August Quotes feature some interesting perspectives on the 8th month of the year. I think you will enjoy these quotes about August if you are an endless summer person or a hurry up and let’s get to Fall person!

Whether you are starting school as a student or teacher or sending your kids or grandkids back to school, August is a month of contradictions, endings, and beginnings. August is a month where summer reminds us of her fury, but the Halloween and Christmas decorations are already in some stores. Confused? Perhaps you would like to check out You Are Amazing quotes, and Know Your Worth quotes and find some peace and strength.

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August Quotes

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  1. “If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” Sarah Dessen
  2.  “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
  3. “August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” Sylvia Plath
  4. “Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.” Denise Levertov
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” Sue Monk Kidd
  8. “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
  9. “I don’t have to get up in the morning and go beat up my body like I used to. I don’t have to be out there in August in 108 degree weather down in Texas.” Emmitt Smith
  10. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” Jenny Han
  11. “Always keep mint on your windowsill in August, to ensure that buzzing flies will stay outside, where they belong. Don’t think the summer is over, even when roses droop and turn brown and the stars shift position in the sky. Never presume August is a safe or reliable time of the year.” Alice Hoffman
  12. “August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun and the lilies again are spread across the water.” Mary Oliver
  13.  “Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch.” ―Jane Smiley
  14. “August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies. The final moments of fun before the freeze. In the winter, everything changes.” Rasmenia Massoud
  15. “August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” Henry Rollins
  16. “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
  17. “This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.” Sara Baume
  18. “August was nearly over – the month of apples and falling stars, the last care-free month for the school children.” Victor Nekrasov
  19. “That August time it was delight. To watch the red moons wane to white.” Algernon Charles Swinburne
  20. “August breeze-perched on the flame tree, a red-vented Bulbul.” Meeta Ahluwalia
  21. “That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school… The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice.” Garth Brooks
  22.  “…August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep.” Lauren Oliver
  23. “August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.” Tove Jansson
  24. “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer… like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” Natalie Babbitt
  25. “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
  26.  “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 Emerson
  27. “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
  28. “Childhood is June, and old age is August”  Rick Bass
  29. ” Today is the first of August. It is hot, steamy and wet. It is raining. I am tempted to write a poem. But I remember what it said on one rejection slip: After heavy rainfall, poems titled ‘Rain’ pour in from across the nation.” Sylvia Plath
  30. “August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer.” Henry Rollins
  31. “This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.” Sara Baume

Using August Quotes to Inspire

These August quotes are ready to add to handwritten cards and letters. They will add an extra bit of thought to your message.

If you are a photographer or painter, some of these quotes would be perfect partners to your August artwork: #2, #3, #5, #7, and #8.

Your local library or bookstore would love it if you shared quote # 13 with them.

Football coaches and fans will appreciate quotes #9 and #21.

Which quotes spoke to you? Please let me know in the comments!

Enjoy the end of Summer

August can be purposely filled with mini-End-of-Summer activities to squeeze every bit of fun out of each August day. Let me share a few ideas we will be trying!

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