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4,615. No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of they friends of thine own were; an man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. (Man & Island & Friends) John Donne 1572-1631, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions 1624, Meditation XVII
5,673. Isolated animals became new and distinct species. Islands are natural laboratories for evolution. (Evolution & Animals & Island) Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero II: Wallace in the Spice Islands
5,704. Because it’s an archipelago, because the islands are within reach, it is a recipe for division of species. Every now and again one or two finches gets blown across, because that happens rather seldom, there’s time for it to evolve in a different way on the new island. (Evolution & Birds & Islands & Charles Darwin) Professor Richard Dawkins, interview Darwin’s Brave New World
95,838. Darwin later came to recognize the crucial importance of islands and archipelagos for his theory, and he did several experiments to settle questions about the theory of geographical isolation as a prelude to speciation. (Evolution & Island & Species) Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth p271
20,638. What are all your names? (GBH Films & Names & Boys & Island) Lord of the Flies 1963 starring James Aubrey & Tom Chapin & Hugh Edwards & Roger elwin & Tom Gaman & David Surtees & Simon Surtees & Nicholas Hammond et al, director Peter Brook, Piggy
20,639. His name’s not Fatty. His real name’s Piggy. (GBH Films & Names & Boys & Island) ibid. Ralph
20,640. If we don’t lose our head, we’ll be all right. (GBH Films & Boys & Island) ibid. Ralph
20,641. After all, we’re not savages, we’re English, and the English are better at everything. (GBH Films & England & Boys & Island) ibid. Jack
20,642. We might stay here until we die. (GBH Films & Life’s Like That & Island & Boys) ibid. Piggy
20,643. A snake thing. Ever so big. We saw it. When we was hiding in the jungle in the dark. (GBH Films & Monster & Beast & Boys & Island) ibid. Piggy
20,644. I tell you there isn’t a beast. (GBH Films & Monster & Beast & Boys & Island) ibid. Ralph
20,645. Bash her in! Kill the pig! (GBH Films & Boys & Island) ibid. All
20,646. I don’t believe in no ghosts. Ever. (GBH Films & Ghost & Boys & Island) ibid. Piggy
20,647. Who thinks there may be ghosts? (GBH Films & Ghost & Boys & Island) ibid. Ralph
67,195. The third largest island on Earth. (Borneo & Island) Wild Borneo, National Geographic 2015
77,472. I plan to turn this entire island into ... a love colony. The Comic Strip Presents ... Five Go Mad on Mescalin
77,473. It happened one day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand. I stood like one thunderstruck, or as if I had seen an apparition. Daniel Defoe 1660-1731, Robinson Crusoe 1719
77,474. My island was now peopled, and I thought my self very rich in subjects; and it was a merry reflection which I frequently made, how like a king I looked. ibid.
77,475. Oh! what a snug little island,
A right little, tight little island! Thomas Dibdin, English songwriter
77,476. A likely thing ... If it was ever intended that I should go across salt water, do you suppose Providence would have cast my lot in an island? Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Miss Prost
77,474. Fairest Isle, all isles excelling,
Seat of pleasures, and of loves;
Venus here will choose her dwelling,
And forsake her Cyprian groves. John Dryden 1631-1700, King Arthur
77,475. What is this sad and black island?
It’s Cethera, someone tells us.
The land of our songs, the banal El Dorado of all the old boys.
Look, after all, it isn’t much of a place. Charles Boudelais, poem except (see reverse of Vaughan’s Ninth Assembly of Figures)
77,476. An island is a fixed and finite piece of geography, and usually the whole place has been carved up and claimed. Paul Theroux
67,636. Fertile golden islands,
Floating on a silver sea. (Clouds & Island) Percy Bysshe Shelley, Queen Mab
71,003. Easter Island is the most remote inhabited island in the world. (Easter Island & Island) Horizon: The Mystery of Easter Island 2003
99,601. There are hundreds of thousands of islands, each one a world in miniature, a microcosm of our living planet. (Earth & Island) David Attenborough, Planet Earth s2e1, BBC 2016
99,602. The world’s entire population of pygmy sloths is isolated on a speck of land no bigger than New York’s Central Park. (Earth & Island & Sloth) ibid.
99,603. The island of Komono in Indonesia: home to dragons. Ten feet long and weighing an impressive one hundred and fifty pounds, these are the largest living lizards on the planet. (Earth & Island & Dragon) ibid.
99,604. Christmas Island in the Indian ocean … ruled by crabs. Their ancestors came from the sea but most have now adopted a land-based existence. ibid.
121,977. Sicily is picture-postcard, a huge island, the largest in the Mediterranean. (Mediterranean & Island & Sicily) Mediterranean with Simon Reeve III, BBC 2018
121,978. Sicily’s rural population has been falling for decades. (Mediterranean & Island & Sicily) ibid.
125,022. Promotional shoot Fyre festival the Bahamas: The biggest event in a decade, I promise you. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened, Netflix 2019, co-founder
125,023. Now the event’s co-founder is facing up to 20 years in prison. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. News
125,024. A small island in the Bahamas? It was probably the most difficult place you could do it. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. promotional associate
125,025. They booked the festival during the busiest weekend in the year. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. Dude
125,026. Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in federal prison and agreed to a lifetime ban on serving as a corporate officer or director. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid.
126,481. So when an opportunity presents itself to get out of your parents’ basement and go be part of something that’s culturally relevant, you’re going to absolutely jump at that. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) Fyre Fraud, Hulu 2019, opening scene
126,482. The whole thing is wrapped in sex appeal. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. dude
126,483. It’s an absolute circus. I don’t know what’s going on. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. lass
126,484. People like to see rich millennials get scammed. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. sceptic
126,485. So Billy goes island shopping. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. dude
126,486. An impossible thing to do. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. sensible dude
126,487. Those villas do not exist. (Party & Fraud & West Indies & Holiday & Island & Rave & Conman) ibid. observant dude
134,148. Giant volcanic rock walls rise up from the sea. Just how were these giant structures built and why? … One of the world’s most baffling sites. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Island) Ancient Aliens s12e23: The Mystery of Nan Madol
134,149. Today much of Nan Madol is hidden beneath dense vegetation … An 11-square-mile complex consisting of more than 100 man-made islands standing upon a submerged coral reef. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Island) ibid.
134,429. A cradle of civilisation, the Greeks of the ancient world hothoused everything from democracy to medicine. (Greece & Island) A Greek Odyssey with Bettany Hughes, Channel 5 2020
134,430. Odysseus: a legendary warrior whose cunning won the Trojan war. After the victory there begins a long journey home to the far west of Greece across these seas. His story – The Odyssey – is a brilliant tale of triumph over adversity and danger, inspiring books, movies and adventures. (Greece & Island) ibid.
134,614. A place full of mystery and wonder and tens of thousands of years of history and human experience. (Greece & Island) A Greek Odyssey with Bettany Hughes II
134,615. I’m following the trail of Odysseus who we’re told journeyed from the battlefields of Troy in what’s now Turkey back home to the Island of Ithaca in the far west of Greece. (Greece & Island) ibid.
134,616. Delos: ruins right across this island – it’s Greece’s greatest outdoor archaeological museum. (Greece & Island) ibid.
134,929. Santorini – Thera to the ancient Greeks – where I discover the island’s deadly volcano and the story of the lost city of Atlantis. The most southern of the Aegean Cycladic islands, it’s a place of myth, fire and brimstone. (Greece & Island & Atlantis) A Greek Odyssey with Bettany Hughes III
134,930. An entire pre-historic civilisation dating back over 3,600 years. The terrible thing is the people here did have foreknowledge of the disaster. (Greece & Island & Atlantis) ibid.
134,935. My voyage takes me to the largest island in Greece … In ancient history Crete was a superpower. In myth it was famous birthplace of gods and myths. (Greece & Island & Crete) A Greek Odyssey with Bettany Hughes IV
134,936. Knossos: this is a huge palace that covers over six acres … There are images of bulls everywhere here … Crete is home to of the most famous legends of all time: the Minotaur, half-man, half-bull. (Greece & Island & Crete) ibid.
134,992. Peloponnese: a peninsula connected to the Greek mainland by bridges over a 6km canal … Home to one of the greatest Bronze-Age civilisations – the Mycenaeans. (Greece & Island & Bronze-Age) A Greek Odyssey with Bettany Hughes V
134,993. Known for producing some of history’s toughest fighters from the warrior heroes of the Bronze-Age Greeks about three and half thousand years ago to the ancient Spartans who dominated this wild landscape a thousand years later. (Greece & Island & Bronze-Age) ibid.