150+ Inspiring First Day Of Summer Quotes To Kick Off The Season

150+  Inspiring First Day Of Summer Quotes To Kick Off The Season

Welcome to the first day of summer! As the summer solstice on June 21st kicks off the warm season, it's the perfect time to embrace the sunshine, fun activities, and carefree spirit that summer brings. To celebrate the start of summer and provide inspiration on its first day, we've compiled over 120 first-day-of-summer quotes from writers, poets, and thinkers throughout history. In this collection, you'll find quotes that capture the joy of summer memories, calls to slow down and relax, words of encouragement to seize new adventures, and more. Whether you're enjoying a barbecue in the backyard, hiking at your local state park, or simply basking in the longer days, these first day of summer quotes will add to your appreciation for everything this beloved season has to offer. So read on to find the perfect quote to match your mood and experiences on the first summer day!

First Day of Summer Quotes: Nature

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date." - William Shakespeare

"All good things are wild and free." - Henry David Thoreau

"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees." - John Muir

"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." - Rachel Carson

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own." - Charles Dickens

"The beauty of nature is infinite." - Alexander Graham Bell

"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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"Nature's way is quietly to restore." - August Wilhelm Schlegel

"The blossoms of the cherry are falling like rain - the summer is fading, we too shall pass." - Ryōkan

"Summer gives her golden hours to nature first." - Christina Rossetti

"How can anyone not like summer? The warmth, the flowers, the slow days." - Amy Tan

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." - Hamilton Wright Mabie

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

"Summer breezes, summer trees, summer skies - all shine warm and thorn-free." - Sara Coleridge

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

"Summer is nature's way of saying, 'Slow down, stay awake.'" - Nan Moore

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." - John Ruskin

"Even when it's cloudy, summer comes easy." - Lucinda Williams

"Summer lingered late that year" - George R.R. Martin

"Summer day among the meadow flowers." - Alfred Tennyson

"The beauty and wonder of summer." - Mary Renault

"Nature is a language that all can understand." - Meister Eckhart

"The wind and the sun will be her playfellows." - W.B. Yeats

"Summer speaks of rest, of quiet growth, of fierceness tamed." - Hal Borland

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own." - Charles Dickens

First Day of Summer Quotes: Fun in the Sun

"If you want to have a good time, you have to commit to having a good time." - Unknown

"There are worse things in life than sunburn or skin cancer. Have you ever gotten up in the morning, looked in the mirror and seen a Cincinnati Bengals fan staring back at you?" - Dave Barry

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

"I love those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, when the sun goes sliding down the sky." - Marty Robbins

"Girls become women way before boys become men, so let's enjoy being girls as long as we can." - Carly Simon

"I'll always remember. Summer sun, something's always in the way. Wishing I had you by my side to tell me it's alright." - Taylor Swift

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." - John Ruskin

"When the hot days come, we like to relax and have fun." - Judy Blume

"The thing about summer rain is that it's usually over pretty quickly and the sun always comes back out." - Sarah Dessen

"The summer sun is not so hot when it's partly cloudy all day." - Dean Koontz

"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." Henry James

"Out of my heart arises a joy so sudden, so keen that the breath catches." - Elizabeth Bowen

"It might be summer, it might be sunny. We'll be inside all day and have some fun." - Dolly Parton

"The hottest place in hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"Just pack a camera, lots of film and take lots of pictures, go places you've never been before." - Johnny Carson

"There is such beauty around us, even in the simple things we encounter every day." - Ann Voskamp

"I love you when summer's here, the whole year 'round, not just in summer." - Carole King

"Beach, sunshine, palm trees, ocean - what else do you need?" - Khloe Kardashian

"Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too." - Unknown

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West

"Take time to smell the flowers on those hot summer days." - Catherine Pulsifer

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

"Summer is thinking weather without its hat." - Robert Musson

"Love the living summer air, love it anywhere!" - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Summers end and all is dust and grey, save what is gold within the day." - Anna Wickham

First Day of Summer Quotes: Outdoor Activities

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be." - Anne Frank

"Nothing clears your mind like a vigorous hike through the woods." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir

"The trails are calling and I must go." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." - Amelia Earhart

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"Adventuring is seeing how far beyond the normal our abilities can be stretched. It is learning. It is intimacy with nature and self-discovery." - Bear Grylls

"Come with me; the summer calls." - Minna Antrim

"A summer evening in the country." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune." - William Shakespeare

"Let us be gay while we are young." - Ovid

"Pack light; travel far." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"In the woods we return to reason and faith." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no better mental vacation than the one outdoors on a summer day." - Mira Grant

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." - Amelia Earhart

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend—inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

"The woods were made for the hunter and fisherman." - Lord Byron

"Come wander with me among the flowers, Across the prairies through the hours." - Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something." - Neil Gaiman

"Into the woods and far away." - L. Frank Baum

"Outdoor exercise is always wholesome and stimulating." - James Bryce

"Love the life you live. Live the life you love." - Bob Marley

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs

"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold." - Hunter S. Thompson

"The more a man walks, the more he sees and understands."- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." – Aristotle

First Day of Summer Quotes: Travel & Adventure

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." - Amelia Earhart

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

"Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Wanderlust: The itch that only traveling will scratch." - Unknown

"Some people travel to find themselves. I travel to lose myself." - Sara Shady

"You don't have to go far to explore new places." - David Attenborough

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"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It's summer. Get out there and live. Live so big that you can't even remember how small your problems were." - Trisha Yearwood

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step." - Lao Tzu

"He who only dreams, wakes to nothing." - African Proverb

"The road to adventure is paved with broken dreams." - American Proverb

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." - Lin Yutang

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

"Get out of the ordinary way of seeing things." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself." - Danny Kaye

"My summer travels were more charged with adventure and filled with greater sights than all my expeditions put together." - John Muir

"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings." - Victor Hugo

"There are no foreign lands, it is the traveler only who is foreign." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication." - Oprah Winfrey

"Some travels are about reaching the destination. Others are about the places we find along the way." - Unknown

"To leave home is to be filled with adventure." - Rose Macaulay

"Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance backwards helps you see how far you have climbed." - Harold B. Melchart

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

First Day of Summer: Relaxation & Slowing Down

"Summer was when I slowed down enough to appreciate the magic that wove itself into the fabric of the everyday." - Barbara Kingsolver

"In this summer weather, one should be happy at least to be alive." - Euripides

"The breeze so soft, the leaves so green, the air so sweet at summer's end." - Christina Rossetti

"There is a lazy summer indolence about life now." - Sitting Bull

"In summer, relax your body and strengthen your mind." - Lailah Gifty Akita

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date." - William Shakespeare

"Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who slow down and take relaxation breaks." - Unknown

"In the summer, relax your body and strengthen your mind." - Lailah Gifty Akita

"Summer: a season that whispers, ‘Slow down.'" - Nick Carino

"There are more fools in summer weather." - Spanish Proverb

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." - Hamilton Wright Mabie

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

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

"Summer is my favorite season. Warm, relaxing, laid back." - Taylor Swift

"Summertime—and the living is breezy." - Samuel Goldwyn

"The summer day is full of quiet hours." - George Eliot

"There is no better way to appreciate your life than to imagine yourself without one." - Josh J. Raymond

"Slow down and enjoy life, it's not only the scenery you miss, it's also the journey." - Dan Zadra

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought." - Wallace Stevens

"The heart of summer has slowed down." - Amy Hempel

"The summer sun is not so hot when it's cloudy all day." - Dean Koontz

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

"'Tis now the summer of your soul." - William Shakespeare

"Summer's all too short, let's make it last all fall." - Heather McMahan

"In summer, the song sings itself." - William Carlos Williams

First Day of Summer Quotes: Beach & Water

"Nothing lifts the spirit like a swim in the sea." - William Wordsworth

"I do believe in 'beach therapy.'" - Cameron Diaz

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau

"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides." - Jules Verne

"The sea, the sea, the open sea. The blue, the fresh, the ever free." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"I do not know what there is about going to the beach that makes me feel happy." - Giuliana Rancic

"By all means, go to the beach." - Jenny McCarthy

"The sea is the poetry of physics, and yet physics reduce the poetry to nothingness." - James Clerk Maxwell

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

"Out of the sea, with fond memories of its birth." - Mathew Prior

"The waves will be your music, the seagulls your chorus." - Maria Mutch

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

"The beach! Salty, foamy, and unforgettable." - Margaret Cho

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau

"Love doth make all places alike." - Christopher Marlowe

"Mother sea, I am her." - Tao Lin

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"The waves know nothing of the customs of men." - Persian Proverb

"The sea is a friend who never lets you down." - Jennifer Jeremiah

"The ocean is a truth and washes sin and madness out of the world like rain." - Tom Robbins

"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy." - Jules Verne

"The sea has strong caressing fingers, and far away at night we hear the soft washing of them on the wet, pebbly strand." - Mary Austin

"The sea is all that matters." - Matthew Stokoe

"The sea calls for me." - W.W. Jacobs

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot

"By all means, go to the beach." - Jenny McCarthy

First Day of Summer Quotes: BBQs & Picnics

"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, wine, good food. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays." - Ray Romano

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." - Jane Austen

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come." - Chinese Proverb

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates

"A picnic without wine is just a bad idea." - unknown

"A picnic without meat is just a snack. A picnic with meat but without wine is called dinner." - unknown

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

"The barbecue in summer, and the country fireside in winter, is heaven." - George D. Herron

"I love cooking outdoors—the hiss of meat on the grill, the crackle of wood smoke, the smell of food sizzling in the sun." - Bobby Flay

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

"There's nothing like summer to lift the spirits and weaken the knees." - Marty Rubin

"No picnic is complete without great food, loyal friends, and laughter." - Marilyn Hacker

"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love." - Charlie Brown

"A picnic in spring! I wouldn't miss that for the world." - Lynn Roberts

"A picnic among the grass, under the warm sun; happiness." - Pablo Neruda

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for affection." - Erik Erikson

"A picnic tea; the cloth upon the grass; the milk in the China-bowl; the short-bread fingers and the jam." - Katherine Mansfield

"It was a true summer afternoon; lazy and harmonious." - Sitting Bull

"Dine in the open air. To observe nature!" - Vincent van Gogh

"In summer, the song sings itself." - William Carlos Williams

"Pack light - Leave heavy." - Unknown

"Food and fellowship are always a great combination." - Robert K. Greenleaf

"A good companion, good food, good drink - and that's all you need." - George Washington

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." - Hal Borland

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

As the sun sets on the first day of summer, we hope this collection of over 150 inspiring quotes provided motivation and perspective to help you make the most of the warm months ahead. Whether you seek relaxation on the beach, adventures in nature, quality time with friends at BBQs, or simply soaking up the summer vibe - may these words light your path to living fully in the season. While summer days are fleeting, taking time to slow down, appreciate life's simple pleasures, and seize new opportunities can make the memories last all year long. As the seasons change, may you look back on this first summer day feeling energized, joyful and grateful for all it had to offer. Here's to making every moment count - now go and enjoy the start of a beautiful season!

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