• Hannah A. Cordoba

I Live to Watch the Sun Set

If there's one thing I'm a sucker for, it's sunsets. I LOVE them. I love the pretty pastel colors they turn the sky, I love watching the sun dip just below the horizon. I love that sunsets remind me that there's always an end to a bad day, and in just a few hours the sun will rise again, giving me a new start.


I consider myself pretty lucky to live in Hawaii. The sunsets every night are beautiful. It doesn't matter if I take a picture of the sunset one night - I will take a picture of the sunset the next night because I love them that much. I wanna document them all; I'm a sunset picture hoarder. Just to prove it to you... both of these pictures were taken in pretty much the same spot in my backyard in Kaneohe. Obsessed much?

Oahu: Photos by me

I've seen a decent share of sunsets from different places around the world, but there are still so many places I want to go, and sunsets I want to see. I found an article on msn.com that has gorgeous pictures of sunsets from different places. My goal is to travel to each spot at least once in my life. I mean look at this photo of the sunset in Switzerland... It doesn't even look real.

I feel like everyone loves sunsets - I don't know a single person who hasn't been hypnotized by the sun setting at least once. Everyone has their own reasons for liking them and what it means to them. I wanted to compile a list of my favorite quotes about them, and pictures of them too. Now you and I will both have a place to look back on when we need to be reminded of the sunset's beauty.



50 of my Favorite Sunset Quotes


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

"Don't forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies..." Paulo Coelho

"There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day." Rachel Boston

"When the sun is setting, leave whatever you're doing and watch it." Mehmet Murat Ildan

"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


Las Vegas: Photo by me

"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

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

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

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

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


New York City: Photo by me

"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

"Every sunset is an opportunity to reset." Richie Norton

"Allow failure to each you a supreme lesson: Each sunset is the beginning of a very, very bright and powerful sunrise." Sri Chinmoy

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

"Every moment in life is unique - a kiss, a sunset, a dance, a joke. None will ever recur in quite the same way. Each happens only once in the history of the universe." Stephen Nachmanovitch


Tahiti: Photo by me

"It's not just a sunset; it's a moonrise too." P.C. Cast

"No sun outlasts it's sunset, but it will rise again and bring the dawn." Maya Angelou

"I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night." Erin McCarthy

"The strange thing about the sunset is that we actually don't want the sun to set, we want it to stay right on the horizon, not below it, not above it, just right on it." Mehmet Murad Ildan

"Enjoy the beauty of the sunset; nature's farewell kiss for the night." Sharon Rene


Oahu: Photo by me

"Sunsets are not a rare commodity, they come and go every night, so I compare you not to a sunset for you come once in a life." Daniel Cook

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

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

"Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven." John Lubbock

"People are just as wonderful as the sunset 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


Mo'orea: Photo by me

"I think sunrises are rarer for me, but sunset is my favorite time of day." Jon Foreman

"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

"A sunset paints the sky as if there were no tomorrow." Anthony T. Hincks

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

"May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace."