What comes to mind when you see sunsets? It could be romantic feelings while cruising the ocean with a loved one or left speechless while staring from the peak of a mountain or the window of a plane while traveling. Regardless of what it may be, the feelings that come out of us are different yet beautiful and enchanting. 

Here are a hundred of the most beautiful sunset quotes, coming from famous people to anonymous ones, and how they conveyed this magical moment from their own eyes. Sometimes all we need is a few words of inspiration to give us that extra push in stirring up that feeling for life and love towards other people.

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100 Romantic and Beautiful Sunset Quotes to Inspire Life & Love


“A beautiful sunset is your reward for surviving another day. Enjoy as many as you can.”


“A day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered.” — Nicholas Sparks


“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


“A mind-boggling, awe-inspiring, spine-tingling sunset.” — Unknown


“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


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

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


“A sunset will color your dreams.” — Anthony Hincks


“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.” — Joëlle


“All my life, I have been in love with the sky. Even when everything was falling apart around me, the sky was always there for me.” — Yoko Ono


“Allow failure to teach you a valuable lesson: Each sunset is the beginning of a very, very beautiful sunrise.” — Sri Chinmoy


“Are you dreaming? Stop dreaming; come and watch the sunset, it is better than all the dreams!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan


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


“As I burst into the light that afternoon, the sun had just slipped behind the roofline and the house was in eclipse, the sky behind glowing mauve and orange.” ― Kate Morton


“As the sun sets, the beauties of the sky compete with the beauties of the earth, and at that moment the spirit of human beings is overflowed with these visual perfections!”


“Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.” — Mia Kirshner


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


“Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” — Rabindranath Tagore


“Do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.” — Elbert Hubbard


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

Don’t forget, beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.


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


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


“Even the sun sets in paradise.” — Maroon 5, “Payphone”


“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.” — S. Nachmanovitch


“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


“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


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


“Her heart was made of liquid sunsets.” — Virginia Woolf

Her heart was made of liquid sunsets


“I am inspired by anything beautiful. Sometimes it’s a pair of eyes or flowing gorgeous hair, other times it’s the sky or a sunset.” — Nadine Velazquez


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


“I don’t know how long we stay that way, but we watch the sun go down together. The giant, burnt-orange sphere sinks towards the horizon, coloring the rock layers until it’s gone and the canyon is covered in shadow.” — Jennifer Salvato Doktorski


“I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory.”


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


“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 that this morning’s sunrise is not defined by last night’s sunset.” — Steve Maraboli


“I never met a sunset I didn’t like.” — Unknown

I never met a sunset I didn’t like


“I think it’s time you had a pink cloud summer.” — Movements, “Daylily”


“I watched the sunset last night. And given the utter brilliance of it, I likely sat in the company of thousands who found themselves awash in its blaze of colors as well. But sadly, it is just as likely that I was surrounded by thousands of others who never saw the colors because they were awash in lesser things. And I realized that far too often I am in the company of those people. Therefore, I’ll be sitting outside tonight.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough


“I’m not used to going out before the sun goes down.” — Seaway, “Lula on the Beach”


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


“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


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


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


“If you can rise like the sun in a country where the sun has set, all eyes will be turned to you!”


“In ten minutes things could look so different, like the color of a sunset and the world after meeting you.” — Unknown


“It seems there is more interest in sunsets than sunrises. Perhaps because innately, we fear the dark.” — Richelle E. Goodrich


“It was sunsets that taught me that beauty sometimes only lasts for a couple of moments, and it was sunrises that showed me that all it takes is patience to experience it all over again.” — A.J. Lawless


“It’s almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” — Bern Williams


“It’s that time between day and night when the sky looks like it’s on fire and mosquitoes are on the hunt.” ― Angie Thomas


“Left breathless at the beauty of the setting sun.” — Unknown


“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


“Let the warm glow of the setting sun kiss life’s hurts away.” — Unknown


“Life is all about enjoying every sunset and looking forward to the next sunrise.” — Unknown


“Made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea.”


“May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.” — Umair Siddiqui


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


“Never go too long without watching a sunset.” — Atticus

Never go too long without watching a sunset


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


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


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


“Now she’s lit by the warm orange spreading from the horizon as not-quite-day, becomes not-quite-night.” ― David Levithan


“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


“Pour me a sunset, kill the night, and I promise to drink with you forever.” — William C. Hannan


“Proof that few things in life are as beautiful as a setting sun.” — Unknown


“Remember that life is not meant to be wasted. We can always be chasing the sun.” — Sara Bareilles, “Chasing the Sun”


“See the beauty of sunset to enjoy the passion of life.” — Debasish Mridha


“Setting suns — a clarion call for peace, presence, and perspective.” — Unknown


“She was in love with the sunset. No one else ever even stood a chance.” — Unknown


“She was not perfect. She was just stuck. In that pretty little zone between sunsets and moonlight.” — Unknown


“Softly the evening came with the sunset.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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


“Someday, you will find the one who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life.” — Unknown


“Sometimes the sunset is so beautiful, I think it might be the very last one.” ― Nitya Prakash


“Sunlight dripping below the horizon is like silence between musical notes. Magic.”


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


“Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat.” — Luke Bryan, “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”


“Sunset is a moment where all emotions are experienced: melancholy, amazement, intoxication, casuistry, admiration, love, sadness…” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


“Sunset is always wiser than sunrise because sunset has added the experience of an entire day to his soul.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


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


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

Sunset is still my favorite color and rainbow is second


“Sunset is the opening music of the night.” — Mehmet Murat İldan


“Sunset shows that life is too beautiful to hold on to the past, so move on to the present.”


“Sunsets are just little glimpses of the golden streets of heaven.” — Unknown


“Sunsets are like God’s paintings in the sky.” — Unknown


“Sunsets are loved because they vanish.” — Ray Bradbury


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


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


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


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


“That was her magic – she could still see the sunset, even on the darkest days.” — Atticus


“The best way to live your life is this: At sunset, just think of the beauty of the sunset, because life is nothing but what the present moment offers you!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


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


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


“The horizon changes but the sun does not.” — Joyce Rachelle


“The more clouds you have in your sky, the more colorful sunset it will be.” — Sajal Sazzad


“The red sun seemed to tip one end of a pair of scales below the horizon, and simultaneously to lift an orange moon at the other.” — Patrick Leigh Fermor


“The redness had seeped from the day and night was arranging herself around us. Cooling things down, staining and dyeing the evening purple and blue black.” ― Sue Monk Kidd


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


“The sky has changed from orange to a hundred shades of pink to a dark navy blue, and here I am still loving you.” — A.Y.


“The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the color that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.” ― Ram Charan


“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


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


“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


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


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


“The sun loves the moon so much that he dies every night to let her breathe.” — Jeffrey Fry


“The sun sets and my heart expands. Hope. For now, nothing else matters.” — Unknown


“The sun slowly sets as if it gives you time to get ready for the darkness.”


“The sun still lives his silent vows to the moon, by bowing to kiss her feet whenever she walks in the room.” — Curtis Tyrone Jones


“The sun was setting later and later, leaving behind a strange way of making the time fade away and nearly disappear, as though night truly wouldn’t come.” ― Corinne Beenfield


“The sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches.” — Vera Nazarian


“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


“The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.” — Stephen King


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

There is nothing more musical than a sunset


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


“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


“There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.” — Rachel Boston


“There’s too many things I haven’t done yet. There’s too many sunsets I haven’t seen.” — Sara Bareilles, “Many The Miles”


“They sipped until the sun, as golden as syrupy as the bourbon, slipped into the sea.”


“They’d lay there and watch the magical show in the sky as it transformed from one color to the next, before fading into darkness in a matter of moments. The sun had a split personality of its own.” ― Arti Manani


“Time does not stop in the world as the sun sets, but time stops in your mind and you remain motionless just like a statue.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


“To watch a sunset is to connect with the Divine.” — Gina De Gorna


“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


“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.”


“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


“Watching the day slowly bloom into night. That’s how it always seemed to me: not the fading of a withered flower, but the opening of some dark, rich blossom, with unexpected hues and heavy scents.” ― Patricia A. McKillip


“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.” — Kahlil Gibran


“We wouldn’t like it if the sunrise came right after the sunset. Love grows with longing; the longer the night, the greater our love for the sunrise.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


“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


“When I consider how, after sunset, the stars come out gradually in troops from behind the hills and woods, I confess that I could not have contrived a more curious and inspiring sight.”


“When someone asks me what my favorite colors is, I should just say, ‘sunset.’” — Unknown


“When the sun dips below the horizon, something in my soul awakens.” — Unknown


“When the sun goes down and the band won’t play, I’ll always remember us this way.” — Lady Gaga, “Always Remember Us This Way”


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

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it


“When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it.” — Mehmet Murat İldan


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


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


“Why is sunset more colorful than sunrise? It’s an irony of life saying ‘sometimes, good things happen in goodbyes.” — Unknown


“With every sunset a new hope is born, and an old expectation dies.” — Noor Unnahar


“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


“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

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And now, much like the sun setting, it’s time to bring our collection of sunset quotes to a close. Hopefully, this has inspired you to go out there and see the world and its many “different” sunsets. Consider sharing these beautiful sunset quotes with friends and loved ones to help motivate them as well.

Sunsets are very spectacular and romantic, aren’t they? With its simplicity and natural beauty, it has touched our hearts in more ways than one in that brief period before night comes. Though the day may appear to be coming to a close, consider it another chance of a whole new adventure to live your life to the fullest for tomorrow.

And as for you, how would you express your sunset?

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