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Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 11.
    New England is the home of all that is good and noble with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions.
    (Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842-1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 4, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912). Written on December 29, 1869. Richards, a Massachusetts native, was away from home at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.)
  • 12.
    The stage was our school, our home, our life.
    (Lillian Gish (1893-1993), U.S. actress. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me, ch. 7 (1969). Describing her and her sister Dorothy's (1898-1968) childhood experiences as theatrical performers. Later, they would become movie stars.)
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  • 13.
    When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
    (Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. Augie, in The Tunnel of Love, ch. 8 (1954).)
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  • 14.
    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Strong Opinions, ch. 3 (1973).)
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  • 15.
    So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
    (Cornelius Nepos (1st century B.C.), Roman historian, biographer. "Atticus," Lives.)
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  • 16.
    Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark.
    (O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. Quoted in O. Henry Biography, ch. 9, Charles Alphonso Smith (1916). Last words, quoting a 1907 song by Harry Williams.)
  • 17.
    Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
    (Washington Irving (1783-1859), U.S. author. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. "Rip Van Winkle," (1819-1820).)
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  • 18.
    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).)
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  • 19.
    Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Tigg, in Martin Chuzzlewit, ch. 27 (1844).)
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  • 20.
    When I go out, I hope to leave the worst of myself at home.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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