90 Flamingo Quotes to Help You Stand On Your Own Feet

These are the top 90 flamingo quotes that will make you stand to attention and teach you a bit more about the life you’re living.

So, if you’re looking for that extra support to help you stand on your own two feet, then you better check out our collection.

Flamingos are one of the most-distinct looking birds on our planet, and aside from their bright, bold feathers and stance, they also hold some valuable life lessons we can all learn from.

Read the list below to find out more about these beautiful birds.

And don’t forget to check out these owl quotes.

Best Flamingo Quotes

1. “What the flamingo teaches a child, at that subliminal level where animal encounters work, is that gravity is not just a limitation, but also a possible partner in an intriguing, potentially joyful game.” – John Burnside

2. “The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” – J.M. Barrie

3. “I’m doubtful about the temper of your flamingo. Shall I try the experiment?” – Lewis Carroll

4. “I used to skip school to go there when I was growing up in Newark. I saw the Flamingos, the Heartbeats, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Jackson.” – George Clinton

5. “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” – Matthew 6:26

6. “A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium—a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.” – Charley Harper

7. “My catholic education stuck with me. It caused the rage I had to make ‘Pink Flamingos.” – John Waters

8. “There are joys which long to be ours. God sends 10,000 truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.” – Izaac Walton

9. “And if I ever let love go because the hatred and the whisperings become a phantom dictation, I obey in lieu of impulse and realities—the blossoming flamingos of my wild mimosa trees—then let love freeze me out, from I must become a menace to my enemies.” – June Jordan

Funny Flamingo Quotes

10. “We’re not flamingo nuts, but we are flamingo crazy.” – Marian Woods

11. “Spain travel tip—if bathroom genders are indicated by flamingos, the boy flamingo is the one with a hat. I learned this the hard way.” – Dave Barry

12. “Of course, the Neverlands vary a good deal. John’s, for instance, had a lagoon with flamingos flying over it at which John was shooting; while Michael, who was very small, had a flamingo with lagoons flying over it.” – James M. Barrie

13. “He didn’t look like a soldier at all. He looked like a filthy flamingo.” – Kurt Vonnegut

14. “I don’t give a flock about your drama.” – Anonymous

15. “I feel, these days, like a very large flamingo. No matter what way I turn, there is always a very large bill.” – Joseph O’Connor

16. “Single and ready to flamingle.” – Anonymous

17. “A curse on this game. How can you stick at a game when the rules keep on changing? I shall call myself Alice and play croquet with the flamingos. In Wonderland, everyone cheats and love is Wonderland, isn’t it?” – Jeanette Winterson

18. “Zero flocks were given.” – Anonymous

19. “I don’t suppose I can wear the flamingo tie.” – John Green

20. “Flamingo. Flamingoing. Flamingone.” – Anonymous

21. “I’m feelin’ pretty in pink.” – Anonymous

22. “Sorry if that disturbed you. Khufu’s very picky. He only eats foods that end in ‘-o.’ Doritos, burritos, flamingos.” – Rick Riordan

23. “Sun-struck, stuck in mid tropic strut, it sometimes stands as if considering how to cool avian plastic, dive into the mown lagoon of lawn; how take flight on dayglow flap-doodle wings, no matter if it is ball-bald going nowhere fast.” – Joyce Thomas

24. “You can be my flamingo, because pink is the new kind of lingo.” – Aerosmith

Beautiful Flamingo Quotes

25. “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

26. “I’m definitely gonna do another solo record at some point. ‘Flamingo’ wasn’t just me dipping my toes in the water. I really loved it. It was successful, and that helps, but I love those songs, and I miss singing them.” – Brandon Flowers

27. “For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance. Why are you so afraid, O mind? The flamingos fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind. Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind?” – Guru Nanak

28. “Why was I fit when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

29. “A bird is three things—feathers, flight, and song; and feathers are the least of these.” – Marjorie Allen Seifert

30. “Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” – David Attenborough

31. “How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now, the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of nature!” – Arthur Conan Doyle

32. “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?” – W.H. Hudson

33. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” – Stephen King

34. “I put my foot in the air for a while, ayo song, I’m a flamingo.” – Anonymous

35. “One night, I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo. Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration.” – Wayne Newton

36. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou

37. “The flocks of a bird flock together.” – Anonymous

38. “The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense is his life, large-brained, large-lunged, hot, ecstatic, his frame charged with buoyancy and his heart with song.” – John Burroughs

39. “Stand tall and be brilliant.” – Anonymous

Inspiring Flamingo Quotes

40. “Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.” – Francis Beaumont

41. “Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind—listen to the birds, and don’t hate nobody.” – Eubie Blake

42. “Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.” – William Wordsworth

43. “The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.” – John Berry

44. “In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd

45. “Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.” – Savannah Larsen

46. “A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.” – Suzy Kassem

47. “No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” – William Blake

48. “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore

49. “Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” – Victor Hugo

Flamingo Quotes on Enjoying Life

50. “Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.” – Marty Rubin

51. “Pink further touches the sky.” – Anonymous

52. “The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

53. “Stand tall and flamingo for it.” – Anonymous

54. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

55. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

56. “Life is very easy when you chill outside.” – Anonymous

57. “Beach please, I’m hanging out with my flamingos.” – Anonymous

58. “It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.” – Aesop

59. “She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, and create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing ‘yes’ in the sky.” – Monique Duval

60. “I’m a flamingo in my own way.” – Anonymous

61. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali

62. “Whatever floats your flamingos.” – Anonymous

63. “Live the colorful life.” – Anonymous

64. “Flock yeah, I’m having the best day ever.” – Anonymous

Flamingo Quotes That Tell You More About the World

65. “No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.” – Bob Dylan

66. “God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” – Jacques Deval

67. “A change fell upon all things. Strange brilliant flowers, star-shaped, burst out upon the trees where no flowers had been before. The tints of the green carpet deepened; and when, one by one, the white daisies shrank away, there sprang up, in place of them, ten by ten of the ruby-red asphodel. And life arose in our paths; for the tall flamingo hitherto unseen, with all gay glowing birds, flaunted his scarlet plumage before us. The golden and silver fish haunted the river.” – Edgar Allan Poe

68. “There was a God. Packy was now certain of it. How else could such heart-stopping beauty be accounted for? Such a thing could not be the product of a random universe. A flower, maybe. A rainbow, perhaps. But not Venus Versailles.” – Quentin R. Bufogle

69. “The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo.” – Lewis Carroll

Short Flamingo Quotes

70. “Embracing my inner flamingo.” – Anonymous

71. “Ready for solo and flamingo.” – Anonymous

72. “I’m thinking pink.” – Anonymous

73. “I’m completely flared up.” – Anonymous

74. “Sometimes, you just need to chill.” – Anonymous

75. “Be a flamingo—stay balanced, stand by your flock, and always be brilliant.” – Anonymous

76. “Always look at the pink side of life.” – Anonymous

77. “This flamingo really floats my boat.” – Anonymous

78. “Summer swimming on my flamingos.” – Anonymous

79. “Hello summer, let’s flamingos.” – Anonymous

More Flamingo Quotes You Can Use As Post Captions

80. “Mermaids and flamingos go so well together.” – Anonymous

81. “I’m happiest when I’m floating with you.” – Anonymous

82. “I’m feeling pink.” – Anonymous

83. “I’m totally flamazing.” – Anonymous

84. “Mermaid Kisses and Desires Flamingo.” – Anonymous

85. “Best fabulous flamingo friends forever.” – Aisha Cat

86. “This float is so flocking fabulous.” – Anonymous

87. “I’m not just a flamingo, I’m a glamingo.” – Anonymous

88. “Stand tall and be fabulous.” – Anonymous

89. “If you’ve got bad vibes, you can go away.” – Anonymous

90. “Don’t make me put my foot down.” – Anonymous

Did These Flamingo Quotes Help You Appreciate Your Own Quirks and Unique Qualities?

Flamingos are one of the most unique birds you can ever find. You just have to stop and marvel at the sight of them. One thing that’s so special about them is they stand and sleep on one leg. Their body seems so disproportionate and you’d think they wouldn’t be able to handle their own weight, but they can.

The same with life, it might seem that we’re so different from others—that we may be weaker and frailer compared to others. But we should remember that we shouldn’t compare ourselves at all. We’re all unique in our own special ways and we’re made to be able to overcome whatever it is we may face in life.

Like flamingos, we aren’t so fragile to crumble on our own weight and on the weight that the world brings us. We just have to remember to stand on our own two feet and do our best to hold ourselves up every time.

What do you think about flamingos and the quotes in this collection? Were you able to pick up some life lessons you can use in your everyday life? If so, please don’t hesitate to share them with us through the comments section below.

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Karen Danao

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