Beautiful Sunflower Quotes and Sayings

Marie Williams Johnstone quote on friends
Sometimes, few inspiring words are enough to uplift your spirits. If you are feeling low and gloomy, and need your daily dose of happiness, then take a look at some quotes on sunflower in this Buzzle article that will brighten up your day.
Did You Know?
According to the Greek Mythology, a water nymph, Cyltia, was so madly in love with the God of Sun, Apollo, that she never stopped staring up at the sun continuously, but he did not return the love. Taking pity on her, other Gods turned her into a sunflower that could always follow the path of the sun. Therefore, the sunflower has been following the sun ever since.
Sunflowers are cheery and happy flowers that make you feel better instantly whenever you look at them. It is one of best flowers that you can give someone who's in need of some instant encouragement. It has fascinated people and their minds all over the world since a long time. There exist many poems, stories, quotes, paintings, etc., that describe the sunflower and its characteristics in many ways.

Each one of us have ups and downs in life, and a ray of hope and few encouraging words is what most of us live by every day, especially on a dark, cloudy day. Words have a great healing power to inspire and uplift anybody's mood instantly. They work well in all kinds of situations.

Below are some quotes on sunflower you can choose from. Take a look!

Best Sunflower Quotes

"Her smile put the sunflower to shame." ― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

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

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

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

"And here the sunflower of the spring
Burns bright in morning's beam." ― Ebenezer Elliott

Sunflower quote Jerry Spinelli

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

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

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

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

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

"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

Sunflower quote Helen Keller

"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

"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

"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 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

"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

"Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
Who gazest ever true and tender
On the sun's revolving splendour." ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

"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

Sunflower quote Ebenezer Elliott

"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

"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

"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 enamor'd bosom to his ray." ― James Thomson

"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

"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

"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!" ― William Blake

"Which makes it ironic my favourite 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." ― Calendar Girls, 2003 Movie

These were some amazing quotes on sunflower. Hope these few words must have helped you feel better. Send them across written in a card or a text message to someone who you know is feeling blue and dull. It will surely brighten up their day and bring a smile to their faces.
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