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Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 1.
    I like to see a home like this, a home connected with people's thoughts and work, things they love.
    (Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, Gunther V. Fritsch, and Robert Wise. Miss Callahan (Eve March), The Curse of the Cat People (1944). On first coming into the Reeds' home.)
  • 2.
    I came here to take my son home and I realized he already is home.
    (Robert Benton (b. 1932), U.S. screenwriter. Joanna (Meryl Streep), Kramer vs. Kramer, telling Ted (Dustin Hoffman) she's decided not to take custody of Billy (Justin Henry) (1979).)
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  • 3.
    One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
    (Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), German novelist, poet. Frau Eva, in Demian, ch. 5 (1960).)
    More quotations from: Hermann Hesse, home, time, world
  • 4.
    ... memory is the only way home.
    (Terry Tempest Williams, U.S. author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 10, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).)
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  • 5.
    He came home.
    (John Carpenter (b. 1948), U.S. director, screenwriter. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance), Halloween, finding that the insane Michael Meyers has returned to his hometown and dug up his mother's grave (1978).)
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  • 6.
    I'd rather be homesick than home.
    (Leo Vroman (b. 1915), Dutch American biologist. "Indian Summer," 262 Poems (1974), trans. by the author.)
    More quotations from: Leo Vroman, home
  • 7.
    I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Rambler (London, July 23, 1751), no. 141.)
    More quotations from: Samuel Johnson, home
  • 8.
    Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal. The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its master. I will perfect my own race of people, a race of atomic supermen, which will conquer the world.
    (Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1922-1978), U.S. director,screenwriter. Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Dr. Eric Vornoff (Bela Lugosi), Bride of the Monster, reacting to Dr. Strowsky's offer for him to return from exile, now that his experiments have proven successful (1955).)
  • 9.
    The old coat that I wear is Concord; it is my morning robe and study gown, my working dress and suit of ceremony, and my nightgown after all. Cleave to the simplest ever. Home,—home,—home. Cars sound like cares to me.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, September 27, 1855, to Daniel Ricketson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 262, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
    More quotations from: Henry David Thoreau, home
  • 10.
    There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 2 (1872).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, son, home, mother
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