79 Daisy Quotes About the Joyful Little Flowers

These daisy quotes remind us about the beauty of this little adorable flower.

They radiate joy and innocence with their delicate white petals and yellow center.

Just what are daisies, though—weed, wildflower, or garden flower?

Well, the answer is it really is up to how you classify them!

Technically, they are flowering weeds (especially when they are unwanted and grow in people’s yards).

However, when they bloom out in meadows, prairies, and valleys, they are common wildflowers.

Plant them in a pot or garden, and suddenly they are garden flowers!

Daisies and Instagram

These daisy quotes make perfect captions for Instagram.

Especially if you are feeling joyful and want to share pictures of these cute little flowers.

Sometimes people incorporate daisies into pictures of their newborns or snap a quick shot of a little bundle of daisies in a jar on their kitchen table.

These daisy quotes will help you find the right words to caption your photos regardless of the type of photo.

These little beacons of happiness are perfect for many occasions!

Keep reading to learn more about daisies.

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Daisy quotes for Instagram

1. “I got daisies in green pastures.” — Ira Gershwin

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2. “Daisies are like sunshine to the ground.” — Drew Barrymore

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3. “If I had my life to live over, I’d pick more daisies.” — Don Herold

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4. “In a world full of daisies dare to be a rose.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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5. “It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy!” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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6. “The brief silence that follows is as tender as a rainstorm of daisies.” ― Mathias Malzieu

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7. “There’s no dew left on the daisies and clover; there’s no rain left in heaven.” — Jean Ingelow

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8. “Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it’s just a daisy in a jelly glass.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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9. “The daisy, by the shadow that it casts, Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun.” — William Wordsworth

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10. “A daisy blooming in a desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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Short daisy quotes from English poets and writers

11. “April brings the primrose sweet, / Scatters daisies at our feet.” — Sara Coleridge

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12. “Daisy chains are pretty fragile, and it turns out that families are too.” — Cathy Cassidy

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13. “The pyramids of Egypt will not last a moment compared to the daisy.” — D. H. Lawrence

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14. “Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises.” — William Wordsworth

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15. “Fair is the kingcup that in meadow blows, Fair is the daisy that beside her grows.” — John Gay

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16. “I love you, Daisy. I love you so much I hurt.” ― Susan Elizabeth Phillips 

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17. “The love of God toward you is like the Amazon River flowing down to water a single daisy.” — F.B. Meyer

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18. “The dances ended, all the fairy train For pinks and daisies search’d the flow’ry plain.” — Alexander Pope

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Daisy quotes from other writers and poets

19. “Stars are the daisies that begem the blue fields of the sky.” — David Macbeth Moir

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20. “The daisy is fair, the day-lily rare, The bud o’ the rose as sweet as its bonnie.” — James Hogg

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21. “Tread Lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow.” — Oscar Wilde

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22. “Daisies infinite Uplift in praise their little growing hands, O’er every hill that under heaven expands.” — Ebenezer Elliott

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23. “Where innocent bright-eyes daisies are With blades of grass between, Each daisy stands up like a star Out of a sky of green.” — Christina Rossetti

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24. “That of all the floures in the mede, Thanne love I most these floures white and rede, Suche as men callen daysyes in her toune.” — Geoffrey Chaucer

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25. “So she was considering in her own mind… whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up & picking the daisies.” — Lewis Carroll

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26. “It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never gotten tired of making them.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

27. “Over the shoulders and slopes of the dune I saw the white daisies go down to the sea, A host in the sunshine, an army in June, The people God sends us to set our heart free.” — Bliss Carman

28. “Even thou who mournst the daisy’s fate, That fate is thine–no distant date; Stern Ruin’s ploughshare drives, elate, Full on thy bloom, Till crushed beneath the furrow’s weight Shall be thy doom!” — Robert Burns

29. “The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Daisy quotes from American authors and poets

30. “Be careful of words… they can be both daisies and bruises.” — Anne Sexton

31. “Daisies in water are the longest lasting flower you can give to someone. Fact. Buy daisies. Not roses.” — Anne Sexton

32. “The fairy poet takes a sheet Of moonbeam, silver white; His ink is dew from daisies sweet, His pen a point of light.” — Joyce Kilmer

33. “I think it surprises a lot of people that I’m still around, you know, still – that I’m not pushing up daisies, as they say.” — James Taylor

34. “Their desire was silent yet magnificent, like a thousand daisies attuning their faces toward the path of the sun.” — Jeffrey Eugenides

35. “Never a daisy that grows, but a mystery guideth the growing; Never a river that flows, but a majesty scepters the flowing.” — Richard Realf

36. “They [daisies] are my favorite flower. There is something innocent and vulnerable about them as if they thanked you for admiring them.” — Anne Sexton

37. “One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

38. “Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us – many days, many nights of stars.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

39. “In nature everything is valuable, everything has its place. The rose, the daisy, the lark, the squirrel, each is different but beautiful. Each has its own expression. Each flower its’ own fragrance. Each bird its’ own song. So you too have your own unique melody.” — Diane Dreher

Daisy quotes and sayings

40. “Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing!” — Neal A. Maxwell

41. “Daisies that bring you joy are better than roses that bring you sorrow.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

42. “You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted.” — Kevin Costner

43. “Sometimes I’m kind of spacey. I’m like Ferdinand the bull, sniffing the daisy, not aware of time, of what’s going on in the real world.” — Richard Gere

44. “You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases of complicated state of mind. The meaning doesn’t matter if it’s only idle chatter of a transcendental kind.” — W. S. Gilbert

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45. “I don’t know whether this is the best of times or the worst of times, but I assure you it’s the only time you’ve got. You can either sit on your expletive deleted or pick a daisy.” — Art Buchwald

46. “Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains—daisy chains—of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange.” — Andy Warhol

47. “Behold the azure sea in front of you, the turquoise sky above you, the amber mountain beneath your feet, and the golden daisy in your hands. How are you not the richest person on earth?” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

48. “Think of a field of daisies: they bloom, they wither, and in the spring they grow again. Who wants to see the same stupid daisy year after year, especially with a bunch of crappy iron-lung-type equipment bolted to it?” — Rudy Rucker

49. “If I find a green meadow splashed with daisies and sit down beside a clear-running brook, I have found medicine. It soothes my hurts as well as when I sat in my mother’s lap in infancy, because the Earth really is my mother, and the green meadow is her lap.” — Deepak Chopra

50. “Had she never been hungry enough to eat a flower? Did she not know that you could eat daisies, daylilies, pansies, and marigolds? That hungry enough, a person could consume the bright faces of violas, even the stems of dandelions and the bitter hips of roses?” — Adam Johnson

Positive Daisy Quotes About the Joyful Little Flowers

51. “You’re the only one for me. I came back from the dead for you, Daisy. Twice.” ― Eloisa James

52. “When daisies pied, and violets blue, and lady–smocks all silver–white, and cuckoo–buds of yellow hue do paint the meadows with delight.” ― William Shakespeare

53. “She holds the view that the stars are God’s daisy chain, that rabbits are gnomes in attendance on the Fairy Queen.” ― P. G. Wodehouse

54. “And all the meadows, wide unrolled, were green and silver, green and gold, where buttercups and daisies spun their shining tissues in the sun.” ― Julia C R Dorr

55. “The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” ― Therese of Lisieux

56. “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

57.“She wanted to tackle him and roll around in him like a cat in a field of daisies” ― Rainbow Rowell

58. “I want to be buried next to you. we’ll have a shared tombstone. It’ll read, ‘Holmesy and Daisy: They did everything together…” ― John Green

59. “Here it’s safe, here it’s warm. Here the daisies guard you from every harm.” ― Suzanne Collins

60. “Regret, Daisy knew, was the only confirmation of a well-lived life. If you didn’t occasionally go too far, you weren’t going anywhere.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

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61. “Don’t everlastingly read messages into paintings – there’s the Daisy – you don’t rave over or read messages into it – you just look at that bully little flower – isn’t that enough?” ― John Marin

62. “A rose would be miserable if it was forced to be a daisy, no matter how much water it was fed.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

63. “The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, young lovers meet, old wives a–sunning sit, in every street these tunes our ears do greet – cuckoo, jug–jug, pu–we, to–witta–woo! Spring, the sweet Spring!” ― Thomas Nashe

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64. “Look out! He’s got a daisy!” ― Terry Pratchett

65. “You never know when you’re going to have to make a daisy chain.” ― Mikey Madison

66. “They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” ― Kathleen Kelly

67. “When the grass was closely mown, walking on the lawn alone, in the turf a hole I found, and hid a soldier underground. Spring and daisies came apace; grasses hide my hiding place; grasses run like a green sea, o’er the lawn up to my knee.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

68. “Daisies are perennials; they always grow back.” ― A.C. Williams

69. “It is not death to have the body called back to the earth, and dissolved into its kindred elements, and mouldered to dust, and, it may be, turn to daisies, in the grave. But it is death to have the soul paralyzed, its inner life quenched, its faculties dissipated; that is death.” ― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

70. Swinging at daisies is like playing electric guitar with a tennis racket: if it were that easy, we could all be Jerry Garcia. The ball changes everything.” ― Michael Bamberger

71. “He talked a lot about the past and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

72. “I make movies. I have a passion. Puppies and daisies don’t accomplish anything. That’s not me at all.” ― Drew Barrymore

73. “Daisies are nature’s way of smiling, a burst of joy in the meadow of life.” ― Emily Dickinson

74. “In a world full of roses, be a daisy – simple, resilient, and always blooming with cheer.” ― Constance Wu

75. “Daisies are the sunbeams of the earth, a reminder that even in the simplest moments, there is beauty.” ― John Ruskin

76. “Like daisies in the field, we too can thrive in adversity, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.” ― Helen Keller

77. “Daisies are the whispering poets of the garden, sharing tales of resilience and grace in their silent bloom.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

78. “A daisy teaches us the art of living in the moment – each petal a reminder to embrace the present with gratitude.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

79. “The dance of daisies in the breeze is nature’s way of orchestrating a symphony of joy in the meadow of life.” ― Vincent Van Gogh

Everything you wanted to know about daisies

So, you might have some questions regarding daisies.

If you are wondering what daisies symbolize, you may have already guessed the answer—according to problog.ftdi.com, daisies symbolize childhood innocence, simplicity, and joy!

Daisies also come in other colors and are easy to grow!

These vibrant and cheerful little flowers will make a wonderful addition to your garden!

They are reliable bloomers, both in the gardens and in the wild—in fact, they are a bit of an aggressive spreader!

Daisies are also resilient, drought-tolerant plants that can survive for a while as a cut flower.

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Whether you have planted them in a garden or cut them and put them on the table, they will bring a smile to your face.

Here are a few final tips for growing daisies in a pot according to gardeningknowhow.com:

  • Make sure your pot has adequate drainage
  • Avoid terra cotta. Choose a plastic or glazed ceramic container that’s at least 12 inches deep
  • Use all-purpose potting soil
  • Water frequently (whenever the topsoil feels dry)

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