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  • Islands are gregarious animals, they decorate the ocean in conveys.

  • Islands are reminders of arrivals and departures.

  • Capri is like a beautiful mother. The water holds you up like a float and is so clear. Capri is the mother we never had, young, beautiful, exotic, accepting and loving arms.

    • Anne Sexton,
    • 1966, in Linda Gray Sexton and Lois Ames, eds., Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters ()
  • If once you have slept on an island / You'll never be quite the same ...

    • Rachel Field,
    • "If Once You Have Slept on an Island," Taxis and Toadstools ()
  • Ambas and Bobia Islands are perfect gems of beauty. Mondoleh I cannot say I admire. It always looks to me exactly like one of those flower-stands full of ferns and plants — the sort you come across in drawing rooms at home, with wire-work legs. I do not mean that Mondoleh has wire-work legs under water, but it looks as if it might have.

  • Every island to a child is a treasure island.