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33 Unique Butterfly Quotes

These 33 unique butterfly quotes are extremely uplifting, especially when you might be going through tough changes. Just like a caterpillar transforms, adapts, and grows into a beautiful butterfly, the possibilities are endless for you.

Allow yourself to let go, trust the process, and enjoy the quotes. If you feel inspired, please do consider sharing your favorite with a loved one.

Let’s jump right into these quotes about butterflies.

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1. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.” – Barbara Haines Howett

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2. “A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.” – Andre Gide

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3. “Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson

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4. “The butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.” – Unknown

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5. “Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.” – Unknown

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6. “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

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7. “Butterflies are like nature’s angels. They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.” – Robyn Nola

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8. “We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” – Carl Sagan

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9. “Failure is like a caterpillar before it becomes a butterfly.” – Peta Kelly

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10. “As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

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11. “The butterfly is a flying flower. The flower a tethered butterfly.” Ponce Denis

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12. “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

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

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14. “May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light on. To bring you luck, happiness, and riches. Today, tomorrow and beyond.” – Unknown

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15. “Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing”, said the Butterfly.” – Sabrina Newby

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16. “Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” – Robert A. Heinlein

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17. “If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.” – Wendy Mass

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18. “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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19. “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

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20. “Nature’s message was always there and for us to see. It was written on the wings of butterflies.” – Kjell B Sandved

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21. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

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22. “The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly.” – Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun

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23. “Butterflies are graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable. Butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” – Unknown

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24. “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.” – Naya Rivera

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25. “Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you’re sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.” – Max Lucado

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26. “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.” – Charles Dickens

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27. “Take time to be a butterfly.” – Gillian Duce

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28. “Someday, I will be a beautiful butterfly, and then everything will be better.” – Movie, A Bug’s Life.

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

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30. “Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.” – George Sand

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31. “Nothing ever really goes away, it just changes into something else. Something beautiful.” Sarah Ockler

32. “Be like a butterfly and a flower—beautiful and sought after, yet unassuming and gentle.” – Jarod Kintz

33. “You do not just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.” – Rupi Kaur