147 Relaxing Weekend Quotes To Power Your Workweek

Anticipating the weekend?

You’re not alone.

Below, we’ve got a ton of weekend quotes to prepare you for the relaxation and fun that comes with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

What’s Your Favorite Weekend Memory? 

Throughout the workweek, the weekend seems just out of arm’s reach.

From Monday morning to Friday afternoon you’re trudging through the quicksand of work.

Once the weekend finally hits, it moves so quickly that it’s hard to relish in the relaxation. 

At Everyday Power, we are here to deliver positive weekend vibes that encourage you to sit back, relax, and engage in some much-needed self-care over the weekend. 

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Funny Weekend Quotes

1. “Nobody wants to give up a weekend-long excuse to dress up and attempt to outshine one another.” – Elizabeth Eulberg

Relaxing Weekend Quotes

2. “Unless it’s an emergency, don’t bother me after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends.” – Merv Griffin

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3. “Weekends don’t pay as well as weekdays but at least there’s football.” – S.A. Sachs

Weekend Quotes about football

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4. “Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.” – Anthony Burgess

Weekend Quotes about life

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5. “Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.” – Richard Rorty

Weekend Quotes and sayings

6. “Hands up if you’re ready to do something you’ll regret this weekend. Go forth! You have my blessing.” – Florence Welch

Weekend Quotes about regret

7. “Old timers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they’re successful.” – Casey Stengel

Weekend Quotes about success

8. “Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.” – Bill Watterson

Funny Weekend Quotes

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Inspirational Weekend Quotes

9. “I am always happy to meet my friend, and my friend is my weekend.” – Debasish Mridha

Weekend Quotes about friends

10. “The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Weekend Quotes and Jokes

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11. “Be in the habit of getting up bright and early on the weekends. Why waste such precious time in bed?” – Marilyn Vos Savant

Weekend Quotes about wasting time

12. “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

Weekend Quotes about weather

13. “When you’re young, you should live out every weekend. Even if you look like a scarecrow, you just gotta go!” – Jonathan Brandis

Weekend Quotes about being young

14. “Weekend planning is a prime time to apply the Deathbed Priority Test: 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 Quotes about deathbed

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15. “Without the weekend, where would the week be?” – Anthony T. Hincks 

Weekend Quotes and sayings

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16. “Take the time to do what you love to do this weekend.” – Catherine Pulsifer 

Weekend Quotes about doing what you love

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17. “Does your life have a purpose? Are you contributing anything useful to this world, or just shuffling papers, banging on a keyboard, and coming home to a drunken existence on the weekends?” – Tim Ferriss 

Weekend Quotes about purpose

Weekend Quotes About Relaxation

18. “Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.” – Joseph Addison

Weekend Quotes about sunday

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19. “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” – Proverb

Weekend Quotes and proverbs

20. “I’m learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.” – Zoe Saldana

Weekend Quotes about good company

21. “You know what I want to do? Wake up one weekend and not have to go anywhere and do nothing.” – Derek Jeter

Weekend Quotes about doing nothing

22. “Music always sounds better on Friday.” – Lou Brutus

Weekend Quotes about music

23. “The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still.” – Jean Rhys

Weekend Quotes about melancholy

24. “Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

Weekend Quotes about Saturday night bath

25. “A wild and crazy weekend involves sitting on the front porch, smoking a cigar, reading a book.” – Robert M. Gates

Weekend Quotes about how to spend your weekend

26. “I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” – Audrey Hepburn

More Weekend Quotes To Inspire Relaxation

27. “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

28. “It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.” – Jimmy Buffett

29. “Weekends are sacred for me. They’re the perfect time to relax and spend time with family and friends.” – Marcus Samuelsson

30. “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

31. “No weekend, all weakened.” – Toba Beta

32. “After luncheon the sun, conscious that it was Saturday, would blaze an hour longer in the zenith…” – Marcel Proust

33. “Weekends are about replenishment and rejuvenation.” – Neil Morrissey

34. “There are 365 days and 52 weekends in a year. Even if you are short on time off, you can still take weekend getaways. Does that count as a vacation? Of course it does.” – Anita Kaltenbaugh

Weekend Quotes About Self Care

35. “Why wait for the weekend to have fun?” – Loesje

36. “I believe that it is a mandatory Law of the Universe that on Fridays, you have to do something a little fun.” – Hanna Rhoades

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37. “We must treat ourselves with care, respect and compassion before we can effectively extend these things to others.” ― Kristi Bowman

38. “Most people are in a factory from nine till five. Their job may be to turn out 263 little circles. At the end of the week they’re three short and somebody has a go at them. On Saturday afternoons they deserve something to go and shout about.” – Rodney Marsh

39. “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

40. “Great things do not have to be big things, they may be small things that make a great difference in one person’s life.” – Catherine Pulsifer 

41. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia

42. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”  ― Turcois Ominek

43. “Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” ― Deborah Day

44. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

45. “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

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46. “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

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Weekend Quotes About How Time Flies

47. “Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” – John Shirley

48. “There aren’t enough days in the weekend.” – Rod Schmidt

49. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Althsuler

50. “Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it’s even begun.” – Catherine McCormack

More Weekend Quotes

51. “When you are unemployed, weekends are seven days long.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

52. “Sundays are like confetti floating in the air in slow motion, in the evening they reach the ground and you hope a bit of wind could blow on them so they could fly a bit longer.” – Alain Bremond-Torrent

53. “Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week & your work.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

54. “Weekends welcome warriors for social fun that starts on Friday. Share, Like, comment, and friend. Netiquette.” – David Chiles

55. “Saturday’s the world is a better place again.” – Golden Flower

56. “Happiness is a hot bath on a Sunday afternoon.” – A.D. Posey

57. “Weekends are an employee’s parole.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

59. “I understand. You work very hard two days a week and you need a five-day weekend. That’s normal.” ― Neil Simon

60. “Freedom begins where work ends- the realm of freedom is after hours, on the weekend, on vacation, and not at work.” – Peter Frase

Weekend Quotes To Inspire Relaxation

61. “cozy+smell of pancakes-alarm clock=weekend”  -Amy Krouse Rosenthal

62. “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 

63. “My Sunday is a leisure day in which I encourage myself to forget the responsibilities of my workdays and engage honestly with my friends and loved ones.”  -Srinivas Mishra

64. “The weekend will always be hidden between days.”  -Anthony T. Hincks 

65. “The weekends are too short for sleep!”  -Bryant A. Loney

66. “Typically a weekend retreat for the heart, soul and palate, brunch is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect.”  -Marcela Valladolid

67. “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

68. “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

69. “Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom.” – Lauren Oliver

70. “Pretend like it’s the weekend, … We could pretend it all the time.” – Jack Johnson

Weekend Quotes For That Much Deserved Rest

71. “Love me like Saturday night, like three glasses of champagne, like the room is spinning, like you’re drunk on my love.” ― C.J. Carlyon

72. “You put the, ‘Sun’ into my day. Happy Sunday!” ― Anthony T. Hincks

73. “I work mostly during the week, and on the weekend I get to hang out with friends, so it balances out pretty well.” – Jimmy Bennett

74. “Men are simple things. They can survive a whole weekend with only three things: beer, boxer shorts, and batteries for the remote control.” – Diana Jordan

75. “Sunday! A family day with a touch of weekend thrown in for good measure.” — Anthony T. Hincks

76. “I don’t have a high-powered life out of work. I like to go to the country for the weekend with the kids and the dog and play tennis. I am very good at turning off.” — Anna Wintour

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77. “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

78. “The weekend is a time for nos – no alarm clock, no rushing, no urgent phone calls, no working nights!” — Catherine Puslifer

79. “This weekend don’t think about Monday, it will come soon enough.” — Robert Rivers

80. “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

Weekend Quotes To Remind You To Relax And Rejuvenate

81. “Saturday is the mightiest day of the week. It’s unshakably, overwhelmingly superior. Not only is it a day off of school, but the following day is also a day off, like some kind of Super Saiyan bargain sale.” ― Wataru Watari

82. “Don’t worry about letting the dogs out. It’s Friday! Let them have a great weekend, too.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

83. “Entrepreneurs don’t have weekends or birthdays or holidays. Every day is my weekend, my birthday, my holiday. OR, every day is my work day. Mostly it’s a choice.” ― Richie Norton

84. “How do I like to spend my day off? I like to hit up the juice bar, the bookstore, tan, and then flirt with the pharmacy tech at Walmart.” ― Crystal Woods

85. “Each of us experiences defeats in life. We can transform defeat into victory if we learn from life’s whuppings.” — Les Brown

86. “Spend some time this weekend on home improvement. Improve your attitude toward your family.” ― Bo Bennett

87. “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

88. “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. Make every day your weekend. Make every day a play day.” ― James Murphy

89. “The sun shines brightest on Fridays because it knows that the weekend is here.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

90. They live for the weekends when they can go do what they really want to do.” ― Richard Nelson Bolles

Weekend Quotes For A Wonderful Weekend

91. “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

92. “Those who continue to work at a job they hate for the money alone are more likely to be stressed and very unhappy. They live for their vacations and weekends. Unfortunately, they are sadly missing out on the happiness of everyday life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

93. “Being in love is what makes working all week bearable. It makes cruising with your windows rolled down feel like you’re riding in a convertible. It makes you dance to the rhythm of the copy machine and makes Friday night feel like The Weekend.” – Julie Hintz

94. “I’ve always loved the ‘Weekend Update’ people.” – Chevy Chase

95. “In an ideal world, I’d spend every weekend at my home in Zermatt in Switzerland.” – Vanessa Mae

96. “I was a weekend drinker…I’d start on Saturday, end on Friday…thought I was controlling it…but I don’t drink any more.” ― Bill Hicks

97. “Oh, I put on my shoes and I’m ready for the weekend.” – Calvin Harris

98. “It’s gonna be a rock and roll weekend, eight o’clock’s when the show begins.” – Sammy Hagar

99. “Making food is a wonderful way to spend a Friday night.” – Chrissy Teigen

100. “Sunday, the day for the language of leisure.” ― Elfriede Jelinek

Weekend Quotes To Help You Enjoy A Productive One

101. “It’s not about an opening weekend. It’s about a career, building a set of films you’re proud of. Period.” — George Clooney

102. “I write on weekends, on vacation, and, really – on deadlines and on my floor. Both terrible for the back.” — Sloane Crosley

103. “Stand-up for me is usually a weekend thing. I go out of town and just do it.” — Chris Hardwick

104. I stand before you a weekend version of your reflection begging for direction, for my soul needs resurrection.” — DMX

105. “No one is worth wasting a gorgeous weekend over.” — Susane Colasanti

106. “The weekend’s here, started it right. Even if I only get part of it right.” — Drake

107. “There are people who love on weekends to go out when the sun comes out. I just want to lie in bed and watch sports and relax.” — Juan Pablo Galavis

108. “And the insidious thing is that people will either see a movie because it did well last weekend or won’t see it because it didn’t do well.” — Meg Ryan

109. “Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around.” — Robert B. Parker

110. In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago, the weekends I helped in the family store.” — Jack Steinberger

Weekend Quotes To Balance Your Activities

111. “That’s basically what I did every weekend when I was a kid, just go and see two movies per weekend.” ― David Krumholtz

112. “I didn’t have weekends for the longest time and it felt so indulgent to finally have weekends.” ― Sophia Amoruso

113. “[ Full English breakfast] it’s what we grew up with! It is the one big treat that the kids get on the weekend – it’s good family time.” ― Gordon Ramsay

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114. “I don’t have scientific data, but I think plenty of perfectly nice weekends are being given over to the binge craze.” ― Hank Stuever

115. “I love reading books that you can’t put down, and they just take you over for a night or a weekend.” ― Jami Attenberg

116. “I saw what it means to work every weekend and every night, and I realized it doesn’t work for me. It’s not necessary. If you know what you want, you can achieve it without going crazy.” ― Italo Zucchelli

117. “I just adore being on set. I adore storytelling. I can be on a set 70 hours a week and on those weekends, I’ll still want to watch movies.” ― Jay Baruchel

118. “I’m a really big surfer, and I have also been playing a ton of volleyball on the beach on the weekends.” ― Teddy Sears

119. “I never stopped drinking, I just don’t drink that much anymore. You know, sometimes on the weekends, it’s not like a daily thing.” ― Chuck Mosley

120. “It’s definitely hard, it’s hard to get into a Monday, it’s much easier to work through a weekend and accomplish a lot, but I don’t think that’s the healthiest way to live.” ― Sophia Amoruso

Weekend Quotes For Fun Activities

121. “I love weekends. Just like everyone else, I get to rest on weekends and go out with friends. I hate Mondays.” — Yuna

122. “Shay Given is champing on the door to be involved this weekend.” — Alex McLeish

123. “I should get a weekend show where all I do is play country music.” — Jerry Springer

124. “A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian.” — Artie Lange

125. “It’s the first day of spring. That means this weekend I’ll take down my Christmas lights.” — David Letterman

126. “There’s no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends.” — Mark Duplass

127. “Every weekend in history has worked for movies if the movie connects.” — Todd Phillips

128. “There were weekends and evening hours. A lot of time went in to defend what proved to be a deceitful action.” ― F. Thomson Leighton

129. “Agencies which frequently work nights and weekends are more stimulating, more successful – and more profitable.” — David Ogilvy

130. “I was very quiet until I got at the piano, and weekends, lunch breaks, after school, before school, I was just making music.” — Emeli Sande

Weekend Quotes For Fun Times

131. “I enjoy doing fun things outdoors with my son to stay in shape. We like camping together. After a weekend in the woods, I’m sorer than after a week at the gym!” — Beth Riesgraf

132. “I work on weekends, but from home.” — Mary Schapiro

133. “A man works hard all week to keep his pants off all weekend.” — Mr. Krabs

134. “I don’t know about you, but I like to fall in love on Mondays. This way if things go south right away you still have the weekend.” — Dov Davidoff

135. “A large portion of the weekend effects is explained by differences in the amount of time spent with friends or family between weekends and weekdays.” — Daniel Kahneman

136. “I’m not shooting every day of the week, which allows me to fly home to be with my kids for the weekends. That’s how I keep it moving.” — Vanessa L. Williams

137. “He was really into family… He’d never come on the road with me on the weekends ’cause he wanted to spend time with his wife.” — Amy Schumer

138. “With all the trouble black people have, they try to forget on weekends. You’ve got to be good to make them laugh.” — Flip Wilson

139. “I love football. My weekends are booked. Saturday college games and Sunday NFL and ‘Monday Night Football.’ Booked! Football is first, then basketball and then everything else.” — Jordin Sparks

140. “My wife Staci made me go to a wedding last weekend…If it weren’t for her, I’d be happy.” — Stephan Pastis

141. “Something big happened over the weekend. Something that affects everybody, all over the world. George Clooney got married.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

142. “Been sitting at home all weekend writing for MTV Movie Awards – unfortunately MTV won’t let me do my strip routine ala Magic Mike.” ― Rebel Wilson

143. “I love film and I love sitcoms, and I was one of those kids that would just go to the movies on the weekend and spend my whole weekend watching all of the movies.” ― Terrence J

144. “At weekends, I’ve been going on long but steady-paced four-and-a-half-hour bike rides.” ― Denise Van Outen

145. “Hitting bottom isn’t a weekend retreat, it’s not a goddamn seminar. Stop trying to control everything and just let go!” ― Brad Pitt

146. “One should always be wary of anyone who promises that their love will last longer than a weekend.” ― Quentin Crisp

147. “Like most of the world’s population I’m into coffee, my perfect weekend would start with a pint of coffee.” ― Jimmy Carr

Did These Weekend Quotes Inspire You To Make Time For Self-Care?

After a hectic workweek, weekends are often spent playing catch up.

You’re often catching up with friends and family, engaging in haircare/skincare routines, and doing household chores (i.e. laundry). With so many things to do, it can be hard to find relaxation.

Whether it’s an hour of time or an entire day, make sure that you are scheduling self-care.

Leave a substantial amount of time open in your schedule to do things that make you happy.

I have learned that having true relaxation time prevents burnout and keeps me powered up for the coming workweek. 

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