Quotations About / On:
I'd rather be homesick than home.
(Leo Vroman (b. 1915), Dutch American biologist. "Indian Summer," 262 Poems (1974), trans. by the author.)
As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. Ecce Homo, "Why I Am So Clever," sct. 5 (1888).)
The stage was our school, our home, our life.
(Lillian Gish (1893-1993), U.S. actress. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me, ch. 7 (1969).
Describing her and her sister Dorothy's (1898-1968) childhood experiences as theatrical performers. Later, they would become movie stars.)
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.)
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.)
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).)
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).)