JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU AND ST. PETER’S ISLAND
"Of all the places where I have stayed (and there have been some lovely ones), none has left me as truly happy as St. Peter’s Island. I was only able to spend a couple of months on the island, but I would have spent two years, two centuries or even an eternity there without ever being bored. I look upon those two months as the happiest time of my life. It was such a happy time that it would have satisfied me throughout my life and I would never once have yearned to be in another place."