Sunset quotes

  • I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Sunset #Done #Losing

  • Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.
    -- Adriaan Kortlandt

    #Beautiful #Sunset #Animal

  • Every Friday I used to have about fifty, sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard and I'd take them all to dinner. All runaways.
    -- Al Lewis

    #Friday #Kids #Sunset

  • You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Nice #Sunset #Nice Day

  • I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Sunset #Dark #Obscurity

  • The sun was down, And all the west was paved with sullen fire. I cried, Behold! the barren beach of hell At ebb of tide.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Beach #Sunset #Fire

  • My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset and the baths of all the Western stars until I die.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Stars #Sunset #Purpose

  • Come, my friends Tis not too late to seek a newer world Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Stars #Sunset #Order

  • After you understand about the sun and the stars and the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Stars #Attitude #Sunset

  • My father once nearly came to blows with a female dinner guest about whether a particular patch of embroidery was fuchsia or magenta. But the infinite gradations of color in a fine sunset - from salmon to canary to midnight blue - left him wordless.
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Father #Sunset #Blow

  • But afterall it's not the winning that matters, is it? Or is it? It'sto coinawordtheamenitiesthatcount: thesmell of the dandelions, the puff of the pipe, the click of the bat, the rain on the neck, the chill down the spine, the slow, exquisite coming on of sunset and dinner and rheumatism.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Rain #Sunset #Winning

  • I watch an awful lot of old Hollywood movies - Ill devour anything with Bette Davis or Joan Crawford. My absolute favourite is Sunset Boulevard starring Gloria Swanson.
    -- Amanda Donohoe

    #Sunset #Hollywood #Watches

  • I run because I enjoy it — not always, but most of the time. I run because I have always run — not trained, but run. What do I get? Joy and pain. Good health and injuries. Exhilaration and despair. A feeling of accomplishment and a feeling of waste. The sunrise and the sunset.
    -- Amby Burfoot

    #Running #Pain #Sunset

  • We have all eternity to celebrate the victories but only a few hours before sunset to win them.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Inspiration #Sunset #Winning

  • It is more important that you should know about the reverses than about the successes of the war. We shall have all eternity to celebrate the victories, but we have only the few hours before sunset in which to win them. We are not winning them as we should, because the fact of the reverses is so little realized, and the needed reinforcements are not forthcoming, as they would be in the position were thoroughly understood...So we have tried to tell you the truth the uninteresting, unromantic truth.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #War #Inspiration #Sunset

  • Get outside. Watch the sunrise. 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

    #Sunset #Feelings #Sunrise

  • He asked if he could recite a poem he had written that morning: 'You speak,' he said, 'the language of shooting stars, more surprising than sunrise, more brilliant than the sun, as brief as sunset. I want to follow its trail to eternity.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Morning #Stars #Sunset

  • A bookcase is as good as a view, as much of a panorama as the sight of a city or a river. There are dawns and sunsets in books - storms and zephyrs.
    -- Anatole Broyard

    #Book #Sunset #Cities

  • Just as a musician loves music and not nightingales, and a poet loves poetry and not sunsets, a painter is not primarily a person who responds to figures and landscapes. He is primarily one who loves pictures.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Love Picture #Sunset #Musician

  • When the long, varnished buds of beech Point out beyond their reach, And tanned by summer suns Leaves of bright bryony turn bronze, And gossamer floats bright and wet From trees that are their own sunset, Spring, summer, autumn I come here, And what is there to fear? And yet I never lose the feeling That someone else behind is stealing Or else in front has disappeared; Though nothing I have seen or heard, Makes me still walk beneath these boughs With cautious step as in a haunted house.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Summer #Spring #Sunset

  • Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Sunset #Technology #Internet

  • Virtue is relative at best, there's nothing worse than a sunset when your driving due West.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Philosophy #Sunset #West

  • He was golden and beautiful as a sunset.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Beautiful #Sunset #Golden

  • A happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Sunset #Lovely #Happy Marriage

  • Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Love #Wedding #Sunset

  • Sunset in the ethereal waves: I cannot tell if the day is ending, or the world, or if the secret of secrets is inside me again.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Sunset #Secret #World

  • This land, although not my native land, Will be remembered forever. And the sea's lightly iced, Unsalty water. The sand on the bottom is whiter than chalk, The air is heady, like wine, And the rosy body of the pines Is naked in the sunset hour. And the sunset itself on such waves of ether That I just can't comprehend Whether it is the end of the day, the end of the world, Or the mystery of mysteries in me again.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Wine #Sunset #Air

  • The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color -- oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples...
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Best Friend #Crush #Sunset

  • Give me a well-cooked, well-served meal, a bouquet, and a sunset, and I can do more for a man's soul than all the cant ever preached. I can even do it without a sunset!
    -- Anne Ellis

    #Sunset #Men #Giving

  • One day," you said to me, "I saw the sunset forty-four times!" And a little later you added: "You know-- one loves the sunset, when one is so sad..." "Were you so sad, then?" I asked, "on the day of the forty-four sunsets?" But the little prince made no reply.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Sunset #One Day #Four

  • You know... when you are sad you love the sunsets.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Sunset #Quiet

  • The gray-green stretch of sandy grass,Indefinitely desolate;A sea of lead, a sky of slate;Already autumn in the air, alas!One stark monotony of stone,The long hotel, acutely white,Against the after-sunset lightWithers gray-green, and takes the grass's tone.
    -- Arthur Symons

    #Sunset #Autumn #Air

  • Those circumstances, which to the dim eye of Jacob's faith wore a hue so somber, were at that very moment developing and perfecting the events which were to shed around the evening of his life the halo of a glorious and cloudless sunset. All things were working together for his good! And so, troubled soul, the "much tribulation" will soon be over, and as you enter the "kingdom of God" you shall then see, no longer "through a glass darkly" but in the unshadowed sunlight of the Divine presence, that "all things" did "work together" for your personal and eternal good.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Sunset #Eye #Glasses

  • When she looked at herself in her wedding photographs, Ammu felt the woman that looked back at her was someone else. A foolish jewelled bride. Her silk sunset-coloured sari shot with gold. Rings on every finger. White dots of sandalwood paste over her arched eye-brows. Looking at herself like this, Ammu's soft mouth would twist into a small, bitter smile at the memory - not of the wedding itself so much as the fact that she had permitted herself to be so painstakingly decorated before being led to the gallows. It seemed so absurd. So futile. Like polishing firewood.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Memories #Eye #Sunset

  • There is nothing worse than having an enemy who is a total loser. It's incredibly frustrating when seeking revenge against one, because you come to the realization that there is really nothing you can do to make the person's life worse than it already is. They have nothing to take; there is no way to screw them over if you have been their victim. It's maddening.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Revenge #Sunset #Enemy

  • I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #New York #Sunset #Sight

  • Of course, it’s true that sometimes the pink at sunrise somehow seems brighter than the pink at sunset, and that when you’re feeling down the the landscape seems darker too - you see things through the filter of your own sensibility. But the things themselves, out there, they don’t change. They existed, and that’s all there is to it.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Sunset #Feeling Down #Feelings

  • After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
    -- Barbara Cartland

    #Birthday #Women #Sunset

  • Stop what you are doing long enough to enjoy the sunset, listen to a special song that lifts you up, or pick up the phone and share some special thought with a caring friend.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Song #Sunset #Caring

  • When LOVE played the still hipper Whisky A Go-Go, further west along Sunset, Arthur Lee claims they 'started the whole hippy thing' in tandem with an in-crowd of freaks led by aging beatnik sculptor Vito Paulekas. It was Vito, Carl Franzoni, Sue, Beatle Bob, Bryan Maclean and me...people would come to Ben Frank's to hang out with us after we played shows.
    -- Barney Hoskyns

    #Sunset #People #Crowds

  • Pure and undimmed, thy angel smile Is mirrored on my dreams, Like evening's sunset-girded isle Upon her shadowed streams: And o'er my thoughts thy vision floats, Like melody of spring-bird, notes; When the blue halcyon gently laves His plumage in the flashing waves.
    -- Benjamin

    #Dream #Spring #Sunset

  • It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.
    -- Bernard Williams

    #Dream #Sunset #Watches

  • We long to find someone who has been where we've been, who shares our fragile places, who sees our sunsets with the same shades of blue. Soul mates. They somehow validate the depth of our experiences.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Sunset #Blue #Long

  • Don't assume that God will always work in your life the way He always has. A sunset is proof that God colors outside the lines. He has no status quo. Even the laws of nature are His to interrupt. As many times as you've prayed before, today may be the day when God sends the answer so swiftly-so divinely-that you're windburned.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Sunset #Color #Law

  • FLYING DOWN SUNSET SMOKING CRACK TRANSVESTITE IN THE FRONT EDDI MURPHY IN THE BACK MOP HAD ME GRINDY AND GRIDDY MARILYN MANSON, I DYED MY HAIR BLUE AND GREW SOME TITTIES
    -- Bizarre

    #Sunset #Hair #Blue

  • My pet-sitting day ends around sunset, and it's very satisfying to know that I've made several living beings happy that day. That I left their food bowls sparkling clean and fresh water in their water bowls. That I brushed them so their coats shined, and played with them until all our hearts were beating faster. That I kissed them goodbye and left them with their tails wagging or flipping or at least raised in a happy kind of way. That's a heck of a lot more than any president, pope, prime minister, or potentate can say, and I wouldn't switch places with any of them.
    -- Blaize Clement

    #Goodbye #Sunset #Heart

  • I was looking to show people I could act. I was looking for something that would take me away from the whole hunk riding off into the sunset thing that people wanted me to play after Brown Sugar.
    -- Boris Kodjoe

    #Sunset #Play #People

  • Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.
    -- Bruce Catton

    #Sunset #Eye #Sky

  • When drawing the sun, try to have on hand colored paper, chalk, felt-tip markers, crayons, pencils, ball point pens. You can draw a sun with any one of them. Also remember that sunset and dawn are the back and front of the same phenomenon: when we are looking at the sunset, the people over there are looking at the dawn.
    -- Bruno Munari

    #Sunset #Hands #Drawing

  • Sunset on the water ought to be a quiet and easy time, but I guess some people can't stand a little silence.
    -- Carl Hiaasen

    #Sunset #People #Water

  • One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset... I don't find myself saying, 'Soften the orange a little more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color...' I don't try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Sunset #Hands #Color

  • 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 Rogers

    #Sunset #Hands #Orange

  • It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Sunset #Romance #Doe

  • It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Sunset #Passion #Science

  • There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.
    -- Carlos Santana

    #Sunset #Sunrise

  • Without losers, where would the winners be?
    -- Casey Stengel

    #Sports #Sunset #Loser

  • I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.
    -- Catherine Opie

    #Sunset #Sunrise #Sunrise And Sunset

  • The biggest cliche in Photography is Sunrise and Sunset.
    -- Catherine Opie

    #Photography #Sunset #Sunrise

  • Today my son and I went for a stroll and saw the sea lions and watched the sunset and played ball in the park with our dog.
    -- Charisma Carpenter

    #Dog #Sunset #Son

  • If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Life #Sunset #Thought Provoking

  • the tired sunsets and the tired people - it takes a lifetime to die and no time at all.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Tired #Sunset #People

  • We will put no impediment in your way and we will be at dockside bidding you a farewell as you set off into the sunset.
    -- Charles Lichenstein

    #Farewell #Sunset #Bidding

  • We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster, on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
    -- Charles Sturt

    #Sunset #Opposites #Littles

  • It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.
    -- Cheryl Strayed

    #Powerful #Philosophy #Sunset

  • I always say that the times in my life when I've been happiest are the times when I've seen, like, a sunset.
    -- Chris Evans

    #Sunset

  • We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they're sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.
    -- Clara Bow

    #Dog #Fun #Sunset

  • There is nothing more musical than a sunset.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Sunset #Musical #Sunrise

  • A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Beautiful #Sunset #Dawn

  • There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Beautiful #Book #Sunset

  • The Lord has turned all our sunsets into sunrise.
    -- Clement of Alexandria

    #Sunset #Sunrise #Lord

  • He changed sunset into sunrise.
    -- Clement of Alexandria

    #Sunset #Sunrise #Changed

  • At the end of the world the sunset is like a child smashing a pack of crayons into God’s face.
    -- Craig Stone

    #Children #Sunset #World

  • It's the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It's seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee. Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health.
    -- Daniel Quinn

    #Sunset #Fire #Ideas

  • Western funerals: black hearses, and black horses, and fast-fading flowers. Why should black be the colour of death? Why not the colours of a sunset?
    -- Daniele Vare

    #Horse #Flower #Sunset

  • I want to make hand-held music, undiminished by the need to make everybody in the world listen at once. The goal is to ride into the sunset, stereo blasting, and all of what's got you worried will disappear in the rear view mirror!
    -- Dave Sitek

    #Sunset #Mirrors #Views

  • I think my soul never was in such an agony before. I felt no restraint, for the treasures of divine grace were opened to me. I wrestled for absent friends, for the ingathering of souls, for multitudes of poor souls, and for many that I thought were the children of God, in many distant places. I was in such an agony, for half an hour before sunset, till near dark, that I was all over wet with sweat: but yet is seemed to me that I had wasted away the day, and had done nothing. Oh!, my dear Savior did sweat blood for poor souls!
    -- David Brainerd

    #Children #Sunset #Dark

  • If done correctly, these techniques can allow the Bobo pilgrim to have 6 unforgettable moments a morning, 2 rapturous experiences over lunch, 1,5 profound insights in the afternoon (on average), and .667 life-altering epiphanies after each sunset.
    -- David Brooks

    #Morning #Sunset #Average

  • ...in that dilated moment after sunset when the sky holds all the light...
    -- David Wroblewski

    #Sunset #Light #Sky

  • How passionately we love everything that cannot last: the dazzling crystallory of winter, the spring in bloom, the fragile flight of butterflies, crimson sunsets, a kiss, and life.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Spring #Sunset #Butterfly

  • 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

    #Laughter #Sunset #Tree

  • That evening, rowing on the quiet river as sunset turned to dusk, I saw an occasional smoky smudge on the towpath, always slightly ahead of me, like a dark star guiding me home.
    -- Deborah Harkness

    #Stars #Home #Sunset

  • I close my eyes to indulge and reminisce of a sunset that never existed.
    -- Delano Johnson

    #Sunset #Eye #Reminiscing

  • I know when dark-haired evening put on her bright silk at sunset, and, folding the sea sidled under the sheet with her starry laugh, that there'd be no rest, there'd be no forgetting. Is like telling mourners round the graveside about resurrection, they want the dead back.
    -- Derek Walcott

    #Sunset #Dark #Sea

  • We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew… Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, for the sublime, for the beautiful, for the truthful... and all of us are given the task of trying to make this world a little more hospitable to these beautiful things.
    -- Desmond Tutu

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Sunset

  • ... he was sunset against the mountains, strong, vibrant, dangerous, and yet somehow sheltering, protective. And married. Picnic, meet rain.
    -- Devon Monk

    #Strong #Rain #Sunset

  • Some people say they're retired and it means they have time to do things they want to do. I have always had the privilege to engage in my hobbies as if they were work. And they are. So hobbies are work, but work that you want to do; they are play. Retirement? That sounds like you're going to passively walk into the sunset and disappear.
    -- Diane Keaton

    #Retirement #Mean #Sunset

  • My treasure chest is filled with gold. Gold . . . gold . . . gold . . . Vagabond's gold and drifter's gold . . . Worthless, priceless, dreamer's gold . . . Gold of the sunset . . . gold of the dawn . . .Gold of the showertrees on my lawn . . . Poet's gold and artist's gold . . . Gold that can not be bought or sold - Gold.
    -- Don Blanding

    #Sunset #Artist #Dreamer

  • If I have a hope, it's that God sat over the dark nothing and wrote you and me, specifically, into the story and put us in with the sunset and the rainstorm as though to say, “Enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter, and you can create within it even as I have created you.”
    -- Donald Miller

    #Sunset #Mean #Dark

  • I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
    -- Dustin Hoffman

    #Sunset #Vacation #People

  • At some glad moment was it nature's choice to dower a scrap of sunset with a voice?
    -- Edgar Fawcett

    #Sunset #Voice #Choices

  • At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
    -- Edward Burnett Tylor

    #Sunset #Littles #Towns

  • 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 to your goal.
    -- Elbert Hubbard

    #Perseverance #Sunset #Goal

  • Today I walked on the lion-coloured hills with only cypresses for company, until the sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper set the clouds to one great roof of flame above the earth, so that I walk through fire, beneath fire, and all in beauty. Being alone I could not be alone, but felt (closer than flesh) the presence of those who once had burned in such transfigurations. My happiness ran through the centuries in one continual brightness. Looking down, I saw the earth beneath me like a rose petaled with mountains, fragrant with deep peace.
    -- Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

    #Sunset #Night #Fire

  • I say that almost everywhere there is beauty enough to fill a person's life if one would only be sensitive to it. but Henry says No: that broken beauty is only a torment, that one must have a whole beauty with man living in relation to it to have a rich civilization and art. . . . Is it because I am a woman that I accept what crumbs I may have, accept the hot-dog stands and amusement parks if I must, if the blue is bright beyond them and the sunset flushes the breasts of sea birds?
    -- Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

    #Dog #Art #Sunset

  • The sunset caught me, turned the brush to copper,/ set the clouds/ to one great roof of flame/ above the earth.
    -- Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

    #Sunset #Clouds #Flames

  • As for me, I believe that if there's a God - and I am as neutral on the subject as is possible - then the most basic proof of His existence is black humor. What else explains it, that odd, reliable comfort that billows up at the worst moments, like a beautiful sunset woven out of the smoke over a bombed city.
    -- Elizabeth McCracken

    #Beautiful #Believe #Sunset

  • The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!
    -- Ellen Raskin

    #Sunset #East #Towers

  • Bring me the sunset in a cup.
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Sunset #Cups

  • Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of exiles.
    -- Emma Lazarus

    #Mother #New York #Sunset

  • We say it’s a modern American Western - two gunslingers who ride into town, fight the bad guys, kiss the girl and ride out into the sunset again. And we were always talking from the very beginning that if you’re going to have cowboys, they need a trusty horse. —Eric Kripke on the decision to add the Impala
    -- Eric Kripke

    #Girl #Horse #Sunset