August is a month that is known for its unique blend of emotions, marks the time when the summer heat begins to wane.
It carries a sense of celebration and festivity, as people take vacations, but also evokes a sense of nostalgia and melancholy as summer draws to a close.
In essence, August is bittersweet, offering a feeling that is both intense and fleeting, something many wish they could capture and revisit when the month returns next year.
This collection of 80 quotes encapsulates the essence of August, including a variety of sentiments such as welcoming, inspirational and motivational thoughts, as well as funny and positive reflections.
August is also an opportune time to enjoy outdoor activities, given its favourable weather conditions.
These quotes aim to inspire individuals to fully embrace and appreciate all that August has to offer, enhancing their enjoyment of this uniquely poignant month.
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Best August Quotes
Your August can be as memorable as the leaving summer. ~ Jennifer Lewis.
It was August, and the fields were high with corn. ~ Melanie Gideon.
August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch.
In summer, the song sings itself. ~ William Carlos Williams.
Childhood is June, and old age is August ~ Rick Bass.
It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer. ~ Anna Godberson.
It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation. ~ Max Heindel.
August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. ~ Sylvia Plath.
But I can see us lost in the memory, August slipped away into a moment in time… ~ Taylor Swift.
August is the border between summer and autumn. It is the most beautiful month I know. ~ Tove Jansson.
August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun and the lilies again are spread across the water. ~ Mary Oliver.
Lovely August Quotes
This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand. ~ Sara Baume.
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 Emmerson.
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.
Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~ Henry James.
Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August. ~ Denise Levertov.
Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. ~ Sylvia Plath.
The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past. ~ Erik Tomblin.
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 — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world. ~ L.M. Montgomery.
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.
Beautiful August Quotes
Oh, the summer night has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne. ~ Bryan Waller Procter.
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.
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.
August breeze – perched on the flame tree, a red-vented Bulbul. ~ Meeta Ahluwalia.
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.
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~ Celia Thaxter.
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.
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.
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Famous August Quotes
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.
August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies. ~ Rasmenia Massoud.
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.
The arrival of August means that summer is drawing to a close, and that’s exactly why it should be embraced. ~ Amanda McArthur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end. ~ Sarah Dessen.
Inspiring August Quotes
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.
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.
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.
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 spots, I need the break winter provides. ~ Siri Hustvedt.
In August most of Europe goes on holiday. ~ Tony Visconti.
I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies. ~ Toni Morrison.
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 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.
Top August Quotes
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.
When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person. ~ Aimee Friedman.
Take me to that island where people celebrate in the streets in August . . . Take me to Barbados. ~ Charmaine J. Forde.
The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like 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. ~ Natalie Babbitt.
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.
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.
Inspirational August Quotes
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.
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 is like the Sunday of summer. ~ Unknown.
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.
I bet deep down you still wish your mom would take you clothes shopping every August for the new school year. ~ Bridgette Willard.
Don’t let your August be four weeks of feeling sad that fall is right around the corner. ~ Jasmine Vaughn-Hall.
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.
Popular August Quotes
August is a time of growing up, of forgotten forevers, full of the sweetest intent. ~ Meka Boyle.
Every summer my mother would say, ‘Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.’ ~ Chris Matthews.
Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun. ~ Brian Wilson.
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.
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… ~ Susan Polis Schutz.
Powerful August Quotes
Some people are so much sunshine in every square inch. ~ Walt Whitman.
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.
If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe. ~ Evelyn Waugh.
August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer. ~ Henry Rollins.
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.
August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor. ~ Henry Rollins.
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.
Every summer, around late July and into August, I find myself in Europe, performing at any festival that will have me. ~ Henry Rollins.
Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. ~ Roman Payne.
Positive August Quotes
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.
That August time it was delight. To watch the red moons wane to white. ~ Algernon Charles Swinburne.
The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled. ~ Sue Monk Kidd.
When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. ~ Wilma Rudolph.
So these were the 80 top quotes about August month.
If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on July quotes and June quotes.