100+ Best Paradise Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational paradise quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Paradise Quotes

This is the time. This is the place. This is the vastness. Right here is paradise. Always. Always. — Byron Katie

America is beyond power; it acts as in a dream, as a face of God. Wherever America is, there is freedom, and wherever America is not, madness rules with chains, darkness strangles millions. Beneath her patient bombers, paradise is possible. — John Updike

It is a curious thing… that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. — Evelyn Waugh

For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing; and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America is not lightly to be disregarded. — Howard K. Smith

I am against the idea of the end, that everything culminates in paradise or judgment. — Anselm Kiefer

Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts. — Voltaire

I’m obsessed by the idea of making my mark on history. And Arsenal is my paradise. — Thierry Henry

I always loved fish for the colors and birds for the plumage. In the same way, I loved those women of the cabaret. They were birds of paradise. — Christian Louboutin

Paradise is a state of mind. — Dolly Parton

Paradise Is exactly like Where you are right now Only much much Better. — Laurie Anderson

Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise. — Adolf Hitler

The academy is not paradise. But learning is a place where paradise can be created. — bell hooks

How small these rescued tides appear! Earthly delights flow in torrents. Each object offers paradise. — Andre Breton

He that does good for good’s sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end. — William Penn

Your library is your paradise. — Desiderius Erasmus

Paradise is at your own center; unless you find it there, there is no way to enter. — Angelus Silesius

We absolutely love it. It’s made the whole backyard a paradise in Mason. — Tom Fazio

He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise. — Abu Bakr

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise. — Simone Weil

It is possible for us to live in the very sense of the Lord’s presence, under even the most difficult circumstances. If you and I are going to enjoy the peace of paradise during this life we must become accustomed to a familiar, humble, and very affectionate conversation with the Lord Jesus. — Brother Lawrence

What you see at the Field Museum is only like, 10 percent of the collection. It’s birds of paradise and passenger pigeons and in all these drawers that pull out, these specimens come out and it’s spectacular. And it worked out. — Andrew Bird

To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find the way Until the peacock led him in. — Charles Godfrey Leland

It is difficult to write a paradise when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio. — Ezra Pound

Paradoxically, perhaps, there seems nothing enduring to be gained in terms of meaningful life change purely from leisure, from having a great time. If you or I could redesign the world we’d certainly do it very differently, so that every time we took a magic vacation at some tropical paradise we would return full of more wisdom than the World Encyclopedia of Philosophical Quotations. Until then, we are well advised to accept the reality that the great lessons in life usually come to us through some form of extreme hardship. — Robert Whiting

It’s been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it’s about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion. — Toni Morrison

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, / A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou / Beside me singing in the Wilderness- / And Wilderness is Paradise enow. — Edward Fitzgerald

Gun shows, simply put, have become a paradise for illegal firearms sales because felons frequent gun shows to avoid having to go through a background check. — Charles Schumer

I always thought my best album was ‘Trouble in Paradise.’ I was the happiest with that one. — Randy Newman

As in paradise, God walks in the Holy Scriptures, seeking man. — English Proverbs

When we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The fall of man in paradise has always been followed by his expulsion. — Adolf Hitler

Paradise for a happy man lies in his own good nature. — Edward Abbey

Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven away. — Charles Francis Richter

Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I’ll do the best I can. — Anne Bancroft

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action? — Arthur Miller

Twas beyond a mortal’s share To wander solitary there: Two paradises ’twere in one To live in paradise alone. — Andrew Marvell

Sloth is the tempter that beguiles and expels from paradise. — Amos Bronson Alcott

We did not get any money from the early records. It was all taken by crooked managers. It is just a gangster’s paradise. — Robert Wyatt

The most significant New York club for me was Paradise Garage, where they played house music. This was around ’84 or ’85. — Boy George

The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God. — Alphonsus Liguori

Original sin, the true original sin, is the blind destruction for the sake of greed of this natural paradise which lies all around us-if only we were worthy of it. — Edward Abbey

Walk with care in dark places, and do not put your faith in anyone who promises you the forgiveness of the Lord or a certain place in Paradise. — Clive Barker

Surfers Paradise has a great atmosphere and the circuit is very challenging. It’s incredible that we have gone 14 years without a two-time winner, but I guess that is testimony to how tough the place really is. — Jimmy Vasser

To lepers and to outcasts thou dost show – that passion is the paradise below — Charles Baudelaire

If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home. — Malala Yousafzai

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him. — Abu Bakr

This planet can be a paradise in the 22nd century. — E. O. Wilson

May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise. — Rumi

He who makes a paradise of his bread makes a hell of his hunger. — Antonio Porchia

If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise. — Camille Claudel

I entered the classroom with the conviction that it was crucial for me and every other student to be an active participant, not a passive consumer…education as the practice of freedom…. education that connects the will to know with the will to become. Learning is a place where paradise can be created. — bell hooks

St. Petersburg is a wonderful city. You have wonderful parks, birds singing in the trees, manatees in the water, pelicans. So it’s like this little paradise on Earth. — Bjarke Ingels

A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou. — Edward Fitzgerald

No one shall expel us from the paradise which Cantor has created for us. Expressing the importance of Cantor’s set theory in the development of mathematics. — David Hilbert

The Sabbath is the link between the paradise which has passed away and the paradise which is yet to come. — Andrew Wylie

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool’s paradise when that’s the only paradise he’ll ever have a chance to enter. — Jessamyn West

When you arrive in England for football it’s a paradise. — Eric Cantona

Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture. — Emile M. Cioran

To Adam Paradise was home. To the good among his descendants home is paradise. — Augustus Hare

As a director, or just a film fan who wants to enjoy the festival, Cannes is the worst place to be. But it must be a paradise for distributors and importers. — Bong Joon-ho

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise. — William Makepeace Thackeray

The notion that the ‘leader’ has the right to ask huge sacrifices of your generation for a notional future paradise – if you’d be good enough to lie down under the wheels of the juggernaut – that sentimental and self-aggrandising rationalisation for brute force and cowardice I felt from adolescence was wrong. — Tom Stoppard

The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself. — Dee Brown

The United States is paradise compared to China, Russia, Ecuador and Cuba, with regard to the press. And with regard to secrecy and transparency. — Rudy Giuliani

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo. — Erma Bombeck

The music for me is paradise. I think it’s where God lives. — Dionne Warwick

A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation’s paradise and its tomb. — Emile M. Cioran

What we have here is paradise compared to what we have in Mexico. We have everything we need. — Margarita Carrillo

Another day in paradise’ was his inevitable pronouncement when he settled his head on his pillow. Now I understand what that meant: the uneventful day was a precious gift. — Abraham Verghese

Eden, paradise – all the best gardens are imaginary. — Amy Waldman

We save paradise by an intense education program where you get people that you can trust to talk sanely about the environment and hope that the message will get through. — Arthur Boyd

There is no paradise, no place of true completion that does not include within its walls the unknown. — Jane Hirshfield

I have only one dream. It is the oldest of humanity, of man, in time. It is paradise. I would like to give paradise to everyone. — Frei Otto

There is a kind of serenity in love which is almost a paradise, — Alain Badiou

Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled. — Jean Richter

I do love one-upmanship sometimes, like when you see kids breakdancing and who can do the best tricks. It’s common, it’s in our nature as animals, like the birds of paradise who’ve got the best feathers and that sort of stuff. But it’s fun when it’s impulsive and it’s about fun. — Bjork

In my version of paradise, the air was always cold and the rivers ran with candy. — Amanda Lindhout

The abominable effort to take one’s sins with one to paradise. — Andre Gide

Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again. — Samuel Johnson

A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell! — Thomas Fuller

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out. — Jean Paul

The Gulf Coast has the potential to create a culinary raw ingredient paradise that smart cooks can capitalize on. — Mario Batali

I’m not really one for fancy, big words and poetry, and the scriptwriters worked very hard on ‘Paradise Lost’ to translate it. — Callan McAuliffe

Im not really a tropical paradise kind of person. — Matthew Fox

Paradise is seldom recognized as such until it is considered from the outside. — Hermann Hesse

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. — The Koran

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God’s Paradise. — Phillips Brooks

An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise. — Robert South

By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib. — Michel Onfray

From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers. — Lucretius

It is a paradox of Life that all species breed past mere replacement. Any paradise of plenty soon fills to become paradise no more. — David Brin

You think it doesn’t really matter if you screw up this time around because you can just sort it all out in paradise — Caitlin Moran

Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise. — Novalis

The servants of Mary are as sure of getting to Paradise as though they were already there. Who are they who are saved and who reign in Heaven? Surely those for whom the Queen of Mercy intercedes … The clients of Mary will necessarily be saved. — Alphonsus Liguori

I grew up in Marin County north of San Francisco, and in the 1950s and ’60s it was a natural paradise. — Huey Lewis

If you can visualize the whole of spring and see Paradise with the eye of belief, you may understand the utter majesty of everlasting Beauty. If you respond to that Beauty with the beauty of belief and worship, you will be a most beautiful creature. — Said Nursi

The first pages of memory are like the old family Bible. The first leaves are wholly faded and somewhat soiled with handling. But, when we turn further, and come to the chapters where Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise, then, all begins to grow clear and legible. — Max Muller

For me, Iran was paradise, and I believe it’s a paradise still, but only if you don’t have political problems. If you have a political problem, paradise turns into hell. — Golshifteh Farahani

I would say my theme has always been paradise lost, always the lost cause, the lost leader, the lost utopia. — Marguerite Young

I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there. — Charles de Secondat

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