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Letter "E" » exile
«New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American»
«Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile.»
Author: Jean Genet
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«Let those who desire a secure homeland conquer it. Let those who do not conquer it live under the whip and in exile, watched over like wild animals, cast from one country to another, concealing the death of their souls with a beggar's smile from the scorn of free men.»
«I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.»
«[The prisons are] the monuments of Australia-the Paestums [of] an extraordinary time-an effort to exile en masse a whole class.»
«Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.»
«I know how men in exile feed on dreams.»
«Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.»
«I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; / And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor? / The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.»
«At every crisis the Kaiser crumpled. In defeat he fled; in revolution he abdicated; in exile he remarried.»