35+ Phoenix Quotes for Rebirth and Rising Up

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The phoenix is a mythical creature known to be born from fire and rise from the ashes. Here are 35+ inspiring phoenix quotes about rebirth and rising from the ashes.

The phoenix is a mythical bird that is said to live for 500 years before it burns to ashes. Then, it rises up from the ashes to be reborn, signifying a new beginning. I believe the phoenix is a great metaphor for how we can rise up from our own ashes and be reborn in the face of defeat.

Phoenix Quotes | Quotes About Phoenixes
Phoenix Quotes | Quotes About Phoenixes

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35+ Quotes About Phoenixes | Inspiring Phoenix Quotes

“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

“From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring…” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Let us help the phoenix to rise from the ashes; let us help lay the foundation for a new renaissance; let us help to accelerate the spiritual awakening until it lifts us into the golden age which would come.” – Peace Pilgrim

“Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.” – S.A. Sachs

Phoenix Quotes | Inspirational Quotes About Phoenixes
Phoenix Quotes | Inspirational Quotes About Phoenixes

“‘We are like the Phoenix,’ said Abuelita.
‘Rising again, with a new life ahead of us.'” – Pam Muñoz Ryan

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” – Janet Fitch

“Nor shall this peace sleep with her; but as when The bird of wonder dies, the maiden phoenix, Her ashes new-create another heir As great in admiration as herself.” – William Shakespeare

“Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.” – Neil Gaiman

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“‘Which came first, the Phoenix or the flame?’ ‘I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.’ ‘Well reasoned.’” – J. K. Rowling, in Harry Potter

“Once you’ve had your life burn down, it takes time to be a Phoenix.” – Sharon Stone

“Here in this suffering, all previous beliefs are called into question. They are consumed in the fire sparked and fueled by our own illusion. The pain becomes the ashes we are now entombed in. It is only when we find ourselves at this most imprisoned of junctures that we emerge again, the phoenix of our very life which is ever so much more beautiful than the last one.” – Teal Swan

“Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before: a stricken lament of terrible beauty. And Harry felt, as he had felt about phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without: It was his own grief turned magically to song.” – J. K. Rowling

“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

“A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.” – Rumi

“Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Inspirational Phoenix Rebirth Quotes

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” – Charles Bukowski

“There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.” – Vilayat Inayat Khan

“You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” – Suzanne Collins

“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

“There is another possibility: not the end of nature, but the rebirth of wonder and even joy.” – Richard Louv

“Transitions are a part of life, allowing for perpetual renewal. When you experience the end of one chapter, allow yourself to feel the emotions of loss and rebirth. A bud gives way to a new flower, which surrenders to the fruit, which gives rise to a seed, which yields a new sprout. Even as you ride the roller coaster, embrace the centered internal reference of the ever-present witness.” – David Simon

“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.” – Voltaire

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Each time we exhale, the world ends; when we inhale, there can be, if we allow it, rebirth and spiritual renewal. It all transpires inside of us. In our consciousness, in our hearts. All the time.” – Tom Robbins

“Ready must thou be to burn thyself in thine own flame; how couldst thou become new if thou have not first become ashes!” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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Inspirational Phoenix Sayings

“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

“Pain can burn you up and destroy you, or burn you up and redeem you. It can deliver you to an entrenched despair or deliver you to your higher self. At midlife, we decide, consciously or unconsciously, the path of the victim or the path of the Phoenix when it is rising up at last.” – Marianne Williamson

“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” – Cassandre Clare

“Stars are phoenixes, rising from their own ashes.” – Carl Sagan

“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

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“I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise from the ashes.” – William C. Hannan

“And just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes, she too will rise. Returning from the flames, clothed in nothing but her strength, more beautiful than ever before.” – Shannen Heartzs

“I can feel a phoenix inside of me. I can see the heavens but I still hear the flames calling out my name.” – Katy Perry

“I’m like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes.” – Bess Myerson

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a phoenix first must burn.” – Octavia Butler

“Whether we remain the ash or become the Phoenix is up to us.” – Ming-Dao Deng

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