We’ve assembled some of the best summer quotes and sayings for you. A beach is the ultimate destination of most vacations. Whether it is a weekend vacation or an annual holiday, most people love to find a beautiful beach where they could find all the relaxation under the sun.
You may find many of these quotes and sayings to be funny while others have a deeper meaning to them. Some might make for a perfect comment on social media or on a postcard sent home from an exotic location.
Best Summer Quotes
Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
T. S. Eliot
If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.
Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.
Beach Life Quotes
Life is a summer, full of fun, at the beach, under the sun.
It doesn’t matter where you go in life as long as you go to the beach
Beaches are God’s poetry.
Nothing soothes the soul like a walk on the beach.
What a boon to live on the water! Such delicious shades and hues! This is a template worthy of the greatest painters.
A walk on the beach is a simple activity but its rewards cannot be counted. The sound of the waves, fresh air, and endless sky make us happy and serene.
The harder the access, the sweeter the find.
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Good Summer Quotes
Live in the sunshine swim the sea drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Long walks on the beach are the supposed holy grail of a romantic evening. The beach becomes a kind of utopia – the place where all our dreams come true.
Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach.
The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It’s my oxygen. I forget how much I need it sometimes when I’m away working.
Beach: a place of relaxation, rest and tranquility.
I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.
I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
A beach is not only a sweep of sand but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.
Funny Beach Quotes
May the inherent stress and peril of unfolding a beach chair not sabotage your plans to relax this summer.
When all else fails, take a vacation.
A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and does not send a card.
Let’s go spend a day at the beach checking our email.
The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.
The beach is a great place to relieve the soul-crushing stress you build up in the traffic going to the beach.
My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.
Funny Summer Quotes
A vacation is a sunburn at premium prices.
Please join me at the beach to help detract attention from my body abnormalities.
I always appreciate you warning me about sunburn after I’ve gotten horribly sunburned.
Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
Short Summer Quotes
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
In summer, the song sings itself.
William Carlos Williams
A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.
Who first invented work, and bound the free and holiday-rejoicing spirit down?
A vacation is like love – anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.
When in doubt, go on vacation!
A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.
Vacations brighten a man. They tend to make his work more attractive to him and to make him more attractive to his work.
Harry Van Demark
Carefree Summer Quotes
Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
Vacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing.
Holiday: A period of activity so intense that it can only be undertaken three or four weeks in the year.
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
If you come home as happy as you leave, you have had a good vacation.
It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time.
The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart when the full tide of feeling overflows.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Clever Summer Quotes
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
Summertime is always the best of what might be.
The sun is new each day.
When the sun shines, it not only brightens our day; it enlightens us, our soul, cleansing it of the gloominess that the night’s darkness had brought in.
I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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Summertime and the living is easy
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them.
Louisa May Alcott
Sunlight is like the breath of life to the pomp of autumn.
Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.
Sunshine is Nature’s hug and spirit breath to the earth.
Sunshine is my quest.
It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine… it’s summertime!
One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.
Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.
Inspirational Summer Quotes
One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Henry David Thoreau
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 on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.
C. Day Lewis
Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.
Summer sun, something’s begun, but, oh, oh, the summer nights.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, “Summer Nights,” Grease
Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Beautiful Summer Days
In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different.
It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
Maud Hart Lovelace
If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.
Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.
Spring being a touch act to follow, God created June.
It is a grave error to assume that ice cream consumption requires hot weather.
Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I’m one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun—my children are horrified!
In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other…everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time – this collection of weeks when anything was possible.
I was on the beach every summer. That was the pleasant part of my childhood because we were right by the sea. We’d take a picnic, and I’d spend hours in the water until I turned blue. You couldn’t get me out of there.
Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.
I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.
You are so much sunshine in every square inch.
Summer Vacation Quotes
Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.
Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something.
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.
Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.
August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are chirping, and the lawn mower is broken.
By Liz Olson
Liz is a poet and writer living in Minneapolis.
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