August is the month of new beginnings and fresh starts. It marks the
end of summer and the beginning of fall, making it a time for
reflection and growth. Quotes are great sources of inspiration,
motivation, and encouragement. They can help us get through tough
times or remind us to appreciate the good ones.
August quotes can help us set goals for the upcoming months. As we prepare to enter a new season, it's essential to create meaningful intentions that will help us achieve personal growth and success.
Below are various August quotes with their meanings/commentaries;
“August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies.” – Rasmenia Massou
While most people are busy getting ready for school and work, many take the opportunity to enjoy the last of summer's fun. There are plenty of events to attend, places to go, and things to do in August. Whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend away or something more adventurous, there's something for everyone in August.
“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.” – Toni Morrison
Summer is a time for relaxation and fun, but for some people, it's also the time of year when summer allergies kick in. For those people, the easiest way to enjoy summer is to avoid allergens like dust and pollen. One way to do that is to break into strawberries during the summertime. By doing so, you can enjoy the taste of strawberries without having to worry about allergic reactions.
“August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.” – Joseph Wood Krutch
August is a busy month. Between school, extracurriculars, and her job, there just isn't enough time for her to relax. So when she can find the time, she enjoys taking a break by sleeping in until late in the morning. August wakes up feeling refreshed and satisfied, knowing that she got plenty of rest during the month.
“If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” – Sarah Dessen
August is typically the hottest month of the year, but this year it's been especially tough. The forecast called for highs in the 90s, but instead we've been dealing with oppressive heat waves. There have been reports of severe weather all over the country, and even some deaths as a result. People are feeling tired and irritable from being outside all day, and there's a general sense of gloom and doom.
“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
It was a warm summer night, and the moonlight shone down on the two of them, sitting in silence beside each other in the white splendor of moonshine. The wind blew down through the pine woods, ruffling their hair and bringing with it the scent of campfires and wildflowers. It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night.
“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
The days were becoming shorter, the sky bluer, and the leaves falling from the trees faster. It was 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 was in the air.
“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
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 can be heard chirping. They know that winter is coming, and they want to make sure everybody is prepared.
“Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.” – Roman Payne
Life is a mystery and it unfolds before us constantly and visibly. It's a beautiful thing to behold whether we're looking at the flowers of summer or the stars in the sky.
“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” -Sylvia Plath
The summer has come and gone, leaving behind an odd uneven time where the best of the season is already gone and the new fall isn't yet born. The temperatures have been cooling down gradually, but there's still a fire burning under the surface; it's just waiting to be let out. The leaves are changing color, the birds are singing more loudly, and everyone is getting ready for fall.
“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
The city that sleeps in the summer is wide awake now. The hot weather has opened the skull of the 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 air taste bad.
“That August time it was delight. To watch the red moons wane to white.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne
The sky was ablaze with the colors of a New England autumn. The leaves were rustling in the wind, and all around town, people were getting ready for the annual Fall Festival. For some, this meant shopping for costumes and decorations; for others, it meant gathering around bonfires to roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories.
“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
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. In fact, rest can actually be one of the most productive aspects of our lives.
“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
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. For some it was a time to relax and soak up the sun; for others, it was an opportunity to explore their city or take a road trip. But for every person, there was a different reason for spending those long summer days outdoors.
“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” – Sue Monk Kidd
The scorching August days seemed to lay there and sizzle, refusing to budge no matter how much the residents tried to push them away. Temperatures soared into the triple digits, leaving everyone feeling sticky and tired. Although some people found the oppressive heat refreshing, most couldn't help but complain about how unbearable it was. Unfortunately, this weather pattern is something that we often have to face in the summertime.
“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.” – Sara Baume
On this morning, the sun endures past dawn. Although August is the summer s last stand, it is a beautiful one. The temperatures have been mild and the sky has been clear. The colors are more vibrant than usual and there is a freshness in the air that is refreshing.
“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
In the summertime, people often enjoy picking clover and sea shells. However, in the case of one family, they didn't have much time to enjoy these things because their father died in August. This poem reflects on the short life of this family and how they didn't have time to enjoy their summertime activities.
“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
August is often a doldrums month - we've sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified. But, in some cases, the departing summer may have been a good thing. For example, if you're like most people, you probably don't spend as much time outdoors during August as you would during other months. This means you can enjoy the summer weather without having to worry about pesky insects or excessive humidity.
“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
It was like being inside a broken clock, where each tick was torture and the hours slowly dragged by until the day finally ended.
“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
The answer to all these questions is yes! You might be surprised to learn that there are some pretty interesting facts about bees, Aldebaran, and the night sky.
“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
A lot of people believe that life as we know it ceases to exist after death and that when we die, our body remains in whichever state it was in at the moment of death - either alive or dead. However, during a near-death experience, the individual may see or hear things from their lives which were not real but were imagined during their life before returning to their body.
“Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James
A summer afternoon is the most peaceful part of the day, especially in nature. You can see it in the flowers and trees, where they rest and wait for the sun to set. It's a time you can hear birds sing around you and feel a light breeze on your skin. The moment of silence when you forget to be anything but a human being.
“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 a time of change. Schools have just let out, and adults are returning from vacations. The summer sun, lazy and mellow for months, now beats down with the ferocity of some great metallic bird.
“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godberson
It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer. Those were the days before social media and constant connectivity, when people actually spent time outside and interacted with one another face-to-face. Life was simpler then - a time when youth could run rampant without fear of judgment or consequences. But even though those days seem like a distant memory, something about them always feels nostalgic.
“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
In the middle of summer, one evening in August, it was pitch-black outside. I was out doing an errand, and all of a sudden it became dark. It was still summer, but the summer was no longer alive. There wasn't a sound in the air; not even a cricket. The darkness was complete.
“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”-Jenny Han
June is a month of happiness, love, and new beginnings. Flowers are in bloom, the weather is warm and everyone is in a good mood. The summer season brings with it lots of festivities like barbecues and pool parties. In addition, June is a great time to start fresh and make new friends. August is a month of relaxation, happiness, and good fortune. The weather is hot and sunny, and people are generally in a good mood.
“The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past.” – Erik Tomblin
It was already boiling hot outside, but with the sun shining in through the window, it felt even more unbearable. The air conditioner wasn't doing much to cool the room down, and all of the windows were closed, trapping in the heat. The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past.
“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
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, long after the events of that summer have faded from memory, will continue to bring back fond recollections for those who experienced it. It was a summer full of new experiences and friends, full of laughter and happiness.
“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” – Evelyn Waugh
Summertime is the perfect time for lazy days on the beach, picnics in the park, and spending time with friends and family. Unfortunately, summer can also be filled with loneliness and a lack of sunlight. For some people, this lonely feeling is amplified during the summer months because so many people are away on vacation. If it could only be like this always, they might think. But unfortunately, life doesn't always go according to plan.
“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams
In the summertime, the song sings itself. For many people, this means spending time outdoors in the sun and enjoying the company of friends. However, for others, this means dealing with annoying insects. Insects can be a nuisance, but they also play an important role in the environment.
“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
The summer days stretched on and on, each one seeming to drag a little longer than the last. We waited for something to happen, but nothing ever did. So we would walk the suburban streets, enjoying the scents of maple and cut grass. Sometimes we would see someone walking their dog and would stop to pet them, other times we would just walk in silence.
“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
This year, the first week of August is scorching hot. The other weeks may be muggy, but this one feels like an oven. Everywhere you look there are people in suits and dresses, carrying umbrellas and sweating under the sun. It doesn't matter if you live in the city or the suburbs; on a day like this, everyone is out in the sun.
“I bet deep down you still wish your mom would take you clothes shopping every August for the new school year.” – Bridgette Willard
August is an exciting time for parents and children alike. For children, it is the month when school starts again and they get to start fresh with a new group of friends. For parents, it is the month when they get to take their children shopping for the new school year. However, for some children, this excitement can be tainted by the fact that their mothers tend to take them shopping for school clothes every August.
“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
We all come from a place of dust, and to dust we will return. The only thing we can do is make the most of the time we have. It is easy to forget this when faced with the pressing matters of the world, but it is precisely when we take time for ourselves that we can restore balance and compassion to our lives. Remember to be gentle with yourself and others- everyone is just a child of chance, after all.
“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
The streets were empty and the square, bathed in a bright light, looked like a stage. The buildings that surrounded it, their 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.
“August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun and the lilies again are spread across the water.” – Mary Oliver
Another summer has come and gone, and for those who love spending time outdoors, there is still no shortage of places to be. The sun is shining and the flowers are in bloom, making it the perfect time to relax and enjoy nature. Whether relaxing on a beach or by the pool, one thing that remains consistent throughout the year is the availability of alcohol. Whether sipping on a refreshing drink or celebrating a special occasion with friends, alcohol is a part of many people's summertime rituals.
“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
The idea behind this reminder is to show people that if they don't start working on their resolutions right away, the chances of them succeeding are slim. Resolutions can be easy to make, but they can be hard to keep if you don't start early on.
“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
When August finally came to an end, we all breathed a collective sigh of relief. It had been an intense month, full of lots of events and new experiences that we could finally call our own. But now it's gone, like a warm dream that quickly fades away. Time seems to move faster every day, and before we know it, September will be here.
“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter
Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family and friends. But for many people, summertime is also a time of sadness. They may feel regret for things they didn't do or things they could have done better. This is especially true for people who lost loved ones or don't have close friends anymore. These people may find comfort in knowing that there will always be summer in their grateful hearts.
“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
The summer months are typically a time when people look forward to the cooler temperatures. However, for some people, that anticipation can be short-lived because the summer heat waves can quickly wear down even the most resilient person. After the intense heat of July and August, many people are ready for the cooler temperatures of autumn. This is usually when life starts to slow down and people have more time to enjoy their favorite things.
“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
The oppressive heat and humidity intensified the smells of rot and rain, drowned out by the overpowering stench of raw sewage that constantly filled the air. The long, hot days passed slowly, weighed down by the oppressive heat and monotonous routine of work. The only breaks from the relentless labor were occasional showers that did nothing to cool off the hot, sticky bodies.
“August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” – Henry Rollins
August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor. For weeks now, the heat has been unbearable, leaving everyone feeling drained and irritable. The skies have been mostly cloudy, which only makes the humidity worse. There's a sense of doom that hangs over everything. But even though it may not seem like it, August is actually bringing some good news: cooler weather is on the way!
“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
You awake to a world of white. The snow falls gently around you, never touching your skin. You are alive, but you don't know how or why. You try to move, but something feels glued to your body. You look around and see that the people you were with when the explosion occurred are all gone. The only thing left is this snowy wasteland. Suddenly, the light hits you like a ton of bricks.
“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
Summertime is a time for reflection and relaxation. For some, this means spending time with family and friends, while others may take the opportunity to explore their surroundings. Quiet people often find themselves in unexpected places during summer, which can be both exhilarating and terrifying.
“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
August is a time of ripe crops in the fields, with hot and sunny weather making the scent of tree-ripened peaches and hot buttered sweet corn on the cob all the more vivid. Dahlias are flinging huge tousled blossoms through gardens, while jasmine vines coil around trees in abundance.
“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
August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. He likes the haze and calm of these long, warm days. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beau.
“Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” – Denise Levertov
In the hustle and bustle of summer, it's easy to forget about the sweet things in life. But in August, the humidity and heat are finally subsiding, and the sky is a deep blue. There's a sense of calm that comes with autumn, and everything seems more beautiful because of it. Take advantage of this time to slow down and appreciate all the little things in life. Get outdoors and take a walk around your neighborhood. Listen to music while you cook dinner.
“Childhood is June, and old age is August” – Rick Bass
June is a time of innocence and hope. Childhood is a time when the world is new and everything is possible. As we grow older, the world becomes more familiar and our options dwindle. But life doesn't have to be that way. There are still many adventures to be had, memories to be shared, and love to be found. Age isn't necessarily a bad thing - it can simply mean that different aspects of life are coming into focus.
“When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph
In the summertime, nothing can stop a person from having fun. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and there's not a cloud in sight. This is especially true when it comes to outdoor activities like hiking or biking. No matter how challenging the trail may seem, a person's spirit can be lifted by the bright sunshine and cheerful surroundings. When the weather's nice, there's really nothing that can stop someone from enjoying themselves.
“When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.” – Aimee Friedman
When people go on vacation, they shed their home skins and think they can be a new person. This is known as “Away-from-home syndrome”. The syndrome is characterized by the feeling of detachment from one's usual life, activities, and surroundings. People suffering from away-from-home syndrome may feel like they are in a different world or that they have lost touch with reality.
“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
The sound of buzzing bees and singing birds can be a calming presence, providing perspective and a sense of peace in times of stress. For some, this natural beauty is the only thing that can bring them solace during moments of darkness. However, for others, the sounds of nature may represent something else entirely - something that can provide a respite from their troubles but also isolate them from the rest of the world.