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Quotations for Deployment
and Coming Home
NOTE: Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors. —ღ Terri, March 2021
For there we loved, and where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts...
~Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894), "Homesick in Heaven," 1872
Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye? ~Author unknown
who will ask
what was war?"
~Eve Merriam (1916–1992), "Fantasia," Finding a Poem, 1970
Homecoming means coming home to what is in your heart. ~Author unknown
Half of my heart is deployed. ~Author unknown
Let us thank God... that we can love our friends, our brothers and our sisters, and weep when they are gone, and smile at their return. It is indeed a joy which we are blest to know. ~Emily Dickinson, letter to brother, 1854
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. ~Frederick Buechner
The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. ~Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. ~Carl Sandburg
Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle, rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong true love can be. ~Author unknown
Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. ~Author unknown
He who abides far away from his home,
Is ever longing for the day he shall return.
~Rumi, translated by Edward Henry Whinfield
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen
So sweetly she bade me adieu,
I thought that she bade me return.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age. ~John Dryden
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven. ~Tryon Edwards
Where is the good in goodbye? ~Meredith Willson, The Music Man
A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who could bear it? ~Nicholas Rowe
Missing someone gets easier every day because even though it's one day further from the last time you saw each other, it's one day closer to the next time you will. ~Author unknown
In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. ~Hans Nouwens
I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
But what a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world! I pray that on this day, when only peace and good-will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may fill the hearts of our enemies and turn them to peace. ~Robert E. Lee, letter to wife, Christmas Day, 1862
First, freedom is never free; in fact, it has always been bought at great cost, whether on the battlefield, in the legislative assembly, in the law courts, in the schoolroom, or in synagogues, temples or churches. Also, it is never self-perpetuating, but has had to be rewon again and again... ~Author unknown, 1960s
Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. ~Lamartine
A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it's you and me together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart. ~Author unknown
[M]emory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you wish to never lose. ~Bob Brush
We only part to meet again. ~John Gay
Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. ~Jean Paul Richter
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~Author unknown
Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? ~Richard Bach
What shall I do with all the days and hours
That must be counted ere I see thy face?
How shall I charm the interval that lowers
Between this time and that sweet time of grace?
~Frances Anne Kemble
One kind kiss before we part,
Drop a tear, and bid adieu;
Though we sever, my fond heart
Till we meet shall pant for you.
Draft beer, not people. ~Attributed to Bob Dylan
Weave in faith and God will find the thread. ~Author unknown
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
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