Butterfly Quotes

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Here’s an example from A Butterfly; That on a rough, hard rock Happy can lie; Friendless and all alone On this unsweetened stone. Now let my bed be hard, No care take I; I’ll make my joy like this Small Butterfly; Whose happy heart has power To make a stone a flower.

Predictability: Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?

That was the first thing I had to learn about her, and maybe the hardest I’ve ever learned about anything – that she is her own, and what she gives me is of her choosing, and the more precious because of it. Sometimes a butterfly will come to sit in your open palm, but if […]

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

I remembered one morning when I discovered a cocoon in the bark of the tree, just as the butterfly was making a hole in the case and preparing to come out. I waited a while, but it was too long appearing and I was impatient. I bent over it and breathed on it to warm […]

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.

Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?

Each planet, each plant, each butterfly, each moth, each beetle, becomes doubly real to you when you know its name. Lucky indeed are those who from their earliest childhood have heard all these things named.

No lepidopterist’s collection in the entire world – full of iridescent wings, is worth the life of a single butterfly.