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Isles Sayings By Rob Zombie: For some reason, Horror movies, they seem like good date movies. When you go to For some reason, Horror movies, they seem like good date movies. When you go to them it's all high school kids, all over each other, running up and down the isles, no one is even looking at the screen anyways, they figure they don't have to pay attention to the story anyways. We scream and yell ... it's like mayhem. — Rob Zombie
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Isles Sayings By William Shakespeare: The merciless Macdonald(Worthy to be a rebel, - for, to that,The multiplying villainies of natureDo The merciless Macdonald
(Worthy to be a rebel, - for, to that,
The multiplying villainies of nature
Do swarm upon him) from the Western Isles
Of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied;
And Fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling,
Showed like a rebel's whore: but all's too weak:
For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name)
Disdaining Fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smoked with bloody execution,
Like valour's minion,
Carv'd out his passage. — William Shakespeare
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Isles Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls,Boils round the naked, melancholy islesOf farthest Thule; and Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls,
Boils round the naked, melancholy isles
Of farthest Thule; and the Atlantic surge
Pours in among the stormy Hebrides. — Charlotte Bronte
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Isles Sayings By Cassandra Rose Clarke: What stopped you? Why didn't you help her?" [Naji] "Cause you're my friend," I said. What stopped you? Why didn't you help her?" [Naji]
"Cause you're my friend," I said. [Ananna]
All the hardness in his features melted away. "Oh. — Cassandra Rose Clarke
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Isles Sayings By Zakk Wylde: Around my house, I won't even speak to my family unless they first address me Around my house, I won't even speak to my family unless they first address me by my official Berzerker name, Godred Crovan, Victor of Sky-Hill and Ruler of Man and the Isles. And now that I think of it, that's probably why nobody speaks to me unless it's time to feed the dogs or take out the garbage. — Zakk Wylde
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Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: While the TV show 'Rizzoli & Isles' may have been inspired by my books, show While the TV show 'Rizzoli & Isles' may have been inspired by my books, show runner Janet Tamaro has total control over where the TV characters go from there. As Janet once put it, I'm the birth mother, but she's the mother who adopted them, and now that Jane and Maura are living in her house, they have to do what she tells them to do. — Tess Gerritsen
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Isles Sayings By Bruce McGill: I don't work all day, every day on 'Rizzoli & Isles,' but I work every I don't work all day, every day on 'Rizzoli & Isles,' but I work every day. It may be a scene or two, or it may be an enormous workload, but there's really not a lot of room for anything else, and that's the choice I made. And that's why I stayed away from TV before: Because I know that that's what it is. — Bruce McGill
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Isles Sayings By William C. Bryant: Beautiful isles! beneath the sunset skies tall, silver-shafted palm-trees rise, between full orange-trees that shade Beautiful isles! beneath the sunset skies tall, silver-shafted palm-trees rise, between full orange-trees that shade the living colonade. — William C. Bryant
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Isles Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: Those of the Elven-race that lived still in Middle-earth waned and faded, and Men usurped Those of the Elven-race that lived still in Middle-earth waned and faded, and Men usurped the sunlight. Then the Quendi wandered in the lonely places of the great lands and the isles, and took to the moonlight and the starlight, and to the woods and caves, becoming as shadows and memories, save those who ever and anon set sail into the West and vanished from Middle-earth. — J.R.R. Tolkien
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Isles Sayings By Jane Yolen: Come, Ye Women: Oh, come, ye women of the Isles, And listen to my song, Come, Ye Women: Oh, come, ye women of the Isles, And listen to my song, For if ye be but thirteen years, Ye've not been women long. And if ye be threescore and ten, No longer women be, Or so say all the merry men Who count so cruel-ly. But women we be from our birth, And will be till we die. Our counte is made so differently To give the men that lie. Oh, come, ye women of the Isles, And listen to my song, For we be women all through life, Where life and love are long. — Jane Yolen
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Isles Sayings By Robert Green Ingersoll: Shakespeare was an intellectual ocean, whose waves touched all the shores of thought; within which Shakespeare was an intellectual ocean, whose waves touched all the shores of thought; within which were all the tides and waves of destiny and will; over which swept all the storms of fate, ambition and revenge; upon which fell the gloom and darkness of despair and death and all the sunlight of content and love, and within which was the inverted sky lit with the eternal stars
an intellectual ocean
toward which all rivers ran, and from which now the isles and continents of thought receive their dew and rain. — Robert Green Ingersoll
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Isles Sayings By John Milton: Bear with me then, if lawful what I ask; Love not the heav'nly Spirits, and Bear with me then, if lawful what I ask; Love not the heav'nly Spirits, and how thir Love Express they, by looks onely, or do they mix Irradiance, virtual or immediate touch? To whom the Angel with a smile that glow'd Celestial rosie red, Loves proper hue, Answer'd. Let it suffice thee that thou know'st Us happie, and without Love no happiness. Whatever pure thou in the body enjoy'st (And pure thou wert created) we enjoy In eminence, and obstacle find none Of membrane, joynt, or limb, exclusive barrs: Easier then Air with Air, if Spirits embrace, Total they mix, Union of Pure with Pure Desiring; nor restrain'd conveyance need As Flesh to mix with Flesh, or Soul with Soul. But I can now no more; the parting Sun Beyond the Earths green Cape and verdant Isles HESPEREAN sets, my Signal to depart. — John Milton
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Isles Sayings By Robert Browning: From the sprinkled isles, Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea. From the sprinkled isles, Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea. — Robert Browning
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Isles Sayings By James Elroy Flecker: We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die, We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die, We Poets of the proud old lineage Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why What shall we tell you? Tales, marvellous tales Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest. — James Elroy Flecker
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Isles Sayings By W.E.B. Du Bois: War, murder, slavery, extermination, and debauchery, - this has again and again been the result War, murder, slavery, extermination, and debauchery, - this has again and again been the result of carrying civilization and the blessed gospel to the isles of the sea and the heathen without the law. Nor — W.E.B. Du Bois
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Isles Sayings By John Milton: But who is this, what thing of sea or land,- Female of sex it seems,- But who is this, what thing of sea or land,- Female of sex it seems,- That so bedeck'd, ornate, and gay, Comes this way sailing Like a stately ship Of Tarsus, bound for th' isles Of Javan or Gadire, With all her bravery on, and tackle trim, Sails fill'd, and streamers waving, Courted by all the winds that hold them play, An amber scent of odorous perfume Her harbinger? — John Milton
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Isles Sayings By Jonathan LaPoma: So I returned to the northern strip of Miami Beach, the valley just far enough So I returned to the northern strip of Miami Beach, the valley just far enough north to muffle the piercing South Beach celebratory voices, and just far enough south to dull the glittering lights of the Sunny Isles high rises, and I went to sleep in the city where exhausted people lived exhausted lives, but never stopped once to even ponder sleep--to even dream sleep an option, in the country that breeds ghosts, where the people can't understand why everything real always passes right through their arms. There was so much life out there for all of us, but so few would ever touch it. God, how I wanted to feel. — Jonathan LaPoma
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Isles Sayings By Maureen Brindle: Amour, love, the dream of man,Woman's deep devoted plan.AmourAmor means no hungry child,Begging, hair blowing Amour, love, the dream of man,
Woman's deep devoted plan.
Amour

Amor means no hungry child,
Begging, hair blowing wild.

Searching amongst the rats and mice,
Left-over food, contaminated rice.
Eyes, the saddest soul sight,
Hidden is the child's plight.
Bleeding feet, glass cut bare,
Dirty rags for a child to wear.
Clambering through the bin,
Society's senseless sin.

Amor, love save this child's life,
Poverty is the nefarious knife,
A child of poverty and strife,
Deserves amour, love of life.

Maureen Brindle from Beloved Isles
[Inspired by H.H. Princess Maria Amor We Care for Humanity] — Maureen Brindle
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Isles Sayings By Richard Flanagan: The Bradshaws suggests an extraordinary civilisation that existed long before modern man reached the British The Bradshaws suggests an extraordinary civilisation that existed long before modern man reached the British Isles. — Richard Flanagan
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Isles Sayings By David Mitchell: Three or four times only in my youth did I glimpse the Joyous Isles, before Three or four times only in my youth did I glimpse the Joyous Isles, before they were lost to fogs, depressions, cold fronts, ill winds, and contrary tides ... I mistook them for adulthood. Assuming they were a fixed feature in my life's voyage, I neglected to record their latitude, their longitude, their approach. Young ruddy fool. What wouldn't I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds. I — David Mitchell
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Isles Sayings By Nicholas Rodger: Whether in peaceful trade or warlike attack, the sea unites more than it divides. Even Whether in peaceful trade or warlike attack, the sea unites more than it divides. Even if it were possible to treat England, or the British Isles, as a single, homogenous, united nation, it would still be impossible to write its naval history without reference to the histories of the other nations, near and far, with which the sea has connected it. — Nicholas Rodger
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Isles Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: Perchance, coming generations will not abide the dissolution of the globe, but, availing themselves of Perchance, coming generations will not abide the dissolution of the globe, but, availing themselves of future inventions in aerial locomotion, and the navigation of space, the entire race may migrate from the earth, to settle some vacant and more western planet ... It took but little art, a simple application of natural laws, a canoe, a paddle, and a sail of matting, to people the isles of the Pacific, and a little more will people the shining isles of space. Do we not see in the firmament the lights carried along the shore by night, as Columbus did? Let us not despair or mutiny. — Henry David Thoreau
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Isles Sayings By Mary Ashley Townsend: I believe if I should die,And you should kiss my eyelids where I lieCold, dead, I believe if I should die,
And you should kiss my eyelids where I lie
Cold, dead, and dumb to all the world contains,
The folded orbs would open at thy breath,
And from its exile in the Isles of Death
Life would come gladly back along my veins. — Mary Ashley Townsend
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Isles Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: I returned to my book - Bewick's History of British Birds: the letterpress thereof I I returned to my book - Bewick's History of British Birds: the letterpress thereof I cared little for, generally speaking; and yet there were certain introductory pages that, child as I was, I could not pass quite as a blank. They were those which treat of the haunts of sea-fowl; of "the solitary rocks and promontories" by them only inhabited; of the coast of Norway, studded with isles from its southern extremity, the Lindeness, or Naze, to the North Cape - — Charlotte Bronte
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Isles Sayings By Sasha Alexander: I was very compelled by a woman who would choose this profession. She [Maura Isles] I was very compelled by a woman who would choose this profession. She [Maura Isles] came from a very highly-educated, wealthy background and could have chosen to do a lot of other things, and has this uber-feminine, modern woman mentality, but works this job. — Sasha Alexander
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Isles Sayings By Nicholas Rodger: It is not surprising that only one medieval state, Venice, long possessed anything clearly identifiavble It is not surprising that only one medieval state, Venice, long possessed anything clearly identifiavble as a navy in this sense. We shall see that no state in the British Isles attained attained this level of sophistication before the 16th century, and no history of the Royal Navy, in any exact sense of the words, could legitimately begin much before then. This book, which does, is not an institutional history of the Royal Navy, but a history of naval warfare as an aspect of national history. All and any methods of fighting at sea, or using the sea for warlike purposes, are its concern. — Nicholas Rodger
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Isles Sayings By Terri Windling: When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland. — Terri Windling
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Isles Sayings By Dean Koontz: In the folklore of the British Isles, a bodach is a vile beast that slithers In the folklore of the British Isles, a bodach is a vile beast that slithers down chimneys at night and carries off children who misbehave. Rather like Inland Revenue agents. — Dean Koontz
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Isles Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: birth but wakes the spirit to the sense Of outward shows, whose unexperienced shape New birth but wakes the spirit to the sense Of outward shows, whose unexperienced shape New modes of passion to its frame may lend; Life is its state of action, and the store Of all events is aggregated there That variegate the eternal universe; Death is a gate of dreariness and gloom, That leads to azure isles and beaming skies And happy regions of eternal hope. — Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Isles Sayings By Neil Gaiman: was the sound of the most beautiful girl in the whole of the British Isles was the sound of the most beautiful girl in the whole of the British Isles laughing with delight and amusement. — Neil Gaiman
Isles Sayings By Scott Lynch: Of your friend, I can find no trace," said the man. "He seems to have Of your friend, I can find no trace," said the man. "He seems to have been eaten by one of the thin hairless apes from the Okanti isles; all it does is screech at me. What became of the last leech to take a look at him?" "We left him in Talisham," said Jean. "I'm afraid my friend's attitude moved him to bring an early end to his own sea voyage." "Well, I might have done the same. I waive my fee, in profound sympathy. Keep your silver - you shall need it for wine. Or poison. — Scott Lynch
Isles Sayings By Tom Waits: The sight of the first woman in the minimal two-piece was as explosive as the The sight of the first woman in the minimal two-piece was as explosive as the detonation of the atomic bomb by the U.S. at Bikini Island in the Marshall Isles, hence the naming of the bikini. — Tom Waits
Isles Sayings By Brandon Sanderson: What would it be like if every nation - from the isles in the South What would it be like if every nation - from the isles in the South to the Terris hills in the North - were united under a single government? What wonders could be achieved, what progress could be made, if mankind were to permanently set aside its squabblings and join together? It is too much, I suppose, to even hope for. A single, unified empire of man? It could never happen. — Brandon Sanderson
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: A project like 'Rizzoli & Isles' is something you can't pursue. It's something that comes A project like 'Rizzoli & Isles' is something you can't pursue. It's something that comes to you ... I like to call it 'fairy dust.' And it happened without my having to do anything. — Tess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Like unto ships far off at sea, Outward or homeward bound, are we. Before, behind, Like unto ships far off at sea, Outward or homeward bound, are we. Before, behind, and all around, Floats and swings the horizons bound, Seems at its distant rim to rise And climb the crystal wall of the skies, And then again to turn and sink, As if we could slide from its outer brink. Ah! it is not the sea, It is not the sea that sinks and shelves, But ourselves That rock and rise With endless and uneasy motion, Now touching the very skies, Now sinking into the depths of ocean. Ah! if our souls but poise and swing Like the compass in its brazen ring, Ever level and ever true To the toil and the task we have to do, We shall sail securely, and safely reach The Fortunate Isles, on whose shining beach The sights we see, and the sounds we hear, Will be those of joy and not of fear! — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Isles Sayings By William Alexander, 1st Earl Of Stirling: The weaker sex, to piety more prone, by rare examples, oft have been renown'd. When The weaker sex, to piety more prone, by rare examples, oft have been renown'd. When many murders were bewail'd by none, an isles whole men in blood by women drown'd. — William Alexander, 1st Earl Of Stirling
Isles Sayings By Lord Byron: But beef is rare within these oxless isles; Goat's flesh there is, no doubt, and But beef is rare within these oxless isles; Goat's flesh there is, no doubt, and kid, and mutton; And, when a holiday upon them smiles, A joint upon their barbarous spits they put on. — Lord Byron
Isles Sayings By Huda Aweys: (Moonlit nights)On the beach of my thoughtsFull is overlooking some days.. ,And it's flood .. (Moonlit nights)
On the beach of my thoughts
Full is overlooking some days..
,And it's flood ..
But, Isles is always coming
...
And the vision becomes clearly — Huda Aweys
Isles Sayings By Robert Montgomery: And there is London!England's heart and soul. By the proud flowing of her famous Thames, And there is London!
England's heart and soul. By the proud flowing of her famous Thames, She circulates through countless lands and isles Her greatness; gloriously she rules, At once the awe and sceptre of the world. — Robert Montgomery
Isles Sayings By Susan Brigden: For William Cecil and others in Elizabeth's Council, whose sense of Catholic conspiracy and threat For William Cecil and others in Elizabeth's Council, whose sense of Catholic conspiracy and threat governed their political thinking, England's security lay in the creation of a united and Protestant British Isles, which could stand alone, ready to resist invaders. Divine providence had set the islands apart from the rest of the world by encircling seas, 'a little world by itself'. — Susan Brigden
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: Some people make choices hoping for the best; Korsak had made a choice simply to Some people make choices hoping for the best; Korsak had made a choice simply to avoid the worst. — Tess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By William Boyd: From time to time Eva would venture on deck to gaze at the grey sky,the From time to time Eva would venture on deck to gaze at the grey sky,the grey turbulent water and the grey ships with their belching smoke stacks butting and smashing onward through the waves and jagged swells - disappearing in explosions of wintry spume from time to time - gamely making for the British IslesWilliam Boyd
Isles Sayings By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The wind blowing across the British Isles was odorous with fear of asylum seekers, infecting The wind blowing across the British Isles was odorous with fear of asylum seekers, infecting everybody with the panic of impending doom, and so articles were written and read, simply and stridently, as though the writers lived in a world in which the present was unconnected to the past, and they had never considered this to be the normal course of history: the influx into Britain of black and brown people from countries created by Britain. Yet he understood. It had to be comforting, this denial of history. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: Ha! Kids! You have no idea what you put your parents through, either. Wait till Ha! Kids! You have no idea what you put your parents through, either. Wait till you have your own, you'll see. That's when you'll know what it really feels like." .. "What what feels like?" ... "Love," said Angela. — Tess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By Johann Lamont: My uncle was skipper on the old Claymore sailing out from Oban to the Inner My uncle was skipper on the old Claymore sailing out from Oban to the Inner Hebrides. My father worked for MacBraynes all his life, on freight boats and then on ferries crossing to Skye, Barra, Uist, the small isles and Iona. — Johann Lamont
Isles Sayings By Alfred Lord Tennyson: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles whom It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles whom we knew. — Alfred Lord Tennyson
Isles Sayings By Simon Jenkins: Without history we are infants. Ask what binds the British Isles more closely to America Without history we are infants. Ask what binds the British Isles more closely to America than to Europe and only history gives a reply. Of all intellectual pursuits, history is the most supremely useful. That is why people crave it and need ever more of it. — Simon Jenkins
Isles Sayings By Sabine Baring-Gould: Cornwall bears a certain resemblance to Italy: each is like a leg or boot, but Cornwall bears a certain resemblance to Italy: each is like a leg or boot, but Italy stands a-tiptoe to the south, whereas Cornwall is thrust out to the west. But, whereas Italy is kicking Sicily as a football, Cornwall has but the shattered group of the Scilly Isles at its toe. — Sabine Baring-Gould
Isles Sayings By Bill Shankly: He's not just the best centre-forward in the British Isles, but the only one. (about He's not just the best centre-forward in the British Isles, but the only one.
(about Ian St John) — Bill Shankly
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: Does he think it's so easy? One smile, one touch and all is forgiven -Dr Does he think it's so easy? One smile, one touch and all is forgiven -Dr Maura IslesTess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By Pablo Neruda: We came by night to the Fortunate Isles, And lay like fish Under the net We came by night to the Fortunate Isles, And lay like fish Under the net of our kisses. — Pablo Neruda
Isles Sayings By Sabrina Jeffries: You're a good man, Cap'n Horn. I know that Miss Willis would be here with You're a good man, Cap'n Horn. I know that Miss Willis would be here with you if she could." "She will be here with me. She'll be here if I have to scour all of the confounded British Isles to find her. — Sabrina Jeffries
Isles Sayings By Antoine De Saint-Exupery: In a flash, the very instant he had risen clear, the pilot found a peace In a flash, the very instant he had risen clear, the pilot found a peace that passed his understanding. Not a ripple tilted the plane but, like a ship that has crossed the bar, it moved across a tranquil anchorage. In an unknown and secret corner of the sky it floated, as in a harbor of the Happy Isles. Below him still the storm was fashioning another world, thridded with squalls and cloudbursts and lightnings, but turning to the stars a face of crystal snow. — Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Isles Sayings By Alfred Tennyson: Never comes the trader, never floats an European flag, - Slides the bird o'er lustrous Never comes the trader, never floats an European flag, -
Slides the bird o'er lustrous woodland, swings the trailer from the crag, -

Droops the heavy-blossomed bower, hangs the heavy-fruited tree, -
Summer isles of Eden lying in dark-purple spheres of sea. — Alfred Tennyson
Isles Sayings By Juliet Marillier: I am a child of Alban's earth Her ancient bones brought me to birth Her I am a child of Alban's earth Her ancient bones brought me to birth Her crags and islands built me strong My heart beats to her deep wild song. I am the wife with bairn on knee I am the fisherman at sea I am the piper on the strand I am the warrior, sword in hand. White Lady shield me with your fire Lord of the North my heart inspire Hag of the Isles my secrets keep Master of Shadows guard my sleep. I am the mountain, I am the sky I am the song that will not die I am the heather, I am the sea My spirit is forever free. — Juliet Marillier
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: When one hears hoofbeats, medical students are taught, one must think of horses, not zebras. When one hears hoofbeats, medical students are taught, one must think of horses, not zebras. But the doctor who sees my blood count will surely think of horses. He will arrive at a perfectly logical conclusion. It will no occur to him that, this time, it is truly a zebra galloping by. — Tess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By George R R Martin: Margaery, you're clever, be a dear and tell your poor old half-daft grandmother the name Margaery, you're clever, be a dear and tell your poor old half-daft grandmother the name of that queer fish from the Summer Isles that puffs up to ten times its own size when you poke it."
"They call them puff fish, Grandmother."
"Of course they do. Summer Islanders have no imagination. — George R R Martin
Isles Sayings By James Thurber: Remember laughter. You'll need it even in the blessed isles of Ever After. Remember laughter. You'll need it even in the blessed isles of Ever After. — James Thurber
Isles Sayings By John Dufresne: At 9:15 on Thursday morning, June 4, while Jordan Delreese was bludgeoning his two young At 9:15 on Thursday morning, June 4, while Jordan Delreese was bludgeoning his two young children to death, I was sitting in Dr. Hamburger's consulting room at the Sunny Isles Geriatric Clinic with my father, who was just then at a loss for words. — John Dufresne
Isles Sayings By P.B. North: That evening we sat in the courtyard of the hotel once more, watching the sun That evening we sat in the courtyard of the hotel once more, watching the sun sink below the western isles. I told Alexi what had happened that day. I fancied I could glimpse the grey stone wall of Lismore House on its island hilltop, the red light of the setting sun glinting from the windows, and from there the wasted frame of Jonathan Blake gazing out across the sea, on nothing, his boy waiting for him to die. But it was my fantasy, simply the image on my mind, like the image burned on to your eyes when you have stared too long at the sun, the passing footprint of a creature long gone. — P.B. North
Isles Sayings By George R R Martin: There is no shame in loving. If your septons say there is, your seven gods There is no shame in loving. If your septons say there is, your seven gods must be demons. In the isles we know better. Our gods gave us legs to run with, noses to smell with, hands to touch and feel. What mad cruel god would give a man eyes and tell him he must forever keep them shut, and never look at all the beauty in the world? Only a monster god, a demon of the darkness. — George R R Martin
Isles Sayings By Sinclair Lewis: Main Street is the climax of civilization. That this Ford car might stand in front Main Street is the climax of civilization. That this Ford car might stand in front of the Bon Ton Store, Hannibal invaded Rome and Erasmus wrote in Oxford cloisters. What Ole Jenson the grocer says to Ezra Stowbody the banker is the new law for London, Prague, and the unprofitable isles of the sea; whatsoever Ezra does not know and sanction, that thing is heresy, worthless for knowing and wicked to consider. — Sinclair Lewis
Isles Sayings By Jean Ingelow: Work is its own best earthly meed,Else have we none more than the sea-born throngWho Work is its own best earthly meed,
Else have we none more than the sea-born throng
Who wrought those marvellous isles that bloom afar. — Jean Ingelow
Isles Sayings By Dexter Palmer: Like most modern people, we no longer bothered to make the distinction between events in Like most modern people, we no longer bothered to make the distinction between events in real life and the dramas of fictional worlds, and so the cliff-hanger that inevitably, reliably ended the hour held just as much or more importance to us as the newspaper that usually went from doorstep to garbage bin unread, and we speculated about the future lives of the characters that populated decayed mansions or desert isles as if they weren't inventions of other human minds. — Dexter Palmer
Isles Sayings By Paul Kriwaczek: Assyria had no more prospect of halting the human flow than can the British government Assyria had no more prospect of halting the human flow than can the British government stop illegal entrants to the UK, although an effective natural moat surrounds the British Isles. There is little hope that the US Department of Homeland Security will have greater success with its border fence than did King Shulgi of Ur and his successors, whose 'wall to keep out the Amorites' failed to prevent the migrants' eventual takeover of all lower Mesopotamia and their founding of Old Babylon. — Paul Kriwaczek
Isles Sayings By Yotam Ottolenghi: If the British Isles had an official vegetable, it would have to be the potato. If the British Isles had an official vegetable, it would have to be the potato. — Yotam Ottolenghi
Isles Sayings By Daniel O'Malley: We weather the vagaries of history, welcoming new rulers and bending knees to those in We weather the vagaries of history, welcoming new rulers and bending knees to those in power, whoever they may be. We are a tool of the nation, an asset of the British Isles. Those who work within the Checquy can accomplish what no one else can, and so they are the secret arm of the kingdom. — Daniel O'Malley
Isles Sayings By Robert Duvall: I've always liked country music. It's a certain aspect of America that goes back to I've always liked country music. It's a certain aspect of America that goes back to the British Isles and the influence is very native to America. — Robert Duvall
Isles Sayings By Robert Louis Stevenson: Half a capital and half a country town, the whole city leads a double existence; Half a capital and half a country town, the whole city leads a double existence; it has long trances of the one and flashes of the other; like the king of the Black Isles, it is half alive and half a monumental marble. — Robert Louis Stevenson
Isles Sayings By Jack London: He lighted a cigarette, and in the curling smoke of it caught visions of his He lighted a cigarette, and in the curling smoke of it caught visions of his English mother, and wondered if she would understand how her son could love a woman who cried because she could not be skipper of a schooner in the cannibal isles. — Jack London
Isles Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: She was silent; the great wings almost stopped moving; only a delicate stirring seemed to She was silent; the great wings almost stopped moving; only a delicate stirring seemed to keep them aloft. "Listen, then," Mrs. Whatsit said. The resonant voice rose and the words seemed to be all around them so that Meg felt that she could almost reach out and touch them:
"Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that there is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift their voice; let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory unto the Lord! — Madeleine L'Engle
Isles Sayings By Virginia Woolf: The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them; the The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them; the night wrapped them; nothing broke their sleep, until, the birds beginning and the dawn weaving their thin voices in to its whiteness — Virginia Woolf
Isles Sayings By Angie Harmon: When we were trying to find the woman to play Maura Isles, it was a When we were trying to find the woman to play Maura Isles, it was a no-brainer when Sasha came in. We just knew it was her, and she did such a fantastic job. She got the job, right then and there, in the room, and it was great. We actually played a little joke on her. She's a great lady and we've had a really, really fantastic time. — Angie Harmon
Isles Sayings By Stephen Leacock: Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which Each section of the British Isles has its own way of laughing, except Wales, which doesn't. — Stephen Leacock
Isles Sayings By J.M.G. Le Clezio: To understand the hidden secret of the modern industrial world in which I find myself, To understand the hidden secret of the modern industrial world in which I find myself, I have to return to another world. That world is at once wartime Nice and the plantation - the sugar isles on which Europe's prosperity was built. — J.M.G. Le Clezio
Isles Sayings By Martha Grimes: As he followed Wood, Jury thought: one disappearance, two auto accident victims, one in a As he followed Wood, Jury thought: one disappearance, two auto accident victims, one in a mental institution, one drowned. One murdered. Rackmoor, for all its bracing sea air, didn't seem the healthiest place in the British Isles. — Martha Grimes
Isles Sayings By Sarah Jane Stratford: Give that woman an inch and she takes the entire British Isles. Give that woman an inch and she takes the entire British Isles. — Sarah Jane Stratford
Isles Sayings By Nicole Lynne: Poppy sighs, shaking her head. "You do realize you just connected the two biggest sluts Poppy sighs, shaking her head. "You do realize you just connected the two biggest sluts in The British Isles, right, Brandon?" Hope gasps. "I am not a slut. I am simply generous. Call it a gift." "Yeah well, " I laugh. "Kyan's the gift that keeps on giving. Chlamydia will burn for a week or two." Poppy — Nicole Lynne
Isles Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: A rock is a good thing, too, you know. If the Isles of Earthsea were A rock is a good thing, too, you know. If the Isles of Earthsea were all made of diamond, we'd lead a hard life here. Enjoy the illusions, lad, and let the rocks be rocks. — Ursula K. Le Guin
Isles Sayings By George Mikes: When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles, - but never England. — George Mikes
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: Aside from the Rizzoli & Isles books, there are many other stories I want to Aside from the Rizzoli & Isles books, there are many other stories I want to write. The question is whether I'll live long enough to write them all! — Tess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By George R R Martin: You're like one of those birds from the Summer Isles, aren't you? A pretty little You're like one of those birds from the Summer Isles, aren't you? A pretty little talking bird, repeating all the pretty little words they taught you to recite. — George R R Martin
Isles Sayings By N.K. Jemisin: Look, I don't have a problem with medieval Europe. I have a problem with modern Look, I don't have a problem with medieval Europe. I have a problem with modern fantasy's fetishization of medieval Europe; that's different. So many fantasy writers and fans simplify the social structure of the period, monotonize the cultural interactions, treat conflicts as binaries instead of the complicated dynamic tapestry they actually were. They're not doing medieval Europe, they're doing Simplistic British Isles Fantasy Full of Lots of Guys with Swords And Not Much Else. Not all medieval European fantasy does this, of course - but enough does that frankly, they've turned me off the setting. — N.K. Jemisin
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: 'Ice Cold' is the eighth in my 'Rizzoli and Isles' thriller series. It was inspired 'Ice Cold' is the eighth in my 'Rizzoli and Isles' thriller series. It was inspired by a true occurrence in the 1960s, now known as the 'Dugway Incident,' in which 6,000 sheep mysteriously died overnight in a remote area of Utah. I thought, 'What if it happened instead to people? What if the inhabitants of an entire village vanished overnight?' — Tess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By Tina Brown: The British Isles are awash with the choice of beautiful historic churches, abbeys, and cathedrals The British Isles are awash with the choice of beautiful historic churches, abbeys, and cathedrals where one king or another has tied the knot and bestowed a royal precedent. — Tina Brown
Isles Sayings By Nicholas Rodger: Its subject is the slow and erratic process by which the peoples of the British Its subject is the slow and erratic process by which the peoples of the British Isles learnt - and then for long periods forgot - about the 'Safeguard of the Sea', as the 15th century phrase had it, meaning the use of the sea for national defence, and the defence of those who used the sea. — Nicholas Rodger
Isles Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet would And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet would I remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content. — Ursula K. Le Guin
Isles Sayings By Susan Cooper: He sat there all through a history lesson about the Roman Empire, whichhaving lived in He sat there all through a history lesson about the Roman Empire, which
having lived in the Roman Empire, for the four hundred years during which it had included the British Isles
he found inaccurate and boring. — Susan Cooper
Isles Sayings By Linda Lee Chaikin: She gave a short laugh to throw him off track. "It so happens I am She gave a short laugh to throw him off track. "It so happens I am a trifle more sophisticated than that. I hardly go about mooning and cultivating romantic notions of heroic knights sweeping me away to unknown isles aboard stolen ships."
He smiled. "A knight rode a horse, my dear; he was not a sea captain. — Linda Lee Chaikin
Isles Sayings By Marie F. Mongan: in 3000 b.c....in spain, france, the british isles and old europe, the lives of people in 3000 b.c....in spain, france, the british isles and old europe, the lives of people centered on nature and motherhood. they honored mother nature, mother earth and mother creator. women were revered as the givers of life. as creators, they were thought to be connected to diety. statues of the goddesses of these early people were of full-breasted women with bodies clearly depicting the ballooning abdomen of women about to give birth. these primal people regarded birthing as the highest manifestation of nature. when a woman gave birth, everyone gathered around her in the temple for the "celebration of life." birthing was a religious rite, and not at all the painful ordeal it came to be years later. — Marie F. Mongan
Isles Sayings By Tess Gerritsen: I think of myself as a fairly logical, scientific and somewhat reserved person. Maura Isles, I think of myself as a fairly logical, scientific and somewhat reserved person. Maura Isles, the Boston medical examiner who appears in five of my books, is me. Almost everything I use in describing her, from her taste in wine to her biographical data, is taken from my own family. Except I don't have a serial killer as a mother! — Tess Gerritsen
Isles Sayings By William Stevenson: In the November 1940 week of nightmares, when mighty German planes bombed London, British bombers In the November 1940 week of nightmares, when mighty German planes bombed London, British bombers retaliated by attacking Berlin, where the Soviet foreign minister, Molotov, was pressing Hitler for an answer to just exactly when German forces would invade the British Isles.

We had heard of the conference beforehand,' Churchill told Parliament, ' and, although not invited to join in the discussion, did not wish to be entirely left out of the proceedings. — William Stevenson
Isles Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: If you want to see what my Earthsea looks like, you could sail past the If you want to see what my Earthsea looks like, you could sail past the Scilly Isles (handy for you Brits); or you could go to a little bay called Trinidad on the far north coast of California on a foggy morning (not so handy for you Brits). But these are both places I saw long after I had mapped and travelled in the Archipelago. It was pleasant to be able to say - ah! yes! that looks just like the West Reach! — Ursula K. Le Guin
Isles Sayings By James Allen: Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this in Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep: wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, Peace, be still! — James Allen
Isles Sayings By Dixie Dean: We went to Denmark twice and Germany and also to the Canary Isles one year. We went to Denmark twice and Germany and also to the Canary Isles one year. I remember once when we were playing Dresden in Germany. — Dixie Dean
Isles Sayings By Sasha Alexander: What made me want to be on it was reading a really good script, and What made me want to be on it was reading a really good script, and being compelled by and attracted to the characters. I really loved Maura Isles, who was very fascinating to me. — Sasha Alexander
Isles Sayings By Robert Macfarlane: Although the disappearance of the true wildwood [in the British Isles] occurred in the Neolithic Although the disappearance of the true wildwood [in the British Isles] occurred in the Neolithic period, before humanity began to record its own history, creation myths in almost all cultures look fabulously back to a forested earth. In the ancient Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, the quest-story which begins world literature, Gilgamesh sets out on his journey from Uruk to the Cedar Mountains, where he has been charged to slay the Huwawa, the guardian of the forest. The Roman empire also defined itself against the forests in which its capital city was first established, and out of which its founders, the wolf-suckled twins, emerged. It was the Roman Empire which would proceed to destroy the dense forests of the ancient world. — Robert Macfarlane
Isles Sayings By Anonymous: Towns like Launceston, Longford, Evandale and other current-day hubs of poppy production in north and Towns like Launceston, Longford, Evandale and other current-day hubs of poppy production in north and central Tasmania had been settled by tens of thousands of British and Irish convicts transported here in the early 19th century as a cheap alternative to prisons in the British Isles. They were followed by thousands of so-called free settlers, who built communities with main streets still lined by two- and three-story pink sandstone buildings. — Anonymous
Isles Sayings By James Russell Lowell: The realm of death seems an enemy's country to most men, on whose shores they The realm of death seems an enemy's country to most men, on whose shores they are loathly driven by stress of weather; to the wise man it is the desired port where he moors his bark gladly, as in some quiet haven of the Fortunate Isles; it is the golden west into which his sun sinks, and, sinking, casts back a glory upon the leaden cloud-tack which had darkly besieged his day. — James Russell Lowell
Isles Sayings By George R R Martin: All you Westerosi make a shame of loving. There is no shame in loving. If All you Westerosi make a shame of loving. There is no shame in loving. If your septons say there is, your seven gods must be demons. In the isles we know better. Our gods gave us legs to run with, noses to smell with, hands to touch and feel. What mad cruel god would give a man eyes and tell him he must forever keep them shut, and never look at all the beauty in the world? — George R R Martin