55 Monarch Butterfly Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of monarch butterfly quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about beautiful butterfly.

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The Most Famous Monarch Butterfly Quotes (Best in 2024)

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When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another. — Edward Norton Lorenz

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

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

Don't waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come. — Mario Quintana

The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. — George Carlin

You cannot direspect the caterpillar and rave about the butterfly. — Mark Jackson

Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same. — Kendrick Lamar

If you are old and you wish to be young again, if only for a moment, try and identify a dragonfly. — Simon Barnes

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. — Charles Darwin

The little bee returns with evening's gloom, To join her comrades in the braided hive, Where, housed beside their might honey-comb, They dream their polity shall long survive. — Charles Tennyson Turner

Butterfly Quotes

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Listen with your heart, you will understand. — Pocahontas

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you, too. — Rick Warren

I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. 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 will come and sit softly on your shoulder. — Henry David Thoreau

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

Butterflies and zebras And moonbeams and fairy tales That's all she ever thinks about Riding with the wind. — Jimi Hendrix

Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow. — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Monarch butterfly quote God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamon
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.

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

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. — Janusz Korczak

She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew. — Jerry Spinelli

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted. — Mother Teresa

Beautiful Butterfly Quotes

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And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I'm a beautiful, black butterfly. — Tracy Morgan

Change can be beautiful; butterflies are the greatest proof of this. — Matshona Dhliwayo

Where there are flowers, there are butterflies. — Filipino Proverbs

Monarch butterfly quote A girl should be lika a butterfly, pretty to see and hard to catch
A girl should be lika a butterfly, pretty to see and hard to catch

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. — Swami Vivekananda

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

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! — Eric Carle

True beauty of dress consists in its simplicity . . . What do these devotees of fashion gain? Only the satisfaction of being admired, like a butterfly. — Ellen G. White

There is no help for you, outside yourself; You are the creator of the universe. — Swami Vivekananda

Words betrayed her: beautiful butterflies in her mind; dead moths when she opened her mouth for their release into the world. — Glen Duncan

Not for a moment, beautiful aged Walt Whitman, have I failed to see your beard full of butterflies. — Federico Garcia Lorca

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More Monarch Butterfly Quotes

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The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory. — Gary Zukav

I embrace emerging experience, I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly. — William Stafford

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

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

I learned about the sacred art of self decoration with the monarch butterflies perched atop my head, lightning bugs as my night jewelry, and emerald-green frogs as bracelets. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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

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

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

We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. — Friedrich Nietzsche

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. — Zhuangzi

Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him. — Rabindranath Tagore

Gray sail against the sky, Gray butterfly! Have you a dream for going. Or are you the blind wind's blowing? — Dana Burnet

The butterfly, a cabbage-white, (His honest idiocy of flight) Will never now, it is too late, Master the art of flying straight. — Robert Graves

The tulip and the butterfly Appear in gayer coats than I: Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. — Isaac Watts

When a small child... I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong. — Anna Pavlova

This great purple butterfly, In the prison of my hands, Has a learning in his eye Not a poor fool understands. — William Butler Yeats

A million butterflies rose up from South America, All together, and flew in a gold storm toward Spain. — Winfield Townley Scott

As I began researching butterflies, however, the monarch stood out among all of them. It's the only butterfly - the only insect - that migrates like a bird or a whale! — Mary Alice Monroe

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

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

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

My English teacher has no face. She has uncombed stringy hair that droops on her shoulders. The hair is black from her part to her ears and then neon orange to the frizzy ends. I can't decide if she had pissed off her hairdresser or is morphing into a monarch butterfly. I call her Hairwoman. — Laurie Halse Anderson

There is a difference between our wisdom and nature's simplicity. That reflects the burden of a complex intelligence. A complex intelligence like ours is impotent compared to the intelligence of a monarch butterfly migrating from Canada to Mexico, or the intelligence of hummingbirds that have co-evolved with the flowers all along their migration route. That seems so simple; it just happens, it just unfolds. — Alison Hawthorne Deming

We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. It seems to me that the grass hates us when we confess our love for it. Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times. — Friedrich Nietzsche

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