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Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 61.
    Not always can flowers, pearls, poetry, protestations, nor even home in another heart, content the awful soul that dwells in clay.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Love," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 62.
    Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
    (James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 13, "Nausicaa," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986). Leopold Bloom on the basic Joycean plot.)
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  • 63.
    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.)
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  • 64.
    A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full numbers.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Leonato, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 1, sc. 1, l. 8-9. On a battle won with almost no loss of life.)
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  • 65.
    It is after we get home that we really go over the mountain, if ever.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, November 16, 1857, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 321, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 66.
    Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.
    (Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "Breaking Chains and Encouraging Life," Ms. (New York, April 1980).)
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  • 67.
    Far travel, very far travel, or travail, comes near to the worth of staying at home.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 17, 1844, to Isaac Hecker, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 408, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 68.
    You called me, and I came home to your heart.
    (Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 171). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).)
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  • 69.
    If America does not wish to end her days in the same nursing home as Britannia she had best end this geo-babble about new world orders. Our war, the Cold War, is over. It is time for America to come home.
    (Patrick Buchanan (b. 1938), U.S. journalist, broadcaster, presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996. Observer (London, Dec. 15, 1991).)
  • 70.
    It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.
    (Elsie De Wolfe (1865-1950), British actor, hostess. The House in Good Taste, ch. 1 (1920).)
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