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- It is condemned as insular, and unless you are cosmopolitan nowadays you are nothing, or worse than nothing. - "The Woman With The Fan", Robert Hichens.
- Its remote distance, its comparatively small extent and insular form, fitted it for the purposes of penal restraint- a place where the most turbulent and rapacious could find no scope for their passions. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- My thanks are also due the various officers and officials of the Insular Government who placed me under obligations by their hospitality and other courtesies and by the never- failing patience with which they received and answered my many questions. - "The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines", Cornelis De Witt Willcox.