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Perfect Desert Quotes for 2022

There’s a desert quote to fit every occasion. They can be inspiring, funny, and uplifting and we’ve compiled a list of our favourite desert quotes just for you that include cute quotes about the desert, short desert quotes for Instagram, quotes about desert beauty, desert sunset quotes, desert love quotes, desert life quotes, fun desert quotes, desert flower quotes, desert sand quotes, desert oasis quotes, funny quotes on the desert and desert sayings.

We have seen some amazing deserts in countries like Mexico, Morocco and Mongolia and have added our favorite quotes on deserts to our favorite desert pics.

So whether you are checking out your first desert, climbing a sand dune, or reveling in the stillness of a desert, you will find the perfect quotes for deserts here.  

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Desert Quotes

Here are some of the most inspiring desert quotes.

“Alone in the silence, I understand for a moment the dread which many feel in the presence of primeval desert, the unconscious fear which compels them to tame, alter or destroy what they cannot understand, to reduce the wild and prehuman to human dimensions. Anything rather than confront directly the antehuman, that other world which frightens not through danger or hostility but in something far worse – its implacable indifference.” ― Edward Abbey

“For all the toll the desert takes of a man it gives compensations, deep breaths, deep sleep, and the communion of the stars.” ― Mary Hunter Austin

“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… Its caravans, those strange rambling feasts and cultures, left nothing behind, not an ember.” ― Michael Ondaatje

“Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Your will is free means: it was free when it wanted the desert, it is free since it can choose the path that leads to crossing the desert, it is free since it can choose the pace, but it is also unfree since you must go through the desert, unfree since every path in labyrinthine manner touches every foot of the desert’s surface.” ― Franz Kafka

“This was the desert, everything all at once, whether it was needed or not. What survived had learned to save, live carefully, and keep a low profile, even appear to be dead for long periods. Perseverance and patience.” ― James Anderson

“In the desert you become a discoverer. You discover your soul, which had been submerged in vain pursuits, which had been lost in the coils and toils of modern.” ― Ameen Rihani

“Time has a way of burying things, shifting like the desert and swallowing entire civilizations, erasing them from map and memory. Always, in the end, everything returns to dust.” ― Jessica Khoury

“I am convinced now that the desert has no heart, that it presents a riddle which has no answer, and that the riddle itself is an illusion created by some limitation or exaggeration of the displaced human consciousness.” ― Edward Abbey

“From the beginning, the highway has always lacked grace-those who worship desert gods know them to favor retribution over the tender dove of forgiveness… You need a new kind of prayers to negotiate with this land.” ― Luis Alberto Urrea

“I saw the desert, it grew upon me. There are times, when I have sorrows, that I hunger and thirst for it.” ― Isabel Burton

People sitting on a dune with desert quotes by Burton

“In the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself. And unless you begin to know yourself, how can you even begin to search for God?” ― Father Dioscuros

“Long before I ever saw the desert I was aware of the mystical overtones which the observation of nature made audible to me. But I have never been more frequently or more vividly aware of them than in connection with the desert phenomena.” ― Joseph Wood Krutch

“Noontime here is like a drug. The light is psychedelic, the dry electric air narcotic. To me the desert is stimulating, exciting, exacting” ― Edward Abbey

“The Anza-Borrego Desert is a place of power, where different planes and realities intersect. It is easier to see and enter into other planes here.” ― Frederick Lenz

“The vastness of the desert frightened her. Everything looked too far away, even the clouldless sky. There was nowhere you could hide in such emptiness.” ― James Carlos Blake

“Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location. I like the natural elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.” ― Herb Ritts

“It is easier to accept the message of the stars than the message of the salt desert. The stars speak of man’s insignificance in the long eternity of time; the desert speaks of his insignificance right now.” ― Edwin Way Teale

Cute Quotes About the Desert

You’ll love these cute quotes about the desert.

“True understanding lies beyond the desert” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert.” ― Frank Herbert

“The desert’s an old dream of the sea.” ― Holly Ringland

“The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body.” ― Jean Baudrillard

“Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“This was as the desert should be, this was the desert of the picture books, with the land unrolled to the farthest distant horizon hills, with saguaro standing sentinel in their strange chessboard pattern, towering supinely above the fans of ocotillo and brushy mesquite.” ― Dorothy B. Hughes

“The desert, when the sun comes up… I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.” ― Tom Hanks

“Anything less than the desert was a dream.” ― Kameron Hurley

Footsteps on a dune with cute quotes about the desert by Hurley

“In the desert, the only god is a well.” ― Vera Nazarian

“The California I knew, old rancho California, is gone. It just doesn’t exist, except maybe in little pockets. I lived on the edge of the Mojave Desert, an area that used to be farm country. There were all these fresh-produce stands with avocados and date palms. You could get a dozen artichokes for a buck or something. Totally wiped out now.” ― Sam Shepard

“Books are … oases in the deserts of time.” ― Lawrence Clark Powell

“The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.” ― Paulo Coelho

“Even in the most barren desert one would still feel one’s heart beating.” ― Marty Rubin

“The desert lay in wait, more infinite than God, no less remote.” ― Debora Greger

“The desert sky is encircling, majestic, terrible.” ― Paul Shepard

“This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.” ― T. E. Lawrence

Short Desert Quotes for Instagram

Check out these short desert quotes for Instagram that will work perfectly for your next desert post.

“She laughed, and the desert sang.” ― Jerry Spinelli

“Once again there was the desert, and that only.” ― Stephen King

“Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert.” ― Frank Herbert

“Though one praises all the gods, Birds will not come down to deserts.” ― Miriam Lichtheim

“New York is the great stone desert.” ― Israel Zangwill

“Even in the most barren desert one would still feel one’s heart beating.” ― Marty Rubin

“A desert is a place without expectation.” ― Nadine Gordimer

“Water is a desert’s gold.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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Shadow of camel with short desert quotes for Instagram

“A night spent in the desert means a night spent in the space!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“The desert lay in wait, more infinite than God, no less remote.” ― Debora Greger

“A desert blessing, an ocean curse.” ― John Green

“The desert surrounds your every step and you walk forever a thirsty man.” ― Christopher Pike

“True understanding lies beyond the desert” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana

“The desert mocked the map-makers.” ― Dean F. Wilson

“Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.” ― Edward Counsel

Quotes About the Desert Beauty

Find some of the best quotes about desert beauty in this collection.

“The true call of the desert, of the mountains, or the sea, is their silence – free of the networks of dead speech.” ― Freya Stark

“Take care that the voice of God and the Devil sound one in the same in the desert. Trust your instincts. You were not put on this earth to be naïve, blindly optimistic, or passive; you are here to be vigilant, to survive.” ― M.B. Dallocchio

“Desert beauty was ‘sublime’ in the way that the romantic poets had used the word- not peaceful dales but rugged mountain faces, not reassuring but daunting nature, the earth’s skin and haunches, its spines and angles arching prehistorically in sunlight.” ― Julene Bair

“Everything that ever happened to me that was important happened in the desert.” ― Michael Ondaatje

“If you sing of beauty though alone in the heart of the desert you will have an audience.” ― Khalil Gibran

“The desert wears… a veil of mystery. Motionless and silent it evokes in us an elusive hint of something unknown, unknowable, about to be revealed. Since the desert does not act it seems to be waiting — but waiting for what?” ― Edward Abbey

“Drowsing, they take the noble attitude of a great sphinx, who, in a desert land, sleeps always, dreaming dreams that have no end.” ― Charles Baudelaire

“We passed the great arid deserts of the West, driving through canyons and beneath rocky outcroppings and over great crevasses. We drove through the Mojave Desert, Owens Valley and Death Valley, and the dust entered our bloodstream and flowed through to every part of our body. The West was both eerie and breathtakingly beautiful, and we wanted to live there forever.” ― Karl Wiggins

“That’s what [she] liked about the desert, its constant relentless conflict with itself. The desert was unexpectedly beautiful and horrible at once.” ― Joy Williams

“The desert still has a memory of water. And that memory is a living thing. It is infused into the sand. It is part of its essence.” ― Thomas Lloyd Qualls

“She was beautiful in the way people call the desert beautiful, which is to say that although some people actually believed it, most of the time it was said in response to someone else’s denigration of it.” ― Chris McCormick

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sand dune and oasis with quotes about the desert beauty

“A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

“In the desert of the heart, tears do not touch the ground.” ― Charles de Leusse

“I was like a desert and she came into my life as the storm” ― Avijeet Das

“As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.” ― Albert Camus

“It’s like going out to the desert and screaming and then having little kids throw their sandbox at you. I’m only 24.” ― Bob Dylan

“Any thoughts of guilt, any feelings of regret, had faded. The desert had baked them out.” ― Stephen King

“If you spend enough time in the desert, you will hear it speak.” ― Nnedi Okorafor

Desert Sunset Quotes

Take a look at these desert sunset quotes. You might also like our list of Short Sunset Quotes.

“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream” ― Bernard Williams

“I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert.” ― Kiersten White

“That was her magic – she could still see the sunset, even on the darkest days.” ― Atticus

“I would enter the desert alone, to leave in the sand endless footprints only to be obliterated by the wind, to walk the same path each day expecting the same path tomorrow, and perhaps to cease wondering at the bloom and wither of lilies only to linger for death. But no, even in the desert, I would seek a new sanctuary, to contemplate a grain of sand in a sea of dryness.” ― Leonard Seet

“Sunsets are my escape into the reality I want to continuously live.” ― Rachel Roy

“I knew I was a grain of sand in the vast desert that never ended and he was a sparkling star in the sky.” ― Aleena Yasin

“All I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you.” — Mayday Parade

Sun shiining through cactus with desert sunset quotes

“You get a very different type of education if you go out to the desert, to the places of power, places where it is easy to cross over from one dimensional plane to another, where power hovers, so to speak.” ― Frederick Lenz

“Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there.” ― Grace Ogot

“The deeds of men, as footprints in the desert. Nothing under the circling moons is fated to last. Even the sun goes down.” ― Guy Gavriel Kay

“The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.” ― Stephen King

“It is like being in the desert. At first you listen to the absence of sounds and call it silence. Then suddenly you may be taken by the presence of stillness where you are one with listening itself.” ― Jean Klein

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” ― Richard Paul Evans

“A man in a desert can hold absence in his cupped hands, knowing it is something that feeds him more than water.” ― Michael Ondaatje

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found.” ― Terry Tempest Williams

“May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.” ― Umair Siddiqui

“So it always is: when you escape to a desert the silence shouts in your ear.” ― Graham Greene

“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.” ― Beau Taplin

“I left a piece of my soul that will always rightfully belong in the desert.” ― M.B. Dallocchio

Desert Love Quotes

Here are some of the best desert love quotes. Also check out our lists of Short Love Quotes, Romantic Quotes and True Love Quotes.

“The field of the soul must be watered by the rain with tears of love; otherwise it will become a desert.” ― Sorin Cerin

“A desert is a place without expectation.” ― Nadine Gordimer

“The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it.” ― Robert Edison Fulton Jr

“Love is wild; its whole beauty is in its wildness. It comes like a breeze with great fragrance, fills your heart, and suddenly where there was a desert there is a garden full of flowers.” ― Osho

“The mind swells out to fill the entire landscape, becoming so diffuse in the process that one loses the ability to keep it fastened to the physical self. That is what I had experienced in the midst of the Mongolian steppe. How vast it was! It felt more like an ocean than a desert landscape. The sun would rise from the eastern horizon, cut its way across the empty sky, and sink below the western horizon. This was the only perceptible change in the surroundings. And in the movement of the sun, I felt something I hardly know how to name: some huge, cosmic love.” ― Haruki Murakami

“The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes. That’s the way it will be with our love for each other” ― Paulo Coelho

Couple on a sand dune with desert love quotes by Coelho

“I’ve come to believe that everyone who reaches the best that life holds for him reaches it through some Desert of Waiting.” ― Annie Fellows Johnston

“When you’re in the desert, you look into infinity…. It makes you feel terribly small, and also in a strange way, quite big.” ― David Lean

“It is poetic and lyrical; words that spill forth like cool waters into the dusty dry rock bed of the Soul desiring love. It has been said that I’ve lived in the desert all my life and do not know what it means to be wet.” ― H. Raven Rose

“She thirsted for love, but found only a mirage. Some hearts are a desert you can die wandering in.” ― John Mark Green

“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

“If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land. If my love were a desert, you would see only sand. If my love were a star- late at night, only light. And if my love could grow wings, I’d be soaring in flight.” ― Jay Asher

“You can’t fight the desert… you have to ride with it.” ― Louis L’Amour

“In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“The Mojave is a big desert and a frightening one. It’s as though nature tested a man for endurance and constancy to prove whether he was good enough to get to California.” ― John Steinbeck

“I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.” ― Demetri Martin

“The region is altogether valueless. After entering it, there is nothing to do but leave.” ― Lt. Edward Beale

“I guess somebody else made the country in these parts. It’s not nearly so well done. They forgot the water and the trees.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Desert Life Quotes

Consider the following desert life quotes and if you like quotes about life check out our lists of Short Quotes About Life, Inspirational Life Quotes and Life Changing Quotes.

“The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface. Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life. The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage. Dare to breach the surface and sink.” ― Vera Nazarian

“No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.” ― Wilfred Thesiger

“Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa.” ― Ella Leya

“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” ― Pat Conroy

Desert and mountains with desert life quotes by Conroy

“We all have our own deserts. That may not be the same as my desert, but we all have to cross them to find a purpose in life and be free.” ― Yeonmi Park

“In the desert, the line between life and death is sharp and quick.” ― Brian Herbert

“Simplicity is the heart of everything. If you look to the desert, apparently the desert is very simple but it’s full of life, it’s full of hidden places and the beauty is that it looks simple but it’s complex in the way that it expresses the soul of the world or God.” ― Paulo Coelho

“A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone.” ― Keith Miller

“Nobody ever takes from the desert anything but aridity and monsters.” ― John Geddes

“The immense desert, empty as a bird’s wing, inspired him with promise.” ― Mike Bond

“Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.” ― Joyce Carol Oates

“Shall I run back into the desert … and stay there until the devil has passed out of me and I am fit to meet human kind again without driving it to despair at the first look? I haven’t had enough desert yet.” ― Saul Bellow

“To say nothing is out here is incorrect; to say the desert is stingy with everything except space and light, stone and earth is closer to the truth.” ― William Least Heat-Moon

“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

“No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where, like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings, rather than design them.” ― Arthur Erickson

“I’m standing in the desert, waiting for my ship to come in.” ― Sheryl Crow

“Desert, in general, is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself.” ― Maynard James Keenan

“If you want water, do not go to a desert.” ― Alen Sargsyan

“The sand doesn’t care if you’re made of flesh or stone.” ― Joaquin Lowe

“This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough” ― Mary Hunter Austin

“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

Fun Desert Quotes

Here are some of our favorite fun desert quotes.

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“God takes everyone he loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering hearts, restlessly searching for a new Eden… The best gift of the desert is God’s presence… The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face the interior journey.” ― Paul E. Miller

“Faith lets you see the possibility in every situation. Others may see a desert but what you see is a place where virtually everything can be grown.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“I shivered in those solitudes when I heard the voice of the salt in the desert.” ― Pablo Neruda

“Is it possible to write a poem or are these words just screams of outlaws exiled to the desert?” ― Dejan Stojanovic

“To picture the desert as a place where trees are capable of growing is an act of faith.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“And the desert shall reclaim, it’s wealth!” ― Danikelii

Bottle on a sand dune with fun desert quotes by Danikelii

“Deserts are full of sand and winds are full of air, both are full of something but both look quite empty and when they get to pair it’s easy to see they are almighty.” ― Alain Bremond-Torrent

“I’m having fun. I’m being myself. I’m doing what I love. That’s all that matters.” ― James Charles

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” ― Katharine Hepburn

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” ― Dale Carnegie

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” ― Randy Pausch

“Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.” ― Coolio

“Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs.” ― Kin Hubbard

“If people are making fun of you then you’re probably doing something right.” ― Amy Lee

Desert Flower Quotes

Check out some of the best desert flower quotes and find your favorite desert rose quotes now. You might also like our lists of Short Flower Quotes, Bloom Quotes and Rose Quotes.

“Nothing is all bad. There are very beautiful flowers in the desert amidst the spikes and thorns. Just don’t let them take over. In the garden of love there is little room for prickly things.” ― Kate McGahan

“Why are the desert blooms that spring to life after a monsoon so magnificent? The answer is – their impermanence. The lush growth and blooming flowers do not last very long here in the desert, and this new growth only happens once a year. If this growth was never-ending, we would soon take it for granted. Likewise, our human lives. What makes them so special and unique? Our fleeting impermanence.” ― Alaric Hutchinson

“It is true there is a scent in the desert, though there may be no flower or tree or blade of grass within miles. It is the essence of the untrodden, untarnished earth herself!” ― Rosita Forbes

“Full many a flower is born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air.” ― Paul Hoffman

“If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Car parked in desert with desert flower quotes by Dhliwayo

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” ― Max Muller

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.” ― Miranda Kerr

“A relationship is like a rose. How long it lasts, no one knows.” ― Rob Cella

“If the rose is beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself.” ― Charles De Leusse

“The desert sharpened the sweet ache of his longing, amplified it, gave shape to it in sere geology and clean slant of light.” ― Jon Krakauer

“I asked him if it were a mirage, and he said yes. I said it was a dream, and he agreed, But said it was the desert’s dream not his.” ― Neil Gaiman

“Let those desert places in our hearts bloom.” ― Pope Francis

“Madness plants mirrors in the desert.” ― Floriano Martins

“To see the desert is like peeling the skin off a landscape.” ― Fred Williams

“Maybe that is the one real division between men: wood men and desert men.” ― Kurban Said

“Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas” ― Mary Hunter Austin

“Desert is simply that: an ecstatic critique of culture, an ecstatic form of disappearance.” ― Jean Baudrillard

Desert Sand Quotes

You’ll love these desert sand quotes. Find your favorite quotes about desert sand in this collection.

“I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.” ― Anakin Skywalker

“Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them. Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit.” ― Taisen Deshimaru

“In a heartbeat, he understands why religions are born on the sands – there is nothing here for a man but his own mind.” ― Sara Sheridan

“The sand doesn’t care if you’re made of flesh or stone.” ― Joaquin Lowe

Desert dune with desert sand quotes by Lowe

“The sand has rules. F***ed up rules, but rules nonetheless.” ― Kameron Hurley

“Water, water, water….There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount, a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation.” ― Edward Abbey

“All at once the desert was everywhere, and I was overcome with a feeling of relief. Sand, rocks, hills—the whole landscape was tinted the same shade of orange as the sky.” ― Jasmin Darznik

“I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” ― Paulo Coelho

“No law. No order. No time or space. Danger was the desert’s breath, and the landscape changed with every wind.” ― Zita Steele

“Let the desert wind cool your aching head. Let the weight of the world drift away instead” ― Beck

Desert Oasis Quotes

You can find some of our favorite desert oasis quotes below.

“I had to clear up my messy life. By letting go of the debris and filth, I have come to a deeper, more soulful beauty and clarity like an oasis in the desert.” ― Sharon E. Rainey

“Searching for oasis within an oasis is the height of blindness!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don’t stop” ― Paulo Coelho

“Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.” ― Rachel Field

“The most beautiful place where reality seems completely unreal is a desert oasis!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Desert and palms with desert oasis quotes by Ildan

“She’s like an exotic dream in my sleep, the oasis in my solitude, that I want to dream and keep on dreaming because I’m afraid I won’t dream of her again when I wake up.” ― Danny Castillones Sillada

“No matter how real an oasis is, it is still a dream in reality!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Being in the desert was brilliant and it was hard.” ― Toni Collette

“The desert sings of loss, always loss, and if you stand quiet with your eyes closed, it will grieve you too.” ― Nafiza Azad

“The breeze across the desert as the light died was so sweet she could almost drink it.” ― Mike Bond

Funny Quotes on the Desert

You’ll enjoy these Funny Desert Quotes. You might also want to check out our list of Funny Short Quotes and Funny Inspirational Quotes.

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.” ― Joyce Carol Oates

“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring… ‘How to Build a Boat.’” ― Steven Wright

“When you are young, there is so much ahead of you, it’s like the Saharan desert. You can’t even see across it.” ― Henry Rollins

“And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.” ― Pierre Loti

Camels in desert with funny quotes on the desert by Loti

“I always thought the desert was the antithesis of peace – something that attacks you. So you don’t go to the desert for peace.” ― Sam Shepard

“I find Los Angeles to be a place of great physical beauty, in which you have the oceans and the mountains, and there’s a vertical sense and a desert light that you can see forever.” ― Dan Gilroy

“Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert – and then make it brief.” ― Gene Fowler

“Out in the desert what doesn’t kill you just pisses you off and will probably kill you the next time.” ― James Anderson

“Are you in a desert? Then be a camel! Be compatible with the reality!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Desert Sayings

Here are some of the best desert sayings that no one knows who said first.

“I love like I’m thirsty. Can I offer you a tall glass of Sahara sand?”

“The desert works constantly to forbid it, and still the cactus blooms.“

“It is not necessary to fall into a well to know its depth.”

“The man who builds his own throne rules over a desert.”

“Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.”

“Pearls are worthless in the desert.”

“All sunshine makes a desert.”

“You’re as cute as my new cactus.”

Cactus in a desert with desert sayings

“When you are thirsty, it’s too late to think of digging the well.”

“Talent without skill is like a desert without an oasis.”

“If you seek well, you will find.”

“They make a desert and they call it peace.”

“Sunshine without rain makes a desert.”

“Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.”

“The well that is most often used gives the purest water.”

“We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.”

“Any water in the desert will do.”

Desert Captions

Here are our favorite desert captions from our full list of Perfect Desert Captions.

Peace, love, and desert dust

Take only memories, leave only footprints

Let us get lost in desert dust and wanderlust

Just a girl dreaming of the desert

Desert kasbah with desert captions

Cactus, sunshine, and desert life

I love the desert…even though it gives me the hump sometimes

Lost in the desert

Desert hearts

I’ll never desert you

Been there, dune that

Talk to the sand

Sand everywhere is a sign you had a really a successful desert safari

Taking a safari to the dunes

Feelin’ sandy

Absolute calm on the sand dunes

Camels usually have deserts after a full meal

What does a camel use to hide itself? “Camel”flauge

Life is like a cactus, full of pricks, but also very beautiful

Life is like a desert. You only regret the oasis you let pass.

Always look for life’s oasis

Last Quotes About Deserts

Scour the list of your favorite Last Quotes About Deserts and see how they relate to your life.

“The mere sight of her is water in an endless desert.” ― Amie Kaufman

“A thousand plastic flowers don’t make a desert bloom. A thousand empty faces don’t fill an empty room”. ― Fritz Perls

“As long as we feel safely held in the hearts and minds of the people who love us, we will climb mountains and cross deserts and stay up all night to finish projects.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk

“Encouragement from any source is like a drop of rain upon a parched desert. Thanks to all the many others who rained on me when I needed it, and even when I foolishly thought I didn’t.” ― Claire Gillian

“I may be able to spot arrowheads on the desert but a refrigerator is a jungle in which I am easily lost.” ― Edward T. Hall

“Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“I feel I stand in a desert with my hands outstretched, and you are raining down upon me.” ― Patricia Highsmith

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“The house, the stars, the desert — what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible!” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“You don’t need me. What you really need is a mirror. Because any stranger is for you simply a mirror in which to reflect yourself. I don’t ever again want to return to such a desert of mirrors.” ― Kōbō Abe

“I went into the desert to forget about you. But the sand was the color of your hair. The desert sky was the color of your eyes. There was nowhere I could go that wouldn’t be you.” ― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom – and lakes die.” ― Gil Scott-Heron

“But then, this was what the desert did to us. It made us dreamers with weapons.” ― Alwyn Hamilton

“Always expect trouble in the desert. Then you usually won’t meet it.” ― John Flanagan

“You can’t change the desert. You can only take the fastest course through it. Wishing it’s an oasis won’t make it so…” ― Michelle Moran

“Men had always been the reciters of poetry in the desert.” ― Michael Ondaatje

“I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.” ― Anne Lamott

And there you have it, our list of perfect desert quotes. We hope you found the perfect quote about deserts here.

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