We have collected the best Exile Quotes by famous authors including P. J. O’Rourke, Keith Gessen, James Salter, Ariel Dorfman, Chantal Akerman and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
The perpetuation of slavery, the exile and extermination of American Indians, and the passage of Jim Crow laws weren’t carried out at the bidding of a few malefactors of great wealth.
P. J. O’Rourke
Being a Russian oligarch these days isn’t easy. The best and brightest of them are in exile or in jail; others, after feasting on leverage during the commodities boom, now have tummies full of debt.
In a certain sense, a writer is an exile, an outsider, always reporting on things, and it is part of his life to keep on the move. Travel is natural.
I think to be in exile is a curse, and you need to turn it into a blessing. You’ve been thrown into exile to die, really, to silence you so that your voice cannot come home. And so my whole life has been dedicated to saying, ‘I will not be silenced.’
I’m Jewish. That’s all. So I am in exile all the time. Wherever we go, we are in exile. Even in Israel, we are in exile.
My exile was not only a physical one, motivated exclusively by political reasons; it was also a moral, social, ideological and sexual exile.
The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings.
My father was a professor of political science and also a young politician fighting for democracy in Kenya, and when things got ugly, he went into political exile in Mexico. Then I moved back to Kenya shortly after I turned one, and I grew up in Kenya.
In the ’70s I was in exile; every time I went back I wondered if they’d take my passport away.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
God drove Cain out of his presence and sent him into exile far away from his native land, so that he passed from a life of human kindness to one which was more akin to the rude existence of a wild beast.
I never considered myself as somebody in exile because, different to my father who, yes, was in exile because he left Haiti as an adult, for me it was just to be somewhere else. I carried Haiti with me everywhere, but I also carried, you know, my youth in a public school in Brooklyn. It’s part of who I am as well.
I am the face of a refugee. I was once a refugee. I was with my family in exile.
If you don’t belong somewhere, that outsider status you have gives you perspective. Of course, another word for outsider is ‘exile,’ and that’s not fun at all.
We learn, grow and become compassionate and generous as much through exile as homecoming, as much through loss as gain, as much through giving things away as in receiving what we believe to be our due.
Lots of times you can feel as an exile in a country that you were born in.
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.
We try to exile ourselves more and more from nature – not always consciously: We build houses; we dismiss nature; nature has to be outside, because we’re inside. God forbid something like a cockroach comes inside, or some dust.
I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.
Pope Gregory VII
In 25 years of exile, I’ve never had a frozen account, either in Switzerland or elsewhere in the world.
In 1994, when I went back to Haiti from exile, we established a Commission for Truth and Justice and Reconciliation. I passed the documents to the next government, and I never heard about it again.
Most writers live in self-imposed exile, even when they don’t leave their country. They prefer the undiscovered country inside their own heads.
You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else.
I think the only positive thing that came from Uruguay’s dictatorship was the spread of Montevideo natives around the world, and I continued writing about them from my various places of exile.
New York is, of course, many cities, and an exile does not return to the one he left.
I think there is a heritage which I’m proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice.
Satan understands the power of men and women united in righteousness. He is still stinging from his banishment into eternal exile after Michael led the hosts of heaven, comprised of valiant men and women united in the cause of Christ, against him.
Sheri L. Dew
I have written about the dispossessed, immigrants, the condition of women who do not enjoy the same legal rights as men, the Palestinians who are deprived of their land and condemned to exile.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
From 1958 to 1966, I was in exile. I just wandered around teaching, waiting for an offer from Harvard.
Sheldon Lee Glashow
Silence, exile, cunning and so on… it’s my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.
The Jew is at once alienated and indestructible; he is in exile from his own country and in exile even from himself, yet he survives the annihilating fury of history.
Reformist kings can save their dynasties now by helping their countries move smoothly into democracy, or they will end their years in exile like the Russian aristocrats of a century earlier.
I’m living in California but I have a place that is mine in Chile and I belong there. I am no longer an exile.
I do not feel an exile from America in any sense.
John C. Hawkes
I’m very attracted to exile literature – particularly Nabokov – exactly because the idea of being away from home for any serious length of time is so inconceivable to me.
I have no interest in becoming a tax exile and living somewhere I don’t want to – I just want to be at home with my family.
The Christian experiences and lives a paradox. He possesses joy in sorrow, fulfillment in exile, light in darkness, peace in turmoil, consolation in dryness, contentment in pain and hope in desolation.
The more we exile ourselves from nature, the more we crave its miracle waters.
Doesn’t the world see the suffering of millions of Palestinians who have been living in exile around the world or in refugee camps for the past 60 years? No state, no home, no identity, no right to work. Doesn’t the world see this injustice?
A week of sweeping fogs has passed over and given me a strange sense of exile and desolation. I walk round the island nearly every day, yet I can see nothing anywhere but a mass of wet rock, a strip of surf, and then a tumult of waves.
John Millington Synge
‘The Exile’ covers approximately the first third of ‘Outlander’.
The protest years were over, not just for me but for a whole generation, and in music, just like in politics, many of the greatest talents were dead or in exile, and their place was filled by third-rate imitators.
The world knows already, they just don’t have a picture up there or I’ll spend the rest of my life in exile. It’s hard to do that when you don’t have any money.
A former Erdogan ally, Gulen has been living in self-imposed exile in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, since 1999.
New York – that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.