100 August Quotes for the Last Days of Summer

Fill the last days of summer with memories and experiences by reading these August quotes.

August is the eighth and the last summer month of the year. The start of these days gives us sunshine with a cooling breeze. Hence, it is a perfect reminder of the upcoming winter while basking under the warmth of the remaining summer days.

Indeed, the month is the greatest summer finale that everyone can experience.

August Quotes for the Last Days of Summer

So, make sure to keep it close to your heart by reading through the most inspirational August quotes below.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these July quotes and September quotes.

Best August Quotes

1. “August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies. The final moments of fun before the freeze. In the winter, everything changes.” – Rasmenia Massoud

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

3. “August is the border between summer and autumn. It is the most beautiful month I know.” – Tove Jansson

4. “August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer.” – Henry Rollins

5. “August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” – Henry Rollins

6. “August of another summer, and once again, I am drinking the sun, and the lilies again are spread across the water.” – Mary Oliver

7. “This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August—the summer’s last stand.” – Sara Baume

8. “August is for changes and strength.” – Luke Hamlet

9. “Your August can be as memorable as the leaving summer.” – Jennifer Lewis

10. “The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” – Sue Monk Kidd

11. “August is a time of growing up, of forgotten forevers, full of the sweetest intent.” – Meka Boyle

12. “The August cloud melts into streams of rain.” – William Cullen Bryant

13. “The arrival of August means that summer is drawing to a close, and that’s exactly why it should be embraced.” – Amanda McArthur

14. “Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” – Denise Levertov

15. “August was nearly over. The month of apples and falling stars, the last carefree month for the school children.” – Victor Nekrasov

Inspirational Quotes for the Month of August

16. “August still stretched before us long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep.” – Lauren Oliver

17. “The quiet August noon has come. A slumberous silence fills the sky. The winds are still, the trees are dumb. In glassy sleep, the waters lie.” – William Cullen Bryant

18. “August is ripening grain in the fields, vivid dahlias fling, huge tousled blossoms through gardens, and Joe Pye weed dusts the meadow purple.” – Jean Hersey

19. “The weather is great, and the sun is always out in August.” – Anna Scott

20. “That August time, it was a delight to watch the red moons wane to white.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

21. “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” – Natalie Babbitt

22. “People don’t notice if it’s August or December when they are happy.” – Anthony Mill

23. “You laugh, you dance around, you shout, but not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon.” – Ray Bradbury

24. “Those late August mornings smelt of autumn from daybreak ’till the hour when the sun-baked earth allowed the cool sea breezes to drive back the then less heavy aroma of threshed wheat, open furrows, and reeking manure.” – Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

25. “In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight, again bent down and broke their tender limbs.” – Henry David Thoreau

26. “Don’t let your August be four weeks of feeling sad that fall is right around the corner.” – Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

27. “Smell brings to mind a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years.” – Diane Ackerman

28. “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

29. “August is a great month in the garden with many flowers including dahlias, sunflowers, and other hot-colored blooms at their peak.” – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

30. “The calm of a thousand summers and dreams of countless Junes return when the lake-wind murmurs through golden August noons.” – William Stanley Braithwaite

Motivational Quotes for the Month of August

31. “August is the slow, gentle month that stretches out the longest across the span of a year. It yawns and lingers on with the light in its palms.” – Victoria Erickson

32. “Summer, the seasons between spring and autumn, comprising in the Northern Hemisphere the warmest months of the year: June, July, and August. The period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline. The summer of life.” – Cecelia Ahern

33. “Make your June good, July better, and the month of August best by looking into the eyes of the sun.” – Anonymous

34. “When August days are hot and dry, I won’t sit by and sigh or die, I’ll get my bottle on the sly, and go ahead, and fish, and lie.” – Paul Laurence Dunbar

35. “In August, an inescapable blanket of heat settled over Paducah, the last gasping breath of summer roaring its weight out over the populace.” – Kelsey Brickl

36. “Welcome, August! A bounty of beautiful beginnings and neverending blessings. Hey you, the reader, may your all dreams come true this month.” – Anonymous

37. “Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy, and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem.” – Sylvia Plath

38. “It was August, and the fields were high with corn.” – Melanie Gideon

39. “The west coast of Corsica on a boat in August is probably as beautiful as it gets.” – Antoine Arnault

40. “The August sun is pouring on the land. His scorching rays and vegetation stands, beseeching to the skies for showers again, and being answered like the prayers of men.” – Edward Blair

41. “May your month of August be filled with wonderful blessings of good health, love, peace, happiness, and prosperity.” – Anonymous

42. “August breeze—perched on the flame tree, a red-vented Bulbul.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

43. “Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic. Its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.” – Henry Rollins

44. “Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer, and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.” – Ik Marvel

45. “For the rest of the vacation, there was hardly a day when they did not go up to it. Preferably in the long, smoky, delicious August evenings when the white moths sailed over the tansy plantation, and the golden twilight faded into dusk and purple over the green slopes beyond, and fireflies lighted their goblin torches by the pond.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

Short August Quotes That’ll Make You Think

46. “Good things are going to happen. Welcome, August!” – Anonymous

47. “In August, most of Europe goes on holiday.” – Tony Visconti

48. “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Happy August.” – Anonymous

49. “Prayer is an August avowal of ignorance.” – Victor Hugo

50. “August is a wicked month.” – Edna O’Brien

51. “The August sun, God’s blood blister.” – Donald E. Westlake

52. “Sometimes August isn’t recognized until December.” – Meka Boyle

53. “August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

54. “Goodbye July, and a big hello to August.” – Anonymous

55. “On the 15th of August, thousands of people fly kites.” – Minshirui

Quotes to Cast Positive Energy in the Month of August

56. “Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance, and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.” – Kent Nerburn

57. “May-August wind blows you in the right direction.” – De philosopher DJ Kyos

58. “It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving sun is in its exaltation, for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy.” – Max Heindel

59. “August is the month of the high sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease.” – John Burroughs

60. “Though goodbyes are depressing, but hellos are always pleasing. So welcome August, and say goodbye to July, the lovely month of celebrating freedom.” – Anonymous

61. “Happy people are the best, and August is the month of the happiest people.” – Anonymous

62. “The soothing, mild-chilled nights of August make you wish for a cozy partner and some alone time.” – Anonymous

63. “I don’t know about you, but August is still an important chapter in summer’s novel.” – Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

64. “This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight like a spy through the ripening countryside, and with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.” – Sarah Orne Jewett

65. “How sociable the garden was. We ate and talked in the given light. The children put their toys on the grass. All the warm wakeful August night.” – Thom Gunn

Great Quotes to Celebrate the Start of August

66. “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

67. “When summer opens, I see how fast it matures and fears it will be short, but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing to the cool of autumn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

68. “One evening in August, you have an errand outdoors, and all of a sudden, it’s pitch-black. It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive.” – Tove Jansson

69. “Caught in the doldrums of August, we may have regretted the departing summer.” – Denis Mackail

70. “Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch.” – Jane Smiley

71. “The English winter ending in July to recommence in August.” – Lord Byron

72. “We used to play football on the levee with no shirts on in the summer August in New Orleans, and my skin would turn red.” – Aaron Neville 

73. “The brilliant poppy flaunts her head amidst the ripening grain, and adds her voice to sell the song that August is here again.” – Helen M. Winslow

74. “August is the Sunday of summer. I wish we could turn the hourglass over.” – Mak Cov

75. “Always keep mint on your windowsill in August to ensure that buzzing flies will stay outside where they belong. Don’t think the summer is over, even when roses droop and turn brown and the stars shift position in the sky.” – Alice Hoffman

76. “Some days are cool while others are hot. August is the month we are talking about.” – Anonymous

77. “I love the little garden in the back of my family’s brownstone in Brooklyn. Digging out there in the dirt is a joy for me. Although by the time August rolls around and my roses have black spot, I need the break winter provides.” – Siri Hustvedt

78. “Hello August, please be kind and less happening. I am not in the mood to go through a lot of excitement this month.” – Anonymous

79. “The thunder in the sky makes the cloud cry, and life in August is like a thunderstorm.” – Anonymous

80. “In the mute August afternoon, they trembled to some undertune of music in the silver air.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

Funny August Quotes to Make You Laugh

81. “August is a gentle reminder for not doing a single thing from your new year resolution for seven months and not doing it for next five.” – Crestless Wave

82. “To all those pinning Halloween costumes and Christmas-themed recipes, let me just say, calm down! It’s August.” – Anonymous

83. “When you enter August, you want some beach days, some relaxing days, and some wife-out-of-town days.” – Anonymous

84. “It’s part of the American experience. We deal with mosquitoes in August.” – Monica Hesse

85. “I bet deep down you still wish your mom would take you clothes shopping every August for the new school year.” – Bridget Willard

86. “Don’t blame the holidays. You were already overweight in August.” – Anonymous

87. “If you had planned to come to Crawford in the middle of the hot summer in August, no one would have come with you, if you had planned it.” – Ann Wright

88. “August depresses me a little. I don’t even feel like eating. And when I don’t eat, that’s a sure sign of stagnation.” – Willard Scott

89. “This August, flaunt your style and make sure to inspire everyone with your looks and good books.” – Anonymous

90. “If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” – Sarah Dessen

Quotes on the Magic That August Brings

91. “The sun was still all August, although calendar August was almost two weeks gone.” – Stephen King

92. “Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.” – Rick Bass

93. “Take me to that island where people celebrate in the streets in August.” – Charmaine J. Forde

94. “That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.” – Garth Brooks

95. “August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed heavily upon my young frame.” – Henry Rollins

96. “What happens is that every August photographers camp out in Hyannis Port. So anytime I go down to the beach or go to the pier or whatever, there’s no avoiding them.” – John F. Kennedy Jr.

97. “August is the month when wars start. It’s when the water dries up, and the spirit begins to wither.” – Al Aronowitz

98. “I will cast my August days behind me with my May, nor strive to drag them into autumn’s place, nor swear I hope when I do but remember. Now violet and rose have had their day. I’ll pluck the soberer asters with good grace and call September nothing but September.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

99. “The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there, a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

100. “I saw the spiders marching through the air, swimming from tree to tree that mildewed day in latter August when the hay came creaking to the barn.” – Robert Lowell

Which Quote Perfectly Described Your August?

August is a month of transition between summer and the fall and winter seasons. There is a significant change of weather from warm and sunny to cold and dark days.

This natural flow of seasons is a commonly used metaphor in literature. It is the perfect description of the highs and lows that we usually experience in life. Also, it explains why August is one of the months that have the longest days but a period that still feels so short.

We hope that these August quotes were able to comfort you for the upcoming winter. Remember to cherish the bright days and to keep your loved ones close during the cold season.

Which August quote is your favorite? Did you relate to these August quotes? Share your thoughts with us below. 

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