56 Best Inspirational Summer Quotes For Instagram

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As summer approaches, I am super excited to share some inspirational summer quotes with you. 

Whether you’re planning to soak up some Vitamin D, sip on some ice-cold lemonade, or post some beachy summer Instagram posts, we all love funny summer quotes to tickle your funny bone, or summer love quotes to express our true feelings. 

Perhaps you love short summer quotes that are perfect for Instagram captions. Either way, these beautiful summer quotes will inspire you to make the most of the warm weather. You can also pair these quotes about summer with unique beachy gift ideas.

American poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s quote is my favorite from the list. It totally transports to the memory of a good summer day!

Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.” —Benjamin Alire Sáenz

So sit back, relax, and enjoy these sweet summer quotes to make this summer one to remember!

Inspirational Summer Quotes for Instagram

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

“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” —Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

“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

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”― George R.R. Martin

“A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”― Rudyard Kipling

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

“Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.” —Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” —Maud Hart Lovelace

“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

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” —Sam Keen

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

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”― George R.R. Martin

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

“O light! This is the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.”― Albert Camus

“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

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”― susan polis schutz

“Green was the silence, wet was the light,the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”― Pablo Neruda

“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 library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.” ― Polly Horvath

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun”.- Brian Wilson

“In front of us, the ocean stretched for eternity. Around us, reggae mussy floated through the air. In our drying clothes and still-damp hair, we ate junk food and talked.At some point we finished and went for a long walk in the sand. We picked up shells, laughed, and talked. Before I knew it, the sun was going down and we went back to the van. We lay side by side, stretched out on the blanket. When the sun dropped completely below the horizon, we let the moon illuminate us.”

― Shannon Greenland

“There was so much time that marvelous summer. Day after day, mist rose from the meadow as the sky lightened and hedges, barns and woods took shape until, at last, the long curving back of the hills lifted away from the Plain. It was a sort of stage-magic.” ― J.L. Carr

“The sun shone with all the gaiety and promise of early summer. The new green leaves glistened with it, and the apple and pear blossoms, just past their prime, drifted in the warm air like white butterflies, powdering the orchard floor with their bruised petals.” ― Louisa Morgan

“The thing about a deep summer’s evening is that it is filled with an array of sounds that never intrude on the silence because they were created to accentuate it, not fill it.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

It was August. The cicadas swarmed overhead, iridescent wings beating the air as they flew above the landscape, breathing fresh air for the first time in seventeen years. Each summer brought a new brood, erupting forth from the earth, like corpses rising on judgment day, a reminder of the never-ending cycle of life and decay.” ― Jesse Stryker

“Meeting someone on a summer’s evening is like giving a dead flame new life.” ― Caleb Azumah Nelson

“And summer’s surely really all about an imagined end. We head for it instinctually like it must mean something. We’re always looking for it, looking it, heading towards it all year, the way a horizon holds the promise of a sunset. We’re always looking for the full open leaf, the open warmth, the promise that we’ll one day soon surely be able to lie back and have summer done to us; one day soon we’ll be treated well by the world. Like there really is a kinder finale and it’s not just possible but assured, there’s a natural harmony that’ll be spread at your feet, unrolled like a sunlit landscape just for you. As if what it was always all about, your time on earth, was the full happy stretch of all the muscles of the body on a warmed patch of grass, one long sweet stem of that grass in the mouth. Care free. What a thought. Summer.” ― Ali Smith

“It is not summer surrendering. Rather it is summer coming to the grand culmination that it has spent months vigorously preparing for. For fall is the glory of summer in splendid display. Such are the celebrations that God creates, for the intense majesty of His irrepressible character can create nothing less.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“On summer nights when the windows are open, you can listen in on people’s lives—babies crying, kids laughing, radios blaring, mothers yelling, couples fighting. Funny thing is, the sounds are always the same. Even though different people come and go, the sounds stay the same. I like that. It makes me feel a part of something big, something never ending, like the stars.” ― Jackie French Koller

“Love needs new leaves every summer of life, as much as your elm-tree, and new branches to grow broader and wider, and new flowers to cover the ground.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe

The summer sun welcomes me out to sandy beaches with palm trees. I am lulled by caressing rays as warm as heavy, denim quilts. The heat melts away distresses from my muscles, from my thinking. Entranced and contented, I bask in the careless arms of sunshine.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl,From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl,I’d love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl,But I’m never warm enough for my lovely summer girl,It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while she holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her handI’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.”― Maggie Stiefvater

“Ah, summer! The season when worry steps aside, delight takes over, and every day is as good as the amount of time spent outdoors.It’s a chance to swim past the breakers, take outdoor showers, hold court from a pool float, or rely on nothing but your wits, a pineapple, rum, and a blender to make the most of an afternoon. When the only imperative is to unwind, unplug, and open up to a day of possibilities, you know you’re going to have fun.”― Marnie Hanel

“When we talk about summer, we are not talking about time. A summer is a bright wound that splits the year open like a hinge and leaves you exposed for who you really are, in the heat and pause and stretch of it. A summer is an agreement whereby something happens between people, between us.”― Sarah Maria Griffin

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” ― Stephen King

“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

Short Summer Quotes for Instagram Captions

“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.”― Sebastian Faulks

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
-Sam Keen

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!”― Kenny Chesney

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”― William Shakespeare

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

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

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
– Charles Bowden

“It’s summer and time for wandering”
-Kellie Elmore

“Books and summertime go together.”― Lisa Schroeder

Funny Summer Quotes For Instagram

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

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

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.”
-James Dent

“Long summer days can calm the angriest of beasts”.
-Bert McCoy

“It is not summer, England doesn’t have summer, it has continuous autumn with a fortnight’s variation here and there.”― Natasha Pulley

“How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.Some dance to remember, some dance to forget”― The Eagles

In summer the empire of insects spreads.”― Adam Zagajewski

“Summer had grabbed its beach towels, buckets and spades and packed up for the season”― CJ Tudor

Have you got a favorite quote from the list? Let me know in the comments!

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