Zuleika, on a desert island, would have spent most of her time in looking for a man's footprint.
Then Harrow-on-the-Hill's a rocky island And Harrow churchyard full of sailor's graves, And the constant click and kissing of the trolley busses hissing Is the level to the Wealdstone turned to waves.1954 A Few Late Chrysanthemums,'Harrow-on-the-Hill'.
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
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
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, fh) 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
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'.
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).
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.
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
This has happened before and in some cases the islands disappeared. If it becomes a full-fledged island, we would be happy to have more territory.Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief government spokesman, quoted on Fox News, "New island off Japan keeps growing and growing", December 19, 2013.
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.
O, it's a snug little island! A right little, tight little island!Thomas Dibdin, The Snug Little Island.
This island is going to dis-appear...Our world is going to disappear...our world... our...world...Who: Dethl
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