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43 Summer Quotes to Beat the Heat

It's Summer! Are you ready to beat the heat? Since we experience the longest daylight during summer due to the Earth's position, this season is full of sunshine, relaxation, and fun. To help make the most of it, we've compiled a collection of the best summer quotes below. There's something for everyone, from beach-goers to the nature-lovers and everyone in between. 

Although America's favorite season is autumn on average, the survey shows that the younger age bracket, 18 to 34, love summer the most. The next group, 35 to 54, favors autumn, while the 55 and over loves spring. So this survey by YouGov reveals our preferences do change as we age. No matter your favorite season, we have a collection of quotes for each.

After reading all the summer quotes below, contrast the season with our compilation of winter quotes, or head on over to our beach quotes for more good feels.

Best Summer Quotes

Based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's records, during the meteorological summer of 2022, the average temperature for the adjoining United States was 73.9 degrees F, 2.5 degrees above average. The data makes it the third-hottest summer season in 128 years. Scorching hot!

Our exposure to the sun can provide up to 90% of our daily recommended Vitamin D intake, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth, but everything should be in moderation. So if you're aiming for that perfect tan, limit your exposure to 10-15 minutes and read up on our sun safety tips

After reading our best summer quotes, apply your zero-waste sunscreen before basking under the sun.

"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 #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #dogood #summer #world #summer #love

"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

"Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves." -Debasish Mridha #trvst #quotes #socialchange #beinspired #summer #beaches

"Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves."
- Debasish Mridha

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer." -Jenny Han #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange #summer #summer

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer."
- Jenny Han

Fun Summer Quotes To Enjoy The Warm Weather

Summer is an exciting time of year, with the warm weather, outdoor activities, and generally laid-back atmosphere. 

One of the favorite activities of Americans during the warmer weather of summer is grilling barbecues. According to a 2021 survey by Harris Poll, 8 in 10 Americans enjoy outdoor grilling with friends and family more than eating at a restaurant. I have to agree! My best summer memory is eating grilled meat after frolicking in the ocean. How about you? What do you enjoy doing during summer? And what's your favorite summer quote?

As you read the summer quotes below, imagine yourself having fun in the sweltering weather. And whether grilling or enjoying a hamper full of goodies, our zero-waste picnic tips provide some worthwhile considerations to enjoy getting outdoors with less waste.

"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." -Henry James #trvst #quotes #beinspired #gogreen #summer

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

"I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket." -Kellie Elmore #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialchange #summer #summer #love

"I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket."
- Kellie Elmore

"If summer had one defining scent, it'd definitely be the smell of barbecue." -Katie Lee #trvst #quotes #socialchange #socialimpact #summer #summer

"If summer had one defining scent, it'd definitely be the smell of barbecue."
- Katie Lee

"When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill." -Taylor Swift #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #summer #summer

"When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill."
- Taylor Swift

"There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party—let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendor, speak for itself." -Pippa Middleton #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #summer #garden #summer

"There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party—let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendor, speak for itself."
- Pippa Middleton

"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 #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #changetheworld #summer #sleep #summer #tree

"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

"Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling." -K.D. Lang #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #planetearthfirst #summer #wind #sun #summer

"Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling."
- K.D. Lang

"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 #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #planetearthfirst #summer

"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

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." -Langston Hughes #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialchange #summer #summer #earth

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."
- Langston Hughes

Profound Quotes About Summer To Think Over

During the summer months, animals are struggling to find ways to stay cool in habitats that are becoming increasingly hotter than usual due to climate change. Like us, animals also tend to seek shaded areas during summer to cool down. 

While we seek beaches and pools, many animals, such as birds and reptiles, dip in the water. Lastly, most animals get rid of excess body heat by panting. We have seen dogs do this but do you know that birds do it too? Instead of pants, it is called gular fluttering, wherein the bird opens its mouth and vibrates its throat tissues.

As you think over the summer quotes below, also ponder on the situation of wildlife in the scorching weather.

"The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter in summer nights." -Sally Ride #trvst #quotes #socialchange #planetearthfirst #summer #nights #summer

"The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter in summer nights."
- Sally Ride

"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 #trvst #quotes #socialchange #thinkgreen #summer #summer #trees #life #growing

"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

"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 #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #bethechange #summer #trees #water

"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

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." -Celia Thaxter #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #summer #summer

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
- Celia Thaxter

"When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome." -Wilma Rudolph #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #changetheworld #summer #sun

"When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."
- Wilma Rudolph

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain." -John Keats #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #summer #summer

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
- John Keats

"In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different." -John Steinbeck #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialchange #summer #flowers #world #sunset

"In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different."
- John Steinbeck

Perfect Summer Captions To Post On Social Media

According to a 2022 survey by One Poll, half of Americans plan to make summer memories indoors with the AC on to avoid sweating, sunburns, and bugs. Also, data shows that the best ways to beat the summer sun's heat are catching up over good food, shopping, and playing in the arcade. So whether you want to spend your summer vacation indoors or outdoors, do what makes you happy! 

Don't forget to use the rest of our inspirational summer quotes below when you share fun memories on social media.

"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #summer #wild

"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought." -Wallace Stevens #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #beinspired #summer #summer

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

"Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance." -Yoko Ono #trvst #quotes #dogood #ecoconscious #summer

"Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance."
- Yoko Ono

"A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about." -John Mayer #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #summer #summer

"A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about."
- John Mayer

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June." -Al Bernstein #trvst #quotes #dogood #socialimpact #summer

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."
- Al Bernstein

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." -Sam Keen #trvst #quotes #beinspired #takeaction #summer #summer

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
- Sam Keen

"In summer, the song sings itself." -William Carlos Williams #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #changetheworld #summer #summer

"In summer, the song sings itself."
- William Carlos Williams

"Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #collectiveaction #summer #spirit

"Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
- Van Morrison

"I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this." -Susan Branch #trvst #quotes #gogreen #thinkgreen #summer

"I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this."
- Susan Branch

"Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #gogreen #takeaction #summer #sun #summer

"Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me."
- Unknown

"You are so much sunshine in every square inch." -Walt Whitman #trvst #quotes #beinspired #gogreen #summer

"You are so much sunshine in every square inch."
- Walt Whitman

Summer's lease hath all too short a date.

~ William Shakespeare

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…

~ Susan Polis Schutz

One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.

~ Jeannette Walls

Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.

~ Kellie Elmore

A few more summer quotes for those warmer days

As the sultry rays of the sun dance upon our skin and the gentle breeze whispers secrets in our ears, we find ourselves basking in the glorious warmth of summertime. Ah, the season of sun-kissed cheeks, barefoot adventures, and ice-cold lemonades. These scorching days ignite a fire within our souls, reminding us of the sheer delight found in good sunshine and simple pleasures.

With each passing summer, the mercury continues its relentless climb, reminding us of the pressing reality of climate change. While we revel in the heat, we mustn't forget the responsibility that lies upon us to protect our planet.

As the temperatures soar, so does the urgency to create a sustainable future for generations to come. Let us be mindful of our actions as we conclude our final selection of summer quotes, for it is within our power to combat the adverse effects of global warming and preserve the beauty of summertime for eternity.

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.

~ Maud Hart Lovelace

One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.

~ Henry David Thoreau

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

~ Charles Dickens

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.

~ Ray Bradbury

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

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.

~ Natalie Babbitt

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

~ John Lubbock

In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.

~ Albert Camus

All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer… one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doing, come as near perfection as anything can come in this world.

~ L.M. Montgomery

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different.

~ John Steinbeck

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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