Sunflower quotes remind us that these plain, honest, and upright flowers are like satellite dishes for sunshine. Whether growing in the field or arranged in a vase, sunflowers brighten up their surroundings in a graceful, carefree way. These inspirational sunflower quotes teach us lessons in life like the benefits of seeking positivity and light while avoiding shadows and darkness. Be like the sunflower; wake up and keep looking sunward!

Do you need more inspiration like these sunflower sayings in your life? Try these inspirational quotes from Skip to My Lou for your daily dose of Vitamin I (inspiration.) Self-care is so important and taking time for mindful reflection each day allows you to check-in with yourself. Thank you for stopping by today; it is my hope you will be blessed by these reflections.

Sunflower Quotes

  1. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Kellersunflower quote Helen Keller
  2. “And here the sunflower of the spring burns bright in the morning’s beam.” – Ebenezer Elliottsunflower quote Ebenezer Elliott
  3. “The sunflower is mine, in a way.” – Vincent Van Goghsunflower quote Vincent Van Gogh
  4. “And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.” – William Cullen Bryantsunflower quote William Cullen Bryant
  5. “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 Montalesunflower quote Eugenio Montale
  6. “The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.” Richard Rhorsunflower quote Richard Rhot
  7. “True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.” – Marie Williams JohnstoneTrue friends are like bright sunflowers quote Marie Williams Johnstone
  8. “Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.” -J.R. Rim sunflowers end up facing the sun sunflower quote J R Rim
  9. “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 Jonesthe head of all flower heads is one flower sunflower quote Curtis Tyrone Jones
  10. “Then one by one they raised their faces to the sky. Like a field of sunflowers.” – Fiona Valpythen one by one they raised their faces sunflower quote Fiona Valpy
  11. “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 smile, so you can brighten the day of others around you, just like the sunflower.” – Bodhi Smith look at its shape sunflower quote Bodhi Smith
  12. “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 Stewartif I were a flower sunflower quote Pam Stewart
  13. “If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.”- Matshona Dhliwayoif roses tried to be sunflower quote Matshona Dhliwayo
  14. “We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” Allen Ginsbergwere all golden sunflower quote Allen Ginsberg
  15. “Her smile put the sunflower to shame.” – Jerry Spinelliher smile but the sunflower quote Jerry Spinilli
  16. Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” – Vera Nazarioannever look at the sun sunflower quote by Nazarioan
  17. “A sunflower field is lake a sky with a thousand suns.” – Corina Abdulahm-Neguraa sunflower field sunflower quote Corina Abulahm Nequra
  18. “She is a sunflower! She brings hope to people.” – Avijeet Dasshe is a sunflower quote Avijeet Das
  19. Sunflowers are like people to me.” – Joan Mitchellsunflowers are like people sunflower quote Joni Mitchell
  20. “Light-enchanted sunflower, thou Who gazest ever true and tender On the sun’s revolving splendour.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barcalight enchanted sunflower quote Pedro Calderon De La Barca
  21. “The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.” – Robert Leightonthe flower that follows the sunflower quotes Robert Leighton
  22. ” The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.” – Martin Firrelthe road to freedom sunflower quote Martin Firrel
  23. “I plant sunflowers and get back daily joy.” – Nadine LockeI plant sunflower quote Nadine Locke
  24. “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 Hillwho knows what may lie around the next corner sunflower quote Joe Hill
  25. “Make it like a sunflower.” Steve Jobsmake it like a sunflower quote Steve Jobs
  26. “Her heart bloomed sunflowers so she would always face the light.” – Gemma Troyher heart bloomed sunflower quote Gemma Troy
  27. “Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold: But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.” – Oliver Wendell Holmesfame is the scentless sunflower quote Oliver Wendell Holmes
  28. “Turn your face to the sun, and shadows follow behind you.” – Maori Proverbturn your face to the sun sunflower quote Maori Proverb
  29. “The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.” – Thomas BulfinchThe sunflower quote Thomas Bulfinger
  30. “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 I am working with the enthusiasm of a man sunflower quote Vincent Van Gogh

My dear friend enjoys growing sunflowers in her garden each year. Like happy people, her flowers find the sun. In the morning, the sunflower blossoms face the East. The sunlight, no matter how weak, the flower blossoms gracefully follow all growing seasons. She harvests a bounty of seeds from each flower; some will feed the birds and others will be returned to the earth next season. Vincent Van Gogh’s fascination with sunflowers helped the world appreciate the beauty and vitality of this golden yellow beauty. I’ve never grown sunflowers, but have enjoyed learning to paint them.

Do you garden or paint sunflowers? Have you enjoyed these sunflower quotes, short but profound? Whether you are a hipster or a hippie, sunflower quotes like these will brighten your day! Let me know what other topics you would like to read about!

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