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

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

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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