45+ Best Caterpillar Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Caterpillar is a small, long animal with many legs that feeds on the leaves of plants, and develops into a butterfly or moth. Profoundly inspirational caterpillar quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Caterpillar Quotes

It is all too common for caterpillars to become butterflies and then to maintain that in their youth they had been little butterflies. Maturation makes liars of us all. – George E. Vaillant

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – R. Buckminster Fuller

A caterpillar builds a coffin, a butterfly remembers a cocoon. – Pochassic

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach

As the caterpillar undergoes transformation within the cocoon before emerging as a butterfly; likewise, life experiences shape character. – Lorna Jackie Wilson

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you, too. – Rick Warren

When a caterpillar spins its cocoon, it goes through a transformative process and then emerges as a butterfly. Similarly, when we go through a practice of meditation and prayer, we loosen our egoic grip on a sense of self that is separate from the Whole and become vehicles of the emergent evolutionary paradigm of love, peace, compassion, wisdom, harmony and oneness that seeks expression on the planet. – Michael Beckwith

The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. – George Carlin

A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly. – Andre Gide

All human beings have the ability to transform like a caterpillar emerging from its cocoon and taking to the sky. – Jim Rohn

Just when the caterpillar thought I am incapable of moving; it became a butterfly. – Annette Thomas

The great loneliness- like the loneliness a caterpillar endures when she wraps herself in a silky shroud and begins the long transformation from chrysalis to butterfly. It seems we too must go through such a time, when life as we have known it is over- when being a caterpillar feels somehow false and yet we don’t know who we are supposed to become. All we know is that something bigger is calling us to change. And though we must make the journey alone, and even if suffering is our only companion, soon enough we will become a butterfly, soon enough we will taste the rapture of being alive. – Elizabeth Lesser

As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. – William Blake

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ story is about hope. You, like the little caterpillar, will grow up, unfold your wings and fly off into the future. – Eric Carle

Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies. It creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation. – Stephanie Pace Marshall

Keep your temper, said the Caterpillar. – Lewis Carroll

If a caterpillar doesn’t know its future has wings, it hardly experiences itself as land-bound. – Robert Kagan

True transformation occurs only when we can look at ourselves squarely and face our attachments and inner demons, free from the buzz of commercial distraction and false social realities. We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are. We have to turn toward our own inner darkness. For only by abandoning its attachments and facing the darkness does the caterpillar’s body begin to spread out and its light, beautiful wings begin to form. – Julia Hill

Why do the caterpillar and the ant have to be enemies? One eats leaves, and the other eats caterpillars. Oh, I see now. – Jack Handey

We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies. – John Marsden

Caterpillar sheds it’s skin to find a butterfly within. – Donovan

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When a caterpillar bursts from its cocoon and discovers it has wings, it does not sit idly, hoping to one day turn back. It flies. – Kelseyleigh Reber

It is in being the caterpillar that you become the butterfly. – John Harricharan

In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with human beings it is the other way round: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar. – Anton Chekhov

As the caterpillar undergoes transformation and emerges as a butterfly; likewise, character undergoes transformation through experiences, aspirations and beliefs. How will you emerge? – Lorna Jackie Wilson

Fighting has taught me that the caterpillar takes a while to turn into a majestic butterfly. – Jesse Taylor

The caterpillar dies so the butterfly could be born. And, yet the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one. So, when I die, it will be that I have been transformed from the caterpillar of earth to the butterfly of the universe. – John Harricharan

Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there. – Nhat Hanh

When a caterpillar looks in the mirror, he sees a butterfly. – Matshona Dhliwayo

Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains. – Alejandro Jodorowsky

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. – Barbara Haines Howett

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough. – Rabindranath Tagore

Caterpillars are nature’s own vegetarians. – Anthony T. Hincks

Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same. – Kendrick Lamar

Everybody knows what a caterpillar is, and it doesn’t look anything like a butterfly. – Lynn Margulis

Once I spoke the language of the flowers, Once I understood each word the caterpillar said, Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings and shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed. Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets, and joined the crying of each falling dying flake of snow, Once I spoke the language of the flowers… How did it go? How did it go? – Shel Silverstein

Why is a caterpillar wrapped in silk while it changes into a butterfly? So the other caterpillars can’t hear the screams. Change hurts. – Rory Miller

We are like caterpillars contemplating pupation. – Terence McKenna

Forgetting is a beautiful thing. When you forget, you remake yourself. For a caterpillar to become a butterfly, it must forget it was a caterpillar at all. Then it will be as if the caterpillar never was & there was only ever a butterfly. – Robert Jackson Bennett

If everyone is speaking caterpillar, don’t be afraid to speak butterfly. When it’s time to awaken, nothing else will suit you. – Tama J. Kieves

Caterpillars can fly, if they just lighten up. – Scott J. Simmerman Ph.D.

A caterpillar must endure a season of isolation before it turns into a butterfly. Embrace the time you have alone, it will only make you stronger. – Steven Aitchison

The Caterpillar cannot understand the butterfly. – Timothy Leary

The caterpillar turns to liquid before turning into a butterfly. Liquid. Thus, washing away any speck of his caterpillar self as he lies completely vulnerable to his environment in his chrysalis shell. One good solid gust of wind and the caterpillars boned. – The Hippie

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