What is the Meaning of a Sunflower: Symbolism, Spiritual and Myths

Sunflower Sayings, Quotes and Sentiments

I've always loved bright, yellow flowers. Of these, the sunflower is my favorite because it is a wonderfully cheerful and happy flower that I never tire of seeing.

This page features a selection of the sunflower sayings and quotes that I adore on this charming and delightful flower. If you ever need a real dose of cheer to perk up your day and make you feel great about yourself, this is the feeling you should get after reading this brilliantly sunny page.

We all have cloudy days and these sunflower quotations can really work wonders in adding a real ray of sunshine when you need it the most. Be inspired and lifted up with these powerful and radiant messages of friendship, love and hope.



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Sunflower Quotations and Sayings: Cheerful Sunflower Quotes, Sentiments and Sayings to Brighten Your Day

Sunflower Sayings, Quotes and Sentiments

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"And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood." ~ William Cullen Bryant

"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 everyday I wake up and it is going to do that forever." ~ Sheila Carey

"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. 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." ~ Calendar Girls Movie

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I want to be like a sunflower print by PrintableRose on Etsy

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


"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

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

"Light-enchanted sunflower, thou

Who gazest ever true and tender

On the sun's revolving splendour." ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The Sunflower by William Blake

Ah, Sunflower, weary of time,

Who countest the steps of the sun;

Seeking after that sweet golden clime,

Where the traveller's journal done;

Where the youth pined away with desire,

And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,

Arise from their graves, and aspire

Where my Sunflower wishes to go!

The Sunflower by William Blake

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"The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers." ~ Martin Firrell

"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

"The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy." ~ Thomas Bulfinch

"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

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

"Like a single sunbeam on a warm summer day, there is an exuberance and brilliance in a sunflower." ~ Unknown Author

"Son flowers are the joy of my life." ~ Unknown Author

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Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

"It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,

And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,

That the fervor and faith of a soul may be known,

To which time will but make thee more dear!

Oh the heart that has truly loved never forgets,

But as truly loves on to the close,

As the sunflower turns to her god when he sets

The same look which she turned when he rose!" ~ Thomas Moore (full lyrics here)

"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

"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

"Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows." ~ Jean Paul Richter

"With zealous step he climbs the upland lawn,

And bows in homage to the rising dawn;

Imbibes with eagle eye the golden ray,

And watches, as it moves, the orb of day." ~ Erasmus Darwin

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You are My Sunshine Digital Print by AT Art Digital on Etsy

"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

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows follow behind you." ~ Maori Proverb

"Eagle of flowers! I see thee stand,

And on the sun's noon-glory gaze;

With eye 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

"Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her?" ~ Simone Elkeles

Some Sunflower Quotes that are Not So Complimentary

"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

"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 

"The Sunflow'r, thinking 'twas for him foul shame

To nap by daylight, strove t' excuse the blame;

It was not sleep that made him nod, he said,

But too great weight and largeness of his head." ~ Abraham Cowley

"Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets." ~ Edna Ferber

Printable Art So many beautiful reasons to be happy quote floral print inspirational quotation

There are so many Beautiful Reasons to be Happy Digital Print by MiniMoiPrints on Etsy

Sunflowers are the Lasting Flower of Hope, Loyalty and Friendship

These quotations are great to read when you are having an off day, feeling down or need a pick me up and feel good factor. They are also fantastically useful for art and craft projects.

These sentiments can be added to handmade cards, letters, scrapbook pages, notes and home decor in order to spread around some real cheer for yourself and other people. Enjoy these sayings and treasure the heartfelt messages. Summer can exist all year long in your heart if you want it to.

These quotes also make the perfect sentiments that you can share with your friends and family on your favorite social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These words can also be used for your handmade crafts including cards and scrapbooks. Sunflowers make life feel beautiful.

If you love this amazing plant even half as much as I do, you should have wholeheartedly enjoyed the positive and uplifting messages and sentiments that are gathered here together.

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