Butterflies Quotes

Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it'll crush. Hold it too loose, it'll fly.- Unknown

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.- Unknown

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

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

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.-Muhammad Ali

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

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

Know thyself! A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.-Andre Gide

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

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

And whether this happiness lasted a hundred seconds or ten minutes, it was so far removed from time that it resembled every other genuine happiness as completely as one fluttering blue lycaenid butterfly resembles another.-Herman Hesse

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

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

I like - it's not that I want to be someone different from me, but I suppose it partly is that. I love creating a character in a fantastical situation, like Dr. Frankenstein, like Leo Bloom, a little caterpillar who blossoms into a butterfly. I love that. -Gene Wilder

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.-R.H. Heinlein

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.-Richard Buckminster Fuller

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.- Edith Wharton

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

Not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.- Elizabeth Goudge

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

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

We are closer to the ants than to butterflies.- Very few people can endure much leisure.- Gerald Brenan

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 Bul

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

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

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 fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.Paul Erlich

In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly.- But with humans it is the other way around:- a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.- Anton Chekhov

And the case of butterflies so rich it looks As if all summer settled there and died.Philip Larkin

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

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

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

"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."Anonymous