Sunsets Sayings and Quotes

Sunsets are a gorgeous sight. Their burst of orange, pink, and purple hues across the sky retire the fleeting day to a dream-like state. If sundown is the highlight of your day, check out our collection of wise and inspirational sunset quotes, sayings, and proverbs below.

Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.     

Richard Paul Evans

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.     

John Lubbock

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under.     

C. JoyBell C.

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.     

Bern Williams

To watch a sunset is to connect with the Divine.     

Gina De Gorna

Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.     

Rachel Boston

Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.     

Lucy Maud Montgomery

There's a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night's.     

Ed Gorman

If I could lick the sunset, I'll bet it would taste like Neapolitan ice cream.     

Jarod Kintz

The strange thing about the sunset is that we actually don't want the sun to set, we want it to stay right on the horizon, not below it, not above it, just right on it!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

At the end of the world the sunset is like a child smashing a pack of crayons into God's face.     

Craig Stone

The whisper of the dusk is night shedding its husk.     

Dean Koontz

The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper, set the clouds to one great roof of flame above the earth.     

Elizabeth Coatsworth

Beyond the sundown is tomorrow's wisdom, today is going to be long, long ago.     

Thomas Hornsby Ferril

It was that hour of dusk when the streetlights and headlights come on but make little difference.     

Tom Wolfe

Evening is a time of real experimentation. You never kind of want to look the same way.     

Donna Karan

Enjoy the beauty of a sunset nature's farewell kiss for the night.     

Sharon Rene

The sacred lamp of day / Now dipt in western clouds his parting ray.     


Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.     

John Ruskin

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.     

Jack Kerouac

It seems there is more interest in sunsets than sunrises. Perhaps because innately we fear the dark.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

Sunsets in themselves are generally superior to sunrises; but with the sunset we appreciate images drawn from departed peace and faded glory.     

George Stillman Hillard

People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.     

Carl R. Rogers

Don't forget:beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.     

Paulo Coelho

Down sank the great red sun, and in golden, glimmering vapors Veiled the light of his face, like the Prophet descending from Sinai.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It's the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.     

Mia Kirshner

One day, I watched the sun setting forty-four times......You know...when one is so terribly sad, one loves sunsets.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The redness has seeped from the day and night was arranging herself around us. Cooling things down, staining and dyeing the evening purple and blue black.     

Sue Monk Kidd