Quotes

 

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Photograph by Kristen Clark; Orange butterfly (Dryadula Phaetusa)

“In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”   Dr. Seuss

“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

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”   John Keats

“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

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

“The Caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”   George Carlin

“Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.”   Ellen DeGeneres

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

“He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival.”   Gemma Malley

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

When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched.”   Patch Adams

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”  Richard Buckminster Fuller

“Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly.’They are self-propelled flowers.”  Robert A. Heinlein

“Do ye not comprehend that we are worms born to bring forth the angelic butterfly that flieth unto judgment without screen?”  Dante Alighieri

“Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end.”    Haruki Murakami

“The Butterfly in honored dust assuredly will lie, but none will pass the Catacomb so chastened as the Fly.”  Emily Dickinson

“Ballet in the air… twin butterflies until, twice white, they meet, they mate.”   Bashō Matsuo

“This flesh in which we live is nothing more than a cocoon, and only when we step out of it do we truly begin to live.”  Nancy Stephan