42 Swan Quotes and Sayings for All Birds Lovers

Swans are beautiful birds known around the world for their grace and beauty.

They are mostly found in Europe and North America.

Because of their large, muscular legs that drive them through the water, these birds are outstanding swimmers.

Their extended necks contribute to their capacity to move fast across bodies of water.


Their necks, which are often bent in an iconic ‘S’ shape, are not only a distinguishing feature but also have a useful purpose.

Best Swan Quotes


In the eyes of its mother every turkey is a swan. ~ Luxembourgan Proverb.

All his geese are swans. ~ Romanian Proverb.

If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be a really ugly swan. ~ Timmothy Radman.

I will make thee think thy swan a crow. ~ William Shakespeare.

All your geese are swans. ~ German Proverb.

Get my swan costume ready. ~ Anna Pavlova.


Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying, In sweetness, not in music, dying. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier.

Speak like a parrot; meditate like a swan; chew like a goat; and bathe like an elephant. ~ Indian Proverb.

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Famous Swan Quotes

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan’s egg. ~ Hans Christian Andersen.


The swan, like the soul of the poet, By the dull world is ill understood. ~ Heinrich Heine.

Swans are majestic, beautiful looking creatures. With really ugly temperaments. ~ Michael Gira.

The swans will not sing till the jackdaws are quiet. ~ Latin Proverb.

I think it requires a bit of honesty, Swan Lake. ~ Graeme Murphy.


Every man thinks his own geese swans. ~ German Proverb.

When turkeys mate they think of swans. ~ Johnny Carson.

Top Swan Quotes

Typhoid and swans – it all comes from the same place. ~ Thomas Harris.

Envy can breed swans from bad duck eggs. ~ Russian Proverb.

There’s a double beauty whenever a swan; Swims on a lake with her double thereon. ~ Thomas Hood.

The swan, like the soul of the poet, By the dull world is ill understood. ~ Heinrich Heine.


It is not for the swan to teach eaglets to sing. ~ Danish Proverb.

But calm, white calm, was born into a swan. ~ Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth.

Even if you enter the dirty water, stay neat like a white swan! ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan.

A man is no more encumbered by his soul than the steed by his bridle or the lake by the swan. ~ Irish Proverb.


Swans in the winter air; A white perfection have. ~ W. H. Auden.

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day. ~ Charles Kingsley.

The son of the swan is a good swimmer. ~ Egyptian Proverb.

Swans live wherever there is water, and leave the place where water dries up; let not a man act so – and comes and goes as he pleases. ~ Chanakya.

I’ve developed into quite a swan. I’m one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older – until I drop dead of beauty. ~ Rufus Wainwright.


When the rooks are silent the swans begin to sing. ~ Danish Proverb.

A swan would die with pride only for its black feet. ~ Irish Proverb.

Powerful Swan Quotes

For beauty with sorrow Is a burden hard to be borne: The evening light on the foam, and the swans, there; That music, remote, forlorn. ~ Walter de La Mare.


All his geese are swans. ~ French Proverb.

If you’re looking for monogamy, you’d better marry a swan. ~ Nora Ephron.

Hear the music, the thunder of the wings. Love the wild swan. ~ Robinson Jeffers.

Every man thinks his own geese swans. ~ Danish Proverb.


Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans. ~ Munia Khan.

Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale; were I a swan, the part of a swan. ~ Epictetus.

So these were the 42 top quotes about Swan.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Grasshopper quotes and Squirrel quotes.


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