Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 61.
    She remembered home as a place where there were always too many children, a cross man and work piling up around a sick woman.
    (Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Jim Burden, in My Antonia, book III, ch. IV (1918; rev. 1926). The narrator sums up Lina Lingard's critique of home and family.)
  • 62.
    Placing the extraordinary at the center of the ordinary, as realism does, is a great comfort to us stay-at-homes.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 63.
    Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
    (Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986), U.S. composer, lyricist. Jerry (Gene Kelly), An American In Paris (1951).)
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  • 64.
    My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.
    (Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Speech, July 20, 1919, Chamber of Deputies. Discours de Guerre (1968).)
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  • 65.
    If women's role in life is limited solely to housewife/mother, it clearly ends when she can no longer bear more children and the children she has borne leave home.
    (Betty Friedan (20th century), U.S. feminist writer. The Fountain of Age, ch. 4 (1993).)
  • 66.
    Gladstone in Great Britain and Parnell in Ireland, under the watchword, "Home Rule for Ireland," are fighting the battle of self-government for all mankind.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 289, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to S.F. Forbes and Charles J. Kirschner (July 10, 1886).)
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  • 67.
    Justice shines in very smoky homes, and honors the righteous; but the gold-spangled mansions where the hands are unclean she leaves with eyes averted.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 773.)
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  • 68.
    Women's eyes are wanderers, and too often bring home guests that are very troublesome to them, and whom, once introduced, they cannot get out of the house.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Sir Charles Grandison, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 3, letter 2, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
  • 69.
    Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Martin Chuzzlewit, ch. 35 (1844).)
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  • 70.
    His Majesty's Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
    (A.J. (Arthur James) Balfour (1848-1930), British statesman. Letter, November 2, 1917. This document, which became known as the "Balfour Declaration," committed British support for a Jewish national home in Palestine.)
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