65 Phoenix Quotes On Success In Life

These Phoenix quotes will inspire you. A phoenix is a mythical bird known for rising from its ashes. Accordingly to ancient legend, the phoenix is a bird that cyclically burns to death and is reborn from its own ashes. For this reason, the phoenix often serves as a symbol of renewal and rebirth.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging phoenix quotes, phoenix sayings, and phoenix proverbs.

Best Phoenix Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Whether we remain the ash or become the phoenix is up to us.” ~ Ming-Dao Deng
  3. “In order to rise From its own ashes A phoenix First Must Burn.” ~ Octavia Butler
  4. “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

  5. “Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  6. “Allowing the pain of personal growth to be a crucible of your spirit-the alchemical grail through which the metal of your former self turns into gold-is one of the highest callings of life. 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
  7. “A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.” ~ Rumi
  8. “Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.” ~ Neil Gaiman

  9. “And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may livethrough its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  10. “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” ~ Janet Fitch
  11. “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
  12. “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
  13. “Stars are phoenixes, rising from their own ashes.” ~ Carl Sagan

  14. “I’m like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes.” ~ Bess Myerson
  15. “There is the global teenager hypothesis, that what happened in the ’60s in America was that there was, the baby boom cohort grew up at the same time that television and popular music grew up, so that we had this carrier frequency that we all tuned into that gave us the feeling of a common culture, even though I was in Phoenix and someone was in Des Moines. That now we are getting the global cohort at the same time we have our first global communications. MTV is everywhere.” ~ Howard Rheingold , Phoenix quotes hypothesis
  16. “I am a phoenix who runs after arsonists.” ~ Saul Bellow
  17. “Don’t hoard the past. Don’t cherish anything. Burn it. The artist is the phoenix who burns to emerge.” ~ Janet Fitch

  18. “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
  19. “Up then, fair phoenix bride, frustrate the sun; Thyself from thine affection Takest warmth enough, and from thine eye All lesser birds will take their jollity. Up, up, fair bride, and call Thy stars from out their several boxes, take Thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make Thyself a constellation of them all; And by their blazing signify That a great princess falls, but doth not die. Be thou a new star, that to us portends Ends of much wonder, and be thou those ends.” ~ John Donne
  20. “One day soon you will meet a man, and he will rise like a phoenix from the ashes, and it is my greatest hope that he will not give you syphilis.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  21. “Our passions are true phoenixes; as the old burn out the new straight rise up from the ashes.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  22. “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
  23. “Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?” “…I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.” “Well reasoned.” ~ J. K. Rowling , Phoenix quotes Harry Potter
  24. “Fawkes is a phoenix, Harry. Phoenixes burst into flame when it is time for them to die and are reborn from the ashes.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  25. “We are like the phoenix,” said Abuelita. “Rising again, with a new life ahead of us.” ~ Pam Muñoz Ryan

  26. “Phoenix, n.
    The classical prototype of the modern ‘small hot bird.'” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  27. “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
  28. “The storyteller is deep inside everyone of us. The story-maker is always with us. Let us suppose our world is attacked by war, by the horrors that we all of us easily imagine. Let us suppose floods wash through our cities, the seas rise . . . but the storyteller will be there, for it is our imaginations which shape us, keep us, create us – for good and for ill. It is our stories that will recreate us, when we are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative.” ~ Doris Lessing , Phoenix quotes stories
  29. “The Phoenix Program is must reading for all.” ~ Ralph McGehee

  30. “she told me she’d be a phoenix.” The image of the mythical creature rising from the ashes glitters in my mind. “They don’t really exist.” “She said that depends on whether or not there’s someone who can see them.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  31. “We ran well there in the November 2012, my first race with (Tony) Gibson (as crew chief). Unfortunately, we haven’t left there without a torn up race car. We got caught up in accidents in November of 2012 and then again in November 2013. We cut a tire and crashed last spring, so it’d be nice to have a good clean run with the GoDaddy car. I like Phoenix and Gibson has won there a few times. Hopefully our luck will turn around and we can have a good smooth run and get back on track.” ~ Danica Patrick
  32. “I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.” ~ Dan Quayle

  33. “The Phoenix riddle hath more wit By us, we two being one, are it. So to one neutral thing both sexes fit, We die and rise the same, and prove Mysterious by this love.” ~ John Donne
  34. “People wonder if I’ll always be a part of this family and the answer is yes. My family has a lot of good energy going in one direction and because of it, we get a lot of things done. That’s why I’ll always spend a lot of time at Camp Phoenix.” ~ River Phoenix
  35. “I’d love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he’s a very private guy. Also, he’s creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday.” ~ Isaac Mizrahi
  36. “Glory, like the phoenix ‘midst her fires, Exhales her odours, blazes, and expires.” ~ Lord Byron

  37. “Pat Phoenix kept that amazing sassy look. I always wonder, was that because she was thrilled with that look, and thought it looked marvelous, or was it because she was too scared to change it? It’s a double thing. Security and insecurity.” ~ Celia Imrie
  38. “Out of the sea will rise Behemoth and Leviathan, and sail ’round the high-pooped galleys… Dragons will wander about the waste places, and the phoenix will soar from her nest of fire into the air. We shall lay our hands upon the basilisk, and see the jewel in the toad’s head. Champing his gilded oats, the Hippogriff will stand in our stalls, and over our heads will float the Blue Bird singing of beautiful and impossible things, of things that are lovely and that never happen, of things that are not and that should be.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  39. “Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?” ~ J. K. Rowling

  40. “It is our stories that will recreate us, when we are torn, hurt, even destroyed. It is the storyteller, the dream-maker, the myth-maker, that is our phoenix, that represents us at our best, and at our most creative.” ~ Doris Lessing
  41. “It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else’s sexuality. It’s like telling someone else how to clean their house.” ~ River Phoenix
  42. “My mom was a phoenix who always expected to rise again from the ashes of her latest disaster… She loved being Judy Garland.” ~ Lorna Luft
  43. “I knew a phoenix in my youth, so let them have their day.” ~ William Butler Yeats

  44. “When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.” ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
  45. “The more our bodies fail us, the more naked and more demanding is the spirit, the more open and loving we can become if we are not afraid of what we are and of what we feel. I am not a phoenix yet, but here among the ashes, it may be that the pain is chiefly that of new wings trying to push through.” ~ May Sarton
  46. “The more our bodies fail us, the more naked and more demanding is the spirit, the more open and loving we can become if we are not afraid of what we are and of what we feel. I am not a phoenix yet, but here among the ashes, it may be that the pain is chiefly that of new wings trying to push through.” ~ May Sarton
  47. “A phoenix ain’t nothing but a burd.” ~ Cab Calloway

  48. “I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix’s character, but I play Joaquin’s close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don’t die.” ~ Morris Chestnut
  49. “Truth is, most of us contain a splashing, giggling, squealing child who knows without thinking that bare skin and water go together as wings go with air, roots with earth, and the phoenix with incendiary sun. And innocence belongs to us as it did to ancient Greek athletes, who never wore clothes for their footraces or boxing matches but rather oiled themselves until their nude bodies glistened in the sunlight.” ~ Janet Lembke
  50. “Truth is, most of us contain a splashing, giggling, squealing child who knows without thinking that bare skin and water go together as wings go with air, roots with earth, and the phoenix with incendiary sun. And innocence belongs to us as it did to ancient Greek athletes, who never wore clothes for their footraces or boxing matches but rather oiled themselves until their nude bodies glistened in the sunlight.” ~ Janet Lembke
  51. “Phoenix, Arizona: an oasis of ugliness in the midst of a beautiful wasteland.” ~ Edward Abbey

  52. “And one cold starry night / Whatever your belief / The phoenix will take flight / Over the seas of grief / To sing her thrilling song / To stars and waves and sky / For neither old nor young / The phoenix does not die.” ~ May Sarton
  53. “I really thought I wanted to be a musical-comedy star, but I lived in Phoenix and didn’t want to go all the way to New York and be that far away from home. So I thought maybe I’d be a rock ‘n’ roll singer or an opera singer.” ~ Sandra Bernhard
  54. “I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the ‘Boston Phoenix,’ and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that’s where I first saw ‘deadpan.'” ~ Steven Wright
  55. “I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.” ~ River Phoenix

  56. “Once when we were fifteen, River (Phoenix) and I went out for this fancy dinner in Manhattan and I ordered soft-shell crabs. He left the restaurant and walked around on Park Avenue, crying. I went out and said, “I love you so much. Why?” He had such a pain that I was eating an animal, that he hadn’t impressed on me what was right. I loved him for that. For his dramatic desire that we share every belief, that I be with him all the way” ~ Martha Plimpton
  57. “…… an outlaw gulch, a haven for draft resisters, struggling artists, and drug addicts…..a camp for semi-demented adults…. Venice is like the legendary Phoenix – it always seems to rise again from the ashes.” ~ Sara Davidson
  58. “I don’t like to go into subways, because I always see them [ mice]. They are like my naguales [kindred animal spirits]. They follow me. I have literally stepped off of a plane in Phoenix and gotten my bag and stepped out on the curb and they’ll be a big desert rat walking right in front of me.” ~ Sandra Cisneros
  59. “Once you’ve had your life burn down, it takes time to be a Phoenix.” ~ Sharon Stone

  60. “Initially when our foundations are rocked, when we lose our external security, we feel very fragile. In that moment, we have a choice. Am I the Phoenix and rise from the ashes or do I just keep wallowing in the ashes?” ~ Isha Judd
  61. “A normal way that the American free market system has worked is that we have a process of unwinding. It’s called bankruptcy. It doesn’t mean, necessarily, that the industry is eclipsed or that it’s gone. Often times, the phoenix rises out of the ashes.” ~ Michele Bachmann
  62. “Before I made it big I worked as a dishwasher, washing dishes in this place called Dishwasher House where people could just come in and do whatever they wanted to the dishes and we had to clean them with our hands till they bled. A lot of struggling actors worked there-Downey Jr., Joaquin Phoenix, Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans-and we actually all kind of wish we still did.” ~ William H. Macy
  63. “When I was in high school, I was a late bloomer. And just like all those supermodels who said they were gawky and no one liked them, that was me – metaphorically. And so I was ready to rise like a phoenix in later times.” ~ Stephen Malkmus

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