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"Living where I live (New York) I don't think anyone's going to make a fuss. But it is more deeply satisfying because it's of your place and means that you aren't forgotten; someone's noticed what you have been doing with your life."

PETER, CAREY - on receiving an AO

"To know you will be lonely is not the same as being lonely."

PETER, CAREY - Oscar and Lucinda

"People do not love those whose eyes show that they are somewhere else."

PETER, CAREY - Collected Stories