25 Inspiring Quotes for Summer Solstice

I love summer! So much fullness and beauty. Each day seems to hold the promise of a fresh start.  Of abundance and hope. To celebrate the start of summer, I am sharing some of my favorite summertime quotes. Enjoy! 

1.  Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the summer solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. ~Gary Zuka

2.  I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer — its dust and lowering skies. ~Toni Morrison

3.  Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare, and left the flushed print in a poppy there. ~Francis Thompson

4.  Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. ~Pablo Neruda

5.  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 

6.  Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russell Baker 

7.  The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom. The sunlight was a benediction. The breezes were so caressingly soft and intimate on the skin as to be embarrassing. ~Dan Simmons 

8.  Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out. ~Deb Caletti 


9.  Tears of joy are like the summer raindrops pierced by sunbeams. ~Horsea Ballou 

10.  Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~Sam Keen

11.  A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. ~St. Francis of Assisi

12.  Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun. ~Kahlil Gibran 

13.  Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

14.  When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. ~WilmaRudolph

15.  The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. ~Henry Ward Beecher 

16.  I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips. ~Violette Leduc 

17.  What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. ~Gertrude Jekyll 

18.  In summer, the song sings itself. ~William Carlos Williams

19. Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John Lubbock

20.  The luxury of all summer's sweet sensation is to be found when one lies at length in the warm, fragrant grass, soaked with sunshine, aware of regions of blossoming clover and of a high heaven filled with the hum of innumerous bees. ~Harriet E. Prescott, 

21.  I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches. ~Oriana Green 

22.  Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscapeLay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

23.  I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder. ~Terri Guillemets

24.  Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world. ~Ada Louise Huxtable 

25.  Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives. ~Gary Zukav 


Kirsten Warner