74 Beautiful Quotes About Sunsets

No two sunset are the same and no two individuals are the same, just as no paths in life in the same. These positive sunset quotes and captions are meant to capture that exact feeling.

As professional photographers, sunsets have become a way of life. We plan our entire day around sunrise and sunset. There is nothing more beautiful than watching the sun go down with your loved one.

With this guide, we hope to inspire you to watch the sunset the very next chance you get. We have organized this long list of sunset quotes into manageable sections in case you wanted to search for a particular topic. Explore quotes about sunsets below:

  • Best sunset quotes
  • Sunset love quotes
  • Sunset quotes about life
  • Inspirational positive sunset quotes
  • Beach sunset quotes
  • Short sunset quotes
  • Sunset puns

Now, let’s find the best sunset quotes for your next adventure!

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Best Sunset Quotes

1). “Twilight fell: the sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.” – J.K. Rowling

Twilight fell: the sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny stars

2). “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

3). “Can you see the sunset real good on the West side? You can see it on the East side too.” – S.E. Hinto

4). “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. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” – John Steinbeck

5). “I love sunrises and sunsets. But what I really love is the space that I have in-between them to do something incredible.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

I love sunrises and sunsets. But what I really love is this space that I have in-between them to do something incredible

6). “There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it… Put yourself in the way of beauty.” – Cheryl Strayed

7). “You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn’t waste either.” – Galen Rowell

8). “The sunset doesn’t care if we watch it or not, it will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look at it.” – Gene Amole

Sunset doesn't care if we watch it or not, it will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look at it

9). “Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought, how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday too, and it rained.” ― Woody Allen

Sunset Love Quotes

10). “I want to see how sunset decorates your hair.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

11). “Some days, a beautiful sunset with your best friend can be one of the most peaceful and relaxing mediations of the day.” – Charles Schulz

Some days, a beautiful sunset with your best friend can be one of the most peaceful and relaxing mediations of the day

12). “She was a ray of sunshine, a warm summer rain, a bright fire on a cold winter’s day, and now she could be dead because she had tried to save the man she loved.” – Grace Willows

13). “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.” – Ann Landers

14). “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

15). “For me, optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise – whatever appeals to you.” – Krzysztof Kieslowski

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

16). “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

17). “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.” – Sharon Draper

18). “You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.” – Jamie Tworkowski

Sunset Quotes About Life

19). “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

20). “Science will never be able to reduce the value of a sunset to arithmetic. Nor can it reduce friendship to formula. Laughter and love, pain and loneliness, the challenge of beauty and truth: these will always surpass the scientific mastery of nature.” – Louis Orr

21). “Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” –  Richard Paul Evans

Believe in yourself and you can change in a new dawn

22). “Believe in yourself and you can change a sunset into a new dawn.” – Anthony T. Hincks

23). “Admire the efforts of a failure like you admire the beauty of a sunset.”- Amit Kalantri

24). “The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color – oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…” – Anna Godbersen

25). “Allow failure to teach you a supreme lesson. Each sunset is the beginning of a very, very bright and powerful sunrise.” – Sri Chinmoy

26). “Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter, so enjoy your day.” – Debbie Shapiro

Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter

27). “The darkness that follows a sunset is never so dark that it can change the inevitability of a sunrise.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

28). “I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also.” – John McCain

29). “My dream date would be a hike through the woods followed by an outdoor picnic followed by a glass of wine at sunset. Heaven!” – Nina Agdal

Inspirational Positive Sunset Quotes

30). “When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset.” – Christy Ann Martine

When your world moves too fast and you loose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to the each color of the sunset

31). “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton

32). “As long as the sun does not set in your mind, darkness will be nothing but a weak shadow in your life!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

33). “It was sunset that taught me that beauty sometimes lasts but a moment, and it was sunrise that showed me that all it takes is patience to experience it all over again.” – AJ Lawless

34). “Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under.” – C. JoyBell C.

Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there just once if only to see the sun go down

35). “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset, and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” – Ryu Murakami

36). “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

37). “You have to travel far and wide to see a lot of the world’s wonders, but sunsets can be appreciated in every corner of the earth.” – Kimmie Conner

38). “Age is irrelevant. Ask me how many sunsets I’ve seen, hearts I’ve loved, trips I’ve taken, or concerts I’ve been to. That’s how old I am.” – Joelle

Beach Sunset Quotes

39). “One day, all your worries will set like the sun does and deserved happiness will come gushing like waves at the beach do. All you need to make sure id that your trips to beach never end.” – Jasleen Kaur Gumber

Sunset is so marvelous that even the sun itself watches it everyday in the reflections of the infinite oceans

40). “Sunset is so marvelous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

41). “The sun is setting in a burnt orange sky; the cliffs are black silhouettes; the sea, liquid silver.” ― Laura Treacy Bentley

42). “The sun was a fiery furnace of gold, but finally it set in the west and the cosmos glittered like a million burning embers, briefly reminding Awa of poetry readings under starry skies in Timbuktu.”- Rehan Khan

43). “Let the sea breeze blow your hair, let the sunset bring tranquillity to your heart, let the distant places you travel allow you to explore yourself.” – Somya Kedia

To capture a California sunset in South Pasadena is to hold an angel's wings with bated breath

44). “To capture a California sunset in South Pasadena is to hold an angel’s wings with bated breath.” – Ace Antonio Hall

45). “A slight breeze cooled the Hawaiian spring air, swaying the branches of palm trees, which cast black silhouettes against the purple and orange colors of the twilight sky.” – Victoria Kahler

46). “When the sun went down, and touches of blue filtered into the fading afterglow, an orange lamp would light up in the knob of the bell and slowly begin to revolve. The beacon always pinpointed the onset of nightfall exactly. Against the most gorgeous sunsets or in dim drizzling mist, the beacon was ever true to its appointed moment: that precise instant in the alchemy of light and dark when darkness tipped the scales.” – Haruki Murakami

Short Sunset Quotes

47). “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

48). “It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” – Bernard Williams

There are too many things I haven't done yet. There are too many sunsets I haven't seen.

49). “There are too many things I haven’t done yet. There are too many sunsets I haven’t seen.” – Sara Bareilles

50). “If I could lick the sunset, I’ll bet it would taste like Neapolitan ice cream.” – Jarod Kintz

51). “Not everyone has to ride off into the sunset with a man. Some of us just want a tan.” – Mandy Hale

52). “Don’t forget, beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.” – Paulo Coelho

53). “As angry as the sky looks, it’s still full of the colors of love.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Every sunset is an opportunity to reset quote

54). “Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.” – Richie Norton

55). “Her heart was made of liquid sunsets.” – Virginia Woolf

56). “Watching the sunset makes you feel stronger.” – Anamika Mishra

57). “Sunset is the opening music of the night.”- Mehmet Murat ildan

58). “No sun outlasts its sunset but will rise again and bring the dawn.” – Maya Angelou

A sunset paints the sky as if there were no tomorrow

59). “A sunset paints the sky as if there were no tomorrow.” – Anthony T. Hincks

60). “Never go too long without watching a sunset.” – Atticus

61). “Softly the evening came with the sunset.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

62). “When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” – George R.R. Martin

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, everyday can end beautifully

63). “Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.” – Kristen Butler

64). “The sun has gone to bed and so must I.” – The Sound of Music

65). “The sun ignites the clouds below it as if they, and the water itself, were on fire.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Sunset Puns

66). “Sun’s out, puns out.”

Sun's out, puns out

67). “If there’s a will, there’s a wave and a sunset.”

68). “Saying ‘shell yeah‘ for sunsets.”

69). “Words cannot espresso how much I love sunsets.”

70). “I wanted to see the sunset, but I mist it.”

Ain't no sunsets when she's gone piun

71). “Ain’t no sunsets when she’s gone.”

72). “Want to race to the sunset? I bet I can beach you to it.”

73). “It’s all sun and games until somebody gets hurt.”

74). “Your chances to watch the sunset tonight are getting dim.”

Sunset Quote FAQ’s

Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions regarding sunset quotes.

What Is So Beautiful About A Sunset?

Sunsets are so beautiful because of the cloud layers at both the upper and lower levels. The magnificent colors we can see in a sunset are reflected in the clouds which take on a characteristic red and orange hue.

Why Is Life Like A Sunset?

Life can be compared to a sunset and sunrise because the sun will go down and rise again the next day giving us a new chance.

In life, we are faced with both good and bad situations which we need to experience to both grow and learn. Sometimes we never know what is around the corner waiting to happen.

What Do Sunsets Symbolize?

Sunsets symbolize a new beginning, but they can also represent symbols of peace, harmony and renewal.

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