Quotations About / On: HOME

  • 11.
    'This world is but a temporary home, our life is the path, the road to our home, but it takes the right path to get there and it takes going down some hard roads to make it home.'
    (Adam M. Snow)
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  • 12.
    Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal. The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its master. I will perfect my own race of people, a race of atomic supermen, which will conquer the world.
    (Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1922-1978), U.S. director,screenwriter. Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Dr. Eric Vornoff (Bela Lugosi), Bride of the Monster, reacting to Dr. Strowsky's offer for him to return from exile, now that his experiments have proven successful (1955).)
  • 13.
    The old coat that I wear is Concord; it is my morning robe and study gown, my working dress and suit of ceremony, and my nightgown after all. Cleave to the simplest ever. Home,—home,—home. Cars sound like cares to me.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, September 27, 1855, to Daniel Ricketson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 262, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 14.
    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Strong Opinions, ch. 3 (1973).)
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  • 15.
    So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
    (Cornelius Nepos (1st century B.C.), Roman historian, biographer. "Atticus," Lives.)
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  • 16.
    Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark.
    (O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. Quoted in O. Henry Biography, ch. 9, Charles Alphonso Smith (1916). Last words, quoting a 1907 song by Harry Williams.)
  • 17.
    Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
    (Washington Irving (1783-1859), U.S. author. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. "Rip Van Winkle," (1819-1820).)
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  • 18.
    There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 2 (1872).)
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  • 19.
    Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Tigg, in Martin Chuzzlewit, ch. 27 (1844).)
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  • 20.
    When I go out, I hope to leave the worst of myself at home.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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