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Islands Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Islands

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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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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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil.
Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of
your island country and our neighborhood.
- Michael Jeffery

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

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

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

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

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

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


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