81+ Best August Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational August quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous August Quotes

August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer. Henry Rollins

The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled. Sue Monk Kidd

August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies. The final moments of fun before the freeze. In the winter, everything changes. Armenia Massoud

If it could only be like this always  always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe. Evelyn Waugh

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance, and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. Kent Nerburn

August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor. Henry Rollins

Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you? And that around the tenth of August, any year, you can look up in the sky at night and see dozens and dozens of shooting stars? Elizabeth Enright

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

August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied. Joseph Wood Krutch

It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer. Anna Godberson

August of another summer, and once again, I am drinking the sun, and the lilies again are spread across the water. Mary Oliver

If it could only be like this always always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe. Evelyn Waugh

When summer opens, I see how fast it matures and fears it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter Patricia Briggs

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

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

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

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

Don’t forget to also read our collection of summer quotes.

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

It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do. Walter Winchell

This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand. Sara Baume

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. Anton Chekhov

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

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. Sam Keen

The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled. Sue Monk Kidd

Here is the ghost of summer that lived for us. Here is a promise of summer to be. William E. Henley

Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July. Rick Bass

Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August. Denise Levertov

August was nearly over  the month of apples and falling stars, the last carefree month for the school children. Victor Nekrasov

August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies. Armenia Massoud

August is ripening grain in the fields Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe pye weed dusts the meadow purple. Jean Hersey

That August time it was delight. To watch the red moons wane to white. Algernon Charles Swinburne

That August time it was delight To watch the red moons wane to white. Algernon Charles Swinburne, ‘August’.

August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied. Joseph Wood Krutch

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

Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. Deb Caletti

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

Your August can be as memorable as the leaving summer. Jennifer Lewis

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

August is a time of growing up, of forgotten forevers, full of the sweetest intent. Meka Boyle

August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. Sylvia Plath

Don’t let your August be four weeks of feeling sad that fall is right around the corner. Jasmine Vaughn Hall

August breeze perched on the flame tree, a red vented Bulbul. Meeta Ahluwalia

Write about winter in the summer. Annie Dillard

August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor. Henry Rollins

In summer, the song sings itself. William Carlos Williams

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice. Garth Brooks

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. Celia Thaxter

Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity. Henry Rollin

It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation. Max Heindel

August still stretched before us  long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep. Lauren Oliver

August is the border between summer and autumn. It is the most beautiful month I know. Tove Jansson

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

Every summer my mother would say, ‘Get that job and hold on to it until August 30. Chris Matthews

If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end. Sarah Dessen

In August most of Europe goes on holiday. Tony Visconti

One evening in August, you have an errand outdoors, and all of a sudden, it’s pitch black. It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive. Tove Jansson

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

Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Roman Payne

Less than a month ago all of August still stretched before us  long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep. Lauren Oliver

August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Tove Jansson

One day you discover you are alive. Explosion! Concussion! Illumination! Delight! You laugh, you dance around, you shout. But, not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon. Ray Bradbury

August is the month of the high sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. John Burroughs

August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun and the lilies again are spread across the water. Mary Oliver

It was August, and the fields were high with corn. Melanie Gideon

The summer stretched out the daylight as if on a rack. Each moment was drawn out until its anatomy collapsed. Time broke down. The day progressed in an endless sequence of dead moments. China Miéville

But I can see us lost in the memory, August slipped away into a moment in time. Taylor Swift, ‘august’.

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

For additional reading, be sure to also check out these June quotes.

Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy, and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. Sylvia Plath

Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Roman Payne

Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August. Denise Levertov

I bet deep down you still wish your mom would take you clothes shopping every August for the new school year. Bridgette Willard

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. Celia Thaxter

At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats. Alison Croggon

Oh, the summer night has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne. Bryan Waller Procter

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

I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this. Susan Branch

When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person. Aimee Friedman

Some people are so much sunshine in every square inch. Walt Whitman

August is the slow, gentle month that stretches out the longest across the span of a year. It yawns and lingers on with the light in its palms. Victoria Erickson

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