Phoenix Sayings and Quotes

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

No matter how many times we burst into flames, we can always rise from the ashes.     


Like a phoenix from the ashes, they may defeat you, burn you, insult you, injure you, and abandon you. But they will not, shall not, and cannot destroy you. For you, like Rome, were built on ashes, and you, like a phoenix, know how to resurrect.     

Nikita Gill

Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.     

S. A. Sachs

Sometimes you have to burn yourself to the ground before you can rise like a phoenix from the ashes.     

Jens Lekman

And God help you if you are a phoenix, and you dare to rise up from the ash. A thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy while you are just flying past.     

Ani DiFranco

It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.     

Anne Baxter

The wild woman rises like a phoenix from the ashes of her life, to become the heroine of her own legend.     


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.     


And when all that was left was ashes, she would again clothe herself in flame. Rising from the dust of her past to rekindle the spark of her future. She was a Phoenix, her own salvation; rebirthed, renewed, resurrected.     

LaRhonda Toreson

Whether we remain the ash or become the Phoenix is up to us.     

Ming-Dao Deng

Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.     

Neil Gaiman

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.     

Gerard Way

Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you.     


What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.     

Charles Bukowski

The phoenix must burn to emerge.     

Janet Fitch

Often it's the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.     

Karen Salmansohn

Our passion ignites us. Rapture spawns the inferno in which we perish, entwined. From smoldering coals we are formed and, from our ashes, we rise. Discovered in the aftermath, our memory, our birth scars; third degree madness. Identical imperfections. Forever branded.     

Lennon Hodson

In order to rise from its own ashes, a phoenix first must burn.     

Octavia Butler

The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.     

Miguel de Cervantes

Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You may kill a fire. And everything you know falls to dust and ash. Yet the remarkable treasure in this seemingly hopeless pile, is hidden deep within. The burning embers incarnate the perpetual desire to go from spark to flame.     

Akilnathan Logeswaran

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rises above its own ashes.     

Khalil Gibran

Suffering can lead to transformation. And redemption. And marvelous mystery.     

Dr. Allen Hunt

Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.     

Cassandre Clare

Don't hoard the past. Don't cherish anything. Burn it. The artist is the phoenix who burns to emerge.     

Janet Fitch

If there is in fact, a heaven and a hell, all we know for sure is that hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix.     

Hunter S. Thompson

Once you’ve had your life burn down, it takes time to be a Phoenix.     

Sharon Stone

The phoenix. The gentlest and most wonderful of its kind. Mesmerizing beauty and brillant colour. Its cry synonymous to a lovely song. But comes time, consumes itself in its own magnificent flame. And from its own ashes, will rise and reborn anew.     

Kahit Minsan