100 Tulip Quotes to Show You the Beauty in Resilience

If there’s one thing you’ll learn from this collection of the top 100 tulip quotes, it’s that beauty can always be found in resilience.

Tulips are one of the first few flowers to bloom in the spring—when temperatures are just starting to rise and snow still occasionally falls.

So, if you’re curious to find out just how beautiful and strong tulips are, or if you want to understand how tulips are fitting symbols of our lives, then be sure to continue reading the full collection below.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these lotus flower quotes and lavender quotes too.

Best Tulip Quotes

1. “Life isn’t a tiptoe through the tulips.” – Shannon Hoon

2. “How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing?” – Mary Astell

3. “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower.” – Marianne Williamson

4. “Flowers heal me. Tulips make me happy.” – Rebecca Wells

5. “Tulips were a tray of jewels.” – E.M. Forster

6. “Here are the tulips, budded and full-blown, their swoops and dips, their gloss, and poses, the satin of their darks.” – Margaret Atwood

7. “I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli. Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun.” – Elizabeth von Arnim

8. “Snow is on both sides of the same page. It covers the grave and the tulip.” – Richard L. Ratliff

9. “Never blur or erase love for those who once brought greenery and blossomed tulips during the dry and thorny phase.” – Spirha Kant

Sweet Tulip Quotes

10. “Daffodils blossom and tulips jostle to the front of the stage in April. I love these early perennials—they may be more modest but they nearly all have that one special quality that a plant needs to transform your affections from admiration to affection to charm.” – Monty Don

11. “If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Adrienne Grandi

12. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

13. “I must have flowers, always and always.” – Claude Monet

14. “Sweet scents, red tulips. Red tulips bring such happiness. Our hearts are full of pleasure.” – Natasa Tocuc

15. “Mama was my greatest teacher—a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

16. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

17. “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “Here, tulips bloom as they are told; unkempt about those hedges blows an english unofficial rose.” – Rupert Brooke

19. “An exquisite invention, worthy of love’s most honeyed kiss. This art of writing billet-doux, in buds, and odors, and bright hues! In saying all, one feels and thinks in clever daffodils and pinks; in puns of tulips; and in phrases, charming for their truth, of daisies.” – Leigh Hunt

Beautiful Tulip Quotes

20. “I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself—only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking at the sun or anything else above them in the face.” – Elizabeth von Arnim

21. “Like tulip-beds of different shapes and dyes, bending beneath the invisible west-wind’s sighs.” – Thomas Moore

22. “All my tulips are white. She liked them red. I stained them with my blood and she came running for a hug. Every tulip that blossomed since became hungry for my red. One day, I ran out of my blood and the next one that came flowered in white. That’s the end of us.” – Kalyan Reddy

23. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

24. “The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.” – Robert Leighton

25. “Always, it’s spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.” – E.E. Cummings

26. “Guarded within the old red wall’s embrace, marshalled like soldiers in gay company, the tulips stand arrayed. Here, infantry wheels out into the sunlight.” – Amy Lowell

27. “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval

28. “Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Reothke

30. “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want to—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” – Mark Twain

31. “We don’t ask a flower any special reason for its existence. We just look at it and are able to accept it as being something different from ourselves.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

32. “A little flower that blooms in May, a lovely sunset at the end of a day, someone helping a stranger along the way. That’s heaven to me.” – Sam Cooke

33. “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “And tulips, children love to stretch their fingers down—to feel in each Its beauty’s secret nearer.” – Elizabeth Browning

Inspiring Tulip Quotes

35. “If a purple tulip could talk she would say something calm, cool and wise, without the flash of a soothing balm.” – Amelia Brown

36. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller

37. “Contempt for flowers is an offense against God. The lovelier the flower, the greater the offense in despising it. The tulip is the loveliest of all flowers. So whoever despised the tulip, offends God immeasurably.” – Alexandre Dumas

38. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower, clearly our whole life would change.” – Buddha

39. “Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” – E.V.

40. “Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.” – Veronica A. Shoffstall

41. “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” – Jim Carrey

42. “Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.” – Steve Maraboli

43. “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

44. “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” – Joseph Addison

Tulip Quotes on Love

45. “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

46. “In a flowerpot of love lives a beautiful tulip plant, and then was the passer by with words to attract it; for, it was just like a passing glance and the sense of love, and they were both attracted to each other.” – Edward Kofi Louis

47. “And in the end, love tastes like tulips having rain tea in a colored cup.” – Fatima Shamla

48. “He thought of the grammar of Gaelic, in which you did not say you were in love with someone, but that you ‘had love toward’ her, as if it were a physical thing you could present and hold—a bundle of tulips, a golden ring, a parcel of tenderness.” – Jodi Picoult

49. “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

50. “I want to preserve your love in a field of tulips safely living in it.” – Fatima Shamla

51. “Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller

52. “She loved him the way one loves an old bridge or a wool sweater or the sound of a growing tulip.” – Joseph Fink

53. “Love is flower-like; friendship is like a sheltering tree.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

54. “Friends are like flowers. They fill the world with beauty.” – Celeste Barnard

55. “In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – Okakura Kakuzo

56. “Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.” – Leigh Bardugo

57. “I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees!” – Akilnathan Logeswaran

58. “I set out to find my peace in the skies and the tulips, in the howling of the winds, in the rain under the shed and it was right there residing within me.” – Suyasha Subedi

59. “The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.” – Chanakya

Tulip Quotes on Being Grateful and Happy

60. “Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom .” – Marcel Proust

61. “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

62. “I think of the poetry of René Char and all he must have seen and suffered that has brought him to speak only of sedgy rivers, of daffodils and tulips whose roots they water, even to the free-flowing river that leaves the rootlets of those sweet-scented flowers that people the milky way.” – William Carlos Williams

63. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.” – Luther Burbank

64. “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin

65. “You believe in God, for your part, ay? That He who makes, can make good things from ill things, best from worst, as men plant tulips upon dunghills when they wish them finest.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

66. “To me, flowers are happiness.” – Stefano Gabbana

67. “A flower blossoms for its own joy.” – Oscar Wilde

68. “Let us live like flowers—wild, and beautiful, and drenched in the sun.” – Ellen Everett

69. “Almost every person from childhood has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.” – Lady Bird Johnson

Wise Tulip Quotes

70. “The oppressed martyrs of our culture have shed blood that nourishes the red tulips of our nation.” – Mahmud Tarzi

71. “The Japanese say, ‘If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated.’” – Lester Cole

72. “Every flower must grow through dirt.” – Laurie Jean Sennott

73. “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” – Erin van Vuren

74. “A world of grief and pain, flowers bloom—even then.” – Kobayashi Issa

Tulip Quotes Perfect for Your Instagram Posts

75. “Dreaming of wandering in the tulip fields.” – Anonymous

76. “Tiptoe through the tulips.” – Tiny Tim

77. “Even when petals have flaws, all you see is a beautiful flower.” – Adrianne Elizabeth

78. “Dutch tulips from their beds, flaunted their stately heads.” – James Montgomery

79. “You’re strictly a tulip girl—a red tulip girl.” – Alyson Noel

80. “Still life with tulips. We all need beauty in our lives.” – Anonymous

81. “Yes, it’s tulip season.” – Anonymous

82. “Just follow the tulips.” – Anonymous

83. “Let yourself go. You’re bound to bloom.” – Anonymous

84. “You can never have too many tulips.” – Anonymous

85. “Shine bright like a tulip.” – Anonymous

86. “Tulips heaven bloom in adversity.” – Anonymous

87. “Be a tulip in a field of weeds.” – Anonymous

88. “Don’t just live—bloom.” – Anonymous

89. “In the garden, tulips grow.” – Anonymous

More Tulip Quotes for Your Captions

90. “Let me take you down, ‘cause I’m going to tulip fields.” – Anonymous

91. “Anyone know how flowers whistle? Through their tulips.” – Anonymous

92. “Tulip in the sky.” – Anonymous

93. “Never look a Tulip in the eye.” – Anonymous

94. “Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.” – Shannon Mullen

Tulip Fever Quotes and More

95. “When tulip mania dies down, all that remains are pretty flowers. When bubbles burst, nothing is left but soapy residue. But the Internet revolution, for all its speculative excesses, really is changing the world.” – Adam Cohen

96. “‘Tulip Fever’ did change my life. It did that thing that sometimes happens when a book takes off—it opened doors to whole other worlds.” – Deborah Moggach

97. “And it’d be very hard to make up something as strange as the Dutch tulipmania in the seventeenth century, for example. Or the mysterious case of Thomas Clapper. Or the entire civic history of Seattle, Washington.” – Stephen Briggs Terry Pratchett

98. “I’m going to do an adaptation of the Italian film, Bread and Tulips. I really like that film.” – Norman Jewison

99. “On my first day shooting ‘13 Going on 30,’ Jennifer Garner had yellow tulips sent to my trailer. I’ll never forget them.” – Christa B. Allen

100. “The bubble logic driving tulipmania has since acquired a name—‘the greater fool theory.’ Although by any conventional measure, it is folly to pay thousands for a tulip bulb. As long as there is an even greater fool out there willing to pay even more, doing so is the most logical thing in the world.” – Michael Pollan

Like Tulips, Do You Also Bloom When You Face and Overcome Adversities?

On the outside, tulips are considered weak flowers with no thorns—they’re simply made out of just a stem, a few leaves, and their beautiful buds. They are completely exposed to nature and so vulnerable to outside factors. But still, they remain open and allow themselves to be vulnerable. That’s how they show their resilience and strength.

What about us? Do we also let ourselves be open to the world and to the people around us? Do we allow ourselves to feel and be vulnerable with our emotions? Just like this simple but beautiful tulip, let’s strip ourselves of all the unnecessary things in our lives. Let’s face the day and the challenges—the storms, the cold, the wind—head on and with a clear mind. Being open, simple, and vulnerable isn’t always a bad thing, and it’s something we should learn and remember from tulips.

Did you understand how fragile but strong a tulip is? What other life lessons did you get from this collection? Be sure to leave a comment down below.

Amy Finn

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