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May 24, 2024

15 Quotes to Make You Excited for Summer’s Arrival

Summer’s Arrival

Words: Christen Hammons
Photo credit: Jimena Roquero

As the calendar approaches June, you can begin to feel summer’s arrival in the air. The long days are filled with sunshine that seems to linger in the evening. There is a sense of anticipation as people early count down to the joys this time of year brings with it — from lazy afternoons spent lounging by the shimmering waters to balmy evenings under the starlit sky. Here are some of our favorite quotes that always get us excited for summer.

Quotes That Make You Excited for Summer

1. “This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is, in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on Earth.”
— Victoria Erickson

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

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

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

5. “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

6. “Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns.”
— Marty Rubin

7. “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

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

9. “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 a 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

10. “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

11. “One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
— Jeanette Walls

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

13. “Then followed that beautiful season … summer … filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

14. “Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”
— Hosea Ballou

15. “In the tapestry of seasons, summer weaves the threads of joy and adventure.”
— Luna Brightwater


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Comments ( 1 )

  1. Frances Donald Adams

    May 26, 2024 at 10:13 am

    I remember summer walking everywhere bare footed on the hot side walk in Clarksdale Mississippi and in the cool grass.

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