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31 Quotes About July and Its Significance

For the past decade, Ms.Dora has been sharing poetry, creative writing, positive quotes, and reflections online. Her aim is life enrichment.

The larkspur is one of the official flowers of July.

The larkspur is one of the official flowers of July.

As summer heats up, activities in the month of July provide opportunities to strip the jackets and matching shoes in favor of sleeveless wear and sandals. We enjoy the beach parties, the neighborhood barbecues, and nature hikes that distract us from the warm weather that makes them possible. Sporting events are often on the agenda as well.

Below, you'll find 31 quotes—one for each day of the month—about July and what makes it unique. Some of the quotes remind us of dates with rich historical significance, while others challenge us to ponder the meaning of the month in a more abstract sense. Let's raise our spirits—and our glasses—in celebration of mid-summer's joy!

About the Fourth of July

1. "This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom. This, to you, is what the Passover was to the emancipated people of God." ―Frederick Douglass

2. "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." —Erma Bombeck

3. "Independence Day, July 4th, or as I know it: Out with the British day!" ―Steven Magee

4. "Watching everybody have such a fantastic time, loving life, loving America―I wish that was the feeling year-round, that it didn't take the Fourth of July for us to be like, 'Yeah, America is awesome.'" ―Tim Kennedy

5. "It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas.” ―Stephen Colbert

Christmas Store in July, in Kemah, Texas

Christmas Store in July, in Kemah, Texas

About Christmas in July

6. "Thinking back to when it's warm outside. Oh, why couldn't Christmas be in July?" ―Haley Mary Artzab

7. "Being a traditionalist, I'm a rabid sucker for Christmas. In July, I'm already worried that there are only 146 shopping days left." ― ohn Waters

8. "When Christmas comes in July I often serve plum pudding pie with hot coffee or tea of chai; while air conditioning's on high." ―Paterson Mooney

9. "The hype for Christmas in July certainly seems quite widespread across the States . . . and is also a great excuse to party."Shelley Roes

10. "But here I am in July, and why am I thinking about Christmas pudding? Probably because we always pine for what we do not have." ―Joanna Franklin Bell

About Insights On July

11. "July is a blind date with summer." ―Hal Borland

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12. "The summer looks out from her brazen tower, through the flashing bars of July." ―Francis Thompson

13. "Those who in July do wed,
Must labour for their daily bread. . .
Married in July with flowers ablaze,
Bitter-sweet memories in after days."
―New Zealand Proverb

14. "July, that lovely hell, all velvet dresses and drapes stuffed into a hot little hole." ―Laura Kasischke

15. "I have always had a certain aversion to heat. And for me, the name of the game on the stage is 'beat the heat.' It's always July under the lights." ―Bob Weir

16. "July is high burglary season because so many people leave town." ―JeanChatzky

17. "If ant hills are high in July, the coming winter will be hard." ―American Folklore

18. "There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life's July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November." ―Martin Luther King, Jr.

19. "My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July." ―Rick Bass

20. "I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks for the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives." ―Ann Voskamp

The water lily is another official flower of July.

The water lily is another official flower of July.

About July in History

21. "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind." ―Neil Armstrong

22. "Presidential power was overruled by the high bench in July 1974, when President Nixon was ordered to turn over some audio tapes of his White House conversations, including the 'smoking gun' tape . . . revealing the Watergate cover up." ―Helen Thomas

23. "That feeling is one of the things that keep me going. On July 6, 1998, I became the WCW heavyweight champion of the world!" ―Bill Goldberg

24. "Everyone remembers where they were on 7 July 2005 when four deadly bombs ripped through the heart of London." ―Keir Starmer

25. "On July 28, 2006, I was very proud to become a citizen of the United States—the greatest privilege on planet Earth." ―Melania Trump

26. "The Chicago Declaration on Women in the Catholic Church, drafted in July of 2015 by Catholics for Choice, stated that it imagined a church where 'women are respected for their choices about their health, welfare, and lives.'" ―Anthea Butler

About July Memories

27. "Noises and smells, those can bring back powerful memories. I remember when I was going to school one Fourth of July, and there were a lot of fireworks going off. I knew that I was in Richmond. I knew that I was a college student. But I thought people were shooting at me." ―Kevin Powers

28. “They talk about big skies in the western United States, and they may indeed have them, but you have never seen such lofty clouds, such towering anvils, as in Iowa in July.” ―Bill Bryson

29. "The London trees are dusty-brown
Beneath the summer sky;
My love, she dwells in London town,
Nor leaves it in July."
―Amy Levy

30. "In the old parts of Nice, the family tables are out in the cobbled streets so that you can't drive past. They insist you join them at midnight on a hot July evening. So that's just what you do, abandoning the car." ―Mary Quant

31. "Summer at the Hollis household is all about us getting together and enjoying the pool." ―Rachel Hollis

July Observances

  • Alopecia Month for Women
  • Education and Awareness Month
  • Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Family Reunion Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Purposeful Parenting Month
  • Self Care Month
  • Social Wellness Month
  • Women's Motorcycle Month
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© 2020 Dora Weithers


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 16, 2020:

Thanks, Peg. The quote you chose deserve appreciation for the quote and the sentiment from all of us. Thank you, Neil Armstrong.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on July 16, 2020:

Incredible quotes, Dora. I love this one.

"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind." ―Neil Armstrong

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 16, 2020:

Thanks, Alyssa. Summer will come. The change of seasons help to make linteresting.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 16, 2020:

Thank you, Sankhajit. We look forward to this time of year especially for the outdoor activities.

Alyssa from Ohio on June 15, 2020:

This is a wonderful collection of quotes. I enjoyed learning more about one of my favorite months of the year. I'm definitely looking forward to actual summer-like weather!

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on June 15, 2020:

beautiful imagery of July summer

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 04, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

You are so right. This pandemic has taken away enough from us already.

I do hope we can do a small celebration for Mom's birthday, but it cannot be the big open house we had wanted to do.

Take care.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on June 04, 2020:

Lora, I'm glad that these quotes brought back such happy memories of your childhood. Please don't lose the excitement. Thanks for sharing.

Lora Hollings on June 03, 2020:

I love your quotes about July and it certainly is a memorable month for me! My daughter was born in July and it is a month that brings back some of the fondest memories of my childhood. We always celebrated the fourth with family picnics and then watched the fireworks together. I remember going to sleep the night before and being as excited about celebrating the fourth almost as much as Christmas. I loved your quotes, Ms. Dora, but the one that is my favorite is the one by Erma Bombeck. I love potato salad even if it does get iffy at those picnics! Great article, thank you.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 31, 2020:

Thanks, Linda. Concerning cell phone courtesy observance, it would be great if it encourages courtesy as a regular habit.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 30, 2020:

It's nice to think of summer at the moment. As always, you've shared some interesting quotes. It was interesting to read about the observances in July, too. I like the idea of cell phone courtesy!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 29, 2020:

Thanks, Brenda. I hope that your family will a way to celebrate your mother's birthday. Especially with her husband being away, she'll need to share the good times in one way or another. Don't let the pandemic rob us of all the fun.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 28, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

I hope you are doing well.

I'm not quite ready for July yet but I enjoy reading your quotes.

My mother will be 80 this year in July and we have had to cancel plans for her party.

It will be a bittersweet day for her with her husband now in the nursing home.

Thanks for sharing and stay healthy.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 28, 2020:

Thanks, Denise. Here's hoping that your mom has an enjoyable birthday celebration with you all this year. She deserves it! You all deserve it.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on May 28, 2020:

July 1st is my mother's birthday and she will be 89 this year. I feel we should celebrate it with fireworks and picnics but we are probably still going to be sheltering in place. I especially love the quote about July being the blind date with the summer.



Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 25, 2020:

Thanks, Manatita. "Let's wait and see." Your comment is really encouraging.

manatita44 from london on May 25, 2020:

Your quotes took me straight back to my Guruji. He said so many sublime things about America! I have also experienced some of these picnics myself. Some history and memories added in and your lavender/purple flower is heavenly. At least now I know its name. Poetry? let's wait and see.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 22, 2020:

Thanks, Jo. Great tribute to your parents that you saw them always loving each other. Enjoy the memories in July.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on May 19, 2020:

My parents were married on the 4th of July, and the little poem about those who wed in July was touching because they did have a rather difficult life. But they always loved each other and their children.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 17, 2020:

Denise thanks for your feedback and for sharing the significance of July in your family. It's been really an exploding Christmas for you all. Times change, but thank God for the memories.

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on May 17, 2020:

July is a special month for our family. My husband's grandfather was born on July 4. While he was living, our family gathered to celebrate both his birthday and the birthday of our country. We have several other birthdays in our family during the month of July. It is a special family time and we often gather. I like the quotes about July 4 being an exploding Christmas in July! That is very fitting!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 17, 2020: