Heavenly August Quotes And Facts

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I always liked August. Long and warm days, going on summer holidays with my parents to the seaside. Plenty of happy memories from August.

But there’s the other side of August as well. Knowing that summer will be over soon and that fall is coming and with fall – the rain. Before we look at some beautiful quotes about August, let’s see what interesting holidays are happening.

Holidays In August

There are some interesting holidays in August:

  • August 1 – National Girlfriends Day
  • August 1 – Spider-Man Day
  • August 2 – National Friendship Day
  • August 3 – Terry Fox Day
  • August 5 – Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 7 – International Beer Day
  • August 8 – International Cat Day
  • August 8 – National Bowling Day
  • August 9 – National Women’s Day
  • August 10 – National Lazy Day
  • August 11 – National Son and Daughter Day
  • August 12 – International Youth Day
  • August 13 – International Lefthanders Day
  • August 15 – International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 17 – National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 19 – Islamic New Year
  • August 19 – World Humanitarian Day
  • August 22 – National Tooth Fairy Day
  • August 22 – World Plant Milk Day
  • August 24 – Kobe Bryant Remembrance Day
  • August 27 – International Lottery Day
  • August 30 – Notting Hill Carnival
  • see the whole list here

Facts About The Month Of August

What Is So Special About The Month Of August

  • August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars
  • It’s also the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days
  • It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar
  • In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus who became the first emperor of the Roman Empire
  • In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers
  • August’s birthstones are the peridot, sardonyx, and spinel
  • Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family
  • The zodiac signs for the month of August are Leo (until August 22) and Virgo (from August 23 onwards)

August Quotes

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”
― Sylvia Plath

“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer’s last stand.”
― Sara Baume

“August was nearly over – the month of apples and falling stars, the last care-free month for the school children. The days were not hot, but sunny and limpidly clear – the first sign of advancing autumn.”
― Victor Nekrasov

“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

August Quotes

“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.”
― Sue Monk Kidd

“The grass in the back field was almost waist high, and now there was goldenrod, that late-summer gossip which comes to tattle on autumn every year. But there was no autumn in the air today; the sun was still all August, although calendar August was almost two weeks gone.”
― Stephen King

“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

“The children start school now in August. They say it has to do with air-conditioning, but I know sadism when I see it.”
― Rick Bragg

August Quotes

“August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

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“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

“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

“Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.”
― Denise Levertov

August Quotes

“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. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone.”
― Natalie Babbitt

“August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.”
― Henry Rollins

“In August, an inescapable blanket of heat settled over Paducah, the last gasping breath of summer roaring its weight out over the populace.”
― Kelsey Brickl

“Less than a month ago all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep”
― Lauren Oliver

August Quotes

“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

“August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.”
― Joseph Wood Krutch

“August is the month of the high-sailing hawks. The hen hawk is the most noticeable. He likes the haze and calm of these long, warm days. He is a bird of leisure and seems always at his ease. How beautiful and majestic are his movements!”
― John Burroughs

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”
― Jenny Han

August Quotes

“That August time it was delight / To watch the red moons wane to white.”
― Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Famous People Born In August

Actors Born In August

  • Jason Momoa
  • Peter O’Toole
  • Wes Craven
  • Kevin Smith
  • Edward Furlong
  • Sam Worthington
  • Martin Sheen
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Vera Farmiga
  • Charlize Theron
  • David Duchovny
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Anna Kendrick
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Eric Bana
  • Sam Elliot
  • Melanie Griffith
  • Audrey Tautou
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Sean Penn

Singers And Musicians Born In August

  • Karl Urban
  • Madonna
  • Demi Lovato
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Tori Amos
  • Gene Simmons
  • Elvis Costello
  • Shania Twain
  • Michael Jackson
  • Whitney Houston
  • Joe Jonas
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Coolio
  • James Hetfield
  • Skin
  • Bruce Dickinson

Scientists, Artists & Other Notables Born In August

  • Tom Brady
  • Barrack Obama
  • Martha Stewart
  • M. Night Shyamalan
  • Joe Rogan
  • James Cameron
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Alfred Hitchcock
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