Weekend Quotes to Help You Unwind

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Ready for a couple days off? Here are the best weekend quotes to help you see how to spend them.

We all love a good weekend and look forward to them all week.

Whether we decide on a weekend trip away, sleeping in, watching movies, or a long brunch with friends, the weekend is a time to recharge our minds and bodies. Even if you prefer being outdoors or running a marathon, you’re still not at work!

So take the time to enjoy your Saturday and Sunday with the best weekend quotes to help you unwind.

Top 10 Weekend Quotes

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

Bill Watterson

Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.

Richard Rorty
Rod Schmidt quote "There aren’t enough days in the weekend"
“There aren’t enough days in the weekend.” – Rod Schmidt

I am always happy to meet my friend, and my friend is my weekend.

Debasish Mridha

It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Jimmy Buffett

Take the time to do what you love to do this weekend.

Catherine Pulsifer

Make every day your weekend. Make every day a play day.

James Murphy
Anthony Hincks quote "Without the weekend, where would the week be?"
“Without the weekend, where would the week be?” – Anthony T. Hinkcs

When you’re young, you should live out every weekend.

Jonathan Brandis

They live for the weekends when they can go do what they really want to do.

Richard Nelson Bolles

Quotes about Weekends

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.

Chuck Palahniuk

Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.

John Shirley

The sun shines brightest on Fridays because it knows that the weekend is here.

Anthony T. Hincks

Weekends are sacred for me. They’re the perfect time to relax and spend time with family and friends.

Marcus Samuelsson

If you find you are stressed out during the week, then it is even more important that you focus on what you want to do for the weekend, don’t bring work home.

Kate Summers
Neil Morrissey quote "Weekends are about replenishment and rejuvenation"
“Weekends are about replenishment and rejuvenation.” – Neil Morrissey

Unless it’s an emergency, don’t bother me after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends.

Merv Griffin

Weekends welcome warriors for social fun that starts on Friday.

David Chiles

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.

Bo Bennett

When you are unemployed, weekends are seven days long.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week & your work.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Typically, a weekend retreat for the heart, soul, and palate, brunch is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect.

Marcela Valladolid

Pretend like it’s the weekend… We could pretend it all the time.

Jack Johnson
Bryant Loney quote "The weekends are too short for sleep"
“The weekends are too short for sleep!” – Bryant A. Loney

Even if you are short on time off, you can still take weekend getaways.

Anita Kaltenbaugh

I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment.

Audrey Hepburn

Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it’s even begun

Catherine McCormack

I live, I live, I live for the weekend.

Triumph, I Live For The Weekend

Laughing and sleeping are the two best cures in the world. They’re even more effective during weekends.


Self-care is how you take your power back.

Lalah Delia

Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they’re successful.

Casey Stengel

The weekend is usually seen as a time for relaxation, or a time to do what you wanted to do through the week but couldn’t, or a time to catch up on needed sleep, or a time to visit with family and friends.

Byron Pulsifer

Freedom begins where work ends- the realm of freedom is after hours, on the weekend, on vacation, and not at work.

Peter Frase
Toba Beta quote "No weekend, all weakened"
“No weekend, all weakened.” – Toba Beta

Weekends don’t pay as well as weekdays but at least there’s football.

S.A. Sachs

Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.

Elizabeth Gilbert

I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career.

Mike Hammar

The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend.

Zenna Schaffer

Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Sometimes the weekend gets hijacked by work, but as my mother would say, this is the right problem.

Julian Fellowes

This weekend, don’t think about Monday. It will come soon enough.

Robert Rivers

Weekends are an employee’s parole.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
"The weekend will always be hidden between days"
“The weekend will always be hidden between days.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Nothing in the world is more expensive than a woman who’s free for the weekend.


Typically a weekend retreat for the heart, soul and palate, brunch is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect.

Marcela Valladolid

Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom.

Lauren Oliver

Why not try to relax your troubled mind by taking a walk in the park, or going on a weekend hiking trip with family or friends and enjoy the view? It can surely do wonders for a tired mind and soul.

E.L. Herndon

Nobody wants to give up a weekend-long excuse to dress up and attempt to outshine one another.

Elizabeth Eulberg

Everybody’s working for the weekend, everybody wants a new romance.

Loverboy, Working For The Weekend

When you’re single, your weekend days are wide-open vistas that extend in every direction; in a relationship, they’re like the sky over Manhattan: punctured, hemmed in, compressed.

Adelle Waldman

If you find yourself waiting for the weekend to approach, then it means that you are not happy for at least five days a week.

Rakshit Shetty

A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian.

Artie Lange
"Weekends are life’s gift to those who hate their jobs"
“Weekends are life’s gift to those who hate their jobs.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends.

Arnot Sheppard

I still work weekends because I like it; I enjoy it. I just don’t care.

Edgardo Osorio

On your deathbed, will you wish you’d spent more prime weekend hours grocery shopping or walking in the woods with your kids?

Hal Borland

Weekend Vibes Quotes

Hands up if you’re ready to do something you’ll regret this weekend. Go forth! You have my blessing.

Florence Welch

Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?

Marilyn Vos Savant

A wild and crazy weekend involves sitting on the front porch, smoking a cigar, reading a book.

Robert M. Gates

I’m learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.

Zoe Saldana

Music always sounds better on Friday.

Lou Brutus

You know what I want to do? Wake up one weekend and not have to go anywhere and do nothing.

Derek Jeter
Joseph Addison quote "Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week"
“Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.” – Joseph Addison

It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where every day is your Saturdays and Sundays.

James Murphy

I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ But weekends are special, even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived, and you can indulge yourself a bit.

Helen Mirren

Sunday! A family day with a touch of weekend thrown in for good measure.

Anthony T. Hincks

I respect the fact that people have worked hard all week and want to go to the movies on the weekend and be entertained.

Michael Moore

It’s okay if every weekend doesn’t lead to big moments and campfires and laughter that carries on for hours and hours. Some weekends might be quiet, still, with plenty of room to contemplate. And in that contemplation room, there is room to grow.

Morgan Harper Nichols

I believe that it is a mandatory Law of the Universe that on Fridays, you have to do something a little fun.

Hanna Rhoades

Happiness is a hot bath on a Sunday afternoon.

A.D. Posey

Although I understand that all days are equal with 24 hours each, most of us agree that Friday is the longest day of the week and Sunday the shortest!

D.S. Mixell 

I like to have one night on the weekend where I can just cuddle up at my house.

Eliza Dushku
Amy Rosenthal quote "Cozy plus smell of pancakes minus alarm clock equals weekend"
“Cozy + smell of pancakes – alarm clock = weekend.” – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

I try to be healthy during the week, then go a bit wild at the weekend.

Vogue Williams

I never just do nothing. A weekend off? Let’s go somewhere. Let’s fly somewhere.

Toni Garrn

Enjoying the Weekend

We hope these weekend quotes have you ready for some rest and relaxation this weekend.

No matter what you do, it’s always important to set aside time for yourself so you can avoid burnout and keep your perspective. Even an endurance activity or extreme sport can seem relaxing compared to weekday work sometimes.

So however our words have inspired you to spend yours, just get out there and enjoy it!

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's lead editor and content writer, and has collected and shared inspiring quotes and stories since 2005. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.