We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.— Maya Angelou
Memorable Beautiful Butterfly quotations
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
I am a butterfly drunk with life. I don't know where to soar, but I won't allow life to clip my beautiful wings.
You can never have too much sky . You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky, and sky can keep you safe when you are sad. Here there is too much sadness and not enough sky. Butterflies too are few and so are flowers and most things that are beautiful. Still, we take what we can get and make the best of it.
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I'm a beautiful, black butterfly.
There is no help for you outside of yourself;
you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm you have built a cocoon around yourself.... Burst your own cocoon and come out as the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul. Then alone you will see Truth.
Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
Be brave enough to hold on to the hope that life will be beautiful again.
He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself.
He stayed inside for more than two weeks. Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and... he was a beautiful butterfly!
There is no help for you, outside yourself; You are the creator of the universe.
True beauty of dress consists in its simplicity .
. . What do these devotees of fashion gain? Only the satisfaction of being admired, like a butterfly.
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.
Words betrayed her: beautiful butterflies in her mind;
dead moths when she opened her mouth for their release into the world.
Not for a moment, beautiful aged Walt Whitman, have I failed to see your beard full of butterflies.
O beautiful white land, olives and wild anemone and violet mingled among the shale, and purple wings of little winter-butterflies say, here Psyche, the soul, lies.
Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.
There is no reason to assume that the universe has the slightest interest in intelligence—or even in life. Both may be random accidental by-products of its operations like the beautiful patterns on a butterfly's wings. The insect would fly just as well without them.
Forgettingis a beautiful thing. When you forget, you remake yourself. For a caterpillar to become a butterfly, it must forget it was a caterpillar at all. Then it will be as if the caterpillar never was & there was only ever a butterfly.
It requires a certain kind of mind to see beauty in a hamburger bun.
Yet is it any more unusual to find grace in the texture and softly carved silhouette of a bun than to reflect lovingly on the hackles of a fishing fly? Or the arrangements and textures on a butterfly's wing? Not if you are a McDonalds's man.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing.
For the butterfly, mating and propagation involve the sacrifice of life, for the human being, the sacrifice of beauty.
Butterflies doing strange things in very beautiful ways were in my mind when I sat down, but by the time my pen was uncapped my thoughts had shifted to rocks.
Flowers belong to Fairyland: the flowers and the birds and the butterflies are all that the world has kept of its golden age--the only perfectly beautiful things on earth--joyous, innocent, half divine--useless, say they who are wiser than God.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
Making something and sending it out into the world and then people not only responding to it but adopting it for their own and making a separate thing for it, that's beautiful. It just shows you how much you can affect other people... the butterfly effect of everything you put out into the world.
The butterfly long loved the beautiful rose, And flirted around all day;
While round him in turn with her golden caress, Soft fluttered the sun's warm ray.... I know not with whom the rose was in love, But I know that I loved them all. The butterfly, rose, and the sun's bright ray, The star and the bird's sweet call.
Nature was one of the key forces that brought me back to God, for I wanted to know the Artist responsible for beauty such as I saw on grand scale in photos from space telescopes or on minute scale such as in the intricate designs on a butterfly wing.
The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.
Snapshots, moments, mere seconds: as fragile and beautiful and hopeless as a single butterfly, flapping on against a gathering wind.
Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season.
We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, and clever.
I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one - like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere.
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.
and as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, i realize that i never saw true beauty until now.
The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.
Beautiful thoughts flit across the brain, like butterflies in the sun's rays, and are as difficult to capture.
For beautiful eye look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
The butterfly lures us not only because he is beautiful, but because he is transitory. The caterpillar is uglier, but in him we can regard the better joy of becoming.
When someone comes to you with big dreams, don't be too quick to belittle their ambition and dreams. Inspire and help them in any way you can. Even the beautiful butterfly was once a caterpillar.
But whichever form it took it brought with it, in those moments of bitter anguish, such a desperate surge of hope that it was almost untouchable, and flitted away like a golden butterfly into the bright blue sky - beautiful, unreachable and completely transistent.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
People are like moths. First they are ugly and awkward, until they break out of their shell and become a beautiful butterfly.
Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season.
We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain.
She had witnessed the world's most beautiful things, and allowed herself to grow old and unlovely. She had felt the heat of a leviathan's roar, and the warmth within a cat's paw. She had conversed with the wind and had wiped soldier's tears. She had made people see, she'd seen herself in the sea. Butterflies had landed on her wrists, she had planted trees. She had loved, and let love go. So she smiled.
I must brave the interior of the most tawdry and literally trumpery tower of them all ... the Trump Taj Mahal. For taking the name of the priceless mausoleum of Agra, one of the beauties and wonders of the world, for that alone Donald Trump should be stripped naked and whipped with scorpions along the boardwalk.- It is as if a giant toad has raped a butterfly.
The joy in catching butterflies is the joy of capturing - for an instant - utter beauty. The satisfaction of being able to let it go is immense.