Flamingo Quotes

20 Flamingo Quotes and Sayings About These Fabulous Pink Birds

Due to the flamingo's striking pink feathers and behavior, people made them symbols of beauty, balance, and bravado. Furthermore, since they are located in lakes and estuaries, most famously in the Caribbean Islands, we associate them with tropical vibes and summer parties. Our curated flamingo quotes below perfectly capture all of those.

Did you know? The collective term for flamingos is flamboyance, but despite that elegant name, their feeding habits are pretty amusing. Like whales, the pink feathered creatures are filter feeders. When they eat, they will turn their head upside down in the water with their bill pointed to their feet. They then swing their heads side to side to catch tiny shrimps, snails, and algae.

As you read our flamingo quotes below, you will learn more about these majestic birds, including their iconic plastic counterparts. 

For more from our feathered friends, browse our list of fascinating bird facts, and our bird quotes share more appreciation for birds of all kinds. 

Best Flamingo Quotes

When we think of flamingos, we immediately see the color pink. Interestingly, they are born with greyish color. They only developed their pink hue due to the carotenoids in the microscopic algae that eat shrimps. And as mentioned earlier, flamingos eat algae and shrimp. 

Pink is a rare color in the animal kingdom. Thus, flamingos often represent beauty and uniqueness. But they're not the only pink creatures. You can check out this compilation by Reader's Digest to learn more about different pink animal types. 

Stand out by being you as you read the following flamingo quotes below.

"Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons." -Savannah Larsen #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #collectiveaction #pink #flamingo
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"Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons."

- Savannah Larsen

"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 #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #beinspired #pink #passionate #flamingo #pure
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"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

Profound Flamingo Quotes To Think About

decipher this behavior. One concluded that they do it to conserve body heat since their long thin legs lack insulating feathers2. The other one reported that although it sounds counterintuitive, flamingos can stand more efficiently on one leg1. Birds are usually associated with freedom, but these pink avians also signify balance due to this behavior. 

Read more profound thoughts from our flamingo quotes below.

"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 #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #pink #animal #flamingo
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"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

"She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing ‘yes' in the sky." -Monique Duval #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #flamingo #dance #pink #writing #free
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"She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing ‘yes' in the sky."

- Monique Duval

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?" -W.H. Hudson #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #impact #pink #storm #flamingo #free #people
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"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

- W.H. Hudson

"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 #trvst #quotes #beinspired #gogreen #pink #bird #flamingo
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"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

"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 #trvst #quotes #dogood #beinspired #flamingo #love #pink #wild
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"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

"He didn’t look like a soldier at all. He looked like a filthy flamingo." -Kurt Vonnegut #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #pink #flamingo
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"He didn’t look like a soldier at all. He looked like a filthy flamingo."

- Kurt Vonnegut

"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 #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #flamingo #young #pink #person
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"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

Fun Flamingo Quotes To Use Every Day

Flamingos are also known for their spectacular courtship display. During mating season, they open their wings, pretend to preen, bow down, march, and exhibit many more colorful movements. And they usually perform their elaborate moves in groups of tens to hundreds. 

The male birds work hard to attract a female, which will be their monogamous partner. Aside from their color, their impressive rituals made them symbols of fun and flair. 

Share our flamingo quotes below that will surely make you want to stand out in the crowd.

"You can be my flamingo, because pink is the new kind of lingo." -Aerosmith #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #thinkgreen #pink #flamingo
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"You can be my flamingo, because pink is the new kind of lingo."

- Aerosmith

"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 #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #beinspired #pink #flamingo
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"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

"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 #trvst #quotes #dogood #takeaction #pink #flamingo
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"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

"My catholic education stuck with me. It caused the rage I had to make ‘Pink Flamingos." -John Waters #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #collectiveaction #pink #education #flamingo
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"My catholic education stuck with me. It caused the rage I had to make ‘Pink Flamingos."

- John Waters

"A flamingo is a pink giraffe bird. That’s pretty exotic until you consider that a Pekin duck is the Amelia Earhart of avians." -Jarod Kintz #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #planetearthfirst #flamingo #exotic #pink #bird
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"A flamingo is a pink giraffe bird. That’s pretty exotic until you consider that a Pekin duck is the Amelia Earhart of avians."

- Jarod Kintz

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Did your parents purchase flamingo ornaments for their lawn? It's no surprise these plastic birds rose during the 60s when anything instant and convenient was the craze. Its popularity grew and fell, and its symbol also changed.

Once a quick way to add a bit of tropical lifestyle to front lawns, it also became a fun subject because of its tackiness. Today, buying plastic lawn ornaments is still common. Hopefully, it will stop since, as we all know, plastic takes decades and even centuries to decompose. 

Start admiring the stunning pink birds from afar while reducing waste and practicing sustainable living after you read the rest of our flamingo quotes below.

"I’m feelin’ pretty in pink." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #changetheworld #flamingo #pink
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"I’m feelin’ pretty in pink."

- Unknown

"We’re not flamingo nuts, but we are flamingo crazy." -Marian Woods #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #pink #flamingo
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"We’re not flamingo nuts, but we are flamingo crazy."

- Marian Woods

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." -William Blake #trvst #quotes #gogreen #thinkgreen #flamingo #bird #pink
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"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."

- William Blake

"I'm not just a flamingo, I'm a glamingo." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #impact #bethechange #flamingo #pink
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"I'm not just a flamingo, I'm a glamingo."

- Unknown

"No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky." -Bob Dylan #trvst #quotes #bethechange #dogood #flamingo #free #pink #birds
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"No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky."

- Bob Dylan

"Best fabulous flamingo friends forever." -Aisha Cat #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #dogood #flamingo #friends #pink
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"Best fabulous flamingo friends forever."

- Aisha Cat

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1

Chang YH, Ting LH. Mechanical evidence that flamingos can support their body on one leg with little active muscular force. Biol Lett. 2017 May;13(5):20160948. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0948. PMID: 28539457; PMCID: PMC5454233.

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Bouchard, L.C., Anderson, M.J. Caribbean Flamingo resting behavior and the influence of weather variablesJ Ornithol 152, 307–312 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-010-0586-9

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