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Quotations for Homecomings
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
There are no times like the old times, —
they shall never be forgot!
There is no place like the old place, —
keep green the dear old spot!
There are no friends like our old friends,
— may Heaven prolong their lives!...
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, "No Time Like the Old Time," 1865
The next best thing to the enjoyment of a good time, is the recollection of it. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882
How powerful is the spell of home! ~Silas X. Floyd (1869–1923), "Home, Sweet Home," Floyd's Flowers: or, Duty and Beauty for Colored Children, 1905
What is the charm that makes old things so sweet? ~Sarah Doudney, "Between the Lights," 1875
Homecoming unites the past and the present. ~Author unknown
We only part to meet again. ~John Gay
My dear, dear Friend... in thy voice I catch
The language of my former heart...
~William Wordsworth, lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey, on revisiting the banks of the Wye during a tour, 1798 July 13th
It was as if some silver chime had waked a chord in his memory. ~Florence Bone (1875–1971), The Morning of To‑Day, 1907
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau, letter to Lidian Jackson Emerson, 1843 May 22nd
It's the prayer of the wandering, storm-tossed soul...
When we go home again!
~Esther M. Clark Hill, "Home," in Kansas City Star, 1920
Kindred hearts no distance parts. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897
These were the archives of the history of his own heart. ~Max Nordau (1849–1923), "The Art of Growing Old," How Women Love and Other Tales (Soul Analysis), translated from the German by an unnamed translator, 1896 [drawers of photos, letters, and other memories —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]
Forgotten days of long ago,
I wonder where you are!
And if perchance we'll meet again
On some far-distant star!
~George Elliston, "Forgotten Days," Everyday Poems, 1921
Life flings miles and years between us,
It is true,—
But brings never to me dearer
Friends than you!
~Dorothy Scarborough, Humorous Ghost Stories, 1921
Ah, how good it feels!
The hand of an old friend.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christus: A Mystery, 1872
Notice how your memories nest, one inside another — so close-fitting that you can't peel one free without releasing others. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com
Say what you want about aging, it's still the only way to have old friends. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.
~William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"
A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000. ~Leonard L. Levinson
Homecoming means coming home to what is in your heart. ~Author Unknown
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven. ~Tryon Edwards
ACADEME, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
ACADEMY, n. (from academe). A modern school where football is taught.
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet...
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, 1812
[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
Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. ~John Ed Pearce
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley
October gave a party... ~George Cooper, "October’s Party"
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby
What we remember from childhood we remember forever — permanent ghosts, stamped, imprinted, eternally seen. ~Cynthia Ozick, 1985
We're fools whether or not we dance, so we may as well dance. ~Author unknown
Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. ~Doug Larson
Homecoming means football, festivities, and friendship. ~Author Unknown
For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other. ~Millard Fuller
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
Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. ~Jean de Boufflers
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. ~Seneca
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~Owens Lee Pomeroy
The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. ~Ellie Rodriguez, @sapphiremoon13, December 2009 winner of The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden
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