23 Joyful Summer Quotes – Love, Enjoy, Relax, Refresh, Create

Welcome summer – cheerful days filled with sunshine, relaxing sea views, refreshing breeze, light, and colors that get our creative juices flowing, sights, and sounds of this charming season. Discover’s selection of inspiring summer quotes and lovely travel destinations.


Summer Vibes Are All Around Us

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Travel Destination – Split, Croatia / Sea as a Design Inspiration


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

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” Jeannette Walls

“As the wind, wandering over the sea takes from each wave an invisible portion, and brings to those on shore the ethereal essence of the ocean, so the air lingering among the woods and hedges – green waves and billows – became full of fine atoms of summer.” Richard Jefferies

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” John Burroughs

“My ideal summer day was reading on the porch.” Harold E. Varmus

“Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.” Georg Brandes

“The idea of ‘ferie,’ or summer break, is a long tradition of which all Italians, including myself, participate. It’s a time to relax, reflect and recharge.” Frida Giannini

“Summer is very precious.” Dylan Lauren


Romantic Summertime

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Tourist Destination – Hvar, Croatia / Find Out More About This Romantic Island in the Adriatic Sea


“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine… it’s summertime!” Kenny Chesney

“In the summer, we write life’s summary with the slow waves of love flowing over the sandy beach. The slow breeze and the warm sun write our memories.” Debasish Mridha

“When she remembered a summer it would be this one. When she remembered love it would be his.” C.J. Carlyon


Light and Colors of Summer Inspire Art, Fashion, Design

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In the Photo – the View from the Spanish Fortress in Hvar, Croatia / Have a Look at the Color Palette of Beautiful Dalmatia


“When I’m drawing, I’m drawing with the light, being completely open and creative. I can’t draw in the evening. I need light and I need warmth if it is a summer thing, and I need cold if it is a winter collection. The good thing is that I have houses to go to whenever I’m working. I draw according to the place.” Christian Louboutin

“Yellow is my favorite summer color – it makes me feel like a sunflower.” Bria Vinaite

“Summer is the perfect time to go for bursts of color, like a big beaded necklace.” Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss

“Purple is my favorite color. It makes me think of spring and summer. A purple dress, eating grapes, lilacs – I love purple.” Angela Yee

“Sometimes the very best of all summer books is a blank notebook. Get one big enough, and you can practice sketching the lemon slice in your drink or the hot lifeguard on the beach or the vista down the hill from your cabin.” Michael Dirda

“Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.” Jerry Saltz

“I’m all about high-waisted pants and skirts, pencil skirts, and sheer, long-sleeves in the summer.” Kat Graham

“For me, my favorite trends of summer are lots of color, wedges, rompers, and bright lipstick.” Janel Parrish

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

“Storage is important. Whether it’s cushions you only use outside in the summer, or blankets that only come out in the winter, you’ve always got to think of where to store them.” Anthea Turner

“I think gardens are fantastic, and I’d love to draw and design and stuff like that. I love just planting flowers during the summer. There’s something very humble about it, and natural and beautiful.” Ed Westwick

“I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.” Robert Bridges

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Travel Destination – Korcula, the City of Marco Polo 



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By Danica Maričić

Interior Designer and Integrated Marketing Communications Pro, Loving Writing and Photography, Passionate about Life & Style, “True Blue” Mediterranean Girl, Curious Traveller & Designer