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Quotation by Paul Theroux
The realization that he is white in a black country, and respected for it, is the turning point in the expatriate's career. He can either forget it, or capitalize on it. Most choose the latter.
Paul Theroux (b. 1941), U.S. novelist, travel writer. "Tarzan Is an Expatriate," quoted in Patrick Marnham, Dispatches from Africa, ch. 1 (1981).
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