The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail. – Amitendranath Tagore
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever. ― Karen Davison
The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~ Ponce Denis Ecouchard Le Brun
A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.
― Arakida Moritake, Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology
Q: Is it possible to become friends with a butterfly?
A: It is if you first become a part of nature. You suppress your presence as a human being, stay very still, and convince yourself that you are a tree or grass or a flower. It takes time, but once the butterfly lets its guard down, you can become friends quite naturally.” ― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
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
Stanford University Marching Band, 2011 Fiesta Bowl Parade, Phoenix, AZ
All those years of skating and dancing have carried over. I can’t design anything without thinking of how a woman’s body will look and move when she’s wearing it. ~ Vera Wang
Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living. ~ Doug Coupland
We all worry about the population explosion, but we don’t worry about it at the right time. ~ Art Hoppe
Maricopa County, Arizona, population 4,023,132