Quotations About / On: ISLAND

  • 1.
    Islands are very dangerous
    (Mitta Xinindlu)
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  • 2.
    ... 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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  • 3.
    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).)
  • 4.
    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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  • 5.
    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
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  • 6.
    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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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    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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  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my "poems" are competing.
    (E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962), U.S. poet. Is 5, foreword (1926).)
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