20 Quotes About Sunsets That Prove Just How Beautiful They Are

“I never met a sunset I didn’t like.”

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Whether you're sitting on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or even relaxing in a rocking chair on your own front porch, watching a breathtaking sunset never gets old. Each day ends with a unique sunset that is unlike any that has come before or will come after. While there are no words or even pictures that can capture the true beauty of watching a sunset in person, these quotes aim to eloquently describe just how beautiful and inspiring they can be.

This collection of quotes about sunsets will make great captions for your next Instagram post that features the beautiful colors of the sky as it transitions from day to night. They'll also inspire you to experience every sunset that you can. So whether you are looking for a short quote to use as a caption or a longer sunset quote for inspiration, you're sure to find plenty of beautiful sunset quotes that you love on this list.

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Umair Siddiqui

Umair Siddiqui Sunset Quote
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"May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace." – Umair Siddiqui

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Richie Norton

Richie Norton Sunset Quote
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"Every sunset is an opportunity to reset."– Richie Norton

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Never Met a Sunset I Didn't Like
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"I never met a sunset I didn't like." – Unknown

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Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans Sunset Quotes
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"Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting." – Richard Paul Evans

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Sunsets are like God’s paintings in the sky
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"Sunsets are like God's paintings in the sky." – Unknown

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Sunset Quote
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"Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Mehmet Murat Ildan

Mehmet Murat Ildan Sunset Quote
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"When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it." – Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks Sunset Quote
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"A day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered." – Nicholas Sparks

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Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed Sunset Quote
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"There's always a sunrise and always a sunset and it's up to you to choose to be there for it." – Cheryl Strayed

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Mattie Stepanek

Mattie Stepanek Sunset Quote
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"Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second." – Mattie Stepanek

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C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C. Sunset Quotes
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"Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under." – C. JoyBell C.

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Jo Walton

Jo Walton Sunset Quote
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"There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them." – Jo Walton

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Frank E. Peretti

Frank E. Peretti
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"You want proof there's a God? Look outside, watch a sunset." – Frank E. Peretti

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sunset Quote
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"Softly the evening came with the sunset." – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Sharon Rene

Sharon Rene Sunset Quote
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"Enjoy the beauty of a sunset, nature's farewell kiss for the night." – Sharon Rene

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Bern Williams

Bern Williams Sunset Quote
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"It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream." – Bern Williams

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Sunsets are just little glimpses of the golden streets of heaven.
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"Sunsets are just little glimpses of the golden streets of heaven." – Unknown

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Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins Sunset Quote
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"I can count on my fingers the number of sunsets I have left, and I don't want to miss any of them." – Suzanne Collins

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Kristen Butler

Kristen Butler Sunset Quote
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"Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully." – Kristen Butler

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Beau Taplin

Beau Taplin Sunset Quote
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"Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too." – Beau Taplin

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