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William Dampier Quotes and Sayings

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The island Mayo is generally barren,
being dry,
as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.
- William Dampier

In the road ships must ride in 30, 40,
or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest:
and if there are many ships they must ride close one by another.
- William Dampier

The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening
in the land and we ran into it,
and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water,
2 miles from the shore, clean sand.
- William Dampier

The world is apt to judge of everything by the success;
and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.
- William Dampier

 

Among the New Hollanders whom we were thus engaged with,
there was one who by his appearance and carriage,
as well in the morning as this afternoon,
seemed to be the chief of them, and a kind of prince or captain among them.
- William Dampier

While we were at work there came nine or 10 of the
natives to a small hill a little way from us,
and stood there menacing and threatening of us,
and making a great noise.
At last one of them came towards us,
and the rest followed at a distance.
- William Dampier

I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business,
or to recreate myself in the fields,
which were very pleasant,
and the more for a shower of rain now and then,
that ushers in the wet season.
- William Dampier

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My life is the eye of the hurricane -
an island of calm in a sea of uncertainty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty.
We all breathe the same air.
We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.
- Ayrton Senna

Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey
devoted to the pursuit of lunch.
- Raymond Sokolov

The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique
estuary that needs to be protected.
- Tim Bishop

It's like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad.
- David R. Brower

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island
that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.
- Dave Barry

We, in Prince Edward Island, are fully familiar with this modern phenomenon.
- Alex Campbell

Dr. David Livingstone left the Island of Zanzibar in March,
1866.
- Henry Morton Stanley

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me.
I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there
when we are all dead and gone.
I've hugged trees in every part of this little island.
- Gerry Adams

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish.
Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage
of coal and fish at the same time.
- Aneurin Bevan

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament;
it is its ancient and natural strength;
the floating bulwark of the island.
- William Blackstone

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
- Ralph W. Sockman

I was a young kid from Long Island who wanted to do
something large with her life,
so I can relate to that.
- Edie Falco

California is an island, and New York's an island.
Maybe it's time for me to change islands.
- Paul Mazursky

I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck,
based on a Grace Paley short story.
I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20
different productions of it this year.
- David Friedman

I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island.
- Thornton Wilder

Faith is an island in the setting sun,
But proof is the bottom line for everyone.
- Paul Simon

No, my family is Russian, Georgian, via Ellis Island.
- Mitch Kapor

Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island.
- Christopher Atkins

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me.
When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half
my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island,
the rest on the property.
- Richard Pryor

The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island -
innovation,
reform, public service.
- Donald L. Carcieri

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he
decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it,
so he planted pine trees all over the place!
- Christopher Atkins

A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island;
each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more
complex and mobile than ever before.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island.
They had the house next to Bob Hope's.
I've been going down there all my life,
to that whole area.
- Mike Love

But Connecticut and Rhode Island have originally realized
the most perfect polity as to a legislature.
- Ezra Stiles

Gleason used to rack balls for me when he was a kid
in Brooklyn and in Long Island.
- Minnesota Fats

The conductor's stand is not a continent of power,
but rather an island of solitude.
- Riccardo Muti

In every island of the Aegean Sea are found abundant
traces of a vast prehistoric empire.
- James Theodore Bent

In the islands of the Aegean Sea, every island is full of graves.
- James Theodore Bent

You can see when an actor gets bored:
Their eyes go dead.
I promised myself I'd never let that happen.
If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
- Anna Friel

I was a small kid from Huntington, Long Island.
I never imagined that anything like that would happen to me.
- Gerry Cooney

There will be no support in the island of Ireland for
building a nuclear power station.
- Peter Hain

Sinn Fein is the fastest growing party on the island of Ireland.
- Martin McGuinness

You know, because of the lack of budget,
we had to find neighborhoods where time had stopped -
kind of stuck in the '50s.
And no place had that better than Staten Island.
- Jason Alexander

The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose
metre is one's biography,
joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking,
a waking island.
- Derek Walcott

What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen
anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations,
you know, because of global warming,
because of climate change and all this.
- Danny Glover

You have to kill to survive.
People have been doing it forever.
I eat meat, and I eat fish.
If I were on a deserted island I would need that to survive.
- Benicio Del Toro

We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty,
from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee
River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- Roy Barnes

The United States is a giant island of freedom,
achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The Staten Island Ferry remains a potential terrorist target.
- Vito Fossella

We need to get serious about combating gang violence on Long Island,
and the entire nation.
- Tim Bishop

No man is an island.
No man stands alone.
- Dennis Brown

Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell's
Island? I said I could and I would.
And I did.
- Nellie Bly

The painter leaves his mark.
And I just put in two statues in Rhode Island that I'm working on.
And I think that's going to make me last longer than me.
- Anthony Quinn

This land is your land, this land is my land,
From California to the New York Island.
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This
land was made for you and me.
- Woody Guthrie

When I was Governor of Massachusetts,
we worked to get Sable Island gas into New England.
- Paul Cellucci

Harbour Island in the Bahamas is beautiful,
with turquoise water and pink sand.
- Diane von Furstenberg

I have been taking my daily walk round the island,
and visited the sugar mill and the threshing mill again.
- Fanny Kemble

I stayed with them for about a year up there and,
at night, worked over in Long Island at a club called
The High Hat Club which was like a pseudo jazz / blues place.
- William Bell

In my district, the budget scales back and eliminates
several long-term shore protection projects important
to the safety and economic security of Long Island.
- Tim Bishop

We used two Princess Cruise ships.
The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess.
They were identical ships.
- Gavin MacLeod

We may be a small island, but we are not a small people.
- Edward Heath

General Washington had rather incautiously encamped
the bulk of his army on Long Island -
a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.
- Mercy Otis Warren

I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks
on an island off the coast of Zanzibar.
I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
- Francesca Annis

As a New Yorker, I'm someone who lives on an island
and looks across to America.
- Laurie Anderson

You can't totally rebel, otherwise you have to go live on your own,
on a desert island.
It's as simple as that.
- Patrick McGoohan

I've had songs written during the Falklands war,
and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers
saying they were listening to these songs,
like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg

No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent.
- John Donne

The place of exciting innovation - where the action is -
that's Rhode Island!
- Donald L. Carcieri

I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready
to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America -
New York City .
- Spalding Gray

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families,
or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction,
I fear, is their fate.
- William Floyd

There was the joke about Switzerland being an island surrounded by land.
This was never true.
- Samuel Schmid

I finished high school there and then I went to Rhode Island School of Design.
- Stephen Sprouse


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