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Best Sunrise Quotes to Greet the Day in 2022

Starting the day with a sunrise is one of my favorite things so we have scoured the internet to find the best sunrise quotes. Our list includes sunrise quotes for Instagram, morning sunrise quotes, quotes on sunrise and sunset, short sunrise quotes, funny sunrise quotes, beautiful sunrise quotes, inspirational sunrise quotes, sunrise love quotes, good morning sunrise quotes, meaningful sunrise quotes, winter sunrise quotes, quotes about sunrise and nature and sunrise sayings.

Whether you are someone who enjoys getting up for sunrise every morning or just enjoyed the most spectacular sunrise or even enjoy sleeping in but somehow ended up seeing a sunrise, you will find what you are looking for here.

We have combined some of our favorite sunrise pictures with our favorite quotes about sunrise.

Jump ahead to your favourite category or just start scrolling to find your favorite sunrise quote.

Sunrise Quotes

Here are our favorite sunrise quotes.

“Listen to the wind blow, watch the sun rise.” ― Fleetwood Mac

“Always there was a moment—a quick slip of time—when the sun broke free of the trees and bled from its yolk, spilling in red-orange rivers over the silk.” ― Terry Kay

“She leaned back in her chair, watching the sunrise as if it were a private performance intended just for her. And for a moment it felt that way: as if the sun was showing off for her benefit, reminding her how wonderful it was to be young and alive.” ― Katharine McGee

“The block of sky in our twin high windows became a nectarine, amber and rose pink, and we lay in silence as white sunlight broke.” ― Aspen Matis

“With a bound, the sun of a molten fiery red came above the horizon, and immediately thousands of little birds sang out for joy, and a soft chorus of mysterious, glad murmurs came forth from the earth.” ― Elizabeth Gaskell

“There is a moment in every dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic. Creation holds its breath.”― Douglas Adams

Church spire at sunrise with sunrise quotes by Douglas Adams

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.” — Amy Grant

“O sky above me, you modest, glowing sky! O you, my happiness before sunrise! Day is coming: so let us part!” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It’s a new day. Yesterday’s failure is redeemed at the sunrise” ― Todd Stocker

“The charm of golden sunrise and sunset does not depend on you, it reflects on you…only if you allow it. So does fleeting moments of joy” ― Val Uchendu

“I thought I wanted caprice and fire, but it turns out that what I really want is someone who will wake me up early so I don’t miss a sunrise.” ― Jenna Evans Welch

“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

“Don’t you feel you get value for your day if you’ve actually watched the sun rise?” ― AJ Vosse

“If a fee were charged to see the sun rise, almost everybody would be up to watch it.” – Evan Esar

Short Sunrise Quotes for Instagram

These sunrise quotes for Instagram will work perfectly for your next sunrise post.

“He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity’s sunrise.” – William Blake

“After God perfected the sunrise, he created photographers, artists, and poets to ensure his feat remained immortal.” – Terri Guillemets

“Just like the days, no two sunrises are ever the same.” ― Jonathan P Lamas

“Nature unfolds her treasure at the first ray of sunrise.” ― Kishore Bansal

Sunrise reflected on water with sunrise quotes for Instagram by Kishore Bansal

“Today, the sun will rise on all your doubts.” ― Marty Rubin

“Sunrise looks spectacular in the nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Sunrise is the reminder that we can start new beginning from anywhere.” ― Rupal Asodaria

“Seduce me at sunrise, dance with me barefoot in the dew on the grass.” ― Bodhi Smith

“Every sunrise is an invitation to brighten someone’s day.” – Jhiess Krieg

“A faint blush below the horizon, as the first kiss from the Sun wakes the Earth from its slumber.” — Meeta Ahluwalia

Morning Sunrise Quotes

These morning sunrise quotes are all about the early morning. If you like these quotes you’ll like our list of Inspirational Morning Quotes and New Day Quotes.

“This morning I woke up before the alarm clock went off and the sky outside was a big red ocean… The window was open and the air was so crisp and I couldn’t imagine how to ever ask for more than this.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

“At sunrise, the blue sky paints herself with gold colors and joyfully dances to the music of a morning breeze.” ― Debasish Mridha

“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo…. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!” ― Arthur Conan Doyle

“What breaks in daybreak? Is it the night? Is it the sun, cracked in two by the horizon like an egg, spilling out light?” ― Margaret Atwood

“I love that this morning’s sunrise does not define itself by last night’s sunset.” ― Steve Maraboli

Sun rising over mountain with morning sunrise quotes by Steve Maraboli

“This morning the sun made me adore it. It had, behind the dripping pine trees, the oriental brightness, orange and crimson, of a living being, a rose and an apple, in the physical and ideal fusion of a true and daily paradise.” ― Juan Ramón Jiménez

“Every morning is a revolution against the darkness.” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“There is a reason why morning follows night. After times of great darkness, we must take time to mourn all we have lost and all who were lost, even as hope rises with the sun.” ― Emory R. Frie

“Be the morning in everyone’s eyes and make their day turn into a thing of beauty.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

“Sunrise doesn’t last all morning, a cloudburst doesn’t last all day, seems my love is up and has left you with no warning. It’s not always going to be this grey. All things must pass, all things must pass away.” – George Harrison

Quotes on Sunrise and Sunset

Here are some sunrise and sunset quotes. If you also like sunset quotes check out our list of Short Sunset Quotes.

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

“Time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.” ― Catherine Opie

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

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

Reflection of mountains on a still lake with a sunrise and sunset quotes on top

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

Short Sunrise Quotes

Check out these short sunrise quotes. If you like short quotes check out our list of Best Short Quotes.

“Each day is born with a sunrise.” ― Suzy Kassem

“Dance when the sun comes up.” ― A.D. Posey

“I live in the shade created by the sunrise I am waiting for” ― Isbelle Razors

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

Early sun over white village with short sunrise quotes by Norman Maclean

“Oh, sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” ― Roman Payne

“When the sun came up… I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.” — Tom Hanks

“The darkness is at its deepest just before the sunrise.” – Voltaire

“Every sunrise begins with new eyes.” ― Richie Norton

“Your choice between sunrise or sunset depends on your attitude.” — Ibn Jeem

“A sunrise is God’s way of saying, ‘Let’s start again.’” ― Todd Stocker

Funny Sunrise Quotes

These funny sunrise quotes will put a smile on your face. You might also like our list of Funny Good Morning Quotes.

“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” — Mindy Kaling

Pink sunrise with funny sunrise quotes by Mindy Kaling

“Not all the creatures will be excited by the sunrise.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih

“For a girl with such a dark mind, you’re a little too in love with the sunrise.” ― Sherry Namdeo

“Dawn and its excesses always reminded me of heaven, a place where I have always known I would not be comfortable.” ― Marilynne Robinson

“Truly, were I every evening to depict sunrise, and every morning to see it, still I should cry, like the children, Once more, once more!” – Jean Paul Friedrich

“I love to watch cities wake up, and Paris wakes up more abruptly, more startlingly, than any place I know.” ― Bill Bryson

“Sunrise is starting to feel like a guilt trip.” ― Kris Kidd

“The sun rises before I do, but I break even by retiring after it does.” – Jules Rena

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes as such an inconvenient time of day.”

“… I hadn’t been paying attention to things like the sunrise, but that old sun had been coming up anyway. It didn’t really care how I felt, it was going to rise and set regardless of whether I noticed it, and if I was going to enjoy it, that was up to me.” ― Jeanette Walls

Beautiful Sunrise Quotes

You’ll love these beautiful sunrise quotes.

“How beautiful is the sunrise! when the golden beams of day shoot upwards in the morning sky, and the clouds of night roll away before the brightness of the dawning.” – James Yeames

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round.” – John Mui

“We need to be reminded sometimes that a sunrise last but a few minutes. But its beauty can burn in our hearts eternally.” – R. A. Salvatore

Sunrise over sea with beautiful sunrise quotes by R.A. Salvatore

“Every now and then I sit and watch the sun rise to remind myself how it’s done—peacefully, steadily, warmly, and in beautiful color.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

“God is now serving scoops of orange and raspberry sherbet on the horizon. What a beautiful sunrise!”  Terri Guillemets

“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

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

“A thing of beauty is a joy ’till sunrise.” – Harvey Fierstein

Inspirational Sunrise Quotes

These inspirational sunrise quotes will get you ready to start the day. You might also like our list of Short Inspirational Quotes.

“Even if you cover the whole world with darkness, you can never stop the sun from rising.” – Debasish Mridha       

“Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending. Let this morning be a new beginning to a better relationship and a new ending to the bad memories. It’s an opportunity to enjoy life, breathe freely, think and love. Be grateful for this beautiful day.” – Norton Juster

“Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining; remember that the breath of life, is not for sale.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” ― Juansen Dizon

Sun rising over hill with inspirational sunrise quotes by Juansen Dizon

“Thank you is what each and every one of us should say when we see either a sunrise or sunset. And when we do that, maybe, just maybe the world will start to become a better place.” — Anthony T. Hincks

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard Williams

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

“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

“In someone’s darkest hour your simple act of kindness may imitate the sunrise, and to sad eyes you become their only source of light.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

“One grateful thought is a ray of sunshine. A hundred such thoughts paint a sunrise. A thousand will rival the glaring sky at noonday – for gratitude is light against the darkness.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

“A night can never defeat the sunrise.” – Sumit Sharma

Sunrise Love Quotes: Romantic Sunrise Quotes

Here is our list of beautiful sunrise love quotes with a few sunrise with you quotes thrown in. If you like romantic sunrise quotes you should also check out our list of best Short Love Quotes. You might also like our list of Sunset Love Quotes for the end of the day.

“Every sunrise is a poem written on the earth with words of light, warmth, and love.” ― Debasish Mridha

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Wrapped within another’s arms further intensifies the divine beauty of a sunrise…” – Virginia Alison

Two people watching sunrise with sunrise love quotes by Virginia Alison

“Saw the sun rise. A lovely apricot sky with flames in it and then solemn pink. Heavens, how beautiful…I feel so full of love to-day after having seen the sun rise.” ― Katherine Mansfield

“I love sunrises. They always signify something new and something beautiful. The darkness fading away.” ― Michelle N. Onuorah

“The most beautiful sunset is when you have it with your beloved one and the most beautiful sunrise is quite the same.”― Galina Nelson

“Surprises are one of the secrets of a good relationship. Find someone who, out of the blue, will grab you, and a blanket, take you to a secluded spot and canoodle as the sun rises…” ― Virginia Alison

“True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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

“A girl in love with sunsets. A man hell-bent on being her sunrise.” ― Nitya Prakash

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

“My love, we can close our eyes but we cannot stop the sunrise.” ― Kamand Kojouri

“Let the beauty of sunrise keep your heart warm.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

“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

“Like the durability of the sun, love gives and gives with no diminution of its supply.” – John Marks Templeton

Good Morning Sunrise Quotes

These good morning sunrise quotes will inspire you to get up early and start your day with the sun. Check out our list of Inspirational Morning Quotes. You might also like our list of Good Morning Quotes.

“Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.” – Malak El Halabi

“The day will be what you make it, so rise, like the sun, and burn.” — William C. Hannan

“The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

Sunrise above the clouds and good morning sunrise quotes by Anthony T. Hincks

“What better motivation are you looking for in the morning than the incredible motivation of the morning sunrise?” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Saying good morning to the sun is my favorite was to start the day.”  – Tahnni Dupre

“As I watched the sun began its daily routine, casting golden hue and illuminating cities, I wondered, what an exemplary way to start my daily routine.” – Val Uchendu

“Ah, good morning. Sunrise over the jungle. Magnificent.” – Nathan Juran

Deep and Meaningful Sunrise Quotes

These meaningful sunrise quotes are very thought provoking. You might also like our list of Short Deep Quotes.

“When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”– John Lennon

Temples at sunrise with meaningful sunrise quotes by Sapna Reddy

“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” – S. Ajna

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.” – Sapna Reddy

“It was harder to drown at sunrise than in darkness.” – Edith Wharton

“Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Storms probably exist only because after them we can have a sunrise.” – Tove Jansson

“Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there.” – Robb Sagendorph

“Wake late, win late.” ― Amit Kalantri

“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” — William Arthur Ward

“Every sunrise is a blessing, it’s a opportunity to learn something new and to create something that can benefit others. It also gives a chance to make amends. Use it wisely before sunset.” ― Euginia Herlihy

“The only place where the sun doesn’t come up is in the middle of an attitude that says it won’t come up. But even there it comes up. It’s just that we refused to look up.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You have the map; I’ll shine the light on it so you can better read it. And eventually, the sun will rise again in your life and you’ll no longer need my light to assist you.” ― Alaric Hutchinson

“There is, I have heard, a little thing called sunrise, in which the sun reverses the process we all viewed the night before. You might assume such a thing as mythical as those beasts that guard the corners of the earth, but I have it on the finest authority, and have, indeed, from time to time, regarded it with my own eyes.” ― Lauren Willig

Winter Sunrise Quotes

If you like winter quotes, check out our lists of Short Winter Quotes, Snowflake Quotes, and Funny Winter Quotes.

“Winter dawn is the color of metal, The trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves.” – Sylvia Plath

“A smile is the same as sunshine; it banishes winter from the human countenance.” –  Victor Hugo

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ” — John Burroughs

“The glowing winter sunrise slowly illuminates the coming day.” – Nadine Locke

Sunrise over snowy field with winter sunrise quotes

“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” – Lama Willa Miller

“Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes About Sunrise and Nature: Flowers, Mountains, Forests and the Water

We love quotes about nature and have lists of Short Flower Quotes, Mountain Quotes, Forest Quotes Sea Quotes, River Quotes and Lake Quotes. These quotes are all about sunrise and nature.

“To stand by the beds at sunrise and see the flowers awake is a heavenly delight.” – Celia Thaxter

“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” – George Washington Carver

“Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way.” – Max Lucado

“Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” – Walt Whitman

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir

Mountains at sunrise with quotes about sunrise and nature by John Muir

“Sunrise offered a very beautiful spectacle; the water was quite unruffled, but the motion communicated by the tides was so great that, although there was not a breath of air stirring, the sea heaved slowly with a grand and majestic motion.” – George Grey

“Standing in the river watching to sunrise and sunset is to know heavenly bliss and to shed a tear into the river you become the river and will share in all its awe and glory.” – Anthony Rosario Wagner

Sunrise Sayings

No one is sure who came up with these sunrise sayings first.

“Each new day, a gift to be opened, sunrise slowly unties it’s ribbon of hope.”

“Sometimes, it’s worth not pushing that snooze button.”

“Don’t waste sunrises on people who will escape by dusk.”

“May the sun shine not on you, but within you.”

“I will always be that girl who gets excited when the sky turns pretty colors.”

“Cherish the times you can watch the sunrise, there’s only so many in a lifetime.”

Fisherman on lake with sunrise sayings

“She was a sunset type of girl, and he was a sunrise kind of guy. They lived on opposite ends of the day but together made up a whole sky.”

“The sky was looking cute, so as a good friend, I snapped a pic of it.”

“Don’t waste sunsets with people who will be gone by sunrise.”

“The key is to enjoy every sunset, and look forward to every sunrise.”

Sunrise Captions

Here are our favorites from our list of Perfect Sunrise Captions.

Feeling sun kissed by the sunrise

Let the sunrise in front of you and in you

Waking up with the sun

Watch more sunrises than Netflix

This sunrise is my favourite colour

Closeup of a frosted pine tree with a pink sunrise behind and a best sunrise captions for Instagram on top that reads this sunrise is my favourite colour

With each sunrise we start a new day

Watch each sunrise with new eyes

Wake up early to watch the sunrise

Never saw a sunrise I didn’t like

Saying good morning to the sun

Falling for this sunrise

The sun and I decided to rise to the occasion

three people standing on a wooden dock silhouetted in the sunrise and a funny sunrise captions on top

Wake up for the sunrise, stay out for the moon

The sun and I decided to rise to the occasion

Waiting for the sun

A sunrise to remember

The sunrise on an erupting volcano and a short sunrise captions on top

Here comes the sun!

Reflecting on the sunrise

There’s no darkness in a beautiful sunrise

Last Quotes for Sunrise

Wrapping up with a few final quotes for sunrise.

“Write before the sun comes up.” ― A.D. Posey

“When tomorrow broke, our hillside home filled up with honeyed light, a fish tank.” ― Aspen Matis

“Everyday a million miracles begin at sunrise.” – Eric Jerome Dickey

Church spires at sunrise with quotes for sunrise by Eric Jerome Dickey

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Endure the pain in the sunrise, so when it’s sunset, there’s lot of profit to be gained.” ― Seyi Ayoola

“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

“The sunrise is always a source of morale for human beings; In the days when the world experiences global disasters, sunrise becomes almost an angel!” ― Mehmet Murat lldan

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

“I cannot help but look through the overcast sky, seeking an angel and his aura to brighten me before the sun appears from undercover.” ― Darrell Collins Whitaker

“Delighting in God’s word while savoring a sunrise leaves time for miracles!” ― John M. Sheehan

“Creation is the vocal chords of God speaking each day through the colors of the sunrise, the vastness of the night sky, the teeming of life in the ocean, the majesty of the mountains.” ― Eric Samuel Timm

So that’s our list. We hope you found the quote about the sunrise you were looking for among this extensive list.

If you like quotes to start each day check out our lists of Monday Quotes, Tuesday Quotes, Wednesday Quotes, Thursday Quotes, Friday Quotes, Saturday Quotes and Sunday Quotes.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed a quote for sunrise that should be added.

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