Quotes About Hummingbirds

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

—Doug Coupland

A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening From flower to flower he flies.

—John Banister Tabb

I hear like you see — like that hummingbird outside that window for instance.

—Ray Charles

The hummingbird competes with the stillness of the air.

—Chogyam Trungpa

The hummingbird in flight is a water-spark, an incandescent drip of American fire.

—Pablo Neruda

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

Above the flower bed. Over the lawn …
A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this —
A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.

—Harry Kemp

The woods hold not such another gem
as the nest of the hummingbird.
The finding of one is an event.

—John Burroughs