Quotes by stranger

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  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
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    A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
    Kahlil Gibran
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    Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
  • Lord Burleigh
    Lord Burleigh
    English statesman 1520-1598
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    Don't borrow money from a neighbor or a friend, but of a stranger where, paying for it you shall hear of it no more.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
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    Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.
  • Barbara Kingsolver
    Barbara Kingsolver
    American novelist, essayist and poet 1955-
    Barbara Kingsolver
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    Fiction and essays can create empathy for the theoretical stranger.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    Frigidity is desire imagined by a woman who doesn't desire the man offering himself to her. It's the desire of a woman for a man who hasn't yet come to her, whom she doesn't yet know. She's faithful to this stranger even before she belongs to him. Frigidity is the non-desire for whatever is not him.
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    British Humorist, Playwright 1803-1857
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    Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest Renan
    French writer and criticus 1823-1892
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    He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.
  • Franklin P. Jones
    Franklin P. Jones
    American journalist 1908-1980
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    Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore
    Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941
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    I came to your shore as a stranger, I lived in your home as a guest, I leave your threshold as a friend, my earth.
    Source: Zwervende vogels
  • Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman
    American abolitionist and humanitarian
    Harriet Tubman
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    I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
  • Sri Sarada Devi
    Sri Sarada Devi
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    I tell you one thing - if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.
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