Dawn Sayings and Quotes

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


Dawn is born at midnight.     

Carl Jung

Dawn comes slowly but dusk is rapid.     

Alice B. Toklas

Dawn tinted the darkness like water ink.     

Janet Fitch

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dawn seemed to follow midnight with indecent haste.     

J. K. Rowling

Our eternal message of hope is that dawn will come.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dawn has a way of casting a pall on any night magic.     

Janet Fitch

Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.     

Rumi

Dawn has power to fertilise the most matter-of-fact vision.     

John Galsworthy

Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible.     

Hugh B. Brown

The light of the dawn is not so sweet as the first glimpses of fame.     

Luc De Clapiers

Winter dawn is the color of metal, The trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves.     

Sylvia Plath

The Dawn is a wild, fair woman, With sunrise in her hair; Look where she stands, with pleading hands, To lure me there.     

Robert Loveman

Dawn came on us like a betrayer; it seemed as though the new sun rose as an ally of our enemies to assist in our destruction.     

Primo Levi

What would dawn have been like, had you awakened? It would have sung through your bones. All I can do this morning is let it sing through mine.     

Diane Ackerman

All humans realize they are loved when witnessing the dawn; early morning is the triumph of good over evil. Absolved by light we decide to go on.     

Rufus Wainwright

We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.     

Leonora Carrington

Every dawn renews the Beginning, and to behold the earth struggling out of the formless void, out of the night, is to witness the act of creation.     

Sholem Asch

It's almost dawn. You can feel it coming. The world holds its breath, because there's really no guarantee that the sun will rise. That there was a yesterday doesn't mean there will be a tomorrow.     

Rick Yancey

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.      

Rene Daumal

Dawn comes before sleep does.     

Suzanne Collins

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.     

Ambrose Bierce

It is always darkest before the dawn.     

Dan Brown

Before dawn, the air smelled of lemons.     

Luanne Rice

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.     

Henry Wadsworth

At dawn of light, all darkness disappears.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Sometimes, the darkest part of the morning is just before dawn.     

Janette Oke

Dawn itself is the most neglected masterpiece of the modern world.     

R. Murray Schafer

The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The dawn speeds a man on his journey, and speeds him too in his work.     

Hesiod