

“Summer night – even the stars are whispering to each other.”

Kobayashi Issa

“The summer night was starless and stirless, with distant spasms of silent lightning.”

Vladimir Nabokov

End of Summer Quotes

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“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?”

Dodie Smith

“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

“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, Charlotte’s Web

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

Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

“It was August. The cicadas swarmed overhead, iridescent wings beating the air as they flew above the landscape, breathing fresh air for the first time in seventeen years. Each summer brought a new brood, erupting forth from the earth, like corpses rising on judgment day, a reminder of the never-ending cycle of life and decay.”

Jesse Stryker, Ravaged by the Rancher

“Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.”

Paul Monette, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

“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, You Don’t See Any of This

“Summer is a gentleman: slowly warming the earth at length before undressing her in the fall.”

Curtis Tyrone Jones

“Summers end too soon just as childhood ends before we apprehend the effervescent of our youth.”

Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Summer Love Quotes

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

Michael Faudet

“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.”

K.D. Lang

“The great romance of my life has been my love of summer.”

Marty Rubin

“So, when we finally reach that final stretch, may the promises made on our ever-hopeful lips be kept, and the summers we wish for be granted to us.”

Moses Yuriyvich Mikheyev, This Time Next Summer

“Meeting someone on a summer’s evening is like giving a dead flame new life.”

Caleb Azumah Nelson, Open Water

“When we talk about summer, we are not talking about time. A summer is a bright wound that splits the year open like a hinge and leaves you exposed for who you really are, in the heat and pause and stretch of it. A summer is an agreement whereby something happens between people, between us.”

Sarah Maria Griffin, Other Words for Smoke

“Love needs new leaves every summer of life, as much as your elm-tree, and new branches to grow broader and wider, and new flowers to cover the ground.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Summer loves, like summer breezes, are never as hot or long as they pretend to be.”

Jeffrey Fry

“When she remembered a summer, it would be this one. When she remembered love, it would be his.”

C.J. Carlyon, The Cherry House

“This is how we dreamed. Moonlight in our mouths, love on our lips and summer in our skies.”

Marie-Kristin Hofmann, Remember the Wild Girl

“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

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”

Bern Williams

Hot Summer Quotes

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

Truman Capote, Summer Crossing

“Then came July like three o’clock in the afternoon, hot and listless and miserable.”

Allie Ray, Holler

“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

“It was one of those sweltering summer days in which the air itself seems to decline as a haze suffocates the outside world. It is painfully bright whether you are looking up at that ball of burning hydrogen or down at its vivid reflection on sheer pavement.”

Moonshine Noire

“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”

Jane Austen

“Iced tea is too pure and natural a creation not to have been invented as soon as tea, ice, and hot weather crossed paths.”

John Egerton

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky.”

Mungo Jerry

Wrapping Up

Summer is a special time of year when people create memories, they will take with them their entire lives. The warmth, the storms, and the midnight breezes are the stuff from where legends come. Take any one of the summer motivational quotes above to add meaning to your summers as you enjoy and live this awesome time of the year.

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