Summer solstice is a special time of the year and will be here very soon! It is time to prepare ourselves for a new beginning, the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. Here we’ve gathered all the best summer solstice quotes including midsummer quotes, summer quotes, summer solstice blessings and summer solstice sayings.
As the summer solstice approaches, let this selection of the best quotes about summer solstice and the first day of summer help you celebrate this amazing time of year with long days, short nights and summer adventures.
You might also like our lists of:
- Summer Solstice Captions and Wishes
- June Quotes
- Short Summer Quotes, Funny Summer Quotes and Summer Sayings
- Winter Solstice Quotes
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Summer Solstice Quotes
Take a look at some of our favorite summer solstice quotes in this section.
“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
“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
“It is Summer, it is the solstice the crowd is cheering, the crowd is laughing in detail permanently, seriously without thought.” — William Carlos Williams
“The great gift of the energy of the summer solstice is that it’s designed to move you from one phase to the next on your terms.” — Deborah King
“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
“When I was young, I loved summer and hated summer. When I got older I loved summer and hated summer. Now that I’m even older, and wiser, I hate both summer and summer.” — Jarod Kintz
“Midsummer, the Summer Solstice, also known as Litha, arrives when the powers of nature reach their highest point. The earth is awash in the fertility of the Goddess and God.” – Scott Cunningham
“It is the Summer Solstice. The earth rejoices in abundance and light, and so do we.” – Deborah Blake
“Feel the soil’s energy at this time of the Summer Solstice. Feel the energy of growth and nourishment that vibrates in the earth. Sense the expansion, the throb of life as it flows through roots and stems.” – Arin Murphy-Hiscock
“Like Beltane, the Summer Solstice is said to be one of the times of year when the fairy court changes residence. Anyone who has ever seen fireflies flitting around on Midsummer might believe this is true, and certainly Shakespeare thought there was enough connection between the fey and Midsummer to write an entire play about it.” – Thea Sabin
Summer solstice is also known as Midsummer. Check out these great midsummer quotes.
“The term Midsummer might seem odd, as this date is now considered the beginning of summer. But the ancient Celts had only two seasons: light and dark, summer and winter. This is actually the middle of the light half of the year. Now, after the sun’s peak, the growing light begins to fade. The days will grow shorter and the nights longer.” – Jennifer Hunter
“Midsummer is when the Cosmos is holding and supporting us, when we’re allowed to release anything we’ve been keeping in. What creative venture is waiting to burst forth? What can you continue to nurture in the next season?” – Gabriela Herstik
“Just as the sun is at the height of its power at Midsummer, it also begins its decline.” – Timothy Roderick
“Midsummer is much like Samhain, in the sense that the doors between worlds seem to be open. Many celebrate this time with nature spirits and fairylike beings, or do magick to draw more solar light within themselves.” – Christpher Penczak
“As the solstice sun rises on its day of greatest power, it draws up with it the power of herbs, standing stones, and crystals. In the shimmering heat-haze on the horizon, its magical energies are almost visible.” – Anna Franklin
“In the Dianic tradition, [the Summer Solstice] is a celebration of the Goddess’s power of fire. Hestia, Vesta, Pele, Artemis, and Brigid are specifically honored. The Great Goddess is in her full mother aspect. She is the full moon of summer.” – Sandra Kynes
“Flowers are essential to Midsummer’s rite.” – Laurie Cabot
“Now on this longest day, light triumphs, and yet begins the decline into the dark. The Sun King grown embraces the Queen of Summer in the love that is death because it is so complete that all dissolves into the single song of ecstasy that moves the worlds.” – Starhawk
First Day of Summer Quotes About the Summer Solstice
Check out these first day of summer quotes about the summer solstice.
“June was the beginning of a hopeful summer.” – Sarah Dessen
“It’s a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it’s light out.” – Bill Watterson
“It’s beautiful the Summer month of June . . . and the sun shines most of the day brightly.” – Francis Duggan
“At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” – Edgar Allan Poe
“…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, the door of a vanished house left ajar…” ― Margaret Atwood
“[Midsummer] is the time to stay out all night reveling and then gather plants before calling it a night. It is a magical time for divination, communing with the spirits, and finding true love – or at the very least romance, flirtation, and fun.” – Judika Illes
“The power of the sun at the [Summer] Solstice is protective, healing, empowering, and revitalizing.” – Lisa Lister
“June is the gateway to summer.” – Jean Hersey
“People have always looked up at the sun with wonder and gratitude. From earliest times, the sun has been recognized as the source of warmth and light…The sun was so important to ancient people, it was sometimes viewed as a god. People wanted to celebrate the day when the sun was at its highest point in the sky – the summer solstice.” – Ellen B. Jackson
“Behold the season of high summer and the Summer Solstice. We celebrate as joy and happiness flow within all on this day. Today we celebrate the light, for tomorrow the light will begin to wane and sink deeper and deeper into the night.” – M. Flora Peterson
“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
Find your favorite summer quotes below.
“Summer brings sunshine, warm and flowering.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” – Porgy and Bess
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ― Charles Bowden
“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy.”- Regina Brett
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” -Henry James Getemoji
“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine…it’s summertime!” – Kenny Chesney
“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” ― Kellie Elmore
“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” – K.D. Lang
“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” ― Shanti
“Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” – Nat King Cole
“Ah, summer – that long-anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility.” – Darrell Hammond
“Celebrate Summer – Sun drenched days and starlit nights” – Gooseberry Patch
“Our one wish is that the summer never ends!” – Paul Dini
“I liked the deep, sad summer nights.” ― Haruki Murakami
“The dreamy days and sticky nights of summer were already calling, as if anything could happen.”
― C.J. Carlyon
“Summer, dropping so easily a delicious everything upon your skin and lips. Like a never-ending kiss — taunting, deep, and luscious. The sun. The heat. The thousand echoes of a timelessness before time, when every day seems longer than the next and no day seems likely to ever truly end. Summer.” ― Carew Papritz
Short Summer Quotes
Here is a list of short summer quotes that will surely warm your heart. Check out our list of Short Summer Quotes for more.
“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer.” — Gertrude Jekyll
“Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” – Debasish Mridha
“I love summertime more than anything else in the world.” — Jack McBrayer
“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry
“Summer means happy times and good sunshine.”- Brian Wilson
“In summer, the song sings itself.” -William Carlos Williams
“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”- C. Day Lewis
“It’s always summer somewhere.” —Lilly Pulitzer
“It’s summer and time for wandering…” – Kellie Elmore
“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” —William Shakespeare
“The wind plays the blues on hot summer days.” ― Bert McCoy
“In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other.” ―Sarah Dessen
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days.” ― John Keats
“These summer nights are short.” ― Patrick Leigh Fermor
“Time goes by at the speed of life, Slower than a slow dance, on a hot summer night” ― Jude Cole
Funny Summer Quotes
These funny summer quotes from our list of Funny Summer Quotes will put a smile on your face.
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
“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.” -Walter Winchell
“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” -Russell Baker
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck
“I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” – Brian Wilson
“If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” — Katie Lee
“It is easy to forget how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen
“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy.” – Regina Brett
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen
“A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer
“Summertime, oh, summertime, pattern of life indelible, the fade-proof lake, the woods unshatterable, the pasture with the sweet fern, and the juniper forever and ever… the cottages with their innocent and tranquil design, their tiny docks with the flagpole, and the American flag floating against the white clouds in the blue sky, the little paths over the roots of the trees leading from camp to camp. This was the American family at play, escaping the city heat.” ― E.B. White
“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!” – Kenny Chesney
“Now let the sun shine bright on my happy summer home” – Jerry Paul Keller
Sunny Quotes for Summer Solstice
“May the long time sun shine upon you all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on.” — Snatam Kaur
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz
“Not only is it summer solstice, there is a full moon. May love surround you like sunshine on a sunny day.” — William Shakespeare
“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.”- Bob Marley
“You are so much sunshine in every square inch.” – Walt Whitman
“A summer’s sun is worth the having.” – French Proverb
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair. That endless summer, take me there.” ― Michele Elder
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”- Steve Martin
“Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.” ― Jimmie Davis
“The brief flashbacks are sun-kissed, summery and optimistic.” – Steven Soderbergh
“Sunrays must be the sun’s way of dancing alone.” – Prem
“The morning sun is out and bright. Forcing night sneak away without a fight” – Richard L. Ratliff
“Let the sun shine on me, for I care not for the moon.” ― Spanish Proverb
“Have a ray of sunshine and light with you everywhere you may go.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
“Life is beautiful. I feel beauty all around me, in the sunshine, in the winds, in the rains, in the people, everywhere.” – Vidushi Gupta
“How beautiful are these morning sunrays. They are not only the rays of light but also of hope.” – Vanishri Patril
“I hope the sun knows how much I rise with its rays.” – Itesh Kumar
“Rejoice in the sunlight” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here are some of the best December quotes for the summer solstice that you’ll surely love to read. Check out our full list of June Quotes for more.
“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” — Jenny Han
“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein
“June suns, you cannot store them.” – A.E. Housman
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace
“And since all this loveliness cannot be Heaven, I know in my heart it is June.” – Abba Woolson
“I realized June had never been just a month.” – Sanober Khan
“It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, when pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.” – Nathaniel Parker Willis
“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda
“On this June day, the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year, those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled.” – Francis King
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” — L.M. Montgomery
“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” – James Russell Lowell
“June had drawn out every leaf on the trees.” – Virginia Woolf
“Far up in the deep blue sky, Great white clouds are floating by; All the world is dressed in green; Many happy birds are seen, Roses bright and sunshine clear Show that lovely June is here.” — F. G. Sanders
“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.” – John Steinbeck
“I was born in June, so I like summer, and my favourite part of a sunny day is when the sun sets.” – Jorja Smith
Summer Solstice Blessings
You can find some of our favorite summer solstice blessings here.
“Wishing you a great start of the summer season on the longest day of the year. Happy summer solstice!”
“Happy summer solstice. As the sun spirals its longest dance, cleanse us. As nature shows bounty and fertility bless us. Let all things live with loving intent and to fulfill their trust destiny.”
“May the summer solstice bring you joy, happiness, love, and lots of sunshine.”
“Connect with the sun that keeps you bright and alive. Accept the fire that burns away all you have outgrown, all that no longer serves you. Release it by using your new power, and welcome the future into your present because today is a turning point for you and for all. Say yes to the light, your light. Happy summer solstice!”
“May the long-time sun shine upon you, all love surrounds you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on.”
“Happy Summer Solstice! Let’s welcome the summer days and may they spread sunshine in your life.”
“The warm weather has arrived. May we have brighter days to come. Happy Summer Solstice!”
“Wishing you all a great start to the summer season. Happy Litha!”
“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.”
“Happy Summer Solstice! Wishing you a happy longest day of the year.”
“Let’s light the Solstice fires, and dance for a shift that will bring us into balance, with the earth and with one another, so that all those young lives may thrive!”
“Glory of the Day-Star, hail! / Lifter of the Light, Burnisher of the Sky. / Gifts of love to earth are bringing, / Summer’s shimmer, dew’s delight. / Dancing be the heart within us, / Open be our soul’s to bliss, / Courage vanquish every shadow, / Greet Midsummer with a kiss.” – Caitlin
Summer Solstice Sayings
“The summer solstice night is like a perfection of thought.”
“The festival of the summer solstice speaks of love and light, of freedom and generosity of spirit. It is a beautiful time of year where vibrant flowers whisper to us with the scented breath, forests and woodlands hang heavy in the summer’s heat and our souls become enchanted with midsummer magic.”
“The great gift of the energy of the Summer Solstice is that it’s designed to move you from one phase to the next on your terms.”
“Let the energy of the summer solstice help you to balance, release, recharge.”
“The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality for action and movement.”
“Enjoy the sun that is now out and cherish it so that it can move eternally into your heart.”
“Wake me up when it’s summer solstice”
“Make it a summer you’ll always remember, with people you’ll never forget.”
“And so our summer solstice adventure begins”
“June is filled with the charm of long days and short nights, and in between nothing.”
Happy Summer Solstice Captions
Here are a few of our favorites from our list of Summer Solstice Captions.
- Savoring every moment of this sun-drenched celebration.
- Harnessing the power of the Solstice to manifest summer dreams.
- Let your light shine as bright as the sun on the Summer Solstice.
- Cheers to the longest day and the warmest sunsets.
- On the summer solstice, let nature be your guide.
- Summer solstice: a golden opportunity to create everlasting memories.
- Embracing the rhythm of nature on this special Solstice day.
- Say yes to the light, your light. Happy summer solstice!
- Let the magic of the Solstice ignite your summer spirit.
- Raise a glass to the sun and celebrate the summer solstice in style.
- Sun-kissed skin and endless smiles: the solstice way of life.
- On the solstice, we celebrate the sun’s triumph over darkness.
- The summer solstice is a reminder to live life in full bloom.
- Sun, sand, and a slightly questionable tan… Happy Solstice, everyone!
- Radiating with the energy of the Summer Solstice.
- Feeling the warmth of the Solstice in my heart and soul.
- Cheers to the longest day and the warmest sunsets.
- Let the magic of the summer solstice ignite your soul.
- Chase the sun and make every moment count on the solstice.
- Wandering where the sun leads on this magical day.
- Feeling the warmth of the sun’s embrace on this solstice day.
- Summer solstice vibes are in the air, and life is sweet.
- Savoring the sweet taste of summer on this solstice eve.
- Wake up to a sun-kissed solstice day.
- Let the energy of the solstice fuel your wildest summer dreams.
- Just a Solstice girl, living in a sunburned world.
- Summer dreams and Solstice gleams.
- Sunset chaser and solstice embracer.
- Wake up to a sun-kissed solstice day.
Well, that’s it for our list! Hopefully we’ve helped you find the best quote about summer solstice you were looking for.
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