If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
—William Makepeace Thackeray
The only paradise is paradise lost.
To hope for Paradise is to live in Paradise, a very different thing from actually getting there.
Traveling is a fool's paradise. . . . I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.