Sunflower Sayings and Quotes

Roses get all the glory, but sunflowers provide all the cheer. Whether encountering them growing wild in a field, or for sale at a local shop, sunflowers just exude happiness. Add some sunshine to your life with the collection of wise and insightful sunflower quotes below.


The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.     

Martin Firrell

Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.     

Vera Nazarian

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.     

Helen Keller

We're all golden sunflowers inside.     

Allen Ginsberg

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

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.     

William Cullen Bryant

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

The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy     

Thomas Bulfinch

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

Wherever the sun goes / The sunflower will follow / Through all of the pain / And all of the sorrow     

Londrelle

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

Sunflower on the shoreline / Shining brightly underneath the moonlight / Caught me by surprise     

Audio Medic

Sunflowers growing / Through a crack in the sidewalk / Have what it takes to survive / Tough times pass / The things people do / Just to stay alive     

Bob Crewe

Sunflowers in the tall grass, / We were born to thrive but not born to last, and / I've been sleeping the rainy months away.     

Andrew Capra

The sunflowers / They lined her way that day / And smiled at the sky / As the birds flew on their way     

Jetty Rae LLC

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

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

When van Gogh paints sunflowers, he reveals, or achieves, the vivid relation between himself, as man, and the sunflower, as sunflower, at that quick moment of time. His painting does not represent the sunflower itself. We shall never know what the sunflower itself is. And the camera will visualize the sunflower far more perfectly than van Gogh can.     

D. H. Lawrence