95+ Butterfly Quotes For Kids

Nidhi Sahai
Mar 14, 2023 By Nidhi Sahai
Originally Published on Feb 24, 2023
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Butterfly quote by Ponce Denis

Indeed the beautiful life of a butterfly is a source of inspiration and a medium of lessons that nature wants us to understand.

To keep growing despite the fact that the adversary is coming is among the teachings a butterfly can give us. Poets and artists always see the butterfly's metamorphosis as the greatest symbol of change.

The incredible transformation of a magnificent butterfly is wonderful. It is amazing how a caterpillar can undergo such a drastic transformation and emerge as a stunning, vibrant butterfly.

It reminds us constantly that change is a gradual process, and transformation can result in a lovely new beginning. Flying through the warm sun of summer days, a true nature lover will be relished to see the beauty that a butterfly's wing depicts.

Inspirational Butterfly Quotes For Kids

"A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, and for a brief moment, its glory and beauty belong to our world… but then it flies again, and though we wish it could have stayed… we feel lucky to have seen it." - Unknown*

"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." -Chuang Tzu

"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

"A power of Butterfly must be, the Aptitude to fly, Meadows of majesty concedes, and easy sweeps of sky." -Emily Dickinson

"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

"Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes." -Unknown*

"To me, books on butterflies or baseball are more legitimate in terms of thinking about business strategy issues." -Tom Peters

"Butterflies, they are like dream flowers, childhood dreams, which have broken loose from their stalks and escaped into the sunshine. Air and angels…" -Unknown*

"What would a butterfly quote, on looking in the mirror? It would say, "the adventure was worth it!"" -Manali Oak

"They say, "Only in dreams men are truly free". What does a butterfly dream about? – It's already free!" -Scholasticus K

"Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation." -Stephanie Marshall

"Someday, I will be a beautiful butterfly, and then everything will be better." -Heimlich, 'A Bug's Life'.

"To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree – after a year and a thousand miles." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

"I'd be a butterfly born in a bower, where roses and lilies and violets meet." -Thomas Haynes Bayly

"Butterflies… flowers that fly and all but sing." -Robert Frost

"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

"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, 'Dear Rockstar'

"A butterfly always reminds that there is always beauty at the end of all the pain." -Unknown*

"When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly!" -Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

"Love is like a butterfly, beautiful and delicate… If you truly care for it, you'll do whatever you can to make it happy, even if that means letting it go." -Scott Pemberton

"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

"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, 'Hope For The Flowers'

"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

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

"They seemed to suddenly come upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in a winter wood." -Edith Wharton

"A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly." -André Gide

"A butterfly is like the soul of a person; it dries out in captivity." -Marlene Van Niekerk

Happy Butterfly Quotes For Kids

"The butterfly is a flying flower. The flower a tethered butterfly." -Ponce Denis

"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

"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

"Butterflies are nature's angels. They remind us what a gift it is to be alive." -Robyn Nola

"Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing." -Dolly Parton, 'Love Is Like A Butterfly'

"Soar up high with the beauty and grace of a butterfly." -Unknown*

"A butterfly symbolizes acceptance of each new phase in life. To keep faith as everything around you changed." -Lisa Kleypas, 'Rainshadow Road'

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

"Butterflies are God's confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love." -K. D'Angelo

"Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases, and it pleases wherever it goes." -Unknown*

"Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar." -Cornelia Funke, 'The Thief Lord'

"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free." — Charles Dickens, 'Bleak House'

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly." -Chuang Tzu

"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

"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." -Kelseyleigh Reber

"A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone." -Mandy Hale, 'The Single Woman: Life, Love, And A Dash Of Sass'

"Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days." -Ellen DeGeneres

"The butterfly flits from bloom to bloom, as not to miss one fragrant plume. In her sight exists no garden finale, only paradise of flowered hill and valley."

"We crush the caterpillars then complain there are no butterflies." -Unknown*

"Fighting has taught me that the caterpillar takes a while to turn into a majestic butterfly." -Jesse Taylor

"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." - Sharifah Norhamidah

"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar." - Bradley Miller

"You do not just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process." - Rupi Kaur

"We are but small butterflies in the garden of life." - Carston D. Roach

"She is like a butterfly: beautiful to look at but hard to catch." - Nikki Rowe

Butterfly Quotes For Kids Going To Preschool

"We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis." - LeeAnn Taylor

"'Don't be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing', said the Butterfly." - Sabrina Newby

"Story is a butterfly whose wings transport us to another world where we receive gifts that change who we are and who we want to be." - Harley King

"'Just living isn't enough,' said the butterfly, 'One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.'" - Hans Christian Anderson

"Go on, hitch a ride on the back of a butterfly. There's no better way to fly." - Patrick Monahan

"Remember, this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings." - Nicole Stephens

"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

Shining Butterfly Quotes For Kids

"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers." -Robert A. Heinlein

"Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies." -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'

"As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people." -Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time." -Deborah Chaskin

"We can learn a lesson from the butterfly beginning its life crawling along the ground, then spinning a cocoon, patiently waiting until the day it will fly." -Heather Wolf, 'Kipnuk The Talking Dog'

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

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." -Muhammad Ali

"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

"Failure is like a caterpillar before it becomes a butterfly." -Peta Kelly, 'Earth Is Hiring'

"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

"If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies." -Wendy Mass, 'The Candymakers'

"Be like a butterfly and a flower — beautiful and sought after, yet unassuming and gentle." -Jarod Kintz, 'This Book Is Not For Sale'

"Open your heart and mind like the wings of a butterfly. See then how high you can fly." -Zeenat Aman

"Take time to be a butterfly." -Gillian Duce, 'The Winning Game'

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

"The butterfly does not look back upon its caterpillar self, either fondly or wistfully; it simply flies on." -Guillermo del Toro

"When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings." -Dean Jackson

"You've gotta be a caterpillar before you are a butterfly. The problem is, most people aren't willing to be a caterpillar." -Unknown*

"The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle." -Janet Dickens

"A butterfly is a miracle, a divine creation that fleets, propelling the caterpillar within, an array of predators it cheats." -Unknown*

"Nature's message was always there and for us to see. It was written on the wings of butterflies." -Kjell B. Sandved

"A caterpillar, after its deep slumber, 'wakes up to reality to realize, that truth is not always bitter after all!'" -Manali Oak

"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world." -Unknown*

"When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away." -Anna Pavlova

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever." -Carl Sagan, 'Cosmos'

"Beautiful and graceful, butterflies lift our spirits with their loveliness and lyric flight." -Gloria B. Schlaepfer

"Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man." -Vladimir Nabokov

"Self-realization is a strange term. You don't actually realize yourself. If anything, you go away. The caterpillar enters the cocoon of meditation: A butterfly emerges, metamorphosis." -Frederick Lindemann

"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

"When I was a girl, I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched." -Patch Adams

"He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival." -Gemma Malley, 'The Declaration'

"Hundreds of butterflies flitted in and out of sight like short-lived punctuation marks in a stream of consciousness without beginning or end." -Haruki Murakami

"Keep up your faith to go high and fly, even after so many pains and sorrow. You can turn from a caterpillar to a butterfly. Life gives you a second chance: a call to grow." -Ana Claudia Antunes

"With the rose, the butterfly's deep in love, A thousand times hovering round; But round himself, all tender like gold, The sun's sweet ray is hovering found." — Heinrich Heine


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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

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Nidhi SahaiBachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

Dedicated and experienced, Nidhi is a professional content writer with a strong reputation for delivering high-quality work. She has contributed her expertise to esteemed organizations, including Network 18 Media and Investment Ltd. Driven by her insatiable curiosity and love for journalism and mass communication, Nidhi pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, graduating with distinction in 2021. During her college years, she discovered her passion for Video Journalism, showcasing her skills as a videographer for her institution. Nidhi's commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond her professional pursuits. Actively engaging in volunteer work, she has contributed to various events and initiatives throughout her academic career.

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