In many places of the world, the year is divided in summer, autumn (or fall), winter and spring. Each season has its typical weather conditions. This is a collection of proverbs and quotes about summer.

Sunflowers in summer in Assisi, Italy.

"Had a good summer so far?"
"No, it's been lousy," said Harry.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling

A swallow does not make the summer.

One good event does not mean that everything is going to be fine.

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.

He flies into the flame, the summer insect.


He was as noble and fair in face as an elf-lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves, and as kind as summer.

The Hobbit – Chapter 3 – A Short Rest
J.R.R. Tolkien
About Elrond.

If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.


It is not summer until the crickets sing.


One swallow doesn’t make a summer.

The bee works all summer and eats honey all winter.

The grasshoppers sang all the summer, and starved all the winter.

Life of Charlotte Brontë
Elizabeth Gaskell

The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree.

Edgar Allan Poe

The summer insect cannot talk of ice; the frog in the well cannot talk of heaven.


The summer insect knows not ice.


Until the crickets sing it is not summer.


Youth has its romance, and maturity its wisdom, as morning and spring have their freshness, noon and summer their power, night and winter their repose.

The Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 2
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell