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Islands Quotes

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When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

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Our task force put to sea in early January 1942,
to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands,
but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
- Jack Adams

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

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

 

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky,
with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot
and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
- Cecil Beaton

I got space from Travis Air Force Base,
went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point
to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines.
I was off and running.
- R. Lee Ermey

The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived
Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands.
Those attacks had a great effect on morale.
- Jack Adams

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My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can,
hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands.
- Nicholas Lea

Little islands are all large prisons:
one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
- Richard Burton

A nice pop star would do you nice on one of those deserted islands.
- Tom Felton

The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands,
on May 4.
- Jack Adams

Every article on these islands has an almost personal character,
which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown,
something of the artistic beauty of medieval life.
- John Millington Synge

My father used to run auctions.
He's now a singer in the Canary Islands.
- Jason Statham

I cannot lead you into battle.
I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else -
I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands
and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
- Elizabeth II

I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday.
I hate islands.
I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining,
and there's nothing fancy about it.
- Julie Delpy

I feel we are all islands - in a common sea.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Islands are known to differ in the food supply available to ground finches,
mainly seeds.
- Peter R. Grant

The advice I am giving always to all my students is
above all to study the music profoundly...
music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands,
very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
- Andres Segovia

When I'm not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands.
We've been here since '94.
- Elizabeth Pena

Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf,
the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands.
This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

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

There are no countries in the world less known by the
British than those selfsame British Islands.
- George Borrow

My boyhood saw Greek islands floating over Harvard Square.
- Horace Gregory

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach,
beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country,
and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands
of every variety of form.
- George Grey

I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California,
but I couldn't find the palette of green,
granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.
- Parker Stevenson

We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
We had a task force with the Enterprise.
We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

We're performing several shows in the Canary Islands.
- George Duke

I love giving gifts and I love receiving them.
I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts.
You see their little faces light up and they get excited.
If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it,
like jewels, small islands.
- Gina Gershon

The rain, which had continued yesterday and last night,
ceased this morning.
We then proceeded, and after passing two small islands about ten miles further,
stopped for the night at Piper's landing,
opposite another island.
- Meriwether Lewis

The other exception where we did not at all restore
the place to its original condition is the Surrounded Islands.
Before we installed our fabric, we had our workers
remove 42 tons of garbage off the beaches of those islands.
We never brought the garbage back.
- Christo

Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants
its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when
it identifies one of the last remaining islands of
civilization as New Jersey.
- Godfried Danneels

Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in
space and time to be relevant to our modern societies,
just think about the risks...
of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide
economic interdependence.
- Jared Diamond

In a sense, each of us is an island.
In another sense, however, we are all one.
For though islands appear separate, and may even be
situated at great distances from one another,
they are only extrusions of the same planet,
Earth.
- J. Donald Walters

It has been popular to threaten "small islands and
low-lying coasts" with scenarios of disastrous future flooding.
The Maldives has been the most utilised target.
We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea
level changes in the Maldives.
No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries.
- Nils-Axel Morner

If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico,
down upon Central and South America,
out upon the islands of the sea,
over upon Africa and beyond.
And can any one doubt that the results of this competition
of races will be the "survival of the fittest?"
- Josiah Strong

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are several sorts of religions,
not only in different parts of the island,
but even in every town; some worshipping the sun,
others the moon or one of the planets.
- Thomas More

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

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

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

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

It's funny, but we were living on this small island
off the coast of Charleston,
South Carolina when I was 9.
- Josh Lucas

The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius
Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island,
A.D.
420,- that is, about five hundred years.
- Thomas Bulfinch

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

That's what I loved about Temptation Island.
I don't even know why they did it.
- Kathy Griffin

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

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

Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific.
It is in the Pacific.
It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.
- Dan Quayle

I'd rather have a search engine or a compiler on a
deserted island than a game.
- John Carmack

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

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

I felt alone out there, like I was on a desert island.
I felt like Gilligan.
- Mickey Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People in San Francisco and the East Bay have shown interest,
done interviews, and have come to shows.
I guess that the news travels fast out of this island that we are on.
- Joanna Newsom

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

My grandfather was a cop in Long Island.
I often try to draw on things that I've heard about him.
- Yancy Butler

Gilligan's Island is wherever you want it to be in your mind.
- Bob Denver

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

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


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