Inspiring Sunflower Quotes For Living Tall And Bright

Sunflower Quotes

Sunflowers are often associated with positivity, adoration, loyalty, and longevity. They’re known for their vibrant yellow color and their tendency to turn their faces towards the sun, symbolizing warmth, happiness, and a strong connection to sunlight or positive energy. In various cultures, sunflowers can represent different things, such as good luck, nourishment, and even spiritual significance in some cases. They’re commonly used as a symbol of hope, positivity, and strength.

Sunflower Quotes

1. “Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.”
— J.R. Rim

2. “Turn your face to the sun, and shadows follow behind you.”
— Maori Proverb

3. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.”
— Helen Keller

4. “We’re all golden sunflowers inside.”
— Allen Ginsberg

5. “Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.”
— Old French Proverb

6. “True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.”
— Marie Williams Johnstone

7. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
— Robert Louis Stevensen

8. “Sunflowers are like people to me.”
— Joan Mitchell

9. “The sunflower is mine, in a way.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

10. “Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.”
— Jean-Paul

11. “Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.”
— Kahlil Gibran

12. “The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.”
— Thomas Bulfinch

13. “Mom has a massive sunflower for a soul so big there’s hardly any room in her for organs.”
― Jandy Nelson

14. “Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?”
— Allen Ginsberg

15. “Make it like a sunflower.”
— Steve Jobs

16. “Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets.”
— Edna Ferber

17. “Never look directly at the sun, instead look at the sunflower.”
— Vera Nazarian

18. “And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.”
— William Cullen Bryant

19. “The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.”
— Martin Firrell

20. “All flowers are beautiful in their way, and that’s like women too.”
— Miranda Kerr

21. “Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.”
— Khaled Hosseini

22. “Yellow is my favorite summer color – it makes me feel like a sunflower.”
— Bria Vinaite

23. “A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.”
— Corina Abdulahm-Negura

24. “The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.”
— Robert Leighton

25. “Let a hundred flowers bloom.”
— Mao Zedong

26. “Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.”
— Bryant McGill

27. “Every flower blooms at a different pace.”
— Suzy Kassem

28. “A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.”
— Matshona Dhliwayo

29. “If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.”
— Matshona Dhliwayo

30. “Her smile put the sunflower to shame.”
— Jerry Spinelli

31. “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

32. “Space for the sunflower, bright with a yellow glow, To court the sky.”
— Unknown

33. “Despite knowing they won’t be here for long, they still choose to live their brightest lives — sunflowers.”
— Rupi Kaur

34. “I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”
— Unknown

35. “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

36. “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 women too.”
— Unknown

37. “Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower.”
— Unknown

38. “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

39. “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

40. “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 enamored bosom to his ray.”
— James Thomson

41. “Which makes it ironic my favorite flower isn’t even indigenous to the British Isles, let alone Yorkshire. I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower.”
— Tim Firth

42. “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

43. “we’re all beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we’re all blessed by our own seed & golden hairy naked accomplishment.”
— Allen Ginsberg

44. “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.”
— William Blake

45. “Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her?”
— Simone Elkeles

46. “Light-enchanted sunflower, thou Who gazest ever true and tender On the sun’s revolving splendour.”
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

47. “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

48. “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

49. “A long time ago in a kingdom by the sea there lived a princess as tall and bright as a sunflower.”
— Jeanne Desy

50. “I chose a sunflower because when darkness descends they close up to regenerate. But I really wish I’d never had the tattoo in the first place. Clean, clear skin is always better.”
— Halle Berry

51. “The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.”
— Richard Rohr

52. “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

53. “I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, and so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.”
— Miranda Kerr

54. “Wherever the sun goes / The sunflower will follow / Through all of the pain / And all of the sorrow.”
— Londrelle

55. “Restless sunflower; cease to move.”
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

56. “Smile to the world and smile to the people you love, as a sunflower smiles at the sun.”
— Remez Sasson

57. “I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse … I am painting big sunflowers.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

58. “Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
— James Matthew Barrie

59. “There are not too many fables about man’s misuse of sunflower seeds.”
— Richard Brautigan

60. “Look at the sunny side of everything.”
— Christian D. Larsen

61. “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

62. “Always look at the brighter side of life, just like the sunflower, which looks upon the sun, not the dark clouds.”
— Unknown

63. “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

64. “Stand tall and face the sun.”
— Unknown

65. “Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.”
— Luther Burbank

66. “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

67. “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

68. “I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

69. “Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

70. “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

71. “They blossomed, they did not talk about blossoming.”
— Dejan Stojanovic

72. “Every flower must grow through dirt.”
— Laurie Jean Sennott

73. “What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower.”
— Roland R. Kemler

74. “Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.”
— E.V.

75. “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair.”
— Susan Polis Schutz

76. “Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.”
— Steve Maraboli

77. “You look beautiful as a sunflower and charming as a rose.”
— Avijeet Das

78. “A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.”
— Matshona Dhliwayo

79. “Tomorrow it may rain, so I’ll follow the sun.”
— The Beatles

80. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
— Frances Hodgson Burnett

81. “She is a sunflower! She brings hope to people.”
— Avijeet Das

82. “A sunflower teaches us so much about love.”
— Samrah Ahmad

83. “Then one by one they raised their faces to the sky. ‘Like a field of sunflowers.”
— Fiona Valpy

84. “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

85. “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

86. “I remember my first role as a sunflower at nine.”
— Kay Kay Menon

87. “Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its center, 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 Jenck

88. “Be a Sunflower in a field of roses.”
— T.F. Fox

89. “Sunflowers show us the beauty of staying connected with all that nourishes and sustains us.”
— Unknown

90. “A flower and a snake can be poisonous!”
— Raigon Stanley

91. “I love you more than all the bees in a Sunflower field.”
— H.C.

92. “She may be a rose dipped in gold, be he prefers Sunflowers.”
— Katrina Nutter

93. “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

94. “Every flower blooms in its own time.”
— Ken Petti

95. “He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.”
— Samuel Johnson

96. “Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.”
— Shannon Mullen

97. “Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

98. “Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.”
— Unknown

99. “Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed.”
— Aaron Neville

100. “I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom.”
— D. Antoinette Foy

101. “Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”
— John Harrigan

102. “I always like to have flowers on the table. I think they make it look special.”
— Ina Garten

103. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
— Henri Matisse

104. “I will admit you are the finest if not the loveliest rose in the garden. But you see, my dear, I was looking for a sunflower.”
— Richelle E. Goodrich

105. “And to this day I love endless landscapes, big horizons, sunflowers, and narcissi.”
— Gisela Hausmann

106. “Sunflowers know the secret of life is to follow the sun.”
— Clifford Thurlow

107. “If all your dreams have broken and gone, if you feel isolated in your own private world, go out this minute and buy a sunflower.”
— Clifford Thurlow

108. “…so far, the sunflowers blended into one another, creating a solid carpet of golden yellow. Somewhere out there was my future.”
— Tanya Guerrero

109. “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.”
— Bodhi Smith

110. “You are touching so many people’s lives. You are a Sunflower.”
— Avijeet Das

111. “Some of us believe that when it is dark and the Sun is hiding, the sunflowers turn to each other, and energize and strengthen each other. This faith is beautiful.”
— Neena Verma

112. “Many flowers open to the sun, but only one follows him constantly. Heart, be thou the sunflower, not only open to receive God’s blessing but constant in looking to Him.”
— Jean-Paul

113. “Let the sunflowers of thy soul bloom in the sunshine.”
— Lailah Gifty Akita

114. “For lunch, it’s usually a salad with sunflower seeds, cucumbers, celery, and a lot of vegetables.”
— JaVale McGee

115. “Growing up in Texas, I am a sunflower seed and Dr. Pepper guy. If I have that, I’m pretty much good to go on any road trip, anywhere.”
— Chris Harrison

116. “I kick off my metabolism with a glass of O.J. and a pretty big smoothie. I put in chia seeds, flax seeds, raw organic honey, fresh spinach, hemp seeds, avocado, matcha, spirulina, raw almond butter, almond milk, berries, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.”
— Andreja Pejic

117. “Jesus was not this wimpy little guy who walked around munching sunflower seeds and saying nice things to people. The real Jesus of the Bible said, ‘Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.’ That is: Obey the government.”
— Robert Jeffress