65+ Inspiring Desert Quotes for Perfect and Interesting Captions

65+ Inspiring Desert Quotes for Perfect and Interesting Captions
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Tripboba.com - Deserts can be quite beautiful. It will be more magical to see sunsets from the desert area.

On this page, we have put together a list of desert quotes from books and movies collected from many sources.

These Desert quotes are to inspire you to get out into the wilds of the desert!

Desert Fathers Quotes

Desert Fathers Quotes
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Desert fathers were early Christian monks who inhabited the desert land of the Middle East starting at end of the second century.

They left everything to search of knowing Jesus Christ. Here are some of the Desert Fathers' quotes to know about the Desert Fathers.

  • "Three brothers were in the habit of going to see the blessed Anthony every year. The first two would ask him questions about their thoughts and the salvation of the soul. But the third would keep silent without asking anything. Eventually, Abba Anthony said to him, “You have been coming here to see me for a long time now and you never ask me any questions.” The other replied, “One thing is enough for me, Father… to see you.”
  • "Great endeavors and hard struggles await those who are converted, but afterward inexpressible joy. If you want to light a fire, you are troubled at first by smoke and your eyes water. But in the end, you achieve your aim. Now it is written: Our God is a consuming fire. So we must light the divine fire in us with tears and struggle."
  • "If you want to pray properly, do not let yourself be upset or you will run in vain."
  • "A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others he is babbling ceaselessly. But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent; that is, he says nothing that is not profitable."
  • "A dog is better than I am, for he has love and he does not judge."
  • Abbot Pastor, "If someone does evil to you, you should do good to him, so that by your good work you may drive out his malice."
  • An Elder, "A man who keeps death before his eyes will at all times overcome his cowardliness."
  • Blessed Macarius said, "This is the truth, if a monk regards contempt as praise, poverty as riches, and hunger as a feast, he will never die."
  • "It happened that as Abba Arsenius was sitting in his cell that he was harassed by demons. His servants, on their return, stood outside his cell and heard him praying to God in these words, 'O God, do not leave me. I have done nothing good in your sight, but according to your goodness, let me now make a beginning of good."
  • "When one desert father told another of his plans to “ shut himself into his cell and refuse the face of men, that he might perfect himself,” the second monk replied, “ Unless thou first amend thy life going to and fro amongst men, thou shall not avail to amend it dwelling alone.”
  • "Whoever hammers a lump of iron, first decides what he is going to make of it, a scythe, a sword, or an ax. Even so, we ought to make up our minds what kind of virtue we want to forge or we labor in vain."
  • "Obedience with abstinence gives men power over wild beasts."

Edward Abbey Desert Solitaire Quotes

Edward Abbey Desert Solitaire Quotes
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Edward Abbey was a popular writer from the United States. He was well known for his unique environmentalist philosophy. He is the author of some popular books including Desert Solitaire.

We have listed the most popular Edward Abbey quotes for you.

  • "I have a friend who's always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting."- Edward Abbey.
  • "Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast, a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic."- Edward Abbey.
  • "You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light."- Edward Abbey.
  • "A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against the government."- Edward Abbey.
  • "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul."- Edward Abbey.
  • "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."- Edward Abbey.
  • "The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."- Edward Abbey.
  • "Where there is no joy, there can be no courage, and without courage all other virtues are useless."- Edward Abbey.
  • "...where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm."- Edward Abbey.
  • "Life is already too short to waste on speed."- Edward Abbey.
  • "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view, May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."- Edward Abbey.
  • "A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself."- Edward Abbey.
  • "The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach."- Edward Abbey.
  • "The best thing about graduating from university was that I finally had time to sit on a log and read a good book."- Edward Abbey.
  • "A brother sinned and the presbyter ordered him to go out of the church. But Bessarion got up and went out with him, saying, ‘I, too, and a sinner."
  • "Do not judge an adulterer if you are chaste or you will break the law of God just as much as he does. For he who said “Do not commit adultery” also said “Do not judge."
  • "It is right, isn’t it, to have nothing unnecessary in one’s cell? I saw a brother who had a few cabbages, and he was rooting them out.’ Arsenius said, ‘It is right, but each should do what is right for his own way of life. If he is not strong enough to endure without the cabbages, he will plant them again."
  • “most of my wandering in the desert i've done alone. not so much from choice as from necessity - i generally prefer to go into places where no one else wants to go. i find that in contemplating the natural world my pleasure is greater if there are not too many others contemplating it with me, at the same time.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life forms. Love flowers best in openness and freedom.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “Industrial tourism is a threat to the national parks. But the chief victims of the system are the motorized tourists. They are being robbed and robbing themselves. So long as they are unwilling to crawl out of their cars they will not discover the treasures of the national parks and will never escape the stress and turmoil of the urban-suburban complexes which they had hoped, presumably, to leave behind for a while.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “Balance, that's the secret. Moderate extremism. The best of both worlds.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “So I lived alone. The first thing I did was take off my pants. Naturally.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.”-Edward Abbey
  • “If industrial man continues to multiply his numbers and expand his operations he will succeed in his apparent intention, to seal himself off from the natural and isolate himself within a synthetic prison of his own making.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “A giant thirst is a great joy when quenched in time.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “Of all the featherless beasts, the only man, chained by his self-imposed slavery to the clock, denies the elemental fire and proceeds as best he can about his business, suffering quietly, a martyr to his madness. Much to learn.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
  • “Wilderness and motors are incompatible and the former can best be experienced, understood and enjoyed when the machines are left behind where they belong -- on the superhighways and in the parking lots, on the reservoirs and in the marinas.”― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Quotes

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Elliot. There are many Desert quotes we can learn from this film.

We've gathered some of the most memorable Priscilla Queen of the Desert Quotes below.

  • "Bernadette: [to Shirley] Now listen here, you mullet. Why don't you just light your tampon, and blow your box apart? Because it's the only bang you're ever gonna get, sweetheart!"
  • "Bernadette: [after Felicia tells Bernadette about her ABBA story] What are you telling me? This is an ABBA turd?"
  • "Bernadette: What a nice dog. What's it's name? Bob: Herpes. If she's good, she'll heal."
  • "Felicia: Oh, for goodness sakes, get down off that crucifix. Someone needs the wood."
  • "Tick: [Tick and Bernadette are discussing what it would be like to have children] What happens if they turn out like Adam? Bernadette: You stuff 'em back in and ask for a refund."
  • "Felicia: [in sweet voice] Mummy, maybe a trip to the outback will help me get over this little... phase I'm going through. And you never know, I might meet some lovely country girl. [in tough voice] Felicia: I hereby christen this budget Barbie campe..."
  • "Bernadette: [to Felicia] That's just what this country needs: a cock in a frock on a rock."
  • "Mitzi: [to Felicia] You know, there are two things I don't like about you, Felicia... your face. So how 'bout shutting both of them?"
  • "Bernadette: No, I'll join this conversation on the proviso that we stop bitching about people, talking about wigs, dresses, bust sizes, penises, drugs, night clubs, and bloody Abba! Tick: Doesn't give us much to talk about then, does it?"
  • "Tick: [to Felicia] Is it true when you were born the doctor turned around and slapped your mother?"

Quotes About the Desert

Quotes About the Desert
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We have put together a series of desert quotes to inspire you. Let's check them out!

  • “The desert, when the sun comes up. I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.“- Tom Hanks
  • “But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.”
  • “If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.”- Matshona Dhliwayo
  • “A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” - Matshona Dhliwayo
  • “What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” - Edward Abbey
  • “A desert is a place without expectation.”- Nadine Gordimer
  • “All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation.”- Paulo Coelho
  • “The desert is so huge, and the horizon so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent.”- Paulo Coelho
  • “If seeds waited for perfect conditions to grow, there would be no plants in the desert.” - Matshona Dhliwayo
  • “The desert could not be claimed or owned- it was a piece of cloth carried by winds, never held down by stones, and given a hundred shifting names.”- Michael Ondaatje
  • “I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for any book ever written. One square mile of living desert is worth a hundred ‘great books’ – and one brave deed is worth a thousand.”- Edward Abbey
  • “Desert… is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself”.- Maynard James Keenan
  • “There were no lies here. All fancies fled away. That's what happened in all deserts. It was just you, and what you believed.”- Terry Pratchett
  • “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."-Antoine de Saint
  • “Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.” - Edward Counsel
  • “A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.” - Matshona Dhliwayo
  • “The desert tells a different story every time one venture on it.”- Robert Edison Fulton JR
  • "Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light."- Joyce Carol Oates
  • “The desert is so vast that no one can know it all. Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return.”- Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio
  • “This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.”- Mary Hunter Austin
  • "I love the desert and its incomparable sense of space."- Robyn Davidson
  • "You can't fight the desert. You have to ride with it.”- Louis L'Amour
  • “Desert… is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself”.- Maynard James Keenan
  • “This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.”-T. E. Lawrence
  • “This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.”- Mary Hunter Austin
  • “The desert does not mean the absence of men, it means the presence of God”.- Carlo Carretto
  • “In the empire of the desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.” - Mehmet Murat Ildan
  • “Drifting across the vast space, silent except for wind and footsteps, I felt uncluttered and unhurried for the first time in a while, already on desert time.” - Rebecca Solnit
  • “Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.”- Mehmet Murat Ildan

Those are the 65+ Desert quotes to know more about Desert books and movies. Enjoy reading!


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