60 Summer Quotes for the Best Vacation Ever

If you want to make this year’s vacation a time that you will never forget, then make sure you read our compilation of summer quotes!

Everyone loves the summer season. After all, it is a time to relax and focus on our hobbies that we weren’t able to enjoy before.

Even if it is the warmest season, summer is still a limitless period that anyone can enjoy in different ways. Some will go to the beach, hike, or enjoy sports activities.

There are also homebodies who enjoy staying at home to read, trying to cook different dishes, or taking a nap. 

No matter how you spend your summer, it is undoubtedly a moment that will leave lasting memories in our minds.

So, if you are a fan of the warmest season of the year, then make sure you don’t miss out on reading our list of summer quotes.

Continue reading below.

And make sure to read these spring quotes and fall quotes.

Best Summer Quotes

1. “A little bit of summer’s what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer

2. “Summer has filled her veins with light, and her heart is washed with noon.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

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

4. “Summer’s the same. We’re the ones who are changing.” – Jenny Han

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

6. “Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” – Hal Borland

7. “Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in the sunshine.” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “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

9. “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” – Brian Wilson

Summer Quotes That Reveal the Beauty of the Warmest Season

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

11. “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

12. “Summer: hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, drinks get colder, music gets louder, nights get longer, life gets better.” – Anonymous

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

14. “One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls

15. “Ah, summer, that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.” – Darrell Hammond

16. “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

17. “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

18. “Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” – Debasish Mridha

19. “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

20. “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

Also read: June Quotes, July Quotes

Short Summer Quotes

21. “Summer passes, and one remembers one’s exuberance.” – Yoko Ono

22. “Summer breeze makes me feel fine.” – Seals & Crofts

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

24. “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter

25. “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” – Russell Baker

26. “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R. R. Martin

27. “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – William Shakespeare

28. “We know summer is the height of being alive.” – Gary Shteyngart

29. “A life without love is like a year without summer.” – Swedish Proverb

Also read: August Quotes, Short Quotes

Summer Quotes That’ll Make You Imagine Relaxing and Happy Days

30. “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

31. “It’s like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine. It feels something like summertime.” – Bon Jovi

32. “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 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

33. “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

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

35. “What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” – Gertrude Jekyll

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

Also read: Winter Quotes

Summer Quotes That Will Recharge You on Your Vacation

37. “Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” – Ada Louise Huxtable

38. “In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry

39. “If it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” – Evelyn Waugh

40. “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime!” – Kenny Chesney

Summer Quotes for the Poets and Writers

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

42. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon. To me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

43. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” – William Shakespeare

44. “To see the summer sky is poetry, though never in a book it lies. True poems flee.” – Emily Dickinson

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

46. “I felt like summer had taken me over.” – Junot Díaz

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

48. “When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and, like a dream of beauty, glides away.” – Sarah Helen Whitman

49. “Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.” – Paul Monette

50. “It is easy to forget now how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen

Funny Summer Quotes

51. “Summer vacation: where you drink triple, see double, and act single.” – Anonymous

52. “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.” – Jim Dent

53. “It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.” – Walter Winchell

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54. “Just the smell of summer can make me fall in love.” – Anonymous

55. “A summer I’ll always remember with people I’ll never forget.” – Anonymous

56. “Summertime, and I am feeling fine.” – Anonymous

57. “Never stop chasing your summer.” – Anonymous

58. “Summer is here, and I am vibing.” – Anonymous

59. “I’m dreaming of a hot summer.” – Anonymous

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

Did These Summer Quotes Make You Excited for Your Next Adventure?

Summer, like all seasons, only comes once a year. It also has advantages and disadvantages depending on people’s hobbies and favorites. On the surface, summer does not look special and is similar to other seasons.

However, it is undeniable that summer holds a charm everyone loves—it brings nostalgia. After all, our unforgettable childhood memories took place under the summer heat. We experienced meeting other kids who took a vacation in our hometown, went to beaches, and ate different tropical fruits. 

All of these things make summer a season that everyone has a fond memory of. It is a fantastic period that not only makes us look forward to new things to do but also brings us back to warm and happy memories of the past.

Hopefully, these quotes were able to encourage you to make the most out of your summer this year. So, let this season be a moment to cherish forever!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

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