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Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow
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"Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow"

- Richard Burton

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This quote by Richard Burton speaks with the sensation of being confined and longing for flexibility. The image of a little island as a prison recommends that even in an apparently beautiful and serene location, one can still feel trapped and not able to escape. The recommendation to the wings of a swallow indicates a desire to be able to fly away and check out the world beyond the island. The sea is a sign of the unidentified, and looking at it can stimulate a sense of curiosity and longing for adventure. The quote suggests that even in an apparently safe and secure location, one can still feel the desire to break complimentary and check out the world. It speaks with the human need for flexibility and the desire to check out and experience brand-new things.

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This quote is written / told by Richard Burton between November 10, 1925 and August 5, 1984. He was a famous Actor from Welsh. The author also have 15 other quotes.

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