55 Beautiful Bird Quotes For Nature Lovers

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 30, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
image of a wild robin with stunning colors and a monarch butterfly

Some quotes about birds are quotes to inspire and relish the good from these winged creatures.

Birds are cute little fluffy creatures belonging to the Animal or Animalia kingdom (so yes, they are animals!). Specifically, they fall under the category, Aves.

There is a staggeringly huge variety of birds, and the four main different types are distinguished by color and size, among other things. There are ostriches, which are flightless birds; flamingos, which are wading birds; songbirds like a nightingale and night birds like owls. These are the four types of birds.

Birds also highlight freedom and might even inspire you to fly high (metaphorically of course!) and bring out the true potential of your life. If you're someone who loves nature and birds, then these quotes will help you find your wings to conquer the sky.

If you like what you read, check out these wildflower quotes and [sun quotes] too.

Famous Birds Quotes

Here is a collection of motivational quotes and sayings on birds who inhabit the world with their wings. If you're a bird lover, or you have birds as pets, then this list is especially gathered and curated for you. These bird quotes are certainly worth sharing.

1. "Not humans, but birds often witness the most beautiful mornings in this world!"

- Mehmet Murat İldan.

2. "Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her; still, she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings."

Victor Hugo.

3. "People are interested in birds only in as much as they exhibit human behavior - greed and stupidity and anger - and by doing so, they free us from the unique sorrow of being human."

- Douglas Coupland, 'Life After God'.

4. "Birds are an ecological litmus paper."

- Roger Tory Peterson.

5. "Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly."

- John Lennon.

6. "In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence."

- Robert Lynd.

7. "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

- Langston Hughes.

8. "Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain."

- Douglas Coupland, 'Life After God'.

9. "Until you spread your wings; you'll have no idea how far you can fly."

- Napoleon Bonaparte.

10. "Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

- Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

11. "No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."

– William Blake.

Flying Quotes

A bird is indeed the true definition of freedom, and its wings enable flight. These bird quotes are all about flying and rising above, so that you can be inspired by these amazing animals.

12. "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it."

- J. M. Barrie, 'Peter Pan'.

13. "I'm very happy being me, although sometimes I'd love to be a bird so that I could fly."

- Joy Fielding.

14. "You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren."

- William Henry Hudson, 'Afoot In England'.

15. "If one bird foraging in a flock on the ground suddenly takes off, all other birds will take off immediately after, before they even know what's going on. The one who stays behind may be prey."

- Frans de Waal.

16. "Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high."

- P. V. Sindhu.

17. "God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest."

- Josiah Gilbert Holland.

18. "It is beautiful to discover our wings and learn how to fly; flight is a beautiful process. But then to rest on the wings of God as He flies: this is divine."

- C. JoyBell C.

19. "Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."

- William Shakespeare.

20. "There's a lot of us out here that are birds, man. We all need to just fly."

- Travis Scott.

21. "Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."

- Henry David Thoreau.

22. "If God had intended us to fly, he'd have never given us railways."

- Michael Flanders.

Bird Quotes From Books

Here is a collection of bird quotes which are all gathered from different books. They emphasize the life of a bird and many more experiences from their lives.

23. "The presence of a single bird can change everything for one who appreciates them."

- Julie Zickefoose, 'Saving Jemima: Life And Love With A Hard-Luck Jay'.

24. "The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings."

- J.M. Barrie, 'The Little White Bird'.

25. "A smart city means a city, where humans, trees, birds and other animals can grow with all their glories, imperfections, freedom and creativity."

- Amit Ray, 'Nuclear Weapons Free World Peace On The Earth'.

26. "…I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky."

- Mark Nepo, 'Reduced To Joy', 'Behind The Thunder'.

27. "Birds do not sing in caves, nor do doves cherish their innocence in dovecotes."

- Henry David Thoreau, 'Walden'.

28. "Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild."

– Stephen King, 'Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption'.

29. "Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds."

- Dejan Stojanovic, 'The Creator'.

30. "Just as the bird needs wings to fly, a leader needs useful information to flow. Leaders learn."

- Israelmore Ayivor, 'Leaders' Ladder'.

31. "I pray to the birds because they remind me of what I love rather than what I fear. And at the end of my prayers, they teach me how to listen."

- Terry Tempest Williams, 'Refuge: An Unnatural History Of Family And Place'.

32. "Birds were created to record everything. They were not designed just to be beautiful jewels in the sky, but to serve as the eyes of heaven."

- Suzy Kassem, 'Rise Up And Salute The Sun'.

33. "This is wonderful, wonderful! Be the bird. You are the bird. Sacrifice yourself to abandoned family values...."

- Laurie Halse Anderson, 'Speak'.

Cute Bird Sayings

Birds are cute little winged creatures who never fail to inspire us with their lives. Which of these cute bird quotes is your favorite?

34. "A forest bird never wants a cage."

- Henrik Ibsen, 'The Master Builder', Act three.

35. "Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for."

- Tennessee Williams.

36. "When you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take to believing in miracles, or you stand still like the hummingbird."

- Henry Miller, 'Stand Still Like The Hummingbird'.

37. "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

38. "Birds are sky bound; holding them down in a cage is wicked love."

- Vincent Okay Nwachukwu.

39. "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

- George Eliot, 'Letter To Miss Lewis', 1 October 1841.

40. "There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before."

- Robert Wilson Lynd, 'The Blue Lion; And Other Essays'.

41. "The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror."

- Joyce Meyer.

42. "Birds are not free since Men have invented cages."

- Mehmet Murat İldan.

43. "The bluebird carries the sky on his back."

- Henry David Thoreau.

44. "Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind."

- Munia Khan.

More Quotes About Birds

Bird quotes are a set of inspirational words of wisdom inspired by the life of birds who like to live freely.

45. "How can you expect the birds to sing when their groves are cut down?"

- Henry David Thoreau, 'Walden'.

46. "No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their hearts."

- Mark Nepo.

47. "The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction."

- Aesop.

48. "Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off - and they are nearly always doing it."

- Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'The Secret Garden'.

49. "What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?"

- Pedro Calderon de la Barca.

50. "The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."

- Eric Berne.

51. "The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind."

- Carly Simon.

52. "No one is free; even the birds are chained to the sky."

- Bob Dylan.

53. "The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

54. "Every nation needs two wings to fly. Any bird torn at the wings will never soar the skies."

- Suzy Kassem, 'Rise Up And Salute The Sun'.

55. "Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"

-Sir David Attenborough.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for bird quotes then why not take a look at these [nature quotes], or hummingbird quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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