I truly believe that sunflowers bring joy. We have scoured the internet to gather a list of the best sunflower quotes. It includes short sunflower quotes for Instagram, sunflower sayings, sunflower phrases, sunflower love quotes, sunflower quotes for her, sunflower inspirational quotes, happy sunflower quotes, hippie sunflower quotes, be like a sunflower quotes, sunflower field quotes, funny sunflower quotes, quotes about sunflowers and friends, quotes for sunflowers and nature, sunflower poems, sunflower poetry and sunflower captions.
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A few of our favourite sunflower quotes.
“And here the sunflower of the spring burns bright in the morning’s beam.” – Ebenezer Elliott
“Despite knowing they won’t be here for long, they still choose to live their brightest lives — sunflowers.” – Rupi Kaur
“Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?” – Allen Ginsberg
“Make it like a sunflower.” – Steve Jobs
“A long time ago in a kingdom by the sea there lived a princess as tall and bright as a sunflower.”–Jeanne Desy
“Yellow is my favorite summer color – it makes me feel like a sunflower.”–Bria Vinaite
“Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.”– Bryant McGill
“What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower.” – Roland R. Kemler
“The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.” – Richard Rohr
“Wherever the sun goes / The sunflower will follow / Through all of the pain / And all of the sorrow.” – Londrelle
“Every flower blooms at a different pace.” – Suzy Kassem
Short Sunflower Quotes for Instagram
When it comes to Instagram sunflower quotes, short is the way to go. Find your favourite short sunflower quotes for Instagram in this list.
“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” – Allen Ginsberg
“The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.” – Thomas Bulfinch
“Never look directly at the sun, instead look at the sunflower.” – Vera Nazarian
“The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.” – Martin Firrell
“Sunflowers are like people to me.” – Joan Mitchell
“The sunflower is mine, in a way.” – Vincent Van Gogh
“Let a hundred flowers bloom.” – Mao Zedong
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair.” – Susan Polis Schutz
“Tomorrow it may rain, so I’ll follow the sun.” – The Beatles
Sunflower Sayings and Sunflower Phrases
Here are some famous sunflower sayings and sunflower phrases that are catchy, even if no one knows for sure who said them first.
“I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”
“Space for the sunflower, bright with yellow glow, To court the sky.”
“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like woman too.”
“A sunflower is always sun-kissed.”
“Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower.”
“Stand tall and face the sun.”
“Advice from a sunflower. Be bright sunny and positive. Know your roots. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, shine and hold your head up high. Keep on growing. Even on the darkest days, stand tall and find the sunlight.”
“To just have one sunflower would make me happy.”
Sunflower Love Quotes
If you are looking for quotes about sunflowers and love or about how you love sunflower quotes this section is for you. Check out these sunflower quotes about love for any occasion. You might also like our list of Short Love Quotes.
“Smile to the world and smile to the people you love, as a sunflower smiles at the sun.”– Remez Sasson
“A sunflower teaches us so much about love.” – Samrah Ahmad
“In the morning the sunflower blossoms due to the sun’s rays. This morning I just wanted to remind you that my heart blossoms with love for you every day I wake up and it is going to do that forever.” – Sheila Carey
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“As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, and life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light.” – Eugenio Montale
“I twist like a flower at the sound of your voice” – Kait Rokowski
“Because somehow, the sun rises each day. Emerging from the horizon, brighter and more beautiful than the previous day. You’ll rise from the horizon too, learning to trust again. Learning to love again. Learning to heal. You’ll emerge so bright that the haters will be blinded. And darling, you’ll be the sun then, bright and beautiful, but they won’t be your sunflowers.” ― Minahil
“His eyes were the colour of gold, of sunflowers and butterscotch and lemons hanging heavy on their boughs.” – Jest Marissa Meyer
“I love a sunflower / and I believe in / love power.” – Tears for Fears
“My will broke at the sound of his voice, and my head turned with as much inevitability as a sunflower turning its face to the sun.” – Patricia Briggs
“To be nothing. Of all the ways the sunflower has of loving light, regret is the most beautiful shadow on the sun dial.” – Andre Breton & Paul Eluard
Sunflower Quotes for Her
A few of the best sunflower quotes for her.
“You look beautiful as a sunflower and charming as a rose.” – Avijeet Das
“Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her?” – Simone Elkeles
“Her smile put the sunflower to shame.” – Jerry Spinelli
“She is a sunflower! She brings hope to people.” – Avijeet Das
“I can’t feel bad about being who I am, just like the girl next to me can’t feel bad about being who she is. “Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.” – Miranda Kerr
“She stood out like a sunflower in a field of wheat.” – Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Then one by one they raised their faces to the sky. Like a field of sunflowers.” – Fiona Valpy
“She is a sunflower – strong and bold, and true to herself.”
Sunflower Inspirational Quotes
We gathered the best motivational sunflower quotes, short and long, as well as some uplifting sunflower quotes for when you need that extra little lift. Check out this list of inspirational sunflower quotes. You might also like our list of Short Inspirational Quotes.
“Turn your face to the sun, and shadows follow behind you.” – Maori Proverb
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller
“If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevensen
“Mom has a massive sunflower for a soul so big there’s hardly any room in her for organs.” ―Jandy Nelson
“I chose a sunflower because when darkness descends they close up to regenerate.” – Halle Berry
“Restless sunflower; cease to move.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – James Matthew Barrie
“Look at the sunny side of everything.”– Christian D. Larsen
“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.”– Robert Leighton
“Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.”– Steve Maraboli
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Happy Sunflower Quotes
Seeing a sunflower always makes me smile. If you are the same, you will like these happy sunflower quotes. You might also like our list of Short Happy Quotes.
“A sunflower for my sunflower. To brighten the dark October days you hate so much. Plant some more, and be safe in the knowledge a warm and bright summer awaits.” – Cecelia Ahern
“Light-enchanted sunflower, thou Who gazest ever true and tender On the sun’s revolving splendour.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca
“Sunflowers in spring, they’re just like you / Sunflower wipe away your tears / All your doubts and fears / You were born to fly, so high.”–Alice Peacock
“I plant sunflowers and get back daily joy.” – Nadine Locke
“I faced the gaudy sunflower on her canvas bag — it looked hand-painted, and at last, my eyes fell into hers. I said, ”Thanks for the card.” Her smile put the sunflower to shame. She walked off.” – Jerry Spinelli
“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it justs blooms.”– Matshona Dhliwayo
“Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.”– E.V.
Hippie Sunflower Quotes
“Someone was sitting in front of a sunflower, watching the sunflower, a cup of sun, and so I tried it too. It was wonderful; I felt the whole universe in the sunflower. That was my experience. Sunflower meditation. A wonderful confidence appeared. You can see the whole universe in a flower. “ – Shunryu Suzuki
“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.” ― Henry Ward Beecher
“All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” – Miranda Kerr
“…we’re all beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we’re all blessed by our own seed & golden hairy naked accomplishment.” – Allen Ginsberg
“Every flower must grow through dirt.”– Laurie Jean Sennott
“The earth paints a portrait of the sun at dawn with sunflowers in bloom. Unhappy with the portrait, she erases it and paints it again and again.” – Rabindranath Tagore
“My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.” – Mary Oliver
“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.”– Luther Burbank
“A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.”– Matshona Dhliwayo
“I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” – Miranda Kerr
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”– Frances Hodgson Burnett
Be Like a Sunflower Quotes
A few be like a sunflower quotes to inspire you to be positive and bright.
“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.” – Kahlil Gibran
“If I were a flower… I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.” – Pam Stewart
“look at its shape, with vibrant yellows and oranges, a sunflower can brighten your day…it’s as if it is smiling like a happy face painted on the sun…so if you do only one thing all day, let it be to smile, so you can brighten the day of others around you, just like the sunflower” ― Bodhi Smith
“You are touching so many people’s lives. You are a Sunflower.” ― Avijeet Das
“In a crowd of roses, choose to be a sunflower. Thornless. Unwithering. Abundant in seeds.” – JaTawny M. Chatmon
Sunflower Field Quotes
Is there anything better than a field of sunflowers? I think that if one is good then more is better. I also love these sunflower field quotes.
“A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.” – Corina Abdulahm-Negura
“Then one by one they raised their faces to the sky. ‘Like a field of sunflowers.” – Fiona Valpy
“Advice from a sunflower: Be outstanding in your field.”
“Who knows what may lie around the next corner? There may be a window somewhere ahead. It may look out on a field of sunflowers.” – Joe Hill
“Come with me into the field of sunflowers is a better line than anything you will find here, and the sunflowers themselves far more wonderful than any words about them.” – Mary Oliver
“Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.” – Khaled Hosseini
Puns and Funny Sunflower Quotes and Sayings
If you are looking for funny sunflower quotes and sayings then this section is for you.
“When I went out to work today and looked a tall sunflower in the face, it smiled at me with all of its seeds.” – Vladimir Nabokov
“What god does a sunflower believe in? That’s the god I believe in.” ― Marty Rubin
“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.” ― J.R. Rim
“Perfecting my garden sunflower flower beds through a process of trowel and error.”
“I was going to organize all my dried sunflowers; then I realized I had more pressing problems to deal with.”
“I remember my first role as a sunflower at nine.” – Kay Kay Menon
“The sunflower was feeling lonely. He said he just wanted to get some-bud-y to love.”
“I like to go with the sun-flow-er.”
“I took a photo of my sunflower, now it can photosynthesize.”
“Sometimes I drop sunflower seeds in my neighbour’s garden; it sows cheeky of me.”
Sunflower Quotes About Life
These are my favourite quotes about sunflowers and life.
“Do you know where the sunflowers’ lights go when they die?” ― Adriani Putri
“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” – Old French Proverb
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“Always look at the brighter side of life, just like the sunflower, which looks upon the sun, not the dark clouds.”
“Despite knowing they won’t be here for long, they still choose to live their brightest lives — sunflowers.” – Rupi Kaur
“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me, that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” – Tim Firth
“Like sunflowers, galaxies, and fingerprints, your life is an intricately designed spiral.” – Kristen Lee
“During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” – Calendar Girls movie
“Van Gogh’s sunflowers, it seems, are wilting, just like their real-life counterparts did.” – Kassia St. Clair
Sunflowers and Friends Quotes
“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” – Marie Williams Johnstone
“Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.” – Jean Paul
“Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Sunflowers are my friends.” – Laynni Locke
Nature and Sunflowers Quotes
Sunflowers are a shining example of what nature can do. You should also check out our list of the Best Nature Quotes.
“The head of all flower heads is one flower; the sunflower in the sky, that gives the others vivid color stemming from the inside.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones
“And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.” – William Cullen Bryant
“The sunflower is the most joyous of all of nature’s flowers.” – Laynni Locke
“Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions.” – Charles Jencks
“A perfect beauty of a sunflower! A perfect excellent lovely sunflower existence! A sweet natural eye to the new hip moon, woke up alive and excited grasping in the sunset shadow sunrise golden monthly breeze!” – Allen Ginsberg
Last Quotes About Sunflowers
Rounding up a final batch of quotes about sunflowers with a few that don’t easily fit a category.
“A sunflower poem: The lofty follower of the sun, Sad when he sets, shuts up her yellow leaves, Drooping all night; and when he warm returns. Points her enamor’d bosom to his ray.” – James Thomson
“Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets.” – Edna Ferber
“Ah Sunflower, weary of time / Who countest the steps of the sun; / Seeking after that sweet golden clime / Where the traveller’s journey is done.” – William Blake
“I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse … I am painting big sunflowers.” – Vincent Van Gogh
“There are not too many fables about man’s misuse of sunflower seeds.” – Richard Brautigan
“So, I’m off to the market to buy a few sunflowers to place in a vase on my kitchen table. Have a beautiful day!”— Olivia Dunn
“I think it’s something to do with the nurturing side of the psyche; tying up a sunflower or whatever and helping it grow, it is just some kind of core human experience.” – Joe Lycett
“‘Bibliotropic,’ Hugh said. ‘Like sunflowers are heliotropic, they naturally turn towards the sun. We naturally turn towards the bookshop.’” – Jo Walton
Here are a few of our favorite sunflowers poems. Find a sunflower poem that speaks to you.
Up from the wayside damp and cold
Cut of the early Kansas mold
Blossomed the sunflowers, green and gold,
– Lottie Brown Allen, Sunflowers
Oh sunflower! The queen of all flowers,
No other with you can compare,
The roadside and fields are made golden
Because of your bright presence there.
Above all the weeds that surround you
You raise to the sun your bright head,
Embroidering beautiful landscapes
Your absence would leave brown and dead.
– Ed Blair, An Ode to the Kansas Sunflower
Miles and miles of golden green
Where the sunflowers blow
In a solid glow.
– Robert Browning
Ah! Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveler’s journey is done;
Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my sunflower wishes to go!
– William Blake, Ah! Sunflower!
Unloved the sunflower, shining fair,
Ray round with flowers her disk of seed.
Short Flower Quotes
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” –Henri Matisse
“Every flower blooms in its own time.” –Ken Petti
“Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!” – Lady Bird Johnson
“If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.” –Matshona Dhliwayo
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful.” –Luther Burbank
“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” -A.A. Milne
“Earth laughs in flowers.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Flowers don’t tell, they show.” –Stephanie Skeem
“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” –Thomas Tusser
“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom.” –Jim Carrey
“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” –John Harrigan
“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” –Walter Hagen
“Every flower blooms at its own pace.” –Suzy Kassem
“What a lovely thing a rose is!” – Arthur Conan Doyle
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia
“What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!” –Roland R. Kemler
“A weed is but an unloved flower.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” –Zen Shin
These captions are great for when you have a post for Instagram or social media about sunflowers and are not quite sure what to say. These are our favourites from our list of Perfect Sunflower Captions. You might also like our list of Perfect Flower Captions.
Following the sun with the sunflowers
Reveling in sunflowers
Sunflowers radiate happiness
Save space for sunflowers
Spring has sprung and sunflowers have begun
Sunflower faces stretching to the horizon
A sunflower is always sun-kissed
A field of sunflowers glowing in the sun
The splendor of a sunflower field
Be like a sunflower
Big bold sunflowers
A kind word is like a sunflower
April showers are bringing me May sunflowers
The sunflower burns bright in the morning’s beam
Sunflowers are nature’s sun
I’ve got sunflowers on a cloudy day
Fewer Mondays, more sunflowers
The sunflowers have sprung
So that’s our list. We hope you found the quote about sunflowers or poems of sunflowers you were looking for among this extensive list of quotes on sunflowers and sunflower poetry.
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