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Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 51.
    Victory is gay only back home. Up front it is joyless.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. film actor. "Victory," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    Mr. Fitzgerald—I believe that is how he spells his name—seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
    (Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), U.S. writer. quoted in Nancy Milford, Zelda, pt. 2, ch. 7 (1970). "The Beautiful and the Damned," Tribune (New York, April 2, 1922). review of F. Scott Fitzgerald. "On one page," she elaborated, "I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage.")
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  • 54.
    Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Observer (London, August 1, 1982).)
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  • 55.
    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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  • 56.
    Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 65 (1951).)
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  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    While I play the good husband at home, my son and his servant spend all at the university.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Vincentio, in The Taming of the Shrew, act 5, sc. 1, l. 68-70. Mistakenly thinking his son Lucentio is a spendthrift; "good husband" = careful manager.)
  • 59.
    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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  • 60.
    Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, August 24, 1797, to Franz Kirms.)
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