A Bundle of Butterfly Inspiration!


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“It was a completely new feeling for me–like someone had just released a million, tiny butterflies loose in my stomach, and they were feverishly flying up into my head and making me lose my mind.” – Laura Miller, Butterfly Weeds

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly. ‘They are self-propelled flowers.” – Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“A power of Butterfly must be – The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes And easy Sweeps of Sky -” – Emily Dickinson

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“This flesh in which we live is nothing more than a cocoon, and only when we step out of it do we truly begin to live.” – Nancy Stephan, The Truth About Butterflies: A Memoir

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“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

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies.” – Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“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.” – Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“My thoughts are like butterflies. They are beautiful, but they fly away.” – Anonymous

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“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

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“His Nana’s prayers were moving toward his mother like little butterflies of thoughts wrapped in the most beautiful colors. Each prayer looked like a mini-rainbow.” – H.L. Balcomb

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“He was comparing you to the butterflies that you both adore and cherish, and he said you were special for the same reasons: you were rare, exotic and entirely you. He said you’re beautiful exactly the way are now.” – Cecelia Ahern, One Hundred Names

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“Mostly, when Jess didn’t want to talk about her ideas in class, Colleen thought that Jess was showing off, making sure that she would be coaxed and pleaded with, but how could Jess have explained in a coherent way that she was scared? Once you let people know anything about what you think, that’s it, you’re dead. Then they’ll be jumping about in your mind, taking things out, holding them up to the light and killing them, yes, killing them, because thoughts are supposed to stay and grow in quiet, dark places, like butterflies in cocoons.” – Helen Oyeyemi

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“A flock of butterflies riots in my stomach and steals my breath.” – Stephanie Meyer, The Host

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“I tell of hearts and souls and dances…
Butterflies and second chances;
Desperate ones and dreamers bound,
Seeking life from barren ground,
Who suffer on in earthly fate
The bitter pain of agony hate,
Might but they stop and here forgive
Would break the bonds to breathe and live
And find that God in goodness brings
A chance for change, the hope of wings
To rest in Him, and self to die
And so become a butterfly.” – Karen Kingsbury, Oceans Apart

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“She liked being reminded of butterflies. She remembered being six or seven and crying over the fates of the butterflies in her yard after learning that they lived for only a few days. Her mother had comforted her and told her not to be sad for the butterflies, that just because their lives were short didn’t mean they were tragic. Watching them flying in the warm sun among the daisies in their garden, her mother had said to her, see, they have a beautiful life. Alice liked remembering that.” – Lisa Genova, Still Alice

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories… and when humans are broken, they’re like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn’t form when the person wasn’t broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It’s during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butterfly wing that I found, which has given me so many thoughts, in so many ways, has shown me so many words, and imaginations! But butterflies need to know, that it doesn’t matter at all if the whole world saw their colors or not! But what matters is that they flew, they glided, they hovered, they saw, they felt, and they knew! And they loved the ones whom they flew with! And that is an existence worthwhile!” – C. JoyBell C.

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