40+ Best Summer Solstice Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational summer solstice quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Summer Solstice Quotes

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

This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath. – Margaret Atwood

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

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

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

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. – James Dent

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

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

Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne. – Barry Cornwall

It is Summer, it is the solstice the crowd is cheering, the crowd is laughing in detail permanently, seriously without thought. – William Carlos Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. – Sam Keen

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

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

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

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

The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality for action and movement. – Carole Carlton

One way of celebrating the Solstice is to consider it a sacred time of reflection, release, restoration, and renewal. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

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

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

Not only is it Summer Solstice, there is a Full Moon. May love surround you like sunshine on a sunny day. – William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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,

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

In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. – Aldo Leopold

The days were longer then for time, like money, is measured by our needs, when summer afternoons were spacious, and the clock ticked slowly in the winter evenings. – George Eliot

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

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

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

At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow. – Gary Zukav

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

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