Summer: the season of endless sunshine, vibrant blooms, and carefree days. It’s a time when we relax, spend more time outdoors, and slow down the pace of life. As the temperatures rise and the world awakens from its slumber, you might find yourself yearning to embrace the spirit of summer and all the joy it brings. Summer quotes can help you do just that.
In this article, we invite you to join us on a journey through a collection of inspiring summer quotes that celebrate this remarkable season.
The best summer quotes to help you celebrate the season
We’ve got short summer quotes, beautiful summer quotes, happy summer quotes, funny summer quotes, summer love quotes, and inspirational summer quotes for you to enjoy.
As well as being inspiring and uplifting, these quotes on summertime are ideal for greetings cards and craft projects. They also make perfect captions for social media posts – and you can combine them with our nature hashtags too. We’ve included perfect summer quotes for instagram and TikTok, plus summer instagram captions to help you create a summer vibe on your socials.
Ready to dive into some summertime vibes? Grab your shades, feel the warmth on your skin, and enjoy these brilliant summer quotes.
Short summer quotes
A selection of short quotes about summer for when you want to keep things simple.
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden
“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams
“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter
“Summertime and the living is easy.” – George Gershwin
“I will always seek to make it summer for you.” – Leigh Bardugo
“For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun” – Paul McCartney
“One swallow does not make a summer” – Aristotle
“Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.” – Yoko Ono
“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – William Shakespeare
“I wanna soak up the sun.” – Sheryl Crow
Beautiful summer quotes
Summer is a truly beautiful season, so it’s no wonder lots of writers have been inspired to create beautiful summer quotes.
“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” – C. Day Lewis
“To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie – True Poems flee” – Emily Dickinson
“Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison
“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“And the fields are complicated with flowers, summer an insurrection of bees, the days like clover petals’ pinpricks of nectar” – Matthew Francis
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the whole world’s joy.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace
Happy summer quotes
Share the joy with these happy quotes about the summer.
“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” – Brian Wilson
“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han
“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” – Hosea Ballou
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck
“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people.” – Deb Caletti
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz
“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” – Kellie Elmore
“Summer breeze makes me feel fine.” – Seals & Crofts
“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different.” – John Steinbeck
Summer quotes for instagram and TikTok captions
Sharing your summer on social? Check out these summertime quotes for instagram and TikTok posts.
“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” – Bob Marley
“Summer: Hair gets lighter. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.” – unknown
“I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.” – Robert Bridges
“It is summer, let mind dances like the waves with the music of ocean breeze.” – Debasish Mridha
“She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand” – Maggie Stiefvater
“Summer-induced stupidity. That was the diagnosis…” – Aimee Friedman
“Summer has a magic all its own.” – unknown
“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” – Susan Branch
“I think the sun is a flower. That blooms for just one hour.” – Ray Bradbury
“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” – Charles Tobias
“Summer: a time to unwind, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.” – unknown
“We know summer is the height of of being alive.” – Gary Shteyngart
“Summer was our best season – everything good to eat, a thousand colours in a parched landscape.” – Harper Lee
“‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer
Summer inspirational quotes
Use this selection of inspirational quotes for summer to lift your mood.
“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is a jeweled balm for the battered spirit.” – Ada Louise Huxtable
“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
“Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.” – Roman Payne
“The sun is always shining, even when it’s raining.” – unknown
“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” – John Burroughs
Summer solstice quotes
Celebrate this annual event with some gorgeous summer solstice quotes.
“Turn your face to the sun, and shadows follow behind you.” – Maori proverb
“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph
“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” – S. Ajna
“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.” – Melissa Marr
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Helen Keller
“Here comes the sun, and I say, it’s all right.” – George Harrison
Fun quotes for summer giggles
Put a smile on your face with these funny summer quotes. You might like our summer jokes roundup too.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen
“When all else fails, take a vacation.” – Betty Williams
“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
“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein
“If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” – Katie Lee
“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.” – unknown
Summer days quotes
Make the most of those long, lazy days with these summer days quotes.
“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James
“I was made for sunny days.” – unknown
“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
“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeanette Walls
“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.” – Toni Morrison
“Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.” – Kellie Elmore
“Summer has a flavour like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” – Oprah Winfrey
“If it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” – Evelyn Waugh
“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
Summer night quotes
These lovely summer night quotes capture that unique feeling of warm evenings.
“Oh, the summer night has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.” – Barry Cornwall
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Wallace Stevens
“The thing about a deep summer’s evening is that it is filled with an array of sounds that never intrude on the silence because they were created to accentuate it, not fill it.” – Craig D. Lounsborough
“Summer nights in the country are a hurly-burly of sounds.” – Ana Gerhard
“Meeting someone on a summer’s evening is like giving a dead flame new life.” – Caleb Azumah Nelson
“Mad, naked, Summer Night!” – Walt Whitman
Summer love quotes
Dial up the romance with these cute quotes on summer love.
“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime.” – Kenny Chesney
“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
“Summer is where the girls go barefoot and their hearts are just as free as their toes.” – unknown
“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay
“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
“You are so much sunshine in every square inch.” – Walt Whitman
“A life without love is like a year without summer.” – Swedish Proverb
“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you, my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” – K D Lang
Summer vibes quotes
Need to describe the essence of summer? Go for one of these summer vibes quotes.
“Good vibes happen on sunny days.” – unknown
“I felt like summer had taken me over.” – Junot Diaz
“Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside me.” – Benjamin Alire Saenz
“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.” – Shanti
“Summer is a state of mind.” – unknown
Summer vacation quotes and summer beach quotes
This selection of holiday-themed quotes about summer is perfect for your summer holidays.
“The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.” – unknown
“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben
“Life’s a beach, enjoy the waves.” – unknown
“When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.” – Aimee Friedman
“The beach is calling and I must go.” – unknown
“It’s like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine, it feels something like summertime.” – Bon Jovi
“Happiness is a day at the beach.” – unknown
“Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” – Debasish Mridha
“The beach is my therapy.” – unknown
End of summer quotes
Enjoy the bittersweet last days of summer with these quotes on summer ending.
“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.” – Sebastian Faulks
“Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” – Hal Borland
“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” – Sylvia Plath
“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau
“There had once been a time when I’d dreaded the end of summer, had prayed it would hold out for as long as possible. Now the thought of endless warmth and sun made me… bored. Restless.” – Sarah J. Maas
“Summer had grabbed its beach towels, buckets and spades and packed up for the season.” – CJ Tudor
“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen
Summer captions and summer sayings
How about adding one of these sun kissed captions to your socials?
Summer instagram captions
“In every summer, there’s a story.”
“Summer: a little bit of heaven on Earth.”
“Sun-kissed days and starlit nights.”
“Sunshine is the best medicine.”
“The sun always shines brighter in summer.”
“Let’s soak up the sun and have some fun.”
“In a summer state of mind.”
“Friends, sun, sand, and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.”
“Let the sea set you free.”
Summer beach instagram captions
“Sun, sand, and a drink in my hand.”
“The beach is my happy place.”
“Life is better in flip-flops.”
“The beach is not a place; it’s a feeling.”
“Life’s a wave, catch it!”
“Summer is a canvas painted with sunshine.”
“Sunsets, palm trees, and a cool breeze.”
“Summer has its own language, and it’s spoken through sunshine, beach days, and laughter.”
Have these summer quotes left you feeling warm and inspired?
We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of summer season quotes and that they have prompted you to savour every precious moment that summer has to offer.
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More summer inspiration
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