Quotes and Sayings about Paradise



"Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Paradise, Now, Right)

"Paradise is too perfect for humanity."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Paradise, Humanity)

"Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Paradise, Impatience)

"He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: People, Paradise, Kindness)

"He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Paradise, Will)

"He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Falsehood, Paradise, Will)

"The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?"
- Hugo Ball
(Related: Paradise, Language)

"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
(Related: Life, Death, Paradise, Reward, Right, Will)

"Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Paradise, May)

"Paradise is open to all kind hearts."
- Pierre Jean de Beranger
(Related: Paradise, Open)

"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp."
- John Berry
(Related: Paradise)

"There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Paradise, Nothing, World)

"Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Home, Life, Family, Determination, Fortune, Paradise, Kentucky, Risk)

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Paradise, Will)

"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
(Related: Education, Trust, People, Hope, Environment, Paradise, Talk, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, God, Earth, Paradise, Man)

"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
(Related: Life, America, Earth, Paradise)

"A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation's paradise and its tomb."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Democracy, Paradise, Nation, Nothing)

"In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Paradise, Laws)

"If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Paradise, Promise, Will)

"Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Love, Paradise, Hell)

"If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake - Aye, what then?"
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Soul, Dream, Paradise, Man)

"Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Paradise, Gold, Treasure, Wishes, World)

"I went to the Paradise Restaurant on 49th Street and Broadway which was where they were playing, and I sat in."
- Ray Conniff
(Related: Paradise)

"Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves?"
- Julio Cortazar
(Related: Future, Paradise, Nostalgia)

"Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise."
- Tommy Douglas
(Related: Earth, Fish, Paradise, Man, Now, Ocean)

"It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Achievement, English, Paradise, Literature, May, Poems)

"On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise. For now I am content to explore my own home and our nearest neighbour France."
- John Dyer
(Related: Home, Content, France, Paradise, Living, Now)

"A worker's paradise is a consumer's hell."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Paradise, Hell)

"Your library is your paradise."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Paradise)

"England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses."
- John Florio
(Related: Men, Women, EnglParadise, Hell, Horses)

"A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!"
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Fool, Paradise, Man)

"Move to California. Malibu is paradise."
- David Geffen
(Related: Paradise)

"The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Decision, Departure, Paradise, May, Myths, Shadow)

"To Adam Paradise was home. To the good among his descendants home is paradise."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Home, Paradise)

"No one shall expel us from the paradise that Cantor has created for us."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Paradise)

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Life, People, Paradise, Hell, Propaganda)

"By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Life, People, Paradise, Heaven, Hell, Propaganda)

"Children are the keys of paradise."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Children, Paradise)

"Hell is where everyone is doing his own thing. Paradise is where everyone is doing God's thing."
- Thomas Howard
(Related: God, Paradise, Hell)

"Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Love, Nature, Soul, Paradise)

"An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Paradise, Hell)

"Adam was placed in Paradise in perfect estate, and in the company of God's angels; God walked and did talk with him. He heard the voice, and beheld the presence of God."
- John Jewel
(Related: God, Angels, Company, Paradise, Talk, Voice)

"Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Paradise)

"Ruby in Paradise and the intensity and quality that I was able to experience on Smoke were equally as important to me as working on this movie every day for three-and-a-half months."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Experience, Quality, Day, Paradise, Months)

"If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Paradise)

"If you cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Paradise)

"Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Fantasy, Paradise, Man, Woman)

"Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Paradise, Luxury)

"To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find the way Until the peacock led him in."
- Charles Godfrey Leland
(Related: Paradise, Satan)

"When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Government, Paradise, Will)

"The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: God, Heart, Paradise, Man)

"It is in games that many men discover their paradise."
- Robert Wilson Lynd
(Related: Men, Paradise, Games)

"Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Truth, Paradise, Light)

"When people come to Jamaica, we don't want them to think about the problems of Jamaica. So let them come be in their paradise."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: People, Paradise, Problems, Want)

"Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?"
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Action, Absence, Choice, Paradise, Innocence)

"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
(Related: Religion, Paradise, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Bible, First, Paradise, Memory, Old)

"Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise."
- Novalis
(Related: Paradise)

"Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Paradise)

"He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end."
- William Penn
(Related: End, Paradise, Reward)

"Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Earth, Paradise, Hell, Promise)

"The only paradise is paradise lost."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Paradise)

"I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Paradise, Hell, Right)

"If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, People, Paradise, Today, Unhappiness, World, Years)

"Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise."
- George William Russell
(Related: Paradise, Hell, Lies, Pain)

"Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors."
- George Santayana
(Related: Design, Eccentricity, Paradise, Heresy, Hobbies, Individuality)

"Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies."
- George Santayana
(Related: Paradise)

"Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Disney, Paradise, Promise, Years)

"I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Paradise)

"Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Sacrifice, Christ, Paradise, Heaven, Heir, Holiness, Man, Purity)

"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
(Related: America, Paradise)

"An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise."
- Robert South
(Related: Athens, Paradise)

"As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape."
- John Lancaster Spalding
(Related: Paradise, Hell, May, Memory)

"We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Army, Paradise, Key)

"When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Paradise)

"It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Clouds, Paradise)

"Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts."
- Voltaire
(Related: Paradise, Hell)

"But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Sex, Earth, Forbidden, Paradise, Heaven)

"It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Paradise, Promises, Taste, Will)

"We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Paradise, Hell)

"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
(Related: Chance, Fool, Paradise)

"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
(Related: Money, Paradise, Managers)

"I would say my theme has always been paradise lost, always the lost cause, the lost leader, the lost utopia."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Leader, Cause, Paradise, Utopia)