100 Lavender Quotes to Help Clear Your Mind

Whether you’re in need of some aromatherapy or even just something that will quickly calm your nerves, these lavender quotes we’ve collected for you might just have everything you need!

So, be sure you don’t miss out on this must-read list.

Lavender is mainly associated with two of its main traits—fragrance and color. It’s so distinct that with just one look and just one whiff, we know that what we have in front of us is a lavender.

Check out the complete list below to see exactly how a lavender helps with one’s calmness and relaxation.

Read the full list below.

And don’t forget to check out these daffodil quotes and rose quotes too.

Best Lavender Quotes

1. “Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.” – Alice Walker

2. “A violet in the youth of primy nature, forward, not permanent.” – William Shakespeare

3. “The air was fragrant with a thousand aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows.” – William C. Bryant

4. “Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; the marigold that goes to bed wi’ the sun, and with him rise weeping.” – William Shakespeare

5. “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” – Mark Twain

6. “Like the sweet sound that breathes upon a bank of violets.” – William Shakespeare

7. “Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy.” – Laura Chouette

8. “As far as what I do love, I love birds; I love lavender.” – Michael Moore

9. “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.” – William Shakespeare

Lavender Quotes on Happiness and Relaxation

10. “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

11. “Flowers are happy things.” – P.G. Wodehouse

12. “Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds.” – Daniel D. Palmer

13. “‘Oh, here it is. Lavender brings luck and adventure for those who choose to embrace it,’ I said.” – Rajani LaRocca

14. “She wandered to one of the lavender stalks and touched the tiny violet-blue blossoms, and brought her scented fingertips to her throat.” – Lisa Kleypas

15. “It was our favorite part of the day, this in-between time, and it always seemed to last longer than it should—a magic and lavender space unpinned from the hours around it, between worlds.” – Paula McLain

16. “It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer. Everything fades—the shimmer of gold over White Cove; the laughter in the night air; the lavender early morning light on the faces of skyscrapers, which had suddenly become so heroically tall. Every dawn seemed to promise fresh miracles, among other joys that are in short supply these days. And so I will try to tell you, while I still remember, how it was then, before everything changed-that final season of the era that roared.” – Anna Godbersen

17. “Add a drop of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you’re laughing at it.” – Bill Bailey

18. “Be like a lavender flower which symbolizes purity, quietness, elegance, calmness, deluxe, royalty.” – Nayana D. Biju

19. “The raindrops played across the coast all through the night, until the soft new day shrugged itself awake, tried on amethyst and lavender for a while, and finally decided on pale yellow.” – Garry D. Schmidt

Lavender Quotes About Being a Woman

20. “What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favors and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inner cupboards of her heart?” – William Makepeace Thackeray

21. “When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it—delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel. It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful. And sometimes it is enough.” – Vera Nazarian

22. “It always seems to me as if the lavender was a little woman in a green dress, with a lavender bonnet and a white kerchief. She’s one of those strong, sweet, wholesome people, who always rest you, and her sweetness lingers long after she goes away.” – Myrtle Reed

23. “I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don’t have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don’t have to be a shrinking violet.” – Keke Palmer

24. “The next day, she carried her secret weapon to school in her satchel. She was tingling with excitement. She was longing to tell Matilda about her plan of battle. In fact, she wanted to tell the whole class. But she finally decided to tell nobody. It was better that way, because then no one, even when put under the most severe torture, would be able to name her as a culprit.” – Roald Dahl

25. “But you, you foolish girl, you have gone home to a leaky castle across the sea to lie awake in linen smelling of lavender, and hear the nightingale, and long for me.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

26. “Rachael could see the lavender fields from where they sat at the kitchen table. They stretched in a purple haze over the landscape, the bright sunshine washing over them. The mauve complimented the blue-grey of the Australian bush in the far distance.” – Ellen Read

27. “Lemon, the flavor of sunshine, and lavender, a most powerful herb. It symbolized feminine beauty and grace, and Nellie could think of nothing better with which to celebrate Martha’s recent delivery.” – Karma Brown

28. “Lavender is the new pink. I’ll never stop wearing pink but I wanted to venture out.” – Nicki Minaj

29. “Once ruffle-skirted vanity table where I primped at thirteen, opening drawers to a private chaos of eyeshadows lavender teal sky-blue, swarms of hair pins ponytail fasteners, stashes of powders, colonies of tiny lipsticks.” – Barbara Blatner

Lavender Quotes on Love and Life

30. “I feel such a connection to ‘Violet.’” – Joshua Henry

31. “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” – Loretta Young

32. “You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.” – Michael Onfray

33. “We all have something in our past that is gripping us, and ‘Violet’ is very much about leaving those things behind.” – Joshua Henry

34. “We were strangers under the same roof. We were perfect pretenders on the stage of the world.” – Ranjani Ramachandran

35. “As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul.” – Anonymous

36. “There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain—always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” – Alice Hoffman

37. “When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?” – Shel Silverstein

38. “Gay people do not fight for freedom to live in a lavender bubble, but in a more just society.” – Urvashi Vaid

39. “You were the lavender my bedroom vases longed for, but you deserved to stay with the crotons in my backyard.” – Sadiqua Fathima

40. “Like the fragrance of lavender, love cannot be hidden either.” – Sudipta Das

41. “I want to be able to breathe and yet, not see the daylight. Like the torn-at-the-edges love letter with the fragrance of a dried lavender. No, it wasn’t a rose. It was a lavender.” – Anonymous

42. “Her smile carries the soft fragrance of lavender, and her beauty to which the world surrenders.” – Anamika and Aditya

43. “To look upon lavender and feel content.” – Ramya

44. “If I were a painting, I wish I would be colored with lavender.” – Ramya

Lavender Quotes on Calmness

45. “Your voice calmed me like petals of lavender.” – Indranil Kumar

46. “You take me to a lavender bubble of our own world.” – Esperer

47. “Lavenders are colors of relaxation. With an aromatic fragrance, they are a sign of good luck. Their purple color is most attractive in the flowers. It’s good for sleep, it’s peaceful for our minds.” – Payel Bagchi

48. “One trick I swear by—I pour a little neroli or lavender oil onto a hot towel and use it to wipe off my makeup. It opens up my pores, and then my face cream sinks in better.” – Courteney Cox

49. “Dear God, you must be a lavender for your aroma makes me calm.” – Anonymous

50. “Being yourself is just like the fragrance of lavender—calm, centered, fresh, and soul awakening.” – Anonymous

51. “Abundance is the sharp smell of lavender on a beautiful spring morning.” – Unknown

52. “I love lavender—both the color and the smell, and the sound is quiet so you can hear it.” – Jarod Kintz

53. “As a kid, I’d play with homemade recipes, like putting pineapple on my face to exfoliate my skin and doing facial steams with lavender or peppermint oils. I just loved doing stuff like that. It’s what motivated me to launch my skin care line.” – Demi Lovato

54. “I love Thieves, it is therapeutic if you’re not feeling well. It has a very strong scent but is quite wonderful. I also use lavender. Peppermint, when my stomach is upset.” – Donna Karan

55. “Lavender—the color and scent of relaxation, youthfulness, creativity, imagination, optimism.” – Unknown

56. “And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound to lurk amidst the labours of her loom, and crown her kerchiefs with mickle rare perfume.” – William Shenstone

57. “If feeling anxious about anything, Dr. Bach’s night time rescue remedy is great. Sometimes a bath before bed helps. Burning Lavender or Clary Sage in the room before retiring. Try not to work on my computer very late and then bed straight after. Getting enough exercise definitely helps sleep.” – Rachel Ryan

58. “Here’s your sweet lavender sixteen sprigs a penny that you’ll find my ladies will smell as sweet as any.” – Lavender Sellers’s Cry

59. “Sprinkling drops of lavender and clary-sage oil into a bath is a totally simple yet complex pleasure.” – Isabel Gillies

Lavender Quotes on Connections and Relationships

60. “I take my metal canister of tea off the shelf. It is my own mixture of dried lavender blossoms and lemon balm, harvested from my garden and hung in the storeroom to dry. Weed helped me hang these stalks, I think. His hands touched these tender leaves, just as they touched me.” – Maryrose Wood

61. “The world beyond the hidden garden vanished from her awareness. There was only this place—this patch of Eden—sunny and quiet and blazing with unearthly color. The mixed scents of lavender and warm male skin were all around her. Too delicious, too compelling.” – Lisa Kleypas

62. “Lavender in the hut, fertility beads under the mattress, a dreamcatcher by the plunge pool, oyster appetizers every afternoon, and a Michael Bolton love mix.” – Rachel Van Dyken

63. “The white pure sheet of her life had thunderous and royal purple lavender pride with a golden heart.” – Dr. Zainab Ansari

64. “Somewhere, a rattlesnake strike makes the dance begin. Three hawks float in the light blue sky overhead. Crows caw and the sweet seduction of lavender fills my head. And she waltzes through my thoughts.” – Hunter S. Jones

65. “His love held the scent of lavenders, as I carved them into poetry.” – Nithya Eliza

66. “Lavender is for lovers true, which evermore be gained; desiring always for to have some pleasure for the pain.” – Clement Robinson

67. “The love, the desire tearing apart my soul was more than I could bear. I allowed him to take my arm, allowed myself to melt into him, to close my eyes and inhale once more his scent of lavender and winter skies as we walked together towards the orchards.” – Kailin Gow

68. “My love for you is like a Florida sunset. Orange, coral, pink, and lavender, it exists to warm your heart through the inevitable darkness.” – Jarod Kintz

69. “It’s scented! Your wedding invitations are scented? It’s meant to be lavender.” – David Nicholls

Lavender Quotes on Beauty

70. “The violet flower gives the impression of shyness—growing as it does close to the protective ground and often beneath other plants, shrubs, and trees.” – Anonymous

71. “Under a lavender sky, we lie. Do you remember the day?” – Ray LaMontaigne

72. “Meanwhile, spring came, and with it the outpourings of Nature. The hills were soon splashed with wild flowers; the grass became an altogether new and richer shade of green; and the air became scented with fresh and surprising smells—of jasmine, honeysuckle, and lavender.” – Dalai Lama XIV

73. “Better keep the young on lemons and lavender until they’ve reached the age of discretion.” – Henry Miller

74. “Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.” – Mia Kirshner

75. “An artist must go beyond the mercy of satin or water—from a gutty hue to that which is close to royal purple. All seasons and blossoms in between. Lavender. Theatrical and outrageous electric. Almost gray. True and false blue.” – Yusef Komunyakaa

76. “My favorite name for a color is ‘puce.’ It’s kind of a dried blood color. It’s a hideous color. But I love the word. It’s so euphonic. But my favorite colors are lavender, purple, periwinkle blue, and white.” – Elizabeth Taylor

77. “The beautiful lavender flower, waiting for someone to admire its beauty.” – Anonymous

78. “We are to each other as purple is to lavender.” – Anonymous

79. “We lavender folk spray up, spontaneously flowering in the color we had learned as an identifying mark of our culture when it was subterranean and secret.” – Judy Grahn

Lavender Quotes on Peace and Fragrance

80. “To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect.” – Leonardo da Vinci

81. “Before bed, I read a book or flip on the radio. I’m not picky, I’ll just turn it on and see what comes up. I burn a yummy lavender- scented candle.” – Carrie Underwood

82. “Put a drop of lavender essential oil on my pillow before I go to sleep.” – Melissa Joan Hart

83. “I disappeared last night while sleeping in my bed. A field of lavender beneath my head.” – Two Door Cinema Club

84. “I believe that for every illness or ailment known to man—that God has a plant out here that will heal it. We just need to keep discovering the properties for natural healing.” – Vannoy Gentles Fite

85. “‘La joie de vivre.’ The scent of lavender. Forgiveness. Age-old love.” – Rebecca Rassmusen

86. “At the door to the shop, a bell tinkled, and moments later they seemed to enter the very flowering of lavender. The scent was all around them; it curled and diffused in the air with a sweet warmth and subtlety, then burst with a peppery, musky intensity.” – Deborah Lawrenson

87. “Lavender, for excitement? I think there’s an old saying that lavender is good for something like that.” – Rajani LaRocca

88. “If you had to choose an oil, it would have to be lavender essential oil because it is antibacterial and antiviral. So, it’s great to have when people around you are sick; it can also be used to relax.” – Karen Rose

89. “Avoid men who call you ‘baby,’ and women who have no friends, and dogs that scratch at their bellies and refuse to lie down at your feet. Wear dark glasses; bathe with lavender oil and cool fresh water. Seek shelter from the sun at noon.” – Alice Hoffman

90. “Lavender oil, so often used in toilet waters and scented sachets, has a dramatic healing action on burns.” – Robert Tisserand

91. “The scent of lavender moisturizer, your favorite on me. The fragrant backdrop to our million other memories, now just reminds me of goodbyes without closure.” – Anonymous

92. “Till the fragrance of lavender fades away, I shall reside in your poems everyday!” – Anonymous

93. “Are you Lavender? You must be, for you are all about aroma.” – Dorji Wangmo

94. “The soothing scent of lavender. It always hits me at the right nerves, helping me to calm my anxiety. The smell which I was initially skeptical to even use as I never wanted to get addicted, now helps me to deal with migraine and tucks me to sleep.” – Srishti Srivastava

More Lavender Quotes

95. ​​“Stella crossed to the sink beneath the window to fill the kettle. ‘Would you like lavender tea?’” – Ellen Read

96. “Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?” – J.K. Rowling

97. “Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no man can hasten.” – Janos Bolyai

98. “Apricot and lavender might seem like an unusual pairing, but it made perfect sense to me. Luscious, sweet apricots taste best when they’re baked and the flavor is concentrated. On the other hand, lavender likes it cool; the buds have a floral, almost astringent flavor. Lavender was a line drawing that I filled in with brushstrokes of lush apricot.” – Judith Fertig

99. “Even talking, I’m super-loud. I could never have that kind of meek, little wispy whimsical lavender and lace voice. It comes from my body. There’s no way I can fight it.” – Beth Ditto

100. “She smells like lavender in whole seasons.” – Anonymous

What Benefits Does the Lavender Flower Give You?

Lavender is most commonly used as part of aromatherapy. It’s distinct fragrance is directly equated to calmness, wellness, and relaxation. In fact, today, there are many remedies all over the world to enhance sleep with lavender as the main ingredient.

There have also been recent studies on the topical use of lavender oils to reduce the probability of hair fall. But more than this, thanks to its scent, it helps many people around the world relieve themselves of anxiety and stress. There’s no denying that the lavender flowers help us so much in the self-care aspect of our lives.

Did these quotes make you want to plant some lavender flowers in your garden? How does lavender help you? Let us know what other benefits the lavender gives you through the comments section below.

Amy Finn

Hi. I'm Amy, the founder of this blog. I love quotes and enjoy sharing the best ones with you.

Leave a Comment