My Favorite Summer Quotes

Hello all!

Now that’s it’s August and the hazy summer days are in full effect, I’m sharing my favorite quotes about summer.  Hopefully these quotes will conjure images of sunlight, grassy fields, beach side naps, and candlelit nights for you no matter where you are or what the weather is like at the moment.

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han

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

“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

“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

“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.” – Unknown

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

“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

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

“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

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.” – Bryan Procter

“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, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

“Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me.” – Unknown

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

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

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

“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, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 

“Yellow butterflies look like flowers flying through the warm summer air.” – Andrea Willis

“It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.” – John Cheever

“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

(Dress: Nordstrom // Sandals: Soludos – similar here // Necklace: Nadri – similar here // Earrings: The Geisha House – similar here)

I hope you all are enjoying these lazy summer days!  I’m taking every opportunity I can to get outside and enjoy the warm weather.  These pictures were taken during the Water Lantern Festival I attended at National Harbor in Maryland – it was such a beautiful experience that I highly recommend going to if there’s one at a city or town near you! It was the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and have a relaxing night filled with warmth and good vibes.

And as always, let me know if you have any favorite quotes from this post or if there are any I didn’t include.  Happy August everyone!



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