Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
"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).)
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).)
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).)
Home again, I can groan, scratch, and talk to myself.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Rambler (London, July 23, 1751), no. 141.)
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).)
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.")
Your praise is come too swiftly home before you.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Adam, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 2, l. 9.
Orland's good reputation has made his brother hate him.)