Summertime is all about enjoying good weather and taking a moment to relax. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the official start of summer is just around the corner. Since the summer solstice starts Monday, June 20, check out the following quotes to celebrate the new season:

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

2. “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”

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

4. “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

5. “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

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

7. “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

8. “Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” -- k.d. lang

9. “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.” -- Zac Brown Band, "Toes"

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

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

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

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

14. “Tears of joy are like the summer raindrops pierced by sunbeams.” -- Horsea Ballou

15. “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

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

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

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

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