August is the last month of summer. These August quotes and sayings will inspire you to live the month to the fullest.
I can’t believe the summer just flies by, and now we are officially in the last month of the season.
When I was a kid, I had mixed feelings for August. On the one hand, I could travel with my family and go out with my friends because there was no school. But, on the other hand, August was the hottest month where I lived. And I was constantly covered in sweat.
But as I grew older, I started to appreciate the charm of August.
If every month has its own color, August will be rose gold. It’s the last month of summer, and it’s still hot outside, which gives it a shade of red. 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. In addition, it doesn’t rain in August as much as in June, meaning that we have more time to spend outdoors or in nature. No more fireworks, August reminds us to chill, relax, and replenish before we hit the year’s last quarter.
There is so much to love about August. Summer saves its best to the last. So to live August to the fullest, here is a list of August quotes and sayings. Scroll on, and they may inspire you to love August even more.
Holidays, special occasions, and fun facts of August
- August 1: National Girlfriend Day
- August 5: International Beer Day
- August 7: National Sisters Day
- August 8: International Cat Day
- August 9: National Women’s Day
- August 10: National Lazy Day
- August 15: National Relaxation Day
- August 23: World Water Week
- August 30: National Beach Day
- August is the American Adventures Month, Back to School Month, and Family Fun Month
- The birth flower of August: Gladiolus & Poppy
- August Birthstone: peridot, spinel, and sardonyx
- Astrology signs born in August: Leo and Virgo
Inspiring August quotes and sayings
Authenticity starts with
Understanding your worth and
Glowing in your way because a
Unique, imperfect, and different
Self is much better
Than the perfect clone.
With a new month comes new reflections. And August will be a perfect time to think about how you present yourself to the world.
It’s not easy to embrace your flaws and imperfections. But what you see as “not perfect” can be perfect in somebody’s eyes. There’s no universal standard for beauty and success. You do you, and the real you will attract the right people and abundance of life.
August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.
– Sylvia Plath
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
August to-do list
Capture the perfect summer view
Go biking on a new route
Build an indoor garden
Camping in the backyard
Star-gazing with family
Take a day off from social media
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.
– Kent Nerburn
August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.
– Henry Rollins
Taking a break is productive
Boundaries are healthy
You can do what you set your mind to
Changes are painful but worth it
Someone loves you for who you are
Good energy attracts good people
Small things to love about August
Endless hours of sunshine
Seashells in all shapes and colors
Freshly baked S’mores
Spontaneous summer trips
What do you love the most about August? Leave a comment down below!
Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.
– Denise Levertov
How to love yourself
Spend time in nature
Validate your feelings
Invest in your growth
Forgive your mistakes
Embrace your imperfections
As a new month begins, remember that you are your top priority. If you’ve been struggling with deadlines and back-to-school anxieties, don’t forget to be kind to yourself.
Take breaks when you are tired, and honor your emotions when you are not feeling okay. August is the month to adjust your mindset and nourish your body so you can go stronger in the coming season.
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)
Things to stop doing
Being there for everyone
Feeling responsible for everyone’s feelings
Letting others jeopardize your judgments
Asking yourself to be perfect 24/7
Giving more chances than others deserve
Sometimes the key to living a happy life is not adding more. Instead, it’s cutting off what no longer serves you. The deadweight may include toxic relationships, bad habits, or false expectations. When you get rid of them, your life will be much easier, and you will have more room for truly amazing things.
This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.
– Sara Baume
What I want for August
What do you want for August? Share your thoughts in the comment!
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 love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.
– Tove Jansson
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
Your happiness is not a group project. It doesn’t have to make sense to others.
August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer.
– Henry Rollins
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
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
The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.
– Sue Monk Kidd
Relatable end-of-summer quotes to read in August
August is the last month of summer. While daytime gets longer, the beach is waving towards us. If you love summer and hate to see it go, these August quotes will speak your mind. They are reminders to enjoy the last bit of summer to the fullest.
Take me where summer never ends.
Sand in my shower means I have a great day.
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
– Celia Thaxter
The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.
Time wasted on the beach is time well-spent.
If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes.
Watch more sunsets than Netflix.
Everything is fine when there is sunshine.
Here is the ghost of summer that lived for us. Here is a promise of summer to be.
– William E. Henley
Summer = Sunshine + Beach + Tan lines
I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.
– Susan Branch
August is like the Sunday of summer.
If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.
– Evelyn Waugh
Every summer has a story.
Which of these August quotes resonates with you?
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