29 August Quotes to Help You Celebrate the End of Summer

29 August Quotes to Help You Celebrate the End of Summer

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. 

In short, August is bittersweet. It feels heavy and light at the same time, and August creates a feeling that exists in few other months of the year—one that you want to bottle up and save until it comes around again next year.

For now, you can refer to these 50 quotes about August to help you celebrate and fully immerse yourself in the next 31 days. 

29 August Quotes

1. "August slipped away into a moment in time, 'cause it was never mine." — Taylor Swift

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

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

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

5. “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

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

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

 8. “This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand.” ― Sara Baume

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

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

 11. “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

 12. “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

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

 14. “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

15. “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

16. “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

17. “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

18. “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

19. “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

20. “One day you discover you are alive… but, not long after, the sun goes out. Snow falls, but no one sees it, on an August noon.” ― Ray Bradbury

21. “It’s always summer somewhere.” — Lily Pulitzer

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

23. “August is the month of the high-sailing hawks.” – John Burroughs

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

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

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

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

28. “August is a time of growing up, of forgotten forever’s, full of the sweetest intent.” – Meka Boyle

29. “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


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