The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”
( Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)
“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. ( R. Buckminster Fuller )
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”
―(Robert A. Heinlein)
“My thoughts are like butterflies. They are beautiful, but they fly away.” (Anon)
“Caterpillars can fly, if they just lighten up.”
―(Scott J. Simmerman ).
To a Butterfly (anon)
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!