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- But the failure to attain complete success should not lessen our admiration of those early toils, which, like an oasis in the wide desert of human selfishness, refresh the eye of all who recognize the common brotherhood of man. - "Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland", Henry B. Stanton.
- Far over in the western vista a long line of trees, twining through an oasis flanking the city, led out to a point where the desert abruptly raised its hills of yellow sand. - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.
- We should have left Oasis to itself. - "The Giants From Outer Space", Geoff St. Reynard.