Best 67 of Island quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tom Wolfe

[H]e could see the island of Manhattan off to the left. The towers were jammed together so tightly, he could feel the mass and stupendous weight.Just think of the millions, from all over the globe, who yearned to be on that island, in those towers, in those narrow streets! There it was, the Rome, the Paris, the London of the twentieth century, the city of ambition, the dense magnetic rock, the irresistible destination of all those who insist on being where things are happening-and he was among the victors!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

I don’t know why we fight. It takes much too effort to stay mad at you. To dodge your skin in the hallway and leave the kitchen without bringing you a treat. It takes much too effort to stare at the sink so my eyes don’t smile at you in the mirror. It takes much too effort to look away as we undress and lie apart in the now bigger bed. It takes much too effort to stiffen my body because sleepy limbs forget fights and pride is always lost in dreams. It takes much too effort to awaken every hour to make sure we are islands with a gulf of white sheets separating us. I dread the light peeking through the parted curtains and empathise with your groans — I didn’t get any sleep either. I really don’t know why we fight. It takes much too effort to stay mad at one another when it’s so easy for us to love.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

If you are looking for a career that may induce a myriad of health conditions into you, I can recommend working at the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jordan Hoechlin

I’m from the city near an island where no one believed in me, I never gave up the fight. Look at me now I'm on top.

By Anonym 16 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Agatha Christie

A sound of laughter was heard-they turned sharply. Vera Claythorne was standing in the yard. She cried out in a high shrill voice, shaken with wild bursts of laughter: "Do they keep bees on this island? Tell me that. Where do we go for honey? Ha! ha!" They stared at her uncomprehendingly. It was as though the sane well-balanced girl had gone mad right before their eyes. She went on in that high unnatural voice: "Don't stare like that! As though you thought I was mad. It's sane enough what I'm asking. Bees, hives, bees! Oh, don't you understand? Haven't you read that idiotic rhyme? It's up in all of your bedrooms-put it there for you to study! We might have come here straightaway if we'd had sense. Seven little soldiers chopping up sticks. And the next verse, I know the whole thing by heart, I tell you! Six little soldier boys playing with a hive. And that's why I'm asking-do they keep bees on this island- isn't it damned funny...?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Enid Blyton

The little island seemed to float on the dark lake-waters. Trees grew on it, and a little hill rose in the middle of it. It was a mysterious island, lonely and beautiful. All the children stood and gazed at it, loving it and longing to go to it. It looked so secret - almost magic. “Well,” said Jack at last. “What do you think? Shall we run away, and live on the secret island?” “Yes!” whispered all the children. “Let’s!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I was on the Big‬ ‪Island‬ of ‪Hawaii in 2015 and managed to characterize the ionizing ‪‎radiation‬ ‎levels‬ in the south of the island. ‪Mauna‬ ‪Kea‬ was the radiation hot zone with approximately a doubling of radiation levels at the Mauna Kea Visitors Center at 9,200 feet as compared to sea level. I did not venture to the summit due to the known biologically harmful environmental conditions to the sea level adapted human that exist at 13,796 feet.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Duffy Brown

How does this keep happening to you?” Fiona asked me. “Mackinac’s a little island but guess what, you come across yet another body!” “Hold on a minute, stop right there. Forget the you part about the bodies. Okay, the first one was mine I’ll give you that, but the last one was definitely a we body.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Liane Moriarty

You think terrible things happened on the battlefields, but terrible things happened in ordinary suburban homes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

I feel very honored that the Hawaiian spirits chose to contact me.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jennifer Shirk

She raised up on her tip-toes and pecked him lightly on the cheek. Whew. That wasn't so bad. Quick and painless. No reaction. No sense of attraction whatsoever. Like kissing her uncle. Almost. Except Uncle Henry had always smelled like tobacco and Sawyer, on the other hand, smelled of a unique combination of fresh soap, tropical sea air, and hot author. She needed to get out of there.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mykyta Isagulov

Every man is an island, and every heart seeks the ferry to cross the main...

By Anonym 18 Sep

Charmaine J Forde

Sugar cane island, Sweetest place on earth Bridgetown,Barbados Land of my birth

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Fowles

Think what it would be like if you got back to your island and there was no old man, no girl any more. No mysterious fun and games. The whole place locked up forever.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matt Rasmussen

No island is an island, he said. There is no new land, just the same body broken open.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oksana Rus

At the end of the day…we are anchoring into the peaceful lagoon, smiling at the majestic sun and its flirting rays, slowly slipping into the glittering ballroom of immense night skies, sipping on the platinum moon liquor under the blues of rippling waves kissing my golden foot hanging over the board of gently rocking boat, and diving into the bed of galaxies whispering magical stories of their eternal lives connecting souls…till the dawn…

By Anonym 17 Sep

Charmaine J Forde

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

By Anonym 18 Sep

Aldous Huxley

She shook her head. "It sounds suspiciously like Nirvana." "What's wrong with that?" "Pure Spirit, one hundred percent proof—that's a drink that only the most hardened contemplation guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work." "This is better," Will insisted. "You mean, it's more delicious. That's why it's such an enormous temptation. The only temptation that God could succumb to. The fruit of the ignorance of good and evil. What heavenly lusciousness, what a supermango! God had been stuffing Himself with it for billions of years. Then all of a sudden, up comes Homo sapiens, out pops the knowledge of good and evil. God had to switch to a much less palatable brand of fruit. You've just eaten a slice of the original supermango, so you can sympathize with Him." A chair creaked, there was a rustle of skirts, then a series of small busy sounds that he was unable to interpret. What was she doing? He could have answered that question by simply opening his eyes. But who cared, after all, what she might be doing? Nothing was of any importance except this blazing uprush of bliss and understanding. "Supermango to fruit of knowledge — I'm going to wean you," she said, "by easy stages.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nickolas Butler

No, the safest thing is to become an island. To make your house a citadel against all the garbage and ugliness in the world. How else can you be sure of anything?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Liane Moriarty

Every marriage, every family, has its mysteries.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michael Grant

He never should have left the island. He’d been there with Diana and Penny. He could have tossed Penny off a cliff and been fine on the island. Decent food, a beautiful mansion, electricity, and a soft bed with Diana in it. What had he been thinking, leaving the island? He missed Diana busting him. He missed her snarky voice. He missed her eye rolls and that skeptical look she had where she’d half close her eyes and look at him like he was too dumb to merit her full attention. He’d have killed, or at least injured, anyone else who treated him like that. But she wasn’t anyone else. He missed her hair. Her neck. Her breasts. She understood him. She loved him, in her own way. And if he had listened to her, he’d still be on the island. Somehow he would have found some fuel to keep the lights on there. Probably. And the food would have run out and then they’d have starved, but hey, this was the FAYZ, where all you could really hope to do was delay the pain.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kirsty Logan

Painted and smiling, I balance on my trapeze. Luka is poised ten metres away, his muscles shining under the lights. The wooden circles in his earlobes twitch as his jaw clenches, unclenches, clenches.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Erica Bauermeister

Back before there was time, I lived with my father on an island, tucked away in an endless archipelago that reached up out of the cold salt water, hungry for air.

By Anonym 18 Sep

T. L. Parker

Perhaps the palms had been whispering warnings in the sultry breeze.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Liane Moriarty

People can do what they like in the privacy of their own homes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lev Grossman

It would be like Prospero’s island, but in a good way: not a country of exile, a model world, safe and peaceful and private. A magician’s land.

By Anonym 19 Sep

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Charles De Leusse

Two lovers, two islands that approach alone. (Deux amoureux, deux îles - Qui se rapprochent toutes seules.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Magee

The fact that the USA government is denying damaged Mauna Kea workers their earned disability payments is reason enough to demolish the biologically toxic Mauna Kea Observatories.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

Aloha Hawaii, adios La Palma.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oksana Rus

...and you will hold me with your wondering eyes in the serenity of purest mind at the dreams edge of my quiet golden shores accompanied by the melodies of emerald blue rippling waves where I will always remain voicing harmony in the over the rainbow soothing memories of your heart...

By Anonym 15 Sep

A. Violet End

Between the inner and outer beaches, a strand of woods thrived: palms, palmettos, mahogany, figs, and calabash. Coconut palms and fig trees dropped enough fruit to feed the wildlife that swooped by in droves. It was so easy to catch a fish with your bare hands, Tristan and I had made a game of it during our weeks of lovemaking on the warm, supple sand. It truly was paradise.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Paulo Coelho

The Warrior knows that no man is an island. He cannot fight alone; whatever his plan, he depends on other people. He needs to discuss his strategy, to ask for help, and, in moments of relaxation, to have someone with whom he can sit by the fire, someone he can regale with tales of battle.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kirsty Logan

Ishbel read maps like storybooks. She was getting off the island, and no one was going to stop her. That was all just romance, just fairytales, because anyone can leave the island. Since they built the bridge, leaving should be as easy as sticking your keys in the car ignition. But leaving is never easy.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Liane Moriarty

You can think something is one way all your life, and it turns out you're wrong, it can be something else entirely.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

Ola La Palma, goodbye United Kingdom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Keller

Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jessica Khoury

Some people never changed, could always be depended on to be exactly the way they should.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Can you see a serene island in the middle of a stormy ocean? And the wise man is that calm island!

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Donne

No man is an island, entire of itself.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Clemence Mclaren

Pretty small island if everybody fighting everybody.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Magee

Over time, wonder replaced fear of the Hawaiian visions.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Camilla Monk

I’ve been . . . I just finished reading that book you told me about, Accidentally Married to the Billionaire Sheikh.” My mouth fell open in shock. “You have? So, um, did you like it?” “It’s a little predictable, and very explicit, in an oddly lyrical way. I can only imagine how disappointed female readers must be when facing the reality of—” He cleared his throat. “Well, in any case, I’m not certain Hedwardh is a good match for Swanella. And by the way, the refractory period doesn’t work like that.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Stefan D

If you were to ask Jarod Kintz‬‬‬ what his personal favourite joke was, he'd say the one with the island. The big one next to New Zealand. -Stefan D and Jarod Kintz

By Anonym 18 Sep

Charmaine J Forde

Take me to that island where people celebrate in the streets in August, -No Titles Required! Take me to Barbados..246

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jessica Khoury

There is no brightness without darkness. There is no body without its shadow.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Petter Dass

Du Trænen, du berger saa mangen en Baad, Naar Allene raser, u-børgen og kaad, Gud haver dig selver beskantzet, Med Halser og Hikler, med Staver og Meed, Paa hvilke de Aller sin Skanker af Leed Har ofte forsprunget og dantzet.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alastair Bruce

It has been raining here for ten years.I keep an accurate record of time and can state this with no fear of contradiction.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Steven Magee

When I lived in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii, I was shocked at how quickly I would burn in the Sun.