The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly. Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun
Nature's message was always there and for us to see. It was
written on the wings of butterflies. Kjell B. Sandved
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master
calls a butterfly. Richard Bach
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. Henry David Thoreau
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore
Once upon a time, I, Chuang Tzu, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering
hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly...Suddenly,
I awoke, and there I lay, myself again. Now 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 (Zhuangzi)
Butterflies are self propelled flowers. R. H. Heinlein
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Muhammad Ali
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going
to be a butterfly. Richard Buckminster Fuller
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One
must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." Hans Christian Anderson The Butterfly.
Your life is like a butterfly; it has to go through changes
before it becomes beautiful. Author Unknown
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became
a butterfly. Author Unknown
Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward
and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone
loves. Drew Barrymore
Love is like a butterfly, it settles upon you when you least
expect it. Author Unknown
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
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies
himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks
to know himself would never become a butterfly. Andre Gide
The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all
the publicity. George Carlin
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam And for a brief
moment, its glory and beauty belong to our World. But then it
flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, We
feel so lucky to have seen it. Author Unknown
Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight and it'll crush,
hold it too loose and it'll fly away. Author Unknown
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond. Irish Blessing
"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." Trina Paulus Hope for the Flowers.
Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases
where it goes. Author Unknown
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've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again! William Wordsworth To a Butterfly.
Stay near me - do not take thy flight!
A little longer stay in sight!
Much converse do I find in thee,
Historian of my infancy! William Wordsworth To a Butterfly.
It is blue-butterfly day here in spring,
And with these sky-flakes down in flurry on flurry
There is more unmixed color on the wing
Than flowers will show for days unless they hurry. Robert Frost
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
Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it
creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies
are created through transformation. Stephanie Marshall
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