Homecoming Quotes

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

Robert Frost
“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”
Robert Frost

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

Emily Dickinson
“Wild Nights—Wild Nights!
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile—the winds—
To a heart in port—
Done with the compass—
Done with the chart!

Rowing in Eden—
Ah, the sea!
Might I but moor— Tonight—
In thee!”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems

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

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

“The memories come back
like the rainbow after the rain
with all the hues and shades of color
and an unending train
the bougainvillea tree nearby my parents house where I grew up
did not ask me my name
she embraced me as she had done
in my schooldays in every way the same
the little squirrel just now
tip-toed down the lane
looking at the spectacle
unfolding in the rain
after all these years
I have come back to my parents home
the clouds have different shapes
but the air smells the same ...”
Avijeet Das

Clemence McLaren
“Aloha. It meant welcome and homecoming. It meant love.”
Clemence McLaren, Dance for the Land

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

Martin Heidegger
“All the poems of the poet who has entered into his poethood are poems of homecoming.”
Martin Heidegger, Existence And Being

David Eddings
“You've been away from home too long if you can get lost on the way from the harbor to the palace.”
David Eddings, Pawn of Prophecy

V.J. Campilan
“Why come back to this empty house, and this Manila with a strange face; the one I never knew? All those lonely islands. They will keep afloat without me.”
V.J. Campilan, All My Lonely Islands

Charles Ringma
“Because we cannot repair the loss of years away, homecomings are almost always conflicted. We are not longer at "home" in our former familiar place. And we do not live between two or more cultures, but rather in both. We are neither fully away, nor fully home.

In the pain of this tension, there is a strange blessing, a nudge that helps us to realise the fundamental sojourner status of our human existence. Life moves towards death. And for the Christian, there is the sense that this world as it is now is not our final home. Having made the return, our pilgrim status in the journey of faith becomes even more evident. This reminds us that in some strange way we are too early for heaven and too late for this world.”
Charles Ringma, Sabbath Time: a hermitage journey of retreat, return & communion

André Aciman
“Was he my home, then, my homecoming? You are my homecoming. When I’m with you and we’re well together, there is nothing more I want. You make me like who I am, who I become when you’re with me. If there is any truth in the world, it lies when I’m with you, and if I find the courage to speak my truth to you one day, remind me to light a candle in thanksgiving at every altar in Rome.”
André Aciman

Lauren Willig
“Amy read Ovid and Virgil and Aristophanes and Homer. She read dry histories and scandalous love poetry (her governesses, who had little Latin and less Greek, naïvely assumed that anything in a classical tongue must be respectable), but mostly she returned again and again to The Odyssey.
Odysseus had fought to go home, and so would Amy.”
Lauren Willig, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

Iris Murdoch
“Here I am, after all, welcome home, I'm yours. To which Henry replied: When I wanted you you were not mine, when I needed you you rejected me. Why should I cherish you now?”
Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato

Knut Hamsun
“Slig jubel og henrykkelse har Kristiania vel aldrig før været i, som da Grønlandsfarerne kom tilbage. Sexti Tusing Mennesker modtog dem på Bryggen, femti Tusind fulgte dem til hotellet, ti Tusind raabte niti Tusind hurra, en gammel pensjoneret Oberst fra Kampen skreg sig simpelthen ihjel på Stedet.”
Knut Hamsun

“You are greater than any book; for the Infinite Wisdom of Creator lives within YOU.”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

“When you are hard on others, they split. When you are hard on yourself, you split. Then you are left in pieces.”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

“As you view matter at a subtler and subtler levels, you will realize that there is no such thing as a thing, and that unit you were looking for isn't a thing after all, but a relationship.”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

“As you view matter at a subtler and subtler levels, you will realize that there is no such thing as a thing after all, but a relationship.”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

“Consciously connecting to the Soul is what will 'save' you and the world.”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

“True devotion is when you lose yourself so much in Christ that what you know as you dies and is reborn.”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

“You don't go to Heaven when you die. You get there when you live!”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

“When you retire for the evening, do you try to go to sleep, or do you fall asleep? Huge difference – huge result. Awaken to that and you will rest in peace.”
Keith Anthony Blanchard, Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The wind taught me never to forget old friends, by blowing them back to me.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“When you leave you must remember to come back for the others. A circle, understand? You will always be Esperanza. You will always be Mango Street. You can't erase what you know. You can't forget who you are.”
Sandra Cisnerossneros

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