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12 Beautiful Quotations about Summer by Jessica Barrah

Summertime is (supposedly) finally here! The longest day of the year is coming up, and apart from a few torrential downpours and gale force winds, we’re enjoying warmer sunnier days. Here are some of the nicest quotations about the summertime from an array of famous authors.






1. “Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets


2. “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”
― William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets


3. “If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…”
― Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited


4. “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


5. “The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.”
— Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist


6. “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


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

― Henry James


8. “Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. 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; but most of all, summer was Dill.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


9. “June had drawn out every leaf on the trees. The mothers of Pimlico gave suck to their young. Messages were passing from the Fleet to the Admiralty. Arlington Street and Piccadilly seemed to chafe the very air in the Park and lift its leaves hotly, brilliantly, on waves of that divine vitality which Clarissa loved. To dance, to ride, she had adored all that.”
― Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway


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, The Use Of Life


11. “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib


12 “Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
― Charles Bowden


We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of quotations – do share your own favourites with us.



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Written by
Jessica Barrah
Published on
05/06/2017
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Writing, Summer, and Quotations

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