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Also available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.Abstract. The author's theory that quasars are stars raises the question of their proper motions. From the evidence presented in a previous paper, it is hypothesized that planetary nuclei and quasars are related objects and that their distributions in the galaxy are not very different. Proper motions of 30 quasars, calculated from existing measurements, are discussed. It is shown that three of these, namely PHL 1033, LB 8956 and LB 8991, have proper motions comparable to the largest motion known amongst the planetary nuclei. From this it is estimated that these three quasars lie within a few hundred parsecs from the sun. The evidence presented in a previous paper and the present one clearly support our theory that quasars are stars. The possibility of using the interstellar K and H lines as distance indicators of quasars is discussed and the available evidence summarized. The desirability of determining more accurate values of the proper motions of quasars is emphasized.