Best Butterfly Quotes, Inspiring Sayings
These butterfly quotes from famous authors, philosophers, and poets offer words of hope and inspiration—whether you are seeking inner change or to transform your community.
The sentiments expressed in these words show that positive change can be achieved, just as the caterpillar transitions into a beautiful butterfly.
Inspirational butterfly quotes
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.
Barbara Haines Howett
Keep up your faith to go high and fly, even after so many pains and sorrow. You can turn from a caterpillar to a butterfly. Life gives you a second chance: a call to grow.
Ana Claudia Antunes
We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are.
A butterfly is like the soul of a person, it dries out in captivity.
Marlene Van Niekerk
Butterflies live most of their lives being completely ordinary. And then, one day, the unexpected happens. They burst from their cocoons in a blaze of colors and become utterly extraordinary. It is the shortest phase of their lives, but it holds the greatest importance. It shows us how empowering change can be.
As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
The butterfly is a flying flower. The flower is a tethered butterfly.
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Butterfly quotes about life
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.
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The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes
And easy Sweeps of Sky
Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.
We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
The butterfly flits from bloom to bloom, as not to miss one fragrant plume. In her sight exists no garden finale, only paradise of flowered hill and valley.
I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.
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Butterfly sayings about new life
Nothing ever really goes away, it just changes into something else. Something beautiful.
A caterpillar, after its deep slumber, ‘wakes up to reality’ to realize, that truth is not always bitter after all!
I embrace emerging experience, I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly—I am not a butterfly collector—I want the experience of the butterfly.
The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and — as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis — emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness.
When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
Butterfly quotes about love
She is like a butterfly,
Beautiful to look at
But hard to catch.
I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days — three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.
You can only chase a butterfly for so long.
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Catch the air
around the butterfly.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer
A flower knows, when its butterfly will return,
and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand;
but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon,
when I don’t know if you will ever come back.
Awaken to the universes simple gift of the butterfly. Watch with fascination and joy as a jeweled treasure glides by and gently touches your soul.
With the rose the butterfly’s deep in love, A thousand times hovering round; But round himself, all tender like gold, The sun’s sweet ray is hovering found.
The butterflies…What an educated sense of beauty they have. They seem only an ornament to society, and yet, if they were gone, how substantial would be their loss.
Butterfly sayings for her and him
Love is like a butterfly, beautiful and delicate… If you truly care for it, you’ll do whatever you can to make it happy, even if that means letting it go.
Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.
Some things, when they change, never do return to the way they once were. Butterflies for instance, and women who’ve been in love with the wrong man too often.
When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.
A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
Ballet in the air…
Twin butterflies until, twice white
They Meet, they mate
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love.
Butterflies are nature’s angels.
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.
Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.
Henry David Thoreau
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The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.
Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.
Robert A. Heinlein
How does one become a butterfly? You have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.
Soar up high with the beauty and grace of a butterfly.
Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.
Butterfly quotes for kids
We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.
“Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing”, said the Butterfly.
If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.
Story is a butterfly whose wings transport us to another world where we receive gifts that change who we are and who we want to be.
Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson
Go on, hitch a ride on the back of a butterfly. There’s no better way to fly.
Nature’s message was always there and for us to see. It was written on the wings of butterflies.
Kjell B. Sandved
Remember, this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.
Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.
Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.
Butterfly quotes about change
Change can be beautiful; butterflies are the greatest proof of this.
Self-realization is a strange term. You don’t actually realize yourself. If anything, you go away. The caterpillar enters the cocoon of meditation: A butterfly emerges, metamorphosis.
The butterfly said to the sun, “They can’t stop talking about my transformation. I can only do it once in my lifetime. If only they knew, they can do it at any time and in countless ways.”
You do not just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.
It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Metamorphosis has always been the greatest symbol of change for poets and artists. Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next.
Forgetting… is a beautiful thing. When you forget, you remake yourself… For a caterpillar to become a butterfly, it must forget it was a caterpillar at all. Then it will be as if the caterpillar never was & there was only ever a butterfly.
Robert Jackson Bennett
It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.
The butterfly does not look back upon its caterpillar self, either fondly or wistfully; it simply flies on.
Guillermo del Toro
Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.
Famous butterfly quotes
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did, and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.
When I was a girl, I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched.
Carin, Patch Adams
Do ye not comprehend that we are worms born to bring forth the angelic butterfly that flieth unto judgment without screen?
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
Famous butterfly song lyrics
You’re a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Elton John, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”