Sitting at the beach, listening to the rushing of the waves, and enjoying the wonderful scenery of the sun slowly going down is one of the highlights of most vacations. But you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the magnificent beauty of a sundown. To celebrate this wonderful spectacle of nature, we have collected some of the finest sunset quotes ever spoken or written. And for even more, have a look at our breathtaking nature quotes that celebrate earth.

There’s something magical about the setting sun. It is the perfect conclusion for a beautiful day. Yet, most people don’t have the time to enjoy one of the most beautiful scenes of nature.

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

Watching the sun slowly disappear below the horizon is a mystical experience. The entire scenery around you is transformed by the warm colors of the sun that paints the horizon orange. It is as if you have entered an enchanted world full of wonder and adventures.

Sunset quotes

Sunset quotes

Enjoy this selection of sunset quotes about the beauty of nature

To most dreamers like us, a sundown is one of the most romantic spectacles that nature can produce. Holding your partner in your arms while enjoying the magnificence of the sunset creates memories that will last a lifetime.

As if the beauty of a sunset alone wasn’t enough, watching the sun go down can have several psychological benefits according to a variety of scientific studies. For example, it may increase your emotional well-being and your overall satisfaction with life.

The great thing about a sundown is that it is a wonderfully romantic experience that doesn’t cost a dime. Each day presents the new opportunity for you to observe this miraculous wonder of nature.

Sometimes it can be quite difficult to find the right words that adequately describe how breathtaking the spectacle of the setting sun can be. To help you in finding the right words, we have collected these sunset quotes from some of the most creative writers. These thoughts and statements will inspire you to enjoy the beauty of this many sunsets as possible.

Here’s our list of some of the most beautiful sunset quotes

1.

“Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.”
Thomas de Quincey

The grandest of all earthly spectacles

The grandest of all earthly spectacles

2.

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

Every single day

Every single day

3.

“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 wonders of a sunset

The wonders of a sunset

4.

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

When the sun has set

When the sun has set

5.

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

The clouds below

The clouds below

6.

“A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.”
Crystal Woods

The sun's fiery kiss

The sun's fiery kiss

7.

“You were right about the stars, each one is a setting sun.”
Jeff Tweedy

A setting sun

A setting sun

8.

“There is nothing more musical than a sunset.”
Claude Debussy

Nothing more musical

Nothing more musical

9.

“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
Pamela Hansford Johnson

The sky broke

The sky broke

10.

“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

Ablaze with brilliance

Ablaze with brilliance

11.

“Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then]retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.”
Adriaan Kortlandt

I saw a chimpanzee gaze

I saw a chimpanzee gaze

12.

“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

A large drop of sun

A large drop of sun

13.

“It was magic, the oldest magic of all when day became night, gods working in tandem, and I gave it the full benefit of my witness for the singular wonder it was.”
J.D. Stanley

It was magic

It was magic

14.

“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

Do something incredible

Do something incredible

15.

“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

16.

“The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.”
Roberto Bolaño

A carnivorous flower

A carnivorous flower

17.

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

Opportunity to reset

Opportunity to reset

18.

“I can’t give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.”
Erin McCarthy

19.

“The sunsets are mad orange fools raging in the gloom.”
Jack Kerouac

Quote about sunsets

Quote about sunsets

20.

“A sunset is the end of a day now passed. Yet, for some reason we get caught in the reality of the descending dark versus the anticipation of a rising dawn.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

21.

“When the Earth wants to swallow the sun, darkness will ensure.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Darkness will ensure

Darkness will ensure

22.

“I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.”
Catherine Opie

23.

“Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there.”
Grace Ogot

I will be there

I will be there

24.

“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

25.

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

Sunsets quote

Sunsets quote

26.

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

27.

“Don’t forget: beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.”
Paulo Coelho

Cloudy skies

Cloudy skies

28.

“How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.”
George MacDonald

29.

“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
Roman Payne

The most precious gold

The most precious gold

30.

“Sunsets are my escape into the reality I want to continuously live.”
Rachel Roy

31.

“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

32.

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

Bring the dawn

Bring the dawn

33.

“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

34.

“Even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets.”
Unknown

The most beautiful days

The most beautiful days

35.

“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

36.

“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.”
Bern Williams

Impossible to watch a sunset

Impossible to watch a sunset

37.

“I’m always up for a riot, but now and again, you’ve gotta put your feet up and enjoy the sunset.”
Pete Doherty

38.

“Enjoy the beauty of a sunset nature’s farewell kiss for the night.”
Sharon Rene

Nature's farewell kiss

Nature's farewell kiss

39.

“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

40.

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

Sunsets are proof

Sunsets are proof

41.

“You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself.”
Emily Dickinson

42.

“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.”
Mattie Stepanek

My favorite color

My favorite color

43.

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

44.

“There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.”
Carlos Santana

Never the same

Never the same

45.

“I think sunrises are rarer for me, but sunset is my favourite time of day.”
Jon Foreman

46.

“In the full light of day, I don’t want to think about the sunset.”
Shakira

Sunset quote

Sunset quote

47.

“Like a wondrous sunset, perfection may be beyond our reach, but it is within our view and well worth seeking after.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

48.

“If you can look at the sunset and smile, then you still have hope.”
Unknown

49.

“If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.”
Jeannette Walls

Watch the sunrise

Watch the sunrise

50.

“Do you remember what it was to be young. Every trouble would be solved by sundown, and every dawn you’d have a new chance to remake the world.”
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

51.

“The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.”
Liberty Hyde Bailey

52.

“Of all the things in the world to see, I reckon the heavens at sundown has got to be my favorite sight.”
Robert Newton Peck

53.

“She likes the mystery of that changeover, those fifteen minutes of sundown when the streets and trees and people and parked cars are delicate and immediate, every sound and smell and movement amplified by the lowest light or the lightest darkness.”
Jardine Libaire,

54.

“Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too.”
Beau Taplin

Endings can be beautiful

Endings can be beautiful

55.

“I have always thought beach weddings are beautiful. A sunset ceremony with a beautiful sky, white drapes, and fire lanterns.”
Ricky Whittle

56.

“My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day.”
Jonathan Lockwood

57.

“I love watching the sunrise and sunset and the sky, the birds.”
Manisha Koirala

58.

“There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.”
Carlos Santana

Never the same

Never the same

59.

“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

60.

“There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it.”
Cheryl Strayed

61.

“If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord.”
Nathan Phillips

62.

“Every sunset is also a sunrise; it all depends on where you stand.”
Karl Schmidt

Where you stand

Where you stand

63.

“Know you I salute the air, the ocean and the land, every day at sundown for your dear sake my love.”
Walt Whitman

64.

“What makes me really happy is a walk in the English countryside. A nice sunset, that British countryside – it means I’m home.”
Natalie Dormer

65.

“Sundown can test you with its flood of color, but once it’s full dark you’re fine.”
James Galvin

66.

“Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past.
I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast”
Bob Dylan

67.

“Watching them was like watching the sunset and the sunrise, equally beautiful in different ways.”
Shannon A. Thompson

68.

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

69.

“Sunrise is the start of something beautiful: the day. Sunset is the start of something beautiful: the night.”
Juansen Dizon

The start of something beautiful

The start of something beautiful

70.

“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

71.

“Watching sunrise and sunset from space, which is a beautiful sight, has been a personal privilege I have attained while being there.”
Rakesh Sharma

72.

“Really appreciate the sunset as you’re driving home, cursing all the terrible drivers on the road. Be where you are when you’re there rather than out there in the future or back there in the past.”
Valerie Harper

73.

“I am fine in the morning but after sundown I need you.”
Pushpa Rana

74.

“Love the sunrise and the sundown and the morning and the evening star.”
E.R. Eddison

75.

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”
Terry Pratchett

76.

“It was a rich and gorgeous sunset – an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.”
Francis Parkman

77.

“At sunrise, everything is luminous but not clear.”
Norman Maclean

78.

“There is no way in which a man can earn a star or deserve a sunset.”
G.K. Chesterton

79.

“The sun did not set but fell into the water like a meteor.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer

80.

“I’d just love to ride off into the sunset with my love. I’ve only seen the sunset so far.”
Amrita Singh

81.

“Instead of sailing off into the sunset, he hopes to sail into the next century.”
Dave Anderson

82.

“The sunset, which is everyday magic.”
Terry Pratchett

Everyday magic

Everyday magic

83.

“The sun was a fiery furnace of gold, but finally it set in the west and the cosmos glittered like a million burning embers.”
Rehan Khan

84.

“London at sunset, a red glow westering across the leaden sky. The clouds were torn in places, gold light spilling through the fire-colored fleece.”
Lisa Kleypas

85.

“We don’t have time to hold a grudge against someone. They could be gone before sundown.”
Karen Kingsbury

86.

“Look at the sunset
As a hope for tomorrow
I hope that you don’t keep your pain a secret
And that you don’t look at life with sorrow”
Lidia Longorio

87.

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
John Muir

88.

“Isn’t it the curse of the drifter, the desolation of heart we feel each evening at sundown.”
Thomas Pynchon

89.

“The girls wandered down a long pineland aisle that seemed to lead right out into the heart of a deep-red, overflowing winter sunset.”
L.M. Montgomery

90.

“In silence the three of them looked at the sunset and thought about God.”
Maud Hart Lovelace

91.

“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

92.

“Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches.”
Vera Nazarian

93.

“If I were a moviemaker I’d set about hunting sunsets.”
Julio Cortázar

Hunting sunsets

Hunting sunsets

94.

“If I missed the sunrise of this day and if I let the sunset slip by unnoticed, I might ask if what captured my attention this day was worth the loss of this day because I can’t think of anything that’s that important.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

95.

“To leave out beautiful sunsets is the secret of good taste.”
Dejan Stojanovic

96.

“And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet I would remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

97.

“Now, just after sundown, when all my work was over and I was on my way to my berth, it occurred to me that I should like an apple.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

98.

“When I watch the sunset, I observe an orange sky.”
Steven Magee

99.

“Thank you is what each and every one of us should say when we see either a sunrise or sunset.”
Anthony T. Hincks

100.

“Nightfall was approaching, the light pouring away past the world’s horizon in a gradually darkening cascade.”
Obie Williams

101.

“Every sunrise begins with new eyes.”
Richie Norton

Begins with new eyes

Begins with new eyes

We hope you enjoyed this collection of sunset quotes.

You may have noticed that some of the quotes in the above are quite descriptive while others are brimming with romance. Whatever the case may be, many of them perfectly capture the essence of this wonderful experience in nature.

What’s your favorite sundown quote?

Do you have a favorite quote that perfectly describes what you feel when you see the sun go down? We’re excited to hear from you in the comment section below.

Stay victorious!

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