Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 41.
    Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Virago (1992). Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings, "My Father's House," New Society (1976).)
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  • 42.
    Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
    (Bill Cosby (20th century), U.S. comedian. Fatherhood, ch. 1 (1986).)
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  • 43.
    The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.
    (Allan Bloom (1930-1992), U.S. educator, author. "Two Revolutions and Two States of Nature," pt. 2, The Closing of the American Mind (1987).)
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  • 44.
    "Home" is any four walls that enclose the right person.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 9, ed. Paul and Stanley (1903).)
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  • 45.
    Going home must be like going to render an account.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Marlow, in Lord Jim, ch. 21 (1900).)
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  • 46.
    One cleans someone else's threshold of consciousness only if one's own home is dirty.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 47.
    Home again, I can groan, scratch, and talk to myself.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 48.
    I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Rambler (London, July 23, 1751), no. 141.)
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  • 49.
    flight from tyranny does not of itself insure a safe asylum, far less a happy home.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "The Encantadas" (1854), sketch tenth, The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).)
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  • 50.
    Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
    (Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), British poet, critic. Essays in Criticism, preface, First Series (1865). Referring to Oxford University; see Arnold's comment on "cities.")
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