Utopia Sayings and Quotes

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


All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.     

Toni Morrison

Utopia is that which is in contradiction with reality.     

Albert Camus

Utopia is a mixture of childish rationalism and secularized angelism.     

Emile M. Cioran

There is something very utopian about what I do. But utopia is nothing more than a truth that the world is not yet ready to hear.     

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The idea of Utopia is mischievous as well as unrealistic. And dull, to boot. Man is born pushing and shoving as the sparks fly upward.     

David Lilienthal

Utopias are often just premature truths.     

Alphonse De Lamartine

Utopia would seem to offer the spectacle of one of those rare phenomena whose concept is indistinguishable from its reality, whose ontology coincides with its representation.     

Fredric Jameson

Utopias have their value—nothing so wonderfully expands the imaginative horizons of human potentialities—but as guides to conduct they can prove literally fatal.     

Isaiah Berlin

Some people consider utopia to be derived from nature. For some people, utopia is the city.     

Joel Sternfeld

The isolation, the separateness, is always a part of any utopia.     

Toni Morrison

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.     

Michael Novak

We must mistrust utopias: they usually end in holocausts.     

Mario Vargas-Llosa

Political utopias are a form of nostalgia for an imagined past projected onto the future as a wish.      

Michael Ignatieff

All the Utopias will come to pass only when we grow wings and all people are converted into angels.      

Fyodor Dostoevsky

All 'favorable' Utopias seem to be alike in postulating perfection while being unable to suggest happiness.      

George Orwell

Utopias rest on the fallacy that perfection is a legitimate goal of human existence.     

Lewis Mumford

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

Henry A Kissinger

People needed proof that Utopia was nothing more than a theory, an illusion read in fictional stories.      

Soroosh Shahrivar

Utopia never really is. And the perfection we seek will always disappoint.      

Daniel Xiao Wang

The ticket to Utopia ia real Love that springs from within us.      

Katerina Kostaki

An ideal world inhabited by carefree people is nothing more than a utopia.     

Eraldo Banovac

Capitalism is always evaluated against dreams. Utopia is a dream. It doesn't exist.     

Rush Limbaugh

The fact there is no route-map to utopia does not mean that there are no routes to more accessible destinations.     

Colin Ward

Utopia is in the moment. Not in some future time, some other place, but in the here and now, or else it is nowhere.     

Alfred Stieglitz

Utopias now appear much more realizable than one used to think. We are now faced with a different new worry: How to prevent their realization.     

Nikolai Berdyaev

Utopia is the process of making a better world, the name for one path history can take, a dynamic, tumultuous, agonizing process, with no end. Struggle forever.     

Kim Stanley Robinson

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

Utopia is the impossible, not rendered possible, but shown as necessary.     

Jean-Luc Nancy

Idealists and reformers all become executioners in their turn. The road to utopia ends with the steps of the scaffold, the endless moment of the guillotine.     

Grant Morrison

When you make a company, you make a utopia. It's where you design your perfect world.     

Derek Sivers