50 Summer Quotes That'll Have You Ready For Good Times And Tan Lines

Summer Quotes
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Summer…nobody can stop talking about it—and for good reason. It's the season of hot days and cold drinks, beach trips and barbecue. It might get hot as all get-out, but we're still happy as larks when it arrives with a sultry vengeance. Turns out, we aren't the only ones. Summertime has inspired plenty of literary quotes, song lyrics, and general ruminations to last you all season long. Here are 50 summer quotes that'll have you ready for lazy afternoons, fresh watermelon, tan lines, and The Beach Boys.

01 of 07

Funny Summer Quotes

Summer Quote About Being Barefoot

Southern Living

  • "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
  • "If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed." –Unknown
  • "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." –Sam Keen
  • "When all else fails, take a vacation." –Betty Williams
  • "If summer had one defining scent, it'd definitely be the smell of barbecue." –Katie Lee
  • "I'm sorry for the things I said when it was winter." –Unknown
  • "Do what we can, summer will have its flies." –Ralph Waldo Emerson
02 of 07

Summer Love Quotes

Quote About Summer Bachelors

Southern Living

  • "She was sippin' on Southern and singing Marshall Tucker. We were fallin' in love in the sweet heart of summer." –Florida Georgia Line
  • "Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be." –Nora Ephron
  • "I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year." –Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they're gone." –Nicholas Sparks
  • "A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter." –Patricia Briggs
  • "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer's lease hath all too short a date." –William Shakespeare
  • "Being in love is like a rollercoaster and a stroll on the beach rolled into one." –Unknown
  • "A life without love is like a year without summer." –Unknown
03 of 07

Cute Summer Quotes

Al Bernstein Quote About June
Southern Living.
  • "Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June." –Al Bernstein
  • "Summertime is always the best of what might be." –Charles Bowden
  • "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." ­–Van Morrison
  • "In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different." –John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
  • "Summertime, and the living is easy." –Ella Fitzgerald
  • "It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine...it's summertime!" –Kenny Chesney
  • "Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves." –Debasish Mridha, Sweet Rhymes from Sweet Hearts
  • "In summer, the song sings itself." –William Carlos Williams
04 of 07

Nostalgic Summer Quotes

Quote About A Free Feeling Summer

Southern Living

  • "It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer." –Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things
  • "One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by." –Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
  • "I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer—its dust and lowering skies." –Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
  • "A good swimming pool could do that—make the rest of the world seem impossibly insignificant, as far away as the surface of the moon." –Emma Straub, The Vacationers
  • "If it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe." –Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
  • "I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this." –Susan Branch
05 of 07

End of Summer Quotes

Quote About Keeping the Summer Feeling

Southern Living

  • "One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter." –Henry David Thoreau
  • "To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall." –Ann Patchett
  • "The tans will fade but the memories will last forever." –Unknown
  • "I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." –L.M. Montgomery
  • "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
  • "The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year—the days when summer is changing into autumn—the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change." –E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
  • "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." –John Steinbeck
  • "If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end." –Sarah Dessen
  • "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
06 of 07

Summer Quotes For Kids

John Mayer Quote About Summer

Southern Living

  • "Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me." –Unknown
  • "Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." –Jenny Han
  • "'Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about." –John Mayer
  • "And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling." –Shanti
  • "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, Along for the Ride
  • "Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun." –Brian Wilson
07 of 07

More Summer Quotes From Literature

C. Day Lewis Book Quote About Summer

Southern Living

  • "Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon." – C. Day Lewis
  • "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
  • "Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." –Henry James
  • "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 a 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, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
  • "It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside." –Maud Hart Lovelace
  • "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
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