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100 End of Summer Quotes for the Last Summer Days


All good things must come to an end, and that includes summer. If you are seeing summer slip through your fingers, we have the perfect end of summer quotes for those last summer days. There is something about summer that is so special, which is why it is always sad when it ends. You will find that perfect last summer days quote here.

End of Summer Quotes

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.”

―E.B. White

“Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.”

― Paul Monette

“The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer.”

– George R.R. Martin

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.”

– Sarah Helen Whitman

Sunrise through the clouds with quotes about the end of summer by Whitman

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

– Sara Baume

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

– Slyvia Plath

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

– John Steinbeck

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.”

– Hal Borland

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

– Sebastian Faulks

Beach chairs and summer ending quotes by Faulks

“’Tis the last rose of summer / Left blooming alone; / All her lovely companions / Are faded and gone.”

– Thomas Moore

“The rains of summer’s end were very like tears, falling warm and gradually chilling where they fell.”

– Lael Wertenbaker

“The summer ends and we wonder where we are.”

– Robert Peter Williams

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”

– Russell Baker

“A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.”

– John Mayer

“Our one wish is that the summer never ends!”

– Paul Dini

Ocean and beach with funny end of summer quotes by Paul Dini

“Ice within my heart / Feels like the icicles hanging / I miss summer time”

– Jean Elizabeth Ward

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

― Kellie Elmore

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– Brian Wilson

“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

Blue water with funny summer quotes by Russell Baker

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

– Sam Keen

“Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” – Hal Borland

“How much of the year is spring and fall! how little can be called summer! The grass is no sooner grown than it begins to wither.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“With all these lovely tokens of September days are here, with summers best of weather and the autumns best of cheer.”

– Helen Hunt Jackson

“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.”

– Ann Patchett

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

– Anna Godbersen

“…and all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”

– Oscar Wilde

Person on bench looking at ocean with last summer days quotes by Oscar Wilde

“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

“In summer, the song sings itself.”

– William Carlos Williams

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”

– Wallace Stevens

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”

– Celia Thaxter

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”

– Albert Camus

“August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow.”

– Jonathan Safran Foer

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?”

– Dodie Smith

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

—William Shakespeare

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes.”

– Hal Borland

Ocean waves at sunset with short last days of summer quotes by Hal Borland

“Why do spring and summer have to go?”

– Joe Wheeler

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”

– George R.R. Martin

“It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive.”

– Tove Jansson

“Caught in the doldrums of August, we may have regretted the departing summer…”

― Denis Mackail

“These summer nights are short.”

― Patrick Leigh Fermor

Reflection of trees with yellow leaves and short September quotes by Stagell

“Summer is for surrendering; winter is for wondering.”

— Debasish Mridha

“It’s always summer somewhere.”

– Lily Pulitzer

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.”

– Bob Marley

“Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”

– G.R.R. Martin

“Gone are the birds that were our summer guests.”

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Person looking at lake and volcano with summer ending quotes by Longfellow

“When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear 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

“As imperceptibly as Grief / The Summer lapsed away— / Too imperceptible at last / To seem like Perfidy”

– Emily Dickinson

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”

– Edna St. Vincent Mallay

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.”

– Helen Keller

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

– K.D. Lang

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

– Henry James

“Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.”

– Debasish Mridha

“Watching the summer close is like watching a good kid die for no apparent reason.”

– Darnell Lamont Walker

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

– Sarah Dessen

“August slipped away like a bottle of wine.”

— Taylor Swift

Clear sea water and cliffs with end of summer quotes by Taylor Swift

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

—Jenny Han

“August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies.”

– Rasmenia Massoud

“August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.”

– Henry Rollins

Beach with sunchairs with funny quotes on August and summer by Henry Rollins

“Happily we bask in this warm September sun, which illuminates all creatures…”

— Henry David Thoreau

“September was a thirty-days long goodbye to summer, to the season that left everybody both happy and weary of the warm, humid weather and the exhausting but thrilling adventures.”

– Lea Malot

“September tries its best to have us forget summer.”

– Bernard Williams

Hiker with fall trees and quotes about Septmeber by Bernard Williams

“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”

– Helen Hunt Jackson

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”

– J.K. Rowling

“This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealthy flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.”

– Sarah Orne Jewett

“September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.”

― Rowland E. Robinson

“Summer, with its dog days, its vacations, its distractions, is over. We have had our holidays, our rest, our recreation. The fall season, with its new opportunities for effort, enterprise and achievement, is upon us.”

– B.C. Forbes

“There comes a day each September when you wake up and know the summer is over and fall has arrived. The slant of the sun looks different and something is in the air–a coolness, a hint of frosty mornings to follow.”

― Ann Rinaldi

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”

– Henry Rollins

“And then the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and Autumn was awaked.”

— Raquel Franco

Person watching sunset with month of September quotes by Malot

“Outside the leaves on the trees constricted slightly; they were the deep done green of the beginning of autumn. It was a Sunday in September. There would only be four. The clouds were high and the swallows would be here for another month or so before they left for the south before they returned again next summer.”

― Ali Smith

“But there was no autumn in the air today; the sun was still all August, although calendar August was almost two weeks gone.”

― Stephen King

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”

– Henry Rollins

“Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.”

– Terri Guillemet

Ocean and beach with quotes about the end of summer by Guillemets

“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.”

– Stephen King

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Autumn is leaving its mellowness behind for its spiky, rotted stage. Don’t remember summer even saying goodbye.”

— David Mitchell

“When the winter comes, the summer shines infinitely in our hearts!”

— Mehmet Murat Ildan

Sun shining on lake with last ending summer quotes by Ildan

“Life and summer are fleeting,’ sang the bird. Snow and dark, and the winter comes. Nothing remains the same.”

Elyne Mitchell

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

– Henry James

“If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.”

– Evelyn Waugh

“We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.”

– Philip Gilbert Hamerton

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blue sea with funny quotes about summer by Emerson

“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.”

– Susan Branch

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

– Anton Chekhov

If you like these, you might also like our lists of August Captions, August Quotes, Summer Sayings, Summer Captions, Funny Summer Quotes, Summer Outfit Captions and Summer Hair Captions.

End of Summer Sayings

“Summer should get a speeding ticket – goes by way too fast!”

“Every summer has a story.”

“There is always that one summer that changes you.”

“A summer I’ll always remember with people I’ll never forget”

“The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.”

Crashing waves at sunset with end of summer sayings

“Goodbye to summer and hello to fall.”

“August is like the Sunday of summer.”

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”

“Summer is over. Time to officially remember what day of the week it is.”

Summer’s a wave, catch it

Goodbye summer. It’s been fun!

Oh no! Summer is over

Keep calm and pretend you are at the beach

Sorry, no summer under the water

Never stop chasing your summer

Blue skies with summer Instagram captions

It was all a dream

I dream of summers that last forever

Until next time, summer

Spending the end of summer on the beach

Goodbye summer, hello fall

Fall leaves with hello September Instagram captions

This is not a goodbye, but a sea you real soon

Salty about summer ending

Summer, you are my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye

The last waves of summer

And summer ends again

And there you have it! Our list of the best last summer days quotes. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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