My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance.
You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else.
For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn.
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We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages.
But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship.
Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American.
I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.
An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile.
No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.
I dunno what my 23 infantile years in America signify.
I left as soon as motion was autarchic -- I mean my motion.
Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness.
It is but honorable exile from one's family and affairs.
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans.
Lots of times you can feel as an exile in a country that you were born in.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family. public emploiment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from ones family and affairs.
Take up the White Man's burden -- send forth the best ye breed -- go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need.
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S. to the Soviet Union. I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot.
It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not what they do that matters but what they are not doing.
In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast.
Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.
I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids -- and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
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.
Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists;
in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.
When the Irishman is found outside of Ireland in another environment, he very often becomes a respected man. The economic and intellectual conditions that prevail in his own country do not permit the development of individuality. No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove.
We make a mistake forsaking England and moving out into the periphery of life.
After all, Taormina, Ceylon, Africa, America -- as far as we go, they are only the negation of what we ourselves stand for and are: and we're rather like Jonahs running away from the place we belong.
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.
Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.
The realization that he is white in a black country, and respected for it, is the turning point in the expatriate's career. He can either forget it, or capitalize on it. Most choose the latter.
My first few weeks in America are always miserable, because the tastes I am cursed with are all of a kind that cannot be gratified here, and I am not enough in sympathy with our gross public to make up for the lack on the aesthetic side. One's friends are delightful; but we are none of us Americans, we don't think or feel as the Americans do, we are the wretched exotics produced in a European glass-house, the most displaced and useless class on earth!
To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself.
Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile?
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do.
I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use --silence, exile and cunning.
Knowledge of ourselves teaches us whence we come, where we are and whither we are going. We come from God and we are in exile; and it is because our potency of affection lends towards God that we are aware of this state of exile.
The bond between a man and his profession is similar to that which ties him to his country; it is just as complex, often ambivalent, and in general it is understood completely only when it is broken: by exile or emigration in the case of one's country, by retirement in the case of a trade or profession.
Where there are two Phd's in a developing country, one is head of state and the other is in exile.
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship.
Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.
Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile.
One of the things that Ang brings to all of his projects is his deep sense of being a double exile, an outsider's outsider.
It's been the most astonishing year because I've been having a marvelous adventure, and yet I kind of sympathize with people who have to live in exile, because I've so missed England.
Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses.
The Opposition aren't really the Opposition.
They're just called the Opposition. But in fact they are the Opposition in exile. The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence.
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do.
I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.
The artistic reward for refuting the received national tradition is liberation.
The price is homelessness. Interior exile.
When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return.
So that when I came from Panama... my family was exiled in 1973 and they went to Miami.
I do not feel an exile from America in any sense.
Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer.
Pursuing employment or climatic relief, we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past, but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past.