Now that it’s officially spring (sorry winter, you won’t be missed), we’re already counting down the days until summer arrives. There’s just something about the warm weather rolling in and the cool weather slowly making its way out that makes each day better. But considering we still have a few months until the actual first day of summer, we decided to round up 45 summer quotes that’ll have you dreaming of sandy beaches, ocean waves and, of course, that sometimes brutal heat that we all love to hate.

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1. “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

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2. “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, enjoying the scenery, having fun with family and friends.” – Brian Wilson

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3. “Look, if I could run across the beach into my own arms, I would.” – Jackie Burkhart, That ’70s Show

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4. “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – sportscaster, Al Bernstein

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5. “When all else fails, take a vacation.” – activist, Betty Williams

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6. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – author, Jenny Han

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

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8. “Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.” – Zooey Deschanel

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9. “Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” – Nora Ephron

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10. “I just wanna lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.“ – Kevin Malone, The Office

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11. “Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” – John Mayer, “Wildfire”

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

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13. “Hot Girl Summer so you know she got it lit.” – Meghan Thee Stallion, “Hot Girl Summer”

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14. “Summertime, and the living is easy.” – George Gershwin, “Summertime”

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15. “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – author, Sam Keen

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16. “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

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17. “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.“ — William Shakespeare

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18. “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

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

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20. “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” – Langston Hughes

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21. “She was sippin' on Southern and singing Marshall Tucker. We were fallin' in love in the sweet heart of summer.” – Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”


22. “In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode, and every sunset is different.” – John Steinbeck

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23. “It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine... it's summertime!” – Kenny Chesney, “Summertime”

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24. “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

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25. “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, To Kill a Mockingbird

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26. “But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun.” – The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun”

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27. “If summer had one defining scent, it'd definitely be the smell of barbecue.” – chef and author, Katie Lee

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


29. “Summer sun, something's begun, but, oh, oh, the summer nights.” — John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, “Summer Nights,” Grease

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30. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Olympic athlete, Wilma Rudolph

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31. “But the beach has cute boys.” – Miley Stewart, Hannah Montana

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32. “There’s nothing better than a beautiful day at the beach filled with sun, surf, and uh, diligent note-taking. ”– Pam Beesly, The Office

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33. “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.” – Jane Austen

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34. “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it's a start.” — Anthony Bourdain

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35. “We’re waxing down our surfboards. We can’t wait for June..." — Beach Boys, “Surfin' USA”

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36. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller

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

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

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39. “Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” — Oprah Winfrey

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40. “At the beach, time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted.” — T.S. Eliot

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41. “You can feel it in the streets. On a day like this, the heat, I feel like summer.” — Childish Gambino

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42. “I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. — Robert Bridges

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43. “We know summer is the height of being alive.” — Gary Shteyngart

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44. “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

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45. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


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