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“... like all people who have lived long in exile, she sometimes felt that everything peculiar to the strange place where she found herself was a spreading sore, bubo of a plague that will infect and kill if there is not instant flight to the aseptic.”
“Fog rolled in like a form of sorrow. To live exiled from a place you have known intimately is to experience sensory deprivation. A wide-awake coma. ... The sea was a memory bank into which everything fell and was lost. I dove in but came out empty-handed.”
“Exile: A tomb in which you can get mail.”
“... doesn't everyone feel rather exiled? ... the mere passage of time makes us all exiles.”
“But for the exile, as for ailing / Or jailed folk, always have I bled. / Deep shadows are your lone path veiling / And ever sour is alien bread.”
“... exile ... might be the largest new state created by the twentieth century and the psychology of the twenty-first century.”