Summer Quotes and Short Summer Sayings

Celebrate summer this year with an easygoing summer quote or inspirational saying to symbolize your love for all things summertime! BBQs, pool parties, sunset dinners, birthdays, and more, are all special occasions that deserve a quote. Find an array of summer messages below that range from humorous rhymes to poetic summer odes.

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Fun Summer Quotes

Spread the summertime cheer this season with a fun quote for your summer party invitation! These quotes are lighthearted, whimsical, and easy to add to any card or sign. If you’re looking to keep your summer message short and sweet, choose a quote from below that best represents how you feel about your favorite time of the year. A positive quote that captures the essence of your summer party can make all the difference.

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” – Bob Marley

“There is no ‘we’ in summer. Only ‘u’ and ‘me’.” – Unknown

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

“Salt in the air, sand in my hair.” – Unknown

“Yellow butterflies look like flowers flying through the warm summer air.” – Andrea Willis

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

“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.” – Terri Guillemets

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.” – Bern Williams

“Hip, Hip, Hooray for the Hot Summer Day!” – Unknown

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” – Porgy and Bess

“It’s summer and time for wandering…” – Kellie Elmore

Inspirational Summer Quotes

If you’d like to provide guests with a new perspective on summer or spark their interests on a deeper level, choose an inspirational summer quote! Summer sayings that evoke emotion and provide double meanings can feel rewarding upon reading and are perfect for use in a summer baby shower invitation or summer bridal shower invitation. Use any of these quotes for meaningful and special occasions that occur during the summer.

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

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

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

“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.” – Melissa Marr

“In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” – Aldo Leopold

“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

“Summer is a period of luxurious growth. To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do. Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service. The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us.” -Paul Pitchford

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

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

“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

“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

“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

Funny Summer Quotes

Summer’s best moments are often the funniest between family and friends! Showcase your humorous side by using a funny summer quote to set the tone for your gathering. You can choose a sarcastic summer saying or opt for a comical quote that calls for instant laughter.  These quotes work best for fun 4th of July party themes or summer dinner celebrations with friends. You can set up signage around your event with any of these quotes to keep your party messaging short and sweet.

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

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

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

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” – Kellie Elmore

“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” -Raymond Duncan

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” – Patricia Briggs

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

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” ― Dodie Smith

End of Summer Quotes

Although the end of summer is bittersweet, you can still celebrate the change in seasons with as much charm as a party in July! Tap into your poetic side with these reflective end of summer sayings that are bound to make you carry your summer spirit into fall. Use these quotes to add an introspective touch to your party, while encouraging family and friends to reminisce on a wonderful summer.

“When the winter comes, the summer shines infinitely in our hearts!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer.” – George R.R. Martin

“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

“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.” – Sebastian Faulks

“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

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

“The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.” – Unknown

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

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

“September tries its best to have us forget summer.” – Bern Williams

Summer breeds plenty of cherished memories and connections that last far beyond summer expectations! Whether used in an invitation or handwritten across an endearing sign, summer quotes and sayings can be used to elevate these memories and spell out your summertime mood. Explore our inspirational list of summer party ideas to pair any of these quotes with the perfect summer party theme.