Bird Quotes

Birds are beautiful and fascinating creatures. They capture our imagination with their wings, bird songs and beautiful colors. Here is a collection of quotes about birds from authors, poets and others.

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


"God gave a loaf to every bird, But just a crumb to me." - "Part One: Life" - Emily Dickinson


"If we cannot sing of faith and triumph, we will sing our despair. We will be that kind of bird. There are day owls, and there are night owls, and each is beautiful and even musical while about its business." - from a letter - Henry David Thoreau


"But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, Leaving no tract behind." - Timon of Athens - Act 1, Scene 1. - William Shakespeare


"Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild." - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King


"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


"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings." - "Proverbs of Hell" - William Blake


"Hear how the birds on ev’ry blooming spray With joyous music wake the dawning day!" - "Spring; or, Damon" - Alexander Pope


"Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?" - "Life of Birds" - Sir David Attenborough


"I feel I am strange to all but the birds of America" - John James Audubon


"Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last." - Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes


"My heart is like a singing bird" - "A Birthday" - Christina Rossetti


"In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence. One has to sit still like a mystic and wait." - Solomon in all his Glory - Robert Lynd


"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - "The Jay and the Peacock" - Aesop


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