Workaway team in quarantine: Our 20 Best Self Isolation Quotes

With the weight of a global pandemic on our minds these days, one way to stay positive is to look at quotes that encourage, inspire and remind us to live our best life no matter what happens around us or in the world! 

Here at Workaway we ‘got together’ in our virtual office and shared some of our favourite quotes that uplift us, make us laugh and help us to keep going! 

These are some of the most inspirational quotes chosen by our team members for when you need a little pick-me-up: 

two travellers viewing the sunset

FromAbbey- staying at her countryside house with her family and small kids in Southern Spain...

“Life is to be enjoyed not endured.” 

quote-two people drinking wine on window sill with view

From David- caught in lockdown whilst travelling in Spain..

“Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted.”

people sitting chatting on rooftop

Ali- also under lockdown with her partner in a small Spanish town..

“The best things in life are free”.
– Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson

a woman swimming in a beautiful natural pool

From Shirley, currently staying home with her parents in UK..

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.”
– William James

volunteers building community

Lois- social distancing herself in Hong Kong..

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
– Bil Keane

Bil Keane-traveller-viewpoint-present-quote

Alicia- stuck in quarantine whilst visiting Europe, currently staying with a few friends..

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
  – Pablo Picasso

volunteer creating beautiful wall mural

Matthäus- stuck at home during quarantine in Germany…

“Grass doesn’t grow faster when you pull it.”

Instead of trying to fix what we can’t, it’s best to leave things be and see what happens!  

someone relaxing with beautiful mountain view

Yika- under self isolation in Hong Kong with her family..

 “Do not limit yourself by having concrete goals. Enjoy the process of discovery.”

painting-crafts-smiling-enjoy discovery process

Jocelyn- staying home with her family in Hong Kong..

“It is in difficult times that the great times ahead are dreamt and built, brick by brick, with maturity and the hope that comes from wise action.”
– Ben Okri

ben okri-difficult times quote

Chor- stuck inside at a house with her boyfriendduring quarantine in UK..

“Que sera sera. Whatever will be, will be.”
– Jay Livingston (sang by Doris Day – Que Sera Sera)


Dionne- social distancing at her apartment in Hong Kong..

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
– John Lennon

everything will be ok john lenon quote-starry night outside

Viki- staying with her boyfriend at their flat under quarantine in Lithuania..

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

believe you can and you're halfway there quote

This final quote reminds us that we’re all heroes to be able to go through this as we love other people and continue to be our best selves. We’re so grateful for those in the frontlines doing what they do, as they inspire us to be able to do what we can as well.

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
– Christopher Reeve

We hope you enjoyed these quotes as much as we enjoyed sharing them, and that you get through the loneliest of times remembering we are in this with you! Feel free to DM us via our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account about anything related to your travels or quarantine life– we’ve love to hear from you! 😉

All the best, from all of us at the Workaway team, to you x


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