25 Hummingbird Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs

Purple Hummingbird
Photo: Pete Gregoire.

Hummingbirds, with their vibrant colors and swift flying, have captivated the hearts of people across cultures and time. In this post, we explore a collection of hummingbird quotes, sayings, and proverbs that celebrate the beauty and other endearing qualities of these little birds.

And if you’d like to learn more hummingbird symbolism, mythology, and spiritual meanings, visit my post on hummingbird meanings. Enjoy!

Hummingbird Quotes

1. “Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything.” – Amethyst Wyldfyre

2. “May my faith always be / at the end of the day / like a hummingbird… returning to its favorite flower.” – Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

3. “If I were a flower / hummingbird would be my favorite bee / And If I were blind / the light of darkness I’d love to see.” – Munia Khan

4. “In the fluttering dance of the hummingbird, I remember to embrace the fleeting moments and savor the sweetness of life.” – Anonymous

5. “No one understood the perfume / of the dark magnolia of your womb / Nobody knew that you tormented / a hummingbird of love between your teeth.” – Federico García Lorca

6. “Like a hummingbird’s delicate wings, let your spirit be light and your presence bring joy to those around you.” – Anonymous

7. “Hummingbirds are tiny miracles that remind us of the extraordinary beauty that exists in the smallest of things.” – Anonymous

8. “The hummingbird’s wings may be small, but her spirit soars high with resilience and determination.” – Anonymous

9. “The hummingbird’s presence is a reminder to live in the present moment, embracing the sweetness of now.” – Anonymous

10. “I hear like you see – like that hummingbird outside that window for instance.” – Ray Charles

11. “A route of evanescence / With a revolving wheel; / A resonance of emerald, / A rush of cochineal; / And every blossom on the bush / Adjusts its tumbled head, / The mail from Tunis, probably, / An easy morning’s ride.” – Emily Dickinson, The Humming-Bird

12. “Hummingbird is the spirit of pure joy! She is the messenger of beauty and wonder, and she reminds us to taste the sweet nectar of life.”

13. “Quick as a hummingbird, she darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly—dipping into the flowers of my heart.” – James Oppenheim

14. “As long as the hummingbird had not abandoned the land, somewhere there were still flowers, and they still go on.” – Leslie Marmon Silko

15. “When you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take in believing in miracles or you stand still the hummingbird.” – Henry Miller

Hummingbird Proverbs

16. “The hummingbird competes with the stillness of the air.” – Chogyam Trungpa

17. “There is no easy way to bathe a hummingbird.”  – Kehlog Albran

18. “I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can.” – Wangari Maathai1

19. “Like a hummingbird sipping from every blossom, embrace the diverse experiences that life has to offer.” – Anonymous

Hummingbird Sayings

20. “He has the attention span of a hummingbird.” – Christopher Moore

21. “Hummingbird: With brave wings she flies.” – Anonymous

22. “She had the grace and agility of a hummingbird, flitting through life with effortless charm.” – Anonymous

23. Have a mind like a hummingbird’s wings: buzz constantly with vibrant ideas and creativity.

24. Approach your challenges with the tenacity and precision of a hummingbird extracting nectar from a flower.

25. Have the heart and spirit of a hummingbird: seek beauty, variety, and adventure.

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