The end-of-summer is near, and we are a little sad days spent at the beach and outdoors are ending soon. To help us ease into Fall, with a beautiful images by Jessica Smith, we gathered 12 of our favorite quotes to reminisce the last weeks and days of summer.

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

2. Summertime is always the best of what might be. ― Charles Bowden

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3. Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. you can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. summer just opens the door and lets you out. ― Deb Caletti

4. Why is the summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? ― Dodie Smith

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

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6. The end-of-summer winds make people restless. ― Sebastian Faulks

7. Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living. ― Melissa Marr

8. One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. ― Henry David Thoreau

9. In the morning light, I remembered how much I loved the sound of wind through the trees. I laid back and closed my eyes, and I was comforted by the sound of a million tiny leaves dancing on a summer morning. ― Patrick Carman

10. We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. ― Henry Rollins

11. What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? ― John Steinbeck

12. There is something deep within us that sobs at endings. Why, God, does everything have to end? Why does all nature grow old? Why do spring and summer have to go? ― Joe Wheeler

12. Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. ― Yoko Ono

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