We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever.carl sagan
Young souls, in such pleasant delirium as hers, are as unsympathetic as butterflies sipping nectar.1859 Of Hetty. Adam Bede, ch.9.
He had that love of life and love of people; he gathered people around him like other people gather butterflies or postage stamps.ian carmichael
With drooping bells of clearest blueThou didst attract my childish view,Almost resemblingThe azure butterflies that flewWhere on the heath thy blossoms grewSo lightly trembling.Reginald Heber
I will become a firefly and even in the day my glow will be seen in spite of the sun. Let others be as butterflies who preen their wings and yet depend upon the charity of a flower for life. I will be as the firefly and my light will brighten the world.og mandino
Little minds mistake little objects for great ones, and lavish away upon the former that time and attention which only the latter deserve. To such mistakes we owe the numerous and frivolous tribe of insect-mongers, shell-mongers, and pursuers and driers of butterflies, etc. The strong mind distinguishes, not only between the useful and the useless, but likewise between the useful and the curious.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
I must say the Linux community is a lot nicer than the Unix community. A negative comment on Unix would warrent death threats. With Linux, it is like stirring up a nest of butterflies.kenneth thompson
And when she was finished they laid her in earth Flowers growing, butterflies juggling over her... She, so light, barely pressed the earth down How much pain it took to make her as light as that!bertolt brecht
No sun no moon no morn no noon, No dawn no dusk no proper time of day, No warmth no cheerfulness no healthful ease, No road, no street, no t' other side the way, No comfortable feel in any member No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!thomas hood
Wings I saw springing from fair women's shoulders, and from beneath rubble I've seen butterflies flutter.josé martí
For men, like butterflies, Show not their mealy wings but to the summer.william shakespeare
Everyone is like a butterfly , they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.Drew Barrymore, in Richard Schrand Practical Poser 8: The Official Guide, Cengage Learning, 2011, p207
O my love my dear lady The world is not very big There is only room for our wonder And the light leaning winds of heaven Are not more sweet or pure Than your mouth on my throat O my love there are larks in our morning And the finding flame of your hands And the moss on the bank of the river And the butterflies And the whirling-mad butterflies!"'O My Love the Pretty Towns'"
The gold-barr'd butterflies to and fro And over the waterside wander'd and wove As heedless and idle as clouds that rove And drift by the peaks of perpetual snow.joaquin miller
And many an ante-natal tomb Where butterflies dream of the life to come.Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Well, what do you know," Pham said. "butterflies in jackboots."vernor vinge
We think we are smart because we have been flying for about sixty years. Birds and bees and butterflies have been flying for hundreds of thousands of years.charles kettering
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