55 Summer Solstice Quotes For The Longest Day [2023]

Looking for interesting facts and quotes about summer solstice? We have rounded up the best collection of summer solstice quotes, sayings, facts, and captions, (with images and pictures) to enjoy the onset of the warm summer season.


The summer solstice, also known as the “festival” solstice or midsummer, occurs when one of Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.

The summer solstice occurs during summer. This is the June solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the December solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

The summer solstice marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day. The day is on 21st June in the Northern Hemisphere and 22 December in the Southern Hemisphere.

Also See: Welcome June Quotes

The word solstice itself comes from Latin, from sol (sun) and stare (to stand or stop), and its celebration dates back to ancient pre-Christian tradition.

The summer solstice results in the longest day of the year, meaning it has the most time of daylight.


Summer solstice 2023 is on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 14:57 UTC.

The timing of the June solstice is not based on a specific calendar date or time; it all depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the celestial equator.

Also See: Winter Solstice Quotes

Therefore, the June solstice won’t always occur on the same day. Currently, it shifts between June 20, 21, and 22.

We have divided these famous summer solstice quotes in these sections;

  • Summer Solstice Quotes
  • Quotes On Summer Solstice

Don’t forget to check out our collection of Summer Vibes and Hot Weather Quotes to welcome the long sunny days!

Summer Solstice Quotes

  1. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden

  2. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

  3. “I love how summerx5 wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” – Kellie Elmore

  4. “Let the energy of the summer solstice help you to balance, release, recharge.” – Unknown

  5. “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones

  6. “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” – L.M. Montgomery

  7. “The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality for action and movement.” – Carole Carlton                                                                                                                             

    quotes on summer solstice
    quotes on summer solstice

  8. “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

  9. “Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda

  10. “Enjoy the sun that is now out and cherish it so that it can move eternally into your heart.” – Unknown

  11. “Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, and left the flushed print in a poppy there.” – Francis Thompson

  12. “The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” – Henry Ward Beecher

  13. “If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my God.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  14. “Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” – K.D. Lang

  15. “It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

  16. “Wishing you a great start of the summer season on the longest day of the year. Happy summer solstice!” – Unknown

  17. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Unknown

  18. “May the long time sun shine upon you all love surround you and the pure light within you guide your way on.” – Unknown

  19. “Not only is it Sum­mer Sol­stice, there is a Full Moon. May love sur­round you like sun­shine on a sunny day.” – William Shakespeare

  20. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

  21. “I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer — its dust and lowering skies.” – Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

  22. “The great gift of the energy of the summer solstice is that it’s designed to move you from one phase to the next on your terms.” – Deborah King

  23. “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent

  24. “One way of celebrating the Solstice is to consider it a sacred time of reflection, release, restoration, and renewal.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach                                                 

    summer solstice quotes images
    summer solstice quotes images

  25. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

  26. “May the long time sun shine upon you. All love surround you and the pure light within you guide your way on. Summer Solstice blessings!” – Unknown

  27. “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

  28. “The days draw out, the weather gets warmer, and it’s what we call summer, with a bitter laugh when we’ve said it.” – Stan Barstow, A Kind of Loving

  29. “It is Summer, it is the solstice the crowd is cheering, the crowd is laughing in detail permanently, seriously without thought.” – William Carlos Williams

  30. “As the sun starts to grow warmer and brighter, remember this time as a rebirth of your light. Thw light is returning, shine bright, shine bright!” – Kelly Martin

  31. “Happy summer solstice. Today is the day to remember and celebrate your light and the light of others. May we dance in our light together and forever.” – Unknown

  32. “Early summer days are a jubilee time for birds. In the fields, around the house, in the barn, in the woods, in the swamp — everywhere love and songs and nests and eggs.” – E.B. White

  33. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” – John Lubbock

  34. “Happy summer solstice. As the sun spirals its longest dance, cleanse us. As nature shows bounty and fertility bless us. Let all things live with loving intent and to fulfill their trust destiny.” – Unknown

  35. “This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” – Margaret Atwood

  36. “The days were longer then (for time, like money, is measured by our needs), when summer afternoons were spacious, and the clock ticked slowly in the winter evenings.” – George Eliot, Middlemarch

  37. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  38. “At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.” – Gary Zukav

  39. “Both the Winter and the Summer Solstices are expressions of love. They show us the opposition of light and dark, expansion and contraction, that characterize our experiences in the Earth school so that we can recognize our options as we move through our lives.” – Gary Zukav

  40. “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Quotes On Summer Solstice

After the long and cold winters, summers are always welcomed for its warm sunlight. We love to get some refreshing sunlight and get some tan too.

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Pagans who observe the day would traditionally greet each other by saying ‘happy solstice’ or ‘happy litha. ‘ Litha is the word used by pagans to mark the solstice.20-Jun-2020

Summers are perfect to plan vacations, go to beaches, and shine after the dullness of winters. It’s the start of summer! So enjoy this year’s June solstice!

  1. “Thy eternal summer shall not fade.” – Sonnet XVIII

  2. “Summer comes, for every spray now springs.” – Earl of Surry

  3. “Eternal summer gilds them yet. But all, except their sun, is set.” – Byron

  4. “Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne.” – Barry Cornwall

  5. “Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.” – Paul Monette

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

  7. “Summer had a way of being full of fun and things to do and plenty of times of doing nothing and feeling bored.” – Sofi Benitez

  8. “All green and fair the summer lies. Just budded from the bud of spring, with tender blue of wistful skies, and winds which softly sing.” – Susan Coolidge

  9. “In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” – Aldo Leopold

  10. “From all the misty morning air, there comes a summer sound. A murmur as of waters from skies, and trees and ground. The birds they sing upon the wing, the pigeons bill, and coo.” – B.W. Gilder

  11. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  12. “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, Summer Crossing

  13. “Connect with the sun that keeps you bright and alive. Accept the fire that burns away all you have outgrown, all that no longer serves you. Release it by using your new power, and welcome the future into your present because today is a turning point for you and for all. Say yes to the light, your light. Happy summer solstice!” – Unknown

  14. “Summer Solstice June 21st. Summer solstice is the height of summer. It is the day when the sun is at it’s most powerful. It is the longest day of the year. After the solstice the sun will start to loose power and the days will start to get shorter. It is a reminder that we are in mid-summer and there are only about two months of summer left so enjoy them.” – Unknown

  15. “The spring rains woke the dormant tillers, and bright green shoots sprang from the moist earth and rose like sleepers stretching after a long nap. As spring gave way to summer, the bright green stalks darkened, became tan, turned golden brown. 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. The wheat rose and the ripening heads bent in the prairie wind, a rippling curtain, an endless, undulating sea that stretched to the horizon.” – Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea


More Facts About Summer Solstice (Longest Day Of The Year)

  1. The summer solstice marks the start of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice is in June; south of the equator, it is in December.

  2. In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun reaches its highest and northernmost points in the sky.

  3. It may be the “longest day,” but it’s not the latest sunset. Nor the earliest sunrise!

  4. Astronomical summer begins at the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. This means days get shorter during summer—very slowly at first, but at ever-larger daily intervals as the September equinox approaches, heralding the start of fall.

  5. The start of summer and the summer solstice are celebrated in cultures and religions around the world with various traditions, holidays, and festivals.

  6. In some Ancient Greek calendars, the June Solstice represents the beginning of the New Year.

  7. Many Native American tribes celebrated the longest day of the year with a Sun Dance, while the Mayas and Aztecs used the day as a marker by which to build many of their central structures, so that the buildings would align perfectly with the shadows of the two solstices, summer and winter.

  8. Countries like Russia and Ukraine also celebrate the end of a long, harsh winters with the onset of summers. An event called Ivan Kupala takes place shortly after the longest day of the year, traditionally in early July.

Why Is Summer Solstice So Special?

The Northern Hemisphere receives more daylight than any other day of the year on the summer solstice.

This day marks the start of astronomical summer and the tipping point at which days start to become shorter and nights longer.

Also See: Summer Vibes Quotes

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