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Quotation by James Joyce
Why the title Exiles? A nation exacts a penance from those who dared leave her payable on their return.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Exiles, Appendix of "Notes by the author," Exiles, introduction by Padraic Colum, Viking (1951).
These notes were written in a copy-book Joyce prepared while writing the play.
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