25 Inspirational Quotes About Summer

quotes about summer

When people think of summer they picture endless cookouts, lazy days at the beach, wonderful trips far from home, a break from routine and long hot summer days of fun. What does summer mean to you?



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

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

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”
~James Dent

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

“Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.”
~Francis Thompson

“To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –
True Poems flee.”
~Emily Dickinson

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

“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

“In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson

“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 question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.”
~John Vance Cheney

“Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.”
~Barry Cornwall

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
~Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

“A life without love is like a year without summer.”
~Swedish Proverb

“Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!”
~Walt Whitman

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
~John Lubbock

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

“Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.”
~Author Unknown

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

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.”
~Ada Louise Huxtable

“This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.”
~Sarah Orne Jewett

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