Quotes about Sunshine

Welcome to my page of quotations about sunshine and sunshiny weather. Living in Phoenix, I know quite a bit about that. Supposedly it’s sunny 85% of the time, but it sure feels like a heck of a lot more than that. It’s a treat to get clouds and rainy weather around here. —tg

[T]here has been a violent storm and rain…. This morning shone as bright as if it meant to make up for all the dismalness of the past days. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, journal, 1841 October 7th

The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder. ~Margorie Kinnan Rawlings, South Moon Under

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. ~Annie Dillard

There is a beautiful sun,—one of those misty suns that make walking agreeable and sadness less burdensome. ~Octave Mirbeau, The Diary of a Chambermaid, 1900, translated from the French by Benjamin R. Tucker

The luxury of all summer’s sweet sensation is to be found when one lies at length in the warm, fragrant grass, soaked with sunshine… ~Harriet E. Prescott, The Atlantic Monthly, August 1865

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. ~Part of an Irish blessing

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet…
~Part of a nursery rhyme

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” ~Hans Christian Andersen

Where there is sunshine the doctor starves. ~Flemish proverb

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. ~John Denver

I’m not a doctor and I don’t know the technical terminology, but I do know that sunshine activates our happiness glands. ~Terri Guillemets

I’m just a simple guy, I live from day to day. A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away. ~Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), “Out On The Tiles”

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. ~Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib, 1941