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Columbuss real achievement was managing to cross the ocean successfully in both directions. Though an accomplished enough mariner, he was not terribly good at a great deal else, especially geography, the skill that would seem most vital in an explorer. It would be hard to name any figure in history who has achieved more lasting fame with less competence. He spent large parts of eight years bouncing around Caribbean islands and coastal South America convinced that he was in the heart of the Orient and that Japan and China were at the edge of every sunset. He never worked out that Cuba is an island and never once set foot on, or even suspected the existence of, the landmass to the north that everyone thinks he discovered: the United States.
— Bill Bryson —

What is the good of being an island, if you are not a volcanic island?

— Wyndham Lewis

I'm off to an island nation where formal wear consists of a leaf tired around a penis.

— J. Maarten Troost

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

— Paul Simon

Every summer my husband and I pack our suitcases, load our kids into the car, and drive from tense, crowded New York City to my family's cottage in Maine. It's on an island, with stretches of sea and sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and pine trees. We barbecue, swim, lie around, and try to do nothing.

— Hope Davis

Pain shared, my brother, is pain not doubled but halved. No man is an island

— Neil Gaiman

Australia is properly speaking an island, but it is so much larger than every other island on the face of the globe, that it is classed as a continent in order to convey to the mind a just idea of its magnitude.

— Charles Sturt

If somebody writes a review of a dry cleaner, that piece of content is not wildly viral. It's not like a viral video that can spread across the world in a matter of minutes, so as a result, each market is almost an island unto itself.

— Jeremy Stoppelman

LAVINIA: I want to feel love! Love is all beautiful! I never used to know that! I was a fool! We'll be married soon ... We'll make an island for ourselves on land and we'll have children and love them and teach them to love life so that they can never be possessed by hate and death!

— Eugene O'Neill

Thankfully I'm not endlessly ambitious, but I have done some crazy ambitious things like buying an island off the west coast of Scotland in the late Sixties.

— Jack Bruce

England in a way is lucky. It's an island, so the frontiers are given by the sea.

— Salman Rushdie

I was born on an island with 96 percent of the people black. But all the power and the economy was in the hands of white people who only formed four per cent.

— Myles Munroe

I don't want to be an island. I want to be more of a tourist attraction. You stop here, I take your money and you go.

— Richard Sherman

Sometimes I feel you are much too independent. So what if you are depending on other people? No man or woman is an island.

— Preeti Shenoy

The brain is an island in an osmotically homogeneous sea.

— Francis Daniels Moore

They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

— Sarah Palin

In the world of highways, a beautiful landscape means: an island of beauty connected by a long line with other islands of beauty.

— Milan Kundera

Englishmen must have an island.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

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