39 Best Summer Quotes 2021

The weather is getting warmer, the days longer, and spring will say farewell before you know it; summer is almost here. As you get ready to fuel up the barbecue and dust off your favorite bathing suits, we’ve rounded up the best quotes about summertime from renowned authors, poets, and public figures to get you in the summer spirit. So whether you’re in need of some summertime nostalgia or are in search of the perfect summer quotes for Instagram, you’ll appreciate these catchy lines about the summer season.

1. “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

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2. “Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” —K.D. Lang

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3. It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” —Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

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4. “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

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5. “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

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

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

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

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9. “Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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12. ” 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

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

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

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

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16. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” —Van Morrison

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17. “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

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

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19. “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” —George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones

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20. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

21. “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

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

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23. “The grill is the summer equivalent of a fireplace; everyone gravitates to it.” —Katie Lee

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

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25. “Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.” —Archibald Macleish

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26. “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

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27. “Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” —Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

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

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29. “Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” —Debasish Mridha

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30. “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

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

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

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

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

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35. “To see the summer sky is poetry, though never in a book it lie–true poems flee.” – Emily Dickinson

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36. “Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” – Oprah Winfrey

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37. “All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer… one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doing, come as near perfection as anything can come in this world.” – L.M. Montgomery

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

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

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