The Sun Sayings and Quotes

Who doesn’t love sunshine? While we bask in its rays at the park or attend a barbecue, it’s easy to forget the sun is actually a giant, scorching hot star. Without it, earthlings would face eternal night and certain doom. Don’t take the warmth for granted and check out the collection of wise and insightful quotes about the sun below.


The sun is the most important thing in everybody's life, whether you're a plant, an animal or a fish, and we take it for granted.     

Danny Boyle

If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.     

Frank Lane

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.     

Maori Proverb

When sun shines, it not only brightens our day; it enlightens us, our soul, cleansing it of the gloominess that the night's darkness had brought in.     

Tista Ray

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.     

Henry Ward Beecher

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.     

Wilma Rudolph

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.     

Galileo Galilei

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.     

Helen Keller

That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.     

David Hume

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.     

Annie Dillard

The terrible thing about sunlight is it shows the dirt.     

Brigid Berlin

The Sun can be your greatest gloom, or your greatest comforter, depending on how you view its shine.     

Anthony Liccione

Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.     

Eberhard Arnold

Sunshine is Nature's hug and spirit breath to the earth.     

Terri Guillemets

It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.     

Neil Armstrong

Sunlight is like the breath of life to the pomp of autumn.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.     

Rene Magritte

The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.     

Margorie Kinnan Rawlings

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.     

Sir Francis Bacon

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

George R.R. Martin

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!     

John Muir

The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.     

Wallace Stevens

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

Maya Angelou

The Sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends, they all disappear.     

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.     

Ray Bradbury

If there is nothing new under the sun, at least the sun itself is always new, always re-creating itself out of its own inexhaustible fire.     

Michael Sims

The sun would be better than a flashlight, except it doesn't work at night. It probably needs to recharge its batteries from running all day.     

Jarod Kintz

The sun is new each day.     

Heraclitus

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.     

Steve Martin

Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.     

Jimmie Davis