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Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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.)
  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Travelling carries me to the surface, away from the deeps of home-thoughts.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 30.
    Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
    (Robert Neelly Bellah (20th century), U.S. professor of sociology and author. Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985).)
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