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I was free, but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land. Harriet Tubman
Stranger in a strange [land] country. Sophocles & Robert A Heinlein novel, attributions & variations & viz Exodus 2:22
The hotel business is about strangers. Dirty Pretty Things 2002 starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Audrey Tautou & Sergi Lopez & Sophie Okonedo & Benedict Wong & Damon Younger & Paul Bhattacharjee & Darrell D’Silva et al, director Stephen Frears, Juan to Okwe
Whoever you are, I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers. Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois
One would be in less danger
From the wiles of the stranger
If one’s own kin and kith
Were more fun to be with. Ogden Nash, Family Court, 1931
I realized that my time in this place had come to an end; now that my schooldays were over, I no longer belonged here. I had always been a stranger and, if I stayed, I would become a stranger to myself as well. Peter Ackroyd, English Music
I do desire we may be better strangers. William Shakespeare, As You Like It III ii 276
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference. Soren Kierkegaard
Stranger danger is bullshit. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! S6e8: Stranger Danger
Yep, the whole world exists just to harm our kids. ibid.
The park or the subway are a lot safer than church. ibid.
I have been a stranger in a strange land. Exodus 2:22
Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Exodus 23:9
And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:33&34
And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. Numbers 1:51
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest’s office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. Numbers 3:10
But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. Numbers 3:38
Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19
Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Zidon; and I will be glorified in the midst of thee: and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the Lord.
And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord God. Ezekiel 28:7&8&10&16-19&22-24
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2
I told you when I came I was a stranger. Leonard Cohen, The Stranger Song, 1966
It’s you, my love, you who are the stranger. ibid.
Oh my soul, be prepared for the coming of the Stranger.
Be prepared for him who knows how to ask questions. T S Eliot, The Rock, 1934
We must also remember
That at every meeting we are meeting a stranger. T S Eliot, The Cocktail Party, 1949
All colors and blends of Americans have somewhat the same tendencies. It’s a breed – selected out by accident. And so we’re overbrave and overfearful – we’re kind and cruel as children. We’re overfriendly and at the same time frightened of strangers. John Steinbeck, East of Eden, 1952
Hospitality to strangers was important to the writers of the Bible. The Bible Rules II, H2 2014
People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down
When you’re strange faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange no one remembers your name
When you’re strange, when you’re strange
When you’re strange. The Doors, People Are Strange
Four men. Four men each from a different walk of life – a clerk, an airman, prize fighter and a gentleman of leisure. A few weeks ago they were strangers; now here they are driving together … The Good Die Young 1954 starring Laurence Harvey & Gloria Grahame & Richard Basehart & Joan Collins & John Ireland & Rene Ray & Stanley Baxter & Margaret Leighton & Robert Morley & Freda Jackson & James Kenney & Susan Shaw & Lee Patterson et al, director Lewis Gilbert, opening commentary
Sometimes it helps to spill your guts to a stranger. Shoot the Piano Player 1960 starring Charles Aznavour & Marie Dubois & Nicole Berger & Michele Mercier & Serge Davri & Claude Mansard & Richard Kanayan & Albert Remy & Jean-Jacques Aslanian et al, director Francois Truffaut, opening scene