Top 47 Butterfly Quotes That Will Motivate You

A butterfly is an animal that can change its shape from one form to another. A butterfly can be a caterpillar, a moth, or even the female of the species. It may also change its color as well. Thus, the butterfly’s life cycle is different from other animals.

It teaches us the value of change, even though it may take time, leading to beautiful results. It helps us realize the importance of growth, patience, perseverance, and faith.

Some butterfly quotes carry a powerful message and motivate you to trust your process for a worth living life.

47 Butterfly Quotes That Will Motivate You

1. “Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” ― Hans Christian Anderson

2. ”How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively. Orange Butterfly “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ― Trina Paulus

3. ”If you want to fly, you have to flap your own wings!” – Claire Williams

4. “Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing”, said the Butterfly.” ― Sabrina Newby

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

6. ”I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.” ― Charles Dickens

7. “Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.” ― Deborah Chaskin

8. “If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.” ― Wendy Mass

9. ”I’ve always loved butterflies, because they remind us that it’s never too late to transform ourselves.” ― Drew Barrymore

10. “When, within our souls and psyches we are made aware of a safe but insistent drum beat, repeated like butterfly wings in motion, we sense the message…that our inner self has begun its search for freedom.” ― Mary Meeker

11. “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

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

13. “Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” ― Henry David Thoreau

14. “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

15. ”I sting like a butterfly and punch like a flea.” ― Si Robertson

16. “A butterfly symbolized acceptance of each new phase in life. To keep faith as everything around you changed.” ― Lisa Kleypas

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

18. “It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.” ― Ram Dass

19. ”Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing.” ― Dolly Parton

20. “Forgetting… is 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.” ― Robert Jackson Bennett

21. “I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?” – Chuang Tzu

22. “Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” ― R.H. Heinlein

23. “How does one become a butterfly? You have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ― Trina Paulus

24. “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

25. “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.” ― Gillian Flynn

26. ”You’ve got to be like a butterfly and have a metamorphosis.” ― Mike Markkula

27. “Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.” ― Author Unknown

28. ”A great beginning is sometimes at the point of what you thought would be the end of everything.” ― Dodinsky

29. “Take time to be a butterfly.” ― Gillian Duce

30. “Failure is like a caterpillar before it becomes a butterfly.” ― Peta Kelly

31. “Be like a butterfly and a flower—beautiful and sought after, yet unassuming and gentle.” ― Jarod Kintz

32. ”If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.” ― Wendy Mass

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

34. “Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you’re sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.” ― Max Lucado

35. “We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.” ― Thomas Berry

36. “Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.” ― Naya Rivera

37. “The only authority I respect is the one that causes butterflies to fly south in fall and north in springtime.” ― Tom Robbins

38. “When God becomes glad with our good works, then He sends the cute animals, birds, butterflies etc. near us like a signal to express His happiness!” – Md. Ziaul

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

40. “Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.” ― Emme Rollins

41. Butterflies live most of their lives being completely ordinary. And then, one day, the unexpected happens. They burst from their cocoons in a blaze of colors and become utterly extraordinary. It is the shortest phase of their lives, but it holds the greatest importance. It shows us how empowering change can be.” ― Kelseyleigh Reber

42. “The butterflies…What an educated sense of beauty they have. They seem only an ornament to society, and yet, if they were gone, how substantial would be their loss.” ― Phil Robinson

43. ”If you want to fly, you have to flap your own wings!” – Claire Williams

44. ”Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love.” ― K. D’Angelo

45. “It is all too common for caterpillars to become butterflies and then to maintain that in their youth they had been little butterflies. Maturation makes liars of us all.” ― George Vaillant

46. ”For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

47. “Representation is vital, otherwise the butterfly surrounded by a group of moths unable to see itself will keep trying to become the moth – representation.” ― Rupi Kaur

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