Island Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Island Quotes from famous authors such as Peter Singer, Yance Ford, Daniel Boulud, Bindi Irwin, James Gray. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I don’t think there’s much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there’s some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don’t bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun.
Peter Singer
‘Strong Island’ is not your typical true-crime film. It’s not actually about the uncovering of evidence or following leads that hadn’t been seen before or any of that stuff.
Yance Ford
In the springtime, we have softshell crab from Maryland, which I’d never had until I came to America. In the summer and early fall, we have striped bass, ‘stripeys,’ which come all the way up the Hudson River but mostly gather in the sound at the tip of Long Island, off Montauk.
Daniel Boulud
‘Return To Nim’s Island’, I was so honored to be asked to play the role of Nim because I loved the original film, the 2008 film ‘Nim’s Island.’
Bindi Irwin
At Ellis Island, I mean, you didn’t go there if you arrived in first class. It was only the poorest, the people in the worst shape.
James Gray
I live in a ‘sky island,’ a unique mountain valley environment where half the animal species of North America can be found.
Nancy Farmer
Being from Staten Island and Brooklyn, I’m used to eating pasta and meatballs every single day.
Theo Rossi
Staten Island is set off completely by itself in its own world, and that’s one of the fascinating things about it, dramatically.
Lawrence O’Donnell
I was born on an island with 96 percent of the people black. But all the power and the economy was in the hands of white people who only formed four per cent.
Myles Munroe
I would hate for people to think that ‘Strong Island’ is just about a family’s grief. It is about a family’s grief, yes, but it is also an interrogation of our criminal justice system.
Yance Ford
I thought to live on an island was like living on a boat. Islands intrigue me. You can see the perimeters of your world. It’s a microcosm.
Jamie Wyeth
I bought an island in 1987. It’s in one of the lakes in Canada. I went around it in my boat and went to the real estate office and bought it. It’s the best $65,000 I’ve ever spent. My family camp on it and we have great times there.
Dan Aykroyd
In putting setting to work, I like to think about long shots and close-ups. The long shot is the overall view of the place in which the characters live – the island, the town, the wide sweep of place. Then we narrow in. The close-up, the tight focus, makes the place different from anywhere else.
Kaui Hart Hemmings
My favourite place in South Korea is Jeju Island: it’s a tropical paradise with sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and the magnificent Geomunoreum lava tube system of underground caves.
Lee Hyeon-seo
Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island.
Dick Thornburgh
My first Weight Watchers meeting was when I was 14 years old on Long Island, and I went there with my mother. I’d gained that adolescent weight and wanted to try out for cheerleading… I lost the weight, tried out, and made the cheerleading team.
Mindy Grossman
What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know, because of global warming, because of climate change and all this.
Danny Glover
I live on a lonely culinary island, built on (very thin) bedrock consisting of things I know, or believe, my family will eat. It is a small island. Fortunately, nachos are on that island with me, and nothing gets my family fired up like nachos for lunch.
Chris Morocco
Strictly’ is nothing like ‘Love Island’… absolutely not.
Craig Revel Horwood
We have a culture in Freeport, especially in our football department. We feel that we’re the best team on Long Island, in New York, hands down.
D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Part of me believes that Beyonce and Jay-Z were naive when they chose to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary in Cuba. However, as the daughter of a former political prisoner in Cuba, I would argue that they should have known better than to travel to the island and support its repressive regime.
Mercedes Schlapp
No man is an island. No man stands alone.
Dennis Brown
It’s a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day when you’ve paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that, you know, there’s only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific.
Larry Mullen, Jr.
The great thing about the Island is you’ve got room. You can go for a bike ride. We’re 20 minutes to a beach, and you can get on the beach and go for a long walk.
Barry Trotz
I went to University of Victoria on Vancouver Island and their theater program.
Thomas Middleditch
The anti-apartheid prisoners on the island, like so many in every age and nation, found that Shakespeare had a peculiar ability to gentle their condition. They used to gather clandestinely to read the plays; on one occasion, the book was passed around for each man to mark his favourite lines.
Daniel Hannan
If I were on ‘Survivor,’ I might be the first off the island.
Dakin Matthews
I went to school at the University of Rhode Island and pursued a degree in journalism, which is a little bit ironic.
Candace Owens
But Connecticut and Rhode Island have originally realized the most perfect polity as to a legislature.
Ezra Stiles
Demonstrations must be dignified and nonviolent, as the overwhelming protests in Ferguson and Staten Island have been. Do not confuse anarchists who don’t want the system to work and thugs who want to exploit a situation with the majority who from day one have operated with impeccable nonviolence and clear goals.
Al Sharpton
The odd thing about ‘Cripple of Inishmaan’ is it’s never actually been performed on the island.
Garry Hynes
I’m sure you’re used to hearing that when people get to Long Island for the first time, it’s a bit of a shock to the system. But I found Long Island people very endearing.
Katie Nolan
Whenever I view success, I’m dressed as Mozart on an island.
Shane Smith
First you wonder if they’re separate stories, but no, they’re not, they’re contingent stories and they form a pattern. And you begin with some of the island as the place to which the heroine of the book returns.
Robert Creeley
My father was the Formica King of Long Island, and my mother was the daughter of a Bengal Lancer in India.
Ricky Jay
No country can be an island unto itself or world unto itself. Not even the biggest country.
Lee Hsien Loong
When my son was born, I was still playing in a summer league in Rhode Island.
Doris Burke
I did a ‘Love Boat!’ And based on my trip on the ‘Love Boat,’ I said, ‘I’d just as soon not do ‘Fantasy Island.’
Tom Hanks
Death Valley is really wide-open – it’s bigger than Rhode Island – and it’s less a part of California than an ungoverned territory, so there’s lots of weird cops-and-robbers stuff going on.
Gus Van Sant
I live on an island, and it’s difficult to find.
Rick Ross
I don’t like it to be compared to ‘Survivor.’ The idea of ‘Survivor’ is to kill each other off to win the prize. There’s no killing in Gilligan’s Island.
Sherwood Schwartz
One of my desert island books, ‘The Leopard’ is not so much a novel as a eulogy for a way of life and a Sicily that was already lost by the time Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was writing.
Ruth Ware
Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence.
Henry Cabot Lodge
I grew up taking the Long Island Railroad from Baldwin, New York into Penn Station and walking upstairs to Madison Square Garden. Those are some of my favorite memories.
Chris Weidman
Rick Rubin’s undulating face hair is just as famous as his body of work. In homage to the yogis he read about as a boy on Long Island, Rubin hasn’t shaved since he was 23. It’s long been his registered trademark.
Stephen Rodrick
Long Island has a great boxing tradition.
Gerry Cooney
Right now I’d love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest… Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.
Cat Cora
Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.
Paul Simon
I’m proud of where I’m from. I’m proud of Long Island.
Kevin Connolly
You can raise taxes on the rich in America! We should raise taxes on the rich in America. But we can’t do that in Rhode Island.
Gina Raimondo
When I was making ‘Strong Island,’ it was very clear to me that my brother’s death was a point on a line that stretched back into the 1940s and beyond in my family – and in the nation.
Yance Ford
I know Coney Island more than I know Queens and Brooklyn! And I understand everything about it – Coney Island is my home.
Neal Adams
I finished high school there and then I went to Rhode Island School of Design.
Stephen Sprouse
Well, if you are planning a Caribbean vacation, you can start by booking it to this warm and friendly island paradise as soon as it is ready to receive tourists. As a U.S. territory, your trip to Puerto Rico doesn’t require a passport or currency exchange.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
The general commanding congratulates his troops on their brilliant and successful occupation of Roanoke Island. The courage and steadiness they have shown under fire is what he expected from them, and he accepts it as a token of future victory.
Ambrose Burnside
When I go to Fire Island, it’s always sort of the same thing. Everyone is coexisting, and isn’t that nice? But also, the risk of people co-opting what is a queer invention is okay, as long as it’s not for capital.
Bowen Yang
I’m one of relatively few stage-trained actors who doesn’t much like acting on stage. It feels kind of like riding the Cyclone at Coney Island, which I did when I was eight. When it was all over, I was glad I had done it, but most of the time when it was actually happening, I was just kind of hanging on for dear life.
Fred Melamed
Joining the Islander family and living on the Island has been special.
Barry Trotz
General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island – a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.
Mercy Otis Warren
On Cape Cod, great white shark stocks have been growing, or at least becoming more concentrated, because of the multiplying numbers of seals around Monomoy Island. We are fortunate to have such abundance of these sharks in our own waters. Around the globe, we are killing in excess of 100 million sharks each year.
Brian Skerry
The National Mall is a special place for my wife and I. We got married on Signers Island in Constitution Gardens. It’s a little spot tucked away on the National Mall. There are lots of places like that where you can find a quiet place to get away from it all.
Sean Doolittle
We, in Prince Edward Island, are fully familiar with this modern phenomenon.
Alex Campbell
I’ve been asked over the years to compile a list of desert-island discs. I couldn’t do that. If I was trapped on a desert island, I don’t think I’d want 10 songs to bring with me.
John Lydon
I first encountered fish jerky during a marlin tournament in Kona, Hawaii. It was steeped in the island flavors of ginger, soy, and pineapple.
Jonathan Miles
‘Rapa Nui’ is about the conflict in the 1600s on Easter Island. It’s about the clash of the royal clan and the working class.
Jason Scott Lee
According to the IRS, the wealthiest 400 Americans, who earned an average of roughly $270 million in 2008, paid an average tax rate of just 18.2 percent that year. That’s about the same rate paid by a single truck driver in Rhode Island. It’s not right, and we need to restore fairness to our tax code.
Sheldon Whitehouse
I used to take my car and go down to the South Island for five or six days and climb glaciers and jump out of planes and jump off bridges and go white water rafting – a bit of thrill-seeking.
Luke Evans
‘Teen Beach Movie’ was a lot of fun because we were in Puerto Rico on an island – you can’t even call it work!
Ross Lynch
I never turned down anything but ‘Gilligan’s Island.’
Jerry Van Dyke
I’ve been to Sardinia about 10 times because my wife, my daughter and I used to go every year with another family. We rented the same house each time in Villasimius in the southern part of the island, and always went to the same two beaches and same three restaurants.
Rick Astley
Sometimes I feel like doing smaller budget stuff. When I did ‘Young Adam’, for instance, I’d come out of ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘The Island’, and I really wanted to be on a small film set. I wanted to be on something intimate and small again, and then ‘Young Adam’ cropped up in a pile of scripts I was sent.
Ewan McGregor
I used to go fishing on Roa Island as a boy and it seemed a good idea to move there.
Dave Myers
There is a lot of stuff I like. I love backpacking. I love going to an island where I can just sit on the beach and read or scuba dive and sail. I do a lot of that. I still go backpacking around Europe in the summers and staying in hostels. I love that.
Sam Altman
I’m the Princess of Staten Island. You gotta go big or go home, baby!
The painter leaves his mark. And I just put in two statues in Rhode Island that I’m working on. And I think that’s going to make me last longer than me.
Anthony Quinn
I love Oxford Circus, so I can do Primarni, and I can do River Island and Topshop and Selfridges.
Michelle Visage
We have an ideal location for a couple of organic wineries on the island. But the reintroduction of commercial agriculture to Lanai is 100% dependent upon increasing the available water on the island. So we’re going to use solar energy to convert seawater to fresh water.
Larry Ellison
When I’m on me island, I want to dance.
Kathy Burke
The path that Lonely Island took got us excited to think we could get somewhere legitimate by making little videos.
Dave McCary
I worked at Goose Island Brewery, and I opened the one that was right by Wrigley Field, so I got to see all of the Cubs come through – it was insane on game days.
Shanola Hampton
When Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell first proposed the grants that now bear his name, he envisioned a way to help students attend our country’s wonderful colleges and universities, so they could share in the American Dream.
Sheldon Whitehouse
I’m here not just as an actress but as a woman, an African-American, a granddaughter of Ellis Island immigrants, a person who could not have afforded college without the help of student loans and as one of millions of volunteers working to re-elect President Obama!
Kerry Washington
‘Monkey Island 2’ was a huge game for me. It kind of taught me all about comedy.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
There are certain fundamental things that scream, ‘I just moved to New York.’ Things like eating cheesecake at Junior’s or heading out to Coney Island to ride the Cyclone.
Chris Gethard
He was born in 1741, a descendant of the Rhode Island equivalent of royalty. The first Benedict Arnold had been one of the colony’s founders, and subsequent generations had helped to establish the Arnolds as solid and respected citizens.
Nathaniel Philbrick
I was born in Coney Island. I like to think I fell out of the womb onto the fun park’s giant Parachute Jump while eating a Nathan’s hot dog.
Harold Feinstein
You know, because of the lack of budget, we had to find neighborhoods where time had stopped – kind of stuck in the ’50s. And no place had that better than Staten Island.
Jason Alexander
There are good waves not that far from Manhattan – on Long Island, in north Jersey. It’s true that the best surf around here tends to happen in winter, so you need a good wetsuit, and the time window of good waves is often pretty short, so you have to stay on top of the forecasts.
William Finnegan
In the neighborhood that I grew up in – in New York on Long Island – there were a lot of musicians. For some reason, that time in history in our town in New York, everybody played. So it was all around me.
John Petrucci
Coney Island was the centre of the world for me. I loved the rides, the hot dogs – I’ve never gotten over it.
Harold Feinstein
If people think we can draw a circle around North America and that we can be an independent island of energy, that’s not realistic. This is a world market for oil, for refined products, and increasingly, for natural gas.
Richard Kinder
My dream is to be on my boat. Or on an island. Or in my house in the country. That’s my dream.
Cameron Mackintosh
You’re out there on an island. It’s just you and the best receiver, man-to-man, in one-on-one coverage a lot of the time. And you don’t really get any help. If you get beat, everyone can see. If you get scored on, everyone knows. That’s the difficulty of playing corner.
Chris Harris, Jr.
People talk about Social Security. There is no parallel between Rhode Island’s pension and Social Security.
Gina Raimondo
A week of sweeping fogs has passed over and given me a strange sense of exile and desolation. I walk round the island nearly every day, yet I can see nothing anywhere but a mass of wet rock, a strip of surf, and then a tumult of waves.
John Millington Synge
My wife’s brother has a little house on a small island in the Baltic Sea, and we go there at Christmas. The 30-minute crossing from the mainland to this island is the most terrifying cruise you’ll ever take. They give you a barf bag when you walk on board.
Nick Frost
A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years.
Michael Leunig
Places like Hilton Head, with water adjacency and nice climates, are in high demand, and land values are insane. In the case of Hilton Head, which was developed in 1970 on what had been a mosquito- and alligator-infested swampy barrier island, land value has leaped from nearly zero to now unaffordable.
Susan Orlean
I was a choir boy for 3 years in high school at St. George’s in Newport, Rhode Island.
Billy Bush
Louisiana loses 30 miles a year off our coast. We lost 100 miles last year off our coast thanks to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We have lost a size of land equivalent to the entire state of Rhode Island.
Bobby Jindal
The next time you’re driving from New York to Boston on I-95, you should make a little detour in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to visit the Old Slater Mill national historic landmark. It’s the site of what is considered to be the first successful water-powered textile spinning mill in America.
Walt Mossberg
I can’t explain something I saw on holiday on Holy Island when I was about nine years old, but do you know what, it could have been my PE teacher dressed in a monk’s habit. I have no idea. I’m not a ghost person… it doesn’t mean there aren’t unexplained things; I just don’t think they’re ghosts.
Tom Goodman-Hill
Wealthy men can’t live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.
Ayrton Senna
You have to kill to survive. People have been doing it forever. I eat meat, and I eat fish. If I were on a deserted island I would need that to survive.
Benicio Del Toro
When I was a kid, all our seaside holidays were spent on Canvey Island or in Clacton-on-Sea.
Harry Redknapp
I felt alone out there, like I was on a desert island. I felt like Gilligan.
Mickey Rivers
I don’t think of investing in Cuba after all the hardships of the people there as a profit-making thing for us. I have thought of it as revitalizing the island.
Jorge M. Perez
I want to be on ‘Love Island’ because I want to show how toned I’ve gotten and I also want to increase my Instagram following and get a clothing deal with Uniqlo.
Gregg Wallace
I actually worked with an organization called Drama Club that works with incarcerated teens and youth in a detention center and in Rikers Island, which a lot of people don’t know that teens have been incarcerated in Rikers Island.
Susan Kelechi Watson
The Pacific Northwest, and particularly Whidbey Island, is extremely suited to be a location in a novel.
Elizabeth George
I always remember to go on the Staten Island Ferry because it’s the most amazing view of New York. And it’s free! You see Ellis Island, and it conjures up something of that great moment: you know, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It’s staggering.
Tim Pigott-Smith
I would like to go to Kalimantan island in Sumatra to see the carvings and longhouse sculptures. I’ve also always wanted to look at the wood carvings along the Sepik River in New Guinea.
Antony Gormley
My mom is from Venezuela, and my dad is German and Japanese, and we lived in Brazil when I was a kid for a couple of years, and then I grew up on Long Island. I think all the traveling and all the nationalities put that stuff in my head. I was just around it a lot.
Fred Armisen
Let me see the ‘Cuban missiles on the island’ picture. Trump needs to see it before networks need to see it.
Rick Santelli
Melding Staten Island history with making beer has been a dream come true.
Brian Quinn
A strong, durable Puerto Rican economy will leave the island better prepared to handle future natural disasters.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
Over the years, many young actors have approached me: Vusi Kunene, Sello Maake ka Ncube, and Seputla Sebogodi. They all said, ‘Hey Bra John, let’s do ‘The Island and we want you to direct.’ But somehow, my heart was not in it or I was busy with something else, so I’d say, ‘ja, ja, we’ll do it.’
John Kani
Most American Jews came from the lower middle classes, and therefore they brought with them not a lot of Jewish culture. The American Jewish story starts with Ellis Island, and the candy store in the Bronx.
Arthur Hertzberg
The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors’ possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
Peter Stuyvesant
The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!
Christopher Atkins
We weren’t poor growing up on Long Island, but it wasn’t lavish – just a regular middle-class house.
Criss Angel
‘Athletico Mince’ started life as a football podcast but has dropped the football, unless the latest on the state of the ‘hair island’ atop Steve McLaren’s head is your idea of football coverage.
David Hepworth
You’re an island no matter what you do. I think it’s very dangerous to use popularity as your identity in life. So you have to really know who you are inside, the core person, and follow what is true rather than follow what is hype.
Donny Osmond
When I started off as an actress, I did at a play at the Taper Too Theatre here in Los Angeles, called ‘In The Abyss Of Coney Island.’ That was more of a dramatic play. It was a small theater house. This was the first time I was literally on the road, doing a play, for four months.
Vivica A. Fox
I was first imprisoned in Pretoria, and then, thereafter, I was taken to Robben Island. I stayed there for a couple of weeks. I was taken back to Pretoria when I was charged in the Rivonia trial, when I was then sent to Robben Island for life.
Nelson Mandela
In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.
J. Donald Walters
The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values.
Phyllis Schlafly
In the past, I’ve visited remote places – North Korea, Ethiopia, Easter Island – partly as a way to visit remote states of mind: remote parts of myself that I wouldn’t ordinarily explore.
Pico Iyer
I had cooked a lot in restaurants, in Rocky Point and on golf courses on Long Island, and my mother said, ‘Be a chef,’ and my dad said, ‘Be a lawyer.’ But instead, I auditioned for N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts.
D. B. Sweeney
I started a business with my cousins in Fire Island called ‘Wagoneers.’ Since there are no cars on the island, we would hustle people at the ferry docks to bring their luggage to their houses in our wagons for a large fee.
Reed Morano
My organization, National Action Network (NAN), was on the ground talking and meeting with people in Ferguson, just as we did in Staten Island following Eric Garner’s death.
Al Sharpton
The diversity in the CNN makeup room – it’s like Ellis Island! No, it’s like Noah’s Ark: there are two of everything.
Ana Navarro
I’ve been to the Bahamas before, and it’s so crass. You land in Nassau, and the whole island is replete with beauty and culture, but there’s a lot of poverty. It is a largely black population; then they build these places like Atlantis and The Cove that are walled off.
Matt Skiba
First of all, Turtle Island is the name of this continent we live on… that’s right, not ‘America… as in North America,’ but the name given by the first peoples of this land.
John Densmore
I love listening to old ‘Desert Island Discs’ – I just sit there, switch my head off, and just have that moment.
Holly Willoughby
I met my husband, Jacob, in medical school. We married and went to live in Hawaii where his family lived. It was very beautiful, but I wasn’t used to being on an island and needed wide open spaces. Eventually we moved to Maine, New England.
Tess Gerritsen
I’m a coastal person. I grew up in Long Island and lived in San Diego. I felt landlocked in Pittsburgh. Psychically, it just wasn’t the place for me.
Alice McDermott
About 6,000 years ago, St. Paul Island, a tiny spot of land in the middle of the Bering Sea, must have been a strange place. Hundreds of miles away from the mainland, it was uninhabited except for a few species of small mammals, like arctic foxes, and one big one: woolly mammoths.
Tatiana Schlossberg
I haven’t died in a movie in a while,’The Departed,’ ‘Body of Lies,’ ‘Revolutionary Road,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Inception.’ I guess I did die in ‘The Departed.’
Leonardo DiCaprio
Any child who dreams to do good in the world has Mandela as his hero. I own a dog-eared copy of ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ and visited Robben Island, where he was imprisoned, to stand in a cell only as wide as an arm’s span.
Craig Kielburger
I had come from a middle-class family in Port Washington, Long Island, and I was really clueless about Wall Street. My first job there I basically got fired from.
Anthony Scaramucci
We shouldn’t be encouraging people to set up Cayman Island funds.
Steve Mnuchin
I’m a small-town boy who comes from a traditional family on a tiny island called Belitung. I may not know where I’m going, but I’ll always know where to come home to.
Andrea Hirata
From 1983 to 2000, William Goren stole more than $30 million from investors on Long Island and in Queens. His favorite targets were widows and retired couples, like Helga and Simon Novack, Holocaust survivors who gave Mr. Goren their life savings.
Alex Berenson
Every summer, my grandparents would rent a house on Balboa Island. They had the house next to Bob Hope’s. I’ve been going down there all my life, to that whole area.
Mike Love
There are no wealthy people on Rikers Island because if you are wealthy, you go free because you make bail.
Kerry Kennedy
Lake Taupo is on the north island of New Zealand and in the countryside. I absolutely fell in love with it.
Juan Pablo Galavis
Let us work toward greater cooperation with all Caribbean Countries, whether we speak English, Dutch, French or Spanish, whether we are independent or not, and whether we be island or continental territories.
Said Musa
Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families, or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction, I fear, is their fate.
William Floyd
I grew up on a tiny little island.
Samantha Barks
It’s like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad.
David R. Brower
I grew up on such a small island, and professional theater seemed so far away. I never, ever thought I’d get so lucky to be appearing in movies.
Samantha Barks
With all the things like Tinder and these different online sites that people use, ‘Love Island’ actually goes back to the traditional side of dating.
Caroline Flack
Both of my parents were born into poor families on the island of Cuba. They came to America because it was the only place where people like them could have a chance.
Marco Rubio
I first saw the island of Noirmoutier when I was two weeks old. I think it’s probably safe to say that I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time; but I grew to love it as year after year I spent holidays there at my grandparents’ cottage.
Joanne Harris
I really am a chick from Long Island who’s just learning along with everyone.
Amy Schumer
The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind.
John Millington Synge
I’d love to go to a remote part of the world or maroon myself on a tropical island, and shoot the whole thing myself. I’ve always adventured with other people and I’d like to spend some time completely on my own.
Ben Fogle
I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there’s a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.
Gael Garcia Bernal
I had a list of 10 rules when we started ‘Strong Island,’ and one of them was, ‘Yance will never appear on camera with sync sound.’
Yance Ford
I go down to Newport and Huntington a lot. It’s more crowded than where I grew up on Phillip Island, but I think it’s helped me adjust to life in America – getting into the water as much as I can.
Liam Hemsworth
Bali is one of my favorite places in the world. In one of my past lives, I believe I was living on the island of Bali.
Chip Conley
I had one of the most outdoorsy childhoods you could imagine. I basically lived in the woods until I was 13. My dad and I built a huge treehouse in our backyard in Chesterfield, about 30 feet in the air. And we’d vacation on an island in Michigan, where I hunted a deer that we ate.
Gabriel Basso
I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island.
Thornton Wilder
The entire island knows our father, Fred Hemmings, Jr. – kids, adults, surfers, the governor, grocery clerks, gang members who call our house at night and threaten to kill us as soon as they get out of jail. Fred was a world-champion surfer and is now a well-known, controversial politician.
Kaui Hart Hemmings
I have four Rhode Island Red hens. I get two eggs from them a day. They’re feathered dustbins that eat leftover food and weeds, and they’re easy to look after – I throw some grain at them in the morning, take the eggs and that’s it. I love the sound of clucking.
Deborah Moggach
If you go to old houses on Long Island you will see painted Chinese wallpaper, which was big in the 18th century. Throughout history, notable, established families have always tried to link to the 18th century.
Catherine Martin
We all grew up on Staten Island in New York City.
Brian Quinn
‘Castaways’ was a play on what if a reality show like ‘Survivor’ was unknowingly set on an island inhabited by a sub-human race of creatures? Readers have often asked me to consider turning the short story into a full-length novel. So I did.
Brian Keene
I did 22 years in the military. I went through Paris Island. I’m a Marine. I will never not be one.
Montel Williams
Conquering Island Peak was very important as it increased my confidence.
Arunima Sinha
Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island.
Gerry Adams
I got invited to the Playboy Mansion with the Lonely Island guys after their first season on ‘SNL,’ and I sat in the corner drinking coffee and talking to Akiva Schaffer about what aspect ratio he was going to shoot ‘Hot Rod’ in. Like, that’s what we talk about.
Bill Hader
My wife and I live in Brooklyn, N.Y., not too far from where my Long Island childhood happened.
Darin Strauss
I grew up in Pittwater, north of Sydney; Elvina Bay, Scotland Island area. I had to go to school by boat. To get to the mainland, we had to go by boat, so it was just a way of life.
James Spithill
Best wine if you’re stranded on a deserted island? 1982 Salon Champagne.
Gary Vaynerchuk
I don’t know where my romanticism comes from. My mom and dad would read to me a lot. ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe,’ tales of chivalry and knights, things like that. Those are the stories I loved growing up.
Daniel Radcliffe
Amboyna seems to present the most favorable opening. Fifty thousand souls are there perishing without the means of life, and the situation of the island is such that a mission there established might, with the blessing of God, be extended to the neighboring islands in those seas.
Adoniram Judson
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Sometime during the many millions of years that have elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence, some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
Louis Leakey
Ellis Island lies in New York Harbor 1,300 feet from Jersey City, New Jersey, and one mile from the tip of Manhattan. At the time of the first European settlement, it was mostly mud, sand, and oyster shells, which nearly disappeared at high tide.
David Souter
It’s important that people understand that ‘Strong Island’ is just as much about this claim of reasonable fear and our need to interrogate reasonable fear as it is about my family’s grief.
Yance Ford
I was born in Canada, and then my dad played pro soccer in England and then also on an island off the coast of Portugal. So we lived there for, like, 10 years. And then we moved to Minnesota. So I feel like I’ve experienced a lot of different cultures, and I’m still figuring out who I am.
Kylie Bunbury
Born on an island, I could swim before I could walk, thrown many times into swimming pools and warm transparent Caribbean waters: sink or swim, that was my first lesson. While I’m not a natural athlete, I’m still a strong swimmer and feel a great affinity with the sea.
Monique Roffey
The conductor’s stand is not a continent of power, but rather an island of solitude.
Riccardo Muti
In 1952, when I was 15 and living on Governors Island, which was then First Army Headquarters, I encountered the newly-published ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’ Of course, that book became the iconic anti-establishment novel for my generation.
Lois Lowry
Growing up in Rhode Island, I dreamed of a career in law enforcement. That hasn’t worked out exactly as I had planned, but life seldom does.
James Langevin
I live on an island, and my community is served by a ferry that goes three times a day.
Chellie Pingree
Scorpio Island, everyone calls it – they say if you fall in love in Ibiza, then it lasts forever.
Poppy Delevingne
You sort of have that meditation, that happy place I go to in my brain. The happy place may be an island or something where I’m on the beach. Something like that where I can sort of at least try to escape and try to just release my mind into that place that I want to be in, into my relaxing place.
John Collins
I have been taking my daily walk round the island, and visited the sugar mill and the threshing mill again.
Fanny Kemble
In my district, the budget scales back and eliminates several long-term shore protection projects important to the safety and economic security of Long Island.
Tim Bishop
My go to – if I were on a desert island and there was one thing I could eat forever – I am obsessed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Obsessed.
Paul Walter Hauser
I have a massage when I want to relax. I love being pampered. I love island massages when you’re outside in the fresh air.
Angie Stone
My parents tried to shield me from how famous they were when I was growing up on Long Island. I had no idea.
Alexa Ray Joel
I made my drama teacher cry. I only took drama to get out of writing papers in English and the teacher was this thespian Broadway geek and here I was this Italian guy from Staten Island and I would put her in tears.
Vinny Guadagnino
I grew up in Bedford, N.Y., and it was close enough to Jones Beach on Long Island that every summer my mother would pack the car for the day, and we would drive to the beach!
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Five states – Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois and North Carolina – have been identified by the EPA as contributing significantly to Rhode Island pollution. As of 2010, 284 tall smokestacks – stacks over 500 feet – were operating in the United States: needles injecting poison into the atmosphere.
Sheldon Whitehouse
We were determined to be in the fashion, and to visit the various delightful watering places on Long Island Sound. Of course, it would be necessary to combine business with pleasure and pursue our calling as beggars.
W. H. Davies
My family originally lived in Brooklyn. Our first apartment was a little place above my father and uncle’s hardware store in Coney Island. Now, don’t get the impression that we were surrounded by merry-go-rounds, roller coasters and Ferris wheels. Nope, this was a little side street.
Gilbert Gottfried
I have been to beaches in many parts of the world, but Maldives is amazing. The country is very small, people are simple, each island is so tiny and the food is good.
Milind Soman
I hated Long Island, and I had to get out.
Peggy Lipton
I have to say, if someone literally said to me, ‘You’re going off to a desert island, what is the one thing you would bring?’ I would say, ‘It’s my concealer or you can just kill me now.’ I’ve thought this through! Because I would find, like, berries in a bowl and make blush.
Drew Barrymore
We’ve seen that there are a lot of people out there – teenagers in Topeka, housewives in Long Island, millionaire Internet start-up moguls – that all want to connect with each other about what it is to be human.
Rainn Wilson
What I can tell you is that for Puerto Rico being such a small island, it has culturally impacted the entire world.
Fat Joe
What I’m guilty of is trying the hardest and giving 100 percent of myself and putting my heart and soul into representing the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Michael Grimm
This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.
Woody Guthrie
You sail into the harbor, and Staten Island is on your left, and then you see the Statue of Liberty. This is what everyone in the world has dreams of when they think about New York. And I thought, ‘My God, I’m in Heaven. I’ll be dancing down Fifth Avenue like Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers.’
Frank McCourt
I think there are barriers, but I think for me specifically, my barrier is being rejected from the kind of hip-hop elitists that think I’m not appropriating it, but just not serious about it. They think I’m a Lonely Island, Weird Al, you know – like a parody rapper. So that alienates me from a lot of things.
Antigua has 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, which I think is rather unique for such a small island.
Viv Richards
I delivered Chinese food on Long island, which is pretty depressing. I lived with my parents and did that for six months. I got a job a few towns over from mine so I wouldn’t have to see people from my high school.
Darin Strauss
We’re the most talented musical island ever.
Richard Ashcroft
Victoria was just as much in love with me as I was with her. We could not bear to be apart for a single second. We were like two lovers shipwrecked on a desert island. There was no world outside our love.
Andy Gibb
I travel, I read, I write, I have other lives. But when I have a camera, I know that’s my country, my island.
Leos Carax
It’s a hindrance in trying to get a serious acting role. The minute a producer has a script and my name comes up, they immediately think of ‘Playboy,’ ‘Hee Haw,’ ‘Fantasy Island’ and ‘Love Boat.’
Barbi Benton
I came over here with $100; it was 1983 and I just ended up staying. New York at that time was very inexpensive and it was very easy to get a job. We lived on Staten Island and you could get cheap rent. It was a good time to be in New York.
James Jebbia
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.
Michael Grimm
In Long Island, people care about how much money you have. Even I did when I was growing up. I never wanted kids to see my mom’s house because I was embarrassed that they’d tell everyone, ‘Oh, Madison’s mom is poor!’ And she was definitely far from poor.
Madison Beer
When I was in art school, there was a stigma attached to coming from comfortable suburbia. If you were from Great Neck, Long Island, you couldn’t be a ‘real artist’, so I found crafty ways of implying that I was from New York.
Laurie Simmons
The three greatest people in my life were white, OK. My high school coach, my high school superintendent and my mentor in Manhasset, Long Island.
Jim Brown
‘Guava Island’ is the end result of four incredible weeks spent in Cuba with some of the most inspiring creative talents I’ve ever met.
Hiro Murai
On the island of Ireland the issue of the border is more than just a practical issue; it is about emotion, history and politics.
Penny Mordaunt
I go to Florida sometimes for vacation. I actually really like Florida. It’s a weird place, it’s surreal. It’s so close, but you feel like you’re in another world or on an island.
Jemima Kirke
Beyond the borders of wealthy countries like the United States, in developing countries where most people in the world live, the impacts of climate change are much more deadly, from the growing desertification of Africa to the threats of rising sea levels and the submersion of small island nations.
Amy Goodman
Nobody knows the tragedy of a small island divided against itself better than a Cypriot.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
I had the benefit of going to a really good high school on Long Island. I went to Shoreham-Wading River High School, which kind of started as an experimental public school back in the 60s and 70s. It had a bunch of teachers there with a unique teaching philosophy.
Adam Conover
Where I lived, on Long Island, you had the radio stations that always played Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and AC/DC and all that. I grew up on all that stuff.
John Petrucci
In the summer of 2007, I was in New York for some meetings and… I rented a car and just drove to Staten Island to take a glance and remind myself about it. I ended up staying a couple of days there in a hotel and I’ve been all over the island several times since.
Lawrence O’Donnell
Some of my best memories of growing up on Long Island include spending all day fishing for fluke on Great South Bay.
Lee Zeldin
I was living out on Long Island in Baldwin, New York when Hurricane Sandy hit. With the storm surge, the whole first floor of our house was under about three feet of water. We lost a lot of valuable stuff – sentimental stuff like pictures and Christmas ornaments. Nobody expected flooding that bad.
Chris Weidman
Being born in the Pacific Islands, the most travelling I did when I was little was getting the ferry over to the next island.
Monica Galetti
I’m thinking my next book should be set on a tropical island, which will obviously require days, even weeks of meticulous research, but I’m prepared to make that sacrifice. That’s just the sort of dedicated writer I am.
Liane Moriarty
Sometimes I forget some of the things I’ve done. I recently recalled that after Watergate I went away by myself to Tahiti for a month, moving from island to island. That was a point in my life where I didn’t know what was next.
Diane Sawyer
I also want to go to an Italian island and do cuisine properly with some famous Italian chef and, like, his mother.
Elizabeth Olsen
I guess I will always be known as a designer who references Ibiza, even though I’ve only been to the island a couple of times in my early twenties.
Matthew Williamson
A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being.
Daniel Dennett
I am an African-American woman of dark skin tone, and there are very specific roles that are usually given to African-American women of a darker hue. Let’s start with ‘Once on This Island’: peasant girl. Let’s go to ‘The Color Purple’: young girl, beaten. Let’s go to ‘Ragtime’: Her baby’s taken.
When I deliver the message to a cross section of Rhode Island that democracy is broken because special interests have relentless power – which prevents politicians from compromising despite popular support on an issue – I don’t have any pushback.
Sheldon Whitehouse
A strong sense of confidence can often divide opinions so when I came out of the Love Island’ villa it was great to see women supporting me with some of the topics I had been open about.
Maura Higgins
If I was stuck on a deserted island, I would have guacamole.
Jenna Johnson
My dad, who likes genealogy, knows who was the first guy that came from France in 1655, and the guy settled in Montreal, and Montreal is an island where the city is in Quebec.
Julie Payette
I have discovered France’s best-kept secret. Reunion is an island of some 970 square miles situated in the Indian Ocean south-west of Mauritius and east of Madagascar.
Carol Drinkwater
The revival of the Right is as extraordinary as it would be if the public had demanded dozens of new nuclear plants in the days after the Three Mile Island disaster; if we had reacted to Watergate by making Richard Nixon a national hero.
Thomas Frank
People who are visiting Long Island find it’s very beautiful, and they are quick to try Long Island foods, wines and other products.
Jerry Della Femina
You can’t totally rebel, otherwise you have to go live on your own, on a desert island. It’s as simple as that.
Patrick McGoohan
I was born on the island of Singapore, and I grew up there until I was 11 years old, when I was forcibly removed by my dad and planted into suburban Houston. I was in shock for the first year and then began to really love it – but didn’t love it quite enough to stay.
Kevin Kwan
Somebody once told me I treated my smart phone like Wilson, the volleyball Tom Hanks turns into a friend when he’s stranded on a desert island in that movie ‘Castaway.’ It’s an apt comparison: parenting a toddler occasionally feels like being marooned, and your phone is your only connection to the rest of the world.
Rachel Simmons
I’m an island boy, so I love my reggae and soca music.
Dule Hill
One time, I took a woman on a deserted island, and we lived like Mother Nature for 10 days.
Fabio Lanzoni
I used to own an island in the Seychelles and had a big boat there and one day I came across some Somali pirates who were passing by on their way to re-provision their boat. They didn’t even acknowledge me – which is unheard of among sailors – and it was like looking into the eyes of a black mamba.
Wilbur Smith
My grandmother had a lilac bush at her home in Long Island. I always associate the scent of it with her and try to have lilacs in my home.
Aerin Lauder
Part of the greatness of being on the Island is it’s a smaller community; all of the players live within a couple miles of each other. It really promotes that family sort of atmosphere without being engulfed by the big city.
Barry Trotz
Contrary to Eastern Europe, where the border was more porous and you could exchange information more easily, Cuba is an island. Thus, it is more isolated, and it’s easier for the government to have great control over its citizens.
Luis Fortuno
I grew up in New York City. We used to diss Long Island and Jersey. Every big city has its own suburb like that.
Max Joseph
If I’m on location on some island, we usually get up at four in the morning to set up. By seven thirty, we’re on the beach working until noon, then we rest. It’s not exactly a vacation.
Daniela Pestova
On ‘Redneck Island,’ a show I love, there was a lot of drama and storylines going on because someone’s always voted off the island through process of elimination.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Is ‘The Wind in the Willows’ a children’s book? Is ‘Alice in Wonderland?’ Is ‘Treasure Island?’ These are masterpieces which we read with pleasure as children, but with how much more pleasure when we are grown-up.
A. A. Milne
The first one, obviously, was walking into my office at eight o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, and being told there was a telephone call saying that there was an incident at Three Mile Island, and that it had shut down and that beyond that we didn’t know.
William Scranton
I started off at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, and started doing theater in Manhattan in 1969.
Joe Morton
When I was Governor of Massachusetts, we worked to get Sable Island gas into New England.
Paul Cellucci
Personally, my interests are ancient history and ancient civilizations. In my own life, I’d like to go to places like Easter Island.
Nicolas Cage
If I was stuck on an island with one artist’s discography, it’d probably be Jay-Z’s. It would keep me entertained and it has a lot of stories behind it.
Tristan Thompson
The U.K. is fortunate in its geographical position. We’re an island. But we are living in a completely interconnected world where disruptions in countries far away will have major impacts.
Mark Walport
Puerto Rico is a powerful island.
Fat Joe
We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.
Gloria Swanson
Being a Puerto Rican artist, I support all kinds of projects that are developed on my beautiful island that in some way or another put our Puerto Rican flag up.
Bad Bunny
I hang out with everyone from Long Island. I’m friends with everyone from Long Island.
Angelina Pivarnick
From reinforcing beaches in the Rockaways to installing generators at the Coney Island Houses and sealing holes in the subway system, New York is fortifying our ability to withstand future storm surges.
Frances Beinecke
If you want to know why the towers of American capitalism are crumbling, I recommend reading ‘The Creature from Jekyll Island’ by G. Edward Griffin.
Robert Kiyosaki
My mom was a nurse at Rikers Island and she cried to me about not going the wrong route.
Shannon Briggs
I had a bad break up at university – you know, when your heart breaks for the very first time, and you think, ‘I must leave this island,’ as if it had never happened to anyone before. I said ‘OK, I’ll go to England,’ and it was the best decision I ever made.
Aisling Bea
If I had taken ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ I would never have gotten ‘Coach’ because I would have been established as Gilligan.
Jerry Van Dyke
I’m from Long Island. Strong Island.
Chris Messina
As a kid, I did some running but especially loved biking and swimming. I grew up on Long Island, and our mom took us all the time to the ocean, so I grew up doing open-water swimming in the Atlantic.
Alice Dreger
We must recognize that Small Island Developing States are particularly vulnerable to climate change, natural disasters, and external shocks.
Miroslav Lajcak
The city of Cork – the urban center, where all the shops and bars and everything are – is actually an island, a river island.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
You have 60 countries in the world with a terrorist problem. That’s two-thirds of the world. We have this group in Basilan, which is a small island in the far south of the Philippines, and the island itself has a population of – what? – 300,000.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Island Records was the first record label to… acknowledge me. After that, quickly, Republic Records, and then Atlantic Records, Sony Records and Warner Bros. It was all the labels at once. It was absolutely insane, like, knowing that this many record labels were interested in me.
Shawn Mendes
My grandparents used to tell me stories about their trip to Ellis Island from Russia and life on the Lower East Side of New York.
James Gray
I remember my sisters, they loved a movie called ‘The Naked Island.’ And the flute was actually playing the main theme. A Japanese movie. A beautiful movie from 1961. I remember hearing this music with a flute many, many times a day at home.
Alexandre Desplat
All of the Antilles, every island, is an effort of memory: every mind, every racial biography culminating in amnesia and fog. Pieces of sunlight through the fog and sudden rainbows, arcs-en-ciel. That is the effort, the labour of the Antillean imagination, rebuilding its gods from bamboo frames, phrase by phrase.
Derek Walcott
Culturally, the arts of Puerto Rico is really unmatched by any other island.
Fat Joe
I was from a tiny little island, which I always say is one corn field away from a horror film: it was, like, isolated, and everybody knew everybody, and you go to school with the grandkids of the grandparents that your grandparents went to school with.
Dove Cameron
No, my family is Russian, Georgian, via Ellis Island.
Mitch Kapor
You cannot stop an Islamist tsunami by building a small island somewhere in the ocean.
Avigdor Lieberman
I always thought it would be cool to go to the island of misfit toys.
Camren Bicondova
In Tasmania, an island the size of Ireland whose primeval forests astonished 19th-century Europeans, an incomprehensible ecological tragedy is being played out.
Richard Flanagan
There’s fresh fish, and then there’s fresh fish. Samoa is ranked as one of the best places for game fishing in all the world, and runs thick in the waters off the island chain. In fact, it’s used as an edible currency in local markets. The day I fished there, we caught loads of yellowfin.
Andrew Zimmern
I’m a trumpet player, so I always carry a pocket trumpet in case there’s an opportunity to jam with the locals. I was in Guadeloupe last year filming ‘Death in Paradise,’ and I played all over the island and had the best time.
Colin Salmon
This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did… used to come to my parents’ house in 1971 from Bangladesh. He was at the University of Rhode Island. And I was four, four years old, at the time, and so I actually don’t have any memories of this gentleman.
Jhumpa Lahiri
If Britain votes to leave the European Union, then that could have huge implications for the entire island of Ireland and, given all the predictions, would run counter to the democratic wishes of the Irish people.
Martin McGuinness
We have a house near East Hampton, and of all the beaches I’ve been to, I think there is something so beautiful about Long Island beaches. I love them in the fall and winter.
Aerin Lauder
As I got older, I lived right next next to the Long Island Railroad, so in junior high and high school I’d just jump on the train with friends and head to the city. We’d run away from the conductors, hide from them in the bathroom. It was just what you did.
Chris Weidman
My first gig was at Carle Place High School, which is in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. I was 14, and I was invited to play with this band, and I was so excited, but I was really petrified.
Joe Satriani
Do you realize, when Mandela was inaugurated president, he invited as his special guests the white jailers from his Robben Island prison? He literally did forgive everybody.
Rush Limbaugh
Puerto Ricans, it doesn’t matter where they live, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been since they visited the island, their hearts are there. If you keep them informed, and if you say to them, ‘This is important for Puerto Rico, go and call your congressman,’ they do it. They do it.
Anibal Acevedo Vila
I was born in the shadow of World War II, on December 18, 1939, on the South Shore of Long Island, a product of the early -wentieth-century emigration of Eastern European Jewry to New York City and its environs.
Harold E. Varmus
Just as you can accept Miss Marple going to tea with the vicar, there’s no reason why Long Island can’t have a universality to it.
Susan Isaacs
My dream kitchen would have a massive island with some beautiful slab of stone, a huge fridge, possibly even a walk-in – I just want it to be a plethora of fruits and veggies. I would have a nice bar area, too.
Antoni Porowski
Seattle is this curious liberal ‘island.’
Jonathan Raban
Unless I move to a desert island with poor reception, I’ll never stop speaking out!
Ana Navarro
My priority always has and will continue to be the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn who sent me to Congress to represent them. Their interests come before Washington, always.
Dan Donovan
Charleston, South Carolina, is about a 90-minute drive northwest of Beaufort and Parris Island. It is an old city reborn with new charm and an influx of snowbirds from the North attracted by its ease, comfort and accessibility.
Mike Barnicle
I spent the first 12 years of my life growing up in Singapore. Back then, in the early ’80s, it was still a tropical island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula striving to shine on the world stage.
Kevin Kwan
An island is a fixed and finite piece of geography, and usually the whole place has been carved up and claimed.
Paul Theroux
I knew I couldn’t live in America, and I wasn’t ready to move to Europe, so I moved to an island off the coast of America – New York City… It was tolerant. It was a place that tolerated differences and could incorporate them and embrace them, which was what America was supposed to be about and wasn’t.
Spalding Gray
I grew up on a tiny island called Guernsey, very small population, very isolated culturally but very beautiful and serene.
Mura Masa
Living in Cape Breton, it’s really all about fiddle music, so it’s not like there were other instruments out there that tempted me and it was like I had to decide which one. It was automatically fiddle, because it’s the predominant instrument in Cape Breton Island.
Natalie MacMaster
I read about this hotel that was great, down in the south of the island, not in a touristy area. I had no particular desire ever to go to Jamaica, but I thought, what the hell? Sounds nice. Let’s go!
Jeremy Northam
I went to high school in Rockville Center on Long Island. It’s this small, soccer-loving town that my parents moved to, from Queens, before my brother and I were born.
Crystal Dunn
Black lives are too easy to take in America because we don’t want to question why people are so afraid of black and brown people to begin with. And that’s what I want ‘Strong Island’ to do.
Yance Ford
I’ve been around the surf culture since I was a kid. I grew up in a beach town in Rhode Island. Then eventually I lived in Dana Point, Calif., a real surf hotbed.
Don Winslow
I picked a name that was a combination of an island name and a very English name. Havana was one choice and Dominico was another, but I liked the combination of Jamaica Kincaid.
Jamaica Kincaid
I came out even with all the struggles I endured on Rikers Island.
Foxy Brown
Living in Israel is similar to living in an island. It’s a very small and isolated place. It’s a very strong place in terms of the culture and the conditioning that you go through.
Yossi Ghinsberg
I’m very lucky to have signed to Island records U.S.A. It’s one of those pinch yourself moments.
Dean Lewis
They think because they have put my husband on an island that he will be forgotten. They are wrong. The harder they try to silence him, the louder I will become.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there.
Christopher Columbus
I played for the Long Island Panthers growing up, and we played in all the boroughs.
Danny Green
My most successful album happened back in the mid-’90s, pre-Internet times, with ‘Songs For A Blue Guitar.’ We were supported by Island Records; we toured a lot. Songs were licensed to TV commercials and movies.
Mark Kozelek
My favorite collaborator is Dane Laffrey, who designed the set for ‘Once on This Island,’ but we’ve worked together since high school, when he was my roommate.
Michael Arden
As a Senator from Rhode Island, I wish that once – just once – the fossil fuel industry and their paid-for PR machine would concede that burning their product causes real harm to other people.
Sheldon Whitehouse
I go on a hunting safari at least once a year to Botswana, which is fantastic because we have a huge area of wilderness entirely to ourselves. My island covers roughly 55 acres, which again I have to myself, with nearly half a kilometre of private beach with my own jetties and boats.
Wilbur Smith
Growing up in Rhode Island, my friends would have strung me up if I had been a Yankees fan.
Charlie Day
I was a small kid from Huntington, Long Island. I never imagined that anything like that would happen to me.
Gerry Cooney
Britain’s an island; it’s always had a constant ebb and flow of immigration – it makes it a better place.
John Lydon
I’m from the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean in the Lesser Antilles, the lower part of the archipelago, which is a bilingual island – French, Creole, and English – but my education is in English.
Derek Walcott
I’ve had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return.
Billy Bragg
Fixing the pension system was one of the biggest problems Rhode Island faced.
Gina Raimondo
I grew up playing for Manhasset High on Long Island on a team with six black guys.
Ken Howard
I was living out of a hotel for weeks with nothing but a case full of Love Island’ bikinis.
Maura Higgins
In many cases, Rhode Island is just not on the radar of a lot of companies. But once companies or people take the time to look at our high quality of life, low cost of living, great talent, good business environment, often people see it’s an excellent place, and they want to take a harder look.
Gina Raimondo
The Long Island experience is so strange. You’re a satellite around the city, so the presence of the city is always looming.
Fred Armisen
When my younger son was 13 years old, he asked me to read ‘Swallows and Amazons’ to him while he made models. He liked it so much that I ended up reading all thirteen of Ransome’s books, including the ones that I missed out on. This led my son to ‘Treasure Island,’ ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and ‘Coral Island.’
Michelle Magorian
The rain, which had continued yesterday and last night, ceased this morning. We then proceeded, and after passing two small islands about ten miles further, stopped for the night at Piper’s landing, opposite another island.
Meriwether Lewis
So, I represent the 1st Congressional District of New York. It’s on the east end of Long Island. This is Suffolk County.
Lee Zeldin
Back when I lived in Brooklyn, I’d sometimes take the Q train all the way out to Coney Island and back, and work on my laptop. There’s something about pushy New Yorkers looking over your shoulder that really makes you produce sentences.
Joshua Foer
When I first pitched my Navy tent on the island of Espiritu Santo to the north of Vila, the natives on nearby Malakula were cannibals. Today, they have representation in the United Nations.
James A. Michener
We may be a small island, but we are not a small people.
Edward Heath
In my ‘Big Dinners’ cookbook, I recreated my mother’s recipe for crab dip. The creamy dressing for this dip, made with mayonnaise, tomato paste, a touch of honey, sliced chives, lemon juice and zest, horseradish and Tabasco, is reminiscent of Thousand Island dressing.
Tom Douglas
I came from a poor family in Coney Island. I learned to write by reading the ‘Post.’ This was my education.
Jerry Della Femina
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Joe Gebbia
I grew up on Long Island, and from as early as I can remember, as far back as first grade, I had two real passions – one of them was putting on plays, and the other was journalism. I was directing plays and editing school papers from first grade on, all the way through college.
R. J. Cutler
I thought it’s very funny that I ended up as a voiceover guy because when I started out as an actor, I had a very strong Long Island accent.
D. B. Sweeney
Puerto Rico’s relationship with music is everything. It’s an island full of talent and if you grow up there, you grow up living and breathing music.
Bad Bunny
I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
Alejo Carpentier
There are so many reality shows, but there’s none that really shows the island life and what influencers are in the islands. We don’t have the same resources as people in L.A. do.
Bretman Rock
We used to cut out of school and go to Coney Island to record songs almost every day.
And I’ve shot in Prince Edward Island winters, I mean, I’ve shot in some intense, intense temperatures.
Elliot Page
My first ever date was my ex-boyfriend, the guy I was with before Love Island.’
Maura Higgins
My parents came from the Kyushu Island in the Southern part of Japan to find work in Tokyo. So we could only afford to live downtown, in a low-income area. It was just by the river, and whenever a typhoon came around, we were under water up to, like, here. That’s the kind of place we lived in.
Takashi Murakami
You’re on an island when you’re injured. Nobody understands what you’re going through. And everybody’s different. Some people heal quicker than others.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Staten Island is segregated, but it’s also – I don’t know. It’s, like, it’s not – it’s not unprogressive.
Colin Jost
I’m stuck somewhere a small island in the middle of the Atlantic where I’m alone. Because in France, they’re like, ‘No, you’re not like us, you’re not a French guy.’ And in America, they’re like, ‘You’re not like us.’ I’m really alone in my little thing.
Louis Leterrier
‘What comes next?’ is the constant question I’m asked by outsiders eager to travel to the island. During the eleven years I traveled to Havana, very few Cubans I met on the island ever bothered to verbalize this question.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
If somebody writes a review of a dry cleaner, that piece of content is not wildly viral. It’s not like a viral video that can spread across the world in a matter of minutes, so as a result, each market is almost an island unto itself.
Jeremy Stoppelman
I have had experiences where the director has asked me to meet for a drink or to come party with him or just to ‘hang out.’ I have lost some roles because I refused to go to Madh Island to hang out.
Shenaz Treasury
I’ve always had a dream about New York. New York is an island… those bridges… the skyline… the dynamism.
Santiago Calatrava
As a teenager, I went to Bali a lot, but it’s a long, long way from England. Which is why, when we bought Necker Island, we made it like a mini Bali.
Richard Branson
Tahiti has always been like a girl. She should be approached with caution, taking plenty of time and be enjoyed. Instead tourists with plenty of money are flinging themselves on the island and destroying the place.
Sterling Hayden
Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.
Dave Barry
We were shooting in a French island called La Reunion. One of my crew members gifted me free-diving equipment and took me to the waters on my day off. I spotted sharks and species of fish which can’t be found elsewhere. It was a very refreshing experience for me.
Madhura Naik
The tropical island of Puerto Rico couldn’t be more different than America’s rust belt or the mountains of Appalachia, but here too live Americans who feel forgotten by our leaders and left behind by our economy.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill
I am very sure of the ground I stand on. I am also very sure that it is the path shared by republicans across this island genuinely interested in building a new agreed Ireland: republicans who put Ireland before ego, criminality, and self-gain.
Martin McGuinness
Even the picturesque prehistoric settlements at Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini were an exercise in problem-solving; white-washed homes and town halls built with an anti-earthquake technology still employed today, 3,500 years on.
Bettany Hughes
Remembering the loss of those Irishmen from all parts of the island who were sent to their deaths in the imperialist slaughter of the First World War is crucial to understanding our history. It is also important to recognise the special significance in which the Battle of the Somme and the First World War is held.
Martin McGuinness
‘Lost’ is driving toward an ending, and that ending is: Are these people getting off this island? What is the nature of this island? What is going to happen to them? What is their ultimate fate? What is their ultimate destiny? Those questions need to get answered.
Carlton Cuse
I wrote a very bad play about Prince William when I was 23 in which he went off to the island of Iona to discover himself. It was very long, and audiences should probably be very pleased that the computer it was on blew up.
Mike Bartlett
I know when I grew up, it was, if it was daylight outside, get outside. Well, now, with the technological age of computers and everything, everyone’s inside virtually going everywhere they want to go, virtually having relationships, virtually traveling across the neighborhood, virtually going to that island.
Matthew McConaughey
The Humpback Trail on New Zealand’s South Island is really beautiful. It is a 70 km walk over about four days and is fairly arduous. You go through prehistoric forest and up to the top of Humpback Mountain, where there are amazing views down to the Tasman Sea.
Toby Stephens
It’s funny, but we were living on this small island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina when I was 9.
Josh Lucas
No one is an island. All these entities that drive economic development are interconnected in one sense or another.
Romesh Wadhwani
The first time I ever went to Hawaii, I was listening to island music, thinking, ‘I could’ve been born here, and I’m pretty sure I would never play that.’
Chris Cornell
I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year.
David Friedman
I live half the year on Necker, a tiny island in the Caribbean, and it’s always full of people in party mode. Everyone comes up to the big house, and we’ll be dancing until the early hours to the island’s band, the Front Line.
Richard Branson
In the islands of the Aegean Sea, every island is full of graves.
James Theodore Bent
Any man’s death diminishes us, but when an artist passes away, we lose not just an island but an entire archipelago.
Michael Dirda
Every year I spend one month just sailing, but I still work when I’m on the boat. You never separate work from leisure. A boat is like a magic world, like a little island.
Renzo Piano
I just feel like ‘Love Island’ is like a fantasy TV show. We’re showing our, sort of, in my opinion, a comedy ideal of what paradise is like.
Iain Stirling
On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
Jack Adams
I was a young kid from Long Island who wanted to do something large with her life, so I can relate to that.
Edie Falco
The best place to go in Italy for a summer holiday is the island of Sardinia.
Gino D’Acampo
It’s surreal to think that I own this beautiful island. It doesn’t feel like anyone can own Lanai. What it feels like to me is this really cool 21st-century engineering project, where I get to work with the people of Lanai to create a prosperous and sustainable Eden in the Pacific.
Larry Ellison
I grew up at a time in Singapore – the ’70s and ’80s – where it was still possible to go riding around the island barefoot. And I was one of these kids that was just climbing trees and running around the neighbourhood.
Kevin Kwan
I have raised beds, perennial beds, cut flower beds. I have an island on a pond that’s just covered in peonies. I have an herb garden, tons of vegetables, raspberries. I have everything. I’m a green guy.
Steve Zahn
My home kitchen is airy, with a gas stove, a stainless-steel island table in the center and granite countertops. It’s very modest but there’s tons of counter space, so you can slap down three or four cutting boards.
Grant Achatz
The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island, A.D. 420,- that is, about five hundred years.
Thomas Bulfinch
The ‘Love Island’ team are the best in the business.
Laura Whitmore
Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport.
Andrea Hirata
I’d never been to Rhode Island before, I loved it there. Watching the leaves change color in the fall was just gorgeous. I loved it.
Olafur Darri Olafsson
My hair journey involved a lot of trying to figure out how to deal with my hair as a bi-racial girl in a white community living in Long Island, N.Y., where no one had a clue what to do with it.
Soledad O’Brien
When I grew up, I lived in a neighborhood that had social clubs. It’s never delightful to glamorize one’s youth. My neighborhood was poor. But people felt part of the neighborhood. This was in Rockaway Beach, Long Island.
Sherry Turkle
Castro was always using his athletes as a way of symbolically defeating the United States in the ring, and after these Cubans defeated Americans in the ring, they were turning down exorbitant sums to leave the island.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
Nelson was locked up on Robben Island, and wives like me had been warned we would bring our husbands home as corpses from that place. But I always believed he would be released. It was my duty to have a home ready for us.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
I was raised on Long Island. There were a lot of cops and firefighters who lived there.
Ken Howard
I’m from a little island off of Massachusetts, Nantucket. It’s hard getting into the music business from there, but my parents took me to songwriting festivals because I would write and produce my own music.
Meghan Trainor
If I were planning to be stranded on a desert island, I wouldn’t take Freud’s books with me, because I’ve already read them all.
Anne Roiphe
I had a dream. I dreamed I was on this island, and there were two hotels, and one hotel was filled with dead people, and the other one wasn’t, and I was in the hotel full of dead people.
Frank Dillane
You wouldn’t expect it to look at him, but in a life-threatening situation you should always turn to Phillip Schofield. On a desert island he would be perfect. Phil is very practical and would build you an amazing shack as well as keep you entertained with all his hundreds of stories.
Holly Willoughby
Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.
Richard Pryor
I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big.
Bill O’Reilly
As a teenager, I spent my days at the beach and nights cooking in Long Island restaurants.
Andrew Zimmern
I wanted to fold into the ‘Hellraiser’ narrative something about the guy – the Frenchman Lemarchand – who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, ‘Well, what would have happened to him?’ He might well have been taken to Devil’s Island, and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie.
Clive Barker
I’m still blue collar in my heart. It comes from strong Long Island family roots.
Jim Breuer
By the time May rolls around, I’m probably going to want to spend a month on an island. But if Steven Spielberg or Steven Soderbergh or any number of directors were to say ‘Hey, there’s this role, are you interested?’ I’d be there in a flash.
Marg Helgenberger
‘Once on This Island’ is one of my favorite musicals, so to have the lead in that would be great.
Shanice Williams
I’ll always have fond memories of Guernsey. I lived there for three months in 1999 and loved walking all over the island.
Monica Galetti
I love to cook, my husband and I collect wine, and in my head, I am always on Sullivan’s Island, walking the beach listening to the song of the ocean.
Dorothea Benton Frank
I have discovered a gem, a tiny, relatively unknown Greek island. Kastellorizo lies in the Aegean Sea a mile off the Turkish Turquoise Coast, the most easterly of the Dodecanese islands.
Carol Drinkwater
I like to be grounded by nature, go hiking… go to an isolated island that’s not glamorous and touristy at all.
Cote de Pablo
I love our shared island, our shared Ireland and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.
Michael D. Higgins
Not everybody has the chance to grow up on an island.
Dimitri Payet
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.
Evangeline Lilly
It’s all about the choices we make as a society. We can choose to have poor schools and parks and higher tuition at Rhode Island’s colleges. But we should make an active choice.
Gina Raimondo
There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets.
Thomas More
I’d love to go to Easter Island, Hawaii, Iceland and Antarctica.
KT Tunstall
Yet, Puerto Rico’s economic convergence and political integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest – even though the island has been within the national borders, political system and customs territory of the U.S. for a century.
Dick Thornburgh
While scuba diving off the British Virgin Islands about 25 years ago, our boat’s anchor got stuck. I dived down to release it, but I got separated from the boat and was stranded as it sped away. I had to swim for an hour to the nearest island with all my scuba kit on before I was rescued.
David Jason
I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
Francesca Annis
When I was eight or nine years old, my older cousin took me to the St. George Theatre on Staten Island to see a Bruce Lee movie and a Jim Kelly movie. Those were my first martial-arts films, and I fell in love with the genre back then.
On the island of Ireland the issue of the border is more than just a practical issue; it is about emotion, history and politics.
Penny Mordaunt
Puerto Rico has a stray dog problem. Tens of thousands of homeless canines – hundreds of thousands, by some estimates – live and die on the streets and beaches all over this Caribbean island of almost four million people.
Juliana Hatfield
My biggest worry going into Love Island’ was that I am so pale and I don’t get a color.
Maura Higgins
Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.
Dave Barry
Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a wonderful little island with beautiful beaches, a great restaurant culture and friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Helena Christensen
You know, growing up, I lived in a neighborhood in Long Island where there was basically one black family. And I remember hearing all the parents and the kids in the neighborhood say racist things about this family.
Lorraine Bracco
Even though I’m not Jamaican, I’ve always loved Jamaican culture because, to me, it’s the island of magic, it’s the island of politics, of resistance.
Cheo Hodari Coker
My first job was as a day laborer on the construction of the Long Island Expressway more than 50 years ago.
Kenneth Langone
If I have time and the chance to travel in the Philippines, I would like to go to an island which is not popular to have a good vacation – you know, just chilling out.
Lee Min-ho
Well, I do want to talk about the challenges at the border. New Mexico, if you will, has become an Ellis Island and we want to take that issue seriously and we’re not going to shy away that it presents significant challenges.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
You think about the Bahamas, you think it’s this island full of beaches and chilling on the beach, but there’s a lot of freak athletes down there that can play, and a lot of guys better than me who I feel like didn’t get an opportunity like me, but when I got my opportunity, I took full advantage of it.
Buddy Hield
I’ve often fantasized about visiting the Bahamian beach where Columbus first stumbled ashore in 1492. Sadly, no one knows where that beach is. In fact, no one’s even sure which island Columbus first encountered (there are three candidates). It’s a pity, a disappointment, and a lost revenue source for the Bahamians.
Seth Shostak
Australia is an island surrounded by water. My fondest memories growing up were trips to the beach, walking around the harbor and playing in the beautiful parks.
Tammin Sursok
You don’t usually find an island in a New York kitchen.
Leandra Medine
I think it’s nice to have New Zealand as a base for me… it’s this little island on the bottom of the Earth. It’s this nice, quiet place.
I used to work out on an island called Martha’s Vineyard. I ran a pizza oven, I caddied, I worked on a fishing boat, and life is very easy out there. It’s a vacation lifestyle all the time.
Austin Stowell
The country that I was coming from, the island I was in, hadn’t been written about, really. So I thought that I virtually had it all to myself, including the language that was spoken there, which was a French Creole, and a landscape that is not recorded, really, and the people.
Derek Walcott
Pinocchio’s really naughty. He’s all impulse: ‘I want to sleep now. I want to eat that. I want to run off to Pleasure Island.’ It’s commedia dell’arte meets Grimm’s tales.
John Tiffany
On my second swim at Deception Island, the water was very clear and I was looking at hundreds of whale bones beneath me. It was a graveyard from the whaling some time in the 1920s-30s.
Lewis Gordon Pugh
In the wake of 9/11, my wife Trish and I were stranded on the East Coast. We had planned a vacation to Greece, but flights had been halted. Instead, we ended up on a tiny island off the coast of Georgia.
Brad Thor
For every Book of Job, there’s a Book of Leviticus, featuring some of the most boring prose ever written. But if you were stranded on a desert island, what book would better reward long study? And has there ever been a more beautiful distillation of existential philosophy than the Book of Ecclesiastes?
David Benioff
My name is Carmella, and I’m the moonwalking, trash-talking princess of Staten Island.
My mother was not a country girl. She was a Brooklyn girl, born and raised in Flatbush, and then a Long Island girl, who liked shopping, ‘a little glitter’ in her clothes, and keeping secret the actual color of her hair, which from the day I was born to the day she died, was the ‘platinum blonde’ of Jean Harlow’s.
Tom Junod
I watched a lot of American TV, all those repeats of ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Fantasy Island,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Lost in Space.’ All that stuff was the fodder of my childhood.
Toby Stephens
On embarking to return we could perceive no sign of One Tree Island; and as we swept down towards the sea the leafy top of a tree seen in the clear water under the boat was the only evidence of its existence; though a few hours ago it had formed so prominent an object.
George Grey
In a way, Jersey really supports rock, maybe more than New York City and Long Island. I know plenty of bands that tour and do much better at Starland or other clubs in New Jersey than others in the tri-state area.
Eddie Trunk
I enjoy a four-seasonal climate and wide-open spaces, so being on an island 2,500 miles into the South Pacific made me feel a little claustrophobic.
Matthew Fox
Almost all the golf courses in Staten Island double as something else.
Colin Jost
The Egyptian Nile, though it does have its own particular hazards, is subject to none of what I find in Rhode Island. Since the Aswan High Dam was built in 1973, the Nile has become something of a grand canal. It is wide, flat, slow, and so calm it verges on the geriatric.
Rosemary Mahoney
My desire was not to pass any island without taking possession, so that, one having been taken, the same may be said of all.
Christopher Columbus
My favorite play that I did was at Yale. It’s called ‘The Island.’
Winston Duke
I’m jealous of the ‘Love Island’ girls. I wish I was that confident.
Laura Whitmore
In 2011, at least a third of middle school and high school students who smoked cigars used flavored little cigars. Six states – Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Wisconsin – already have youth cigar smoking rates that are the same or higher than youth cigarette smoking.
Tom Frieden
‘Strong Island’ is slang for Long Island, New York. And it really grew out of – what may surprise people, it really grew out of the very vibrant hip-hop scene that, you know, is located and still generates artists out of Long Island.
Yance Ford
I grew up on Long Island. It was pretty normal.
Melanie Martinez
The swim at Deception Island was by far the hardest swim I’ve ever done. Antarctica is a very unforgiving environment. If you don’t train properly, you’ll die.
Lewis Gordon Pugh
Where the ‘Bay of Pigs’ invasion failed, undoubtedly the tourist invasion will succeed in forever changing the landscape of island. What comes next in Cuba? The answer is that many Cubans aren’t waiting around to find out.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
‘Rescue From Gilligan’s Island’ was the first of the so-called reunion shows on the networks, getting a 54 share. With numbers like that, everybody else started to have reunion shows.
Sherwood Schwartz
We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
John Archibald Wheeler
I’m a writer-director originally from Rhode Island, now living in Los Angeles. I’ve spent the past eleven years working with a writing partner, Joni Lefkowitz, and am now making the transition into feature directing thanks to this script we wrote together and our incredible producer Jordana Mollick.
Susanna Fogel
Australia is properly speaking an island, but it is so much larger than every other island on the face of the globe, that it is classed as a continent in order to convey to the mind a just idea of its magnitude.
Charles Sturt
Sinn Fein is the only political party on this island working to end that fracture in their nation and to achieving the Republic set out in the proclamation.
Martin McGuinness
I’ve backpacked to countries like Italy and Turkey and observed beautiful scenery, but then I realized that beauty was always very close to me. It is here in Belitung Island, where the rivers, beaches and the terrain captivate my attention most.
Andrea Hirata
Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell’s Island? I said I could and I would. And I did.
Nellie Bly
But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing.
Muhammad Iqbal
I never knew my grandfather. He died the year before I was born. But as a child, he did, of course, those wonderful illustrations, ‘Treasure Island,’ and whatnot.
Jamie Wyeth
I love my garlic press; in fact, it is probably my one true desert island gadget. But I’m happy to put it aside whenever the smell and sweet taste of slow-cooked garlic is called for.
Yotam Ottolenghi
There was a pizza delivery robot from 2008, where I built a Prius to deliver pizza from downtown SF to Treasure Island.
Anthony Levandowski
I used to run around barefoot and climb trees and pick fruit and sell it on the side of the road like a real island girl.
Grace Gealey
Fact is, famous people say fame stinks because they love it so – like a secret restaurant or holiday island they don’t want the hoi polloi to get their grubby paws on.
Julie Burchill
I did a ‘Love Boat!’ And based on my trip on the ‘Love Boat,’ I said, ‘I’d just as soon not do ‘Fantasy Island.’
Tom Hanks
Indeed, most magicians catch the bug as kids. My first audience was my family in Long Island. My first ‘assistant’ was my mother, whom I levitated on a broom in our living room.
Criss Angel
I’m aggressive, quite frankly, because Staten Island gets screwed all the time. And if I’m not aggressive, then I won’t be successful. That’s not being a bad boy. That’s doing my job.
Michael Grimm
I know what Stone Island means to a lot of people in England and Europe.
James Jebbia
I’d been brought up on… American TV: ‘Lou Grant,’ ‘Starsky & Hutch;’ ‘Gilligan’s Island.’
Pierce Brosnan
I read ‘Treasure Island’ for the first time at university. And I started to notice then how unresolved some things were. Later, I realised that Stevenson was interested in sequels, and I wondered whether he would have gone back to it had he lived longer.
Andrew Motion
I never wanted to be a bombshell; I wanted to be an actor. I would much prefer to be a woman than a man, but if I was a dude, maybe I’d have Johnny Depp’s island because women in this industry after a certain age definitely don’t get to do ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’
Lori Petty
I always like to look for adventure when I go away. I have gone on several horse adventures with my wife – from Guangxi we went up to the High Tibetan region. We also went along the Hurunui River on horseback in the South Island of New Zealand.
Antony Gormley
What is New York? A straightforward answer: seven million people crushed onto an island originally settled by the Dutch. But it’s more than that. These are seven million who were, mainly, not even born here.
Bill Buford
As the people of Shishmaref lose their natural hunting grounds to the warming sea, they are forced to buy U.S. canned goods from the only local store on the island; however, this is not their natural diet and cannot sustain them throughout the year.
Amy J. Berg
That’s what I loved about Temptation Island. I don’t even know why they did it.
Kathy Griffin
I majored in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, although I never had any intention of being an illustrator and didn’t take any classes in illustration there. It was just that the illustration degree had no requirements.
Brian Selznick
I grew up close to Melbourne, about two hours outside, on Phillip Island. It’s really small; it’s kind of a little summer beach town.
Liam Hemsworth
I had a very spoilt childhood. Not that my family were incredibly wealthy, but we lived on the beautiful island of Hawaii where everything was lush and in abundance.
Marie Helvin
To help advance democracy, we need to allow for the reunification of Cuban families and the direct sending of remittances to the island’s brave dissidents.
Joe Garcia
My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I’ve heard about him.
Yancy Butler
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.
Mitch Kapor
We are Bayern Munich and English teams always have trouble as soon as they leave the island.
Oliver Kahn
I stayed with them for about a year up there and, at night, worked over in Long Island at a club called The High Hat Club which was like a pseudo jazz / blues place.
William Bell
I try to get out to The Skelligs, and people will know The Skelligs from ‘Star Wars’ and so forth, but they really are the most incredible monastic settlement on this island off the south coast, the Kerry coast.
Adrian Dunbar
My father, who grew up picking olives on the Greek island of Lesbos, was a doctor. So my family expected me to become a physician.
Peter Diamandis
When you grow up on an island, what matters is how you stand to the sea.
Roddy Doyle
I knew I couldn’t live in America and I wasn’t ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America – New York City .
Spalding Gray
The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers.
Tim Bishop
My main home is in Morecambe Bay on a little island called Roa, where there are 13 houses, a lifeboat station, a boat club and a cafe.
Dave Myers
Neverending Story’ was one movie I did see when I was a kid. On the little island I grew up on, they put up a sheet in the town hall.
Zoe Bell
We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part.
Vivienne Westwood
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
Baltasar Gracian