108 Best Sunshine Quotes To Light Up Your Life And Brighten Your Day

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Hey there! Are you looking for quotes that will help brighten your day or light up your life? Perhaps, you are at this point in life where everything seems bleak and you don’t know how to move forward. You are at the right place friend! We have gathered the best sunshine quotes to help you navigate through life when the road becomes bumpy.

Nothing is as refreshing and soothing as the warmth of a bright, sunny morning. When the early morning sun rays hit your bed from the window, you wake up with a stretch, thankful for a new day. Somehow seeing those rays, we become positive of the opportunities for growth that awaits us. 

But some days wouldn’t be filled with positivity. Rather we would feel utterly hopeless as though no rays will ever beam down on us. In situations like that, we are left with no option other than to create positivity of our own. The sunshine quotes below will help you do just that;

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Action plan on how to use your favorite quotes effectively

  1. Print it – Print your favorite quote onto paper and stick them up at obvious places around your house, like your bed frame, desk, dressing mirror, refrigerator or microwave.
  2. Desktop or mobile wallpaper – Type or work out a simple design (use Canva.com to make designing effortless) for your desktop or mobile wallpaper. Change it from time to time for empowering variations.
  3. Workplace / worktop – Frame your favorite quote up and place them so by your desk. Not only do you get inspired after each read, your colleagues might too.
  4. Pocket-size cut outs – Compile a list of your favorite quotes in wallet-size fittings. Keep them in your wallet or at the back of your pocket wherever you go. That way, you get to read through them conveniently wherever you go.
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108 Best Sunshine Quotes To Light Up Your Life And Brighten Your Day

  1. “I don’t believe that the course of anyone’s lifetime has ever been as unerring as that of the rising and setting sun, but I know many lives that have been just as inspiring.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year 
  1. “Sunrise – a time when all truths are still clean and enviable.” – Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift 
  1. “You may not be down to your final heartbeat, but you may be down to your last paycheck, solution, or thimble of faith. Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear” – Max Lucado 
  1. “There is only thing I can rely on that has never ever disappointed me. And that is the sun setting and the moon rising. That is a type of love I can never explain.” – Brooke Bida 
  1. “I was free to appreciate the quiet and the way the yellowish-gray light of the rising sun entered the room, turning everything from black and white to color. The journey from Kansas to Oz right in my own kitchen.” – Edward Kelsey Moore, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat 
  1. “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, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year 
  1. “It seems there is more interest in sunsets than sunrises. Perhaps because innately we fear the dark.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Two Sisters 
  1. “The most beautiful sunset is when you have it with your beloved one and the most beautiful sunrise is quite the same.” – Galina Nelson 
  1. “Evil exists in this world because it has its place. For had you never sat blindly through the darkness of night, your eyes wouldn’t turn toward the sunrise to appreciate its warmth and illumination.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year 

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Best you are my sunshine quotes

  1. “Nature awakens each day in brilliant autumn colors, making me wish the pale winter would bid adieu.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year 
  1. “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, Static Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise 
  1. “It’s a new day. Yesterday’s failure is redeemed at the sunrise” – Todd Stocker, Dancing With God: First Year Thoughts on the Loss of My Daughter 
  1. “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, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year 
  1. “Never be too angry beyond repairs. Anger is nothing good to be part of your tributes. Are you angry with someone? The sun is sinking, just drop it now.”- Israelmore Ayivor 
  1. “That time of day when the sun hasn’t come up yet, but you can already feel it coming. It’s an elusive warmth, like a subtle promise whispered in your ear and you can go on with your day knowing you’ve been given another chance to get it right.” – Cassia Leo, Relentless 
  1. “I feel so grateful to discover that each new day brings me the opportunity to watch the sunrise and fall in love with you again.” – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience 
  1. “A Sunrise is God’s way of saying, “Let’s start again.” – Todd Stocker, Refined: Turning Pain Into Purpose 

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Good morning sunshine quotes to be reminded every morning

  1. “I’d come to the country to do my Thoreau bit, so I needed an office that looked out onto the woods for inspiration. I converted one of the bedrooms into my workspace and through its windows watched the wildlife appear each morning with the sunrise. Many were the days I would sit in wonder, coffee in hand, for hours.” – David Mixner 
  1. “To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.” – George Grey 
  1. “Christians might say that you can’t live a more meaningful life without Jesus. Well, that’s absolutely not true. You can. You can enjoy a sunrise whether you know Jesus or not.” – Donald Miller 
  1. “I’ve been playing Sunrise for years. I love it there. It’s so loosey-goosey. I was up at the Kravis Center and it was, like, ‘Oh my God!’ All the minkdraggers, you know?” Anne Murray 
  1. “I had a rule that I had to go to bed before the sun came up. So I used to look up the sunrise times because I thought it would be bad karma to be going to bed as dawn was arriving.” – Eric Schmidt 
  1. “I usually doze off between 7:30 and 9 p.m. while putting my baby to sleep. Then I suddenly wake up remembering I’m an adult with no bedtime. I spend the next four hours catching up on reading, e-mails, and other adult pursuits until I collapse for good until sunrise.” – Padma Lakshmi 
  1. “ ‘Sunrise Sunset’ is a letter I wrote to a girl I was once with who I really thought I was going to fall in love with. We tried to make it work but always had trouble maintaining a real relationship because we were both so caught up with work, life, and everything else that at the time seemed like it was the priority.” – Benny Cassette 
  1. “You get in before sunrise and you get out after sunset and you go home, eat and collapse. While you’re aware of the ratings, you aren’t prepared for the response of the fans.” – Parker Stevenson 
  1. Urban development in India… will be the biggest sunrise industry that any country has seen in any part of the world.” – Kushal Pal Singh 
  1. “Before Sunrise did very well internationally. It made as much in Italy and Korea as it did here.” – Richard Linklater 

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Morning sunshine quotes to feel inspired everyday

  1. “Laos is a deeply Buddhist country, and my visit included a traditional Tak Bat ceremony, in which you get up at sunrise and make offerings to Buddhist monks.” – Ben Rhodes 
  1. “On the last morning of Virginia’s bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.” – Patricia Cornwell 
  1. “When I was younger I would go to the airport with my friends and drive out 2 A.M., 3 A.M. in the morning and just hang out until sunrise watching planes fly in and fly out. Just sit there and dream about how, one day, that’s going to be us in those flights. We’re gonna be one of those people with places to go.” – Yuna 
  1. “Across our small globe, dawn sweeps each morning, lighting cities and cottages, barrios and villages. Whoever and wherever you may be, you can step out into that morning sunrise and know, from our American example, that life does not have to be the way it is for you.” – Sheldon Whitehouse 
  2. “Watching sunrise and sunset from space, which is a beautiful sight, has been a personal privilege I have attained while being there. Another reflection from within I felt was that there was nothing which was neither visible and nor with a supportive environment as to how Planet Earth is.” – Rakesh Sharma 
  3. “When you do ‘Before Sunset,’ you know while it’s a limited audience, there was a very small group of people that love ‘Before Sunrise.’ You feel a certain pressure to make sure that you uphold a level of quality that has been a bar. You set a bar and you have to at least match it.” – Ethan Hawke 
  4. “My California sunrise, there’s a real mist in the air. I think of the mountains. You can smell the farm fields. You can smell the dirt and the lights and the whole sun.” – Jon Pardi 
  5. “The director Sofia Coppola’s new comic melodrama, ‘Lost in Translation,’ thoroughly and touchingly connects the dots between three standards of yearning in movies: David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter,’ Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Sunrise’ and Wong Kar-wai’s ‘In the Mood for Love.’” – Elvis Mitchell 
  6. “My first place in Nashville was like ‘Animal House.’ The whole band lived under one roof, and most nights the jam sessions ended close to sunrise.” – Charlie Worsham 

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My sunshine quotes to keep

  1. “I have grown up on a diet of sunrise picnics, learning the names of butterflies, planting trees.” – Dia Mirza 
  2. “I had been an abject fan of Robert Stone since the early eighties, when I borrowed a copy of ‘A Flag for Sunrise’ to read on a plane to Rome. I was twenty-something, with a first novel under my belt.” – Madison Smartt Bell 
  3. “Stonehenge is famously aligned with midsummer sunrise, and possibly also intentionally with midwinter sunset.” – Alice Roberts 
  4. “If I can see the sunrise – and I usually don’t – I like to. I’m a big fan of the sun.” –  Ezra Furman 
  5. “I get up at sunrise. I’m a Buddhist, so I chant in the morning. My wife and I sit and have coffee together, but then it’s list-making time. I have carpentry projects. We have roads we keep in repair. It’s not back-breaking, but it’s certainly aerobic and mildly strenuous.” – Patrick Duffy 
  6. “The people that I grew up with had no problem with my faith. They did, however, seem very concerned that I would starve to death during Ramadan. I would explain to them that I have enough fat to live off of for three whole months, so fasting from sunrise to sunset is a piece of cake.” – Maysoon Zayid 
  7. “I tend to go to bed really early on New Year’s Eve. Then I wake up early, drive up while it’s still dark, and hike out somewhere beautiful to watch the sunrise. I just take a couple hours and have a post-mortem of the year.” Charlie Hunnam 
  8. “My name means ‘sunrise of life.’” – Yalitza Aparicio 
  9. “The world is an increasingly dangerous, troubled place. There are nations that seem to be ungovernable. Nations where violence and religious combat are as common as the sunrise.” – Mike Barnicle 

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Happy sunshine quotes to be grateful for everyday

  1. “One of the things I associate with God is a sunrise. How many sunrises have you missed over the years, and God created that?” – Donald Miller 
  2. “I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow was the Final Dawn, the last sunrise before the Earth and Sun are reshaped into computing elements.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky 
  3. “I’m most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page… sunrise over the desert and masses of… a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.” – Anthony Hopkins 
  4. “A ‘Magik’ session is a journey through different stages of emotions and the ‘Search for Sunrise’ is more chilling music for when you come home after a party or when you are just about to go to one.” Tiesto 
  5. “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” – Ansel Adams 
  6. “I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.” – Conrad Hall 
  7. “I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.” – Catherine Opie 
  8. “Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low-down blues.” – Muddy Waters 
  9. “My favorite place to go is Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. If you see it at sunrise and sunset, it’s like you’re on Mars.” – Petra Collins

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Ray of sunshine quotes to brighten your day

  1. “For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise – whatever appeals to you.” Krzysztof Kieslowski 
  2. “There are thousands of ragas, and they are all connected with different times of the day, like sunrise or night or sunset. It is all based on 72 of what we call ‘mela’ or scales. And we have principally nine moods, ranging from peacefulness to praying, or the feeling of emptiness you get by sitting by the ocean.” – Ravi Shankar 
  3. “There is a force of exultation, a celebration of luck, when a writer finds himself a witness to the early morning of a culture that is defining itself, branch by branch, leaf by leaf, in that self-defining dawn, which is why, especially at the edge of the sea, it is good to make a ritual of the sunrise.” – Derek Walcott 
  4. “I love the sunrise, as I am definitely a morning person! It’s a great time to get up and have a coffee in the garden by myself before everybody wakes up.” –  Bianca Balti 
  5. “Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once.” – Marilyn vos Savant 
  6. “Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” – Vladimir Nabokov 
  7. “Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” Walt Whitman 
  8. “Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” –  George Washington Carver 
  9. “Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.” – Joe Adcock 

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Cute sunshine quotes about the beauty of sunrise

  1. “For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.” – Richard Baker 
  2. “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 
  3. “Lost – yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.” – Horace Mann 
  4. “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 
  5. “At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.” – Norman Maclean 
  6. “The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.” Catherine Opie 
  7. “What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?” E. M. Forster 
  8. “I love watching the sunrise and sunset and the sky, the birds.” Manisha Koirala 
  9. “There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.” – Carlos Santana 

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Eternal sunshine quotes about sunrise and beautiful places

  1. “If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord.” – Nathan Phillips 
  2. “The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.” – Ram Charan 
  3. “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” –  Bernard Williams 
  4. “Starting the Day— Another chance to be new again. How many of us still wish for that? To be your own sunrise. To awaken like a prayer -both solemn and joyful at still being alive.” – Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift 
  5. “Sunrise gave birth to our love.” – Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann 
  6. Fifteen feet away, the wide River Thames rolled past, dark and deep and mysterious is the sullen-not-quite sunrise.”- Amy Butler Greenfield, Chantress Alchemy 
  7. “The sun will rise whether you like it or not, whether you oppose it or not, whether you care about it or not! Some things will happen whatever you think and whatever you feel about them!” – Mehmet Murat ildan 
  8. “The air is still and freezing cold. The sky is a perfect, pale blue. The sun has just risen, weak and watery-looking, like it has just spilled itself over the horizon and it’s too lazy to clean itself up.” – Lauren Oliver 
  9. “Endure the pain in the sunrise, so when it’s sunset, there’s lot of profit to be gained.” – Seyi Ayoola 

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Best sunshine quotes about missing someone

  1. “Sunrise is the time to feel that you will be able to find out how to help somebody close to you who you think needs help even if he doesn’t think so. At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear” – Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through it and Other Stories 
  2. “Read a nice poem or watch the sunrise, both are the same thing!” – Mehmet Murat ildan 
  3. “Nocturnal with a love for night, I’d stay up to see sunlight…” – Donna Lynn Hope 
  4. “Each sunrise brings a new day with new hopes for a new beginning.” –  Debasish Mridha 
  5. “Dawn and its excesses always reminded me of heaven, a place where I have always known I would not be comfortable.” – Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping 
  6. “Sunrise over the mountain-forest was gorgeous – Aurora brushing out her golden tresses with a comb of dark-needled pine and bare-limbed oak.” – J. Aleksandr Wootton, The Eighth Square 
  7. “Nature unfolds her treasure at the first ray of sunrise.” –  Kishore Bansal 
  8. “I love sunrises. They always signify something new and something beautiful. The darkness fading away.” – Michelle N. Onuorah, Jane 
  9. “The sun, rising and setting in splendid colors, never grows tired of its admirers―much like a lady, aglow with grace, never grows tired of chivalrous acts or pretty flowers.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year 

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Sunshine quotes about the sea, sunrise and being with someone you love

  1. “True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise.” – Shannon L. Alder 
  2. “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, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year 
  3. “I love that this morning’s sunrise does not define itself by last night’s sunset.” – Steve Maraboli 
  4. “Watching them was like watching the sunset and the sunrise, equally beautiful in different ways.” – Shannon A. Thompson, Death Before Daylight 
  5. “You bend the laws of the universe when you fly,” I say. “It’s impressive. Defying gravity? Watching sunrises and sunsets from places Mother Nature didn’t intend for you to watch them from? You really are superheroes, if you think about it.” – Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love 
  6. “When you shoot on location, you need the sunrise natural light, so you need to be up and ready. I never get used to waking up so early! I love sleep too much.” –  Bianca Balti 
  7. “The night came stealing my heart away, a million sparkling diamonds and the call of the coyote. Lost in an endless eternity of questions, only darkened clouds for paths. The edge breaks a golden seal, a blazing sun announcing a new day’s miracle. Ann DeMarle” – Kim Weiss 
  8. “The eastern savanna shifted from charcoal to deep purple; to the west a feverish orange moon sank into the Kiambu Hills.” Mike Bond, The Last Savanna 
  9. “This morning a splendid dawn passed over our house on its way to Kansas. This morning Kansas rolled out of its sleep into a sunlight grandly announced, proclaimed throughout heaven—one more of the very finite number of days that this old prairie has been called Kansas, or Iowa. But it has all been one day, that first day. Light is constant, we just turn over in it. So every day is in fact the selfsame evening and morning.” – Marilynne Robinson 
  10. “Write before the sun comes up.” A.D. Posey 
  11. “For a cheerful mind, sun never sets; for a cheerless mind, sun never rises!”  Mehmet Murat ildan 
  12. “Dance when the sun comes up.” – A.D. Posey 
  13. “If you are different and alone it doesn’t mean you won’t see a moonlight; there is a sunrise for everyone and everyday.” Sampada Mohite 
  14. “Let the sunrise of every morning bring you the light of love and joy.” –  Debasish Mridha 
  15. “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 
  16. “Not for everyone a darkest night is bid farewell by a bright sunrise.” – Saud khan 
  17.  “Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow…”Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  18. “Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.” Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Which of these sunshine quotes resonates with you the most?

Having read the quotes above, we bet you feel so pumped up to conquer the world. We have no idea what you might be going through at this point in your life, but one thing is certain – you will get through it. Sometimes, in our dark moments, a simple positive sentence like the quotes we have above is all you need. Remember that words are the written expression of our mind. 

So, yeah, it doesn’t matter if you feel like the universe is going against you. Pause, take a deep breath, read these quotes over and over again, and tell yourself that “This phase shall pass and the sun will show up eventually”.  

Go ahead and scribble these sunshine quotes in your journal. You should also share them with your friends and family whether online or offline. These quotes may just help to brighten their day or light up their life.