Island Quotes

Quotes tagged as "island" (showing 1-30 of 90)
E. Lockhart
“The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.”
E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

L.M. Montgomery
“Oh", she thought, "how horrible it is that people have to grow up-and marry-and change!”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

John Donne
“No man is an island, entire of itself.”
John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose

Jeanette Winterson
“Islands are metaphors of the heart, no matter what poet says otherwise.”
Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry

Aldous Huxley
“Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief.”
Aldous Huxley, Island

Margaret Wise Brown
“Nights and days came and passed
And summer and winter
and the rain.
And it was good to be a little Island.
A part of the world
and a world of its own
All surrounded by the bright blue sea.”
Margaret Wise Brown, The Little Island

Pat Conroy
“Together they spent their whole lives waiting for their luck to change, as though luck were some fabulous tide that would one day flood and consecrate the marshes of our island, christening us in the iridescent ointments of a charmed destiny.”
Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

“Just take my hand, lead, dance with me...and I will simply follow the blueness of the water, the white waves rolling free...where the earth beneath my feet and stars make my heart whole long and priceless moments of shared solitude...”
Oksana Rus

“It has been raining here for ten years.I keep an accurate record of time and can state this with no fear of contradiction.”
Alastair Bruce, Wall Of Days

“The isolation spins its mysterious cocoon, focusing the mind on one place, one time, one rhythm - the turning of the light. The island knows no other human voices, no other footprints. On the Offshore Lights you can live any story you want to tell yourself, and no one will say you're wrong: not the seagulls, not the prisms, not the wind.”
M. L. Stedman - The Light Between Oceans

“The sweet-smelling aroma of the island spices still hung in the air. It filled his nostrils and titillated his appetite all over again. His appetite drove him mad for something much more than food.”
Luke A.M. Brown, The Non-Silence of the Lamb: Contemporary Version

Johannes V. Jensen
“الأرض تعرف كلّ شيء رغم ما يعتقد أنها تظلّ صامتة”
Johannes V. Jensen, Kongens fald

Lawren Leo
“They kissed in the middle of the sidewalk, letting the crowds of people flow around them like water around an island.”
Lawren Leo, Love's Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths

Hallgrímur Helgason
“Man muss wohl als Frau auch immer ein bisschen Nazi sein.”
Hallgrímur Helgason

Peter Ackroyd
“A letter from a French cleric to Nicholas of St. Albans, written c. 1178, rehearsed what was already a familiar perception: Your island is surrounded by water, and not unnaturally its inhabitants are affected by the nature of the element in which they live. Unsubstantial fantasies slide easily into their minds. They think their dreams to be visions, and their visions to be divine. We cannot blame them, for such is the nature of their land. I have often noticed that the English are greater dreams than the French.”
Peter Ackroyd, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination

“Every person is an island in the sea of humanity.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Matt Rasmussen
“No island is an island,

he said. There is no new land,
just the same body broken open.”
Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture

Caroline Kepnes
“Dear Beck, It's not your fault you were born on an island. Of course you identify as an island. But, dear girl, you're not an island. Be populated. Be welcoming to love. Love, Beck.”
Caroline Kepnes, You

J.M. Coetzee
“I stretched out my arms and laid my palms on the earth, and, yes, the rocking persisted, the rocking of the island as it sailed through the sea and the night bearing into the future its freight of gulls and sparrows and fleas and apes and castaways, all unconscious now, save me. I fell asleep smiling.”
J.M. Coetzee, Foe

Christina Henry
“It was Peter’s island, Peter who’d brought us here, and in the back of every boy’s mind was some form of the same thought— He could send me back, if he wanted.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

Christina Henry
“He’d been around the island for a while, and I’m sorry to say that being bashed around in Battle and at raids had done nothing very good for his brains.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

“No one leaves this hidden treasure,
Feeling the same way they came,
They always refer their friends to this Gem,
This island with a beautiful name,
My beautiful “Bim”—Barbados”
Charmaine J Forde

Michael Finkel
“Knight, of course, felt that anyone's willing assistance tainted the whole thing. Either you are hidden or you're not, no middle ground. He wished to be unconditionally alone, exiled to an island of his own creation, an uncontacted tribe of one.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Steven Magee
“Mauna Kea Sickness (MKS) was a mystery that needed to be solved.”
Steven Magee

Clemence McLaren
“Pretty small island if everybody fighting everybody.”
Clemence McLaren, Dance for the Land

“A shipwrecked sailor may find the isle of his dreams in the depth of all his fears.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Sometimes, when you're on an island, there is no way off, and no way forward.”
Anthony T. Hincks

C.S. Lewis
“-You will find your Island here.
-But how can it be here in the middle of the city?
-It needs no place. It is everywhere and nowhere. It refuses entry to none who asks. It is an Island of the Soul.”
C.S. Lewis, The Pilgrim's Regress
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José Saramago
“A man went to knock on the king's door and said, Give me a boat”
José Saramago, The Tale of the Unknown Island

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