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Island Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Island

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

Related topics: Affirmations

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

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

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

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

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

The general knowledge of time on the island depends,
curiously enough, on the direction of the wind.
- John Millington Synge


 

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

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance.
As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
- John Archibald Wheeler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are Bayern Munich and English teams always have
trouble as soon as they leave the island.
- Oliver Kahn

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

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 lived on the Key West Army Base.
Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.
- Gloria Swanson

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

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

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
- Walt Disney

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

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

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

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

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

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

Sometime during the many millions of years that have
elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence,
some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
- Louis Leakey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judging is a lonely job in which a man is,
as near as may be, an island entire.
- Abe Fortas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The residents and elected officials of Long Island
have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions
of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the
Long Island Sound offers.
- Tim Bishop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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