70 Rainbow Quotes To Improve Your Mood & Brighten Your Day

A little color to brighten your day!

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A rainbow makes up for the heavy rain and lifts our mood up.

When you're feeling down, rainbow quotes are a good reminder that seeing those beautiful colors in a rainbow after a rainy day means there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Without a little suffering, we wouldn’t understand the value of the beautiful times we experience. When life gets tough, it’s our job to make it better and create a rainbow


An interesting fact about rainbows is that everyone sees a different rainbow as it isn’t a physical thing.

A rainbow is purely the result of light from the sun and the rain. What we see depends on our individual perception and vision, just how we all have different and individual ways of being happy.

Because of the light and the rain, earth is the only planet in the solar system capable of making a rainbow. Lucky us!

Here are a few Rainbow quotes to brighten your day.

Inspirational Rainbow Quotes

1. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” — Charlie Chaplin

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2. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton

3. “Don’t seek to be happy; let everyone chase after that rainbow. Seek to be kind, and you’ll find the rainbow that follows you.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

4. “Don’t turn around. Don’t look back. Keep moving forward. Keep pushing. The pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, not the beginning.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

5. “Don’t fear the storm, for the rainbow’s never far behind.” — Jamie Worthington

6. “Rainbows are made of small raindrops. Happy lives are made from acts of kindness.” — Amit Ray


7. “If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.” — Warren Wendel Wiersbe

Warren Wendel Wiersbe Rainbow Quote

8. “Rainbows reminds us that even after the darkest clouds and the fiercest winds there is still beauty.” — Katrina Mayer

9. “Hope is a rainbow of thought.” — Harley King

10. “You can be the most beautiful in the world and everyone sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter.” — C. Joywell C.


11. “Still, when it looked like the sun wasn’t going to shine anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds.” — Maya Angelou

12. “It’s when a rainbow smiles that sadness is banished from the land.” — Anthony T. Hincks

13. “Life without dreams is like a rainbow without colours.” — Greyson Chance

14. “Stay positive! Rainbows often appear when you least expect them and need them most.” — Jamie Worthington

15. “There comes a point in your life when you realize your hardest times are your best times, too — you will see the rainbow of your life.” — Roy Bennett

16. “Like the rainbow after the rain, joy will reveal itself after sorrow.” — Rupi Kaur


17. “Today’s teardrops are tomorrow’s rainbows.” — Ricky Nelson

18. “If you only chase the pot of gold, you’ll miss the beauty of the rainbow along the way.” — Jamie Worthington

Jamie Worthington Rainbow Quote

19. “God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope.” — Maya Angelou


20. “Rainbows introduce us to reflections of different beautiful possibilities so we never forget that pain and grief are not the final options in life.” — Aberjhani

21. “Life is colorful; be like a rainbow, use every color! Don’t get stuck in one color, be colorful! Black, red, yellow, green, let all the colors be your colors! Those who have colorful minds will have colorful bodies as well!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

22. “I'm continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature's greatest optical phenomenons. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people's faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain.” — Matthew Williamson

23. “In life, you either choose to sing a rainbow, or you don’t. Keep singing.” — Kathleen Long


24. “To catch the butterflies and the rainbows of your dream, walk alone, keep faith in yourself, focus your energy and start the adventure.” — Amit Ray

25. “With all colors combined, the world shines.” — Arefin Bashar Arif

26. “One can enjoy a rainbow without necessarily forgetting the forces that made it.” — Mark Twain

27. “If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.” — Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Rainbow Quote


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Rainbow Love Quotes

28. “You are the rainbow that adds color to my gray skies.” — Avijeet Das

29. “Look at the rainbow, it is made up of different colors, yet they do not split, because they know how beautiful they are when they stick together.” — Michael Bassey Johnson

30. “In their love, the rainbow curved in delight.” — Jyoti Patel

31. “Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.” — Paulo Coelho

32. “If a rainbow makes a sound, or a flower as it grows, that was the sound of her laughter.” ― William P. Young


33. “When I see a rainbow, I know that someone, somewhere loves me.” — Anthony T. Hincks

Anthony T. Hincks Rainbow Quote

34. “He stared at her the way folks stare at a rainbow, taking in all that unexpected beauty, not wanting to look away in case it might disappear.” ― Shannon Wiersbitzky

35. “To be a rainbow in someone’s cloud is commendable, but I prefer to be the rain because it dampens cheeks and washes away tears.” — Richelle E. Goodrich


36. “Let no one who loves be unhappy… even love unreturned has its rainbow.” — J.M. Barrie

37. “I adore the sky wearing rainbow shawl of love for the birds so that they could fly free in warmth after the storm.” ― Munia Khan

38. “If the rainbow had an eighth color, it would be you.” — Scarlet Lucia Rey

39. “Love from novels isn’t true love: it ends where it should begin. True love, deep love, grows up with time, throughout days of dullness and days of storms. It leaves in one’s heart a rainbow of tenderness and forgiveness which illuminates forever the beloved one.” — Gabrielle DuBois

40. “Your laughter is warm rain, and you are the rainbow.” — Lori Jenessa Nelson


41. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” — Aberjhani

Aberjhani Rainbow Quote

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Rainbow Friendship Quotes

42. “Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow and your friends and family are the gold.” — Steve Maraboli

43. “All the best things in life are free: love, smiles, friends, family, pets & companions, thoughts, sunsets & sunrises and especially rainbows.” — Anthony T. Hincks


44. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Rainbow Quote

45. “When you look at the world, the world isn’t just one palette. It’s a beautiful rainbow, and why not have someone to represent that rainbow.” — Joan Smalls

46. “Wherever you go, so will I, ’cause a double rainbow is hard to find.” — Katy Perry


47. “We are all part of the same rainbow. We are all reflections of each other. As unique and diverse as we are in character and skills, the source of all creation is as multidimensional as we are.” — Suzy Kassem

48. “I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.” — Alexia Fast

49. “When a friend is going through a difficult stormy time in their life, try to be the rainbow that makes them smile.”― R.J. Intindola

50. “What the rainbow has given our people is a thing that connects us.” — Gilbert Baker

Gilbert Baker Rainbow Quote


Rainbow Quotes for Children

51. “Rain, rain, and sun! A rainbow in the sky!” — Lord Alfred Tennyson

52. “When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars.” — Oscar Wilde

53. “If you don’t have a rainbow to give, give a smile. It works just the same” — Anthony T. Hincks


54. “Somewhere over the rainbow, the skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” — E.Y. Harburg

55. “Know that rainbows and butterflies are God’s gift to your joy.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

56. “I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we’re sad, and being yellow when we’re cowards, and when we’re mad, we’re red.” — Dolly Parton

57. “Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through.” — Cinderella

58. “Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.” — Alyssa Knight


59. “Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow you must come out and walk many steps on your own.” — Amit Ray

60. “There’s always been a rainbow hanging over your head.” — Kacey Musgraves

61. “Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream.” — Stephanie Laurens

62. “Sunset is still my favourite color, and rainbow is second.” — Mattie Stepanek

Mattie Stepanek Rainbow Quote


63. “Teach them that rainbows appear after a storm to remind them that light begins and ends with all colors.” — Frederic M. Perrin

64. “It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.” ― Roy T. Bennett 

Funny Rainbow Quotes

65. “Somewhere, over the rainbow, Way up tall, There’s a land where they’ve never heard of cholesterol.” — Allan Sherman

66. “Rainbows would never spring from a crock full of credit cards or computer printouts.” — Carrie Ann Noble

67. “It’s a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn’t consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.” — Sam Levenson


68. “Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” — John Shirley

69. “Rainbows apologize for angry skies.” — Sylvia A. Voirol

70. “Wasn’t that just how life usually felt—a confusing swirl of ugly and rainbow?” — Laura Anderson Kurk

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Sanika Nalgirkar, M.F.A. is a writer and an Editorial Intern at YourTango who writes on entertainment & news, lifestyle, and pop culture topics.