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Quotations on Alienation

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I would prefer not to.

~ Herman Melville

- Bartleby the Scrivener, 1856

I have been a stranger in a strange land.

~ The Bible

- Exodus 2:22; [The same phrase was used by Sophocles in "Oedipus at Colonus" in the 5th century B.C.]

I, a stranger and afraid
In a world I never made.

~ A.E. Housman

- Last Poems, 1922

He was outcast from life's feast.

~ James Joyce

- "A Painful Case" in "The Dubliners", 1916

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.

~ Germaine Greer

- O Magazine, September 2002

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