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A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.
~ Arakida Moritake, Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology

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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The mantis seizes the locust but does not see the yellow bird behind him. ~ Chinese Proverb