For those who are in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to put your feet in the sand and kick back and relax with a nice cold beverage because summer is almost here! Sunday, June 21 marks the start of the summer solstice. That means longer days and shorter nights for the entire season. It also means tans and fun in the sun. To celebrate the start of summer, some fun quotes about the season there are a cadre of quotes below, courtesy of Brainy Quote and Good Reads.

1. “Summer's lease hath all too short a date.” -- William Shakespeare, “Shakespeare’s Sonnets”

2. “Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” -- Kellie Elmore

3. “Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.” -- Unknown

4. “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”

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

6. “It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!” -- Kenny Chesney

7. “Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” -- Nora Ephron

8. “Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.” -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

9. “Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” -- Horsea Ballou

10. “Ah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.” -- Darrell Hammond

11. “Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” -- Regina Brett

12. “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” -- Russell Baker

13. “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” -- Sam Keen

14. “I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there.” -- Jack McBrayer

15. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” -- Charles Bowden

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

17. “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” -- Kellie Elmore

18. “I got my toes in the water, a-- in the sand. Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand. Life is good today. Life is good today.” “Toes,” -- Zac Brown Band

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