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

— Rupi Kaur

“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 butterfly is a flying flower. The flower is a tethered butterfly.”

— Ponce Denis

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

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

— Buckminster R. Fuller

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

— Deborah Chaskin

“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 Riviera

“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.”

– Mandy Hale

“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

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

— Muhammad Ali

“’Just living isn’t enough,’ said the butterfly, ‘one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.’”

— Hans Christian Anderson

“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

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

— Drew Barrymore

“Open your heart and mind like the wings of a butterfly. See then how high you can fly.”

— Zeenat Aman

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