Butterflies Sayings and Quotes

Butterflies are the embodiment of a fresh start. Just like the caterpillar, we too can go through metamorphosis and emerge better and stronger than before. Check out the collection of wise and insightful butterflies quotes below.

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. Jeffrey Glassberg
The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity George Carlin
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 a butterfly. Richard Bach
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou
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. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves. Drew Barrymore
As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. Joseph B. Wirthlin
Butterflies are self propelled flowers. R.H. Heinlein
Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time Deborah Chaskin
Butterflies are God's confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love K. D'Angelo
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 Phil Robinson
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... Joseph Conrad
The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly. Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Muhammad Ali
Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation. Stephanie Marshall
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. Richard Buckminster Fuller
Butterflies are a breath of beauty fluttering by, they are mystery chronicled upon wing, they bring forth the grace and wonder of this world to our eyes everyday K. D'Angelo
Not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures. Elizabeth Goudge
I'd be a butterfly, born in a bower, Where roses and lilies and violets meet. Thomas Haynes Bayly
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 K. D'Angelo
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. Heinrich Heine
Much converse do I find in thee, Historian of my infancy! Float near me; do not yet depart! Dead times revive in thee: Thou bring'st, gay creature as thou art! A solemn image to my heart. William Wordsworth
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 K. D'Angelo
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Charles Dickens
Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. Hans Christian Anderson
How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. Trina Paulus
Butterflies...flowers that fly and all but sing. Robert Frost
They seemed to suddenly come upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in a winter wood. Edith Wharton
Butterflies are perhaps one of the most familiar and endearing groups of insects in the world. Their grace and exquisite beauty have fascinated many people over the centuries, often inspiring a child's first insight into nature. Dr. Ross Field
...Nine butterflies appear within an hour, not on the wing but in the word, bringing a message of transformation and hope.. Carol Lynne Pearson
There are butterflies in my stomach and I'm feeling full of woe. I think I ate some caterpillars a few days ago. Carolyn Argyle
Beautiful and graceful, butterflies lift our spirits with their loveliness and lyric flight. Gloria B. Schlaepfer
In early cultures, religions,art and myths, butterflies became symbols of immortality, fleeting beauty and freedom. Gloria B. Schlaepfer
Butterflies love to be out in the sunshine, just like people. You can look for them on warm, bright sunny days. John Woodward
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. Vladimir Nabokov
The sound of a million butterflies flapping their wings is indescribable. It's very heavenly. Louie Schwartzberg
Run away from the boy that gives you butterflies, he's going to break your heart. Ashley Antoinette
The toad beneath the harrow knows exactly where each tooth-point goes; tThe butterfly upon the road preaches contentment to that toad. Rudyard Kipling
Americans consider the butterfly a symbol of good fortune and some tribes believe they bring the blessing of sleep and peaceful dreams. Tom Frost
In mythology throughout the world, the butterfly repesents the soul and its journey in this life and the next. Tom Frost
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. Alice Hoffman
When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly. Mehmet Murat ildan
Your butterfly love just flutters around, from flower to flower, drops their heads to the ground. There're leaves that fall and wither and die, When your butterfly love comes drifting by. Jim Reeves
Spread your wings and prepare to fly for you have become a butterfly. Oh fly abandonedly into the sun. If you should return to me, we truly were meant to be. So spread your wings and fly butterfly. Mariah Carey
Green fields where we used to wander. Purple valleys near my home. We would play there , beneath the sky. And then I kissed you , butterfly Bee Gees
Caterpillar in the tree, how you wonder who you'll be. Can't go far but you can always dream. Wish you may and wish you might, don't you worry, hold on tight I promise you there will come a day, butterfly fly away. Billy Ray Cyrus
There will be butterflies, there will be summer skies. And flowers upthrust, when all that Caesar bids, and all the pyramids are dust. Haniel Long
Eyes aloft, over dangerous places, the children follow the butterflies, and in the sweat of their upturned faces, slash with a net at the empty skies. Rudyard Kipling
You give me butterflies that I thought were forever still, and now that I found you, I hope they never will. Rita Blooding
A poet is also like a butterfly It should not be a victim of adoption. One should only watch, observe. It is the nature of it. It is its life. Ehgan Sehgal
Don't go chasing after butterflies when everything you want is right by your side. Norah Jones
We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.  Carl Sagan
Don't waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come. Mario Quintana
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The green grass and the happy skies court the flattering butterflies. Terri Guillemets
I love that feeling of being in love,the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special. Jennifer Aniston