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Butterfly Quotes

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Collection of quotes about butterflies


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. We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. It seems to me that the grass hates us when we confess our love for it. Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times.- Friedrich Nietzsche
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
You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. - Unknown
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
The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.- Attributed to George Carlin
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.- Rabindranath Tagore
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
I would like to think that the singer is the butterfly, and the drummer was just the little grub in the ground, working to become a caterpillar.- Robert Wyatt
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.- Richard Bach
Love is like 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.- Scott Pemberton
But these are flowers that fly and all but sing: And now from having ridden out desire. They lie closed over in the wind and cling. Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.- Robert Frost, Blue-Butterfly Day
I'm still like a butterfly going from one job to another job. But it's quite lovely - I hope to keep this freedom, to have fun.- Carine Roitfeld
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.- Richard Bach
As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.- Joseph B. Wirthlin
Everybody knows what a caterpillar is, and it doesn't look anything like a butterfly.- Lynn Margulis
Not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.- Elizabeth Goudge
The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry:  deeper motives contribute to it.  We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.- Primo Levi
I did a butterfly show in Berlin, and we had a guy who's an expert on butterflies; who bred them all and who looks after them all in the space.- Damien Hirst
Nerves and butterflies are fine - they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager.  You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick.- Steve Bull
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.- Louie Schwartzberg
Butterflies are self propelled flowers.- R.H. Heinlein
They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.- Edith Wharton
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.- R. Buckminster Fuller
Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.- Rabindranath Tagore
I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.- Chuang Tzu
Butterfly was certainly a vehicle for me, and if it died, it still would have served its purpose, in spades. We never expected it to give me the visibility it has given me. It was just a small thing as a vehicle, and suddenly the whole world knew about it.- Pia Zadora
Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.- Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
We are closer to the ants than to butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.- Gerald Brenan
I like to read books and be alone; I'm not social butterfly person.- Hope Solo
Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor.- Billy Elmer
I wasn't a social butterfly at all.- Kate Bosworth
In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around:Ê a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.- Anton Chekhov
Music is quicksilver, gossamer; careers are measured in butterfly lifetimes.- Stacey D'Erasmo
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
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.- Muhammad Ali
How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.- Unknown
The term 'breakout' always makes me think of an inmate or some butterfly emerging out of a cocoon.- Tessa Thompson
As for butterflies, I can hardly conceive of one's attending upon you; but to question the congruence of the complement is vain, if it exists.- Marianne Moore, To a Steam Roller
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

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