Hometown Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hometown quotes, hometown sayings, and hometown proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


My childhood-home I see again, and gladden with the view; and still as mem'ries crowd my brain, there's sadness in it, too.     

Abraham Lincoln

Thank God for hometowns and all the love that makes them go around. Thank God for the county lines that welcome you back in when you were dying to get out.      

Hillary Lindsey

We all have hometown appetites. Every other person is a bundle of longing for the simplicities of good taste once enjoyed on the farm or in the hometown left behind.     

Clementine Paddleford

When the city was on the verge of bankruptcy in the early seventies, each time I saw a graffiti-covered subway car, I felt like crying--the graffiti seemed to me a realistic symbol that my hometown, if New York City can be called a hometown, was really going down the drain.     

Felix Cuervo

The town where I grew up has a zip code of E-I-E-I-O.     

Martin Mull

I don't really know what I am, or where I'm from. I just know I'm not from here.     

Marc Bolan

To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and I have passed from a young to an old man.     

Abraham Lincoln

I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old man. I’d sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town. He'd tousle my hair and say son take a good look around. This is your hometown.     

Bruce Springsteen

Take me back again to my hometown, I wanna hear again that sweet old sound the only happiness I ever found is back in my hometown.     

Mike Curb

Years ago in my hometown I was a headstrong girl and a heart-strong one. We'd ride all summer with the top rolled down through the sleepy streets of that Jersey town.      

Mary Chapin Carpenter

There's something that happens to you when you come back to your hometown.     

Joseph Dougherty

Hometown is like my quilts. Sometimes when you are in sweet dreams, you don't feel it's comfortable.     

Yao Ming

Our true birthplace is that in which we cast for the first time an intelligent eye on ourselves. My first homelands were my books.     

Marguerite Yourcenar

I don't care if I'm playing and living somewhere else. Michigan is where I grew up, and it's where I had my first foundation event. It's where I'll continue to keep the foundation going.     

Derek Jeter