13 Quotes to Sizzle Your Summer

One of my favorite pastimes is to read and share quotes. I can’t get enough of the balance between the poetic and the profound meanings in short phrases. 

Together we will pause and soak up this exciting gathering of words to hail summertime. Together we will discover how our inner selves will be inspired and moved by the wisdom of sayings. Together we will collect a set of quotes to help us stretch and believe in something bigger than our inner critic.

The world is alive in the summer and there's no shortage of inspiration for writers. Colorful blooms adorn the ground by our feet. The sun begs for our attention. Water draws us near her crests and crashes against the tide.

Let’s take these bite-size quotes and help them flourish in your summer garden. Post one on your phone. Use it as wallpaper on your computer screen. Print one for a friend. Send it to someone who could use a summertime lift. Remind yourself summer calls us to celebrate the joy of light, the peace of a mesmerizing sunset and the love of an expanding chapter of memories in our life story.

Which quote is your favorite?

 “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, Anne's House of Dreams

“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, Anne's House of Dreams

 "Breathe in that sweetness that hovers in August." -Denise Levertov, Poet

"Breathe in that sweetness that hovers in August." -Denise Levertov, Poet

 "Summer's filled with breaking the rules, Standing apart, Ignoring your head, and following your heart." -Anonymous

"Summer's filled with breaking the rules, Standing apart, Ignoring your head, and following your heart." -Anonymous

 "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, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

"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, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

 "Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..." -Susan Polis Schutz

"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..." -Susan Polis Schutz

 "Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August" -Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August"
-Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

 "If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed." -unknown

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed." -unknown

 “It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” -Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.”
-Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

 "Summer is a state of mind." -unknown

"Summer is a state of mind." -unknown

 "Take me somewhere where the summer never ends..." -Make Do And Mend, "Desert Lily"

"Take me somewhere where the summer never ends..." -Make Do And Mend, "Desert Lily"

 "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "Hey! It's summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!" -Terri Guillemets

"Hey! It's summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!" -Terri Guillemets

 "I felt like summer has taken me over." -Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her

"I felt like summer has taken me over." -Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her