65 Best Sunflower Quotes On Success In Life

These sunflower quotes will inspire you. Sunflowers are native primarily to North and South America, and some species are cultivated as ornamentals for their spectacular size and flower heads and for their edible seeds.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging sunflower quotes, sunflower sayings, and sunflower proverbs.

Famous Sunflower Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Helen Mirren
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  3. “Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her?” ~ Simone Elkeles
  4. “Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” ~ Vera Nazarian
  5. “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

  6. “The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.” ~ Martin Firrell
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  8. “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
  9. “All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” ~ Miranda Kerr
  10. “Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.” ~ Miranda Kerr

  11. “Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” ~ Lorde
  12. “The sunflower is mine, in a way.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
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  14. “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.
    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 , Sunflower quotes about life
  15. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” ~ Helen Keller

  16. “Make it like a sunflower.” ~ Steve Jobs
  17. “The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.” ~ Thomas Bulfinch
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  19. “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
  20. “The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.” ~ Richard Rohr

  21. “Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
    Who gazest ever true and tender
    On the sun’s revolving splendour.” ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  22. “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. Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.” ~ Miranda Kerr
  23. “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
  24. “Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?” ~ Allen Ginsberg

  25. “I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” ~ Miranda Kerr
  26. “…we’re all beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we’re all blessed by our own seed & golden hairy naked accomplishment (Sunflower Sutra)” ~ Allen Ginsberg
  27. “Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.” ~ Jean Paul
  28. “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; 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.” ~ William Blake
  29. “Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.” ~ Khaled Hosseini

  30. “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 Ildan
  31. “Restless sunflower; cease to move.” ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  32. “Space for the sunflower, bright with yellow glow, To court the sky.” ~ Unknown
  33. “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
  34. “I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse … I am painting big sunflowers.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

  35. “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
  36. “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
  37. “The heart that has truly loved never forgets.” ~ Thomas More , Sunflower quotes about love
  38. “Sunflowers are like people to me.” ~ Joan Mitchell

  39. “We are so impressed by scientific clank that we feel we ought not to say that the sunflower turns because it knows where the sun is. It is almost second nature to us to prefer explanations . . . with a large vocabulary. We are much more comfortable when we are assured that the sunflower turns because it is heliotropic. The trouble with that kind of talk is that it tempts us to think that we know what the sunflower is up to. But we don’t. The sunflower is a mystery, just as every single thing in the universe is.” ~ Robert Farrar Capon
  40. “Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets.” ~ Edna Ferber
  41. “There are not too many fables about man’s misuse of sunflower seeds.” ~ Richard Brautigan
  42. “Waves of hands, hesitations at street corners, someone dropping a cigarette into the gutter-all are stories. But which is the true story? That I do not know. Hence I keep my phrases hung like clothes in a cupboard, waiting for some one to wear them. Thus waiting, thus speculating, making this note and then an· other I do not cling to life. I shall be brushed like a bee from a sunflower. My philosophy, always accumulating, welling up moment by moment, runs like quicksilver a dozen ways at once.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  43. “And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.” ~ Unknown

  44. “I believe there is something of the divine mystery in everything that exists. We can see it sparkle in a sunflower or a poppy. We sense more of the unfathomable mystery in a butterfly that flutters from a twig–or in a goldfish swimming in a bowl. But we are closest to God in our own soul. Only there can we become one with the greatest mystery of life. In truth, at very rare moments we can experience that we ourselves are that divine mystery.” ~ Jostein Gaarder
  45. “The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago,
    And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow;
    But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood,
    And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood,
    Till fell the first from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men,
    And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.” ~ William C. Bryant
  46. “The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.” ~ Thomas Moore
  47. “In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  48. “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

  49. “Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the rose, with sweets in every fold.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  50. “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 woman too.” ~ Unknown
  51. “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
  52. “From the animist point of view, humans belong in a sacred place because they themselves are sacred. Not sacred in a special way, not more sacred than anything else, but merely as sacred as anything else — as sacred as bison or salmon or crows or crickets or bears or sunflowers.” ~ Daniel Quinn
  53. “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

  54. “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
  55. “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
  56. “It is not while beauty And youth are thine own And thy cheeks Unprofaned by a tear That the ferver and faith Of a soul can be known To which time will but Make thee more dear No the heart that has truly loved Never forgets But as truly loves On to the close As the sunflower turns On her god when he sets The same look which She’d turned when he rose.” ~ Thomas Moore
  57. “The splendor of a human heart that trusts it is loved unconditionally gives God more pleasure than Westminster Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel, Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”, Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”, the sight of 10,000 butterflies in flight, or the scent of a million orchids in bloom. Trust is our gift back to God, and he finds it so enchanting that Jesus died for love of it.” ~ Brennan Manning
  58. “Bibliotropic,” Hugh said. “Like sunflowers are heliotropic, they naturally turn towards the sun. We naturally turn towards the bookshop.” ~ Jo Walton

  59. “Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower O my soul, I loved you then!” ~ Allen Ginsberg
  60. “I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour. I want to cross one last finish line as my wife and my ten children applaud, and then I want to lie down in a field of those famous French sunflowers and gracefully expire, the perfect contradiction to my once anticipated poignant early demise.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  61. “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.
  62. “In your hands The dog, the donkey, surely they know They are alive. Who would argue otherwise? But now, after years of consideration, I am getting beyond that. What about the sunflowers? What about The tulips, and the pines? Listen, all you have to do is start and There’ll be no stopping. What about mountains? What about water Slipping over rocks? And speaking of stones, what about The little ones you can Hold in your hands, their heartbeats So secret, so hidden it may take years Before, finally, you hear them?” ~ Mary Oliver
  63. “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

  64. “We’ve left the moment. It’s gone. We’re somewhere else now, and that’s okay. We’ve still got that moment with us somewhere, deep in our memory, seeping into our DNA. And when our cells get scattered , whenever that happens, this moment will still exist in them. Those cells might be the biulding block of something new. A planet or star or a sunflower, a baby. Maybe even a cockroach. Who knows? Whatever it is, it’ll be a part of us, this thing right here and now, and we’ll be a part of it.” ~ Libba Bray
  65. “Ranger picked up and there was a moment of silence as if he was sensing me at the other end, taking my body temperature and heart rate long distance. “Babe,” he finally said. “Do you know the slum apartment building Bobby Sunflower owns on Stark?” “Yes. It’s on the same block as his funeral home.” “That’s the one. I’m going in to look for someone. If you don’t hear from me in a half hour maybe you could send someone to check.” “Is this a smart thing to do?” “Probably not.” “As long as you know,” Ranger said. And he disconnected.” ~ Janet Evanovich

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