15 Powerful Quotes About August to Use as Instagram Captions This Month

The arrival of August means that summer is drawing to a close, and that's exactly why it should be embraced.

If you're not letting the end of summer slip through your fingers, chances are, you're taking some spectacular photos this month. Struggling to caption your pics on Instagram? Maybe one of these quotes about August is exactly what you need.

For when August has only just begun:

"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning."

-Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

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For when school is just around the corner, so you're making the month last:

"August is like the Sunday of summer."


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For when it's been a very gloomy summer:

"It's all winter here, even in August."

-"Spring Day," BTS


For when you need a little summer guidance:

"May August wind blow you in the right direction."

-DJ Kyos


For the photo from your laziest August afternoon:

"August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied."

-Joseph Wood Krutch


For the epic adventure that caps off your summer:

"I realize that it is August: the summer's last stand."

-Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

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For the photo collage of your triumphant last month of freedom:

"Live every August day like it's your last."


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For when it's been a lazy year—and that's just the way you like things:

"August is a gentle reminder for not doing a single thing from your new year resolution for seven months and not doing it for next five."

-Crestless Wave


For the picture capturing the beauty of a warm August day:

"Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August."

-Denise Levertov


For the shot of the summer raindrops against your windowpane:

"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet board. The odd uneven time."

-Sylvia Plath


For the August moment you want to last forever:

"If we try hard enough, maybe August will slow down…"

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For when it's too burning hot outside to do anything but lounge indoors:

"The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled."

-Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees


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For when you're making the very most of your final summer moments:

"August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies."

-Rasmenia Massoud, You Don't See Any of This


For when you're back in the classroom and it's still August:

"August is a wicked month."

-Edna O'Brien


For when it's nearly September and you have no idea where summer went:

"But I can see us lost in the memory. August slipped away into a moment in time."

-"August," Taylor Swift


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