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Letter "R" » refugees
«(reply to a journalist's comment, that the Hungarian refugees arriving at Mascot aerodrome, Australia looked scruffy) Ah, yes, but they will make fine ancestors»
«It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.»
«We are all refugees of a future that never happened.»
«Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.»
Author: Loren Eiseley
, Long War
«To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. When we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. Immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives.»
«Refugees have done more for my heart and my spirit than I can ever express in words.»
«A big man is always accused of gluttony, whereas a wizened or osseous man can eat like a refugee at every meal, and no one ever notices his greed»