Daffodil Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old daffodil quotes, daffodil sayings, and daffodil proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


One daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few.     

William Wordsworth

Daffodils are yellow trumpets of spring.     

Richard L. Ratliff

She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor. Winter is dead.     

A.A. Milne

A house with daffodils in it is a house lit up, whether or no the sun be shining outside. Daffodils in a green bowl and let it snow if it will.     

A.A. Milne

She did not look at the daffodils. They didn't mean anything. She looked at the daffodils. She said, Thank you for the daffodils.     

Angela K. Smith

I wonder what spendthrift chose to spill such a bright gold under my window sill! Is it fairy gold? Does it glitter still? Bless me! It is but a daffodil!     

Celia Thaxter

I never saw daffodils so beautiful. They grew among the mossy stones about and above them, some rested their heads upon these stones, as on a pillow, for weariness.     

Dorothy Wordsworth

O fateful flower beside the rill. The Daffodil, the daffodil!     

Jean Ingelow

Young playmates of the rose and daffodil. Be careful ere ye enter in, to fill your baskets high with fennel green, and balm, and golden pines. Savory latter mint and columbines.     

John Keats

I have seen the Lady April bringing the daffodils, bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain.     

John Masefield

To this day I cannot see a bright daffodil, a proud gladiola or a smooth eggplant without thinking of Papa. Like his plants and trees, I grew up as a part of his garden.     

Leo Buscaglia

I could hear you, talking to the daffodils and tulips, whispering to the fairies that lived inside their petals. Each separate flower had a different family inside it.     

Lucy Christopher

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful, they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.     

Luther Burbank

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.     

Lydia M. Child

A daffodil pushing up through the dark earth to the spring, knowing somehow deep in its roots that spring and light and sunshine will come, has more courage and more knowledge of the value of life than any human being I've met.     

Madeleine L'Engle

Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils.     

Michaela DePrince

There is a tiny yellow daffodil, the butterfly can see it from a far. Although one summer evening's dew could fill Its little cup twice over, ere the star had called the lazy shepherd to his fold.     

Oscar Wilde

Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.     

Philip Larkin

What daffodils were to Wordsworth, depression is tome.     

Philip Larkin

When I bought my farm, I did not know what a bargain I had in the bluebirds, daffodils and thrushes; as little did I know what sublime mornings and sunsets I was buying.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

She had a beautiful laugh which was like rain water pouring over daffodils made from silver.     

Richard Brautigan

Fair daffodils, we weep to see you haste away so soon. As yet the early rising sun has not attained his noon.     

Robert Herrick

It isn't rain to me, It's raining daffodils. In every dimpled drop I see Wildflowers on distant hills.     

Robert Loveman

You have to do something. If you do something, you become somebody. Even a daffodil does something, has a profession. It gives off scent, professionally.     

Stella Adler

Like daffodils in the early days of spring, my neurons were resprouting receptors as the winter of the illness ebbed.     

Susannah Cahalan

I myself have noticed my growing resemblance to a daffodil.     

Tamora Pierce

Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.     

William Shakespeare

Then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.     

William Wordsworth

Beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.     

William Wordsworth

Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their heads in sprightly dance.     

William Wordsworth