Summer Ending Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old summer ending quotes, summer ending sayings, and summer ending proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. Sylvia Plath
By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer. Helen Hunt Jackson
One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. Henry David Thoreau
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. Celia Thaxter
There is something deep within us that sobs at endings. Why, God, does everything have to end? Why does all nature grow old? Why do spring and summer have to go? Joe Wheeler
The end-of-summer winds make people restless. Sebastian Faulks
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. George R.R. Martin
Autumn is leaving its mellowness behind for its spiky, rotted stage. Don't remember summer even saying goodbye. David Mitchell
August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages. Jonathan Safran Foer
Watching the summer close is like watching a good kid die for no apparent reason. Darnell Lamont Walker
When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away. Sarah Helen Whitman
Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there. Francis Thompson
The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer. George R.R. Martin
When the winter comes, the summer shines infinitely in our hearts! Mehmet Murat ildan
Life and summer are fleeting,' sang the bird. Snow and dark, and the winter comes. Nothing remains the same. Elyne Mitchell
If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end. Sarah Dessen
It will not always be summer; build barns. Hesiod
While we're young and beautiful, living free and easy. Here without a worry, dancing in our bare feet because when the summer's done we might not be so young and beautiful. unknown
Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January. Hal Borland
I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I'm one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun! Danielle Steel
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
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. John Donne
September tries its best to have us forget summer. Bern Williams
To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall. Ann Patchett
Summer’s lease hath all too short a date. William Shakespeare
Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me. Benjamin Alire Saenz
…and all at once, summer collapsed into fall. Oscar Wilde
As imperceptibly as Grief / The Summer lapsed away— / Too imperceptible at last / To seem like Perfidy— Emily Dickinson
...while you gasp and pant / And try to cool yourself—and can't— / With soda, cream and lemonade, / The heat at ninety in the shade,— / Just calmly sit and ponder o'er / These same degrees, with ninety more / On top of them, and so concede / The weather now is cool indeed! James Whitcomb Riley
This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealthy 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