200 Bird Quotes That’ll Help You Reach New Heights

2. “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.” – Maya Angelou
3. “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?” – David Attenborough
4. “I’m not really a bird person or an Audubon guy who studies them, but as I was around them, they interested me.” – Gordon Lightfoot
5. “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
6. “And if I stay here with you girl, things just couldn’t even be the same, ’cause I’m as free as a bird now, and this bird you cannot change.” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
7. “The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense is his life, large-brained, large-lunged, hot, ecstatic, his frame charged with buoyancy and his heart with song.” – John Burroughs
8. “I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.” – E.E. Cummings
9. “I work as often as I want and yet I’m free as a bird.” – Ethel Merman
10. “The early bird gets the worm.” – Anonymous
11. “I know I don’t own Big Bird, but I own his soul, I feel.” – Caroll Spinney
12. “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
13. “Birds sing even after the storm.” – Anonymous
14. “My father always said, ‘Malala will be free as a bird.’” – Malala Yousafzai
15. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life??” –
16. “It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.” – Aesop
17. “Birds learn how to fly, never knowing where the flight will take them.” – Mark Nepo
18. “Birds of a feather flock together.” – English Proverb
19. “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
20. “My writing often contains souvenirs of the day—a song I heard, a bird I saw—which I then put into the novel.” – Amy Tan
21. “My had a great voice. Not like mine, not like my sister’s, not like my son’s—a high soprano voice, but like a bird. I mean, really beautiful.” – Barbara Steisand
22. “And . And if you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with.” – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
23. “No bird can fly without opening its wings.” – Mark Nepo
24. “A forest bird never wants a cage.” – Henrik Ibsen
25. “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.” – Stephen King
26. “How can you expect the birds to sing when their groves are cut down?” – Henry David Thoreau
27. “Two turtle doves will show thee where my cold ashes lie, and sadly murmuring tell thee how in tears I did die.” – Nikolai Gogol
28. “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—over and over announcing your place in the family of things.” –
29. “The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.” – Carly Simon
30. “People sometimes say to me, ‘Why don’t you admit that , the butterfly, the Bird of Paradise are proof of the wonderful things produced by Creation?’” – David Attenborough
31. “The bird thinks it is a favor to give the fish a lift in the air.” – Rabindranath Tagore
32. “When the Sun of compassion arises, darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.” – Amit Ray
33. “The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle’s own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.” – Aesop
34. “Every nation needs two wings to fly. Any bird torn at the wings will never soar the skies.” – Suzy Kassem
35. “You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.” – William Henry Hudson
36. “No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” – William Blake
37. “A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.” – Anonymous
38. “If birds can glide for long periods of time, then why can’t I?” – Orville Wright
39. “Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.” – Ivan Pavlov
40. “The biggest favor you can do to yourself is fly freely like birds.” – Kuldeep Gera
41. “For a bird, especially for the more musically inventive, song is the defining characteristic—the primary way by which it knows itself and is known by others. To lose its specific song is to lose not just its identity but some part of its presence in the world.” – John Burnside
42. “I like the idea of taking off like a bird.” – Florence Welch
43. “Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature—the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.” – Bernard Meltzer
44. “Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh, why can’t I?” – Judy Garland
45. “A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.” – Suzy Kassem
46. “All birds find shelter during a rain, but the eagle avoids the rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference.” – Anonymous
47. “She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, and create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing ‘yes’ in the sky.” – Monique Duval
48. “The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. This is the simplest principle of success. You dream, you dare ,and you fly.” – Israelmore Ayivor
49. “Because I had my family, I felt like I could be a bird and fly and experience and do. Because I had roots somewhere, I knew that they would love me no matter what, and I could always go back home and they were going to love me.” – Gisele Bundchen
50. “The birds, the moon, and the clouds have an important mission—to make mankind turn their eyes towards the skies! And so man can leave his own little local world and focus on something bigger, the universe!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
51. “The more I work with birds, the more I believe in the undreamt—the things we are not given to know.” – Julie Zickefoose
52. “Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing—it can’t fly.” – Dan Pena
53. “The soul has illusions as the bird has wings—it is supported by them.” – Victor Hugo
54. “Oh, bird of my soul, fly away now, for I possess a hundred fortified towers.” – Rumi
55. “I’m like a bird, I only fly away. I don’t know where my soul is. I don’t know where my home is.” – Nelly Furtado
56. “In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd
57. “The bird who dares to fall is the bird who learns to fly.” – Anonymous
58. “Birds teach a great life lesson. All you have to do is listen to their song.” – Anonymous
59. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou
60. “Even the birds are chained to the sky.” – Bob Dylan
61. “Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds.” – Dejan Stojanovic
62. “Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind.” – Munia Khan
63. “Birds know themselves not to be at the center of anything, but at the margins of everything. The end of the map. We only live where someone’s horizon sweeps someone else’s. We are only noticed on the edge of things; but on the edge of things, we notice much.” – Gregory Maguire
64. , she learned a form of dangerous independence.” – Salman Rushdie
65. “I wish we had all been birds instead.” – Anonymous
66. “Give the birds a splash of water to get relief from the hot sun.” – Anonymous
67. “Sad birds still sing.” – Anonymous
68. “I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” – J.M. Barrie
69. “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” –
70. “If you cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.” – Nikita Khrushchev
71. “Not every hen lays eggs. Not every hen that lays eggs gets them hatched. Not everyone born with greatness becomes as such. Go, hatch your eggs.” – Israelmore Ayivor
72. “You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.” – Hal Borland
73. “Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.” – Walter Benjamin
74. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, pound the sand. I beat people up.” –
75. “The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
76. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya
77. “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
78. “And if they thought her aimless, if they thought her a bit mad, let them. It meant they left her alone. Marya was not aimless, anyway. She was thinking.” – Catheryne M. Valente
79. “This is wonderful, wonderful! Be the bird. You are the bird. Sacrifice yourself to abandon family values.” – Laurie Halse Anderson
80. “Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.” – Marty Rubin
81. “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
82. “When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things—the birds, trees, flowers.” – Grizz Chapman
83. “Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.” – Antonio Damasio
84. “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?” – Rose Kennedy
85. “There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” – Robert Wilson Lynd
86. “Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.” – Miguel De Cervantes
87. “If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.” – Charles Lindbergh
88. “It is a foul bird that defileth his own nest.” – John Heywood
89. “It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.” – Anne Baxter
90. “Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off—and they are nearly always doing it.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett
91. “I’m lying in my room listening to the birds outside. I used to think they sang because they were happy. But then I learned on a nature show they’re really showing off.” – Joe Knowles
92. “I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.” – Pete Hamill
93. “A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.” – Bret Harte
94. “The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang.” – Leonardo da Vinci
95. “Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.” – Terry Tempest Williams
96. “I love watching the sunrise, and sunset, and the sky, the birds.” – Manisha Koirala
97. “I think people who don’t believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn’t make?” – Little Richard
98. “Not humans, but birds, often witness the most beautiful mornings in this world!” – Mehmet Murat İldan.
99. “Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.” – John Lennon
100. “Relationships are like birds. If you hold tightly, they die. If you hold it loosely, they fly. But if you hold it with care, they remain with you forever.” – Anonymous
101. “Love is not only the story of butterflies or birds; it is also the story of jackals and hounds.” – M.F. Moonzajer
102. “It’s time to make love, douse the glim; the fireflies twinkle and dim; the stars lean together like birds of a feather, and the loin lies down with the limb.” – Conrad Aiken
103. “How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.” – Victor Hugo
104. “We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.” – John Webster
105. “Birds were created to record everything. They were not designed just to be beautiful jewels in the sky, but to serve as the eyes of heaven.” – Suzy Kassem
106. “Small birds throw seeds out of the feeder; large birds pick them up off the ground, but the squirrels try to muscle in.” – Lilian Jackson Braun
107. “The stork is voiceless because there is really nothing to say.” – Will Cuppy
108. “He imagines a necessary joy in things that must fly to eat.” – Wendell Berry
109. “What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca
110. “It’s like being a bird, maybe, the perspective of flying over the Earth.” – Peggy Whitson
111. “How can I be in two places at once, unless I were a bird?” – Boyle Roche
112. “I wake up every morning new, free as a bird.” – Ashley Cole
113. “A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?” – Drew Barrymore
114. “Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.” – Tommy Douglas
115. “Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko
116. “I love the freedom of my wings. I love the empty space above the ground. I rejoice in my freedom. Freedom is my religion. Peace is my God. Love is my worship.” – Banani Ray
117. “The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever will be born must destroy the world.” – Hermann Hesse
118. “The freedom of birds is an insult to me.” – Cormac McCarthy
119. “Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.” – Douglas Coupland
120. “Tomorrow, the birds will sing. Be brave. Face life.” – Charlie Chaplin
121. “Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.” – Haruki Murakami
122. “I caught a glimpse of happiness, and saw it was a bird on a branch, fixing to take wing.” – Richard Peck
123. “Give food to the birds, you will then be surrounded by the wings of love, you will be encompassed by the joys of little silent hearts!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
124. “May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living.” – E.E. Cummings
125. “Paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers.” – Robert Henri
126. “We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
127. “Wherever there are birds, there is hope.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
128. “If you want to see birds, you must have birds in your heart.” – John Burroughs
129. “Keep a tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.” – Lois Lowry
130. “You’ll have a lot more respect for a bird after you try making a nest.” – Cynthia Lewis
131. “A beautiful day with the buoyancy of a bird.” – Truman Capote
132. “Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we?” – Rose Kennedy
133. “Fly! There’s a lot of sky out there for brave birds.” – Matthew Quick
134. “I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.” – Joseph Addison
135. “Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.” – Roger Tory Peterson
136. “Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with extraordinary precision and control.” – David Attenborough
137. “One reason that birds matter—ought to matter—is that they are our last, best connection to a natural world that is otherwise receding. They’re the most vivid and widespread representatives of the Earth as it was before people arrived on it.” – Jonathan Franzen
138. “The more often we see the things around us—even the beautiful and wonderful things—the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world—the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds—even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
139. “The homing instinct in birds and animals is one of their most remarkable traits—their strong local attachments and their skill in finding their way back when removed to a distance. It seems at times as if they possessed some extra sense—the home sense—which operates unerringly.” – John Burroughs
140. “Birds themselves are so interesting and intelligent, and they give so many cues without being verbal, so they say such great things. Feathers are superior to fur, even. They’re so beautiful, and nature uses such amazing colors.” – Bibhu Mohapatra
141. “What I am interested in with birds, just as I am with or monkeys, is what they do and why they do it.” – David Attenborough
142. “I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds, and the environment.” – Pat Buckley
“It ends all things—birds, trees, flowers, mountain tops, and business; it grinds stones to sand, 143. and as terrible as it is, and it’s the most beautiful thing we have in our lives—time.” – Brandon Webb
144. “The sun is always shining. We have oxygen, trees, birds. There’s so much good things on Earth, still. We haven’t destroyed everything.” – Ziggy Marley
145. “The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to and have the fearless spirit of a conqueror.” – Joyce Meyer
146. “Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.” – David Attenborough
147. “Just remember it’s the birds that’re supposed to suffer, not the hunter.” – George W. Bush
148. “When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.” –
149. “The rising of birds in their flight is the sign of an ambuscade. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden attack is coming.” –
150. “It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.” – Abu Bakr
151. “Birds are the eyes of heaven, and flies are the spies of hell.” – Suzy Kassem
152. “Use what talents you possess—the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – John Burroughs
153. “Be grateful for . Pay the thunder no mind. Listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody.” – Eubie Blake
154. “Human beings are the only animal that thinks they change who they are simply by moving to a different place. Birds migrate, but it’s not quite the same thing.” – Douglas Coupland
155. “Until you spread your wings; you’ll have no idea how far you can fly.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
156. “If one bird foraging in a flock on the ground suddenly takes off, all other birds will take off immediately after, before they even know what’s going on. The one who stays behind may be prey.” – Franz de Waal
157. “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland
158. “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” – William Shakespeare
159. “When you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take to believing in miracles, or you stand still like the hummingbird.” – Henry Miller
160. “A bird is joy incarnate.” – Myrtle Reed
161. “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore
162. “Free as a bird, it’s the next best thing to be.” – The Beatles
163. “Birds are the first and the greatest performers.” – Olivier Messiaen
164. “Bird up above, see what he’s got—the freedom to fly and the freedom to not.” – Harold Arlen
165. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie
166. “I’m very happy being me, although sometimes I’d love to be a bird so that I could fly.” – Joy Fielding
167. “There’s a lot of us out here that are birds, man. We all need to just fly.” –
168. “Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high.” – P.V. Sindhu
169. “It is beautiful to discover our wings and learn how to fly; flight is a beautiful process. But then to rest on the wings of God as He flies—this is divine.” – C. Joybell C.
170. “Birds are sky bound; holding them down in a cage is wicked love.” – Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
171. “Birds born in cages think that flying is an illness.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky
172. “Birds have wings; they’re free. They can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.” – Roger Tory Peterson
173. “A bird is three things—feathers, flight, and song, And feathers are the least of these.” – Marjorie Allen Seiffert
174. “Birds teach us something very important—to whatever height you rise, you will finally come down to the ground!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
175. “Hear how the birds, on every blooming spray, With joyous music wake the dawning day.” – Alexander Pope
176. “The bird that flutters the least is the longest on the wing.” – William Cowper
177. “If only the best birds sang, the would be silent.” – Henry Van Dyke
178. “Birds are, perhaps, the most eloquent expression of reality.” – Roger Tory Peterson
179. “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” – D.H. Lawrence
180. “Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.” – Victor Hugo
181. “It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do.” – Erick Jerome Dickey
182. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” –
183. “Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.” – Ivan Turgenev
184. “Just as the bird sings or the soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.” – Alma Gluck
185. “I think are the most human of all the birds, which may be why people love them. They’re , they stand upright, and they look like they’re wearing tuxedos.” – Shia LaBeouf
186. “My kids always joked that I spent more time cooking the birds’ food than I have cooking for them. And it’s probably true.” – Roz Chast
187. “The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.” – Arthur Miller
188. “People are interested in birds only in as much as they exhibit human behavior—greed, and stupidity, and anger—and by doing so, they free us from the unique sorrow of being human.” – Douglas Coupland
189. “Birds are an ecological litmus paper.” – Roger Tory Peterson
190. “Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau
191. “If God had intended us to fly, he’d have never given us railways.” – Michael Flanders
192. “Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for.” – Tennessee Williams
193. “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” – Henry David Thoreau
194. “When birds burp, it must taste like bugs.” – Bill Watterson
195. “The presence of a single bird can change everything for one who appreciates them.” – Julie Zickefoose
196. “I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky.” – Mark Nepo
197. “A smart city means a city, where humans, trees, birds and can grow with all their glories, imperfections, freedom, and creativity.” – Amit Ray
198. “Birds do not sing in caves, nor do doves cherish their innocence in dovecotes.” – Henry David Thoreau