Bird Quotes

Bird Quotes: A Unique Collection of Quotes About Birds.

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Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure. -Stephen King

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. -J.M. Barrie

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. -Salvador Dali

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. -Eric Berne

If my love could be represented by a blur, it would be the beating of a hummingbird’s wings. Did you know that my love is the only love that can fly backwards? -Jarod Kintz

Somewhere a bird sang, its chant hanging plaintive and melancholy in the still air...I think it's a sort of lark or something. Our tradition has it that they sing with the voices of lost lovers. If the stars are smiling on them, you will hear its mate call back in a moment. -Jane Johnson

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. -C. S. Lewis

Make a little birdhouse in your soul. -Linnell Flansburgh

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. -Henry Van Dyke

God loved the birds and invented trees.  Man loved the birds and invented cages. -Jacques Deval occurred that the birds, whose twitters and repeated songs sounded so pretty and affirming of nature and the coming day, might actually, in a code known only to other birds," be the birds each saying 'Get away' or 'This branch is mine!' or 'This tree is mine! I'll kill you! Kill, kill!' Or any manner of dark, brutal, or self-protective stuff--they might be listening to war cries. The thought came from nowhere and made his spirits dip from some reason. -David Foster Wallace

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. -Charlotte Bronte

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance. -e. e. cummings

As women, we are always taught never to let a man know of our affections towards him, lest he laugh, run away, or think that we are psycho. But what if that's not true? Have you ever stopped to think that? What if it's like there's a beautiful little bird in our hearts and we're too afraid to let anyone see it in there? What's wrong with letting anyone know that there's a bird in your chest? Maybe there are lots of wrong ones, but maybe there's one that's just for you— the one who won't laugh or run away when he sees that little bird. After all, it’s just a pretty bird! -C. JoyBell C.

Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for. -Tennessee Williams

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. -Rabindranath Tagore

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. -Langston Hughes

Birds…scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird. -Kurt Cobain

Birds do not attend flight schools; Rivers do not attend flowing colleges; Fishes do not attend swimming conferences; Trees do not attend fruit bearing seminars... There is something that you can do automatically that someone may not do... Find it and do it! There is something someone may do automatically that you may not do; leave it for him to it! -Israelmore Ayivor

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. -Douglas Adams

I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying who listens or what they think. -Rumi

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. -J.G. Holland

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. -Lou Holtz

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. -William Blake

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. -Victor Hugo

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. -Chinese Proverb

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. -Chinese Proverb

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

I would like to paint the way a bird sings. -Claude Monet

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. -Willie Nelson

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? -Rose Kennedy

The shell must break before the bird can fly. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot. -Mark Twain

So many birds sitting around, on a dead wire, a bare branch, a cold ground, a drifting seashore; never realizing the glory in their wings and where it can take them, nor the envy as we look on them. -Anthony Liccione

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. -Emily Dickinson

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