Hummingbird Quotes, Captions, Sayings

Although tiny birds, hummingbirds can fly over 60 miles per hour and flap their wings 53 to 70 beats per second. There is something special about seeing a hummingbird hovering in place or zipping through the sky.

These hummingbird quotes reflect some of the special qualities of this joyful bird.

Ten Best Hummingbird Quotes

  1. I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can.
    Wangari Maathai
  2. Time passes as fast as a hummingbird flutters.
    Unknown
  3. Neither the hummingbird nor the flower wonders how beautiful it is.
    Unknown
  4. I always loved those little creatures [hummingbirds]; always feel blessed when they appear nearby. There’s a magical quality to them. I finally put one in a song.
    Leonard Cohen
  5. A flash of harmless lightning. A mist of rainbow dyes. The burnished sunbeams brightening. From flower to flower, he flies.
    John B. Tabb
  6. The earth has music for those who listen.
    Unknown
  7. Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything.
    Amethyst Wyldfyre
  8. Hummingbird is the spirit of pure joy! She is the messenger of beauty and wonder, and she reminds us to taste the sweet nectar of life.
    Unknown
  9. Charm is the enchanted dart, light and subtle as a hummingbird. But it is deceptive in one thing: like a sense of humor, if you think you’ve got it, you probably haven’t.
    Laurel Lea
  10. I’d like to be like a hummingbird. You see them every now and then. You don’t see them everywhere.
    Shailene Woodley
Good hummingbird quotes

Good Quotes

Here are some of our favorite hummingbird quotes.

Coming eyeball to eyeball with a hummingbird on my terrace is as exciting to me as any celebrity I’ve met as a result of Downton Abbey.
Lesley Nicol

He wasn’t that good-looking; he had the social skills of a wet cat and the patience of a caffeinated hummingbird.
Karen Chance

You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may have come from different species, but as long as you’re a bird, I’m a bird too.
Glad Munaiseche

In Mexico, people wear hummingbird amulets around their necks to show they are searching for love. Here people pretend that they aren’t. Searching.
Francesca Lia Block

Most elegantly finished in all parts, the hummingbird is a miniature work of our Great Parent, who seems to have formed it the smallest, and at the same time, the most beautiful of the winged species.
J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur

Quick as a hummingbird is my love… Dipping into the hearts of flowers – She darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly dipping into the flowers of my heart.
James Oppenheim

The hummingbird realized that this was a psychological tightrope that he had to navigate carefully, so he did it sideways because this was the only way he could move when perched.
J.S. Mason

When you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take to believing in miracles, or you stand still like the hummingbird. The miracle is that the honey is always there, right under your nose, only you were too busy searching elsewhere to realize it.
Henry Miller

Fashion is so rich, and it is an amazing occupation because we can draw on so many different sources of inspiration- just as a hummingbird feeds on a multitude of flowers.
Dries Van Noten

Seeing beauty in everything quote

Short Quotes

These hummingbird quotes don’t take up much space – just like the bird.

I had the metabolism of a hummingbird on crack.
Ilona Andrews

There is no easy way to bathe a hummingbird.
Kehlog Albran

He has the attention span of a hummingbird.
Christopher Moore

Hummingbird was by far and away from our worst result.
Glenn Munsie

You tormented a hummingbird of love between your teeth.
Federico Garcia Lorca

I love devastating movies, documentaries, and hummingbirds, not necessarily in that order.
Tig Notaro

Furious flutter awakened the hummingbird’s heart; hello, hello, love.
Meghan McCafferty

I’m going to get a job; I’m broke. Right now, I can’t buy spats for a hummingbird.
Robert Blake

Gentle day’s flower – The hummingbird competes with the stillness of the air.
Chogyam Trungpa

Much remains to be learned about his sex life because Hummingbird is quicker than the eye.
Will Cuppy

Life has its own hidden forces, which you can only discover by living.
Soren Kierkegaard

Even a hummingbird couldn’t catch Tyler at work.
Fight Club

Hummingbirds have forgotten the words.
Graffiti at Adelaide

Daily hummingbird assaults existence with improbability.
Ursula K. Le Guin

I hear like you see – like that hummingbird outside that window, for instance.
Ray Charles

I’m more of a culture hummingbird.
Jai Rodriquez

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Sayings About Hummingbirds

Some people never find the right kind of love. You know, the kind that steals your breath away, like diving into snowmelt. The kind that jolts your heart sets its beating apace, an anxious hiccuping of hummingbird wings.
Ellen Hopkins

A rhododendron bud lavender-tipped. Soon a glory of blooms to clash with the cardinals and gladden the hummingbirds!
Dave Beard

Hummingbirds stay for a fractional sharp sweetness, and when it’s gone, can’t take more than that.
Denise Levertov

As long as the hummingbird had not abandoned the land, somewhere there were still flowers, and they still go on.
Leslie Marmon Silko

Regularity chauvinists are people who insist that you have got to do the same thing every time, every day, which drives some of us nuts. Attention Deficit Disorder – we need a more positive term for that. Hummingbird mind, I should think.
Ted Nelson

One day a hummingbird flew in. It fluttered against the window till I got it down where I could reach it with an open umbrella. When I had it in my hand, it was so small I couldn’t believe I had it, but I could feel the intense life – so intense and tiny.
Georgia O’Keeffe

Across the downs, a hummingbird came dipping through the bowers. He pivoted on emptiness to scrutinize the flowers.
Nathalia Crane

Time passes as fast as a hummingbird flutters quote

Inspirational

Here are some hummingbird quotes that just might inspire you.

Some of my old memories feel trapped in amber in my brain, lucid and burning, while others are like the wing beat of a hummingbird, an intangible, ephemeral blur.
Mira Bartok

Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything.
Amethyst Wyldfyre

May my faith always be
at the end of the day
like a hummingbird…
returning to its favorite flower.
Sanober Khan, ‘Turquoise Silence’

A hummingbird flew up to me and hovered there. Its tiny heart was pattering like a machine gun… And I thought: what a thing to have to work that hard every day just to stay alive, to be constantly on the verge of death. And how satisfying every day must be that it survived.
Unknown

Flutter like a hummingbird. Dive like an eagle. Ain’t no bird that’s my equal.
Kathryn Lasky

From scarlet to powdered gold, to blazing yellow, to the rare ashen emerald, to the orange and black velvet of your shimmering corselet, out to the tip that like an amber thorn begins you, small, superlative being, you are a miracle, and you blaze.
From “Ode to the Hummingbird”

Thought-Provoking

Obviously, he had this native intelligence, this sensitivity, and this ability to move rapidly through a whole range of material… You could just feel him taking stuff in with that gadfly energy, that hummingbird energy, taking a little something from here, there, and everywhere, taking a little something from everything.
Peter Sellars

Hummingbirds that defend territories of many flowers remember which flowers they have recently emptied.
Susan Healy

We’re constantly being bombarded by problems that we face, and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed. But we should always feel like the hummingbird. I may feel insignificant, but I don’t want to be like the other animals watching the planet go down the drain. I’ll be a hummingbird; I’ll do the best I can.
Wangari Maathai

My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there, the blue plums.
Mary Oliver

They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I reply by saying that I think of a child in Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.
David Attenborough

By the way, did you know that a hummingbird weighs as much as a quarter?
Calvin Trillin

There is a difference between our wisdom and nature’s simplicity. That reflects the burden of a complex intelligence. A complex intelligence like ours is impotent compared to the intelligence of hummingbirds that have co-evolved with the flowers all along their migration route. That seems so simple; it just unfolds.
Alison Hawthorne Deming

Interesting

These cool hummingbird quotes provide a different perspective.

If I were a flower, the hummingbird would be my favorite bee, And if I were blind, the light of darkness I’d love to see.
Munia Khan

A day so happy. Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I know no one is worth me envying him.
Czesław Miłosz

My mother’s eyes were large and brown, like my son’s, but unlike Sam’s, they were always frantic, like a hummingbird who can’t quite find the flower but keeps jabbing around.
Anne Lamott

I’d written a lot of songs with hummingbirds in them. None of them ever came to anything, but I did write a few lines last month. It went like this: ‘Listen to the hummingbird whose wings you cannot see. Listen to the hummingbird, don’t listen to me.
Leonard Cohen

And the hummingbird that hung like a jewel up among the tilted honeysuckle horns. They mesmerized and swung In the palpitating air. Drowsed with odors strange and rare. And, with whispered laughter, slipped away. And let him hanging there.
James Whitcomb Riley

I would say the Hummingbird really deserves the royalties on some of my songs.
Leonard Cohen

Hummingbird Captions for Instagram

  • The earth has music for those who listen.
  • Spread your wings, let your spirit soar.
  • Hummingbird: With brave wings, she flies.
  • May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your fan.
  • Hummingbirds are small angels of fleeting joy.
  • Small things, great love!
  • Hummingbird was by far and away our worst result.
  • Messenger of beauty and wonder!
  • No one is free, even the hummingbirds are chained to the sky.
  • Hummingbird is the spirit of pure joy.
  • I like hummingbirds and maybe three people
  • A hummingbird is joy incarnate.
  • Hummingbirds are not meant to be caged!
  • The sound of hummingbirds stops the noise in my mind!
  • Bringers of happiness and love!
  • Hummingbirds are the most miraculous creatures to ever exist!
  • I want to be like a hummingbird; free and peaceful.
  • My heart is like a hummingbird.

Hummingbird FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about hummingbirds.

What do hummingbirds eat?

Hummingbirds primarily eat nectar from flowers. Their diet includes small insects like beetles, aphids, and mosquitos.

What flower color are hummingbirds attracted to?

Hummingbirds prefer bright red flowers. Tubular flowers hold the most nectar and so they are of particular appeal to hummingbirds. Impatiens, petunias, and cardinal flowers are just some of the flowers that hummingbirds like.

What is unique about the hummingbirds flying capabilities?

The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly upside down and backward. Their shoulder’s ball-and-socket joining enables its wings to move 180 degrees in all directions.

What is a hummingbird’s heart rate?

A hummingbird’s heart rate can go as high as 1,260 beats per minute.

How fast do hummingbirds flap their wings?

Hummingbirds can flap 70 times per second or 4,200 times per minute.

I hope you enjoyed our collection of hummingbird quotes and captions.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the co-founder and co-editor of ListCaboodle.

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