A lot of inspirational quotes can be drawn from the beauty of a butterfly and its lovely change (metamorphosis) that is mostly considered as the attraction or transition to success.

Butterfly has meaningful transformation which can be used to represent what brings love, happiness and strength, marks new beginning and freedom. Butterflies also have unique colours which blend well with flowers and make nature appear more attractive.

Most times, people consider the sayings about butterflies to mean good luck. So if butterflies are attracted to you, on that note it could mean that something good is about to happen in your life.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best butterfly quotes from different philosophers, authors and lovers of butterflies. Your search for the butterfly quotes for her, for kids, about love, death and many more, stops here.

Let’s dive in

65 best quotes about butterflies

If you are a lover of butterflies, you will agree with me that the following butterfly quotes are a good way to start a great day, express your emotions or send good luck wishes.

  1. Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing,’ said the Butterfly. – Sabrina Newby
  2. A caterpillar, after its deep slumber, ‘wakes up to reality’ to realize, that truth is not always bitter after all! – Manali Oak
  3.  A cockroach likely has no less brainpower than a butterfly, but we’re quick to deny it consciousness because it’s a species we dislike. – Jeffrey Kluger
  4. Alongside the practical thought something else struggled and, like an escaped butterfly, took wing: the assurance of something wonderful awaiting her. Just around the corner. – Norah Lofts
  5. And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I’m a beautiful, black butterfly. – Tracy Morgan
  6. As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. – Joseph B. Wirthlin
  7.  Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. – Jeffrey Glassberg
  8.  Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love. – K. D’Angelo
  9. Butterflies are nature’s tragic heroes. They live most of their lives being completely ordinary. And then, one day, the unexpected happens. They burst from their cocoons in a blaze of colours 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. – Kelsey Leigh Reber
  10. Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. – R.H. Heinlein
  11. Butterflies, they are like dream flowers, childhood dreams, which have broken loose from their stalks and escaped into the sunshine
  12. Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings. And as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness. – Annie Besant
  13. Do you ever feel as if everything surrounding you is in slow motion, moving through tar? There you are, and there’s the world. You’re outside staring in the window, observing reality happen, but you don’t exist in it. You just watch and watch. That’s how I feel, like the dead butterfly staring back at you through the glass. – Kyle Labe
  14. Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing,’ said the Butterfly. – Sabrina Newby
  15. Everybody knows what a caterpillar is, and it doesn’t look anything like a butterfly. – Lynn Margulis
  16. Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves. – Drew Barrymore
  17. Just living is not enough,’ said the butterfly, ‘one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.’ – Hans Christian Anderso
  18. Eyes are drugs. There are all Butterflies in my eyes, be safe Dear creatures. – Zuairijah Mou
  19. Failure is like a caterpillar before it becomes a butterfly. – Peta Kelly
  20. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. – Muhammad Ali
  21. 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
  22. His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.” – Ernest Hemingway
  23. 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, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
  24. I don’t really go out partying, but I’m definitely a social butterfly. – Eliza Doolittle
  25. 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? – Zhuangzi
  26. I know life is not rainbows and butterflies, but I’d rather die delusional than being a mature cynic. ― Abhaidev, That Thing About You
  27. I think that positivity, real positivity, is like the butterflies. The whole essence of the butterfly: caterpillar, cocoon, winged creature. When I look at a butterfly, I not only see a winged beauty, but I also see a strong beauty. – C. JoyBell C.
  28. I wish I could see butterflies burst from cocoons without tempering my amazement. Knowing all beauty eventually dies. – Justin Welch
  29. If butterflies could sing, they would sing, ‘Baby Shark.’ – Anthony T. Hincks
  30. It was then that she realized that the yellow butterflies preceded the appearances of Mauricio Babilonia. ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  31. It’s very tough for me to focus on. I’m like: ‘Look, something shiny! No, focus. Oh, there goes a butterfly!’ – Gabby Douglas
  32. Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. – Alma Gluck
  33. Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time. – Deborah Chaskin
  34. Just living is not enough,’ said the butterfly, ‘one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.’ – Hans Christian Anderson
  35. Metamorphosis has always been the greatest symbol of change for poets and artists. Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next. – Louie Schwartzberg
  36. Never touch a butterfly’s wing with your finger. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  37. She said it was because one day I was going to have to go through a metamorphosis like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly and that scared me, so butterflies scared me. – Gayle Forman
  38. Soar up high with the beauty and grace of a butterfly.
  39. Take time to be a butterfly. – Gillian Duce
  40. Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. – Bradley Millar
  41. The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough. – Rabindranath Tagore
  42. The butterfly does not count the months of its life but rather it counts the moments and yet all the time it has is still enough. – Rabindranath Tagore
  43. The butterfly said to the sun, ‘They can’t stop talking about my transformation. I can only do it once in my lifetime. If only they knew, they can do it at any time and in countless ways.’ – Dodinsky
  44.  The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. – George Carlin
  45. The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. – Richard Bach
  46. The term ‘breakout’ always makes me think of an inmate or some butterfly emerging out of a cocoon. – Tessa Thompson
  47. 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
  48. There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  49. When I ran, I felt like a butterfly that was free. – Wilma Rudolph
  50. They say, ‘Only in dreams men are truly free.’ What does a butterfly dream about? It’s already free. – Scholasticus K
  51.  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
  52. To catch the butterflies and the rainbows of your dream, walk alone, keep faith in yourself, focus your energy and start the adventure.― Amit Ray
  53. To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree, after a year and a thousand miles. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  54. We don’t see snakes because they wear suits, but we see butterflies because they wear pyjamas.― Anthony T. Hincks
  55. What would a butterfly quote, on looking in the mirror? It would say, ‘The adventure was worth it!’ – Manali Oak
  56. What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? – Roy Rogers
  57. When a small child, I thought that success spelt happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. – Anna Pavlova
  58. When God becomes glad about our good works, then He sends cute animals, birds, butterflies etc. near us like a signal to express His happiness. – Md. Ziaul Haque
  59. When I ran, I felt like a butterfly that was free. – Wilma Rudolph
  60. When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly! ― Mehmet Murat il
  61. You put butterflies back into my soul and painted their wings with passion and poetry. – Melody Lee
  62. The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. – Richard Bach
  63. Know thyself. A maxim is as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly. – Andre Gide
  64. 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
  65. 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? – Zhuangzi