Sun's Out, Fun's Out—Catch Some Rays and Refresh With These 50 Summer Quotes! (2023)

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"Summertime, and the livin' is easy," the popular George Gershwin song goes. Let's face it,summertime brings with it not only welcome warm weather, but a sense of adventure and possibility. That's why we're excited for you to sit back, relax and enjoy reading through these 50 summer quotes that remind us all why this is the season of sun-kissed hope and happiness! For the best quotes about summer, from funny to inspirational, we rounded up the top ones.

Between hikes in nature or around the neighborhood, picnic dinners in the backyard, running through the sprinklers in swimsuits as a whole family, picking up ice cream to go—or making your own(!), soaking up vitamin D with outdoor projects like new landscaping or tending to your garden, watching the sunrise and set from your porch, and more—this summer will be one for the books!

So, get excited for these long days of epic play, peaceful rest and encouraging uplift for your spirit! Here are 50 summer quotes to refresh and inspire you!

50 Summer Quotes

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1. "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

2. "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

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3. "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." — Sam Keen

4. "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

5. "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..." — Harper Lee

6. "Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops." — Kellie Elmore

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

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. "It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... It's summertime!" — Kenny Chesney

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10. "Summertime is always the best of what might be." — Charles Bowden

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11. "One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by." — Jeannette Walls

12. "If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe." — Evelyn Waugh

13. "Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June." — Al Bernstein

14. "I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies." — Toni Morrison

15. "The summer night is like a perfection of thought." — Wallace Stevens

16. "Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier." — Zooey Deschanel

17. "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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18. "Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." — Langston Hughes

19. "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

20. "In summer, the song sings itself." — William Carlos Williams

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21. "Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." — Jenny Han

22. "Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves." — Debasish Mridha

23. "If summer had one defining scent, it'd definitely be the smell of barbecue." — Katie Lee

24. "All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world." — L.M. Montgomery

25. "It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside." — Maud Hart Lovelace

26. "In the summer I was a wild child in the woods, with no shoes, and in the fall it was back to the city, shoe shops and school." — Margaret Atwood

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

28. "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

29. "Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come." — Thomas Carlyle

30. "I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days." — Danielle Steel

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31. "When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble is too difficult to overcome." — Wilma Rudolph

32. "Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance." — Yoko Ono

33. "Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne." — Bryan Procter

34. "She smelled of sun and daisies with a hint of river water." — Katie Daisy

35. "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." — Robert Orben

36. "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

37. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." — Van Morrison

38. "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

39. "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

40. "Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows." — Helen Keller

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41. "Summer's lease hath all too short a date." — William Shakespeare

42. "Rejoice as summer away sorrows by living." — Melissa Marr

43. "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." — Celia Thaxter

44. "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

45. "In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different." — John Steinbeck

46. "Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me." — Benjamin Alire Sáenz

47. "Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock 'n' roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights." — Haruki Murakami

48. "I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket." — Kellie Elmore

49. "It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer." — Anna Godbersen

50. "A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about." — John Mayer

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