Quotes About Homecoming

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Charles Dickens
“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”
Charles Dickens

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.”
Cindy Ross

John Irving
“When time passes, it's the people who knew you whom you want to see; they're the ones you can talk to. When enough time passes, what's it matter what they did to you?”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

Walker Percy
“It's one thing to develop a nostalgia for home while you're boozing with Yankee writers in Martha's Vineyard or being chased by the bulls in Pamplona. It's something else to go home and visit with the folks in Reed's drugstore on the square and actually listen to them. The reason you can't go home again is not because the down-home folks are mad at you--they're not, don't flatter yourself, they couldn't care less--but because once you're in orbit and you return to Reed's drugstore on the square, you can stand no more than fifteen minutes of the conversation before you head for the woods, head for the liquor store, or head back to Martha's Vineyard, where at least you can put a tolerable and saving distance between you and home. Home may be where the heart is but it's no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.”
Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

John le Carré
“Home's where you go when you run out of homes.”
John le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy

“As truth be told, homecoming never gets old.”

Ella Fox
“Is that actually you or am I dreaming again?”
Ella Fox, Broken Hart

Faraaz Kazi
“There is no home as comfortable as your father's arms and no bed as soft as your mother's lap.”
Faraaz Kazi

Ellis Peters
“If ever you do go back, what is it you want of Evesham?"

"Do I know? [...] The silence, it might be ... or the stillness. To have no more running to do ... to have arrived, and have no more need to run. The appetite changes. Now I think it would be a beautiful thing to be still.”
Ellis Peters, A Rare Benedictine

Sharon Sant
“With the warmth of an alien sun on his back, Jacob took a deep breath at the door and knocked.”
Sharon Sant, The Young Moon

Miguel Syjuco
“I'm home and safe and filled with the comfort of being somewhere I've already been. The ruckus of homecoming is brutally enjoyable and everyone makes me feel like a champion. And all I had to do was stay away long enough.”
Miguel Syjuco, Ilustrado

“Often I would hear other people ask, “When will I be normal again?”

What you don’t often hear is a blunt truth: things will never be normal again. Not the “old" normal at least. You have to invent the new normal.
I knew that I needed to take an honest appraisal of my life. Were my problems really bigger than me? Of course not. That’s why I remained in constant motion. Resistance to life’s changes meant death. No matter how depressing and bleak my past looked, I knew that I needed to keep moving and adapting in order to survive.”
Michelle Dallocchio

Rachel Neumeier
“Trei did not stay to look out at the city, but went to find his cousin. He went smiling, and with a lightness to his step almost as though he were flying, for he felt at last that he had, indeed come home.”
Rachel Neumeier, The Floating Islands

Bernhard Schlink
“Ne ispada li, onda, da je egzistencijalni umor rezultat premalog, a ne prevelikog angažovanja? Postajemo li umorni usled toga što olakšavamo sebi situaciju, a ne stoga što je otežavamo?”
Bernhard Schlink, Homecoming

Tom Perrotta
“They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.”
Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers

Scott McClanahan
“I didn't say anything and walked away. I walked home and I started praying a prayer.

I prayed, Thank you Lord for making blind people blind and deaf people, deaf, but thank you Lord for letting me see and hear.

Thank you Lord for letting me listen to a song and sing along.

Thank you Lord for letting me hear my mother speak and say "I love you."

And thank you for letting me see.

Thank you Lord for letting me see Mountains.

Thank you for letting me see a smile smiled.

And thank you Lord for this beautiful light.

There was a secret I knew about all of this life. The secret was this. I enjoyed it.”
Scott McClanahan, Hill William

Scott McClanahan
“I walked up to the side of the mountain like I used to do when I was a little boy. I looked out over Rainelle and watched it shine. The coal trucks and the logging trucks were still gunning it through town. They were still clear cutting the mountains and cutting the coal from the ground. Then I heard my mother calling and it was like I was a child again.”
Scott McClanahan, Hill William

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