"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
"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
- Henry James
"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
"When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person."
- Aimee Friedman, Sea Change
"I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon."
- C. Day Lewis
"I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket."
- Kellie Elmore
"I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this."
- Susan Branch
"In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen."
- Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter
"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."
- Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
Mark T Smith
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
- Russell Baker
"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
Wes L Cockx
"Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil."
- Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
"Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me."
- Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster
"Summertime and the livin’ is easy."
- Porgy and Bess
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
- Sam Keen
"O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth."
- Roman Payne
"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
"It’s summer and time for wandering…"
- Kellie Elmore
"It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer."
- Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things
"I was made for sunny days."
"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
"A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn't mean in winter."
- Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood
"Summertime is always the best of what might be."
- Charles Bowden
"Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne."