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20 Falcon Quotes To Soar Your Spirits High

A falcon soars high with swift grace, representing freedom and might. This raptor’s symbolisms are not only present in words of wisdom but also in both literature and pop culture. This led to our collection of falcon quotes that capture their essence. So, browse through the post and embrace the bird’s spirit.

Motivational Quotes With Falcon Symbolism

Falcons, with their unrivaled hunting prowess, inspire us to take action. Their astonishing speeds, reaching 200 mph in a dive, embody focus and determination. As we observe these birds of prey, we find motivation in their precision and agility, qualities that resonate with messages of ambition. 

Let these motivational quotes fuel your own pursuit of excellence. To learn more about these raptors, check our articles on falcon facts and types of falcons.

"Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously." -Rumi #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious

"Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously."
- Rumi

"The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim." -Sun Tzu #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange

"The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim."
- Sun Tzu

"The hatched chick cannot go back to the shell, the falcon who has found the sky does not willingly sit the nest." -Mercedes Lackey #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange

"The hatched chick cannot go back to the shell, the falcon who has found the sky does not willingly sit the nest."
- Mercedes Lackey

"Ambition is to the mind what the cap is to the falcon; it blinds us first, and then compels us to tower by reason of our blindness." -Charles Caleb Colton #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #dogood

"Ambition is to the mind what the cap is to the falcon; it blinds us first, and then compels us to tower by reason of our blindness."
- Charles Caleb Colton

Noteworthy Falcon Quotes In Literature

Falcons soar through the pages of literature just as they do the skies. Authors and poets draw parallels between falcons and varied ideas, adding depth to their work. 

Take Muhammad Iqbal's insight, as seen in the first quotes below. The falcon's wing represents success and nobility, ushering in triumph. In contrast, the crow often symbolizes ill omen or misfortune, leading to downfall.

Reflect and decipher the other quotes about these birds of prey.

"The wing of the Falcon brings to the king, the wing if the crow brings him to the cemetery." -Muhammad Iqbal #trvst #quotes #bethechange #beinspired

"The wing of the Falcon brings to the king, the wing if the crow brings him to the cemetery."
- Muhammad Iqbal

"My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, and till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, for then she never looks upon her lure." -William Shakespeare #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #takeaction

"My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, and till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, for then she never looks upon her lure."
- William Shakespeare

"I am still hopeful. A falcon, Time. But the coincidence is probably accidental." -Leonardo da Vinci #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst

"I am still hopeful. A falcon, Time. But the coincidence is probably accidental."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"You love him as a falcon loves his master who binds and blinds it." -Cassandra Clare #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #love

"You love him as a falcon loves his master who binds and blinds it."
- Cassandra Clare

"A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain." -Gabriel Garcia Marquez #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #life

"A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"A son is like a lopped off branch. As a falcon he comes when he wills and goes where he lists." -Ivan Turgenev #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #planetearthfirst

"A son is like a lopped off branch. As a falcon he comes when he wills and goes where he lists."
- Ivan Turgenev

"Say, will the falcon, stooping from above, Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove? Admires the jay the insect's gilded wings? Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?" -Alexander Pope #trvst #quotes #bethechange #impact #insects

"Say, will the falcon, stooping from above, Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove? Admires the jay the insect's gilded wings? Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?"
- Alexander Pope

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity." -William Butler Yeats #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #ecoconscious #world #passionate

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity."
- William Butler Yeats

Falcon Quotes In Pop Culture

Falcons have penetrated popular culture not only in literature but also in popular culture. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Falcon or Sam Wilson is an ally of Captain America. As his story progressed, he filled up big shoes as the new Captain America after Steve Rogers.

The Millennium Falcon from Star Wars, piloted by Han Solo, is equally iconic in pop culture. The shabby but very trusted starship embodies the swift agility of its namesake. Both symbolize courage and the pursuit of justice.

In this final section, check out Sam Wilson and Winter Soldier quotes from the Marvel franchise and some insights from Star Wars writers.

"Symbols are nothing without the women and men that give them meaning." -Sam Wilson #trvst #quotes #beinspired #changetheworld

"Symbols are nothing without the women and men that give them meaning."
- Sam Wilson

"We can’t demand that people step up if we don’t meet them halfway." -Sam WIlson #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #beinspired #people

"We can’t demand that people step up if we don’t meet them halfway."
- Sam WIlson

"That’s what life is, dealing with things." -Sam Wilson #trvst #quotes #socialchange #beinspired #life

"That’s what life is, dealing with things."
- Sam Wilson

"Let’s take the shield, Sam. Let’s take the shield and do this ourselves." -Bucky Barnes #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange

"Let’s take the shield, Sam. Let’s take the shield and do this ourselves."
- Bucky Barnes

"Every time something gets better for one group, it gets worse for another." -Sam Wilson #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #changetheworld

"Every time something gets better for one group, it gets worse for another."
- Sam Wilson

"Everybody in the world expects me to be something. And I don’t wanna fail them." -John Walker #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #world

"Everybody in the world expects me to be something. And I don’t wanna fail them."
- John Walker

"The Falcon had taken him away from Tatooine decades ago—a shell-shocked farm boy hurled into the middle of a galactic civil war he’d wrongly assumed would never touch him, his step-parents, or his friends. He wondered what that Luke Skywalker would think of what he’d become." -Jason Fry #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialchange #friends

"The Falcon had taken him away from Tatooine decades ago—a shell-shocked farm boy hurled into the middle of a galactic civil war he’d wrongly assumed would never touch him, his step-parents, or his friends. He wondered what that Luke Skywalker would think of what he’d become."
- Jason Fry

"Chewbacca’s back home, looking for his family. Luke’s searching the galaxy for old Jedi teachings. Han Solo’s got nothing to smuggle, nowhere to gamble, no foolish Rebellion to fight for. He’s like the Falcon: retired to a hangar somewhere, waiting for something, anything, to happen." -Chuck Wendig #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialchange #teachings

"Chewbacca’s back home, looking for his family. Luke’s searching the galaxy for old Jedi teachings. Han Solo’s got nothing to smuggle, nowhere to gamble, no foolish Rebellion to fight for. He’s like the Falcon: retired to a hangar somewhere, waiting for something, anything, to happen."
- Chuck Wendig

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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