Galápagos Islands quotes

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My little 'bout-town gal has gone
'Bout town with powder and blue dye
On her pale lids....
What are the islands to me
if you are lost
...
We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, ...
I'll kill you, gal, if you don't stand up for yourself. Fight, and if you can't fight, kick; if you can't kick, then bite.
It is the sorrow; shall it melt? Ah, water
Would gush, flush, green these mountains and these valleys
...
So, my sweetheart back home writes to me and wants to know what this gal in Bombay's got that she hasn't got. So I just write back ...
Generally, I like all islands. There, it is easier to rule.
These women behind the store windows? Dreams, sir, dreams at bargain prices, a trip to the Indies! These people perfume themselves ...
He had brought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
...
My islands
shift and change,
now here, now there,
dazzling,
white,
granite.
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