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130 Sunflower Quotes That Will Lead You to Brighter Days

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

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

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

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

5. “We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” – Allen Ginsberg

6. “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

7. “I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest days, I will stand tall and find the sunlight.” – Anonymous

8. “Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” – Old French Proverb

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

10. “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.” –

11. “The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.” – Thomas Bulfinch

12. “The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.” – Martin Firrell

13. “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

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

15. “The sunflower is mine, in a way.” – Vincent van Gogh

16. “I chose a sunflower because when darkness descends they close up to regenerate.” – Halle Berry

17. “I want to women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony.” – Miranda Kerr

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

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

20. “Look at the sunny side of everything.”– Christian D. Larsen

21. “I find comfort in Contemplating the sunflowers.” – Vincent van Gogh

22. “Every flower blooms at a different pace.” – Suzy Kassem

23. “A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it justs blooms.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

24. “Every flower must grow through dirt.” – Laurie Jean Sennott

25. “Sunflowers never lie.” – Emily Byrnes

26. “And here, the sunflower of the spring burns bright in the morning’s beam.” – Ebenezer Elliott

27. “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

28. “Space for the sunflower, bright with yellow glow, to court the sky.” – Anonymous

29. “A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.” – Miranda Kerr

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

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

32. “So, I’m off to the market to buy a few sunflowers to place in a vase on my table. Have a beautiful day!” – Olivia Dunn

33. “I remember my first role as a sunflower at nine.” – Kay Kay Menon

34. “What god does a sunflower believe in? That’s the god I believe in.” – Marty Rubin

35. “Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” – Vera Nazarian

36. “Her smile put the sunflower to shame.” – Jerry Spinelli

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

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

39. “Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.” – Khaled Hosseini

40. “A long time ago, in a kingdom , there lived a princess as tall and bright as a sunflower.” – Jeanne Desy

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

42. “I faced the gaudy sunflower on her canvas bag—it looked hand-painted, and at last, my eyes fell into hers.” – Jerry Spinelli

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

44. “Stand tall and face the sun.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

50. “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

51. “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

52. “Sunflowers in spring, they’re just like you. Sunflowers wipe away your tears, all your doubts and fears. You were born to fly, so high.” – Alice Peacock

53. “My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.” –

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

55. “You look beautiful as a sunflower and charming as a rose.” – Avijeet Das

56. “Yes, I need you, my fairytale. Because you are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought, and about how, 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

57. “Birds, , and rustling trees create a summer tune. Flanked by fields of sunflowers, hand in hand we walk. As the gentle surrounds us while we talk.” – Steve Cleverley

58. “I love a sunflower, and I believe in love’s power.” – Tears for Fears

59. “Happy, he was my image of it, bright sunflowers in a field of green.” – Dawn Lanuza

60. “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

61. “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

62. “Sunflowers are like people to me.” – Joan Mitchell

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

64. “Ah sunflower, weary of time who counted the steps of the sun; seeking after that sweet golden clime where the traveller’s journey is done.” –

65. “The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally , but we have to be taught, it seems.” – Richard Rohr

66. “Wherever the sun goes, the sunflower will follow—through all of the pain and all of the sorrow.” – Londrelle

67. “Restless sunflower; cease to move.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

69. “Let a hundred flowers bloom.” – Mao Zedong

70. “And sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.” – William Cullen Bryant

71. “I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that trumpets life more 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.” – Tim Firth

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

73. “Light-enchanted sunflower, thou who gazes ever true and tender on the sun’s revolving splendour.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

74. “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

75. “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

76. “Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower.” – Anonymous

77. “We’re all beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we’re all blessed by our own seed and golden hairy naked accomplishment.” – Allen Ginsberg

78. “Make it like a sunflower.” – Steve Jobs

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

80. “Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” – E.V.

81. “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

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

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

84. “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

85. “One of the remarkable characteristics of young wild sunflowers, in addition to growing in soil that is not hospitable, is how the young flower bud follows the sun across the sky. In doing so, it receives life-sustaining energy before bursting forth in its glorious yellow color.” – Quentin L. Cook

86. “A wise quote can only change a wise man! Therefore, wise sayings are for the wise men, not for the fools! The sunflowers turn their face toward the sun, the fools, toward the darkness!” – Mehmet Murat İldan.

87. “A flower needs sunlight to grow and develop. Learning is like sunshine to us, helping us grow and develop.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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

89. “Let the sunflowers of thy soul bloom in the sunshine.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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

91. “She is a sunflower! She brings hope to people.” – Avijeet Das

92. “A sunflower teaches us so much about love.” – Samrah Ahmad

93. “Like the young sunflower, when we follow the Savior of the world, the Son of God, we flourish and become glorious despite the many terrible circumstances that surround us. He truly is our light and life.” – Quentin L. Cook

94. “I began becoming that girl again, the girl who had wildflowers in hair, and madness in her soul, the girl who danced, trembling with emotions. I began becoming that girl again, the girl who sang her soul, longing to drink the wine of life again.” – Jayita Bhattacharjee

95. “Do you know where the sunflowers’ lights go when they die?” – Adriani Putri

96. “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.

97. “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” –

98. “Like sunflowers, galaxies, and fingerprints, your life is an intricately designed spiral.” – Kristen Lee

99. “Standing among the sunflowers, I craved divinity.” – Michael Paterniti

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

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

102. “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.” – Miranda Kerr

103. “Then one by one they raised their faces to the sky—like a field of sunflowers.” – Fiona Valpy

104. “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 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

105. “Eagle of flowers! I see thee stand, and on the sun’s noon-glory gaze; with eyes like his, thy lids expand, and fringe their disk with golden rays. Though fix’d on earth, in darkness rooted there, light is thy element, thy dwelling air, thy prospect heaven.” – James Montgomery

106. “The sun always shines above the clouds.” – Paul F. Davis

107. “Always hold your head high like a sunflower that stretches toward the light.” – Malene Rossau

108. “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

109. “Sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom.” – Willa Cather

110. “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

111. “You are touching so many people’s lives. You are a sunflower.” – Avijeet Das

112. “Her heart bloomed with sunflowers so she would always face the light.” – Gemma Troy.

113. “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

114. “Coming with me into the field of sunflowers is a better line than anything you will find here, and the sunflowers themselves are far more wonderful than any words about them.” – Mary Oliver

115. “Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan

116. “Top-heavy sunflowers droop, their leaves baked golden by the August sun.” – Barbara Stuber

117. “They’re in bloom because they’ve found where they belong.” – Mark Sippings

118. “She stood out like a sunflower in a field of wheat.” – Jennifer L. Armentrout

119. “In a crowd of roses, choose to be a sunflower. Thornless. Unwithering. Abundant in seeds.” – JaTawny M. Chatmon

120. “Unholy, battered, old thing you were, my sunflower. O my soul, I loved you then!” – Allen Ginsberg

121. “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

122. “All they were—all they had ever been—was a pair of sunflowers who each believed the other was the sun.” – Micah Nemerever

123. “Everything inside me blooms for you. Like a sunflower coming to life. You’ve turned me into a sunflower.” – Lauren Blakely

124. “Sunflowers waiting for the sunshine. Violets just waiting for dew. Bees just waiting for honey.” And honey, I’m just waiting for you!” – Mitch Albom

125. “His eyes were the colour of gold—of sunflowers, and butterscotch, and lemons hanging heavy on their boughs.” – Jest Marissa Meyer

126. “To be nothing. Of all the ways the sunflower has of loving light, regret is the most beautiful shadow on the sundial.” – André Breton & Paul Éluard

127. “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

128. “Van Gogh’s sunflowers, it seems, are wilting, just like their real-life counterparts did.” – Kassia St. Clair

129. “A perfect beauty of a sunflower! A perfect excellent lovely sunflower existence! a sweet natural eye to the new hip , woke up alive and excited grasping in the sunset shadow sunrise golden monthly breeze!” – Allen Ginsberg

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