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Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 71.
    As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, April 17, 1778 (1791).)
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  • 72.
    A home without a cat—and a wellfed, wellpetted and properly revered cat—may be a home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins, ch. 1 (1894).)
  • 73.
    New York, home of the vivisectors of the mind, and of the mentally vivisected still to be reassembled, of those who live intact, habitually wondering about their states of sanity, and home of those whose minds have been dead, bearing the scars of resurrection.
    (Muriel Spark (b. 1918), British novelist. The Hothouse by the East River, ch. 1 (1973).)
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  • 74.
    The woman is the home. That's where she used to be, and that's where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home—will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because then he becomes one of the children.
    (Marguerite Duras (b. 1914), French author, filmmaker. "House and Home," Practicalities (1987, trans. 1990).)
  • 75.
    It is suicide to be abroad. But what is it to be at home, Mr. Tyler, what is it to be at home? A lingering dissolution.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First edition, 1958. Mrs. Rooney, in "All That Fall," reprinted in Krapp's Last Tape, p. 39, Grove Press (1960).)
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  • 76.
    We spend all day broadcasting on the radio and TV telling people back home what's happening here. And we learn what's happening here by spending all day monitoring the radio and TV broadcasts from back home.
    (P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "Gulf Diary," entry for January 31, 1991, Give War A Chance (1992, first published in Rolling Stone).)
  • 77.
    Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman.
    (Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author; born in China. Of Men and Women, ch. 8 (1941).)
  • 78.
    Tara! Home. I'll go home, and I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day!
    (Sidney Howard (1891-1939), U.S. screenwriter. Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), Gone With The Wind, immediately before the film's fade-out (1939).)
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  • 79.
    However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
    (Robert Neelly Bellah (20th century), U.S. professor of sociology and author. Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985).)
  • 80.
    The home is a woman's natural background.... From the beginning I tried to have the policy of the store reflect as nearly as it was possible in the commercial world, those standards of comfort and grace which are apparent in a lovely home.
    (Hortense Odlum (1892-?), U.S. businesswoman. A Woman's Place, ch. 7 (1939). A longtime homemaker, Odlum had assumed the presidency of Bonwit Teller, a women's store in New York City, at the request of her husband, who had a financial interest in it. Though she had never held a job before, she saved the failing store and guided it to prosperity.)
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