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.


When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.     

George R. R. Martin

It’s not just a sunset; it’s a moonrise too.     

P. C. Cast

A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.     

Mary Balogh

The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.     

Stephen King

No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.     

Maya Angelou

A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.     

Crystal Woods

A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going.     

John Steinbeck

Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time.     

Nicholas Sparks

She remembered watching a summer sunset from this very spot. Not so long ago; just a lifetime.     

Sharon Kay Penman

I can’t give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.     

Erin McCarthy

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.     

Jo Walton

The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples.     

Anna Godbersen

Sunsets are not a rare commodity they come and go every night, so I compare you not to a sunset for you come once in a life.     

Daniel Cook

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.     

Kristen Butler

Waking skies at sunrise / Every sunset too / Seems to be bringing me / Memories of you     

Andy Razaf

Spread the wings of your dreams / That's my only prayer / To Love every moment from sunrise to sunset / In your heart is my heart, I will be there     

Liz Sharpe

Red sails in the sunset way out on the sea / Oh carry my loved one home safely to me     

Wilhelm Grosz

In you I find my sunset / My end and my beginning.     

Shongminthang Haokip

The sunset fires will burn / The flowers will blow, the river flow / When I no more return.     

John Greenleaf Whittier

The frosty sky, like a furnace burning / The keen air, crisp and cold / And a sunset that splashes the clouds with gold / But my heart to summer turning.     

Lord Alfred Douglas

A lover's claim is mine on all / I see to have and hold,-- / The rose-light of perpetual hills / And sunsets never cold!     

John Greenleaf Whittier

Sunset in Summer / is filled with exotic wonder / Looking at it, I feel part / of the celestial beauty far and above.     

Donka Kristeva

Comes Winter-- sunsets are brief / as if on a ride to a far-off retreat / but Spring breaks the spell / that Winter will never end.     

Donka Kristeva

Sunset at Night—is natural / But Sunset on the Dawn / Reverses Nature—Master / So Midnight's—due—at Noon.     

Emily Dickinson

As we watch the sunset on a warm beach / you take my my hand and come close in reach.     

Miranda Zekanovic

Viewing a sunset is medicine for the mind and body.     

Michael B. Hamilton

The golden hour is the brief period of time surrounding sunrise and sunset when the sun's angle to the earth is low and casting a beautiful soft light.     

John Batdorff

The classic sunset offers a beautiful landscape but a difficult portrait.     

Michael Mowbray

Tranquility.. golden sunset / Smooth tender purple hue, / Last yellow rays to slowly melt .. / Great scenery .. sweet magic view.     

Naz Tliachev

Sunset melts on the golden domes, / Easter... sweet to heart crimson chime / Rings solemn, true ... reminds of homes, / Glimpse of past lives...beautiful time; / Evokes sincere feelings ever... / Yearns to kind man, true man... forever.     

Naz Tliachev