Celebrate the summer solstice with the best quotes about the new season. Getty Images

The longest day of the year, also known as the summer solstice is slated to occur Tuesday. It’s a time when most people like to enjoy the sun. To celebrate the new season, check out some quotes to share on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter:

1. “Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

Woman harvests roses in a greenhouse at the ET Highland Flora flower farm just outside Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa,
Woman harvests roses in a greenhouse at the ET Highland Flora flower farm just outside Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Reuters

5. “Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a light bulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.” ― Truman Capote, “Summer Crossing”

6. “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

7. “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”

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

sunflowers dancing
Sunflowers are pictured in Wehlen, Germany, July 17, 2015. GETTY IMAGES/ARNO BURGI/AFP

9. “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”

10. “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”

11. “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

12. “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ― Sam Keen

A "Breatharian" couples has lived for nine years without eating food or drinking water. Getty Images

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

14. “I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer ― its dust and lowering skies.” ― Toni Morrison

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

16. “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

17. “I am summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches.” ― Oriana Green

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