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

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

“Life is to be enjoyed not endured.” 

quote on top of two people drinking wine on a window sill with a view

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

“Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted.”

people sitting and 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

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

girl sitting on window sill watching sunset

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

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

girl 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 the backdrop of a 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.”

friends couple smiling making crafts colour

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

permaculture workawayer building clubhouse

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

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

a girl in the field dancing about

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

Milky Way sky photo with tents and fairy lights

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

2 replies
  1. Laura
    Laura says:

    Thanks for your beautiful images and quotes of inspiration!

    On a completely different note…I need tech support help from the Workaway team. When I try to contact you via my profile the message does not go through and there are several other problems. Could someone through this thread please pass this info. on to tech support and let me know that help is on the way?
    I appreciate your time, energy and help!


    • Alicia
      Alicia says:

      Thanks for writing to us Laura! <3
      I've passed your enquiry onto my colleague. Could you please log in to your workaway account on the site? We've left a message on your account page for you regarding your technical issue.


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