80+ Butterfly Quotes to Inspire and Delight

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You do not just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process. — Rupi Kaur

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. — Trina Paulus

A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone. – Mandy Hale

Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing’, said the Butterfly. – Sabrina Newby

Butterfly Quotes

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever. ― Carl Sagan

Butterflies are nature’s angels. They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.-Robyn Nola

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. — Maya Angelou

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

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. – Naya Rivera

Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come. -Mario Quintana

I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ― John Keats

Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing. — Dolly Parton

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 know they can do it at any time and in countless ways. -Dodinsky

Everyone is like a butterfly: They start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful, graceful butterflies that everyone loves. — Drew Barrymore

When a caterpillar bursts from its cocoon and discovers it has wings, it does not sit idly, hoping to one day turn back. It flies. — Kelseyleigh Reber

Representation is vital, otherwise, the butterfly surrounded by a group of moths unable to see itself will keep trying to become the moth – representation. – Rupi Kaur

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. -Muhammad Ali

Butterflies are not called butterflies overnight. They have to undergo tons of changes in order to acquire that name. -Michael Bassey Johnson

Happiness is like a butterfly that, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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. -Unknown

Nature’s message was always there for us to see. It was written on the wings of butterflies. — Kjell B. Sandved

Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Anderson

The butterfly is a flying flower. The flower is a tethered butterfly. — Ponce Denis

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You’ve gotta be a caterpillar before you are a butterfly. The problem is, most people aren’t willing to be a caterpillar. — Unknown

The Very Hungry Caterpillar story is about hope. You, like the little caterpillar, will grow up, unfold your wings, and fly off into the future. — Eric Carle

The only authority I respect is the one that causes butterflies to fly south in fall and north in springtime. – Tom Robbins

Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. ― Robert A. Heinlein

Just living isn’t enough,’ said the butterfly, ‘one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. — Hans Christian Anderson

As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

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? – Zhuangzi

Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you’re sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again. – Max Lucado

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. ― Sanober Khan

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. — Buckminster R. Fuller

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. -J. Richard Lessor

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. — Ernest Hemingway

Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end. – Haruki Murakami

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time. — Deborah Chaskin

When God becomes glad about our good works, then He sends cute animals, birds, butterflies, etc. near us as a signal to express His happiness! – Md. Ziaul

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

Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.― Ellen DeGeneres

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

Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. -Author Unknown

If you smile when you see a butterfly, you have happiness in your soul. — Diana Cooper

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves. – Drew Barrymore

He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival. ― Gemma Malley

If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies. — Wendy Mass

Failure is like a caterpillar before it becomes a butterfly. – Peta Kelly

When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same. — Kendrick Lamar

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. -Patch Adams

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

She is like a butterfly; beautiful to look at but hard to catch. — Nikki Rowe

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.-Kelseyleigh Reber

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet still become something beautiful. -Beau Taplin

We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis. ― LeeAnn Taylor

Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar. ― Cornelia Funke

We can learn a lesson from the butterfly beginning its life crawling along the ground, then spinning a cocoon, patiently waiting until the day it will fly. — Heather Wolf

Someday, I will be a beautiful butterfly, and then everything will be better. – Heimlich

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. -Emme Rollins

And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I’m a beautiful, black butterfly. — Tracy Morgan

But on paper, things can live forever. on paper, a butterfly never dies. ― Jacqueline Woodson

Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile. ― George Sand

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

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. -Author Unknown

They seemed to suddenly come upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in a winter wood. — Edith Wharton

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. -Dean Jackson

Beauty is where the beheld butterfly disappears from sight. — R.H. Peat

Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing”, said the Butterfly. – Sabrina Newby

Butterflies are like angels’ kisses sent from heaven. — Malia Kirk

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. -Scott Pemberton

A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly. — André Gide

Be like a butterfly and a flower—beautiful and sought after, yet unassuming and gentle. – Jarod Kintz

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. ~ Frederick Lindemann

Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly. ‘They are self-propelled flowers. ― Robert A. Heinlein

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough. — Rabindranath Tagore

Take time to be a butterfly. — Gillian Duce

Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation. -Stephanie Marshall

A butterfly is like the soul of a person; it dries out in captivity. — Marlene Van Niekerk

The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. — George Carlin

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

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