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Quotation by Elizabeth Bishop
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like [the] sandpiper—just running down the edges of different countries and continents, "looking for something" ... having spent most of my life timorously seeking for subsistence along the coastlines of the world.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), U.S. poet; relocated to Brazil. As quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed., by James Vinson (1980).
A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Bishop spent much of her life living reclusively in Brazil.
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