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#1. If the students were taught about shuttle flights, plate tectonics and submarine volcanoes, they were also immersed in the traditional myths of their culture - the ancient story, for example, of how the island of Pohnpei had been built under the direction of a mystical octopus, Lidakika. (I was fascinated by this, for it was the only cephalopod creation myth I had ever heard. - Author: Oliver Sacks
Seychelles Island quotes by Oliver Sacks
#2. One of the things that I try to do when I have a tough time with anything - whatever it may be - is just look at someone else's situation. Here in Staten Island, look, I have people that have children that haven't been back in their home for 18 months after Sandy. They lost every worldly possession. - Author: Michael Grimm
Seychelles Island quotes by Michael Grimm
#3. Each act is an island in time, to be judged on its own. - Author: Alan Lightman
Seychelles Island quotes by Alan Lightman
#4. I thought. I thought of the slow yellow autumn in the swamp and the high honey sun of spring and the eternal silence of the marshes, and the shivering light on them, and the whisper of the spartina and sweet grass in the wind and the little liquid splashes of who-knew-what secret creatures entering that strange old place of blood-warm half earth, half water. I thought of the song of all the birds that I knew, and the soft singsong of the coffee-skinned women who sold their coiled sweet-grass baskets in the market and on Meeting Street. I thought of the glittering sun on the morning harbor and the spicy, somehow oriental smells from the dark old shops, and the rioting flowers everywhere, heavy tropical and exotic. I thought of the clop of horses' feet on cobblestones and the soft, sulking, wallowing surf of Sullivan's Island in August, and the countless small vistas of grace and charm wherever the eye fell; a garden door, a peeling old wall, an entire symmetrical world caught in a windowpane. Charlestone simply could not manage to offend the eye. I thought of the candy colors of the old houses in the sunset, and the dark secret churchyards with their tumbled stones, and the puresweet bells of Saint Michael's in the Sunday morning stillness. I thought of my tottering piles of books in the study at Belleau and the nights before the fire when my father told me of stars and butterflies and voyages, and the silver music of mathematics. I thought of hot, milky sweet coffee in the mo - Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Seychelles Island quotes by Anne Rivers Siddons
#5. On a personal note, I was born in Brooklyn. My folks moved out to Long Island when I was quite young, but once a Brooklynite, always a Brooklynite. - Author: Mitch Kapor
Seychelles Island quotes by Mitch Kapor
#6. So I make one phone call, and just like that, we're eating pizza at 6:30. What is this world? You tap seven abstract figures onto a piece of plastic thin as a billfold, hold that plastic device to your head, use your lungs and vocal cords to indicate more abstractions, and in thirty minutes, a guy pulls up in a 2,000-pound machine made on an island on the other side of the world, fueled by viscous liquid made from the rotting corpses of dead organisms pulled from the desert on yet another side of the world and you give this man a few sheets of green paper representing the abstract wealth of your home nation, and he gives you a perfectly reasonable facsimile of one of the staples of the diet of a people from yet another faraway nation.
And the mushrooms are fresh. - Author: Jess Walter
Seychelles Island quotes by Jess Walter
#7. The life that I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place and time my touch will be felt. Our lives are linked together. No man is an island.

But there is another truth, the sister of this one, and it is that every man is an island. It is a truth that often the tolling of a silence reveals even more vividly than the tolling of a bell. We sit in silence with one another, each of us more or less reluctant to speak, for fear that if he does, he may sound life a fool. And beneath that there is of course the deeper fear, which is really a fear of the self rather than of the other, that maybe truth of it is that indeed he is a fool. The fear that the self that he reveals by speaking may be a self that the others will reject just as in a way he has himself rejected it. So either we do not speak, or we speak not to reveal who we are but to conceal who we are, because words can be used either way of course. Instead of showing ourselves as we truly are, we show ourselves as we believe others want us to be. We wear masks, and with practice we do it better and better, and they serve us well –except that it gets very lonely inside the mask, because inside the mask that each of us wears there is a person who both longs to be known and fears to be known. In this sense every man is an island separated from every other man by fathoms of distrust and duplicity. Part of what it means to be i - Author: Frederick Buechner
Seychelles Island quotes by Frederick Buechner
#8. Jace suggested that the cast of "Gilligan's Island" could go do something anatomically unlikely with themselves. - Author: Cassandra Clare
Seychelles Island quotes by Cassandra Clare
#9. When the inhabitants of some sequestered island first descry the "big canoe" of the European rolling through the blue waters towards their shores, they rush down to the beach in crowds, and with open arms stand ready to embrace the strangers. Fatal embrace! They fold to their bosoms the vipers whose sting is destined to poison all their joys; and the instinctive feeling of love within their breasts is soon converted into the bitterest hate. - Author: Herman Melville
Seychelles Island quotes by Herman Melville
#10. Big Picture Learning. Since 1996, with the opening of its flagship public high school, the Met, in Providence, Rhode Island, Big Picture Learning has been creating places that cultivate engagement rather - Author: Daniel H. Pink
Seychelles Island quotes by Daniel H. Pink
#11. Some of the streets are, however, genuinely narrow. These same streets may not be filled with machine-gun fire and the dramatic screech of violins, but they overflow with the invisible and innumerable longings of the human heart. Love continues to minister here, but betrayal still wears its perfidious face, hatred hollows out the weak man's breast, revenge pursues its self-defeating course; and the unfulfilled dreams of the multitude haunt the island like so many hungry ghosts. - Author: John Dolan
Seychelles Island quotes by John Dolan
#12. The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for the death of one woman over eighty years, but seems to contain the whole passionate rage that lurks somewhere in every native of the island. - Author: John Millington Synge
Seychelles Island quotes by John Millington Synge
#13. My parents tried to shield me from how famous they were when I was growing up on Long Island. I had no idea. - Author: Alexa Ray Joel
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#14. Living in a society, instead of on a desert island, does not relieve a man of the responsibility of supporting his own life. - Author: Ayn Rand
Seychelles Island quotes by Ayn Rand
#15. I know I'm not very popular on Long Island. I don't know who's less popular, me or Joey Buttafuoco. - Author: Don Maloney
Seychelles Island quotes by Don Maloney
#16. There's a small island, inhabited in the South Pacific that I will try to swim to. - Author: Peter Arnett
Seychelles Island quotes by Peter Arnett
#17. The most beautiful destination I've been to was the Seychelles Islands, and the most culturally inspiring place was Mumbai, India. - Author: Martha Hunt
Seychelles Island quotes by Martha Hunt
#18. I take a nap after supper and dream of the U.S. Navy, a ship anchored near a war scene, at an island, but everything is drowsy as two sailors go up the trail with fishing poles and a dog between them to go make love quietly in the hills: the captain and everybody know they're queer and rather than being infuriated however they're all drowsily enchanted by such gentle love ... (p. 119) - Author: Jack Kerouac
Seychelles Island quotes by Jack Kerouac
#19. For an Irish-Catholic boy with a nudity hang-up, it was an island of terrible freedom in a sea of No. - Author: John Valentine
Seychelles Island quotes by John Valentine
#20. You own your own island?
Doesn't every Greek tycoon? - Author: Lynne Graham
Seychelles Island quotes by Lynne Graham
#21. I always like to sing barefoot, but when I first started doing these dates with the symphonies, I of course thought I should clean up my act, being a Jewish girl from Long Island with a little bit of a trucker mouth. So I wore a gown and some high heels. - Author: Idina Menzel
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#22. Like many kids, I used to pretend all sorts of things. I would climb into a tree and imagine that I was on an island, that the grass below we was an ocean, that the leaves were the fins of sharks. Perhaps unlike many people, I never really stopped. I still have a childlike predisposition to fantasise and share my fantasies. - Author: Mohsin Hamid
Seychelles Island quotes by Mohsin Hamid
#23. The point I wish plainly to bring before you on this occasion is the individuality of each human soul
our Protestant idea, the right of individual conscience and judgment
our republican idea, individual citizenship. In discussing the rights of woman, we are to consider, first, what belongs to her as an individual, in a world of her own, the arbiter of her own destiny, an imaginary Robinson Crusoe with her woman Friday on a solitary island. Her rights under such circumstances are to use all her faculties for her own safety and happiness. - Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Seychelles Island quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#24. There are so many different worlds in Long Island. That's why it's so fascinating. Between Great Neck and Montauk, there are 10,000 worlds. - Author: Susan Isaacs
Seychelles Island quotes by Susan Isaacs
#25. The way with Ireland is that no sooner do you get away from her than the golden mists begin to close about her, and she lies, an Island of the Blest, something enchanted in our dreams. When you come back you may think you are disillusioned, but you know well that the fairy mists will begin to gather about her once more. - Author: Katharine Tynan
Seychelles Island quotes by Katharine Tynan
#26. Maya knows that her mother left her in Island Books. But maybe that's what happens to all children at a certain age. Some children are left in shoe stores. And some children are left in toy stores. And some children are left in sandwich shops. And your whole life is determined by what store you get left in. She does not want to live in the sandwich shop. - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Seychelles Island quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#27. Don't be an Island Cy. When you push us away, the only person you hurt is yourself. - Author: Victoria Lynn
Seychelles Island quotes by Victoria Lynn
#28. But Connecticut and Rhode Island have originally realized the most perfect polity as to a legislature. - Author: Ezra Stiles
Seychelles Island quotes by Ezra Stiles
#29. But from the start I had withheld from him any information about the giant redwoods. It seemed to me that a Long Island poodle who had made his devoirs to Sequoia sempervirens or Sequoia gigantea might be set apart from other dogs
might even be like that Galahad who saw the Grail. The concept is staggering. - Author: John Steinbeck
Seychelles Island quotes by John Steinbeck
#30. The school was located on its own private island in the Pacific Northwest not far from the small community of Gold River, British Columbia, Canada. Through natural means it could only be reached by boat or float plane. However, many students reached the school by means that were far from natural. There were portals in various parts of the world that brought students to Fairhaven the moment one stepped through them. - Author: Dianne Astle
Seychelles Island quotes by Dianne Astle
#31. I don't want to be the only survivor on the island with no smoke. - Author: Sean Price
Seychelles Island quotes by Sean Price
#32. I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island. - Author: Evangeline Lilly
Seychelles Island quotes by Evangeline Lilly
#33. Perfect happiness would be knowing that all my family and friends were happy and safe. Then I'd go to a tropical island with my husband where it was gorgeous and fun all day long and interesting and fun all evening. Good food and dancing would be nice, too, and weekly visits from those safe and happy family and friends. Plus world peace. - Author: Suzanne Weyn
Seychelles Island quotes by Suzanne Weyn
#34. In other fields of endeavor poverty has been the spur to action. Napoleon was born in obscurity, the son of a hand-to-mouth scrivener in the backward island of Corsica. Abraham Lincoln, the boast and pride of America, the man who made this land too hot for the feet of slaves, came from a log cabin in the Ohio backwoods. So did James A. Garfield. Ulysses Grant came from a tanyard to become the world's greatest general. Thomas A. Edison commenced as a newsboy on a railway train. - Author: Joseph Devlin
Seychelles Island quotes by Joseph Devlin
#35. Huh," Leo said. "Well, if you ever get off this island and want a job, let me know. You're not a total klutz."
She smirked. "A job, eh?" Making things in your forge?"
"Nah, we could start our own shop," Leo said, surprising himself. Starting a machine shop had always been one of his dreams, but he'd never told anyone about it. "Leo and Calypso's Garage: Auto Repair and Mechanical Monsters. - Author: Rick Riordan
Seychelles Island quotes by Rick Riordan
#36. Well, there are worse things
Than staring at the water on a Sunday.
There are worse things
Than staring at the water
As you're posing for a picture
After sleeping on the ferry
After getting up at seven
To came over to an island
In the middle of a river
Half an hour from the city
On a Sunday.
On a Sunday in the park with- - Author: Sondheim Stephen
Seychelles Island quotes by Sondheim Stephen
#37. We ate dinner at Madame Lecomte's restaurant on the far side of the island. It was crowded with Americans and we had to stand up and wait for a place. Some one had put it in the American Women's Club list as a quaint restaurant on the Paris quais as yet untouched by Americans, so we had to wait forty-five minutes for a table. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
Seychelles Island quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#38. What you see is what you get. The island is imaginative enough. Creativity don't need to be wasted on naming things. - Author: Doug Cooper
Seychelles Island quotes by Doug Cooper
#39. No island is an island,

he said. There is no new land,
just the same body broken open. - Author: Matt Rasmussen
Seychelles Island quotes by Matt Rasmussen
#40. Who else would think to take running notes? With your nose rubbing constantly against the pages of scribbled life, while life, the real McCoy, lifted two fingers at you and went tumbling into the surf with a flock of Tahitian girls. Flowers in their hair and laughter on their lips.

(Crossstitch, in Island of Nothing) - Author: Steven William Lawrie
Seychelles Island quotes by Steven William Lawrie
#41. Fuck You Poem #45

Fuck you in slang and conventional English.
Fuck you in lost and neglected lingoes.
Fuck you hungry and sated; faded, pock marked, and defaced.
Fuck you with orange rind, fennel and anchovy paste.
Fuck you with rosemary and thyme, and fried green olives on the side.
Fuck you humidly and icily.
Fuck you farsightedly and blindly.
Fuck you nude and draped in stolen finery.

Fuck you while cells divide wildly and birds trill.
Thank you for barring me from his bedside while he was ill.
Fuck you puce and chartreuse.
Fuck you postmodern and prehistoric.
Fuck you under the influence of opiun, codeine, laudanum, and paregoric.
Fuck every real and imagined country you fancied yourself princess of.
Fuck you on feast days and fast days, below and above.
Fuck you sleepless and shaking for nineteen nights running.
Fuck you ugly and fuck you stunning.

Fuck you shipwrecked on the barren island of your bed.
Fuck you marching in lockstep in the ranks of the dead.
Fuck you at low and high tide.
And fuck you astride
anyone who has the bad luck to fuck you, in dank hallways,
bathrooms, or kitchens.
Fuck you in gasps and whispered benedictions.

And fuck these curses, however heartfelt and true,
that bind me, till I forgive you, to you. - Author: Amy Gerstler
Seychelles Island quotes by Amy Gerstler

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