Bali Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bali quotes, bali sayings, and bali proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Life, religion and art all converge in Bali. They have no word in their language for 'artist' or 'art.' Everyone is an artist.      

Anais Nin

And like tea dissolving in hot water, the sun dissolved in the sky… creating a velvet horizon, announcing for the stars’ night dance with the moon, the awaited joy for the wounded souls. — From Bali – The Rebirth     

Abeer Allan

There is a saying in Bali: "We have no art. We do everything as beautifully as possible." This reflects my philosophy of practice. I try to remember daily what a gift it is to have the privilege of living in this wondrous world.     

Sam Keen

[In Bali] life is a rhythmic, patterned unreality of pleasant, significant movement, centered in one's own body to which all emotions long ago withdrew.     

Margaret Mead

Don't talk about heaven if you've never been to Bali.      

Toba Beta

Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive.     

Arthur Erickson

I could probably live in Bali the rest of my life and completely live in the sticks and have a f–king moped and make a record every couple of years and not step in public and break even like I do anyway. That's really tempting.     

Ben Folds

My favorite hotel is the Villa Alilla in Bali. The setting is pure bliss, overlooking the ocean of Uluwatu; the eye line makes you feel as if you're floating on top of the ocean.     

Carolyn Murphy

My favorite place in Indonesia is Bali. I was there with my family in Nusa Dua, and my kids loved it. I'm a workaholic, so for me, Bali is a place where you can have a vacation, but you can have your own moment as well. You feel like you blend with nature - and I love the beach.      

Joe Taslim

I went to Bali, and I was in a small village, and somebody who was with me showed a woman a little figurine of Bart and asked: 'Do you know who this is?' And she said: 'Mickey Mouse.'      

Matt Groening

Stay away from Europe, stay away from Japan, Australia. If you go to the Western world, you're gonna pay more money. You can spend five months in Bali for what you'd spend in one month in Europe.     

Rita Gelman