25 Cast Away Quotes to Prove That the Sun Will Rise Again

Read these Cast Away quotes and allow hope to shine throughout your life!

Cast Alone shows a man stranded on an uninhabited island and his attempts to survive and return home. However, if we try to look at things more profoundly, we’ll understand that beyond that, the movie pushes forward the strength of the human spirit and how to keep hope alive.

Chuck Noland’s experiences aren’t just about the plane crash and isolation. They allow us to reflect on life, perseverance, and what we truly want.

The world is beautiful, and it will always provide us with a glimmer of hope—no matter how hard things may seem.

So, read on if you want to experience what Chuck went through and how he survived. We have the best Cast Away quotes listed in this collection!

And don’t forget to check out these Jumanji quotes and Jungle Cruise quotes.

Best Cast Away Quotes

1. “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Chuck Noland

2. “We live and we die by the clock; that’s all we have.” – Chuck Noland

3. “Time rules over us without mercy—not caring if we’re healthy or ill, hungry or drunk. Russian, American, beings from Mars. It’s like a fire, it could either destroy us, or it could keep us warm.” – Chuck Noland

4. Kelly Frears Lovett: “I always knew you were alive. I knew it. Everybody said that I had to let you go. I love you. You’re the love of my life.”

Chuck Noland: “I love you too, Kelly. More than you’ll ever know.”

5. “First thing, it’s two minutes, then four, then six, then the next thing you know, we’re the US mail.” – Chuck Noland

6. “Eighty-seven hours is an eternity! The cosmos was created in less time. Wars have been fought, and nations toppled in 87 hours! Fortunes made and squandered.” – Chuck Noland

7. “We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and knew she had to let me go. I added it up and knew that I had lost her ‘cos I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control, was when, how, and where it was going to happen. So I made a rope, and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log snapped the limb of the tree, so I—I——I couldn’t even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over nothing. And that’s when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow, I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that’s what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day, my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I’m back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass. And I’ve lost her all over again. I’m so sad that I don’t have Kelly. But I’m so grateful that she wasn’t with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” – Chuck Noland

8. “We must not commit the sin of turning our back on time.” – Chuck Noland

9. “That’s a search area of 500,000 square miles. That’s twice the size of Texas. They may never find us.” – Chuck Noland

Cast Away Quotes for a Whole New Adventure

10. “You wouldn’t have a match by any chance, would you?” – Chuck Noland

11. “Don’t worry, Wilson, I’ll do all the paddling. You just hang on.” – Chuck Noland

12. “Aha. Look what I’ve created. I have made fire!” – Chuck Noland

13. Bettina Peterson: “You look lost.”

Chuck Noland: “I do?”

Bettina Peterson: “Where’re you headed?”

Chuck Noland: “Well, I was just about to figure that out.”

Bettina Peterson: “Well, that’s 83 South. And this road here will hook you up with I-40 East. If you turn right, that’ll take you to Amarillo, Flagstaff, California. And if you head back in that direction, you’ll find a whole lot of nothing all the way to Canada.”

Chuck Noland: “I got it.”

Bettina Peterson: “Alright, then. Good luck, cowboy.”

Chuck Noland: “Thank you.”

14. Kelly Frears Lovett: “You said you’d be right back.”

Chuck Noland: “I’m so sorry.”

Kelly Frears Lovett: “Me too.”

15. “Do—do you have to keep bringing that up, huh? Okay, so it was a good thing we did a test because it wasn’t going to be just a quick snap. Would’ve broken my neck, or leg, or my back. Would’ve bled to death on the beach, but it’s in the past. It was what—a year ago? So let’s just forget it.” – Chuck Noland

16. “Wilson! I’m sorry, Wilson. Wilson, I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” – Chuck Noland

17. “Gotta love crab. In the nick of time too. I couldn’t take much more of those coconuts. Coconut milk is a natural laxative. That’s something Gilligan never told us.” – Chuck Noland

18. “We might just make it. Did that thought ever cross your brain? Well, regardless, I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean than to stay here and die on this sh*thole island, spending the rest of my life talking to a goddamn volleyball.” – Chuck Noland

19. “I’m always going to keep this watch on Memphis time. Kelly time.” – Chuck Noland

More Cast Away Quotes That Will Send You Down Memory Lane

20. “Hey, you want to hear something funny? My dentist’s name is James Spalding.” – Chuck Noland

21. “So, let me get one thing straight here. We have a pro football team now, but they’re in Nashville?” – Chuck Noland

22. “I should’ve never gotten on that plane. I should’ve never gotten out of the car.” – Chuck Noland

23. “Hey. Hey! It’s a ship. Hey. Hey. Hey, ship! Hey! Wait, look, look, S.O.S. Oh, come on. Help. Please.” – Chuck Noland

24. “If I’m here New Year’s Eve, then I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not.” – Chuck Noland

25. Stan: “We buried you. There was a coffin, a gravestone—the whole thing.”

Chuck Noland: “I had a coffin? Well, what was in it?”

What Would You Do if You Were Stuck Somewhere Like Chuck Noland?

When it seems like there’s no way out, it’s so easy to give up. However, that’s just cowardice. Even if you fail or never get out of your predicament, what’s important is that you never give up.

Chuck Noland is a prime example of this. After his plane crashed, he got stranded on the island—alone—for four years. The isolation and loneliness he felt were enough to have him go crazy, but he held on to hope and his sanity.

His only companion was a volleyball he named Wilson; he talked to it and treated it as a friend, which helped him move forward each day. He adapted to his environment to survive—learning spearfishing, drinking coconuts, and more. Each day was full of struggle, but he never stopped hoping—even when all hope seemed lost.

In the end, Chuck was able to return home. He found a wooden raft that washed up on the shore, and he quickly thought of it as his only chance to get back—and that he did. 

So, when you feel like there’s only darkness ahead of you, remember Chuck Noland’s experiences and how he overcame them with the help of undying hope, perseverance, and the will to live. Life will never be easy, and it’ll constantly knock you down. Just remain steadfast and believe that all will come to pass; you’ll undoubtedly find the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

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