Utopia Quotes

Life without utopia is suffocating, for the multitude at least: threatened otherwise with petrifaction, the world must have a new madness.

E.M. CIORAN

There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.

Victor Hugo

I'm the cream Of the great utopia dream. And you're in the gleam In the depths of your banker's spleen.

David Robert Jones

Some people in our country seem more concerned about respecting the dignity and privacy of criminals and terrorists than they are about having an airport full of people obliterated, or a completely booked hotel blown to bits. Perhaps they think, Let's not get so upset about attacks on our embassies or military bases. Maybe, they surmise, the terrorists have good reason for attacking us. We have no right to be harassing innocent people in our country. For some people, not even the grotesque images that filled our television screens after al Qaeda's blatant attacks on 9/11 seem enough to wake them out of their utopia feel-good world.

John David Ashcroft

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.

Oscar Wilde

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.

Henry A. Kissinger

Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong.

Carolyn Heilbrun

Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to run, no place to hide, just take care of business here and now.

Jack Carroll

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

Victor Hugo

Our aims in political activism are not, and should not be, to create a perfect utopia.

Paul Wellstone

An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia.

Thomas B. Macaulay

Without the utopians of other times, men would still live in caves, miserable and naked;...utopia is the principle of all progress, and the essay into a better world.

Anatole France

The world is now too dangerous for anything less than utopia.

R. Buckminster Fuller

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.

Michael Novak

The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.

Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.

Theodor Adorno

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Helen Keller

All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side.

Marguerite Young

Literature is my utopia.

Helen Keller

Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average

Mark Kramer

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.

Godfried Danneels

Abandon all hopes of utopia - there are people involved

Clayton Cramer

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.

Marguerite Duras

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.

Gunther Grass
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