We live in an old chaos of the sun , Or an old dependency of day and night, Or island solitude, unsponsored, free, Of that wide water, inescapable. Deer walk upon our mountains, and quail Whistle about us their spontaneous cries; Sweet berries ripen in the wilderness; And, in the isolation of the sky , At evening, casual flocks of pigeons make Ambiguous undulations as they sink, Downward to darkness, on extended wings.
Zuleika, on a desert island, would have spent most of her time in looking for a man's footprint.1911Zuleika Dobson, ch.2.
From the lone shieling of the misty island Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas – Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides! Fair these broad meads, these hoary woods are grand; But we are exiles from our fathers' land."Canadian Boat Song", an anonymous poem first published in Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, September 1829, and ostensibly translated from the Gaelic. There has been much debate as to the poem's authorship. 
...the place [Dogtown, in Gloucester, Massachusetts] is forsaken and majestically lovely as if nature had at last formed one spot where she can live for herself alone....[It] looked like a cross between Easter island and Stonehenge – essentially druidic in it appearance – it gives the feeling that an ancient race might turn up at any moment and renew an ageless rite there.marsden hartley
Your daughters, I hope, will be married to Americans, and not in this dirty, despicable little island.1777 Letter to Lady Ossory,11 Dec. InW S Lewis (ed) Selected Letters of HoraceWalpole (1973).
I judge property myself by its net earning power; that is the only rule I have been able to get.… This whole island [Manhattan] was once bought for a few strings of beads. But now you will find this property valued by its earning power, by its rent power, and that is the way to value a railroad or telegraph.jay gould
This island rock in space turns flowering endlessly To peaks of cloud still mounting where you took Your last high passage and your faltering luck.1947 'Elegy for Kurt Porjescz, Missing in Action,1 April,1945'.
Our aim is to create an island of tranquility in our own country which, amid the joyful hum of arts and crafts, would be welcome to anyone who professes faith in Ruskin and Morris.Declaration in work programme of Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop, 1903)
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons after successful evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk, France, June 4, 1940. Robert Rhodes James, ed., Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897–1963 (1974), vol. 6, p. 6231.
No man is an island.We are all interdependent and influenced by each other.
His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.william golding
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.John Donne (1572–1631) Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII (1624).
One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land.Martin Luther King Jr. I have a dream (1963) speech
They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."This was parodied as "I can see Russia from my house", on "Saturday Night Live", a comedy television show, two days later, by Tina Fey. Fey resembled Palin in appearance, and was portraying Palin, and so the latter quote is often misattributed to Palin.
The potential for tourism in Sri Lanka is huge. International arrivals are multiplying year after year, and with all parts of this beautiful island now open to tourists, the country offers incredible opportunities. We look forward to playing a major role in the country's bright future.Glenn de Souza, Vice President of International Operations for Asia & the Middle East, on Sri Lanka's tourism, quoted on Hotel News Resources, "Best Western Identifies Sri Lanka and Bangladesh As Key Growth Markets", January 29, 2014.
The royal navy of England has ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.Sir William Blackstone (1765), Commentaries, Volume I, Book I, chapter xiii., 387.
This island is going to dis-appear...Our world is going to disappear...our world... our...world...Who: Dethl
William P. Rothwell (unknown) from Rhode island:(carved into a boulder) "This is on me."
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