Quotations on Islands

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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
(Keywords: Effect, Islands, News)

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
(Keywords: Force, Islands, Mission, Sea)

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
(Keywords: Gold, Islands, Sky)

If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push 'em closer.
- Lewis Black
(Keywords: People, Islands, Want, World)

There are no countries in the world less known by the British than those selfsame British Islands.
- George Borrow
(Keywords: Countries, Islands, World)

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
(Keywords: Fancy, Hate, Holiday, Islands, Nothing, Want)

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
(Keywords: Time, Globalization, Islands, Space)

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
(Keywords: Heart, Battle, Brotherhood, Devotion, Islands, Justice, Laws, Nations, Old)

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
(Keywords: American, Force, Islands, Running, Space)

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
(Keywords: Love, Faces, Gifts, Giving, Islands, Jewels, Kids, Light)

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
(Keywords: Beach, Country, Islands, Sea, Variety)

My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can, hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands.
- Nicholas Lea
(Keywords: Goal, Canada, Islands, Living)

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
(Keywords: Future, Islands, Past, Popular, Present, Sea)

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
(Keywords: Music, Advice, Flowers, Giving, Islands, Ocean, Students, Study, Trees)

My father used to run auctions. He's now a singer in the Canary Islands.
- Jason Statham
(Keywords: Father, Islands, Now)

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
(Keywords: America, Competition, Doubt, Islands, Race, Results, Sea, Will)

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
(Keywords: Earth, Islands, May, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Destruction, Islands, Result)









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