Quotations About / On: HOME
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.)
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).)
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).)
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
(Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Tigg, in Martin Chuzzlewit, ch. 27 (1844).)
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).)
Travelling carries me to the surface, away from the deeps of home-thoughts.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
(Robert Neelly Bellah (20th century), U.S. professor of sociology and author. Habits of the Heart, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1985).)
The land of joy, the lovely glades of the fortunate woods and the home of the blest.
(Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 638 (19 B.C.), trans. by David West (1991).
Referring to the Elysian Fields, a stop on Aeneas's journey to the Underworld.)
Television has brought back murder into the homewhere it belongs.
(Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Observer (London, Dec. 19, 1965).)
I would have gone home to my mother, but I'm not that crazy about my mother.
(Cher (20th century), U.S. entertainer and actoress. As quoted in The Mother Book, by Liz Smith (1978).)