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250 August Quotes to Help You Celebrate the Summer’s Finale

Last Updated: March 15, 2023 by Team

August is the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar, commonly used in many parts of the world. The name “August” comes from the Latin word “Augustus,” which means “consecrated” or “venerable,” and was initially named after the first Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar.

In the northern hemisphere, August is typically associated with the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The weather is usually warm, and many people take advantage of the long days and pleasant temperatures to go on vacation, spend time outdoors, or participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or swimming.

In some countries, August is a popular time for festivals and celebrations. For example, in the United States, the first Monday in August is “Labor Day,” a national holiday honoring workers’ contributions to society. In many parts of Europe, August is a popular time for music festivals, such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland or the Sziget Festival in Hungary.

Regarding historical events, August has been the scene of many significant moments in world history. For example, on August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Whatever the case, and whether or not we like it, August is a continuous part of life. You can refer to these 250 quotes about August to help you celebrate and fully immerse yourself in the next 31 days.

Holidays, special occasions of August

250 August Quotes

Top 10 August Quotes

“Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.” – Donald G. Mitchell

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

“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, and took them quite away!” – Lewis Carroll

“The streets lie, the sidewalks lie, everything lies you can try and read it but you’re gonna get it wrong…all wrong summer evenings burn and melt and the night’s glitter but you’re gonna get it wrong And it’s gonna sink its teeth into your flesh and pull you to the bottom.” – Henry Rollins

“Summoning artists to participate In the august occasions of the state Seems something artists ought to celebrate. Today is for my cause a day of days.” – Robert Frost

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

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

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” – Hosea Ballou

“No player can become accustomed to New York’s climate in August in a few days. The playing conditions, the courts in New York and France are very different.” – Helen Wills

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What Is August?

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“August: The last hot, sweaty month, standing between me and pumpkin season.”

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

“August used to be a sad month for me. As the days went on, the thought of school starting weighed heavily upon my young frame.” – Henry Rollins

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

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

“August is the Sunday of summer, I wish we could turn the hour glass over, I wish that i could hold you closer. But August is the Sunday of summer” – MaK Cov

“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

“August is the month when wars start. It’s when the water dries up and the spirit begins to wither. Insomniacs pull down their shades and lock themselves in their rooms in August. Lifelong friends have fist fights. People feel like they’re going to burst. Sometimes they do.” – Al Aronowitz

“August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He likes the haze and calm of these long, warm days. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beautiful and majestic are his movements!” – John Burroughs

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

“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.” – Rasmenia Massoud

“August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripened peaches, of hot buttered sweet corn on the cob. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms through gardens and joe-pye-weed dusts the meadow purple.” – Jean Hersey

“August is like the Sunday of summer.”

“August is filled with the charm of long days and short nights, and in between nothing.”

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

“August is a great month in the garden, with many flowers, including dahlias, sunflowers and other hot-colored blooms at their peak.” – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

“August is a gentle reminder for not doing a single thing from your new year resolution for seven months and not doing it for next five.” – Crestless Wave

“August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the great and awful tests of one’s endurance, sanity, and stamina.” – Henry Rollins

“August in Kansas City is hotter than two rats f**king in a sock.” – Ichiro Suzuki

“August evenings are especially stricken with melancholy – as if the ghosts of all past summers came rushing to haunt my heart.” – Letters of Summer Past (Listy Tamtego Lata)

“August depresses me a little. I don’t even feel like eating. And when I don’t eat, that’s a sure sign of stagnation.” – Willard Scott

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

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

“August breeze— perched on the flame tree, a red-vented Bulbul.” – Meeta Ahluwalia

Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar. William Faulkner

Happy August Quotes

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“Happy people are the best, and August is the month of the happiest people.”

“Happy 1st day of August! Time to enjoy this beautiful weather.”

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

“Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn forever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.” – August Strindberg

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

“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

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

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

“When in still air and still in summertime A leaf has had enough of this, it seems To make up its mind to go; fine as a sage drifting in detachment down the road.” – Howard Nemerov

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight.” – William C. Bryant

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance, and none can say while some fields will blossom and others lay brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices in life no more easily made. And give. Give in any way you can, of whatever you possess. To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Careless for your harvest than how is shared, and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.” – Kent Nerburn

“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.” – Melissa Marr

“Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.” – Victor Hugo

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

“Over this August district work period, like many of my colleagues, I spent a lot of time with the men and women in uniform from my home State. The 196th Field Artillery Brigade just got back from a year in Afghanistan.” – Zach Wamp

“One time. In 1965. August, for about an hour, I was both fine AND dandy at the same time. But nobody asked me how I was.” – George Carlin

“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

“Now the windows, blinded by the glare of the empty square, had fallen asleep. The balconies declared their emptiness to heaven; the open doorways smelt of coolness and wine.” – Bruno Schulz

“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” – John Heywood

“New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light, and new beginnings.” – April Mae Monterrosa

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Junea Angelou

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

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz

“Late August still feels like summer here in the Ozarks, but it is the time of year the nighthawks are moving on to their South American wintering grounds.” – Sue Hubbell

“It’s part of the American experience: We deal with mosquitoes in August.” – Monica Hesse

“In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend.” – August Strindberg

“Let this new month bring great miracles, new visions and greater blessings for you and your beloved ones.” – Rajesh Goyal

“Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch.” – Jane Smiley

“On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam.” – Hans Frank

“Not wholly in the busy world, nor quite Beyond it, blooms the garden that I love. News from the humming city comes to it It sound of funeral or of marriage bells.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” – Jeannette Walls

“Long drawn, the cool, green shadows Steal o’er the lake’s warm breast, And the ancient silence follows the burning sun to rest. The calm of a thousand summers, And dreams of countless Junes, Return when the lake-wind murmurs through golden August noons.” – William Braithwaite

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“My life, I realize suddenly, is July. 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

“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” – William Faulkner

“My life’s long radiant Summer halts at last, And lo! beside my pathway I behold Pursuing Autumn glide: nor frost nor cold Has heralded her presence, but a vast Sweet calm that comes not till the year has passed Its fevered solstice, and a tinge of gold Subdues the vivid coloring of bold And passion-hued emotions. I will cast My August days behind me with my May, Nor strive to drag them into Autumn’s place, Nor swear I hope when I do but remember. Now violet and rose have had their day, I’ll pluck the soberer asters with good grace And call September nothing but September.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation . . . for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy.” – Max Heindel

“In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible.” – Sarah Dessen

“My life is like the summer rose That opens to the morning sky, But ere the shades of evening close Is scattered on the ground – to die.” – Richard Henry Wilde

“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

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.” – Morgan Freeman

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

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

The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled. SUE MONK KIDD

Hello August Quotes

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“Hello, August! Now, the days are going to be hotter and the nights even longer.”

“Hello, August! Let the summer holiday begin.”

“Hello, August! Be a month of peace and love.”

“Hello, August and Goodbye July. Here’s to an exciting, joyful, enjoyable, peaceful, and blessed month.”

“Hello August, please be kind and less happening. I am not in the mood to go through a lot of excitement this month.”

“Hello August, please be a good month that brings smiles and happiness to our lives.”

“Hello August, I know you are going to be a great month for me.”

“Goodbye July. It’s a new month with new hope and a new spirit. Hello August! Please, be good to me.”

“Goodbye July, and a big hello to August.”

“I really started trying to get my act together in August of 2002.” – Ethan Suplee

“I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college, you can go anywhere, your old man’s paying for it, I’d have been gone in a flash. But I had to work. Every summer my mother would say, ‘Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.’” – Chris Matthews

“I love the little garden in the back of my family’s brownstone in Brooklyn. Digging out there in the dirt is a joy for me, although by the time August rolls around and my roses have black spot, I need the break winter provides.” – Siri Hustvedt

“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

“Life in summers demands June, July, and August and, in return, wants all your enthusiasm and energy.”

“Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.” – Samuel Rutherford

“I saw the spiders marching through the air, Swimming from tree to tree that mildewed day In latter August when the hay Came creaking to the barn.” – Robert Lowell

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

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

“The road made wet by the water of August shines like it was cut in full moonlight.” – Pablo Neruda

“The quiet August noon has come; A slumberous silence fills the sky; The winds are still, the trees are dumb, In glassy sleep the waters lie.” – William Cullen Bryant

“If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes.”

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

“Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.” – Joan Didion

“Make your June good, July better, and the month of August best by looking into the eyes of the sun.”

“A new month always brings positive vibes with it and infuse new energetic souls in us.”

“A golden afternoon of August: every breath from the hills so full of life that it seemed whoever respired it, though dying, might revive.” – Emily Brontë

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” – Kellie Elmore

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

“Some days are cool while others are hot; August is the month we are talking about.”

Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August. DENISE LEVERTOV

“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” – Raymond Duncan

“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

“Always keep mint on your windowsill in August, to ensure that buzzing flies will stay outside, where they belong. Don’t think the summer is over, even when roses droop and turn brown and the stars shift position in the sky. Never presume August is a safe or reliable time of the year.” – Alice Hoffman

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s the nature of the world. One thing remains, and one gone. Goodbye July and Hello August.”

“It’s always summer somewhere.” – Lily Pulitzer

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

“It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods.” – L.M. Montgomery

“Meanwhile after failing the bar twice, I knew some people in New York and moved here in August ’71.” – Robert Quine

“May your month of August be filled with wonderful blessings of good health, love, peace, happiness, and prosperity.”

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

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

“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

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” – William Shakespeare

“Sand in my shower means I have a great day.”

“The scent of August: Bright sunlit skies, nature’s warm colors, and the smell of seasons are about to change. The hint of new beginnings, knowing something wonderful is around the bend.”

“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

“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

“The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.” – Ralph Adams Cram

“The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.” – Joseph Epstein

“Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” – Nora Ephron

“The paired butterflies are already yellow with August Over the grass in the West garden; They hurt me. I grow older.” – Li Bai

“Summer brings sunshine, warm and flowering.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going.” – L.M. Montgomery

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

“After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.” – Samuel Rutherford

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

“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

“Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.” – Henry David Thoreau

“In August, an inescapable blanket of heat settled over Paducah, the last gasping breath of summer roaring its weight out over the populace.” – Kelsey Brickl

“In August most of Europe goes on holiday.” – Tony Visconti

“It is worth taking the time to stop and contemplate at the beginning of each new month.” – Nadine Locke

“The object of a new month is not that we should have a new month…we should have a new soul.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Summer is leaving silently. Much like a traveler approaching the end of an amazing journey.” – Darnell Lamont Walker

“I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between sea and land. The border is longing: when both have fallen in love but still haven’t said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.” – Tove Jansson

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

“Everything is fine when there is sunshine.”

“A life lived in love will never be dull.” – Leo Buscaglia

“It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“Life is a summer, full of fun, at the beach, under the sun.” – Debasish Mridha

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” – Swedish Proverb

“Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar.” – William Faulkner

“It was one of the warm nights at the end of summer that makes promises that won’t be kept.” – Cinda Williams Chima

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

Funny August Quotes

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“What happens is that every August photographers camp out in Hyannis Port. So anytime I go down to the beach, or go to the pier or whatever, there’s no avoiding them.” – John F. Kennedy Jr.

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

“We used to play football on the levee, with no shirts on in the summer – August in New Orleans – and my skin would turn red.” – Aaron Neville

“We looked at the venerable stream not in the vivid flush of a short day that comes and departs forever, but in the august light of abiding memories.” – Joseph Conrad

“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.” – Jane Austen

“Watch more sunsets than Netflix.”

“Walking the streets of Charleston in the late afternoons of August was like walking through gauze or inhaling damaged silk.” – Pat Conroy

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

“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

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

“In June we picked the clover, and sea-shells in July: There was no silence at the door, No word from the sky. A hand came out of August and flicked his life away: We had not time to bargain, mope, Moralize, or pray.” – Cecil Day-Lewis

“I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about.” – Jeffrey Hunter

“I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock‘s 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me.” – Rod Taylor

“If you’re not barefoot on the beach day in August, then you’re overdressed.”

“If you had planned to come to Crawford in the middle of the hot summer in August, no one would have come with you, if you had planned it. But spontaneously, we have now been here 11 days in the most intense heat that you can imagine of west Texas. Some of the most intense heat thunderstorms.” – Ann Wright

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

“That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.” – Garth Brooks

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer.” – Jenny Han

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

“Cheers to a new month and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified.” – Denis Mackail

“But lurking behind every summer was a fall just waiting to happen.” – Aaron Dries

“Every year I go to Denver, usually between June and August. I hire a car and head up to the Rocky Mountain National Park, about a three-hour drive. It’s my idea of heaven on earth and just talking about it puts me in a good mood.” – Gavin Esler

“Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” – Denise Levertov

“Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you? And that there’s a star called Aldebaran? 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

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen

“Could you let me have the 3 weeks due to me now and if I work again before August I must of course repay you at the rate of exchange you let me have it at now if you kindly will.” – Basil Rathbone

“Childhood is June, and old age is August” – Rick Bass

“Take me to that island where people celebrate in the streets in August . . . Take me to Barbados.” – Charmaine J. Forde

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

“Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.” – Gloria Swanson

“The west coast of Corsica on a boat in August is probably as beautiful as it gets.” – Antoine Arnault

“The thing you can count on in life is that Tennessee will always be scorching hot in August.” – Ann Patchett

“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

“To many, Heathrow in August is a paradigm of Hell.” – Paul Johnson

“To all those pinning Halloween costumes and Christmas-themed recipes, let me just say… Calm down! It’s August.”

“Time wasted on the beach is time well-spent.”

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

“But I can see us lost in the memory, August slipped away into a moment in time…” – Taylor Swift

“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 Rollins

“There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air, and time is quiet and mellow.” – Rudolfo Anaya

“Take me where summer never ends.”

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


August 1st Quotes

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“Wishing you the best on your first day of August.”

“Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy, and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: ‘After a heavy rainfall, poems titled ‘Rain’ pour in from across the nation.” – Sylvia Plath

“Today is the first day of August; it is no longer July. Summer passes, and Summer friends will melt away like snow in spring.” – Rolf van der Wind

“Today is the first day of August which means it’s time to celebrate!”

“The first week of August is motionless and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night, there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for.” – Natalie Babbitt

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, lke the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone.” – Natalie Babbitt

“The first day of August is here, which means summer is on its way out.”

“The 1st day of August has arrived, and it’s the perfect time to hit the beach.”

“Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“August was nearly over – the month of apples and falling stars, the last care-free month for the school children. The days were not hot, but sunny and limpidly clear – the first sign of advancing autumn.” – Victor Nekrasov

“This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing 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

“Welcome to the first day of August.”

“The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I wish you a beautiful new month from the first day of this month to the last day.” – J. K. Rowling


Welcome August Quotes

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“Welcome to the start of another great month!”

“You’ll see everything from gold teeth to hood ornaments. It’s almost like Halloween during August.” – David Carson

“You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves

“Write about winter in the summer.” – Annie Dillard

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

“The days grew long and hot. Thick towers of swirling black clouds brought rain, and the brown stems glistened in the perpetual twilight that dwelled beneath the canopy.” – Rick Yancey

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.” – E.B. White

“The collision of hail or rain with hard surfaces, or the song of cicadas in a summer field. These sonic events are made out of thousands of isolated sounds; this multitude of sounds, seen as totality, is a new sonic event.” – Iannis Xenakis

“The brilliant poppy flaunts her head amidst the ripening grain, and adds her voice to sell the song that August’s here again.” – Helen Winslow

“The August sun is pouring on the land, His scorching rays, and vegetation stands Beseeching to the skies for showers again And being answered like the prayers of men…” – Ed Blair

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

“The arrival of August means that summer is drawing to a close, and that’s exactly why it should be embraced.” – Amanda McArthur

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

“While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native of Texas, who I married in August 1885.” – Calamity Jane

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

“When you enter August, you want some beach days, some relaxing days, and some wife-out-of-town days.”

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

“Every summer has a story.”

“Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.” – Truman Capote

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

“I have Vie Luxe candles in every room. In 2006 I spent the month of August in Sardinia, and the scent reminds me of the wonderful time we had.” – Tamara Mellon

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

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

“How sociable the garden was. We ate and talked in the given light. The children put their toys to grass All the warm wakeful August night.” – Thom Gunn

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” – John Burroughs

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

“Every summer, around late July and into August, I find myself in Europe, performing at any festival that will have me.” – Henry Rollins

“Enjoy your 1st day of August.”

“Dry August and warm, Doth harvest no harm.” – Thomas Tusser

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

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.” – August Strindberg

“Family . . . the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.” – August Strindberg

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

“Summer. The seasons between spring and autumn, comprising the Northern Hemisphere, the warmest months of the year: June, July, and August. The period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline; the summer of life.” – Cecelia Ahern

“The way to ensure summer in England is to have it framed and glazed in a comfortable room.” – Horace Walpole

“Summer has filled her veins with light, and her heart is washed with noon.” – C. Day-Lewis

“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

“The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past.” – Erik Tomblin

“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

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

“Life is at the beach. All you have to do is find your wave in August.”

August In august. you will love yourself more. In august. you will treat yourself more. in august, you will receive good news. in august, you will become Happler.

In Conclusion

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August is a month that marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall and is associated with outdoor activities, festivals, and historical events. It is the last month of summer, and it’s still hot outside, giving it a red shade. But fall is just one step away, and the season paints August in a gradient gold. August is also the perfect time to enjoy the beach and sunshine before it gets colder.

August brings quite a few emotions with it. It feels celebratory and festive—it is still summer, after all, and a time when many of us take vacations—but there’s also a feeling of nostalgia and sadness as the season winds down.

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