‘Butterflies have long symbolized new beginnings and major life changes. A butterfly goes through several stages of metamorphosis in its lifetime.’
’Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. ‘
‘The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity’
‘Happiness is a butterfly when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you’
New Beginnings (For Butterfly Release)
’From the cycles of life come circles of love, and we give You our thanks for such gifts from Above. From Nature's own beauty come uplifting feelings, from the flight of these creatures may you find life's true meanings. And as these creations escape to the light may the promise of tomorrow always be bright. Let them carry your hopes for what the future may bring, and may your love be uplifted on these butterfly wings.’
‘We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes
it has gone through to achieve that beauty.’ ~ Maya Angelou
‘The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ‘
‘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.’
‘Butterflies are self propelled flowers.’ ~R.H. Heinlein
‘What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly..’
‘The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly.’
~Ponce Denis Ecouchard Lebrun
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.
But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.’
~Robert Frost, "Blue-Butterfly Day"
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.’ ~Hans Christian Anderson
‘I've watched you now a full half-hour; Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!’
~William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"
‘Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring. ‘
‘We are like butterflies that flutter for a day and think it is forever. ‘
According to an American Indian Legend:
If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.
Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and be granted. The following line is often added when the Legend is read prior to releasing butterflies at a wedding:
“We have gathered to grant this couple all our best wishes and are about to set these butterflies free in trust that all these wishes will be granted.”