Birds Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old birds quotes, birds sayings, and birds proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.     

Roger Tory Peterson

Birds born in cages think that flying is an illness.     

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.     

Douglas Coupland

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.     

Roger Tory Peterson

Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless, of their own and other tribes, when abandoned.     

William Bartram

Birds evolved from a small raptor like theropod.     

Robert T. Bakker

A forest bird never wants a cage.     

Henrik Ibsen

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.     

William Blake

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.     

Robert Lynd

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.     

Carly Simon

Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.     

Tennessee Williams

Just remember it's the birds that's supposed to suffer, not the hunter.     

George W. Bush

The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air.     

Rabindranath Tagore

I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks; and it can't fly very high.     

Wilbur Wright

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.     

Bob Dylan

Closely related species of birds are also chromosomally similar.     

Peter R. Grant

When you have birds you stare at them a lot and their eyes are recessed on their head. When they look at something they tilt their head in a quizzical expression.     

Ted Rall

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.     

Abu Bakr

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.     

Ernest Hemingway

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.     

John Webster

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.     

Robert Wilson Lynd

A bird is three things: Feathers, flight and song, And feathers are the least of these.     

Marjorie Allen Seiffert

Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.     

David Attenborough

The rising of birds in their flight is the sign of an ambuscade. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden attack is coming.     

Sun Tzu

If one bird foraging in a flock on the ground suddenly takes off, all other birds will take off immediately after, before they even know what's going on. The one who stays behind may be prey.     

Frans De Waal

Birds are, especially canaries, are super sensitive to hydrogen sulfide and sour gas.     

David Suzuki

Hear how the birds, on every blooming spray, With joyous music wake the dawning day.     

Alexander Pope

Birds are not free since Men have invented cages.     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with extraordinary precision and control.     

David Attenborough

Birds teach us something very important: To whatever height you rise, you will finally come down to the ground!     

Mehmet Murat ildan