Returning Home Quotes

Quotes tagged as "returning-home" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Bruce Coville
“Hearts grow hard and weary. Pain spreads, and joy diminishes. Those who hated you hate you still, but those who loved you, or would have loved you, or wanted to love you but never had the chance, are being scraped hollow by a loss they don't understand. Come home. Please come home. We are withering without you.”
Bruce Coville, Dark Whispers

Robert Walser
“My cheeks are red hot,
my lip still trembles,
because I sent my heart
to speak; every word of it
delusional and awkward,
an exuberance, an abrupt sound.
That's how I spoke, oh, it still
shows on my hot cheeks
I'm now carrying home.
I look down at the snow
and walk past many houses,
past many hedges, many trees,
the snow adorns hedge, tree and house.
I walk on, staring down
at the snow, on my cheeks
nothing but red-hot memory
reminding me of my wild talk.”
Robert Walser, Oppressive Light: Selected Poems by Robert Walser

Siri Hustvedt
“Old places fire the internal weather of our pasts. The mild winds, aching calms, and hard storms of forgotten emotions return to us when we return to the spots where they happened.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Sorrows of an American

“They Served

...reliving memories
that will not die
giving their all
for you and I -
friends taken
lives shaken...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Alida Nugent
“Being at home was like a mattress to fall back on with the smallest of peas on the bottom, just large enough to bother the princess. I was damn lucky that I had a place to call home, but I didn't like the feeling of stealing my parents food and being unable to tell them when I could ever afford my own.”
Alida Nugent, Don't Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething's (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood

Ian McEwan
“She had not thought it would be so easy to slip into the old roles. Cambridge had changed her fundamentally and she thought she was immune. No one in her family, however, noticed the transformation in her, and she was not able to resist the power of their habitual expectations.”
Ian McEwan

Aishabella Sheikh
“Returning to my dreams was like returning to home after a long time of being away - everything was exactly the same as you left it, except infinitely better.”
Aishabella Sheikh, Entwined

Anthony Marra
“By that point a career change was beyond consideration; he was a bottle, thrown to the sea, into which the villagers had folded their wishes, and though he was willing to give up on himself, he wasn’t willing to let down those who believed he could carry them over the water.”
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Christie Valentine Powell
“Home is what you make, not what you find”
Christie Valentine Powell, The Spectra Uprooted

“I want to be so successful that one day my mom never has to buy a thing for herself again”
Chrisper Malamsha