Peacock Sayings and Quotes

The peacock takes pride in his radiant-hued tail. When we’re feeling great about ourselves, we too want to show it off. If we’re having a particularly good hair day, or pleased with an outfit, we flaunt it. Strut your stuff with the collection of wise and humorous peacock quotes below.

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.     


The pride of the peacock is the glory of god.      

William Blake

A peacock that rests on his feathers is just another turkey.     

Dolly Parton

Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes–and calls it his pride.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.     

John Ruskin

An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth... Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them.     

Pope Francis

It dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances / it dances. It sports a mosaic of passions / like a peacock’s tail / It soars to the sky with delight, it quests, Oh wildly / it dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances.     

Rabindranath Tagore

I know exactly how strong he is... He is like a peacock, spreading his feathers and squawking loudly to distract you from the fact that his body is but weak.     

Nalini Singh

The Ferrari is exactly the same in the human context as the peacock's tail is on the peacock.     

Gad Saad

A peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo and wandered around the city. Either that or I just saw a pigeon on his way to a gay pride parade.     

Jimmy Fallon