There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.
Don’t miss so many of them.
- Jo Walton
Sunrise and Sunset
I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
That must have been the sun!”
But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while
Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.
- Emily Dickinson
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.
Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over
tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the
color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red,
the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
- William Maxwell
From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and
makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
There is nothing more musical than a sunset.
- Claude Debussy
There is only one day left, always starting over:
it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
- Hāfez, 12th century Persian poet and mystic
Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence.
Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
- Leonora Carrington
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years,
how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the
remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!
But every night come out these envoys of beauty,
and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays