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What loved little islands, twice seen in their lakes,
Can the wild water-lily restore.
View quotes by Thomas Campbell

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.
View quotes by Queen Elizabeth II

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.
View quotes by Cecil Beaton

There are no countries in the world less known by the British than these selfsame British Islands.
View quotes by George Borrow

The chief character in this narrative is the Caribbean Sea, one of the world's most alluring bodies of water, a rare gem among the oceans, defined by the islands that form a chain of lovely jewels to the north and east
View quotes by James Michener

Charm is the great English blight. It does not exist outside these damp islands. It spots and kills anything it touches. It kills love, it kills art. (Brideshead Revisited)
View quotes by Evelyn Waugh

'What else should our lives be but a continual series of beginnings, of painful settings out into the unknown, pushing off from the edges of consciousness into the mystery of what we have not yet become, except in dreams that blow in from out there bearing the fragrance of islands we have not yet sighted in our waking hours...' (David Malouf, An Imaginary Life, p.135)
View quotes by David Malouf

On Sunday, the president flies to the Azores islands to attend a summit with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Aznar, and here's my prediction: Bush gets voted off.
View quotes by Craig Kilborn

I am about to write a very curious history, as the reader will agree with me when he has read this book. We have more than one narrative of people being cast away upon desolate islands, and being left to their own resources, and no works are perhaps read with more interest; but I believe I am the first instance of a boy being left alone upon an uninhabited island. Such was, however, the case; and now I shall tell my own story
View quotes by Frederick Marryat



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