71 Cute Summer Sayings and Short Summer Quotes

A list of 71 cute summer sayings and quotes to get you motivated to enjoy the season.

“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

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

“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

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

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” ― Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

“it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney

“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

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” ― George R.R. Martin

“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

“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

“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

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…” ― Evelyn Waugh

“But then 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

“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

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

“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

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

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” ― Dodie Smith

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the 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. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.” ― Natalie Babbitt

“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

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ― William Shakespeare

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” ― Kellie Elmore

“[T]hat old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” ― Wallace Stegner

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ― Maud Hart Lovelace

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ― Jeannette Walls

“Autumn is leaving its mellowness behind for its spiky, rotted stage. Don’t remember summer even saying goodbye.” ― David Mitchell

“In summer the empire of insects spreads.” ― Adam Zagajewski

“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

“A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.” ― Rudyard Kipling

“In front of us, the ocean stretched for eternity. Around us, reggae mussy floated through the air. In our drying clothes and still-damp hair, we ate junk food and talked. At some point we finished and went for a long walk in the sand. We picked up shells, laughed, and talked. Before I knew it, the sun was going down and we went back to the van. We lay side by side, stretched out on the blanket. When the sun dropped completely below the horizon, we let the moon illuminate us.” ― Shannon Greenland

“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.” ― Sebastian Faulks

“In summer, intolerable closeness; in winter, unendurable cold. All the floors were rotten. Filth on the floors an inch thick; one could slip and fall… ” ― Dostojevski

“The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“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

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

“The castle grounds were gleaming in the sunlight as though freshly painted; the cloudless sky smiled at itself in the smoothly sparkling lake, the satin-green lawns rippled occasionally in a gentle breeze: June had arrived.” ― J.K. Rowling

“In the morning light, I remembered how much I loved the sound of wind through the trees. I laid back and closed my eyes, and I was comforted by the sound of a million tiny leaves dancing on a summer morning.” ― Patrick Carman

“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

“But how could anyone who’s ever seen a summer- big recordings of green and skies lit up electric with splashy sunsets, a riot of flowers and wind that smells like concert- pick the snow?” ― Lauren Oliver

“Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. 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

“The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom. The sunlight was a benediction. The breezes were so caressingly soft and intimate on the skin as to be embarrassing.” ― Dan Simmons

“The days draw out, the weather gets warmer, and it’s what we call summer, with a bitter laugh when we’ve said it.” ― Stan Barstow

“Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Take off that darn fur coat!…Or maybe you’d like to have us open all the windows.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“It was a heavenly summer, the summer in which France fell and the British Expeditionary Force was evacuated from Dunkirk. Leaves were never such an intense and iridescent green; sunlight glinted on flower-studded meadows as the Germans encircled the Maginot Line and overran not only France but Belgium and Holland. Birdsong filled the air in the lull between bursts of gunfire and accompanied the fleeing refugees who blocked the roads. It was as though the weather was preparing a glorious requiem for the death of Europe.” ― Eva Ibbotson

“August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

“How often had that hydrant even been opened? Did you jet water through a car window, what, twice at best? Summer burned just a few afternoons long, in the end. As for flying, Dose never even glanced at the sky. Flying was a summer within a summer, a whim. So why think of it at all?” ― Jonathan Lethem

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

“Summer is a period of luxurious growth. To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do. Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service. The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us.” ― Paul Pitchford

“The Steadfast Love of the Lord is not Seasonal; His Mercies do not have winter or summer days… They are new every now and then.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“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

“It’s summer and time for wandering…” ― Kellie Elmore

“Oh, those warm days of stumbling words; blinded eyes, embracing in sweet slow dances and sipping courage from a bottle for sneaking kisses.” ― Kellie Elmore

“That familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F Scott Fitzgerald

“Again and again, the cicada’s untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth.” ― Yukio Mishima

“Winter was nothing but a season of snow; spring, allergies; and summer…It was the worst. That was swimsuit season.” ― Teresa Lo

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath

“I am but a firefly caught in his jar and when he looks at me, I can’t help but glow.” ― Kellie Elmore

“Or maybe watching you enjoy a carefree summer while you fell in love was what kept me out of the hospital in the first place.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“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; but most of all, summer was Dill.” ― Harper Lee

A broken heart, too much cold beer, ocean waves and a willing man were never a good combination, no matter what the country songs said.” ― Patti Callahan Henry

“Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it in summer school” ― Josh Stern

“I love how summer just wraps it’s arms around you like a warm blanky.”― Kellie Elmore

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

“…summer softens lines that winter cruelly shows…” ― John Geddes

“But in summer, welcoming summer, the rocks are soft-fledged with moss. The forest floor is bouncy with fresh shoots and enthusiastic blooms; the twisted angles of the branches are laced by bud and leaf.” ― Tara O’Brady

“Watching the summer close is like watching a good kid die for no apparent reason.” ― Darnell Lamont Walker

The following infographic outlines statistics for summer vacations and top destination places to travel for summertime.

Summer Vacation Statistics and Top Travel Destinations

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