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Sunflower Quotes, Sayings, Phrases

Sunflower quotes can quickly help you formulate a picture in your mind of these magnificent plants.

If you are a fan and love sunflowers as much as Vincent Van Gogh did, you may find this collection of quotes profoundly uplifting and positive. Every person is in need of a ray of sunshine (particularly on a cloudy and sorrowful day). Inspirational words can do a lot to lift your spirits.

These well-chosen words can also make beautiful sentiments to share online. Use them as captions for your social media posts. Read through these charming and heartfelt words and dismiss the winter blues forever.

Cute Sunflower Quotes

1.) 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

2.) The gaudy leonine sunflower hangs black and barren on its stalk and down the windy garden walk the dead leaves scatter – hour by hour.
Oscar Wilde

3.) When a flower and a child come together, it makes two flowers or two children because every child is a flower, and every flower is a child.
Mehmet Murat ildan

4.) The head of all flower heads is one flower, the sunflower in the sky, that gives the other vivid color stemming from the inside.
Curtis Tyrone Jones

5.) 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

6.) The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds – the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
Chuck Jones

Simple Sunflower Quotes

7.) Hidden inside every flower are seeds of imagination, destiny, and future dreams.
Sondra Faye

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

9.) Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.
Helen Keller

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Inspirational Sunflower Quotes

10.) Always look at the brighter side of life, just like the sunflower, which looks upon the sun, not the dark clouds.

11.) Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

12.) 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

13.) Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile. Some have a sad expression; (and) some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest, and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and hollyhock.
William Cullen Bryant

14.) Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

15.) Light-enchanted sunflower, thou;
Who gazest ever true and tender;
On the sun’s revolving splendor.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

16.) 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

17.) Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.
Kahlil Gibran

18.) Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.
Old French Proverb

19.) 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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Best Sunflower Sayings

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

21.) Tomorrow it may rain, so I’ll follow the sun.
The Beatles

22.) Every flower blooms at a different pace.
Suzy Kassem

23.) I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days, I will stand tall and find the sunlight.

Short Sunflower Quotes

24.) The sunflower is mine, in a way.
Vincent Van Gogh

25.) Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.
John Harrigan

26.) The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.
Martin Firrell

27.) Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.
Vera Nazarian

28.) Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.

29.) Her smile put the sunflower to shame.
Jerry Spinelli

30.) All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.
Miranda Kerr

31.) You look beautiful as a sunflower and charming as a rose.
Avijeet Das

Beautiful Sunflower Quotes

32.) Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower.

33.) Let a hundred flowers bloom.
Mao Zedong

34.) We’re all golden sunflowers inside.
Allen Ginsberg

35.) A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.
Corina Abdulahm-Negura

36.) And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
William Cullen Bryant

37.) Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair.
Susan Polis Schutz

38.) Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets.
Edna Ferber

39.) Stand tall and face the sun.

40.) What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower.
Roland R. Kemler

41.) And here the sunflower of the spring burns bright in the morning’s beam.
Ebenezer Elliott

42.) The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.
Thomas Bulfinch

43.) True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.
Marie Williams Johnstone

Sunflower Sayings

44.) 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

45.) 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

46.) 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

47.) 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

48.) This 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 has more trumpets life than 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.

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

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Positive Sunflower Phrases

50.) Be bright, sunny, and positive.

51.) Spread seeds of happiness.

52.) Rise, shine, and hold your head high.

53.) Follow His light.

54.) I want to be like a sunflower so even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the light.

55.) Choose to bloom and grow where you are.

56.) Stay on the sunny side of life.

57.) To just have one sunflower would make me happy.

58.) Light and bright.

59.) Be outstanding in your field.

60.) Choose to shine!

How To Use These Sunflower Quotes

There are endless ways to use these beautiful, motivational, inspirational, and cute sunflower quotes full of love. Consider adding your favorite quotes to the picture that you post on your social media pages by using these as captions. Simply reading through the collection can lift your spirits and make you think of sunnier days.

You can use these to show your admiration to someone you love. These can help you laugh during the sad times of your life and can replenish your hope at times when you feel helpless or down in the dumps. Who can really closely examine a sunflower in all its glory and feel sad?

What Do Sunflowers Symbolize?

For many sunflowers symbolize happiness. The flowers are bright, cheery, and welcoming. Because sunflowers follow the sun, they also symbolize loyalty and adoration.

In Chinese culture, sunflowers symbolize long life, vitality, and good fortune. To Native American tribes, sunflowers can represent harvest and provision as sunflowers are used as a food source, pigment, and for oil. The Incas believed that sunflowers represented their Sun god.

Because of sunflowers resemble the sun, the plant is also associated with spiritual qualities.

Sunflower Facts

A.) Sunflowers can grow as tall as 30 feet high. To grow to their full height, all varieties need lots of sunshine. Preferably, at least 6 hours a day.

B.) The sunflower has been to space. Astronaut Don Petti brought sunflower seeds with him to the International Space Station in 2012. He planted the seeds and shared photos of his “high-altitude gardening.”

C.) Hey, if reusability is your thing, the flower heads of sunflowers can be used as disposable scrubbing pads once you’ve removed the seeds. Right on trend!

D.) Sunflowers come in other colors beyond yellow. There are red and purple varieties.

E.) Beyond its beauty, sunflowers all offer sunflower oil which many believe to have anti-inflammatory properties. And, oh yeah, you can eat those seeds.

F.) Sunflowers are native to America.

G.) North Dakota is the state that leads all others in sunflower production. You betcha!

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!

By Olivia Dunn

Olivia is a writer who resides in London.


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