35 Best and Happiest Sunflower Quotes, Poems, and Sayings

Everyone loves a good sunflower. It is the happiest flower of all because of how it reminds us of the sunshine that is soon to come. These flowers are inspiring in their own way as they can easily brighten up your day in an instant. A simple sunflower can turn any frown upside down.
If you want the best sunflower quotes that can get you smiling in no time, here are the ones you should read and live by:

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

J.R. Rim

We know that sunflowers grow up facing the sun. However, they start their respective lives as seeds that stay in the dirt for a while before they get to see the sun. In our case, before we should expect to see a lot of good in our life, we have to go through troubles and hardships first before we are ready to face the sun head-on.

I want to be a sunflower so even in the darkest days, I can stand tall and find the light.

Sunflowers are particularly known to face the light of the sun all day. That is why they are even called sunflowers. We should all be like that by trying to stand tall on our own feet even when times are dark just so we can face the light and see the good in the bad.

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

William Cullen Bryant

Autumn beauty sunflowers are amazing as they can last during the autumn even though other flowers begin to die off. People should also be just as amazing as such a sunflower by staying beautiful inside and out during hard times.

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

Vera Nazarian

The sun might be beautiful to look at, but it can also hurt you in the long run. Instead, try looking at sunflowers to make yourself feel happy during a bright and sunny day.

A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.

Corina Abdulahm-Negura

The night sky is full of stars that can easily make you feel happy and hopeful. But a sunflower field has the same effect. It is the day’s version of a starry night sky because of how it has many different little suns that can each brighten your day.

Turn your face to the sun, and shadows follow behind you.”

By looking at the sun, you are heading towards the sun while leaving all of the dark shadows behind you. Never turn your back on the sun as you will only see shadows in front of you.

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

Helen Keller

Sunflowers know how to avoid their shadows just by looking at the sun. In the same way, you can also escape the dark and the shadows following you by looking at the good things in your life just as how sunflowers focus more on the sunlight rather than the shadows.

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.

Miranda Kerr

Each and every flower in the world is beautiful for what they are. Women are just like that. Each woman has her own unique kind of beauty that there is no reason for her to try to become a rose if she is already a sunflower in her own right.

If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.”

Again, every flower has its own unique trait and beauty. In a similar way, people are also like that in the sense that we are uniquely beautiful and strong in our own way. We should never try to become something or not, or else we will end up losing the traits that make us who we are.

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

Even sunflowers, no matter how beautiful and resilient they are, fall to the test of time as they end up scattering their dead leaves when death and decay take them.

A long time ago in a kingdom by the sea there lived a princess as tall and bright as a sunflower.

Jeanne Desy

We should all be like sunflowers standing tall and bright no matter who or what we may be and where we come from.

True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.

Marie Williams Johnstone

How rare it is to find a friend who will always be as resilient and as strong as a sunflower regardless of how far apart you may be from one another.

We’re all golden sunflowers inside.

Allen Ginsberg

Deep inside in our hearts of hearts, we all have that bright and happy sunflower just waiting to come out at the right time to face the sun head-on strong and resilient.

Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
Who gazest ever true and tender
On the sun’s revolving splendour.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The light enchants the sunflower so much that it cannot help but stare at the sun with all of its being just as how we should always try to seek the light of the sun in any kind of situation we are in.

The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.

Thomas Bulfinch

The sunflower is every constant and consistent as it never changes its habit and is as resilient as any flower could ever hope for. In our case, we should never be too afraid to try to emulate the sunflower’s constancy by letting good and beauty emanate from us all the time.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevensen

Not all of the seeds you plant grow up to become resilient sunflowers. Nevertheless, the harvest you have should not be the basis of how hard you worked. It is the seeds or the effort you put into your work that really matters at the end of the day.

Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.

We cannot always hope to be where we want to be, as life has its way of putting is where we should be. But, even though we are placed in situations that are less than ideal, we should always try to bloom with grace just as how the sunflower blooms and faces towards the sun no matter where you plant it.

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 trust 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.


No matter how difficult your situation is, there will always be a sunrise; you can look forward to tomorrow. You will also rise together with the sun and become so bright that even those who wished for you to fall down are blinded by your splendor. And those who have watched you grow will be the sunflowers looking at you as happy as they can ever be.

Mom has a massive sunflower for a soul so big there’s hardly any room in her for organs.

Jandy Nelson

Our mothers really are blessings in our lives as they are sunflowers that will always be happy to watch as rising every single day.

Do you know where the sunflowers’ lights go when they die?

Adriani Putri

Death will eventually take the sunflower, but its light tends to stay with us for a very long time, even though we have only seen them once.

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

The sun in the sky is a sunflower itself as it is the flower that brightens up all of the other flowers you see in the world.

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

A garden is never truly complete without sunflowers and other types of flowers, just as how a community is never complete without persons who could brighten up all of the other people around them.

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

Jean Paul

In any kind of friendship, each person is a sun and a sunflower in his or her own right as they attract their friends while also following them at the same time.

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Being famous is like being a sunflower. You are adorned with a crown of gold that is as beautiful as any other though scentless.

You look beautiful as a sunflower and charming as a rose.

Avijeet Das

All flowers have their own unique attractiveness. The sunflower is beautiful, while the rose is charming. But if you are both beautiful and charming, then you must be a special kind of flower.

She is a sunflower! She brings hope to people.

Avijeet Das

The sunflower is a symbol of hope because of how it represents the sun and how resilient it is. We should all be like that by becoming symbols of hope and resiliency for others to follow.

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

Be like a sunflower. Be the reason for the people around you to smile. Brighten up their day so that you can also be just as happy as they are.

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

There is a reason for us to be like sunflowers. They are honest and upright flowers that stand firm while looking at the bright sun.

The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.

Martin Firrell

Freedom and sunflowers may not be related, but what this simply means is that when we seek freedom, the road to it is as bright as the kind of happiness that sunflowers give you when you see them. In that regard, the road to freedom should be a happy and fulfilling one for you.

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

No other plant is as in love with the light as the sunflower. That is what makes it a special flower that we cannot help but adore.

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 that 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

We can all admire how the sunflower looks like or how it functions as a plant. And we can all learn different life lessons from one single sunflower.

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

Simone Elkeles

Being as beautiful as a sunflower does not only mean that you are aesthetically beautiful, but it could also mean being able to brighten up someone’s day in any way you can.

Her smile put the sunflower to shame.

Jerry Spinelli

Ah yes. There is almost nothing in the world that is as bright as the sunflower. But a smile of a woman you adore and admire. That alone can be brighter sunflower known to man.

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

Everyone wants to be a sunflower because of how it always follows the light of the sun while standing tall and proud as a resilient plant that never faces the darkness

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

Your love for someone can be the sun’s rays to the sunflower. Just like how the sunflower blossoms the moment it sees the sun, you can also blossom in your own way the moment you wake up seeing someone you love and care about.


It is undeniable how beautiful and bright sunflowers are. There is no room or no person that a sunflower cannot brighten. And if you are looking for a reason to smile to cheer you up after a tiring day, just look at these sunflower quotes to see how much these flowers mean to a lot of people all over the world.

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