Quotes about Hot Weather & Heat

Welcome to my page of quotations about hot weather, summer weather, and the heat. Living in Phoenix, I know a thing or two about it. It’s no picnic, but as many of my fellow Phoenicians say, better than digging your car out of the snow. Stay cool, and enjoy the quotes!
—tg

I am cruel thirsty this hot weather…. Nothing makes me so excessively peevish as hot weather. ~Jonathan Swift, 1711 (“Journal to Stella”)

Dear beautiful Spring weather, I miss you. Was it something I said? ~“Skipper” Kim Corbin, 2009 May 6th tweet, iskip.com

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance. ~Jane Austen, letter to Cassandra, 1796 September 18th (Rowling, Kent)

Then there’s the one about the fellow who complained of the excessive heat the other day, when the thermometer read 90. “It isn’t hot, brother,” comforted a war correspondent just back from Ethiopia, “until the chair gets up when you do!” ~Walter Winchell, August 1937

When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart. ~Ajahn Brahm

The morning heat had already soaked through the walls, rising up from the floor like a ghost of summers past. ~Erik Tomblin, Riverside Blues, 2005

At night, hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain and its central nerves, which sizzle like the inside of an electric-light bulb. ~Truman Capote, “New York,” August 1946

The year has now attained his manhood, and we are in midsummer; the sun is in full power, and at noon all nature is silent under his spell; even the bee hangs silent upon the flower; the mowers rest in the fields, and lay themselves down in the hot sun to sleep away the midday hour…. The pulse of nature stands still. Glancing across the plain, you see the rarefied and glimmering air ascending from the heated earth…. Now is the season for bathing, whether in river or ocean. How delicious is a plunge in this thirsty weather! ~”July,” Eliza Cook’s Journal, 1850 July 6th

‘Heat, ma’am!’ I said, ‘it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.’ ~Sydney Smith (1771–1845)

Satan called. He wants his weather back. ~Internet meme

Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ~Harry S. Truman

I only wish I could believe
While here in the flesh I moan,
That heat is cold and cold is heat,
I’d make a temperate zone…
I cannot… crawl from out my heated flesh
While winds blow through my bones.
Yet, I can dream of frost and snow,
Icicles and icebergs grand…
~J.H. Harding, “Hot Weather Philosophy” (90° in the shade, August 7th, 1906)