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Forget Roses! Let These Daisy Quotes Brighten Your Day

Hey, fellow flower lovers! If you’re searching for a bit of cheer and inspiration, look no further than daisy quotes. From the little blooms with a big heart to fictional characters inspired by them, they’re sure to brighten your day!

Daisies are not just a garden variety flower — they’re a symbol of simplicity, innocence, and cheerfulness. Perhaps that’s why Daisy is also a common flower-forward name. In fact, there are several memorable characters. From classic literature to modern TV series, these fictional Daisies come with their own set of daisy quotes that add a splash of charm to their stories.

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Delightful Daisies

Daisies add cheer wherever they bloom. With their bright petals and sunny yellow centers, daisies symbolize purity, new beginnings, and true love. They’re the kind of flower that makes you want to lie down in a field and soak up the simple joys of life.

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Daisy Symbolism

What does a daisy symbolize? Daisies are more than just pretty flowers. These charming blooms symbolize innocence, purity, and fresh starts. In Norse mythology, daisies are linked to Freyja, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility who symbolizes motherhood and new beginnings. They’re also a classic symbol of loyal love and patience. 

Plus, daisies have this cool trick where they close up at night and open in the morning, making them a perfect symbol of renewal and hope. So, whether you’re gifting a daisy to express love or to celebrate a new start, this flower packs a lot of positive vibes!

Famous Fictional Women Named Daisy (and a Duck)

Daisies aren’t just for fields and gardens—they also blossom in the pages of books and on our screens. Here’s a look at some famous fictional Daisies and what makes them so unforgettable.

Daisy Buchanan

This fictional Daisy is the epitome of 1920s wealth and glamour in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. She’s beautiful, charming, and more shallow than a puddle in the Sahara. Although she is married to Tom Buchanan, Daisy is the object of Jay Gatsby’s obsessive love. Her complex personality and her tumultuous relationship with Gatsby give us some of the most memorable daisy quotes in literature.

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Daisy Jones

From the book-turned-series Daisy Jones & The Six, this fictional Daisy is a force of nature in the rock ‘n’ roll world. Rumored to be inspired by Stevie Nicks, Daisy is a wildly talented, free-spirited singer-songwriter who personifies the chaotic energy of the 1970s music scene. She is known for her beauty, rebellious nature, and troubled personal life. She struggles with addiction and has complicated relationships with members of the band.

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Daisy Werthan

Daisy Werthan is a stubborn, independent widow in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy.  She is an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, Georgia, who forms an unlikely friendship with her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. Daisy is initially stubborn and prejudiced but gradually becomes more understanding and accepting.

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Daisy Mason

Daisy Mason from Downton Abbey is a sweet, hardworking kitchen maid who eventually becomes an assistant cook at the Crawley family estate. Daisy is depicted as a kind, hardworking, and somewhat naive young woman who matures and gains confidence throughout the series.

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Daisy Duke

Remember The Dukes of Hazzard? Daisy Duke is the sassy cousin of Bo and Luke Duke. Known for her iconic short shorts (which became known as “Daisy Dukes”), she is a resourceful, strong-willed, and intelligent woman who often assists her cousins in their escapades against corrupt local authorities.

Princess Daisy

In the Super Mario universe, Princess Daisy is the vibrant and sporty ruler of Sarasaland. She’s always ready for an adventure, and is a cheerful, energetic, and sporty counterpart to Princess Peach. Look for Princess Daisy in Mario spin-off games, like Mario Kart and Mario Party.

Daisy Duck

Last but not least, Daisy Duck is a classic Disney character. Donald Duck’s girlfriend is stylish, sophisticated, smart, and sassy, a good balance to Donald’s temperamental nature.

Daisy Quotes in Literature

These beautiful flowers have inspired the names of fictional characters. From the stunning Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby to the immensely talented Daisy Jones from Daisy Jones & The Six, here are some of the best quotes by and about someone named Daisy. 

“Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water, and the history of the summer really begins on the evening I drove over there to have dinner with the Tom Buchanans. Daisy was my second cousin once removed, and I’d known Tom in college. And just after the war, I spent two days with them in Chicago.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” 
— F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby

“Suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily.
‘They’re such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. ‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.’”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby 

“Daisy was popular in Chicago, as you know. They moved with a fast crowd, all of them young and rich and wild, but she came out with an absolutely perfect reputation. Perhaps because she doesn’t drink. It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby 

“‘Who is this Gatsby anyhow?’ demanded Tom suddenly. ‘Some big bootlegger?’ ‘Where’d you hear that?’ I inquired.
‘I didn’t hear it. I imagined it. A lot of these newly rich people are just big bootleggers, you know.’ 
‘Not Gatsby,’ I said shortly.”
— Nick and Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A close-up of a bee on a chamomile flower. The image includes a quote on the left: "I've been thinking I'd like to be Daisy." - Koren Zailckas. The image is credited to Quote Queendom.

“I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life.”
— Nick in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I’ve been thinking I’d like to be Daisy; I’d like to have someone like Gatsby stare at my house for whole years and never stop dreaming of me.”
— Koren Zailckas in Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

“The brief silence that follows is as tender as a rainstorm of daisies.”
― Mathias Malzieu in La Mécanique du Cœur

“You can’t be sad when Daisy is around, she won’t let you.” 
— Maryam Faresh in her Daisy series

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

“Daisy didn’t change our lives, she changed our destiny.” 
— Maryam Faresh in her Daisy series

“Here was a flower (the daisy reflected) strangely like itself and yet utterly unlike itself too. Such a paradox has often been the basis for the most impassioned love.”
— Thomas M. Disch, American science-fiction writer and poet

“A versatile flower, the daisy. Lovely in its freshness and simplicity.” 
— Lisa Kleypas, American author

“If you can’t find your way back to Happy, navigate to the place you know as Less Sad.”
— Alice Feeney in Daisy Darker

“Families are like fingerprints; no two are the same, and they tend to leave their mark.”
— Alice Feeney in Daisy Darker

Image of white daisies in a green field next to a quote by William Wordsworth, "Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises," presented on a light background.

Poetry Inspired by Daisies

Daisies have been the muse for poets throughout the ages. Their delicate beauty and unassuming presence make them a perfect subject for verses that celebrate nature’s simplicity and grace.

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

“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, English playwright and poet

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

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

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

“That to this mountain daisy’s self were known 
The beauty of its star-shaped shadow, thrown 
On the smooth surface of this naked stone!”
— William Wordsworth, English poet

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

“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, Scottish poet

“Gods must be crazy
Flowers must be daisy
Clouds must be hazy
Winds must be lazy
What else it could be…
My heart must be in love lately…”
― Heenashree Khandelwal, Indian writer

“Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ere the spring time,
To tell of sunny hours.
When the trees are leafless;
When the fields are bare;
Buttercups and daisies
Spring up here and there.”
— Mary Howitt, English poet

A white daisy with a yellow center has dewdrops on its petals. Below, a quote by William Wordsworth reads, "The daisy, by the shadow that it casts, protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun.

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

“They are the little daisies white, That dot the meadow of the night.” 
— Frank Dempster Sherman, American poet

“Now nature hangs her mantle green, 
On every blooming tree, 
And spreads her sheets o’daisies white, 
Out o’er the grassy lea.” 
— Robert Burns, Scottish poet

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

“The daisy follows soft the sun, and when his golden walk is done.” 
— Emily Dickinson, American poet

“The daisy is fair, the day-lily rare, The bud o’ the rose as sweet as it’s bonnie.” 
— James Hogg, Scottish poet

“What change has made the pastures sweet
And reached the daisies at my feet,
And cloud that wears a golden hem?
This lovely world, the hills, the sward
They all look fresh, as if our Lord
But yesterday had finished them.”
— Jean Ingelow, English poet and novelist

“Over the shoulders and slopes of the dune, I saw the white daisies go down to the sea.”
— Bliss Carman, Canadian poet

A white daisy flower in bloom with the Matshona Dhliwayo quote “A daisy blooming in a desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest.”.

Inspirational Daisy Quotes

Daisies might be simple flowers, but these sunny springtime blooms are packed with positivity. These inspirational quotes highlight how daisies can symbolize new beginnings, hope, cheerfulness, and the beauty of being unique.

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”
— Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States

“In a world full of daisies dare to be a rose.” 
— Matshona Dhliwayo, philosopher

“If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”
— Therese of Lisieux, French nun

“A daisy blooming in a desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest.”
— Matshona Dhliwayo, philosopher

“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, American artist

“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, American actor

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

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“The pyramids of Egypt will not last a moment compared to the daisy.”
— D. H. Lawrence, English novelist and short story writer

“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, American writer and aviator

“Don’t let anyone trample on your daisies. Not even you.”
— Jane Lee Logan, creator, author, and illustrator

“Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing!”
— Neal A. Maxwell, American scholar and educator

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

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

“If there is only one daisy among a thousand roses, all the interest flows there!” 
— Mehmet Murat Ildan, Turkish playwright

“Daisies standing in the rain, Hold their heads together, But they never once complain, Of the drenching weather.” 
— Annette Wynne, American poet

“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, author

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Beautiful Daisy Quotes

Daisies possess an irresistible, timeless beauty. This selection of quotes celebrates the pure, unadulterated charm of these lovely flowers, reminding us why they hold such a special place in our hearts.

“Daisies, simple and sweet. Daisies are the way to win my heart.” 
— Patrick Rothfuss, American author

“I keep stars in my pockets, wear daisies in my hair, but I tuck you tenderly in the folds of my heart and take you everywhere.”
— Melody Lee, writer and poet

“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, Indian-American author

“Comes the little daisy, blooming fresh and fair, Springing bright and joyous in the morning air.” 
— T. F. Seward, American author

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

“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, photographer, artist, and performer

“Daisies are like sunshine to the ground.” 
— Drew Barrymore, American actress

“I got daisies, in green pastures.” 
— Ira Gershwin, American lyricist, in I Got Rhythm

A quote by Drew Barrymore reads, "Daisies are like sunshine to the ground," accompanied by an image of three blooming daisies against a vibrant yellow background.

 

“A simple white daisy. The plainest of flowers, perhaps the purest” 
— J.R. Tompkins, author

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

“Stars are the daisies that begem, The blue fields of the sky.” 
— David Macbeth Moir, Scottish physician and writer

“April brings the primrose sweet, scatters daisies at our feet.” 
— Sara Coleridge, English author

“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.” 
— Therese of Lisieux, French nun

“There is a little, dainty flower, That lifts its golden eye, Without a single tinge of shame”
— Richard Coe

“Daisies are what boho dreams are made of. They bring to mind sun-soaked wildflower fields, spontaneous wanderings in the country air the simple joys of bundling found blooms and foliage into a worn basket. I can almost smell the sunshine when I look at these happy flowers and feel the urge to wear a flower crown and spin around barefoot!” 
— Chantal Larocque, a paper flower artist

Hands holding a chain of daisies and a blue-text quote: "Daisy chains are pretty fragile, and it turns out that families are too." —Cathy Cassidy.

Other Quotes About Daisies

Daisies appear in all sorts of literary works, often carrying deeper meanings or adding a touch of whimsy. These quotes show the versatile role daisies play in literature and life.

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

“The brief silence that follows is as tender as a rainstorm of daisies.” 
― Mathias Malzieu in The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

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

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

“Daisy means ‘innocence’.” 
― Vanessa Diffenbaugh, American author

“You never know when you’re going to have to make a daisy chain.” 
— Mikey Madison, American actress

A bouquet of pink and white daisies with a quote from "You've Got Mail" by Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly, reading "Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?.

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

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

“Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” 
— Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail

“Be careful of words, they can be both daisies and bruises.”
— Anne Sexton, American poet

“I didn’t wave my daisy. I felt small, the way an ant must feel looking up at a field of wildflowers.” 
― Chelsea Sedoti, author

“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, English writer

“A place where he’d pluck a daisy and watch the petals whirl like the propellers of a helicopter.” 
― Michelle Cuevas, American writer

A brown bull reclines in a grassy field with yellow flowers. A quote by Richard Gere over the image reads: "I'm like Ferdinand the bull, sniffing the daisy, not aware of time, of what’s going on in the real world.

Funny Daisy Quotes

Who says daisies can’t be funny? These quotes weave the joyful flowers with a touch of humor.

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

“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, American humorist

“It would be fun to be eighty-five and have a Broadway debut. That’s the goal I’m shooting for. When they revive ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ for the seven-hundredth time.” 
— Miriam Shor, American actress

“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, American artist

Daisy: What’s a girl gotta do to get a drink around here?
Donald: Well, you just go up and ask at the bar and then exchange one for money.
(three days later)
Donald: … wait a second.

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Daisy Captions for Instagram

Looking for the perfect caption for your daisy-filled snapshots? These Instagram-ready captions will add a touch of whimsy and charm to your photos, making your feed bloom with positivity and joy.

  • A daisy doesn’t pretend to be a rose
  • A field of dreams
  • A pocket full of daisies
  • Bloom where you are planted
  • Blooming like a daisy
  • Dancing among the daisies
  • Daydreaming in the daisies
  • Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?
  • Find beauty in the small things
  • Fresh as a daisy
  • I belong in a field of daisies
  • In a world full of roses, be a daisy
  • I want daisies in my hair, peace in my soul, and love in my heart
A hand holds a smartphone displaying an image of a hand picking a daisy. The screen text reads, "Life is short, pick daisies.
  • Oopsy daisy
  • Daisies are tiny suns
  • Daisy chains
  • Finding joy in the little things
  • Flower power
  • Fresh as a daisy.
  • Going where daisies bloom
  • Life is short, pick daisies
  • Living life in full bloom
  • My favorite flower
  • Pick daisies and have a happy heart
  • Pick more daisies
  • Picking daisies
  • Sometimes the little things in life are more than enough
  • Stopping to smell the daisies
  • Sweet as a daisy
  • Where daisies bloom, so does hope
  • Whoops-a-Daisy

Do You Love Daisies?

What do you love most about these joyful flowers? Do you have a favorite quote about daisies that is not included here? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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