Dandelion is a common small, bright yellow wild flower that has a lot of long, thin petals arranged in a circular pattern around a round center. Dandelion generally symbolizes happiness, joy and youthful thoughts. Profoundly inspirational dandelion quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.
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Meaningful Dandelion Quotes
Dandelions don’t tell no lies. — Mick Jagger
Already the dandelions Are changed into vanishing ghosts. — Celia Thaxter
Most of the dandelions had changed from suns into moons. ― Vladimir Nabokov
Cause-and-effect will not explain even the individuality of a single dandelion. — D.H. Lawrence
I was a dandelion puff…Some saw the beauty in me and stooped quietly to admire my innocence. Others saw the potential of what I could do for them, so they uprooted me, seeking to shape me around their needs. They blew at my head, scattering my hair from the roots, changing me to suit them. Yet still others saw me as something that was unworthy and needed to be erased.
When love, that dandelion fluff, that always comes and goes with the first wind thread, will pass on to your door, then you will know you met me. — Octavian Paler
Last summer, I spent almost an hour blowing dandelions off their stems towards him, so that he had a chance to wish for everything he wanted. — Helen Oyeyemi, ‘Mr. Fox’
Always strive to be like a dandelion. Whenever they fall apart and break down, they rise up much stronger and more hopeful.
I have lost my smile, but don’t worry. The dandelion has it. — Nhat Hanh
Some people need flowers, some people need dandelions. It’s medicine, it’s what you need at that time in your life. — Sandra Cisneros
I am no more lonely than a single mullein or dandelion in a pasture, or a bean leaf, or sorrel, or a horse-fly, or a bumblebee. I am no more lonely than the Mill Brook, or a weathercock, or the north star, or the south wind, or an April shower, or a January thaw, or the first spider in a new house. — Henry David Thoreau
Dandelions, like all things in nature are beautiful when you take the time to pay attention to them. ― June Stoyer
Dandelions are just friendly little weeds who only want to be loved like flowers. ― Heather Babcock
The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me. — James Russell Lowell
Be like a dandelion. Whenever they fall apart, they start again. Have hope.
Who knew hitting my head and passing out would be so much fun? — P. C. Cast
In a world full of roses, stand out like a dandelion in the middle of a green, plush lawn! ― June Stoyer
A man who took great pride in his lawn found himself with a large crop of dandelions. He tried every method he knew to get rid of them. Still they plagued him. Finally he wrote the department of agriculture. He enumerated all the things he had tried and closed his letter with the question: What shall I do now? In due course the reply came: We suggest you learn to love them. — Anthony de Mello
Never overlook wallflower at dance; may be dandelion in grass. — Confucius
The dandelion’s pallid tube Astonishes the grass, And winter instantly becomes An infinite alas. — Emily Dickinson
Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. — Andrew Mason
Beautiful as a dandelion-blossom golden in the green grass, this life can be. — Edna St. Vincent Millay
What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. — Suzanne Collins
You fight dandelions all weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity. — Hal Borland
So much love, too much love, it is our madness, it is rotting us out, exploding us like dandelion polls. — John Updike
Cute Dandelion Quotes
If you find yourself worrying, go outside, take three breaths, address a tree and quietly say, ‘Thank you.’ If you can’t find a tree, a dandelion will do… Nature is magic. — Robert Bateman
Most of the dandelions had changed from suns to moons. — Vladimir Nabokov
No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos. — D. H. Lawrence
Organic as a dandelion seed, [the ship of our imagination] will carry us to worlds of dreams and worlds of facts — Carl Sagan
Beautiful as a dandelion-blossom, golden in the green grass, This life can be. Common as a dandelion-blossom, beautiful in the clean grass, not beautiful Because common, beautiful because beautiful, Noble because common, because free. — Edna St. Vincent Millay
Go for a short walk in a soft rain – lovely – so many wild flowers startling me through the woods and a lawn sprinkled with dandelions, like a night with stars. And through it all the sound of soft rain like the sound of innumerable earthworms stirring in the ground. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world. — Sarah J. Maas
We have to do what we have to do. Miracles happen. The life force of this planet is very strong. Dandelions poke through sidewalks. We don’t know enough to give up. We only know enough to know that we have to try to change the course of human events. — Elizabeth May
As you wish.
Sometimes it seemed to him that his life was delicate as a dandelion. One little puff from any direction, and it was blown to bits. — Katherine Paterson
She wrote, ‘Dandelion, I love you.’ And I thought that was magic. It’s not in you, it’s between you. It’s bigger and stronger than you are. — Melvin Burgess
Make a wish and take a chance.
Behaving as the wind behaves.
We wish upon dandelions, those that are gone with the wind. We wish upon shooting stars, those that burn as they fall. You still don’t get it? Our wishes are just as fleeting. — Landlocked Sailor
The dandelion does not stop growing because it is told it is a weed. The dandelion does not care what others see. It says, “One day, they’ll be making wishes upon me.”
Grabbing the dandelion in my fist, taught me a thing; no longer did they belong to the sky, nor could I call them mine. There is beauty in every let-go.
Easy as a child breathes a wish at a dandelion… is exactly how hard it would be for me to tear your limbs from their sockets. — Adam Levin
When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes.
That the sum of a man’s life was not where he wound up but in the details that brought him there. That we made mistakes. I closed my eyes, sick of the riddles, and to my surprise all I could see were dandelions-as if they had been painted on the fields of my imagination, a hundred thousand suns. And I remembered something else that makes us human: faith, the only weapon in our arsenal to battle doubt. — Jodi Picoult
She spotted a lone dandelion,and it crossed her mind that a younger Luce would have pounced on it and then made a wish and blown. But this Luce’s wishes felt too heavy for something so light. — Lauren Kate
What an indulgence it would be, to just blow off my head, all my mean spirits disappearing with a gun blast, like blowing a seedy dandelion apart. — Gillian Flynn
Short Dandelion Quotes
I float my words like dandelions, parachuting memories of warm summer days. — Manish Mohan
Sometimes in the winds of change…. we find our true direction.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are and do that perfectly. — St. Frances De Sales
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
The way his hair draped in a sideways is flawless and secure. A wish blown off a dry dandelion.
Dandelion wishes blowing through space. Dandelion wishes put a smile on your face.
Dandelion puffs away, make my wish come true some day.
And our dreams they drift away, silent and gracefully with the wind.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.
Every dream fulfilled begins with a simple wish.
Some see weeds, I choose to see wishes.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Dandelion: The flower head or fruiting head of the dandelion plant.
Breathe, smile, and make a wish.
Make a wish and throw your cares to the wind.
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.
Some see a weed, others see a wish.
Happiness blooms from within.
Damndelion, I’m looking fine.
Where life plants you, bloom with grace.
She is like a dandelion; beautiful, fierce, and free.
Live life in full bloom.
I ain’t dandelion.
Here comes the dandelion.
She has a dandelion wishes and lioness dreams.
That floral feeling.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. — Frances Hodgson Burnett
Flowers don’t tell, they show. — Stephanie Skeem
You’ve got to let your dreams blossom.
Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun, surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow. — Pavana
Like flowers, we can also choose to bloom.
Show your true colors.
Inspirational Quotes About Dandelions
To have an inner life, to think, to juggle and leap, to become a tightrope walker in the world of ideas. To attack, to riposte, to refute, what a contest, what acclaim. To understand. The most generous word of all. Memory. To retain, a geyser of felicity. Intelligence. The agonizing poverty of my mind. Words and ideas flitting in and out like butterflies. My brain a dandelion seed blown in the wind. — Violette Leduc
Take your materials from what is around you – if you see a dandelion, write about that; if it’s misty, write about the mist. The materials for poetry are all about you in profusion. — Masaoka Shiki
I leave to children exclusively, but only for the life of their childhood, all and every the dandelions of the fields and the daisies thereof, with the right to play among them freely, according to the custom of children, warning them at the same time against the thistles. And I devise to children the yellow shores of creeks and the golden sands beneath the water thereof, with the dragon flies that skim the surface of said waters, and and the odors of the willows that dip into said waters, and the white clouds that float on high above the giant trees. — Williston Fish
Some ideas, like dandelions in lawns, strike tenaciously: you may pull off the top but the root remains, drives down suckers and may even sprout again. — Elizabeth Bowen
Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered…sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks. — Ray Bradbury
Why doesn’t constant trampling defeat the dandelion? The key to its strength is its long and sturdy root, which extends deep into the earth. The same priciple applies to people. The true victors in life are those who, enduring repeated challenges and setbacks, have sent the roots of their being to such a depth that nothing can shake them. — Daisaku Ikeda
It never occurs to you when you are very young to need something other than what your parents have to offer you. — Heather O’Neill
The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in loving the dandelions. — Liberty Hyde Bailey
Next time you see a yardful of sprouting dandelions, note that they look remarkably like things we call flowers. And later, when the flowers turn into fluff balls, look closely at one of those fluff balls and ask yourself whether it’s really so unattractive. — Robert Wright
By the time we left college, I had become my own image: a dandelion in the flower bed of society. Kinda cute, but still a weed. — Anne Fortier
When some portion of the biosphere is rather unpopular with the human race-a crocodile, a dandelion, a stony valley, a snowstorm, an odd-shaped flint-there are three sorts of human being who are particularly likely still to see point in it and befriend it. They are poets, scientists and children. Inside each of us, I suggest, representatives of all these groups can be found. — Mary Midgley
Once an idea is out and about, it can’t be called back, silenced or erased. You can’t contain it, any more than you could put the head of a dandelion back together after the wind has scattered its seeds. — P.W. Catanese
We like to put sacred texts in flowing waters, so I rolled it up, tied it to a piece of wood, placed a dandelion on top, and floated it in the stream which flows into the Swat River. Surely God would find it there. — Malala Yousafzai
Suddenly I realized that I wanted everything to be as it was when I was younger. When you’re young enough, you don’t know that you live in a cheap lousy apartment. A cracked chair is nothing other than a chair. A dandelion growing out of a crack in the sidewalk outside your front door is a garden. You could believe that a song your parent was singing in the evening was the most tragic opera in the world. It never occurs to you when you are very young to need something other than what your parents have to offer you. — Heather O’Neill
I decapitated dandelions all morning, leaving carnage and death strewn into my path. — Laurie Halse Anderson
I watch the ashes swim around like dandelion puffs, making swirls where bodies and walls once stood. — Lauren DeStefano
What I know about living is the pain is never just ours Every time I hurt I know the wound is an echo So I keep a listening to the moment the grief becomes a window When I can see what I couldn’t see before, through the glass of my most battered dream, I watched a dandelion lose its mind in the wind and when it did, it scattered a thousand seeds. So the next time I tell you how easily I come out of my skin, don’t try to put me back in just say here we are together at the window aching for it to all get better — Andrea Gibson
The practice of kindness is the daily, friendly, homely caring form of love. It is both humble-a schoolboy bringing his teacher a bouquet of dandelions-and exalted-a fireman giving his life to save someone else’s. Kindness is love with hands and hearts and minds. It is both whimsical-causing our faces to crack into a smile-and deeply touching-causing our eyes to shimmer with tears. And its miraculous nature is such that the more acts of kindness we offer, the more of them we have to give, for acts of kindness are always drawn from the endless well of love. — Dawna Markova
Young Dandelion On a hedge-side Said young Dandelion Who’ll be my bride? Said young Dandelion With a sweet air, I have my eye on Miss Daisy fair. — Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
Love won’t be tampered with, love won’t go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other. Throw it in the garbage and it springs up clean. Try to root it out and it only flourishes. Love is a weed, a dandelion that you poison from your heart. The taproots wait. The seeds blow off, ticklish, into a part of the yard you didn’t spray. And one day, though you worked, though you prodded out each spiky leaf, you lift your eyes and dozens of fat golden faces bob in the grass. — Louise Erdrich
As for family values, they are whatever they are – some families are tight, others are blown away like dandelion puffs. A main value in Minnesota is still: don’t waste my time, don’t B.S. me, I wasn’t born yesterday. — Garrison Keillor
It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stoney street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun. — Henry Ward Beecher
I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too – well-tended lawn. — William Henry Hudson
I’m allergic to family occasions. Sometimes I think we’d do better as dandelion seeds-no family, no history, just floating off into the world, each on our own piece of fluff. — Sophie Kinsella
Bearing in his right paw the shovel that digs to the truth beneath appearances, cut the roots of useless attachments, and flings damp sand on the fires of greed and war; His left paw in the Mudra of Comradely Display – indicating that all creatures have the full right to live to their limits and that deer, rabbits, chipmunks, snakes, dandelions, and lizards all grow in the realm of the Dharma. — Gary Snyder
If dandelions were rare and fragile, people would knock themselves out to pay $14.95 a plant, raise them by hand in greenhouses, and form dandelion societies and all that. But, they are everywhere and don’t need us and kind of do what they please. So we call them weeds and murder them at every opportunity — Robert Fulghum
Scandals are like dandelion seeds–they are arrow-headed, and stick where they fall, and bring forth and multiply fourfold. — Ouida