What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them. Doubtless many times these new possibilities were declared by a man who, quite unconscious of courage, bore the "sense of being an exile, a condemned criminal, a fugitive from mankind." Did every one so feel who, in order to travel on his own proper path had been obliged to leave the traditional highway?
An Exile from home splendour dazzles in vain, Oh give me my lowly thatched cottage again; The birds singing gayly, that came at my call, Give me them, and that peace of mind dearer than all.john howard payne
To how much lying, extravagance, hypocrisy and servilism does not the fear of ridicule lead? Human respect makes us cowards and slaves. It may deter from evil, but much oftener it drives to baseness. “We are too much afraid,” said Cato, “of death, Exile and poverty.”john lancaster spalding
[About Jews] By nature we are like all other human beings, yet our people is unlike others, because our life is different, our history is different, our teacher is the Exile.isaac leib peretz
There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin, The dew on his thin robe was heavy and chill; For his country he sigh'd, when at twilight repairing, To wander alone by the wind-beaten hill. Thomas Campbell, The Exile of Erin .
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an Exile his friends are everything.Willa Sibert Cather
Arma virumque cano,Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam fato profugus Laviniaque venit Litora. Thisis a tale of arms and of a man.Fated to be an Exile, he wasthe first tosail fromtheland of Troyand reach Italy, at its Lavinian shore.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family — but to a solitary and an Exile his friends are everything.willa cather
[As a screenwriter] I have a sense of Exile from thought, a nostalgia of the quiet room and balanced mind. I am a writer, and there comes a time when that which I write has to belong to me, has to be written alone and in silence, with no one looking over my shoulder, no one telling me a better way to write it. It doesn't have to be great writing, it doesn't even have to be terribly good. It just has to be mine.Raymond Chandler
Sitting with my gin or whisky afterwards I would often manage to get into conversation with some lonely man or other – usually an Exile like myself – and the talk would be about the world, air-routes and shipping-lines, drinking-places thousands of miles away. Then I felt happy, felt I had come home, because home to people like me is not a place but all places, all places except the one we happen to be in at the moment.
One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an Exile in his own land.
What captivity has been to the Jews, Exile has been to the Irish. For us, the romance of our native land begins only after we have left home; it is really only with other people that we become Irishmen.
Whether the darken'd room to muse invite, Or whiten'd wall provoke the skew'r to write; In durance, Exile, Bedlam, or the Mint, Like Lee or Budgel I will rhyme and print.Alexander Pope
Those who slew my father I drove into Exile, punishing their deed by due process of law, and afterwards when they waged war upon the republic I twice defeated them in battle.
There are those who regard this history of past strife and Exile as better forgotten. But, to use the phrase of Yeats , let us not casually reduce "that great past to a trouble of fools." For we need not feel the bitterness of the past to discover its meaning for the present and the future.
What captivity was to the Jews, Exile has been to the Irish: America and American influence have educated them. Their first practical leader is an Irish-American.
There are four great events in history, the siege of Troy, the life and crucifixion of Christ , the Exile of Krishna in Brindaban and the colloquy on the field of Kurukshetra. The siege of Troy created Hellas, the Exile in Brindaban created devotional religion, (for before there was only meditation and worship), Christ from his cross humanized Europe, the colloquy at Kurukshetra will yet liberate humanity.sri aurobindo
I have known Exile and a wild passion Of longing changing to a cold ache. King, beggar and fool , I have been all by turns, Knowing the body’s sweetness, the mind ’s treason ; Taliesin still, I show you a new world , risen, Stubborn with beauty , out of the heart ’s need .r. s. thomas
Wherever the hero may wander, whatever he may do, he is ever in the presence of his own essence for he has the perfected eye to see. There is no separateness. Thus, just as the way of social participation may lead in the end to a realization of the All in the individual, so that of Exile brings the hero to the Self in all.