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"I like islands." - Dominic Monaghan

"Pacific Islands are among those that contribute least to global warming, yet suffer most." - Ban Kimoon

"Islands are reminders of arrivals and departures." - Gretel Ehrlich

"Islands are natural workshops of evolution." - Richard Dawkins

"I am such a Pacific Northwest girl." - Kristin Hannah

"Sundays, quiet islands on the tossing seas of life." - S. W. Duffield

"... fertile golden islands, Floating on a silver sea." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Islands are gregarious animals, they decorate the ocean in conveys." - Stella Benson

"Id like to live in the Greek islands" - Paul Wesley

"Islands in the streams, that is what we are." - Dolly Parton

"The sky was as blue as a stupid postcard, and the islands were as green as islands." - Matthew Tobin Anderson

"The Galapagos Islands provide a window on time. In a geologic sense, the islands are young, yet they appear ancient." - Frans Lanting

"Nature did not gift us with a mighty Mekong like Thailand and Vietnam, with their vast and naturally fertile plains. Nature instead put our islands ahead of our neighbours in the path of typhoons from the Pacific." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships." - Tracy Austin

"I'm a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy." - Howard Gordon

"The Pacific is the best toilet for satellites." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Go to the east shore of any of the Hawaiian Islands, and that's a pretty big lesson on how much plastic is ending up in the ocean. Basically, the Hawaiian Islands act as a filter out in the middle of the Pacific." - Jack Johnson

"My love for traveling to islands amounts to a pathological condition known as nesomania, an obsession with islands. This craze seems reasonable to me, because islands are small self-contained worlds that can help us understand larger ones." - Paul Theroux

"Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? I guarantee nothing but a free trip to Peru and the South Sea islands and back, but you will find good use for your technical abilities on the voyage. Reply at once.' Next day the following telegram arrived from Torstein: COMING. TORSTEIN." - Thor Heyerdahl

"In 2005, I founded the Democratic Pacific Union, an international organization of 28 democratic countries to promote democracy, peace and prosperity in the Pacific region." - Annette Lu

"'South Pacific' - I really learned a lot. I swear I like to say that during 'South Pacific,' I went from being a girl to being a woman." - Laura Osnes

"Generally, I like all islands. There, it is easier to rule." - Albert Camus

"We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding." - Rudyard Kipling

"Islands are metaphors of the heart, no matter what poet says otherwise." - Jeanette Winterson

"The Kiril Islands had changed hands more times than a good coin in a whorehouse." - Jaida Jones

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

"Ay, many flowering islands lie In the waters of wide Agony." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"When ghettos become the mainstream of society, islands of individuality cannot help but harbor an elite." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Trade unions are islands of anarchy in a sea of chaos." - Aneurin Bevan

"If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands." - Gina Gershon

"You have to remember how the islands move. If you forget that, you're lost." - Mau Piailug

"There was a boy: ye knew him well, ye cliffs And islands of Winander!" - William Wordsworth

"The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4." - Jack Adams

"In the islands of the Aegean Sea, every island is full of graves." - James Theodore Bent

"Islands are known to differ in the food supply available to ground finches, mainly seeds." - Peter R Grant

"I discovered Musha Cay and the islands around it in the Exumas." - David Copperfield

"The fact is, we are not islands and we are far more connected than we know" - Elisha

"[John Musker] got me reading the mythology and we very early on we worked up a basic storyline centered around the character of Maui. He just seemed like a great character to kind of build a movie around. He's this mythic demi-god, bigger than life character. He pulled up islands with his magical fishhook. He slowed down the sun. He's Pan Pacific." - Ron Clements

"I wonder what it's like to be from a state that is spread across a few islands way out in the Pacific Ocean, only added to the United States in 1959. Not only that but to be the birthplace of America's first black president? Pretty cool, I bet." - Henry Rollins

"The more expensive and/or exclusive a sport, the whiter it tends to be: the fact almost has the force of a law. That is the main reason why the Rugby World Cup, the Pacific islands excepted, was so desperately white, the Springboks included." - Martin Jacques

"Dreams were the worst. Of course I dreamed of food and love, but they were pleasant rather than otherwise. But then I'd dream of things like slitting a baby's throat, mistaking it for a baby goat. I'd have nightmares of other islands stretching away from mine, infinities of islands, islands spawning islands, like frogs' eggs turning into polliwogs of islands, knowing that I had to live on each and every one, eventually, for ages, registering their flora, their fauna, their geography." - Elizabeth Bishop

"Chinas development is an opportunity for the international community, for Japan and for the Asia-Pacific." - Yoshihiko Noda

"The Pacific Northwest depends on inexpensive renewable energy from our dams." - Cathy McMorris

"There's a small island, inhabited in the South Pacific that I will try to swim to." - Peter Arnett

"I honestly dont know whether I can ever top the experience of Pacific Rim." - Robert Kazinsky

"I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope." - Stephen King

"My gratitude to him is as boundless as the Pacific ocean." - Yann Martel

"I go to St. Matthews in Pacific Palisades, an Episcopal Church." - Stephen Collins

"The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 completely crippled our Pacific Fleet." - Jerry Costello

"I've just got a new house in Pacific Palisades. It's really cute." - Claire Forlani

"My Sunday mornings are spent in a recovery meeting in Pacific Palisades." - Buzz Aldrin

"The first job I ever had was right here in San Francisco with Southern Pacific." - Steven Burd

"The jolt that Tony Blair received 35,000ft above the Pacific Ocean was not normal turbulence." - Tony Blair

"The Pacific Northwest depends on inexpensive renewable energy from our dams." - Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers

"Death has always been the first sign of European civilization when introduced in the Pacific." - Jose Rizal

"China's development is an opportunity for the international community, for Japan and for the Asia-Pacific." - Yoshihiko Noda

"There is perhaps no surer road to peace than the one that starts from little islands and oases of genuine kindness, islands and oases constantly growing in number and being continually joined together until eventually they ring the world." - Dominique Pire

"I started to draw desert islands. They were just rough, shapes in the middle of the page. Then I began drawing shapes within those shapes and I was amazed how quickly the islands got better. It took off from there." - Billy Connolly

"My best vacation was renting a boat and motoring along the Adriatic, going along the Croatian coast, before it became so fashionable. I've also sailed around the Turkish islands, the Greek islands and Sicily." - Ian Schrager

"Funny that. We live in islands of Hours and we never seem to have time enough for anything..." - Clive Barker

"As finite creatures who think and feel, we can create islands of meaning in the sea of information." - Freeman Dyson

"Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow." - Richard Francis Burton

"In his livery Walk'd crowns and crownets; realms and islands were As plates dropp'd from his pocket." - William Shakespeare

"Through the sunset of hope, Like the shapes of a dream, What paradise islands of glory gleam!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"God lead us past the setting of the sun To wizard islands, of august surprise; God make our blunders wise." - Vachel Lindsay

"A global human society, characterised by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable" - Thabo Mbeki

"There are no countries in the world less known by the British than those selfsame British Islands." - George Henry Borrow

"God lead us past the setting of the sun To wizard islands, of august surprise; God make our blunders wise." - Vachel Lindsay

"Books are islands in the ocean of time. They are also oases in the deserts of time." - Lawrence Clark Powell

"Small islands of coherence in a sea of chaos can shift the whole system to a higher order." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"I want people to think of Hawaii and think of palm trees and magical islands and Bruno Mars." - Bruno Mars

"I grew up in Hawaii and I think those islands are some of the most amazing places on the planet." - Mateus Ward

"Through the sunset of hope, Like the shapes of a dream, What paradise islands of glory gleam!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory. I want to show my strong determination to prevent this from changing." - Shinzo Abe

"My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can, hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands." - Nicholas Lea

"There are no countries in the world less known by the British than those selfsame British Islands." - George Borrow

"Islands are havens and breeding grounds for the unique and anomalous. They are natural laboratories of extravagant evolutionary experimentation." - David Quammen

"Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow." - Richard Burton

"From the peak of Chimborazo (volcano) to the Pacific coast, from the Amazon rainforest to the Galapagos Islands, may you never lose the ability to thank God for what he has done and is doing for you, may you never lose the ability to protect what is small and simple, to care for your children and your elderly, to have confidence in the young, and to be constantly struck by the nobility of your people and the singular beauty of your country." - Pope Francis

"Rising sea levels will result in tens to hundreds of millions more people flooded each year with a warming of 3 or 4C. There will be serious risks and increasing pressures for coastal protection in South East Asia (Bangladesh and Vietnam), small islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific, and large coastal cities, such as Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Calcutta, Karachi, Buenos Aires, St. Petersburg, New York, Miami and London." - Nicholas Stern

"It is estimated that one-third of all reef-building corals, a third of all fresh-water mollusks, a third of sharks and rays, a quarter of all mammals, a fifth of all reptiles, and a sixth of all birds are headed toward oblivion. The losses are occurring all over: in the South Pacific and in the North Atlantic, in the Arctic and the Sahel, in lakes and on islands, on mountaintops and in valleys," - Elizabeth Kolbert

"I wish I could tell you about the South Pacific. The way it actually was. The endless ocean. The infinite specks of coral we called islands. Coconut palms nodding gracefully toward the ocean. Reefs upon which waves broke into spray, and inner lagoons, lovely beyond description. I wish I could tell you about the sweating jungle, the full moon rising behind the volcanoes, and the waiting. The waiting. The timeless, repetitive waiting." - James A Michener

"Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream." - Lucille Roybal-Allard

"By the end of this decade, a majority of our Navy and Air Force fleets will be based out of the Pacific, because the United States is and always will be a Pacific power." - Barack Obama

"Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream." - Lucille Roybalallard

"The decision by France to resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific has destroyed this hope and raised a storm of protest at home, in the South Pacific and thankfully around the world." - Jenny Shipley

"It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each Pacific country has its own cultural, historical and ethnic identity." - Jenny Shipley

"The Pacific had great hope that when the former President Mitered decided to halt nuclear testing, we had put behind us the issue of nuclear states testing their weapons in our Pacific region." - Jenny Shipley

"Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead." - David R Brower

"Just be happy that something traveled 5,000 miles across the Pacific and, for once, it wasn't your job." - Bill Maher

"Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!" - Edward Koch

"Life will be simpler when I don't spend two-thirds of the year in the middle of the Pacific." - Michael Emerson

"I have one love - Canada; one purpose - Canada's greatness; one aim - Canadian unity from the Atlantic to the Pacific." - John Diefenbaker

"The Asia-Pacific Partnership is a climate suicide pact. It is playing Russian roulette with six bullets in your gun." - Joseph J. Romm

"Sometimes the wind along the Pacific shore blows so hard it steals your breath before you can inhale it." - Timothy Egan

"To the west, the Pacific Ocean, which revulses me, for its vastness cannot be fitted into any box." - Joyce Carol Oates

"A lot of Pacific island nations are sinking below sea level; they could easily transition slowly into becoming floating nations." - Joe Quirk

"Donald Trump has been rejecting the idea of trade agreements like NAFTA, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership." - Audie Cornish

"The United States has been a Pacific nation for over two centuries. That's not going to change." - Barack Obama

"I was against it [Trans-Pacific Partnership] once , it was finally negotiated and the terms were laid out." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm against Trans-Pacific Partnership now. I'll be against it after the election. I'll be against it when I'm president." - Hillary Clinton

"No nation ever had two better friends that we have. You know who they are? The Atlantic and Pacific oceans." - Will Rogers

"The only regrets I have are rather prosaic - like I wish I went for a swim in the Pacific." - Paul Allen

"Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest." - John Muir

"Water, water, everywhere, Atlantic and Pacific. But New York City's got them beat, Our aqua is terrific!" - Ed Koch

"August for the people and their favourite islands. Daily the steamers sidle up to meet The effusive welcome of the pier." - W H Auden

"I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of Pure Justice, icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans." - George Will

"The Cayman Islands, a British Crown colony in the Caribbean, for instance, is the fifth largest banking center in the world," - Michel Chossudovsky

"Islands are where species go to die." - David Quammen

"There is a saying in the Islands. Beware the women of the warrior class, for all they touch is both decorative and deadly.-Yuki" - Tamora Pierce

"In the sea of grief, there were islands of grace, moments in time when one could remember what was left rather than all that had been lost." - Kristin Hannah

"... everyone knew that all islands were worlds unto themselves, that to come to an island was to come to another world." - Guy Gavriel Kay

"Corporations are not going to stash their money in the Cayman Islands. We are going to reinvest in America, create jobs, make education available to all." - Bernie Sanders

"We built everything - toilets included. I think those islands in the middle of nowhere are quite poetic. It's kind of an Oriental Atlantis." - Karl Lagerfeld

"I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"No public man in these islands ever believes that the Bible means what it says: he is always convinced that it says what he means." - George Bernard Shaw

"There are no countries in the world less known by the British than these selfsame British Islands, or where more strange things are every day occurring." - George Borrow

"The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands. Those attacks had a great effect on morale." - Jack Adams

"The countries of the American continent and the adjacent islands are for the United States the natural marts of supply and demand." - Chester A Arthur

"Tortoises can survive for weeks without food or water, easily long enough to float in the Humboldt Current from South America to the Galapagos Islands." - Richard Dawkins

"I've been dying to go to India, especially to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. I've also heard Bollywood town's a lot of fun!" - Kevin Dillon

"If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push 'em closer." - Lewis Black

"Metaphorically these essays move as a quiet but observant coast-guard cutter among the rocks and islands up and down the littoral of our life." - David McCord

"Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls." - John Muir

"When I'm not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands. We've been here since '94." - Elizabeth Pena

"Aside from its parks and nature areas, Singapore is intensively developed, and due to the shortage of land, is building up, down and on manmade islands and landfills." - Alan Huffman

"Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne, Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific, and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise, Silent, upon a peak in Darien." - John Keats

"The vast Pacific ocean would always remain the islanders' great solace, escape and nourishment, the amniotic fluid that would keep them hedonistic and aloof, guarded, gentle and mysterious." - Francine du Plessix Gray

"Asian Pacific American Heritage Month provides us all an opportunity to reflect upon this communitys many contributions and to celebrate its bright future." - Nydia Velazquez

"We depend on our rivers and dams for energy, transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest." - Cathy McMorris

"I have always considered Saipan the decisive battle of the Pacific offensive...(it was) the naval and military heart and brain of the Japanese defence strategy." - Holland Smith

"I once knew a writer who, after saying beautiful things about the sea, passed through a Pacific hurricane, and he became a changed man." - Joshua Slocum

"It's a fault line where the flotsam and energy that washes up from the Pacific collides with all of urban America crashing in from the other direction." - Antoine Predock

"There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories." - Soong May-ling

"Mickey is a secret journal chained closed with a padlock, slammed inside a vault and dropped into the middle of the Pacific Ocean." - Noel Fisher

"Maybe it is the last chance for Europe to influence standards for world trade. Next it will be between the US and the Asia-Pacific region." - Sigmar Gabriel

"The Asia Pacific is home to nearly half the world's population, a growing middle class and holds so much opportunity for us all." - Barack Obama

"[Most progressive in the Democratic Party] won't stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership or take a position against it, you know, which is an absolute assault on our democracy." - Jill Stein

"Hillary Clinton wants to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that deal will be a disaster for North Carolina, for every state. Your state." - Donald Trump

"I have to think that somewhere on some little island in the Pacific, there's someone's who's great, but I'm probably never going to hear him." - Ry Cooder

"Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else" - Miriam

"Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest." - Bruce Babbitt

"Not long after 'The Pacific,' I began shooting the comedy 'Larry Crowne,' which was also with Tom Hanks, who also directed and plays the title character." - Rami Malek

"I always think of the Pacific Northwest as giant trees, and rain, and clouds and dampness, like the Native American art from that area." - Kyle Maclachlan

"Asian Pacific American Heritage Month provides us all an opportunity to reflect upon this community's many contributions and to celebrate its bright future." - Nydia Velazquez

"President Obama has been clear about the future that the United States seeks... when it comes to the Asia-Pacific, the United States is 'all in.'" - Thomas E Donilon

"The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia, and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific." - Albert Bushnell Hart

"V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific." - Doc Hastings

"I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific." - Tony Curtis



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