Inside: The sweetest hummingbird quotes that encompass what it is to be a hummingbird.

Hummingbirds are my favorite animals, and they have been since I was just a little girl. There is something absolutely mesmerizing about them. They feel like they come from a different realm entirely—one filled with magic, fairies, and every whimsical thing you can imagine.

This is where my love for them began, but it grew even deeper when I learned what symbolisms lie behind this bird that defies gravity. I want to share this knowledge with you today, along with some of the best Hummingbird quotes that you will ever read. I just got done reading these forget the past quotes that I think you’ll enjoy as well.

Hummingbird Quotes That'll Make Your Heart Flutter. Photo of hummingbird drinking out of orange flowers.

These quotes inspire me to live a better life, and I think they will have a similar reaction to you. Everyone’s minds work differently, but I am guessing if you clicked on this article, you also share an affinity for Hummingbirds, so I just know you’ll love them. First, I want to cover the symbolism behind this tiny bird.

Hummingbird Symbolism

I was shocked to learn that the hummingbird actually holds lots of deep symbolic meaning. This brings even more depth and meaning to their beauty, so it’s important that you start here before you get into the quotes.

According to this article, “Hummingbird, the smallest among all birds, symbolizes lightness of being, swiftness, independence, courage, sensitivity, determination, love, beauty, endurance, wisdom, vitality, hope, and enjoyment of life. ”

The last point is probably my favorite of the bunch. Whenever I see a hummingbird, I am automatically pulled out of whatever I am doing and am forced to just be in the moment. This reminds me to get out of my head and be in the natural world. We all live super fast-paced lives; it’s important to take a moment to just look around you.

Hummingbird Quotes

Now that you know what symbolisms lie behind the Hummingbird, I can show you some of my all-time favorite Hummingbird quotes. This is something that I really think you are going to enjoy. You may be surprised by how truly inspiring these quotes can be. Take a look and see for yourself. Oh, and if you want some religious inspiration, check out these Christian quotes hope.

1. “We’re constantly being bombarded by problems that we face and sometimes, we can get completely overwhelmed. But we should always feel like a hummingbird. I may feel insignificant, but I don’t want to be like other animals watching the planet go down the drain. I’ll be a hummingbird, I’ll do the best I can.” – Wangari Maathai

2. “You are Mr. Owl; I am Mrs. Hummingbird. We may have come from different species, but as long as you’re a bird, I’m a bird too.” -Glad Munaiseche

3. “Hummingbird shows us how to revisit the past for the purpose of releasing it instead of being caught in a permanently backward flight pattern. It also helps us to see that if we step aside, we may see our life differently. Hummingbird teaches us to transcend time. To recognize that what has happened in the past and what might happen in the future is not nearly as important as what we are experiencing right now. It teaches us to hover in the moment, to appreciate its sweetness.” -Constance Barrett Sohodski

"If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down." Tony Morrison. Photo of Green Hummingbird Flying.

4. “Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hope for love, joy, and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning, and laughter is life’s sweetest creation.”

5. “The humming symbolizes love, joy, and beauty. Its unique ability to fly backward teaches us that we can look back at our past without dwelling there but continuing forward. The hummingbird’s aptitude to hover while drinking nectar reminds us to savor each moment, appreciating its sweetness.”

6. “Hummingbird is the spirit of pure beauty and wonder, and she reminds us to taste the sweet nectar of life.”

7. “Hummingbirds, in them we see the beauty of finding the sweet nectar in our life, then hovering long enough to simply savor it.”

8. “If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.” Tony Morrison

Hummingbird Quotes That’ll Make Your Heart Flutter

This last list is my favorite. I saved the best for last; what can I say? I’m a great storyteller! Okay, jokes aside, I hope you have been enjoying these hummingbird quotes so far. I honestly forgot how much I loved these birds until I started reading these. I am feeling so happy and hopeful now…so I know they are working. Read this last list to feel the same way I am!

9. “Like the hummingbird, we have the capacity to experience great love, bliss, healing, and nourishment when we drink from the nectar that is available in our relationships. Yet that flower is also delicate like our hearts and the hearts of the ones we love. So it is important to go gently, carefully, and precisely to the heart of the flower. In the end, it is actually your own heart you are drinking from.” -Yollana Shore

"Hummingbirds are small angels of fleeting joy." Photo of hummingbird with pink head.

10. “The hummingbird symbolizes healing and hope, so seeing one can be a sign that difficult times are over, and healing can begin.”

11. “Hummingbird; Fierce fluttering spirit, speed your way into my life. Teach me the secret wisdom of the flowers. Hold me into the everlasting flight through the past, present, and future. Beak sipping the nectar of pure joy. Tireless and independent, fearless, flickering warriors always hover near. Uplifting my spirit on your invisible wings.”

12. “The butterflies I get every time we are together are flapping as fast as a hummingbird’s.”

13. “One breath follows the next in the continuum of time. Step by step, breath by breath, all paths lead to now. This present moment.”

14. “Sip the sweet memories, let your true colors glow, be a nectar collector, don’t get your feathers ruffled over the little things, some days are just a humdinger, just wing it. Keep your visits short and sweet.” – Ian Shamia

15. “The first home I moved into after leaving my parents was surrounded by hummingbirds. I would see them every single morning, every afternoon, and every night. They felt so significant to me, and I didn’t realize why until I learned what they symbolized; healing after a long, painful period.”

16. “Hummingbirds are small angels of fleeting joy.”

Hummingbird Quotes

There you have it, some of the sweetest hummingbird quotes that will make your heart flutter. I hope that you leave this article with a newfound appreciation for these little creatures. I know you liked them before, but reading these quotes just adds so many more layers to them. I am obsessed!

I just ordered a new hummingbird feeder that I am going to hang by my house; that way, I can see them all the time. You should do the same! I have found that by adding little things to your life that bring you joy, you end up living the life of your dreams, bit by bit. Oh, look at me, getting all sappy.

If you are in the mood for even more sappy words, you need to check out this list of life is short quotes. These will have you appreciating every little thing before you know it!