Quotation by Mary Antin

It is painful to be consciously of two worlds. The Wandering Jew in me seeks forgetfulness. I am not afraid to live on and on, if only I do not have to remember too much. A long past vividly remembered is like a heavy garment that clings to your limbs when you would run.
Mary Antin (1881–1949), U.S. Jewish socialite and author; born in Russia. The Promised Land, Introduction (1912).

Antin, a Russian Jew, had emigrated to America at age fifteen.
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