20 Amazing Quotes About Summer to Get You Ready for the Season

I’m certainly looking forward to summer, which is almost here, and I’m sure you all are, too. But summer isn’t just about longer days, warmer nights, backyard barbecues, and an abundance of sunshine. It’s also a great time to free your mind of stress and let your imagination run wild. Since I’ve got summer on the mind, I thought I’d share some summery quotes: Maybe they’ll inspire you to make some fun summer plans.


  • “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body but the soul.” – Alfred Austin
  • “Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” – Debasish Mridha
  • “There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air.” – Peter Mayle
  • “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
  • “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
  • “If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” – Robert Brault
  • “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.” – Robert Bridges
  • “I drifted into a summer nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy, warm dreams of distant thunder.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “If it could be like this always, always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe …” – Evelyn Waugh
  • “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
  • “The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan
  • “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” – L.M. Montgomery
  • “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  • “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer.” – Jenny Han
  • “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent
  • “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett
  • “A late-summer garden has a tranquility found no other time of the year.” – William F. Longgood
  • “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air’s salubrity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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