Quotations About / On:
Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).)
She remembered home as a place where there were always too many children, a cross man and work piling up around a sick woman.
(Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Jim Burden, in My Antonia, book III, ch. IV (1918; rev. 1926).
The narrator sums up Lina Lingard's critique of home and family.)
Placing the extraordinary at the center of the ordinary, as realism does, is a great comfort to us stay-at-homes.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
(Lucille Ball (1911-1989), U.S. comedian. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).)
Every man needs two women, a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.
(Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Gildas Hearne, in The Message to the Planet, pt. 1 (1989).)
His Majesty's Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
(A.J. (Arthur James) Balfour (1848-1930), British statesman. Letter, November 2, 1917.
This document, which became known as the "Balfour Declaration," committed British support for a Jewish national home in Palestine.)
... here I am on board the Pacific, bound for America, having left home and all the world behind.
(Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress. Journal of a Residence in America, entry for August 1, 1832 (1835).)
Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Virago (1992). Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings, "My Father's House," New Society (1976).)
Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized.
(Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), U.S. author, editor, feminist, and social reformer. Women and Economics, ch. 10 (1898).)
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).)