85 Peacock Quotes For Birds Lovers

Writvik Gupta
Dec 12, 2023 By Writvik Gupta
Originally Published on Mar 23, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
Peacock in a garden

Peacocks are radiant birds of the fowl family, Phasianidae.

The female is called a peahen, and the male a peacock. Both are called peafowl, although the species is more commonly known as a peacock, known for the bird's sheer beauty.

Peacocks have different symbolic meanings all around the world but are probably best known for being a universal symbol of beauty, romance, and love. To celebrate these inspirational and amazing birds, let's take a look at few peacock quotes.

If you like these peacock quotes, you can also take a look at these hummingbird quotes and bird quotes for more inspirational quotes from nature.

Beautiful Peacock Sayings

A peacock's feathers truly are a work of art. Here are a few inspirational peacock quotes for you.

1. "Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to see if you be well deck't."

- George Washington.

2. "I wouldn't mind exploding her into fireworks of peacock and pearl."

- Franny Billingsley.

3. "Whenever I can put a fresh, clean suit on, I'm like a peacock. That's my most confident moment."

- R J Barrett.

4. "I saw the peacocks, fed grapes to the monkeys, and even braved the fabled Grotto. After seeing the estate, I understood why anyone would be reluctant to leave."

- Diablo Cody.

5. "A tulip lacks scent, a peacock has an unpleasant voice. The one takes pride in its garb, the other in its tail."

- French proverb.

6. "The peacock in all his pride does not display half the colors that appear in the garments of a British lady when she is dressed."

- Joseph Addison.

7. "Fly pride, says the peacock: mistress that you know."

- William Shakespeare.

8. "I don't know if it's animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around."

- Bradley Cooper.

9. "The tulip is, among flowers, what the peacock is among birds."

- French proverb.

10. "I think peacock is a word I'd put out there."

- Kyle MacLachlan.

11. "A peacock has too little in its head, too much in its tail."

- Swedish proverb.

12. "I think in the first half, we were killed on the boards. Maybe it was because we were concerned about Peacock and we were out of position."

- Matt Hixenbaugh.

13. "It is reported of the peacock that priding himself in his gay feathers he ruffles them up."

- Anne Bradstreet.

14. "He was Mr. Peacock before NBC."

- Dan Hendricks.

15. "I get a lot of stray everything, but never a stray peacock."

- Michelle Sherman.

16. "Bond is not a peacock, He is a very tough character."

- Nick Sullivan.

17. "It is strange. I thought it was a peacock."

- Jennifer Jones.

18. "So that you had the coming into being of ever more complex and diverse creatures, until one day you wake up and find there are peacocks and giraffes."

- Margaret Wertheim.

19. "This is the Cecil Peacock and Brother Derek party. We’ve got a bunch of friends going and were going to enjoy it."

- Dan Hendricks.

20. "My philosophy on what makeup is... it's very different from what a woman's is. Makeup came from a very psychological place - of the peacock."

- Jeremy Renner.

21. "For Peacock to be able to command three pitches like that was very impressive."

- Scott Benedict.

22. "Hansel is certainly about comfort, while still sort of having a peacock principle of wanting to attract attention."

- Owen Wilson.

23. "There's a history to Peacock Pond. It was a very valuable conservation area."

- Rosa Durando.

24. "If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries."

- Ralph Emerson.

25. "When the peacock has presented his back, the spectator will usually begin to walk around him to get a front view; but the peacock will continue to turn so that no front view is possible."

- Flannery O'Connor.

26. "Still he found the energy to act like an arrogant peacock."

- Julia Quinn.

27. "At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all."

- Baltasar Gracian.

28. "Mr. Peacock, I am sorry I have to ask you to stand up."

- Lee Gilmour.

29. "And that's how the Peacock saved the Chameleon."

- Ally Carter.

30. "When the border closes each evening around six o'clock, the soldiers on each side do these amazing high-stepping peacock march-offs."

- Matthea Harvey.

31. "To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find the way until the peacock led him in."

- Charles Leland.

32. "And he's sly and selfish and vain as a peacock and cowardly, and you can't pin him down to anything."

- Diana Jones.

33. "I like Shane and Falguni Peacock. I keep telling girls that if I marry them, I'll buy them wedding trousseau from Peacock."

- Sooraj Pancholi.

34. "If thou be wise, view the peacock's feathers with his feet, and weigh thy best parts with thy imperfections."

- Francis Quarles.

35. "The Italians have voices like peacocks..."

- Edward Bulwer.

36. "The question for us is, not whether Pope had a fine style, wrote with a peacock's feather, but whether he uttered useful thoughts."

- Henry David.

37. "England and especially Germany, are less loquacious and attend more to business. We let the eagle, and perhaps too often the peacock, scream."

- Bill Vaughan.

Peacock Feather Quotes

Here are a few great peacock quotes about peacock feathers.

38. "Peacocks have bright feathers. Fish have long tails. Women have the mall."

- Janette Rallison.

39. "Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright."

- Van Brooks.

40. "Everyone knows the French government banned the importation of peacocks in 1987."

- Ally Carter.

41. "I was in a top hat with peacock feathers and thigh-high black boots. I was 17 -- old enough to know better."

- Helen McCrory.

42. "The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

43. "Sparrows who emulate peacocks are likely to break a thigh."

- Burmese proverb.

44. "It's an awful stretcher to believe that a peacock's tail was thus formed but... most people just don't get it - I must be a very bad explainer."

- Charles Darwin.

45. "News is history shot on the wing. The huntsmen from the Fourth Estate seek to bag only the peacock or the eagle of the swifting day."

- Gene Fowler.

Funny Peacock Quotes

Here are few funny peacock quotes to make you laugh.

46. "A peacock that rests on his feathers is just another turkey."

- Dolly Parton.

47. "Turkeys are peacocks that have really let themselves go."

- Kristen Schaal.

48. "A peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo and wandered around the city. Either that or I just saw a pigeon on his way to a gay pride parade."

- Jimmy Fallon.

Peacock Love Quotes

Let's have a look at some peacock quotes all about love.

49. "It dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances, it dances."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

50. "Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks."

- Rumi.

51. "People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet."

- Saadi.

52. "Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance."

- John Ruskin.

53. "It sports a mosaic of passions like a peacock’s tail, It soars to the sky with delight, it quests, Oh wildly, it dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

54. "Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please."

- Ray Bradbury.

Inspirational Peacock Quotes

To many people, peacocks are an inspirational bird. Have a look at these inspirational peacock quotes to find out more about these inspirational animals.

55. "Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields, and spouter whales. Ills are many, blessings few, But dreams tonight will shelter you."

- Herman Melville.

56. "Why can one no longer write of silver-shedding Tears and moon-tailed Peacocks..."

- Logan Pearsall Smith.

57. "The peacock has become one of my regular sources of inspiration from nature."

- Matthew Williamson.

58. "The purpose of an actress is not to just look beautiful and strut around like a peacock but act, too."

- Raveena Tandon.

59. "Peacock bass like to hide at ambush points, away from the strong canal currents."

- Mark Hall.

60. "Life is a competition of prattling peacocks enraptured in inane mating rituals."

- Christopher Nolan.

61. "The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail."

- John Gay.

62. "I do not believe that any peacock envies another peacock his tail because every peacock is persuaded that his own tail is the finest in the world."

- John Ruskin.

63. "I just love the way the '60s rock stars put themselves together because they were like dandies and peacocks."

- Anna Sui.

64. "He is like a peacock, spreading his feathers and squawking loudly to distract"

- Nalini Singh.

65. "You're different. And I'm different too. Different is good. But different is hard. Believe me, I know."

- Matthew Quick, 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock'.

66. "The sun fades like the spreading,

Of a peacock's tail, as though twilight,

Might be read as a warning to those desperate.

For easy solutions."

- John Ashbery.

67. "Hansel is certainly about comfort, while still sort of having a peacock principle of wanting to attract attention."

- Owen Wilson.

68. "I designed collections around whatever struck my fancy... fruits, vegetables, politics, or peacocks!"

- Lilly Pulitzer.

69. "Peacocks are peaceable birds."

- John Ruskin.

70. "If you fish early and know those peacock hangouts, you will have little or no trouble catching peacocks on lures and live bait."

- Mark Hall.

71. "Skaters are very much like peacocks."

- Jon Heder.

Peacock Quotes About Beauty

Here are few quotes on the peacock's beauty.

72. "The pride of the peacock is the glory of God."

- William Blake.

73. "She is a peacock in everything but beauty!"

- Oscar Wilde.

74. "Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes--and calls it his pride."

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

75. "Be like a peacock and dance with all of your beauty."

- Debasish Mridha.

76. "British men are peacocks. You see a lot more style on the streets here than you see anywhere else."

- Tom Ford.

77. "An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front."

- Pope Francis.

78. "Men's clothes are becoming kind of mod. They're becoming more colorful and more flamboyant, and the male peacock is beginning to show his true plumage."

- Liberace.

79. "Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock."

- Aristotle.

80. "I remember I had an aunt that lived in a house that had this beautiful ceramic wall that was entirely a painting of a peacock."

- Kevin Kwan.

81. "Patterns drawn in ultraviolet might make those ordinary little petals into the exotic peacocks of the botanical world, and yet we cannot appreciate them."

- Victoria Finlay.

82. "The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes, and embroidery."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

83. "There are eight different breeds of peacock. I have them all."

- Bidzina Ivanishvili.

84. "'I fear I must agree,' Magnus murmured. He pressed a hand over his heart and his new peacock-blue waistcoat."

- Cassandra Clare.

85. "The Ferrari is exactly the same in the human context as the peacock's tail is on the peacock."

- Gad Saad.

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Written by Writvik Gupta

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Writvik Gupta

A professional content writer hailing from Kolkata, India, with extensive experience in the corporate sector, Writvik Gupta has worked with several reputed companies, including ITC WelcomHotel Jodhpur, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Aryan Imaging, and Eduquity. He also serves as a consultant for a startup based in Bangalore. With a passion for the outdoors, Writvik enjoys trekking and traveling to remote destinations. He also has a keen interest in exploring various cuisines and regularly volunteers for social causes.

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