Hometown Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hometown" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Dorothy Parker
“London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.”
Dorothy Parker

Rebecca Wells
“Because I miss them. Because I need them. Because I love them.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

تركي الحمد
“قد يعيش الإنسان في بلد منذ الخروج من الرحم وحتى الولوج في اللحد ، ولكنه يبقى عابرًا في زمان عابر”
تركي الحمد, العدامة

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“He should have seen this coming, but he hadn't. Of course she wouldn't want to move back to Wynette after everything that had happened to her there. But what about his family, his friends, his roots, which stretched so deep into that rocky soil he'd become part of it?”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Call Me Irresistible

“How strange it is to view a town you grew up in, not in wonderment through the eyes of youth, but with the eyes of a historian on the way things were.”
Marvin Allan Williams

Gabriel García Márquez
“For the city, his city, stood unchanging on the edge of time: the same burning dry city of his nocturnal terrors and the solitary pleasures of puberty, where flowers rusted and salt corroded, where nothing had happened for four centuries except a slow aging among withered laurels and putrefying swamps. In winter sudden devastating downpours flooded the latrines and turned the streets into sickening bogs. In summer an invisible dust as harsh as red-hot chalk was blown into even the best-protected corners of the imagination by mad winds that took the roofs off the houses and carried away children through the air.”
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Alyse M. Gardner
“This isn’t then though. This is my hometown. A place where your business aired to the public, and often before the newspaper ever got a hold of it. A place where a façade was an art.”
Alyse M. Gardner, Slayers

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“Once I had put enough distance between myself and where I grew up, I started to see its beauty. I started to see it the way outsiders do - maybe because I had become an outsider.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves

Sue Monk Kidd
“I was not sorry for loving Charleston or for leaving it. Geography had made me who I was.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings

Israelmore Ayivor
“Live life so well that, even if you die, the empty seats behind you will tell the story that, "yea, this soul did what God sent him/her to do". Give life and hope into your family, village, community, country, continent and the world at large. You can do it!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Kafū Nagai
“Oh, but once one has returned to the land of one's birth – there is no place more constricting – one's surroundings no longer permit such freedom, and one can no longer simply transcend the demands of social position.”
Kafū Nagai, Three Japanese Short Stories

“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

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

Savannah Brown
“you’ll find the buildings taller, that
the halls are full of ghosts
but everything still here is
what you remember most”
Savannah Brown

Sol Luckman
“True, beneath the human façade, I was an interloper, an alien whose ship had crashed beyond hope of repair in the backwoods of Southern Appalachia—but at least I’d learned to walk and talk enough like the locals to be rejected as one of their own.”
Sol Luckman, Beginner's Luke

Margaret Atwood
“The fact is that I hate this city. I've hated it so long I can hardly remember feeling any other way about it.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

Krzysztof Pacyński
“Where are you from exactly?” he asked his state-based colleague, after exchanging first pleasantries.
“Gulf Shores.” Paul replied.
“I know we’re at the Gulf shore,” Garry said. “But where exactly?”
“Gulf Shores is a place.”
“Where’s Gulf Shores?” Garry went on with questioning, feeling increasingly silly.
“Baldwin County.”
“Where’s Baldwin County?”
Krzysztof Pacyński, A perfect Patricide: Part 1

Tim Kreider
“I still feel at home in Baltimore in a way I will never feel anywhere else – part of the definition of home being a place you don’t belong anymore.”
Tim Kreider

Tim Kreider
“I still feel at home in Baltimore in a way I will never feel anywhere else—part of the definition of home being a place you don’t belong anymore.”
Tim Kreider

Israelmore Ayivor
“You are what you think. Before you succeed physically, it had been done mentally. The hometown of both victory and defeat is the mind of a person.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Michelle Huneven
“At one point, Jack was enlisted to move Red from his aunt Maude’s house in Redlands to his grandma Iris’s house in Pomona.”
Michelle Huneven, Round Rock

Vũ Bằng
“Không ai dời đặng non, không ai chia đặng nước, thế thì tháng một ở Bắc Việt, tất nhiên vẫn rét, mưa tháng một ở Bắc Việt tất nhiên vẫn riêu riêu. Và nghĩ đến như thế thì bảo không yêu Bắc Việt làm sao cho được?
Mưa rét thì khổ, khổ nhất cho người nghèo, nhưng biết như thế mà vẫn cứ yêu bởi vì cái mưa, cái rét ấy thông thường quá, vì chỉ có Bắc Việt mới có cái mưa cái rét ấy thôi. Ai đã xa nhà, trôi nổi ở một phương trời không có nước mắm, không có phở, tương tư phở và nước mắm thế nào thì ở giữa một thành phố khét lẹt hơi người, chói chan nắng lửa, người ta cũng nhớ mưa rét tháng một ở quê hương mình đến thế là cùng. (Tháng Một)”
Vũ Bằng, Thương Nhớ Mười Hai

Vũ Bằng
“Thế nhưng mà thôi, nói mấy cũng là thừa, bởi vì từ xưa tới nay ai cũng biết là Bắc Việt nghèo
khổ mà Nam Việt thì phè phỡn. Phè phỡn vì Nam Việt là con cưng được trời thương, nhưng
“con ghét làm nên” có lẽ cũng là được trời thương cách khác. Nhưng dù là con thương hay con ghét thì cũng là anh em ruột thịt cho nên Nam, Bắc lúc nào cũng thương nhau, mỗi khi thấy cẳng đậu đun hạt đậu, thì hạt đậu khóc hu hu:
Cùng chung nhau một mẹ,
Đun nhau nỡ thế ru?
(Tháng Một)”
Vũ Bằng, Thương Nhớ Mười Hai