33 Beautiful Butterflies Quotes And Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 are self propelled flowers. - R.H. Heinlein

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

Butterflies...flowers that fly and all but sing. - Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring.  - Author Unknown

Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring. – Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I saw a poet chase a butterfly in a meadow.  He put his net on a bench where a boy sat reading a book.  It's a misfortune that it is usually the other way round.  - Karl Kraus

I saw a poet chase a butterfly in a meadow. He put his net on a bench where a boy sat reading a book. It’s a misfortune that it is usually the other way round. – Karl Kraus

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

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

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

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. – Author unknown

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

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

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

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

Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.- Hans Christian Anderson

Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.- Hans Christian Anderson

Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.  - Author Unknown

Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. – Author Unknown

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 Bull

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 Bull

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

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

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

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

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

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

The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. - Attributed to George Carlin

The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. – Attributed to George Carlin

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

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

The least thing upset him on the links.  He missed short putts because of the uproar of butterflies in the adjoining meadows. - P.G. Wodehouse

The least thing upset him on the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of butterflies in the adjoining meadows. – P.G. Wodehouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  - Richard Bach

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach

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