Butterflies are a metaphor for spiritual renewal, metamorphosis, change, hope, and life, and they contain mystery, symbolism, and significance.

The butterfly’s gorgeous, yet brief life closely resembles the process of spiritual change and serves as a reminder that life is limited.

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Best Butterfly Quotes

Take time to be a butterfly. ~ Gillian Duce.

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

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

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

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.

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Caterpillars can fly, if they just lighten up. ~ Scott J. Simmerman.

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

Open your heart and mind like the wings of a butterfly. See then how high you can fly. ~ Zeenat Aman.

Butterflies love to be out in the sunshine, just like people. You can look for them on warm, bright sunny days. ~ John Woodward.

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

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. ~ Charles Dickens.

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.

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.

The toad beneath the harrow knows exactly where each tooth-point goes; the butterfly upon the road preaches contentment to that toad. ~ Rudyard Kipling.

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When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

With the rose the butterfly’s deep in love, A thousand times hovering round; But round himself, all tender like gold, The sun’s sweet ray is hovering found. ~ Heinrich Heine.

Famous Butterfly Quotes

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? ~ Chuang Tzu.

Beautiful and graceful, butterflies lift our spirits with their loveliness and lyric flight. ~ Gloria B. Schlaepfer.

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful. ~ Unknown.

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Butterflies are one of the purest forms of beauty in Nature. ~ Unknown.

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

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

Americans consider the butterfly a symbol of good fortune and some tribes believe they bring the blessing of sleep and peaceful dreams. ~ Tom Frost.

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

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Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love. ~ K. D’Angelo.

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

Inspirational Butterfly Quotes

Butterflies are significant because they are one of the most beautiful and delicate creatures in the world. They remind us that even though something may be small, it can still be very special.

When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and you cannot find your way out of darkness…Remember, this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings. ~ Necole Stephens.

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

Awaken to the universe’s simple gift of the butterfly. Watch with fascination and joy as a jeweled treasure glides by and gently touches your soul. ~ K. D’Angelo.

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The green grass and the happy skies court the flattering butterflies. ~ Terri Guillemets.

The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly. ~ Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun.

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

In early cultures, religions,art and myths, butterflies became symbols of immortality, fleeting beauty and freedom. ~ Gloria B. Schlaepfer.

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.

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

Butterflies are perhaps one of the most familiar and endearing groups of insects in the world. Their grace and exquisite beauty have fascinated many people over the centuries, often inspiring a child’s first insight into nature. ~ Dr. Ross Field.

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

Green fields where we used to wander. Purple valleys near my home. We would play there , beneath the sky. And then I kissed you , butterfly. ~ Bee Gees.

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

The butterfly is a very important insect. It is the adult stage of a caterpillar and it helps to pollinate flowers. Pollination is when the pollen from the male butterfly combines with the female butterfly's eggs. This process helps to create new butterflies and keep the population going.

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

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

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

Butterflies are a breath of beauty fluttering by, they are mystery chronicled upon wing, they bring forth the grace and wonder of this world to our eyes everyday. ~ K. D’Angelo.

Your butterfly love just flutters around, from flower to flower, drops their heads to the ground. There’re leaves that fall and wither and die, When your butterfly love comes drifting by. ~ Jim Reeves.

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

I’d be a butterfly, born in a bower, Where roses and lilies and violets meet. ~ Thomas Haynes Bayly.

There are butterflies in my stomach and I’m feeling full of woe. I think I ate some caterpillars a few days ago. ~ Carolyn Argyle.

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

The butterfly flits from bloom to bloom, as not to miss one fragrant plume. In her sight exists no garden finale, only paradise of flowered hill and valley. ~ K. D’Angelo.

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Butterflies are like angels kisses sent from heaven. ~ Malia Kirk.

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. ~ Trina Paulus.

Nine butterflies appear within an hour, not on the wing but in the word, bringing a message of transformation and hope.. ~ Carol Lynne Pearson.

Top Butterfly Quotes

Don’t go chasing after butterflies when everything you want is right by your side. ~ Norah Jones.

We are but small butterflies in the garden of life. ~ Carston D. Roach.

In mythology throughout the world, the butterfly represents the soul and its journey in this life and the next. ~ Tom Frost.

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

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.

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

The sound of a million butterflies flapping their wings is indescribable. It’s very heavenly. ~ Louie Schwartzberg.

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 a butterfly. ~ Richard Bach.

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.

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

Run away from the boy that gives you butterflies, he’s going to break your heart. ~ Ashley Antoinette.

It is all too common for caterpillars to become butterflies and then to maintain that in their youth they had been little butterflies. Maturation makes liars of us all. ~ George Vaillant.

Eyes aloft, over dangerous places, the children follow the butterflies, and in the sweat of their upturned faces, slash with a net at the empty skies. ~ Rudyard Kipling.

Inspiring Butterfly Quotes

There will be butterflies, there will be summer skies. And flowers upthrust, when all that Caesar bids, and all the pyramids are dust. ~ Haniel Long.

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

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

Spread your wings and prepare to fly for you have become a butterfly. Oh fly abandonedly into the sun. If you should return to me, we truly were meant to be. So spread your wings and fly butterfly. ~ Mariah Carey.

A poet is also like a butterfly It should not be a victim of adoption. One should only watch, observe. It is the nature of it. It is its life. ~ Ehgan Sehgal.

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Butterflies…flowers that fly and all but sing. ~ Robert Frost.

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.

I love that feeling of being in love,the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special. ~ Jennifer Aniston.

You give me butterflies that I thought were forever still, and now that I found you, I hope they never will. ~ Rita Blooding.

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.

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Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. ~ Vladimir Nabokov.

The butterfly does not look back upon its caterpillar self, either fondly or wistfully; it simply flies on. ~ Guillermo del Toro.


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