Quotations About / On: ISLAND

  • 1.
    ''island is a idle; Idle have only in our life middle'
    (Reminds)
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  • 2.
    Islands are very dangerous
    (Mitta Xinindlu)
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  • 3.
    ... an adamantine island chained to the shifting bank of the Channel.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. For Love Alone, ch. 16 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 4.
    The greenest island of my imagination.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. letter, Nov. 17, 1816, to poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 5, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
  • 5.
    Three people marooned on a desert island would soon reinvent politics.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 6.
    As soon as the world understands without contention that no man is an entire island, the world won't go asunder and peace will be the breath
    (Peace)
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  • 7.
    He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Caesar, in Caesar and Cleopatra, act 2. Speaking of Britannus, his secretary, "an islander from the western end of the world, a day's voyage from Gaul.")
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  • 8.
    It is a fruitful island of the sea-world, a great Ithaca, there parched and stony and here trodden by flocks and curly- headed bulls and heavy with thick-set grain.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. For Love Alone, preface (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 9.
    We have two useless gods who never leave our island, but like to dwell in it constantly, Poverty and Helplessness.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.111.2.)
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  • 10.
    The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
    (William Blackstone (1723-1780), British jurist. Commentaries on the Laws of England, bk. 1, ch. 13 (1765-1769).)
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