Last Updated on
Aren’t sunsets beautiful?
The beauty of sunsets have inspired people and their creations for centuries. Photographers for example, often wait for that perfect moment when they can capture the glory of a setting sun. But even the best photographers will never capture the effect a beautiful sunset can have on one’s emotions.
Even in movies and TV shows, you’ll notice that a lot of crucial moments are filmed with a stunning sunset in the background. It completely changes the mood. From a boring scene, a sunset immediately makes everything dramatic.
What Sunsets Symbolize
Such a beautiful thing like this would, without surprise, symbolize so many things. It’s more than just a gorgeous piece of scenery or a masterpiece of nature. For some people, they see more than just the colors.
Here are just a few of the things that every sunset symbolizes:
Life and death (as related to a sunrise)
In art, people often use sunrises and sunsets to depict life and death. As the sun slowly creeps up the horizon, we are reminded of new life sprouting out of fresh ground. Sure, the sun is actually right there. It only seems like it appears in the morning and goes away at night because of how the world rotates on its axis.
But science aside, the mere sight of the sun rising and setting is enough to bring in this symbolism. Somehow, when the sun sets, it reminds people that there will always be an end looming ahead.
Sunsets are not just reminiscent of gloomy things like death. In fact, a sunset can symbolize hope just as much as a sunrise can. A sunset is, after all, is a welcome scenery for anyone who’s having a bad day. It tells you that finally, whatever woes you went through today will end in a few moments.
This, of course, will give anyone new hope that the next day will be better. It’s something that makes you think about the chances you missed, and how you’re going to bounce back and try again.
When the sun starts setting, it’s hard not to think about how amazing your bed would feel like after such a long day. You may have a few lingering thoughts about work, school, or about your business.
That’s normal. You’ll probably start wondering if there’s anything you forgot to do today. You may also recount all the things that happened. Some memories will make you smile, while others will make you cringe in regret.
The important thing now is that in a few moments, you will finally be able to lie against the familiar smell of your own pillows and sheets. Hopefully, you’ll dream good dreams after that.
As mentioned it earlier, sunsets are among the most beautiful things we’re lucky to see almost every day. That beautiful mix of colors lighting up the sky is just breathtaking.
It’s really sad that though it happens every day, a lot of us miss out on the opportunity of seeing this. Sure, others may not live in areas where the sunset is highly visible. But for those who do, a lot of them are too busy that the moment just passes them by without them noticing.
That’s why whenever you feel the need to see a thing of beauty, get a good spot. Then wait for that sun to slowly set. If you capture one of the best ones, I assure you, you’ll have tears at the corners of your eyes at the very least.
Yes, any sunset will always be a source of wonder for anyone (unless you’re someone who knows the science behind it pretty well). How amazing is it that these colors were put together so perfectly, resulting in a perfect palette that lights up the sky in brilliance before everything goes completely dark.
If you don’t believe in a creator who orchestrates how everything turns out, this is something that can make you think – is there really an artist in the skies, painting a beautiful picture of beauty and hope?
Sunsets are truly among the most amazing things one can ever witness in his or her lifetime. It’s one scene that can change your mood in an instant, or make you rethink any negative thoughts you have about the world.
You see, a sunset is more than just a scientific phenomenon. It is a strong piece of evidence that somewhere out there, someone smiles down on us, knowing that at the end of the day, we need something that will remind us that it’s going to be okay.
Below are 80 different quotes about how delightful sunsets really are. Read them and think about them. Understand what different emotions sunsets can really evoke.
Delightful Sunset Quotes
“Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there.” – Grace Ogot
“There is nothing more musical than a sunset.” – Claude Debussy
“Allow failure to teach you a supreme lesson: Each sunset is the beginning of a very, very bright and powerful sunrise.” – Sri Chinmoy
“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
“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t forget: beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies…” – Paulo Coelho
“Sunsets are my escape into the reality I want to continuously live.” – Rachel Roy
“There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.” – Rachel Boston
“When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
“Every moment of life is unique – a kiss, a sunset, a dance, a joke. None will ever recur in quite the same way. Each happens only once in the history of the universe.” – Stephen Nachmanovitch
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Softly the evening came with the sunset.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” – George R. R. Martin
“Sunset is so marvellous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
“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
“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“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
“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.” – J.K. Rowling
“Even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets” – Author Unknown
“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” – John Ruskin
“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” – Bern Williams
“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
“Enjoy the beauty of a sunset nature’s farewell kiss for the night.” – Sharon Rene
“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
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under.” – C. JoyBell C
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore
“When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset.” – Christy Ann Martine
“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.” – John Lubbock
“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 Rogers
“I think sunrises are rarer for me, but sunset is my favourite time of day.” – Jon Foreman
“A beautiful sunset is your reward for surviving another day. Enjoy as many as you can.” – Unknown
“The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.” – Ram Charan
“The sunset is life’s way of saying “Good job, you survived today, here’s something pretty.” – Unknown
“A sunset paints the sky as if there were no tomorrow.” – Anthony T. Hincks
“If you can look at the sunset and smile, then you still have hope.” – Unknown
“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
“May there be just enough clouds in your life to create a glorious sunset.” – Unknown
“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” – Pamela Hansford Johnson
“If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord.” – Nathan Phillips
“May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.” – Umair Siddiqui
“Sunset on the water ought to be a quiet and easy time, but I guess some people can’t stand a little silence.” – Carl Hiaasen
“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” – Richard Paul Evans
“Are you dreaming? Stop dreaming; come and watch the sunset, it is better than all the dreams!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” – Mattie Stepanek
“A sunset will color your dreams. And a sunrise will color your smile. It’s all God asks.” – Anthony T. Hincks
“The darkness that follows a sunset is never so dark that it can change the inevitability of a sunrise.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too.” – Beau Taplin
“The sun rises, the sun falls, the wind blows and the birds sing no matter where you are. These are experiences that unite us all… something we can all enjoy together.” – Melanie Charlene
“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.” – Richie Norton
“If a beautiful sunset is seen, how much more beautiful is WHAT is seeing it?” – Michael Jeffreys
“If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.” – George Lucas
“My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day.” – Jonathan Lockwood
“There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.” – Carlos Santana
“From sunrise to sunset to sunrise, there is a lifetime of beauty, charm and elegance.” – Sandeep N. Tripathi
“See the beauty of sunset to enjoy the passion of life.” – Debasish Mridha
“Each time I see a beautiful sunset or sunrise, I have to pinch myself because I can’t believe that I’m awake and not dreaming.” – Anthony T. Hincks
“Why sunset is more colorful than sunrise? It’s an irony of life saying, ‘sometimes, good things happen in goodbyes.” – Unknown
“I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.” – Catherine Opie
“Sunsets are just little glimpses of the Golden streets of Heaven.” – Unknown
“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 is that your trips to beach never end.” – Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“I always say that the times in my life when I’ve been happiest are the times when I’ve seen, like, a sunset.” – Chris Evans
“Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“I love that this morning’s sunrise does not define itself by last night’s sunset.” – Steve Maraboli
“With every sunset, a new hope is born, and old expectation dies.” – Noor Unnahar
“If you see the sunset, does it have to mean something? If you hear the birds singing does it have to have a message?” – Robert Wilson
“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.” – Amy Grant
“You know when one is that sad one can get to love the sunset.” – Unknown
“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
“The most beautiful sunset is the one which suddenly appears in front of you while you are walking pensively!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Someday, you will find the one who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life.” – Unknown
“When someone asks me what my favorite colors is, I should just say, ‘sunset.’” – Unknown
“There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it.” – Cheryl Strayed
“Every sunset is also a sunrise; it all depends on where you stand.” – Karl Schmidt
“If I could lick the sunset, I’ll bet it would taste like Neapolitan ice cream.” – Jarod Kintz
“You just gotta use the sunset as a reset button and start over in the morning with every chance you get to open your eyes.” – Victoria Monet
“I never met a sunset I didn’t like.” – Unknown
“Sunsets we always liked because they only happen once and go away.” – Ray Bradbury
“A day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered.” – Nicholas Sparks
“The sun tells the best joke of a day full of them, setting so spectacularly that you can almost smell the tropical paradise lazing somewhere over this rim of endless, gray socialist towers.” – Tod Wodicka
“Instead of sailing off into the sunset, he hopes to sail into the next century.” – Dave Anderson
“Your choice between sunrise or sunset depends on your attitude.” – Ibn Jeem
“Sometimes the sunset is so beautiful, I think it might be the very last one.” – Nitya Prakash
“He glanced at the sun which, old professional that it was, chose that moment to drop below the horizon.” – Terry Pratchett
“The man stopped talking and was looking at the sunset. But what does someone who hates and loves want with a sunset?” – Alberto Caeiro
“Nightfall was approaching, the light pouring away past the world’s horizon in a gradually darkening cascade.” – Obie Williams
“In silence the three of them looked at the sunset and thought about God.” – Maud Hart Lovelace
“A sunset is the end of a day now passed. Yet, for some reason we get caught in the reality of the descending dark verses the anticipation of a rising dawn.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sunset is the most spiritual moment where human race meets the extraordinary spirit of the universe!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Watching the sun set is like watching a beautiful kid die for a good cause.” – Darnell Lamont Walker
“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” – Claude Debussy
“The sky was a bruised red shot with black, almost exactly the colors of a tattoo. Sunset had two minutes left to live.” – Denis Johnson
“Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.” – Thomas de Quincey
“Every sunset is a journey, a journey to remember the memories of the past!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“The sun is setting in a burnt orange sky; the cliffs are black silhouettes; the sea, liquid silver.” – Laura Treacy Bentley
“This is my favorite time of the day. Light and dark touch for a few moments. […] I used to wish dusk would last longer, but its quickness seems to add to making it special.” – Regina McBride
“The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.” – Roberto Bolaño
“Now she’s lit by the warm orange spreading from the horizon as not-quite-day, becomes not-quite-night.” – David Levithan
“Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.” – S.E. Hinton
“Every end of the day is a great movie and the Sun above is surely the leading actor in this film!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“The sun was now in its death throes, bruising the sky a coiling purple and orange.” – Harlan Coben
“Watching them was like watching the sunset and the sunrise, equally beautiful in different ways.” – Shannon A. Thompson
“Admire the efforts of a failure like you admire the beauty of a sunset.” – Amit Kalantri
“Sunset is the opening music of the night.” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“The most beautiful sunset is when you have it with your beloved one and the most beautiful sunrise is quite the same.” – Galina Nelson
“Every sunset is different, because every day sun is different, clouds are different, space is different, reflections are different, mountains are different, fogs are different, and above all, we are different!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Let the sea breeze blow your hair, let the sunset bring tranquility to your heart, let the distant places you travel allow you to explore yourself.” – Somya Kedia
“There’s a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night’s.” – Ed Gorman
“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” – G.K. Chesterton
“Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.” – Bernie Siegel
“Never turn your back to the sunset, because you owe the sun a thanking for lighting you all day!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Endure the pain in the sunrise, so when it’s sunset, there’s lot of profit to be gained.” – Seyi Ayoola
“Believe in yourself and you can change a sunset into a new dawn.” ? Anthony T. Hincks
“Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.” – Bruce Catton
“To watch a sunset is to connect with the Divine.” – Gina De Gorna
“The more clouds you have in your sky, the more colorful sunset it will be.” – Sajal Sazzad
“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
“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
“Sunrise is the start of something beautiful: the day. Sunset is the start of something beautiful: the night.” – Juansen Dizon
“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” – Charles A. Beard
“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.” – G.K. Chesterton