61+ Best Island Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational island quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Island Quotes

I feel we are all islands – in a common sea. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. – John Donne

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

Not all who wonder are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will. – Albert Einstein

Knowledge is an island surrounded by a sea of mystery. – Chet Raymo

Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness – Khalil Gibran

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – Augustine of Hippo

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow. – Richard Burton

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

Islands are reminders of arrivals and departures. – Gretel Ehrlich

The brain is an island in an osmotically homogeneous sea. – Francis Daniels Moore

I read; I travel; I become. – Derek Walcott

If you can’t live longer, live deeper. – Italian Proverb

Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – David Michell

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

Islands are gregarious animals, they decorate the ocean in conveys. – Stella Benson

The wise man makes an island of himself that no flood can overwhelm. – Gautama Buddha

What is the good of being an island, if you are not a volcanic island? – Wyndham Lewis

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. – Ralf W. Sockman

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – Unknown

20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

Islands are metaphors of the heart, no matter what poet says otherwise. – Jeanette Winterson

We cannot have islands of excellence in a sea of slovenly indifference to standards. – John W. Gardner

Small islands of coherence in a sea of chaos can shift the whole system to a higher order. – Barbara Marx Hubbard

Each man is an island unto himself. But though a sea of difference may divide us, an entire world of commonality lies beneath. – James Rozoff

Islands are havens and breeding grounds for the unique and anomalous. They are natural laboratories of extravagant evolutionary experimentation. – David Quammen

Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge. – Buddha

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. – Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. – Jack Kerouac

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. – Tim Cahill

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal – Paulo Coelho

Man is like an island set in isolation in a fathomless sea enveloped by darkness, saying that the loneliness his self knows is so utterly absolute because even he knows not his self completely. – Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. – Denis Waitley

Islands are natural workshops of evolution. – Richard Dawkins

Every island to a child is a treasure island. – P. D. James

The fact is, we are not islands and we are far more connected than we know. – Elisha

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

No matter where you go, there you are – Buckaroo Banzai

Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you’re on one of the Caribbean islands, sometimes it’s hard to picture how they fit with the rest, but when you see them all joined together like a necklace from space, you see the natural geographic connectedness of them all. – Chris Hadfield

All men are islands, surrounded by the bottomless oceans of unthinking night. – Charles Stross

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. – William James

Adventure is worthwhile. – Aesop

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. – Melody Truong

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

Oh the places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

No man is an island. You can ask people for help and they can ask for your help in return. – Mr Hudson

Best of an island is once you get there – you can’t go any farther…you’ve come to the end of things. – Agatha Christie

Take only memories, leave only footprints. – Chief Seattle

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions. – Peter Hoeg

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

The gladdest moment in human life, me things, is a departure into unknown lands. – Sir Richard Burton

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin

Everyone knew that all islands were worlds unto themselves, that to come to an island was to come to another world. – Guy Gavriel Kay

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