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Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring... 'How to Build a Boat.'
Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.
People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.
'Lost' is about a bunch of people stranded on an island. It's compelling, but kind of tiny. But what sustains you are the characters.
My wife says I'm making a noise like a stranded whale. I think I have a major snoring problem.
I cannot always write at the same time, in the same place. I work, travel and have a vigorous family life. If I'm stranded in an airport lobby - I write. If I have to wait in a doctor's office - I write. If I have a morning or evening to myself - I write.
Carmen Agra Deedy
The Democratic Party went far to the left, I think, and left some of us stranded on the beach, so we went to the Republican Party.
Best wine if you're stranded on a deserted island? 1982 Salon Champagne.
Sugar leaves you stranded; I make sure I have the proper amount of protein before I work out.
Politicians don't like to face unpleasant realities. In truth, nobody does, but as individuals, we have no choice; if we neglect to plan ahead, we are held accountable. Fail to meet your responsibilities at work, and you get fired. Ignore your car's gas gauge, and you get stranded.
Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.
I was stranded in Disco. I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing lights to drive the average person mad. I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.
With that radio I was always swimming with the current political streams in the West. I was never stranded.
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.
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.
Several times we were stranded in strange places without any money and with our credit cards cancelled - trapped in a hotel that we couldn't check out of because we had no money to check out.
It is unacceptable for passengers to be stranded in planes on the tarmac for hours on end.
I was once stranded on a broken-down boat in shark-infested waters in the middle of the Indian Ocean for five days before we were rescued while doing a 'Vogue' shoot.
Perhaps if I knew I would be stranded on an island with but one book, I would choose the Bible. For no religious reason whatsoever, but because of the varieties of stories, which might be useful as the days pass.
Edward P. Jones
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