39 Quotes About Butterflies and Death

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Dealing with death requires the right approach in seeking comfort. These quotes about butterflies and death demonstrate the character that is built while experiencing grief.

“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.”

“As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.”

“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.”

“Butterfly was certainly a vehicle for me, and if it died, it still would have served its purpose, in spades. We never expected it to give me the visibility it has given me. It was just a small thing as a vehicle, and suddenly the whole world knew about it.”

“Even the pictures I was doing at college – a little narrative based on a butterfly catcher, or a chimney sweep – the images were always telling stories. They were all scenarios and moods which I storyboarded and worked through – it’s exactly what I do now.”

“Everybody knows what a caterpillar is, and it doesn’t look anything like a butterfly.”

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

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

“Going into auditions, there is a wonderful butterfly feeling in your stomach – an equal balance of being utterly terrified and exhilarated that this is your chance.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“I discovered in nature the non utilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception.”

“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.”

“I don’t really go out partying, but I’m definitely a social butterfly.”

“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.”

“I like to read books and be alone; I’m not social butterfly person.”

“I’m still like a butterfly going from one job to another job. But it’s quite lovely – I hope to keep this freedom, to have fun.”

“In our day and age, global society has been saturated with the wrong teaching of false positivity. The denial of darkness never equates the abundance of light.”

“Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.”

“Life seeks life and loves life. The opening of a catkin of a willow, in the flight of the butterfly, in the chirping of a tree-toad or the sweep of an eagle – my life loves to see how others live, exults in their joy, and so far is partner in their great concern.”

“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.”

“Making something and sending it out into the world and then people not only responding to it but adopting it for their own and making a separate thing for it, that’s beautiful. It just shows you how much you can affect other people… the butterfly effect of everything you
put out into the world.”

“Never touch a butterfly’s wing with your finger.”

“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.”

“Some things, when they change, never do return to the way they once were. Butterflies for instance, and women who’ve been in love with the wrong man too often.”

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”

“The cynic finds love with the idealist. The rebel with the conformist. The social butterfly with the bookworm. They help each other balance their lives.”

“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.”

“The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire is that they are essentially brash, noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge hammer to smash a butterfly.”

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

“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.”

“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”

“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.”

“When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much.”

“You can only chase a butterfly for so long.”

We can not control if we die but we can make sure our needs and our family are taken care of in the aftermath.

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