Summer Quotes – We’re in the middle of summer, friends! So, as our days get longer, the sun shines brighter and hotter, and our sunscreen stash gets a new batch, we’re celebrating the fun and warmth of the summer.
Reviving your garden, planting some tomatoes, or adding a stock-tank pool to your backyard are all great ways to get outside.
As adults, we can still look forward to an adventure even though summer doesn’t mean three months of summer vacation anymore.
We can still cross things off our ultimate bucket list and curl up with a new favorite beach read to enjoy the end of the summer.
Need some extra help getting ready for summer? You can enjoy the sunshine with these quotes.
These summertime quotes will get you in the mood for fun in the sun, whether you want to escape the heat or embrace the sun and warmer water.
They’re also great for those summertime Instagram captions you’ll write, too!
Here are 102 summer quotes for those of you who adore the season.
Read also: 60 May Quotes, Messages, and Wishes
Summer Quotes for Summer Lover
1. “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
2. “I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”- Edna St. Vincent Millay
3. “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
4. “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
5. “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
6. “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
7. “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
8. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”― Henry James
9. “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
10. “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
11. “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
12. “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
13. “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, Great Expectations
14. “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair…”― Susan polis Schutz
15. “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
16. “Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
17. “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
18. “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
19. “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
20. “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
21. “A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.”― Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood
22. “it’s a smile,it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!”― Kenny Chesney
23. “Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”― Roman Payne
24. “The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.”― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
25. “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
26. “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
27. “Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
28. “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
29. “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
30. “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, Dance Dance Dance
31. “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
32. “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
33. “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen
34. “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
35. “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape…” — Harper Lee
36. “Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.” — Kellie Elmore
37. “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” — L.M. Montgomery
38. “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … It’s summertime!” — Kenny Chesney
40. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden
41. “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” — Jeannette Walls
42. “If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” — Evelyn Waugh
43. “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” — Al Bernstein
44. “I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.” — Toni Morrison
45. “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” — Wallace Stevens
46. “Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.” — Zooey Deschanel
47. “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
48. “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” — Langston Hughes
49. “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
50. “In summer, the song sings itself.” — William Carlos Williams
51. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” — Jenny Han
52. “Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” — Debasish Mridha
53. “If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” — Katie Lee
54. “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
55. “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” — Maud Hart Lovelace
56. “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
57. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” —Henry James
58. “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
59. “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
60. “I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days.” — Danielle Steel
61. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble is too difficult to overcome.” — Wilma Rudolph
62. “Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.” — Yoko Ono
63. “Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.” — Bryan Procter
64. “She smelled of sun and daisies with a hint of river water.” — Katie Daisy
65. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” — Robert Orben
66. “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 the 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
67. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” — Van Morrison
68. 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
69. “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
70. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller
71. “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” — William Shakespeare
72. “Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.” — Melissa Marr
73. “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” — Celia Thaxter
74. “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
75. “In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different.” — John Steinbeck
76. “Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.” — Benjamin Alire Sáenz
77. “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
78. “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” — Kellie Elmore
79. “It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” — Anna Godbersen
80. “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” — John Mayer
81. ” It’s summer and time for wandering…”-Kellie Elmore’s.
82. “one must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.’’-Henry David Thoreau’s
83. “the sun is shining. The weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.’’-Bob Marley’s
84. “when the winter comes, the summer shines infinitely in our hearts!’’-Mehmet Murat ildan
85. “summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.’’-Brian Wilson
86. “I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay
87. “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”- Langston Hughes
88. “Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”- Hosea Ballou
89. “Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”- C. Day Lewis’s quote.
90. “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ―Maud Hart Lovelace
91. “In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams
92. “Hip, Hip, Hooray for the Hot Summer Day!” – Funny Summer Quote.
93. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden
94. “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
95. “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Inspirational summertime quotes from Wallace Stevens.
96. “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
97. “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”- Albert Camus
98. “September tries its best to have us forget summer.” – Bern Williams
99. “August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ―Sylvia Plath
100. “It is easy to forget how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen
101. “Summer will end soon enough, childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin
102. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck says about summer days.
Those are 102 summer quotes especially for you who are summer lovers.