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Sunflowers are unique and special flowers and here we have gathered a bunch of beautiful sunflower quotes that express exactly that.

The sunflower head is not one flower, but up to thousands of tiny ones, and one head can produce 1000-2000 seeds. Sunflowers are food plants for many species - and were used to make bread by many Native Americans. Sunflower oil is a great source of iron, calcium, and vitamins A and D.

Sunflower heads actually contain motor cells that let them move to track the sun. What an amazing flower! So much to love about these beauties! No wonder they have caught the eye of so many artists, including greats like Picasso and van Gogh.

Sunflowers are most commonly cited to be associated with the following: happiness, optimism, honesty, longevity, peace, admiration and devotion.

There are 70 species (Genus = Helianthus) of sunflowers and they all originated in the Americas... and we present to you 70+ quotes about sunflowers - enjoy!

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quote by Post Malone: I think your love would be too much
Or you'll be left in the dust
Unless I stuck by ya
You're the sunflower
You're the sunflower with background image:

I think your love would be too much
Or you'll be left in the dust
Unless I stuck by ya
You're the sunflower
You're the sunflower

--Post Malone

Longer Version:

I know you're scared of the unknown ('known)
You don't wanna be alone (alone)
I know I always come and go (and go)
But it's out of my control
And you'll be left in the dust
Unless I stuck by ya
You're the sunflower
I think your love would be too much
Or you'll be left in the dust
Unless I stuck by ya
You're the sunflower
You're the sunflower (yeah)


quote by Unknown Author: I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight. with background image:

I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.

--Unknown Author

quote by Richelle E. Goodrich: 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. with background image:

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
quote by Londrelle: Wherever the sun goes
The sunflower will follow
Through all of the pain
And all of the sorrow. with background image:

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

--Londrelle
quote 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 journey is do… with background image:

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
quote by Allen Ginsberg: We're all golden sunflowers inside. with background image:

We're all golden sunflowers inside.

--Allen Ginsberg
quote by William Cullen Bryant: And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood. with background image:

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

--William Cullen Bryant
quote by Helen Keller: Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. with background image:

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.

--Helen Keller

Longer Version:

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



quote by Rupi Kaur: Despite knowing they won't be here for long, they still choose to live their brightest lives -- sunflowers. with background image:

Despite knowing they won't be here for long, they still choose to live their brightest lives -- sunflowers.

--Rupi Kaur
quote by Maori Proverb: Turn your face to the sun, and shadows follow behind you. with background image:

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

--Maori Proverb
quote by Avijeet Das: You look beautiful as a sunflower 
and charming as a rose. with background image:

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

--Avijeet Das
quote by Adriani Putri: Do you know where the sunflowers' lights go when they die? with background image:

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

--Adriani Putri
quote by Curtis Tyrone Jones: The head of all flower heads is one flower; the sunflower in the sky, that gives the others vivid color stemming from the inside. with background image:

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
quote by Marty Rubin: What god does a sunflower believe in? That's the god I believe in. with background image:

What god does a sunflower believe in? That's the god I believe in.

--Marty Rubin

quote by Jandy Nelson: Mom has a massive sunflower for a soul so big there's hardly any room in her for organs. with background image:

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

--Jandy Nelson

Longer Version:

Mom has a massive sunflower for a soul so big there's hardly any room in her for organs. Jude and me have one soul between us that we have to share: a tree with its leaves on fire. And Dad has a plate of maggots for his.


quote by Avijeet Das: She is a sunflower! She brings hope to people. with background image:

She is a sunflower! She brings hope to people.

--Avijeet Das
quote by Miranda Kerr: 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. with background image:

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

quote by Matshona Dhliwayo: If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength. with background image:

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
quote by J. R. Rim: Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there. with background image:

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

--J.R. Rim
quote by Corina Abdulahm-Negura: A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns. with background image:

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

--Corina Abdulahm-Negura
quote by Unknown Author: But one, the lofty follower of the Sun, Sad when he sets, shuts up her yellow leaves. Drooping all night; and, when the warm returns, Point… with background image:

But one, the lofty follower of the Sun, Sad when he sets, shuts up her yellow leaves. Drooping all night; and, when the warm returns, Points her enamoured bosom to his ray.

--Unknown Author
quote by Unknown Author: Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, and life itself exhaling that central breath! Bri… with background image:

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.

--Unknown Author
quote by Jerry Spinelli: 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.' … with background image:

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
quote by Abraham Cowley: 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 sa… with background image:

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
quote by Chuck Jones: 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… with background image: photo of author Chuck Jones with quote: The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of fl...

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
quote by Loren Eiseley: Man would not be man if his dreams did not exceed his grasp... 
If I remember the sunflower forest it is because from its hidden reaches ma… with background image:

Man would not be man if his dreams did not exceed his grasp...
If I remember the sunflower forest it is because from its hidden reaches man arose. The green world is his sacred center. In moments of sanity he must still seek refuge there.

--Loren Eiseley

quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. : There is no friend like the old friend, who has shared our morning days, 
No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise: 
Fame is… with background image: photo of author Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  with quote: There is no friend like the old friend, who has shared our morning days, 
No greeting like his welco...

There is no friend like the old friend, who has shared our morning days,
No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise:
Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
quote by Allen Ginsberg: Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower
O my soul, I loved you then! with background image:

Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower
O my soul, I loved you then!

--Allen Ginsberg
quote by Henry Ward Beecher: As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for… with background image:

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
quote by Mary Oliver: My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird -- equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue p… with background image:

My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird -- equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.

--Mary Oliver
quote by Vincent van Gogh: 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… with background image:

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
quote by Patricia Briggs: 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. with background image:

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

quote by Henry Ward Beecher: Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and d… with background image:

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others are plain, honest and upright, like the broad faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

--Henry Ward Beecher




quote by Joan Mitchell: Sunflowers are like people to me. with background image:

Sunflowers are like people to me.

--Joan Mitchell

quote by Halle Berry: I chose a sunflower because when darkness descends they close up to regenerate. But I really wish I'd never had the tattoo in the first pla… with background image:

I chose a sunflower because when darkness descends they close up to regenerate. But I really wish I'd never had the tattoo in the first place. Clean, clear skin is always better.

--Halle Berry
quote by Rabindranath Tagore: 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 a… with background image:

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
quote by Unknown Author: Space for the sunflower, bright with yellow glow, To court the sky. with background image:

Space for the sunflower, bright with yellow glow, To court the sky.

--Unknown Author
quote by Khaled Hosseini: Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun. with background image:

Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.

--Khaled Hosseini
quote by Allen Ginsberg: We're all beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we're all blessed by our own seed and golden hairy naked accomplishment (Sunflower Sutra). with background image:

We're all beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we're all blessed by our own seed and golden hairy naked accomplishment (Sunflower Sutra).

--Allen Ginsberg

quote by Allen Ginsberg: Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns? with background image:

Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?

--Allen Ginsberg
quote by Marie Williams Johnstone: True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time. with background image:

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

--Marie Williams Johnstone

quote by Pedro Calderon de la Barca: Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
 Who gazest ever true and tender
 On the sun's revolving splendour. with background image:

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

--Pedro Calderon de la Barca
quote by Richard Rohr: The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems. with background image:

The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.

--Richard Rohr
quote by Joe Hill: 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. with background image:

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
quote by Thomas Bulfinch: The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy. with background image:

The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.

--Thomas Bulfinch
quote by Steve Jobs: Make it like a sunflower. with background image:

Make it like a sunflower.

--Steve Jobs
quote by Vincent van Gogh: The sunflower is mine, in a way. with background image:

The sunflower is mine, in a way.

--Vincent van Gogh
quote by Jerry Spinelli: Her smile put the sunflower to shame. with background image:

Her smile put the sunflower to shame.

--Jerry Spinelli
quote by Miranda Kerr: Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. with background image:

Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.

--Miranda Kerr

Longer Version:

Because 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.


quote by Sheila Carey: 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 … with background image:

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
quote by Martin Firrell: The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers. with background image:

The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.

--Martin Firrell
quote by Unknown Author: 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 m… with background image:

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.

--Unknown Author
quote by Vera Nazarian: Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower. with background image:

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

--Vera Nazarian
quote by Simone Elkeles: Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her? with background image:

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

--Simone Elkeles

quote by Oksana Masters: I don't know why, but I love sunflowers, and I just have this vivid memory of being in a field of sunflowers and how they felt like trees. … with background image:

I don't know why, but I love sunflowers, and I just have this vivid memory of being in a field of sunflowers and how they felt like trees. They felt so tall.

--Oksana Masters
quote by Joe Lycett: 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 k… with background image:

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
quote by Bria Vinaite: Yellow is my favorite summer color -- it makes me feel like a sunflower. with background image:

Yellow is my favorite summer color -- it makes me feel like a sunflower.

--Bria Vinaite

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