Regardless of season or where you live, sunsets are always something beautiful to look at. The red, the oranges and purples in the sky create an amazing spectacle for the eye.

For some of you, the sunset is just something you love to enjoy as often as possible. And sunsets are really something to look at especially when you’re by the sea — there’s just something special about watching the sun drowning in the water.

For others, the sunset announces the passing of another day. It comes almost like a relief for those who’ve had a long and hard day, whether it was at work or had to face some not so pleasant events.

Is there anything more romantic than watching those amazing shades while the sun descends below the horizon? Sunsets are a great way to remind yourself to rest and reset your mind. It has become a symbol of peace and harmony and a promise of a better day that’s yet to come.

To make you appreciate the beauty of sunsets even more, we’ve handpicked a list of 75 sunset quotes that you’ll love.

Beautiful sunset quotes

Every writer has its own unique way of seeing and describing the sunset. Whether they are referring to the explosion of colors in the evening sky or have found a beautiful metaphor for the sun going down — all the sunset quotes below are worth reading. Enjoy!

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

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

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

JO WALTON

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

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 (more L. M. Montgomery quotes)

Tonight the sun has died like an Emperor… great scarlet arcs of silk… saffron… green… crimson… and the blaze of Venus to remind one of the absolute and the infinite… and along the lower rim of beauty lay the hard harsh line of the hills…

JOHN COLDSTREAM

Mine is the sultry sunset when the skies/ Tremble with strange, intolerable thunder:/ And at the dead of an hushed night, these eyes/ Draw down the soaring oracles winged with wonder.

LIONEL JOHNSON

Outside, in the newly fallen darkness, the world had been transformed. The sky had become a glistening tapestry of stars.

DAN BROWN

The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.

STEPHEN KING

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

The evening sky was awash with peach, apricot, cream: tender little ice-cream clouds in a wide orange sky.

PHILIP PULLMAN

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.

PAMELA HANSFORD JOHNSON

Sometimes the sunset is so beautiful, I think it might be the very last one.

NITYA PRAKASH

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

As the saturating colors of sun-life fade from sight, the ominous moon reaches out its long arm and applies the dark dyes of night.

DANIEL J. RICE

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

ACE ANTONIO HALL

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

Short sunset quotes

Great authors use hundreds of words when describing those breath-taking sunsets. However, we don’t always need so many words to make a good statement, so enjoy the following short sunset quotes. Pick your favorite one and make sure you share it with your friends.

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

CRYSTAL WOODS

The sky, at sunset, looked like a carnivorous flower.

ROBERTO BOLAÑO

Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.

RICHIE NORTON

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Softly the evening came with the sunset.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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

CRYSTAL WOODS

Every sunset is also a sunrise. It all depends on where you stand.

KARL SCHMIDT

A sunset paints the sky as if there were no tomorrow.

ANTHONY T. HINCKS

I am not the rising star. I am the drowning sun.

PRAVIN GUPTA

I’ve got sunsets on the insides of my eyelids.

PETE WENTZ

Sunset quotes about love and hope

There’s something magic about every sunset – – lovers holding hands and promising each other eternal love while the sun is sinking into the sea; everyone else taking a deep breath in hope of a better tomorrow…

Enjoy the rest of your evening by checking out our list sunset quotes about love and hope.

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

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

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

ANNA GODBERSEN

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

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

You know, when one is that sad, one can get to love the sunset.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

But even the longest day wears to sunset.

MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY

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

MAYA ANGELOU (more Maya Angelou quotes)

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

DELIA OWENS

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

Inspirational sunset quotes

Sunsets have inspired millions of writers, painters and philosophers to create masterpieces. That’s how much impact a beautiful sunset can have on an artist’s work.

Here are some of the best inspirational sunset quotes that are almost as lovely as dusk itself:

Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!

C. JOYBELL C.

It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in. 

OLIVIA HOWARD DUNBAR

Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN

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

THOMAS DE QUINCEY

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

Can you see the sunset real good on the West side? You can see it on the East side too.

S.E. HINTON

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

CHRISTY ANN MARTINE

They ran to the museums for paintings. I ran to the roof for sunsets.

DARNELL LAMONT WALKER

Never turn your back to the sunset, because you owe the sun a thanking for lighting you all day.

MEHMET MURAT İLDAN

A time when sky blue love bids farewell to the day and before dusk falls, the sunset ignites the smoldering embers of the moonlit soul…

VIRGINIA ALISON

Dawn and dusk are mutual friends of the sun; one opens the door for him to a brand new day and the other one has to shut it to embrace the darkness of night.

MUNIA KHAN

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

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.

KHALIL GIBRAN

And like tea dissolving in hot water, the sun dissolved in the sky…creating a velvet horizon, announcing for the stars’ night dance with the moon, the awaited joy for the wounded souls.

ABEER ALLAN

Sunset quotes about life

Since they are amazing to watch even on a cloudy evening, sunsets are a reminder that no matter what you are going through, it is not a permanent thing. The sun will set and you will get a new chance to rethink all your processes and start your next day with a new and fresh attitude.

Here are the top sunset quotes about life:

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

Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age.

VERA NAZARIAN

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

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.

KRISTEN BUTLER

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

NATHAN PHILLIPS

Sunsets are my escape into the reality I want to continuously live.

RACHEL ROY

The more clouds you have in your sky, the more colorful sunset it will be.

SAJAL SAZZAD

Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.

RICHARD PAUL EVANS

Sunset captions for Instagram

It’s not that easy to take a great sunset photo, but it can be even harder to put its beauty and mystery into words. However, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. Below you will find some of the best sunset captions for Instagram. Read through them and share them with your friends.

Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies…

PAULO COELHO (more Paulo Coelho quotes)

She remembered watching a summer sunset from this very spot. Not so long ago; just a lifetime.

SHARON KAY PENMAN

The sun is setting in a burnt orange sky; the cliffs are black silhouettes; the sea, liquid silver.

LAURA TREACY BENTLEY

There can’t possibly be anything more beautiful than Seaside Beach at sunset.

BRYN MCCARREN

There is nothing more musical than a sunset.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.

RACHEL BOSTON

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.

BERNARD WILLIAMS

When ballet takes to the sea, even the sunset comes to take a sneak peek.

ANTHONY T. HINCKS

Sunrise is the start of something beautiful: the day. Sunset is the start of something beautiful: the night.

JUANSEN DIZON

It’s not just a sunset; it’s a moonrise too.

P. C. CAST

The sun set, which is everyday magic…

TERRY PRATCHETT

Meanwhile the sunsets are mad orange fools raging in the gloom….

JACK KEROUAC (more Jack Kerouac quotes)

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.

MATTIE STEPANEK

The warm orange spreading from the horizon as not-quite-day, becomes not-quite-night.

DAVID LEVITHAN

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

OBIE WILLIAMS

The sun had set, but a faint pastel haze lingered in the mid-summer sky.

R.J. LAWRENCE