59 Welcome August Quotes and Sayings

It’s officially the month of August, which means that summer is slowly coming to an end. Although it’s a bit sad to see the summer go, there are plenty of exciting things to look forward to in the fall. As the days grow shorter and the weather starts to cool, we all anticipate the autumn leaves, August quotes, and pumpkin spice lattes!

For many though, August is also a time for reflection and new beginnings. Nature is slowing down and preparing for winter, and we too can take this time to prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally for the months ahead. In the meantime, here are 59 inspiring quotes for the month of August to help you reflect. Enjoy!

Let the August quotes begin!

"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, Wuthering Heights
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1) “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, Wuthering Heights

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August quotes by Henry Rollins

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

3) “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

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

5) “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

6) “I was born in August, no July, 1908.” – Satchel Paige

7) “Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing ‘She Loves You’ in August 1963.” – Gordon Lightfoot

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

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

Fall is just waiting to happen…

"But lurking behind every summer was a fall just waiting to happen." - Aaron Dries, The Fallen Boys
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10) “But lurking behind every summer was a fall just waiting to happen.” – Aaron Dries, The Fallen Boys

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

12) “Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you?… 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

13) “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han

14) “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.” – Natalie Babbitt

15) “Goodbye July, and a big hello to August.” – Unknown

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

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

18) “I never admit to wishing I’d written something by another author, but if my name mysteriously appeared on the title page of ‘The Guns of August,’ I wouldn’t complain.” – H. W. Brands

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

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"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
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20) “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

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

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

23) “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

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

25) “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

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26) “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

27) “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
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28) “I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.” – Tove Jansson

29) “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” – Brian Wilson

Looking forward to beautiful and majestic fall moments…

"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
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30) “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

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

32) “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

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

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

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

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

37) “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

38) “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

39) “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

Welcome, August quotes and sayings for a hot and sunny end to the summer.

"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
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40) “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

41) “Sand in my shower means I have a great day.” – Unknown

42) “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

43) “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

44) “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

45) “Take me where summer never ends.” – Unknown

46) “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.

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

48) “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.”
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49) “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

Breathe the sweetness of summer and fall…

"Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August." - Denise Levertov
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50) “Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” – Denise Levertov

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

August quotes by Sylvia Plath

"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
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52) “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

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

54) “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

55) “When summer opens, I see how fast it matures and fears 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

56) “Woodstock happened in August 1969, long before the Internet and mobile phones made it possible to communicate instantly with anyone, anywhere. It was a time when we weren’t able to witness world events or the horrors of war live on 24-hour news channels.” – Richie Havens

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

58) “Yes, I wear caramel-colored Nude Barre fishnets August through June. Especially with shorter dresses, at age 48, they give my legs a nice finish.” – Wendy Williams

59) “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

I hope you enjoyed these August quotes!

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