Quotes of Butterfly

“ There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. ”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

- Richard Bach

“ The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ”

- Rabindranath Tagore

“ They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods. ”

- Edith Wharton

“ 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

“ 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

“ A chinese philosopher once had a dream that he was a butterfly. From that day on, he was never quite certain that he was not a butterfly, dreaming that he was a man. ”

- Unknown

“ I know not if I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or if I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. ”

- Rene Descartes

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

- Drew Barrymore

“ Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel? ”

- Alexander Pope

“ We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. ”

- Gerald Brenan

“ Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it'll crush, hold it too loose, it'll fly away. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ”

- Unknown

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

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

“ Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them. ”

- Charles Gounod

“ I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies. ”

- Brendan Gill

“ There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. ”

- Richard Buckminster Fuller

“ The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ”

- George Carlin

“ Keep your temper,' said the Caterpillar. ”

- Lewis Carroll

“ I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun And find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches Today, tomorrow and beyond. ”

- Irish Blessing

“ Butterflies dot springtime with flitting airy kisses. ”

- Terri Guillemets

“ But these are flowers that fly and all but sing: And now from having ridden out desire They lie closed over in the wind and cling Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire. ”

- Robert Frost

“ 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

“ And many an ante-natal tomb When butterflies dream of the life to come. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ Much converse do I find in thee, Historian of my infancy! Float near me; do not yet depart! Dead times revive in thee: Thou bring'st, gay creature as thou art! A solemn image to my heart. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ Everything that Mr Smallweed's grandfather ever put away in his mind was a grub at first, and is a grub at last. In all his life he has never bred a single butterfly. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ A coat that is not used, the moths eat; and a Christian who is hung up so that he shall not be tempted — the moths eat him; and they have poor food at that. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ 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 comes and softly sits on your shoulder. ”

- Richard L. Lessor
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