Bird Quotes
(20+ quotes)

Bird quotes came into being when I noticed many of my favorite motivational quotes mentioned birds, singing, and songs as metaphors for self-expression and freedom. 

Truthfully – as Joy of Quotes grew, it got harder to find my beloved bird quotes when I needed them, so I created this page! I hope you enjoy these words of encouragement as much as I do. Wishing you lots of sweet inspiration and the joy of hearing birds singing outside your window every morning! If you come across a bird or song quote you believe belongs in this collection, send an e-mail with the quote and who said it to: Marta@JoyofQuotes.com

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

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

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

Opportunity is a bird that never perches.
Claude McDonald

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

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

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

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

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

There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary wings.
Barbara Lazear Ascher

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

I feel like tiny bird with a big song!
Jerry Van Amerongen

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Arne Garborg

You can cage the singer but not the song.
Harry Belafonte

I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
William James

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

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can't see the stars at night.
Thomas Berry

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
John Burroughs

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

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

A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

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



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