Butterfly Quotes

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“and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”
Ruskin Bond, Scenes from a Writer's Life

“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

Sanober  Khan
“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

“The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come.”
Bangtan Boys, Butterfly

Gemma Malley
“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, The Declaration

Colleen Hoover
“Butterfly you.”
Colleen Hoover, Point of Retreat

Jacqueline Woodson
“But on paper, things can live forever.
On paper, a butterfly
never dies.”
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

Ivan Turgenev
“A withered maple leaf has left its branch and is falling to the ground; its movements resemble those of a butterfly in flight. Isn't it strange? The saddest and deadest of things is yet so like the gayest and most vital of creatures?”
Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

Emme Rollins
“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, Dear Rockstar

“The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.”
Ponce Denis Écouchard Le Brun

Trina Paulus
“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.'

'You mean to die?' asked Yellow, remembering the three who fell out of the sky.

'Yes and No,' he answered.

'What looks like you will die, but what's really you will still live.”
Trina Paulus, Hope for the Flowers

Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“How to Write a Poem

Catch the air
around the butterfly.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer, The Air Around the Butterfly / Въздухът около пеперудата

Nikki Rowe
“She is like a butterfly,
Beautiful to look at
But hard to catch.”
Nikki Rowe

Giordano Bruno
“If the butterfly wings its way to the sweet light that attracts it, it's only becasue it doesn't know that the fire can consume it.”
Giordano Bruno

Amit Ray
“Meditation is the process of transformation and beautification of soul from a leaf-eating caterpillar to a nectar-sipping butterfly. It grows with the wings of love and compassion.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Jane Yolen
“You can only chase a butterfly for so long.”
Jane Yolen, Prince Across the Water

“Let us find inner freedom in each lucky moment that we encounter, like a sun-basking butterfly that finds peace on a cherry blossom petal. (“I seek you”)”
Erik Pevernagie

“The butterfly's wing beat of love can engender a mystical attraction in the neural meanders of our mind and generate emotional torments with a single stroke. ("I seek you")”
Erik Pevernagie

“Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." -Hans Christian Anderson”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Crystal Woods
“When I was just a cute little caterpillar, you loved me. So I became a butterfly so you would never leave.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3

“The moth prefers the moon and detests the sun, while the butterfly loves the sun and hides from the moon. Every living creature responds to light. But depending on the amount of light you have inside, determines which lamp in the sky your heart will swoon.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Muhammad Ali
“Don't Count the Days; Make the Days Count.”
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey

Marie Lu
“I am still alone, broken and small, the butterfly fighting for life in the grass.”
Marie Lu, The Young Elites

Harley King
“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.”
Harley King

Jeanette LeBlanc
“Butterflies are beautiful, but the process of emerging from the chrysalis and spreading your wings can hurt like fucking hell. But still, you will survive the transformation (over and over again) and you will fly. Remember this when it hurts the most. This is the metamorphosis, the going down to liquid, and the rising again. It’s no joke – but damn, it’s one hell of a journey.”
Jeanette LeBlanc

Marlene van Niekerk
“...a butterfly is like the soul of a person, it dries out in captivity.”
Marlene Van Niekerk, Agaat

“When he laughed in his throat, the butterfly laughed at me too. It's obscene fluttering corrupted me into darkness.”
Kazuya Minekura, Stigma

William Stafford
“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.”
William Stafford

“A beetle will chase after an opening of light, while a cockroach will scatter at a crack of it. How are we different from insects? Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night. Polarity is an integral part of nature — human or not human.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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