These phoenix quotes will inspire you to rise from life’s adversities and awaken your full potential.

According to Collins Dictionary, a Phoenix is “an imaginary bird that burns itself to ashes every five hundred years and is then born again.”

Phoenix can be a great metaphor to describe how we should rise from life’s challenges and setbacks.

Even if we feel like we are already blazing in flames, because of all the back-to-back hardships and adversities that we are facing, we must stay hopeful and confident that we will rise through the flames and come out stronger, braver, and wiser.


How can you rise, if you have not burned.

— Hiba Fatima Ahmad

Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.

— Cassandre Clare

You may kill a fire. And everything you know falls to dust and ash. Yet the remarkable treasure in this seemingly hopeless pile, is hidden deep within. The burning embers incarnate the perpetual desire to go from spark to flame.

— Akilnathan Logeswaran

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A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.

— Rumi


You will rise from the ashes,

But the burning comes first.

For this part,


You must be brave.

— Kalen Dion

The phoenix must burn to emerge.

— Janet Fitch

Darling, you’re not falling apart. You’re getting rid of the pieces that no longer serve your purpose, this is a surgery of the spirit, and it can be painful as hell.

— Kalen Dion

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’m like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes.

— Bess Myerson

I flew straight out of heaven, a mad bird full of secrets. I came into being as I came into being. I grew as I grew. I changed as I change. My mind is fire, my soul fire. The cobra wakes and spits fire in my eyes. I rise through ochre smoke into black air enclosed in a shower of stars. I am what I have made. I am the seed of every god, beautiful as evening, hard as light. I am the last four days of yesterday, four screams from the edges of earth—beauty, terror, truth, madness—the phoenix on his pyre.

— Normandi Ellis

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

I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise from the ashes.

— William C. Hannan

Perhaps there was nothing to be said, and there was nothing to be heard. Perhaps all we were destined to be were moths to the flame, burn ourselves out in the pursuit of the next light we saw. This light had burnt me out. And all I could do was wait till I rose, phoenix-like, only to be burnt again.

— Kiran Manral

For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.

— Zoe Skylar

What if instead of heroically bursting from the fire, a weakened and traumatized bird rises awkwardly, just barely, careening through a wall of sky on fire, entirely uncertain of what fate awaits when it finally clears the smoke? Why can’t this mess be a triumph? Why can’t basic survival be a kind of glory? Why do we envision a pristine and painless resurrection – when the world shows us, time and time again, how messy these processes really are?

— Emily Rapp Black

Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.

— S.A. Sachs

Whether we remain the ash or become the Phoenix is up to us.

— Ming-Dao Deng



Don’t hoard the past. Don’t cherish anything. Burn it. The artist is the phoenix who burns to emerge.

— Janet Fitch

You may kill a fire. And everything you know falls to dust and ash. Yet the remarkable treasure in this seemingly hopeless pile is hidden deep within. The burning embers incarnate the perpetual desire to go from spark to flame.

— Akilnathan Logeswaran

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

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

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

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

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

Suffering can lead to transformation. And redemption. And marvelous mystery.

— Dr. Allen Hunt

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

Only the phoenix rises and does not descend. And everything changes. And nothing is truly lost.

— Neil Gaiman

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Like a phoenix from the ashes, they may defeat you, burn you, insult you, injure you, and abandon you. But they will not, shall not, and cannot destroy you. For you, like Rome, were built on ashes, and you, like a phoenix, know how to resurrect.

— Nikita Gill

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

No matter how many times we burst into flames, we can always rise from the ashes.

— Anonymous


His old life was literally in flames behind him. But Annev was a phoenix. He would find a way to rise from the ashes.

— Justin Travis Call

Sometimes you have to burn yourself to the ground before you can rise like a phoenix from the ashes.

— Jens Lekman

Out of the ashes of failing health, discovery was born.

— Steven Magee

Which came first, the Phoenix or the flame?’ ‘I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.’ ‘Well reasoned.’”

— J. K. Rowling

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

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

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

There was nothing a phoenix loved so much as heat.

— Nicki Pau Preto

Once you’ve had your life burn down, it takes time to be a Phoenix.

— Sharon Stone

I only have a room for the spirit of a phoenix .

— Mecha Constantine

We are like the phoenix,” said Abuelita. “Rising again, with a new life ahead of us.

— Pam Muñoz Ryan

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

A phoenix is safe inside its shell, resting in a bed of flame and ash. But that is not what firebirds are for. Rise, child of Axura, and spread your wings.

— Nicki Pau Preto

Glory, like the phoenix ‘midst her fires, Exhales her odours, blazes, and expires.

— Lord Byron

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

Phoenix Speaks:

Within this urn of stillness

I slumber in deep sleep

Awaiting brave Helios

to warm my gentle ashes

Igniting the flame within my soul

once again I fly to the heavens

— Ramon Ravenswood

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

Empowering phoenix quotes and quotes about phoenix

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

Which of these Phoenix quotes inspired you the most?





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