Since we were speaking of butterflies, I went looking for a Shakespeare quote about butterflies. I found this from King Lear: "We will laugh at gilded butterflies." I don't know King Lear as well as I should--I've only ever seen adaptations of it, like Uli Edel's King of Texas (with Patrick Stewart)--but the play is crammed full of gorgeous lines. "Come not between the dragon and his wrath!!" Love that one.