Hundred Islands Famous Quotes & Sayings

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17 Hundred Islands Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Hundred Islands Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: Juan Fernandez islands." Cochrane drew on the cigar and watched its smoke drift out the Juan Fernandez islands." Cochrane drew on the cigar and watched its smoke drift out the window. "The islands are three hundred fifty miles off the coast, in the middle of nothing! They're where Robinson Crusoe was marooned, or rather where Alexander Selkirk, who was the original of Crusoe, spent four not uncomfortable years. — Bernard Cornwell
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Hundred Islands Sayings By Bartolome De Las Casas: Island of Hispaniola once so populous (having a population that I estimated to be more Island of Hispaniola once so populous (having a population that I estimated to be more than three million), has now a population of barely two hundred persons. — Bartolome De Las Casas
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Hundred Islands Sayings By Mark Helprin: It soon got so cold that the men rushed to close the doors. When they It soon got so cold that the men rushed to close the doors. When they had shut them and the room was again silent, they saw that several women had begun to cry. The women said it was because of the numbing air that had washed over their bare shoulders, but even strangers embraced sadly as they coasted into the new year and felt its strength commencing. They cried because of the magic and the contradictions; because time had passed and time was left; because they saw themselves as if they were in a photograph that had winked fast enough to contradict their mortality; because the city around them had conspired to break a hundred thousand hearts; and because they and everyone else had to float upon this sea of troubles, watertight. Sometimes there were islands, and when they found them they held fast, but never could they hold fast enough not to be moved and once again overwhelmed. — Mark Helprin
Hundred Islands Sayings By Frederick Marryat: In the vast archipelago of the east, where Borneo and Java and Sumatra lie, and In the vast archipelago of the east, where Borneo and Java and Sumatra lie, and the Molucca Islands, and the Philippines, the sea is often fanned only by the land and sea breezes, and is like a smooth bed, on which these islands seem to sleep in bliss,
islands in which the spice and perfume gardens of the world are embowered, and where the bird of paradise has its home, and the golden pheasant, and a hundred others of brilliant plumage, whose flight is among thickets so luxuriant, and scenery so picturesque, that European strangers find there the fairy land of their youthful dreams. — Frederick Marryat
Hundred Islands Sayings By William Jennings Bryan: If we steal a man's purse we are thieves. If we steal twelve hundred islands If we steal a man's purse we are thieves. If we steal twelve hundred islands we are patriots. If you steal a man's money you will be sent to the penitentiary. If you steal his liberty you will be sent to the White House. — William Jennings Bryan
Hundred Islands Sayings By Colin Woodard: several hundred English lived on Tortuga, the westernmost part of the sprawling British Leeward Islands several hundred English lived on Tortuga, the westernmost part of the sprawling British Leeward Islands — Colin Woodard
Hundred Islands Sayings By Winston Churchill: Like other systems in decay, the Roman Empire continued to function for several generations after Like other systems in decay, the Roman Empire continued to function for several generations after its vitality was sapped. For nearly a hundred years our Island was one of the scenes of conflict between a dying civilisation and lusty, famishing barbarism. — Winston Churchill
Hundred Islands Sayings By Herman Melville: At the Sandwich Islands, Kaahumanu, the gigantic old dowager queen - a woman of nearly At the Sandwich Islands, Kaahumanu, the gigantic old dowager queen - a woman of nearly four hundred pounds weight, and who is said to be still living at Mowee - was accustomed, in some of her terrific gusts of temper, to snatch up an ordinary sized man who had offended her, and snap his spine across her knee. Incredible as this may seem, it is a fact. While at Lahainaluna - the residence of this monstrous Jezebel - a humpbacked wretch was pointed out to me, who, some twenty-five years previously, had had the vertebrae of his backbone very seriously discomposed by his gentle mistress. The — Herman Melville
Hundred Islands Sayings By Irvin Anthony: Well, Jack, we have taken the Macedonian, and your share of the prize, if we Well, Jack, we have taken the Macedonian, and your share of the prize, if we get her in safely, may be two hundred dollars; what will you do with it?" Stephen Decatur, commanding the frigate United States, North Atlantic, near the Azores Islands, 1812.

"One hundred will go to my mother, sir, and the other I shall spend on schooling." Jack Creamer, aged ten. — Irvin Anthony
Hundred Islands Sayings By Carl Sagan: That place, called the heliopause, is one definition of the outer boundary of the Empire That place, called the heliopause, is one definition of the outer boundary of the Empire of the Sun. But the Voyager spacecraft will plunge on, penetrating the heliopause sometime in the middle of the twenty-first century, skimming through the ocean of space, never to enter another solar system, destined to wander through eternity far from the stellar islands and to complete its first circumnavigation of the massive center of the Milky Way a few hundred million years from now. We have embarked on epic voyages. — Carl Sagan
Hundred Islands Sayings By Victor Blanchard Scheffer: Throughout history, men have tried to play God by moving rabbits, goats, sparrows, mongooses, and Throughout history, men have tried to play God by moving rabbits, goats, sparrows, mongooses, and a hundred other species to oceanic islands and island continents, and later have wished to God they hadn't. — Victor Blanchard Scheffer
Hundred Islands Sayings By Kevin Myers: Ten thousand officers and men named Smith died in the First World War. One thousand Ten thousand officers and men named Smith died in the First World War. One thousand four hundred Campbells died, six thousand Joneses, and one thousand Murphys. Smith, Campbell, Jones and Murphy: the names of the United Kingdom, whose presence in regiments from all four countries speaks of the ebb and flow of peoples within these islands, of a common sacrifice, and a shared agony that burned in so many million hearts down the decades. — Kevin Myers
Hundred Islands Sayings By Antonio De Morga: After the island of Sebu follow immediately the island of Mindanao, an island of more After the island of Sebu follow immediately the island of Mindanao, an island of more than three hundred leguas in circumference, and Jolo, which is small. Lower down is the island of Borneo, a very large island, more than five hundred leguas in circumference. All of these islands are densely populated, although that of Borneo is not subdued. Neither is that of Mindanao in entirety, but only the river of Botuan, Dapitan, and the province and coast of Caragan. — Antonio De Morga
Hundred Islands Sayings By Pankaj Mishra: Indonesia's diversity is formidable: some thirteen and a half thousand islands, two hundred and fifty Indonesia's diversity is formidable: some thirteen and a half thousand islands, two hundred and fifty million people, around three hundred and sixty ethnic groups, and more than seven hundred languages. — Pankaj Mishra
Hundred Islands Sayings By Zora Neale Hurston: For four hundred years the blacks of Haiti had yearned for peace. for three hundred For four hundred years the blacks of Haiti had yearned for peace. for three hundred years the island was spoken of as a paradise of riches and pleasures, but that was in reference to the whites to whom the spirit of the land gave welcome. Haiti has meant split blood and tears for blacks. — Zora Neale Hurston
Hundred Islands Sayings By Arthur Machen: By what seemed then and still seems a chance, the suggestion of a moment's idle By what seemed then and still seems a chance, the suggestion of a moment's idle thought followed up upon familiar lines and paths that I had tracked a hundred times already, the great truth burst upon me, and I saw, mapped out in lines of light, a whole world, a sphere unknown; continents and islands, and great oceans in which no ship has sailed (to my belief) since a Man first lifted up his eyes and beheld the sun, and the stars of heaven, and the quiet earth beneath. — Arthur Machen
Hundred Islands Sayings By Timothy Egan: At low tide, much of the sea changes to land, and then more than seven At low tide, much of the sea changes to land, and then more than seven hundred islands can be counted. People come here to hide, to find something they can't find on the mainland, to get religion through solitude. From June till September, nearly every day is perfect, with the 10,778-foot volcano of Mount Baker rising from the tumble of the Cascades to the west, blue herons and bald eagles crowding the skies, killer whales breaching offshore. The water is exceptionally clear, the result of a twice-daily shift-change in tide, when it sweeps north toward the Strait of Georgia, then back south toward the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In some places, the rip tides create white water like rapids on a foaming river. Being is bliss. But then the winters come and the tourists all go home and clouds hang on the horizon and unemployment doubles and the island dweller is left with whatever it is that led him to escape the rest of the world. — Timothy Egan