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Best Summer Quotes – Inspirational Warm-Weather Sayings

The days are growing longer, the sun is shining brighter, and that long-since-faded summer tan is ready to emerge once again. (That being said, always be safe and wear sunscreen!)

You finally made it through those long, dark, post-Christmas winter months, only to find yourself stuck inside for most of spring. Finally, it’s time to bring on summer!

Break out the bathing suit you plan to wear while catching some rays around your stock-tank pool. It’s the perfect spot to grab the ultimate summer pic with your quarantine crew. And of course you have to document it with these cool summer Instagram captions.

Even if summer doesn’t mean three months of summer vacation anymore because we’re, you know, adults, we can still look forward to an adventure by crossing things off our ultimate bucket list with these end of summer activities.

Need a little extra something to get ready for summer? Bask in the summer glory with these sunshine quotes. Check out this gallery of happy-life quotes to channel the joys of summer.

Summer Quotes

A girl walking by the ocean under a pink summer sky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

Anonymous summer quote "If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed"

“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.” – Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

Jenny Han summer quote "Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August"

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

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

“Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me.” – Unknown

“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

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

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

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

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

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

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

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

Sam Keen quote "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability"

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen

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

“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

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

Batty Williams quote "When all else fails, take a vacation"

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al Bernstein summer quote "Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us"

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

What’s your favorite summer quote or memory? Share it with us in the comments below, and inspire someone else to try something new.

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