Afternoon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old afternoon quotes, afternoon sayings, and afternoon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.     

Robert Frost

Afternoon tea should be provided, fresh supplies, with thin bread-and-butter, fancy pastries, cakes, etc., being brought in as other guests arrive.     

Isabella Beeton

The late afternoon sunlight, warm as oil, sweet as childhood

Stephen King

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.

Lin Yutang

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language

Saul Bellow

The pleasures of afternoon tea run like a trickle of honey through English literature from Rupert Brooke's wistful lines on the Old Vicarage at Grantchester to Miss Marple, calmly dissecting a case over tea cakes at a seaside hotel.     

Stan Hey

There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music     

Jorge Luis Borges

It is the still, yellow kind of afternoon when one is apt to get stuck in a dream if one sits very quiet

Dodie Smith

It is the end of a fine bronze tinted afternoon with purple shadows and febrile scraps of cloud.

Daniel Arsand

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.     

Barbara Jordan

The afternoon of a human life must have a significance of its own, and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning.

Carl Jung

The afternoon had made them tranquil for a while, as if to give them a deep memory for the long parting the next day promised.

F Scott Fitzgerald

The Afternoon is not only the middle part of the day. It is the time to complete our essential task and go ahead on life.

Anonymous