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65 Short Sunset Quotes for the End of the Day

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There may be a sunset every day but it doesn’t make them any less special. We love the feeling of watching the sun slowly go down and we have gathered all the best short sunset quotes into one place including some simple sunset quotes for Instagram that will be great for any of your sunset photos.

We quit our jobs over 10 years ago and have been travelling ever since. During that time we make a point of seeing sunsets in every country we go to.

We have found that it is important to take the time to slow down and appreciate the little details around you. Those sunsets have often been so amazing that it can be difficult to do them justice and capture exactly what we felt while watching them.

This list of beautiful sunset quotes will help you do just that and when it comes to sunset quotes, short is sometimes the way to go.

We have also paired our favourite short quotes about sunsets with our favourite sunset photos from around the world from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala to the Greek islands of Santorini and Crete to the beaches of Mexico.

You might be looking for inspirational quotes about the sunset or want to use a short quote as a sunset caption on Instagram. We have found that when it comes to sunset quotes, short ones work best as captions for Instagram. You might also want to look at our extensive list of the overall best sunset captions.

We have a list of the Best Sunset Quotes as well as the following lists of other specific sunset quotes:

Check out our Sun Quotes: Sunny Sayings to Brighten Your Day, an extensive list of all the best quotes about the sun.

Best Short Sunset Quotes

Here are our favorite short sunset quotes.

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

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

3.     “It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream” – Bernard Williams

Sun set and a palm tree with a short quotes sunset by Bernard Williams

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

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

6.     “Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies” – Paulo Coelho

Orange clouds over a volcano with a short sunset captions on top that reads beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies

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

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

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

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

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

Red sunset and grey clouds with a sunset short quotes by Rachel Roy

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

13.   “Foam is white and waves are grey; Beyond the sunset leads my way.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

14.   “It’s not just a sunset; it’s a moonrise too.” – P. C. Cast

If you like this quote head to our list of Sun and Moon Quotes and Moon Quotes.

15.   “Meet me where the sky touches the sea.” – Jennifer Donnelly

Sun setting over ocean

16.   “When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

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

19.   “All I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you.” — Mayday Parade

20.   “I just need you and some sunsets” – Atticus

21.   “A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” – Claude Debussy

Pink winter sunset with a short quotes sunset by Claude Debussy

22.   “Sunsets are loved because they vanish.” – Ray Bradbury

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

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

The sun setting beside the statue of Liberty with a sunset caption -short saying softly the evening came with the sunset

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

26.   “A sunset will color your dreams.” – Anthony Hincks

27.   “A great sunset is like well-controlled arson.” – Dean Johnston

Man watching sunset with a sunset quotes short that reads a great sunset is like well-controlled arson

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

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

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

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

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

33.   “I want to see how sunset decorates your hair.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

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

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Pile of clouds with sunset colors over a volcano with a short sunset quote that reads as angry as the sky looks its still full of the colors of love

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

36.   “May there be just enough clouds in your life to create a glorious sunset.” – Unknown

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

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

Sunset and blue sky with sunset short quotes by Debasish Mridha

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

40.   “A sunset paints the sky as if there were no tomorrow.” – Anthony T. Hincks

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

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

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

The sun setting on the ocean behind a islet with a sunset quotes short that reads every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn

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

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

Short Sunset Quotes for Instagram

These short sunset quotes for Instagram will work perfectly for the caption for your next post and your followers will love them.

46.   “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” – Charles A. Beard

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

48.   “Sunset is the opening music of the night.”― Mehmet Murat ildan

Person paddleboarding on lake at sunset with short sunset Instagram quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan

49.   “Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.”― S.E. Hinton

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

52.   “The sunset glow of self-possession.” – Nicolas Chamfort

50.   “Bring me the sunset in a cup.” – Emily Dickinson

Trees, lake and sunset with a short sunset quotes for Instagram that reads bring me the sunset in a cup

53.   “I’m a living sunset, lightning in my bones.” – Ben Harper

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

A sunset window on a Greek Island with a simple sunset quote for Instagram that reads sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too

55.   “I’ve got sunsets on the insides of my eyelids.”― Pete Wentz

56.   “I feel blindfolded at sunset.”― Jennifer Elisabeth

57.   “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” – Dr. Seuss

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

59.   “My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.” – Pablo Neruda.

60.   “Let’s go sunset chasing.” – Laynni Locke

Purple sunset over a volcano

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

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62.   “We can always be chasing the sun.” — Sara Bareilles

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

64.   “There is never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.” – Carlos Santana

Two people on paddleboard at sunset with a simple sunset quotes for Instagram that reads there is never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same

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

If you are like us and watching the sun set makes you happy check out our list of Best Short Quotes About Happiness.

Our Favorite Longer Beautiful and Inspirational Sunset Quotes

When it comes to sunset quotes short one are great because they are so succinct but sometimes the most beautiful and inspirational sunset quotes are a little longer.

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

Sunset over mountains

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

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

“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.” – Joelle

“Every moment in life is unique. A kiss, a sunset, a dance, a joke. None will ever occur in quite the same way. Each happens only once in the history of the universe.” – Stephen Nachmanovich

“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

Gentle waves on a beach and the sun setting behind palm trees with a inspirational sunset quotes by Somya Kedia

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

Woman meditating in front of a sunset with a lake and volcanoes and a sunset quotes about life on top

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

“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

“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

Short Sunset Captions

These short sunset captions for Instagram are from our full list of Perfect Sunset Captions and Funny Sunset Captions.

Sand, sea, and sunsets

Frosty sunsets

Frosty tree at sunset with a sunset short captions that ready frosty sunsets

My happy place

Sunset state of mind

Stay til the sun sets

Ocean and city at sunset

Cherish every sunset

Live colorfully

Sunsets and silhouettes

Man posing and reflected in an infinity pool and volcano in the background with a short sunset captions for Instagram that reads sunsets and silhouettes

Paradise found

Painted gold

Cotton-candy sunsets

Forever chasing that sunset

Pink sunset over volcano and lake

Short Sun and Moon Quotes

As soon as the sun sets the moon rises. You can’t have one without the other. Here are a few of our favorites from our list of Best Sun and Moon Quotes. You might also like our list of Moon Quotes.

“Clearly I know, the mind is mountains, rivers, and the great earth; sun, moon, and stars.” ― Dogen

“I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either.” — Alberto Caeiro

“The sun and moon shine on all without partiality.” — Confucius

“The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us.” — Dennis Banks

“The world was whole then, the sun and moon together as one.” ― Bianca Viola

“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” — John Lennon

Person watching sunset with short moon and sun quotes by Lennon

 “Let the sun shine on me, for I care not for the moon.” ― Spanish Proverb

“If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.” — William Blake

“In that moment, the moon and the sun shared the sky.” ― Kelseyleigh Reber

“The sun is but a morning star.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — Buddha

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

“Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon. Or the storm. Or the sea.” — Victoria Erickson

“The journey of the sun and moon is predictable, but yours is your ultimate art.” — Suzy Kassem

Sunset over the mountains with sun and moon quotes by Kassem

“Dreaming is to think by moonlight by the light of an inner moon.” — Jules Renard

“You’ve got the sun, you’ve got the moon, and you’ve got the Rolling Stones.” — Keith Richards

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” — E. E. cummings

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.” — Gautama Buddha

“Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.” – Khaled Hosseini

Dock with moon shining on water with a short moon quotes for Instagram

“The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.” — Alfred Kreymborg

“Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth. Now think.” — Hildegard of Bingen

And there you have it! Our list of the best short sunset quotes. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

If you are like us, some of the best sunsets you have seen will have been while walking or hiking. We even plan many of our hikes around getting to the best sunset spot in the area. If that sounds familiar you might want to check out our list of the best quotes about hiking or our 75 favourite trekking quotes.

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including the sun, waterfalls, sunsets , forests, rivers, lakes, trees, mountains, the sea, sunshine and sunrise.

You might also be interested in our other short quotes lists including short nature quotes, short mountain quotes, short sunshine quotes and short sea quotes.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any short quotes that should be added.

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Sun setting over lake

About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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2 thoughts on “65 Short Sunset Quotes for the End of the Day”

  1. Smith @Australia Inside

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