Well known (and some not-so-well-known) Quotes, Famous and obscure Sayings, and Popular Verse and Lyric related to orabout the humble (but glorious!) dandelion weed/flower; literal and metaphorical. Many of these quotations are both inspirational and intellectually stimulating at the same time. (while you ponder that, in the meantime, this is definitely a cure for boredom, right?) Also check out: Dandelion Prose, Short Verse and Random Writings Dandelion Poetry[Page 1] [Page 2] [Page 3]
"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 (Danish / Canadian Writer)
"Just as doubt, despair, and desensitization go together, so do faith, hope, and charity. The latter, however, must be carefully and constantly nurtured, whereas despair, like dandelions, needs so little encouragement to sprout and spread. Despair comes so naturally to the natural man! " ~*Neal A. Maxwell (American scholar, educator, and religious leader)
Excerpt from: "Hope through the Atonement of Jesus Christ "
"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/Masaoka Noboru (Japanese poet, author, and literary critic)
Excerpt from: "Zuimon suitō (Random Questions and Random Answers - 1899)"
"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 (American author, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality)
"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
(American Author of adult and young adult fiction)
Excerpt from: "The Fallen Series"
"Death by evaporation. May the saltwater wind that gets shot out of a barreling wave blow me away like an old puffy dandelion into the sky." ~*Anthony Kiedis
(American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor/lead vocalist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers)
"Rhythm is best expressed in any swing directed at a cigar stump or a dandelion head." ~*Grantland Rice
"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 (Pakistani activist for female education)
Excerpt from: "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
"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
("Al Fresco" - https://allpoetry.com/Al-Fresco)
Also see: "To The Dandelion" Poem by James Russell Lowell
"Tumbling-hair picker of buttercups violets dandelions And the big bullying daisies through the field wonderful with eyes a little sorry Another comes also picking flowers " ~*E.E cummings
(American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright)
Poem titled: "Tumbling-hair"
"I'm really into rooibos tea with goat's milk and a little bit of honey. I also drink dandelion tea, Earl Grey, and sometimes a green tea. I'm very into tea." ~*Miranda Kerr
"i decapitated dandelions all morning, leaving carnage and death strewn into my path." ~*Laurie Halse Anderson
(American writer of children's and young adult novels)
Excerpt from: "Twisted"
"To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope, and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed." ~*Suzanne Collins
(American television writer and author)
Excerpt from the book: "The Hunger Games"
"I watch the ashes swim around like dandelion puffs, making swirls where bodies and walls once stood. " ~*Lauren DeStefano
(American young adult Writer)
Excerpt from the book: "Sever (Chemical Garden)"
"What a joy is there in a good book, writ by some great master of thought, who breaks into beauty as in summer the meadow into grass and dandelions and violets, with geraniums and manifold sweetness." ~*Theodore Parker
(American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church)
"So much love, too much love, it is our madness, it is rotting us out, exploding us like dandelion polls.
" ~*John Updike
(American novelist, poet, short-story writer, art critic, and literary critic)
Excerpt from: "Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy"
"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
(Chinese-American writer of children's novels)
Excerpt from the book: "Read for Your Life #5"
"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
(American author and Unitarian Universalist minister.)
Excerpt from: "All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"
"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
Excerpt from the book: "Dark Places"
"I wish I could close my eyes and be blown into dust and nothingness, feel all my thoughts disperse like dandelion fluff drifting off on the wind. But his hands keep pulling me back: into the alley, and Portland, and a world that has suddenly stopped making sense." ~*Lauren Oliver
(American author of numerous young adult novels)
Excerpt from the book: "Delirium"
"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
(American businessman and entrepreneur/founder and former CEO of 'Groupon')
"Already the dandelions
Are changed into vanishing ghosts." ~*Celia Thaxter (American writer of poetry and stories)
Verse from the poem: "Already" (Drift-Weed)"