Deserted Island Quotes

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Jennifer Arnett
“But every tomorrow has led to today— to us being alone, hungry, and cold on an unknown island somewhere in the South Pacific.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Jennifer Arnett
“Every few days the sea delivers us gifts, and I am convinced that there is something of the divine nature in this process. Often I have prayed for a jacket, a bucket, or a handsaw, but instead I find one single flip-flop. Many times it has left my heart bitter, but then I find some useful purpose for my found treasure. Maybe the sea doesn’t give me what I want, but what I need.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Jennifer Arnett
“What they say about lawyers being useless isn’t entirely true.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Jennifer Arnett
“A billion stars above us coat the sky white. It would have been beautiful back home, but not here. Here it is the ever present reminder that we are all alone and insignificant.”
Jennifer Arnett

Jennifer Arnett
“He needs a purpose, even if it kills him.”
Jennifer Arnett

Jennifer Arnett
“John spent the morning rebuilding his SOS sign on the beach. He says that he saw a commercial airliner pass over. I’m not sure if the trying circumstances have made him delusional, or if the plane was too high to see his small sign. I think he saw what he wanted to see.”
Jennifer Arnett

Jennifer Arnett
“I felt civilized.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Jennifer Arnett
“This island is a hard place to survive and I fear that it has made everything resistant to the cruel hand of death.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Jennifer Arnett
“Maybe they died of disease or lived on this island into old age, but no matter which, someone was the last man standing.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Jennifer Arnett
“I can’t help but imagine what that would be like—to be all alone on this island with eternity taunting me with loneliness. To say goodbye to the last human you will ever see—there is no crueler hand of fate.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Jennifer Arnett
“I once watched a small hermit crab crawl out of its shell and into a larger one nearby. Maybe we are no different. There were those before us and there will be some after us. All we can do is cultivate what is given to us. Maybe our lot in this life is to leave our shells better than when we found them so that the next soul will flourish here.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella