50 Summer Quotes that Will Have You Ready for the Warm Weather

Now that it’s officially spring (sorry winter, you won’t be missed), we’re already counting down the days until summer arrives. There’s just something about the warm weather rolling in and the cool weather slowly making its way out that makes each day better. Plus, the season spells out one thing: vacation. From beach reads to grand holiday plans off the beaten path and al fresco dinners, there’s no shortage of fun activities to do as the daylight lingers. But considering we still have a little bit of time until the actual first day of summer (that’s June 21 for you), we decided to round up 45 summer quotes that’ll have you dreaming of sandy beaches, ocean waves and, of course, that (sometimes) brutal heat that we all love to hate.

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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, The Great Gatsby

2. “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, enjoying the scenery, having fun with family and friends.” — Brian Wilson

3. “Look, if I could run across the beach into my own arms, I would.” — Jackie Burkhart, That ’70s Show

4. “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” — Al Bernstein

5. “When all else fails, take a vacation.” — Betty Williams

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

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

8. “Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.” — Zooey Deschanel

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

10. “I just wanna lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.“ — Kevin Malone, The Office

11. “Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” — John Mayer, “Wildfire”

12. “Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.” — Kellie Elmore

13. “Hot Girl Summer so you know she got it lit.” — Meghan Thee Stallion, “Hot Girl Summer”

14. “Summertime, and the living is easy.” — George Gershwin, “Summertime”

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

16. “There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party—let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendor, speak for itself.” — Pippa Middleton

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

18. “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller

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

20. “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” — Langston Hughes

21. “She was sippin’ on Southern and singing Marshall Tucker. We were fallin’ in love in the sweet heart of summer.” — Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

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

23. “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine... it’s summertime!” — Kenny Chesney, “Summertime”

24. “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

25. “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, To Kill A Mockingbird

26. “But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun.” — The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun”

27. “If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” — Katie Lee

28. “In summer, the song sings itself.” — William Carlos Williams

29. “Summer sun, something’s begun, but, oh, oh, the summer nights.” — John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, “Summer Nights,” Grease

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

31. “But the beach has cute boys.” — Miley Stewart, Hannah Montana

32. “There’s nothing better than a beautiful day at the beach filled with sun, surf, and uh, diligent note-taking. ”— Pam Beesly, The Office

33. “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.” — Jane Austen

34. “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” — Anthony Bourdain

35. “We’re Waxing Down Our Surfboards. We Can’t Wait For June...” — Beach Boys, “Surfin’ USA”

36. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller

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

38. “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” — Henry David Thoreau

39. “Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” — Oprah Winfrey

40. “At the beach, time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted.” — T.S. Eliot

41. “You can feel it in the streets. On a day like this, the heat, I feel like summer.” — Childish Gambino

42. “I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.” — Robert Bridges

43. “We know summer is the height of being alive.” — Gary Shteyngart

44. “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

45. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

46. “It’s like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine, it feels something like summertime.” — Bon Jovi

47. “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

48. “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

49. “Again and again, the cicada’s untiring cry pierced the sultry summer air like a needle at work on thick cotton cloth.” — Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses: The Sea of Fertility, 2

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

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